Thursday, December 8, 2011

HCG off the shelves

I wrote about HCG back in August (see the post here). I'm pleased to find out that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now taking action too: they issued warning letters to companies who sell over-the-counter HCG products noting that they have not been approved as weight-loss agents and pose several health risks. Bottom line is that the claims made by manufacturers of these products (ie. miracle weight loss) are unsupported. Now the message will be heard loud and clear! Thanks, FDA.

I know from my clients that weight loss can be a struggle and maintaining your action plan for health isn't always easy. Sometimes products like HCG are a last resort or seem like they might help (these companies are really good at marketing!). Even if we don't want to believe it, a quick-fix approach is not the answer--and it could even be hazardous to our health. So formulate a long-term plan for health and weight loss. And stick with it! You can do it.

If you need help, visit my website for more information about nutrition counseling.

Source: Reuters