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If any doctor puts you on a 500 calorie diet, run out the door! Why mess with side effects? Understandably, this is where people start asking about the dangers of the hCG Diet. We are constantly asked about hCG Diet side effects when consuming 500 calories per day. In our Diet Doc Weight Loss Program, we explain human chorionic gonadotropin along with our specific weight loss and diet plan. We are very different.*
Diet Doc Comments on Kim Kardashian in Star Magazine
Kim's curves have always been her calling card. But in the days after she filed for divorce, comfort foods added a few pounds to her frame. Now, however, she's slimmed down to snag a man.
"Kimberly has obviously been exercising and eating right," Diet Doc Weight Loss president Julie Wright tells Star. "She's lost at least 10 lbs.!" When the body is taken care of with exercise, eating right, and general health it shines through, as with Kim.
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Diet Doc Weight Loss was 1 of 12 exclusive vendors invited to showcase their products at the Ritz-Carlton Beverly Hills Hotel, attended by dozens of magazine editors.
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Diet Doc Weight Loss at Angelino's Annual Red Carpet Ready Event
Diet Doc Weight Loss was one of 12 brands invited to the exclusive "Angelino’s Annual Red Carpet Ready Event" on Feb 15th, 2012 at The Ritz Carlton Spa in Beverly Hills, CA.
The magazine has invited only 12 brands to highlight their product/service for Angeleno's top tastemakers and influencers. Each tastemaker will get to experience the brand in an intimate setting. The list includes Top LA execs, agents, stylists, studio heads, fashion buyers, celebs, and the teams behind the celebs.
Diet Doc Weight Loss is honored by this invitation and hopes the tastemakers and influencers enjoy the Diet Doc Weight Loss Shakes and Bars!
Erin Sanders stopped by our showroom the other day and after trying our Diet Doc protein bar shared her new find on Twitter.
Diet Doc in Star Magazine
Julie Wright, president of the medically supervised slim-down system Diet Doc Weight Loss Program, says that while she has not treated Angelina, the actress may now be infertile because she is dangerously underweight. “It’s been said that you can’t be too rich or too thin, but when a woman desires to conceive, it’s important that she strive for a normal number with her body mass index [BMI],” Wright stresses. “Women who are underweight can also experience estrogen deficiencies, negatively affecting or completely stopping the menstrual cycle.”
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Great news! DietDoc president & weight loss expert Julie Wright's quote "Rapid weight loss causes saggy skin" is featured in the most recent issue of Star Magazine, available on newsstands today!
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hCG Dangers! Misconceptions about the hCG Diet for Weight Loss
Certain phenomena gain popularity largely based on an enormous Internet presence, without other reliable resources in place to clarify misconceptions which are propagated unchecked. hCG diets and hCG weight loss protocols are obvious examples. Over the last few years, the marketing and websites promoting the use of hCG for weight loss have grown astronomically on the Internet. While there are legitimate hCG weight loss clinics in some of the larger cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, New York, Dallas, and Miami, the vast majority of the information on hCG and the hCG products offered online are designed to confuse and make profit from an unknowing public. This article focuses on four of 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 decades ago by Dr. Albert Simeons, and he advocated an extremely restricted 500 calorie per day diet. However, consuming so few calories per day is inherently risky and can lead to health problems. From what we have learned about diet and nutrition since the 1950’s, there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about losing weight on 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 just as effective as the severely restricted diet. While this fact is true, 99% of the websites, blogs, videos, and other online chatter about hCG promote the 500 calorie diet.
Next, many online sites make unqualified and unsubstantiated claims about the effectiveness of their hCG weight loss programs. They claim that patients are losing 2 pounds of fat per day. They claim that hCG is a permanent cure for obesity. Neither of these outrageous claims is true, although in most states in this country making fraudulent medical claims is not only unethical but illegal.
Third, it is not true that all hCG is created equal. Homeopathic hCG drops are definitely NOT the same as prescription hCG. While there are some legitimate prescription strength tablets being compounded by pharmacies, hCG drops in liquid form are NEVER prescription strength. Furthermore, the majority of hCG sold online directly to the public is either not true prescription strength, or it is being obtained and sold illegally. There are also claims that there is special hCG weight loss for women and special hCG weight loss for men. Not true. Again, legitimate hCG weight loss clinics do exist. Prescription hCG is a medication and as such should always be prescribed by a qualified professional.
Lastly, most websites claim that hCG is a permanent reset for metabolism. This is also false. Any method one chooses to utilize to lose weight, whether it be diet or exercise or lap band surgery or gastric bypass surgery, once the weight is off long term strategies must be implemented to keep the weight off and stay healthy. Therefore, a tremendous failing of nearly all hCG weight loss programs available online is the lack of long term support and an effective maintenance program.
Diet Doc physicians are highly trained experts in this field. They have collectively seen thousands of successful cases, and they will give you the proper advice and support as you transition into the slimmer, healthier person you want to be. Their diet allows a much more generous intake of calories than any other program out there. They have developed an effective Maintenance Program to keep the weight off long term. Diet Doc offers its hCG Diet and hCG Weight Loss clinics throughout the country.*
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Weight loss increases longevity and attitude. It’s more than just about appearance.
Obesity is on the rise in America due to unhealthy eating habits, lack of activity, pre-packaged or fast foods, and busy lifestyles. Over 65% of the population are estimated to be overweight or obese. Those same individuals are at increased risk for weight related health problems such as cancer, gall stones, sleep disorders, headaches, darkening of the skin on the neck and face, ulcers on the legs, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoarthritis, fatty liver, chronic kidney failure, depression, low self esteem, chronic fatigue, and premature death! Why on earth should you contend with these life threatening illnesses and diseases? You can achieve fast, safe weight loss without losing muscle!*
Get serious about your health and weight loss. There is no need to wait. Diet Doc hCG Weight Loss is the only hCG Diet Center that does not advocate 500 calories a day. We know this is unsafe. Many detrimental side effects occur if you are eating too little. Hair loss is one side effect we see all too often with people who were previously on 500 calories.
Even 20 pounds of excess weight can cause problems and reduce life span. If you have an issue with your weight or diet, you should act now. Some people will wait until after the holidays or big events to begin a change, but we advise people to start immediately.
Based on research conducted by our team of physicians, we have modernized the old Simeons and Kevin Trudeau hCG diets. It’s like going to the doctor in the 1950s vs. today. Our clinical and nutrition knowledge have increased so much since the 1950s, it is not even comparable.
Diet Doc hCG Diet and Weight Loss Program is designed to help you lose weight safely, fast, and long term. We use a comprehensive, team-based approach to provide you with a personalized program to help you lose weight and identify and treat each of the factors that contributed to your weight gain.*
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Can Help Spark Safe, Rapid Weight Loss
Everyone has that one friend who went to one of those rapid weight loss diet clinics and went from a size 20 to a size 8 in three months. While they may look great for another three months, many of those dieters eventually wind up gaining weight again.
“The main problem is that these diets are designed to manipulate the body in a way that is a shock to the system in order to help people lose the weight, but the program isn’t designed to keep the weight off,” said Dr. Brian Arcement, medical director of Nuviva Medical Weight Loss. “The regimen is focused on a super-strict diet and a battery of supplements that address what it takes to get weight off fast, but it doesn’t address the more important issues of nutrition, exercise and lifestyle. It’s rough on the body as well as the psyche, which leads to people eventually hitting the wall with the rigid program, and putting all that weight back on.”
Dr. Arcement said the answer is a program that incorporates a more sensible diet, natural medicines, and a course that combines nutrition and exercise to ensure a generally healthier state, as opposed to a crash program that’s focused only on dropping pounds, which can be both risky and short-lived. Some medically-supported diet programs are starting to incorporate the hormonally-based medicine hCG, which Dr. Arcement believes can be effective if it’s done correctly.
Human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) is a glycoprotein hormone produced in the pituitary gland, which is one of the glands that can have an impact on our natural body weight, according to Dr. Arcement.
“hCG is believed to help people lose weight from their stored fat if they are also following a low calorie diet,” he added. “This has not yet been proven in medical studies and the FDA has not approved the use of hCG for medical weight loss, but it is used ‘off-label’ in some programs. An hCG diet does not yet have substantiated medical studies to prove its effectiveness, but many dieters are reporting real and sustainable results when they incorporate their use of hCG with better nutrition and exercise. While we lack the empirical data, new anecdotal data comes in every day, and now it’s being examined closely in the media as well as some new studies.”
He also said that another part of the bad rap about hCG comes from the way some people use it.
“The only way of directly controlling the proper amount of hCG to use in conjunction with a weight loss program is to use only injectable hCG administered by a medical professional,” he added. “Oral hCG tablets usually require at least double to triple the amount of injectable hCG to ensure that some hCG is absorbed. However, the amount absorbed can vary from person to person, depending on body weight and chemistry. It’s not a reliable method, and there is a substantial risk of overdose. Some dieters try using topical hCG, but the same logic applies – inaccurate dosage, questionable effect and potentially negative outcome. People want to lose weight, not get sick."
But those negative results aren’t related to people who use hCG through a properly comprehensive and integrated medical program that focuses on nutrition and exercise as well as weight loss.
“For many people, weight loss is a chronic endeavor,” Dr. Arcement said. “All too often the shedding of pounds is a temporary event followed by a steady regain of lost weight. This is because most individuals do not learn how, what and how much to eat in order to properly fuel their bodies. They are not educated about proper food choices and effective exercise. A proper weight loss program helps dieters learn to count calories and understand how their body will process food, and that’s the only way to avoid the yo-yo effect and maintain weight loss results – and a healthier lifestyle -- for the longterm.”