Diet Doc does not support the sale of non-prescription internet hCG for weight loss and attempts to clarify the dangers for those who buy hCG online
Omaha, NE -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/20/2015 -- Certain phenomena gain popularity based largely on the enormous presence on the internet without other reliable resources in place to clarify misconceptions. The hCG diet and hCG weight loss protocol is an obvious example. Over the last few years, marketing and websites promoting the use of hCG for weight loss have grown astronomically. And, while there are legitimate hCG weight loss clinics in the country, the vast majority of the information on hCG and hCG products offered online are designed to confuse and make profit from an unknowing public. This article will focus on the more egregious errors that, due to the quantity of websites claiming the contrary to be true, must be clarified.
First, the original hCG diet was developed several decades ago by a Dr. Simeons who promoted an extremely restricted 500 calorie per day diet. Eating so few calories per day is inherently risky and can lead to health problems. Decades of weight loss science has proven that there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about losing weight with hCG that requires patients to consume so few calories. There are, in fact, many types of much safer diets that couple well with hCG for weight loss and, in most cases, are equally as effective as the severely restricted and dangerously low calorie diet. Even though this fact can be proven, 99% of websites, blogs, videos and other online chatter about hCG promote the 500 calorie diet. Furthermore, various websites and groups discuss "phases" of the hCG diet strictly for the purposes of creative marketing, as well as unsubstantiated claims about cycling calories or dosages of hCG in phases. None of these claims are validated by science or research.
Next, many online sites make unqualified and unsubstantiated claims on the effectiveness of the hCG diet, stating that patients are losing 2 pounds of fat per day and that hCG is a permanent cure for obesity. Neither of these outrageous claims is true. In fact, in most U.S. states, making fraudulent medical claims is not only unethical, but illegal.
The internet is saturated with blogs and hCG "experts" who are merely non-healthcare professionals attempting to manage client weight loss and giving them unauthorized and unqualified doctor advice about hCG for weight loss. This practice is dangerous. Prescription weight loss should ALWAYS be supervised by qualified medical professionals.
Third, it is not true that all hCG is created equally. Homeopathic hCG drops are definitely NOT the same as prescription hCG. While there are some legitimate prescription strength tablets that are compounded by pharmacies, hCG liquid drops are NEVER prescription strength. In fact, the majority of hCG sold online directly to the public is either not true prescription strength or it is being obtained and sold illegally. Some companies also claim that there are special hCG weight loss programs for women and special hCG weight loss for men. Not true.
Lastly, most websites claim that hCG is a permanent reset for metabolism. This is also false. Any method chosen to generate weight loss, whether it be diet, exercise, lap band surgery or gastric bypass surgery, requires long term strategies to keep the weight off and stay healthy.
Diet Doc physicians are highly trained experts in this field. They have helped thousands of patients improve their health through natural, safe and fast weight loss. Their diet plans include pure, prescription diet products that are manufactured in fully licensed, FDA approved, U.S. based pharmacies. Diet Doc does not support the dangerously low calorie hCG diet and tailor meal and snack plans that are compatible with their patient's nutritional and medical needs that leave them feeling full and satisfied without untoward dieting side effects. Their long term maintenance programs help their patients manage their new slimmer, healthier body permanently. This level of personal service, care and attention cannot be duplicated by illegal online hCG suppliers and have resulted in people throughout the country turning to Diet Doc for their weight loss needs.
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