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HCG for Weight Loss Revisited

Posted Jun 29 2010 9:05am

Since my last post on HCG for Weight Loss , the HCG diet has gained popularity and it seems everyone wants a piece of the action.  I heard of a guy who makes $12,000/month from his HCG-selling website.  I see signs like this everywhere:

I even saw a billboard along the freeway last Sunday that claimed HCG is “the healthy way to lose weight.” 

I still get comments on my old HCG post about how HCG is the best thing that ever happened to the commenter.  I always respond or think the same thing… I never said it doesn’t work (how could it not help you lose weight, you only eat 500 calories/day), I said IT IS NOT A HEALTHY WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT.

You didn’t wake up one morning 20, 40 or 100 pounds overweight so why do you expect a miracle injection or pill to help you lose the weight almost overnight?

But what do I know.  Here’s what other experts say:

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) for Fat Loss: “Fallacy and Hazard”  – By Travis Saunders at Obesity Panacea

HCG Worthless as Weight-Loss Aid  – Dr. Stephen Barrett at Diet Scam Watch

$5 Million Fine for Bogus Weight Loss Claims  – By Dr. Yoni Freedhoff at Weighty Matters

Here’s another link to my post on HCG that has links to other studies and expert opinions.

Sadly, no one really cares about health anymore.  For consumers, it’s all about the “quick fix.”  For marketers, it’s all about pushing the “hot” product that sells.

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