MILLBURN, N.J., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the Dr. Oz show, semi-endorsed the HCG Diet as a safe and effective weight loss program for adults looking to burn 1-3 lbs of fat per day. Patients typically lose 30-40 pounds in just six weeks.
The HCG Diet Doctor at the Cleansing Clinic offers the weight loss treatment discovered by the late British Physician, Dr. A. T. W. Simeons in 1954 to patients looking to lose weight quickly and safely. HCG is an acronym for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone found in both men and women, though pregnant women have the highest levels of HCG in their bodies. Advocates of the HCG diet believe that when taking daily injections of HCG, a patient on a very low calorie diet will experience no headaches, hunger pains, weakness, or irritability which causes many to abandon low calorie diets. Dr. Simeons noted how patients lost significant amounts of weight while their bodies re-shaped naturally, without exercise, and without experiencing the anxiety or cravings typically associated with dieting.
As highlighted on Tuesday's Dr. Oz show, the diet is safely and easily adhered to when administered and monitored by a physician, and the Cleansing Clinic has been encouraging patients to read the ample information provided on their website http://hcgdietdoctor.org and consulting with their family physician before scheduling a visit. "We've seen women come in and lose enough weight and inches to fit into their dream wedding dress a month before the event, we've had patients with dangerously high blood pressure and cholesterol levels come back and report healthy levels just a couple of months. Even more fascinating is that the problem areas that no diet ever seems to address like the double chins and flabby arms seem to be the first areas that burn away on this diet," says former ER Doctor and Medical Director, Ken Lewandowski.
Since 1975, the FDA has required labeling and advertising of HCG to state:
"HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity. There is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or 'normal' distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets."
This does not mean it's not safe, nor does it mean it's not effective. What it means is that there are no double blind clinical studies that have been reported in peer reviewed clinical journals supporting the use of HCG as a dietary aid. Keep in mind the dose of HCG used on the diet is only 150 units vs the 10,000 unit dose you would use if you were looking to get pregnant. You should talk to people who have done the diet and consult your physician.
To learn more about the HCG Diet or to schedule a free consultation, HCG Diet Doctor at The Cleansing Clinic can be contacted at (908) 598-0509 seven days a week and also have evening and weekend appointments available. See their web site for more details: http://hcgdietdoctor.org
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