Most Popular Diets of 2012
Number 4: HCG Diet
2011 Rank: #5
You'll have a hard time convincing anyone here at DietsInReview of any hCG merits, outside of fertility treatment. But there are legions of fans who will croon about the weight loss they've experienced thanks to this "miracle" drug. It's one of the most controversial weight loss programs in years, and it's maintained a high position on our popular list ever since its resurgence in 2009.
It works by giving yourself daily injections of hCG, a hormone produced by pregnant women, in order to manipulate your brain in to burning more fat. Meanwhile, the diet itself has you consuming no more than a dangerously low 500 calories each day. It makes you wonder where the real weight loss is coming from.
While previously only available by prescription from a doctor, or administered only in boutique medical clinics, hCG is now as accessible as your nearest Walmart or drug store.Next Prev Slide 4 / 25