Beware of the Easy Way Out!

The Easy Way Out!
Today I was driving into work and I heard one of the local DJ’s testimonial ads about how he lost X pounds in as many days with a competing weight loss program and if you wanted to lose X pounds in as many days you should call them too*. And don’t forget to ask about their HCG program. That sounds so easy. Lose X pounds in a month and be done with it. Why would anyone go anywhere else? Why would someone come see me? For years I’ve been telling people about the importance of a controlled weight loss*. The importance of lifestyle change. The importance of sustainability. How can I compete with the Lose X pounds in X days guys?

Maybe I Should Step Off of My Soapbox
These “Lose X pounds in X days” guys seem to be doing well. Whenever I do a Google search for weight loss their ad pops up. When I’m driving around town, day or night, I hear their ads on the radio (my advertising budget is so small I can only get seen or heard in the middle of the night). So maybe I should give in and offer rapid weight loss*. Maybe I should offer HCG and meals in a box. Maybe I should give people what they want.

What’s so Bad About the ‘Lose X Pounds in X Days’ Program?
Hold on while I climb back on my soapbox
In order to lose X pounds in as many days you have to be on a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) – 500 to 800 calories per day. Side effects of a diet this low in calories can include: gallstone formation and gallbladder attacks, irregular heartbeat, imbalance of electrolytes, headache, irritability (you get Hangry), fatigue, dizziness, hair loss, muscle loss, and rebound weight gain. (I do occasionally put people on a VLCD, but I monitor them closely for potential complications*).

On an HCG program, you not only open yourself up to the side effects above but you also could get side effects specific to the HCG diet: depression, fluid buildup (edema), and swelling of the breasts in men (gynecomastia). Another serious concern is the risk of blood clots forming and blocking blood vessels (thromboembolism).

So When Can I Start My HCG Program with You, Doc?
Um…You can’t. It just so happens that while I was contemplating all of this, I had a new patient that told me about his roller coaster weight loss efforts, including “scary programs that had me injecting myself with stuff everyday.” And how he was ready to do it right. Once and for all.

So when you come to Strong Weight Loss, we will work with you to lose weight in a controlled fashion* AND, more importantly, teach you how to attain a healthier you!

Have I Convinced You?
Great! give us a call – 262-373-0169 or schedule your FREE Doctors visit and 2 week weight loss* kit online.

Still want to lose X pounds in as many days? Give Vitality Health and Wellness a call – and don’t forget to tell them that “Strong Weight Loss sent you.”

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