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Don’t believe the HCG hype

Some of you may be familiar with HCG weight-loss products, often marketed as homeopathic, that recommend users severely restrict their calorie intake, often times to dangerous levels. In a statement on the FDA website, they detail the illegality of HCG diet products and refer to it as one of the “reckless ways to shed pounds,” and one of the “fads and diet aids that promise rapid weight loss, but often recommend potentially dangerous practices.”

Ultra-low calorie diets, such as those recommended with use of HCHG products—which suggests a 500 calorie per day intake—can lead to the loss of lean muscle mass, which is critical for caloric and fat burn. As soon as you stop this kind of regimen, the chances that you’ll regain the weight, or even more, are significantly high.

Weight loss programs should be both safe and effective. At American Weight Loss Centers, we focus on helping our clients identify their unhealthy habits and learn about nutrition, and only prescribe the safest, FDA-approved medical diet pills.

To learn more about what the FDA says about HCG Weight Loss Products, click on this link to visit their website. Also keep in mind that there is no credible evidence as to the ability of HCG to curb appetites or facilitate weight loss.

The FDA requires the following labeling on all HCG products:  "HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity.  There is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or "normal" distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets."

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). "There was no statistically significant difference between those receiving HCG vs placebo during any phase of this study."  

American Society of Bariatric Physicians: "Numerous clinical trials have shown HCG to be ineffectual in producing weight loss."

Click here to learn more about our safe, effective, and most importantly, FDA-approved medical diet pills.

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