Archive for 2010

hCG / hhCG Facts

There is no actual hCG in the homeopathic hhCG. None. It’s just expensive water and alcohol. The amount of hCG in the injections is insignificant and will not cause any effect on the body whatsoever. This was confirmed by an alleged doctor that prescribes hCG. The injectable hCG is RX, which means that a prescription […]


HCG Diet Rules

There are many crazy diets out there but hCG must be one of the most bizarre. The basic concept is simple. Eat 500 calories of non-fat foods. Who wouldn’t lose weight on such a diet? Starvation will result in weight loss. Always. There is more to the diet than the simple starvation rule though. Basically: […]


Homeopathic hCG

I wrote about the HCG diet a while ago. My conclusion at that time was that the hCG itself has no effect on weight loss. Eating only 500 calories per day for 23 – 40 days is what produces weight loss. Who wouldn’t lose weight on 500 calories per day? But the hCG proponents insist […]


Zero Carb Ice Cream

Is there such a thing? According to the Leader of the zero carb forum, ZIOH, there is. While this board has been very strict in their food allowances, the rules change once again when the Leader decides that he wants ice cream. This is the same Leader that unregistered a member when she posted about […]


Chocolate as a Health Food

No, it’s not a joke. Newspapers (like Businessweek)  have articles today where they refer to a review of existing research that suggests that chocolate may lower your risk of stroke. Of the three studies reviewed, one found no significant association between chocolate consumption and risk of stroke. But another found that the stroke rate was […]


Pure Zero Carb Diet

The Leader at ZIOH calls his version of Zero Carb, a “Pure Zero Carb” diet. It’s not really clear what this is anymore as the diet advice on ZIOH is constantly changing. Previously, the recommendations followed what the Leader presently was eating but the last couple of days, mere members have gotten more of a […]


Is a Zero Carb Diet Sustainable?

I have made a few blog posts concerning the practices on a Zero Carb forum, but I have largely refrained from voicing my opinion about the diet as such. However, some recent posts in a thread on Active Lowcarber (ALC) make it obvious that ZC does not work for everyone, despite what the ZC guru […]


Zero Carb Attracts Anorexics

Already from the start of the Zero Carb forum, there was a large number of members that were trying to recover from Eating Disorders. The proportion of ED’ers as compared to other dieters seems to have kept on increasing so now the entire board gives the impression of an “ED recovery zone.” I can understand […]