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FDA Cautions of HCG Diet Dangers

Ava Lawson | March 15th, 2013
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In the realm of weight loss supplements and purported quick fixes, the HCG diet plan tops the list when it comes to fad diets that promise much more than they deliver. In fact, the products and diet program can actually be hazardous to your health. When you think about where HCG weight loss products come from, it’s no surprise that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently condemned the plan – calling it another health fraud scam.  For those who haven’t heard of… Read more »

Is the Fast Diet Safe?

Jacky Gale | March 7th, 2013
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Most physicians advise patients to stay away from fad diets, which frequently advocate potentially dangerous tactics like self-imposed starvation, and can lead to nutritional deficiencies. But a new trend that is becoming increasingly popular across the pond claims that fasting can actually improve a person’s general health, as well as facilitate weight loss. The Fast diet was created by Dr. Michael Mosley of London in response to some dire news from his doctor. Mosley learned that his fasting glucose levels were abysmal, and… Read more »

P.I.N.K. Method Diet: Pros and Cons

Sarah | February 27th, 2013
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Cynthia Pasquella developed the P.I.N.K. method – one of today’s more popular diets – to help women overhaul their eating habits and reshape their bodies. The components of this program – power, intensity, nutrition and “kardio” – are said to help women lose weight and help them feel better about themselves. While this weight loss program may work for some women, it is still important to consult a physician before beginning any exercise regimen or eating plan. Plan emphasizes whole foods The P.I.N.K…. Read more »

Health Experts Review the Medifast Liquid Diet

Neil Donaghy | February 20th, 2013
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Medifast has been a straightforward, low-calorie way to lose weight for nearly 30 years. As a mostly liquid diet, with portion-controlled products provided by Medifast, it suits people who don’t want to worry about counting calories, salt levels, grams of fat or carbs. There are more than 70 meal-replacement options available, providing high-protein, low-carb nutrition with all your daily requirements. Most Medifast reviews claim dieters can lose between 2 and 5 pounds per week on the plan. Products, advice and support are available… Read more »

Dr. Oz Takes New Look at HCG Diet Plan

Whitney | February 15th, 2013
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Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the Dr. Oz Show, recently stated that new data on the HCG diet plan makes this program worth a serious look by dieters and doctors. Last year, Dr. Oz challenged the medical community that subscribes to the HCG diet to come up with more evidence that HCG is an effective weight loss tool. After weighing some of the new data that has been compiled during the past year, Dr. Oz has announced on his program that HCG for… Read more »