Slim-Fast vs. Hcg

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Slim-Fast vs. HCG Amber Padgett COM/155 June 23, 2013 Kimberly Parry Slim-Fast vs. HCG People are always looking for different ways to lose weight. There are many over the counter diet supplements to choose from, but two common diets choices are Slim-Fast and the HCG diet. HCG is a low calorie diet for people who want to lose weight quickly, whereas, Slim-Fast is a moderate weight loss plan. Both plans have specific guidelines and calorie allowances that will be discussed. Although the Slim-Fast and HCG diets are both popular diets used for weight loss, the HCG diet poses higher health risks then Slim-Fast. To give a brief overview of these two products, Slim-fast was started in 1977 by a company called Thompson Medical Company. Slim-Fast can be used long term to slowly and effectively lose weight. The rate of weight loss is about one to three pounds a week. HCG linked to losing weight was discovered by a London physician in the 1950s. The claim states this doctor was treating boys with low testosterone levels using HCG and he noticed that they were losing abnormal fat. He linked HCG to this cause and started using HCG to treat obese patients. HCG can be used to lose weight quickly, at a rate of one to three pounds per day (because of the low caloric count). Due to the lack of nutrients this diet provides and such low calorie intake, this diet can be used for no more than 6 weeks, with a 3 week break in between. Now that we have discussed where these two diets began, let’s discuss the diet plans. HCG and Slim-Fast have two very different diet plans. Slim-Fast offers shakes, snack packages, and meal bars while, The HCG diet consists of a hormone called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. This hormone is something that already exists in men and women, but it is increased in pregnant women and is said to speed up your metabolism. The hormone can be ingested

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