What You Should Know
HCG Spray is an oral weight loss product sold as part of the Dr. A.W. Simeons diet plan. The spray is supposed to boost weight loss, but the diet is actually what causes the dieter to lose weight. HCG is also known as human chorionic gonadotropin. The female body releases this hormone during pregnancy. There is no scientific evidence that taking HCG orally will increase metabolism or cause extreme weight loss as described on so many product websites. Dieters need to be cautious when trying products linked to extreme weight loss diets. The Dr. Simeons diet plan allows fewer than 500 calories per day. Starvation is likely to occur and the body will store fat and digest protein or muscle as a source of energy.
List of Ingredients
HCG spray and a very low calorie diet.
Most websites selling HCG spray describe the Dr. Simeons diet or a diet based on Simeons research. According to Dr. Simeons, the HCG spray forces the body to use stored fat as fuel. In some published descriptions, the HCG spray is supposed to cause 1,400 to 3,000 calories from fat to be burned daily. A total of 3,500 calories equals one-pound so we can see why the weight loss claims are so extraordinary.
Extra fat burn associated with HCG spray is one reason dieters following the 500 calorie or fewer diet do not feel hunger, according to Simeons. We found many customer reviews of the Simeons diet claiming dieters felt starved after the first two days. Starvation is not the stage of weight loss the dieter wants to achieve. At this point, the body will hold onto as much fat as possible to survive. Protein, in the form of muscle tissue, is used for energy needs in excess of food intake. HCG spray does not prevent this from happening.
The price for HCG sprays is a mystery. Most sprays are included in a weight loss clinic plan with personalized menus and weight loss meetings. In some cases, dieters can purchase the sprays separately. We found one website claiming the dieter could lose 40 pounds in 40 days for $68 – the price of the HCG spray.
- A very low calorie diet will result in weight loss.
- HCG spray is available online.
- Eating fewer than 500 calories per day is starvation.
- HCG spray will not protect muscles from being used for fuel.
- HCG does not cause fat loss.
- The product does not boost metabolism.
We found a common claim on HCG spray websites – lose 40 pounds in 40 days. There is no healthy weight loss diet on the planet that claims the dieter can lose this much weight in such a short amount of time. The diet associated with HCG sprays will cause weight loss, but it also slows metabolism and allows muscles to be burned for fuel.