2009 Diet Trends
With critics and fans lining both sides of the aisle, the HCG Diet might have been one of the most controversial dieting trends this year. HCG is most commonly known as a hormone produced by pregnant women to form the placenta. The hormone tells the hypothalamus to activate fat stores, especially important during pregnancy as it fuels the placenta.
What does this have to do with weight loss? Some people have found that by taking HCG injections while eating an extremely low calorie diet, they will experience weight loss of up to three pounds a day.