Many patients ask me why  do I Need HCG?  Why can’t I just reduce my calories?  Can’t I lose just as much without the HCG.
The answer is clearly NO, here is summary from one of the largest controlled weight loss studies. Subjects were in a
hospital-laboratory so the exact amount of exercise and food was known. 
Physicians at the US Nutrition laboratory put 100 men a a 900-1100 calorie diet with the intention of reducing their weight by 10% a month. All food groups were included. Calories were reduced by serving very small portions. For some men this was almost a starvation diet. There diet would be adjusted to maintain this weight loss for another two months.Subjects lost the weight but complained of  multiple symptoms including:
1. constant hunger, described as a  gnawing sensation in their stomach.
2. being cold
3. fatigued and sleepy all day. 
4. metabolism decreased by 30%. Making the actual reduction in weight slow down. 
5. anemia 
6. inability to concentrate and 
7. marked weakness during physical activity.  
8. sex interest was markedly decreased.
9. marked reduction in physical activity
But more important, look what happened when the diet was over:
After the diet, everyone one of the subjects experienced excess eating and in less than 2 weeks they all had regained their weight loss.  In almost every instance the subjects gained weight equal to or more than the starting weight! 
This report is typical of millions of other dieters who attempt to lose weight without concentrating on the carbs, 
protein, fat and ignoring the metabolism. Hunger was literally uncontrollable in these semi starvation studies. 
More important the reduction food led to a disproportionate reductions in energy expenditure and metabolic 
activity. 
The human body is constructed to maintain its weight–resisting both weight gain and weight loss, so that the obese
remain obese and the thin remain thin. Dr Jules Hirsch from the Rockefeller University writes, “Of all the damn
unsuccessful treatments, the treatment of weight reduction by diet for obese people just doesn’t seem to work.” 
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