Would You Inject Yourself With a Pregnancy Hormone to Lose Weight?

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Women are injecting themselves with a pregnancy hormone called hCG in order to lose weight, The New York Times reports. One dieter's theory is that "... by combining the hormone injections with a 500-calorie-a-day diet, she will achieve a kind of weight-loss nirvana: losing fat in all the right places without feeling tired or hungry."

Remember when the science of giving birth was about, well, giving birth?

This diet plan doesn't come as too much of a shock considering the lengths some people go to in order to lose weight -- eating placenta, or consuming breast milk ice cream to name a few. But, this one seems extreme.

What about you? Would you inject yourself with pregnancy hormones to lose weight? Or is that just too weird?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.