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HCG Diet Myths: Number 10


M. Jafer Joffrey, MD dr_m_jafer_joffrey_profile
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Myth #10: The medical establishment is against using this diet.


There have been many medical weight loss clinics that have misused the Simeon protocol and many protocols have not been monitored adequately. Shortly after coming to the United States in the 60’s, it was the most widespread medication given in the United States to lose weight. Unfortunately, it was misused and abused by many, resulting in giving it a black mark by unscrupulous physicians.

Shortly after this abuse of HCG diets, the medical establishment started to become suspicious of the drug. Bad press against the program developed. In 1962, the Journal of the American Medical Association warned against the Simeons diet, saying “continued adherence to such a drastic regimen is potentially more hazardous to the patient’s health than continued obesity.” Would they say the same today about lap band surgery?

Many studies were performed from the 1970s to present day, some showed great results, and some did not. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in the 1970s, concluded that the diet did not show good results during earlier trials5,6, and these conclusions have continued today, despite articles stating otherwise. There are many other studies that have shown very successful results from doing the HCG diet program.7,8,9

The reality is that there are proponents of the diet program and critics. We have seen the results and have seen how so many people eat 500 calories a day yet “feel fine” while doing it. We have seen the 20, 30, 40 pound weight loss, or more, and the happiness and excitement of people who have lost the weight. We know that we are improving their health and appearance while monitoring the safety of the program when the overweight person does the HCG True Diet program.

Myth #1: A 500 calories a day is detrimental to your health.
Myth #2: Not enough protein is ingested on a low calorie diet.
Myth #3: The HCG low calorie diet is a muscle wasting diet.
Myth #4: You don’t consume adequate energy calories for your body’s needs on the HCG Diet.
Myth #5: This diet is contrary to medical advice.
Myth #6: You don’t eat enough fiber on the diet.
Myth #7: Doing 500 calories a day for the rest of your life is impossible.
Myth #8: Not eating a good breakfast is just not healthy.
Myth #9: The HCG Diet is just another “fad” diet that won’t work long term.
Myth #10: The medical establishment is against using this diet.

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