Most people don't know how to drop weight fast without compromising their health in the process. Starvation diets can create nutritional deficiencies and some drugs can have dangerous consequences. If you're interested in losing weight quickly and have consider using human chorionic gonadotropin to speed things along, learn about alternative strategies and understand the potential for HCG side effects.

What is HCG?

A hormone created by the human placenta and excreted in the urine of pregnant females, human chorionic gonadotropin is approved by the FDA to treat infertility and a few other medical conditions; however, it isn't approved for people interested in dropping weight fast. The Federal U.S. Trade Commission and Food and Drug Administration recently issued multiple warning letters to several companies that offer homeopathic HCG drops for weight loss.

According to FDA director Ilisa Bernstein, human chorionic gonadotropin hasn't proved effective as a diet supplement, and it could lead to dangerous consequences when used for inappropriate reasons. Bernstein said the companies will face legal action if they continue to promote homeopathic HCG diet products. Although Bernstein didn't warn of specific HCG side effects, she did stress that unproven diet drugs hold the power to negatively impact a person's health.

Healthy ways to drop weight quickly

If you want to lose belly fat quickly or eliminate the fat around your thighs, you can accomplish your goal by eating foods that encourage your body to burn fat instead of storing it. Consult this list of quick weight loss diets for ideas on how you can burn fat fastest.

Additionally, if you choose to use a supplement or diet drug to aid your dieting goals, don't overdo it. Instead, use the drug to enhance your production at the outset of your dieting plan, and then wean yourself off of it after a week or two.

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