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What is HCG Diet – Is it clinically proven to help faster Weight Loss?

According to Wikipedia, Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a glycoprotein hormone produced in pregnancy that is made by the developing embryo after conception and later by the syncytiotrophoblast (part of the placenta).

It has become a popular belief that usage of hCG is as an adjunct to the British endocrinologist A.T.W. Simeons’ ultra-low-calorie weight-loss diet (less than 500 calories).

Simeons, practicing at Salvator Mundi International Hospital in Rome, Italy, recommended low-dose daily hCG injections (125 IU) in combination with a customized ultra-low-calorie (500 cal/day, high-protein, low-carbohydrate/fat) diet loss of adipose tissue without loss of lean tissue. After Simeons’ death, the diet started to spread to specialized centers and via popularization by individuals, such as the controversial author Kevin Trudeau, famous for promotion of alternative therapies and treatments. Continue reading

Sharon Cuneta weight loss

Philippine actress, wife and mother Sharon Cuneta, being healthy is more important than merely losing weight to be physically attractive.

Sharon Cuneta Weight Loss Secrets
Sharon Cuneta Weight Loss Secrets

“I’ve always wanted to have a nice long walk with my children, not necessarily a marathon. It’s to keep up with them when I’m running after them, tickling them and playing with them, so that I’m not panting for breath,” says Sharon, who is mother to KC, Frankie, Miel and Miguel. Continue reading