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17 Aug 2010

Hi Diet Doc (and everyone else)
I''m motivated by weight loss of a colleague. She is on The Diet Everyone Talks About. I would like to join but am nervous about getting injections when I don''t know what the ingredients are. And my local service provider won''t tell me what''s in it - they just keep saying it''s natural and I don''t have to worry. But isn''t this a bit unethical? Do you know what is in this injection?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Sharon
This is the problem with this type of diet that forces you to have all kinds of injections and the providers refuse to tell you what they contain. It is unethical because every patient and client has the right to know what a medication or treatment contains. The diet in question is a variation of the Atkins diet (high protein, high-fat, zero or very low carbs) which will initially make you lose weight (even without any injections), but the problems with this type of diet are: a) It is unbalanced and the high intake of fat is potentially harmful b)you can develop side-effects like ketosis, bad breath, constipation, etc c) most patients regain the weight they have lost when they stop using this type of diet. Luckily most patients cannot adhere to such a high protein diet for long. The injections either contain some harmless liquid that will not contribute to weightloss, or potentially harmful compounds. One of my other Readers once posted the package insert of weight loss injections that she had received to me, and it was frightening because the injections were under no circumstances intended for weight loss, but were designed for treatment of male fertility problems and were called "A.P.L.® Injection". The package insert stated specifically "APL has no known effect on fat mobilization, appetite or sense of hunger or body fat distribution. HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity." Thus it is senseless to get injected with unknown products.
I would rather use a balanced, energy-reduced diet (1500 cal or 6300 kJ/day) and daily exercise to lose weight safely and at a much lower cost.
Best regards
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