This is basically a medically supervised starvation diet that is very extreme. The HCG is supposed to mobilize the fat in your body providing your fuel. If everything goes right, the fat just melts off you. If stuff gets messed up, your hair falls out and you potentially damage your organs.
some people take drops (under their tongue-that's what he does) and some people take a shot per day. And then...you only eat twice a day-veggies and protein-for a total of 500 calories a day. I personally think that it's controlled anorexia but that's what he wanted to try. I can't imagine that it's healthy for anyone and especially a T1 or T2. But I need to get this weight off and I'm getting desperate. I can't seem to lost weight at all since I have been fighting with my levels.
I would not call the HCG diet a fad, and although it seems like a totally unsafe diet, it has been around a while, it does work and while it does have risk, it is probably safer than than the infamous "Kimkins" (http://kimkinssurvivors.wordpress.com/).
To read more about the HCG diet (http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/diet-fitness/weight-loss/h...). You can also look for the Simeons protocol. Given the nature of this diet, I would recommend that this only be done under the supervision of a doctor that you trust. Although you can obtain the materials and follow the protocol yourself, I would consider it unwise to do on your own.
And as a final observation. Let me caution you that drugs are perhaps the most commonly counterfeit item and should you choose to buy some HCG off the internet you are likely to get "chicken spit." Consider what you will do to yourself by attempting a 500 calorie a day starvation diet while injecting "chicken spit" in your belly.
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