HOLY COW, IS THIS A SPOOF OR SOMETHING?
I wish this was not actually something that exists in our world. I wish this was only an Aprils Fools Day prank, but it is not just a prank. This is something that exists because there are nefarious people out there who are looking to take total advantage of vulnerable men and women who have become desperate to lose weight.
OBESITY IS A SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUE!
I do not want to belittle anyone in any form or fashion, but if we are being honest, anyone with at least average intelligence knows and understands that it is not healthy for our bodies to carry too much body fat. Even those who are a part of the “Self Lovely” crowd who are defiant about their weight secretly know this, even if they will not not publicly admit it.
Obesity requires a long term fix. Controlling obesity requires a lifelong commitment!
If the roof on your home was leaking, you might place a piece of duct tape over the hole for a temporary repair, but did you fix the damage long term? No.
If the tire on your car is leaking air, does it do any good to just keep putting air in it? Or, do you get the tire repaired or replaced for a permanent fix?
Placing duct tape over a hole in your roof, or airing up your tire when it goes low might help in the moment, but are nothing that is going to last for life.
Obesity requires serious, lifelong solutions. You cannot hack your way to a healthy, trim and fit body. There are hacks that will help you to lose weight rapidly, but you can bet these hacks are not long lasting, nor will you be happy with the way your body looks when you complete the hack. Rapid weight loss results in unsightly, saggy skin and only serves to further display how unhealthy and unfit your body may be. You can take these words to the bank.
What is HCG?
HCG is the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin.
Have you ever wondered how at-home pregnancy tests are able to detect if you are pregnant? The Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) hormone is important in the early stages of pregnancy. It is produced by cells that are surrounding a growing embryo, which eventually forms the placenta. hCG can be detected in your body as early as 1 week after an egg is fertilized, which forms the basis of most over the counter pregnancy tests
What does nuimagemedical promise with HCG?
From their ebook:
We are aware that dieting is very frustrating; even more so when, after all the sacrifice, you end up gaining back all the weight you lost, and in some cases, even more. You DO NOT need to struggle with this anymore. The advantage of the HCG diet, and what sets it apart from other low-calorie diets, is that the HCG program improves your metabolism, helping your body to shed abnormal fat while retaining muscle. The HCG diet is not a starvation diet; it is a well-balanced program that will help your body get rid of weight that is not needed while conserving essential muscles.
These charlatans are bold faced liars!
While following the HCG diet, your body will be supplied with up to 2000 calories of energy each day, while shrinking your fat cells. You will not experience hunger or weakness. In fact patients state they feel more energetic while on our program.
Notice, they say you will be supplied with 2000 calories of energy per day day. Did you notice the vials and syringes in their pictured ad at the top of this article? Hell, amphetamines will give you 2000 calories of energy too, but you are not going to take them if you are half way intelligent or have a medical need.
It is highly recommended for patients with any pre-existing conditions or taking any type of medication to talk to their health care provider before starting the program. In some cases, prescriptions may need to be modified.
Our medical staff, doctors, PA’s, and nurses have extensive experience and knowledge of weight loss safety. The HCG is a prescribed medication, and in order to provide a proper program and guidance, the following is required:
Medical history information from the patient, submitted when the order is placed and as detailed as possible. Approval from our Medical Staff, once the medical information has been reviewed with the patient.
The patient will inject a daily dose of the HCG medication into the fatty tissue (belly area preferred). A tiny insulin needle (1/4 inch) is used daily and a very small amount of HCG medication is injected.
If you consult your physician about this diet, they are going to advise against doing this. The so-called medical staff who are going to approve you for this plan are never going to see you in person and will never know your true health status. They are going to take your word, and prescribe you injectable garbage after taking your money. If you lie about your underlying health conditions out of desperation to receive this garbage, you are taking a huge gamble on your very own life.
From Mayo Clinic!
Has the HCG diet been shown to be safe and effective?
No on both counts.
In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised consumers to steer clear of over-the-counter weight-loss products that contain HCG. HCG is human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone produced during pregnancy.
As a prescription medication, HCG is used mainly to treat fertility issues. HCG is not approved for over-the-counter use, nor has it been proved to work for weight loss. HCG medications are required to carry a label from the FDA noting that the medication is not effective for weight loss. Some over-the-counter HCG weight-loss products are labeled “homeopathic” — but the FDA says they’re still not safe. Companies that sell over-the-counter HCG weight-loss products are breaking the law.
This so-called diet recommends severe calorie restriction — typically just 500 to 800 calories a day. People who follow diets so low in calories are likely to lose weight in the short term, but this must be done under the supervision of your personal physician! Diets that so severely limit calories have risks, such as gallstone formation, irregular heartbeat, limited intake of vitamins and minerals, and an imbalance of electrolytes.
Some research has linked HCG weight-loss products to a possible increase in cancer risk. HCG might encourage the production of androgen cells, which could result in the growth of certain types of cancers. Side effects have also been reported with the HCG diet and include fatigue, irritability, restlessness, depression, fluid buildup (edema), and swelling of the breasts in boys and men (gynecomastia). Another serious concern is the risk of blood clots forming and blocking blood vessels (thromboembolism).
Please, just don’t try this one!
Multiple studies have concluded that weight loss achieved by the HCG diet is due to ultra-low-calorie intake alone and has nothing to do with the HCG hormone. These studies compared the effects of HCG and placebo injections given to individuals on a calorie-restricted diet. Weight loss was identical or nearly identical between the two groups. Furthermore, these studies determined that the HCG hormone did not significantly reduce hunger.
One common side effect of weight loss is decreased muscle mass.This is especially common in diets that severely restrict caloric intake. Your body will think it’s starving and reduce the number of calories it burns in order to conserve energy.
Proponents of the HCG diet claim that it only causes fat loss, not muscle loss. They also claim that HCG elevates other hormones, boosts metabolism and leads to a growth-promoting, or anabolic, state. However, there is no scientific evidence to support these claims. If you’re on a low-calorie diet, there are much better ways to prevent muscle loss and metabolic slowdown than taking HCG. Follow us here at David’s Way to Health and Fitness, our plan can be found here at this link.
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