One pubmed study concluded there was a "Hawthorne effect" only in the 1st 4 weeks of using HCG, which I think theres no reason why it wouldnt be true. naturally if you are on a performance enchancer your going to have more energy and therefore burn more calories.
Thanks, what diet are you referring to if you dont mind? Is there a Hcg diet out there???
There is but everyone here wouldn't recommend it because its a starvation diet.
HCG is supposedly meant to release 1000 calories worth of fat from the body each day, I don't know if thats true or not, again people who have been on the diet show results which suggests it would actually do that, but studies are mixed.
Someone here did mention bodybuilders in the past knew about the uses of HCG while cutting.
Im sorta on the fence with it, because 500 calories per day is bad and pubmed is more credible than most sources but its pretty much the media and the same people who stigmatize steroids who are saying its BS and the more studies I read the more I realize most studies will show the result of whatever the person is hoping for.