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Diet Doc Weight Loss

November 23, 2016 01:00 ET

Diet Doc Deems HCG Diet Planning Unsafe for Weight Loss Purposes

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - November 23, 2016) - The Obesity Medicine Association has determined that the use of hCG diet plans originally created in 1954 by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, is inappropriate for weight loss. Dieting using hCG involves taking a small dose of HCG hormone in either injections or drops while adhering to strict, very low calorie dieting (VLCD) of only 500 calories per day. The Human Chorionic Gonadotophin hormone is produced by pregnant mothers to tap into fat reserves and nourish unborn babies. Dr. Simeons concluded that hCG could be used by both men and women to burn long-stored fat reserves and aid in weight loss. Though the popularity of hCG has remained consistent, doctors, nutritionists and researchers at the nationally recognized medical weight loss program, Diet Doc were the first to conclude that the original Dr. Simeon's hCG Diet was unsafe for use in 2009 while conducting their own in-house clinical study regarding the efficacy and safety of hCG drops and injections for weight loss purposes.

Diet Doc's team of physicians concludes the original Dr. Simeon's hCG diet is nothing more than a starvation diet that results in muscle loss. Dr. Rao, Medical Director of Diet Doc has expressed his concerns as to what may be at stake when consuming a very low-calorie diet. "With protein and carbs being so low it is highly likely that one would lose valuable muscle mass, so even though scale weight is going down, body composition isn't improving at all."

Dr. Simeon's recommendations also include eating several apples in one day for those who have hit a weight loss plateau. Dr. Rao states that, "Eating six apples in one day to break a weight loss stall is deceiving because it can sometimes give the illusion of progress." He continues, "On apple day, about 500-600 calories consumed are made up of 120-150 grams of net carbohydrate. For the average hCG dieter, this is 'isocaloric' meaning they are eating about the same calories per day, but they are simply made up of a higher carbohydrate content. We know that when you jump from 30g to 150g of carbs you are likely to retain water due to the increase in glycogen. When you go back to dieting and carbs go back down to 30g, that additional water weight will come off causing a shift in scale weight, but no change in fat loss."

Diet Doc agrees with the Obesity Medicine Association's recommendation that Dr. Simeon's hCG diet is not recommended for weight loss. Instead, studies do show that medical weight loss programs with doctor consultations and personalized diet plans are key to losing fat and managing a healthy weight, particularly for those who struggle with weight loss.

Diet Doc doesn't resort to starvation diets to achieve rapid, yet safe weight loss. Diet Doc taps into the root cause of weight gain, personalizing a unique diet plan for each person, adding a prescription medication to help with rapid weight loss, emotional eating and appetite suppressant, all of which, help with fast weight loss that is long-term.

New Diet Doc patients can call or easily and effortlessly visit https://www.dietdoc.com to complete an initial comprehensive, yet simple, health questionnaire and schedule an immediate personal, no-cost consultation. Diet Doc Physicians all received specialized training in nutritional science and fast weight loss. Diet Doc reviews each patient's health history to create a personalized diet plan geared for fast weight loss, or that addresses life-long issues causing weight loss to slow down or stop. Nutritionists work personally with each patient and use their own algorithm to craft meal and snack plans that are compatible with each patient's age, gender, activity level, food preferences, nutritional needs and medical conditions. They combine these state of the art diet plans with pure, prescription diet products that enable their patients to resist the temptation to reach for sugary snacks, eliminate fatigue and curb the appetite. Over 97% of Diet Doc patients report incredible weight loss results with the majority losing 20 or more pounds per month.

At Diet Doc, all patients gain unlimited access to the best minds in the business. Their staff of doctors, nurses, nutritionists and coaches are available 6 days per week to answer questions, offer suggestions, address concerns and lend their professional guidance and support. Because of this, more and more people are turning to Diet Doc for their weight management needs. Diet plans are tailored to be specific to the needs of those of any age, gender, shape or size and for those who are struggling to lose that final 10-20 pounds to those who must lose 100 pounds or more. Call today to request a private, confidential, no-cost online consultation.

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