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Food Fad: Tell Me You Didn’t Do the HCG Diet! [VIDEO]

Robyn Openshaw - Apr 30, 2016 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Beware. In this new video, I share why you want to stay away from this fad: HCG.

You know people who took HCG to lose weight, right? It’s right up there with fen-phen, Olestra, and so many other man-made debacles trying to get us out of doing the work of getting to our ideal weight.

So the FDA kinda-sorta banned HCG for being the fraud that it is. But, some hucksters are still trying to sell versions of it under “homeopathic” labels on Amazon. Beware. In this new video, I share why you want to stay away from this fad.

(And the others that will inevitably come down the pike, trying to manipulate metabolism. Weight loss is a mega-billion-dollar industry, and those who are vulnerable to claims and hype suffer the most. Time to get educated about HCG, if you don’t know what a racket it is!)

Certain laws are immutable. There’s no way around those laws to ditch some extra weight. We need to eat a bit less and replace processed foods with natural ones—and break a sweat every day!

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18 thoughts on “Food Fad: Tell Me You Didn’t Do the HCG Diet! [VIDEO]”

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  1. Jessica Willmore says:

    Hi Robin, I have a question about like spinach and kale and collard greens. I have been told by a lady who does nutrition, that you should quickly blanch your spinach and kale and other collard greens before you put them in smoothies because it will stop your body from absorbing Iron. Is this true?

    1. Robyn says:

      Jessica, no! old wives’ tale. all that does is kill enzymes.

      1. Jessica Willmore says:

        Thank You

    2. UpstateNYFriend says:

      People say that because of the oxalic acid. I’ve heard some people are sensitive to that.

  2. DEAN HAMILTON says:

    Where’s the follow-up to “I Love Doctors…but” post… you indicated that your next post would be related, and that you’d also be posting from two MD friends… but this doesn’t seem like it it follows… am I missing something?

    1. Robyn says:

      sorry, Dean, I have three more posts….stay tuned, good snag!

  3. Lynne P. says:

    Robyn, You mentioned that HcG can cause cells to grow. Do you think this also happens when the body is flooded with HcG from a pregnancy?

    1. Robyn says:

      Lynne, the body’s natural production of HCG when you’re in your first trimester of pregnancy is a good and natural thing. It’s when you’re taking a synthetic and you’re NOT pregnant that it’s dangerous, IMO.

  4. Allyson says:

    I have an un food related questiom, I am a video follower of yours and the Dressing your Truth program, and it looks like you are mostly in type 3 colors, are you a Dressing your Truth …. dresser?

    1. Darcia says:

      She is google her and Carol m

    2. Robyn says:

      Allyson, I’m doing better about dressing my truth! I did have Carol’s personal shopper buy me all type 3 stuff….if you look in the blog a couple of months ago, or on Carol’s site, you can see my latest “makeover” by the DYT team!

  5. stef says:

    Talk about fear mongering. I’ve done the HCG diet 3 times and lost 12 lbs each round (25 days each) that I was not able to lose via juicing, raw eating, healthy eating, exercise, etc because of my thyroid issue.

    1. Janet says:

      I also have done HCG I lost 45 lbs. and felt great the entire time. I know others who did not do well on HCG, so I guess you just need to know and listen to your own body, and do your research.

  6. Kim Smith says:

    Can you please add subtitles or captions on all videos? I want to understand this video because my husband is currently going through the program. I have suspicions but this video has no captions. I’m deaf.

  7. Christy Stratton says:

    What about the doctor recommended Cornerstone diet? With the shake and the metabolic pills?

  8. Sally says:

    I agree with Stef. I have also done 3 rounds of HCG, 3 years apart, and have lost 21, 20 and 17 pounds respectively, and am at my ideal weight now. I have never been able to get there with the usual diet and exercise. I swear by it. Every time I hear criticism like this, it is obvious that the person has never dove into the scientific details about why it worked so well for so many people for so many years. I studied 5 books and all of the information I could get my hands on before starting this. There are some excellent resources out there for help. It has been driven underground because it actually works, and threatens the profits of the diet industry. But it is not for everyone, not everyone has the discipline for it. Bottom line is, different diets work for different people, and we should have freedom of choice. That being said, I am still a huge fan of GSG, all of her books, videos, product recommendations, even bought a sauna from GSG group buy. Please don’t contribute to the fear mongering.

    1. Kathy says:

      My husband is having his HCG levels tested to help determine how his natural cancer treatments are going. Tracking the levels of HCG helps to track the progression or regression of cancer. Just saying… I think we are only fooling ourselves when we try to fool Mother Nature, better known as God’s design.

    2. clouder5 says:

      Sally, I think what Robyn is saying is that there is no quick fix for weight loss. Robyn is correct – hormones, as well as vitamins and minerals, need to be in balance. Zinc and copper balance each other. Calcium and magnesium balance each other. Estrogen and progesterone, etc. The body is miraculous at adapting, however, when it has to adapt and compensate for long periods, illness and disease result.

      In regard to the diet industry’s profits, that industry is doing extremely well. Weight loss services, such as Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, profited 6.3 billion dollars in 2015 alone. That doesn’t even include supplement sales ( What would threaten the diet industry is if people chose to lose weight eating whole foods instead of looking for the quick fix.

      And I don’t understand how this video is fear mongering. It is sharing information based on science.
      You still have a freedom of choice. What you do with the information is your choice.

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