Tennessee was fourth in the nation for obesity. This series examines the problem sometimes s roots and what's being done to reverse that trend.
Week after week, body-conscious Middle Tennesseans Pack weight loss clinic waiting room, listening to the name they were called.
They stepped on the scale, study of weight and body mass index, and then collect the pregnancy hormones they'll supply the inject into their own fat over the course of the next month or so.
Word-of-mouth has been the biggest HCG diet's advertising tools, to men and women booking appointments at the clinic a dozen in Franklin, Murfreesboro, Nashville and Clarksville offers hormone and plans 500-calorie-a-day food that goes with it.
Critics call the HCG diet healthy hunger in the worst and the best psychological impulse. They expect diet to join the legions who've enjoyed Twitter and sculptures, including cabbage soup, Atkins and hoodia. The position of the u.s. Food and Drug Administration's is a hormone that's okay to lose weight.