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What You Need To Know About The HCG Diet
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Is hCG a scam? That is a question anyone interested in the hCG diet needs to ask and answer. A scam is something that is dishonest, something that is fraudulent in nature. Answering the question is not simple. In fact, it's difficult to see hCG as a scam on the surface. One has to dig deeper to find the answer to this question.

Before we can answer the question, "Is hCG a scam?" we need to ask ourselves other questions. The first question is, "Will the hCG diet help me lose weight?" You can lose weight with the hCG diet, and you can lose a significant amount of weight. Now let's ask ourselves, "Why does the hCG diet promote weight loss?" The answer is simple. Taking in 500 calories a day will definitely help lose weight. In fact, 500 calories is less than what a person who is on a weight loss surgery diet will consume, which is around 800 calories per day. An average dieter consumes between 1,200 and 1,500 calories per day. The average male should consume between 2,000 and 3,000 calories per day, and an average woman should eat between 1,800 and 2,400 calories per day.

The 500 calories per day required for the hCG diet will rob you of precious nutrients. As it is, someone who is obese already likely has a calcium deficiency, which can lead to osteoporosis and other unpleasant conditions. In addition, someone on the hCG diet is likely to experience unpleasant side effects like tiredness and nausea. Is hCG a scam? The answer is becoming quite clear. Robbing one's body of precious nutrients and injecting a hormone that is not approved for weight loss is a recipe for diet disaster.

One of hCG's biggest supporters is none other than convicted felon, Kevin Trudeau, who's been in trouble with the FTC at least four times. He also spent 2 years in a federal prison for credit card fraud. Does something seem fishy about this to you? It should. Kevin Trudeau has been promoting the hCG diet for years, and yet his track record alone suggests that the hCG diet is a scam.

It is time to answer the question, "Is hCG a scam?" The answer, without any doubt, is yes. If the hCG diet were safe and effective, the FDA would probably have approved the drug. It has not. In fact, the FDA has reported at least one hCG dieter having a pulmonary embolism, a condition that is the second leading cause of sudden death. Not only is hCG unsafe, it will not help you keep off the weight. If that is not a scam, what is?

We have answered the question, "Is hCG a scam?" We have examined the fact that 500 calories a day can cause malnutrition. We have discovered that hCG can cause discomforting and sometimes fatal side effects. We know that it is a product promoted by con artists, and some of them are so-called healthcare professionals.


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