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Some people are so desperate to lose weight they spend a lot of money. What is the biggest waste?
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Fad diets
Right now HGH and HCG are the rage but any fad is a waste.

In brief: Fad diets
Right now HGH and HCG are the rage but any fad is a waste.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Dr. Martin Raff
Although other factors are being discovered, the cause of obesity is predominantly the inability of the person to control their dietary intake and lack of use of the calories consumed. This is predominantly a psychological problem and fads are a way of diffusing the real issues.
Dr. Robert Muroff
General Practice
In brief: Items sold to you
Diet programs that try to sell you products (cookies, shakes, etc.
) are a waste of money because you learn to eat a cookie and not real food. Even if you reach your desired weight, you have not learned how to eat properly, and will probably gain all of your weight back (upwards of 95 % of dieters do). Go with a diet that teaches you to eat real food.

In brief: Items sold to you
Diet programs that try to sell you products (cookies, shakes, etc.
) are a waste of money because you learn to eat a cookie and not real food. Even if you reach your desired weight, you have not learned how to eat properly, and will probably gain all of your weight back (upwards of 95 % of dieters do). Go with a diet that teaches you to eat real food.
Dr. Robert Muroff
Dr. Robert Muroff
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Depends
Most programs work to the extent that they make you expend more calories than you ingest.
Most failure because people get bored with them, do not like them or do not follow them properly. It is a waste to pay for a program which you fail to follow. There are no miracles here and nothing is easy. You need help from nutritionist, exercise and your family doctor.

In brief: Depends
Most programs work to the extent that they make you expend more calories than you ingest.
Most failure because people get bored with them, do not like them or do not follow them properly. It is a waste to pay for a program which you fail to follow. There are no miracles here and nothing is easy. You need help from nutritionist, exercise and your family doctor.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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