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Old 02-25-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
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Anyone trying the HCG Diet?

I am trying the homepathic hcg diet right now. It worked before but I was only able to do it for about a week before I caught a bad cold that messed everything up. Last time I lost 11 pounds in 8 days. I am very overweight and need something to help get off the majority of my weight without taking years. I know some people don't agree, and thats fin, but for me its definitely worth a try.

Anyone else doing this?
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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It is nothing but a quick loss drug. Once it is stopped the weight will come back. It takes a lifestyle change to take the weight off and keep it off.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:49 PM   #3
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I heard that it is dangerous. You are only allowed to consume 500 calories a day, for two weeks!!

Why not instead see a nutrition doctor that can give you advice on how to change you diet and exercise routine?
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:56 AM   #4
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I know of people that lost and kept off but probably because they had good habits to change. But the main concern is having low calories can destroy your gallbladder leading to gall stones. I had a rough time in 2009 dropped about 30 lbs in a month or so because I was hardly eating. By Jan of 2010 I had 5 large gall stones. Never had an issue before then.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:01 AM   #5
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Um, aren't they illegal?

http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/cons.../ucm281333.htm
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:25 AM   #6
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Nope not illegal, just misunderstood.

I have already had my gallbladder removed.

The HCG diet does teach overall healthy habits. You only eat the 500 calories for 28- 40 days and then go on to phase 3 and 4 where you eat a more normal amount of calories.

The reason you can live off of 500 calories is that the hcg causes you to use your abnormal fat that you have stored.

I have known quite a few people that have used this and kept the weight off for years, including a doctor. Yeah if you use this and then go back to eating unhealthy, but this plan helps reset your metabolism and teaches you to eat healthy.

I wish more people were open minded to it. The people I know who have used it LOVE it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:50 PM   #7
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hHCG

Dr. Oz had an update in Feb on this diet. There is a MD who does the shots with her patients (so real HCG) and uses exercise and I think a higher calorie limit. He tentatively approved this version. I recommend you watch this if you can find it and seek to use the real stuff.

Secondly I think if you do not cheat, it can point out for you all of the times and places that you are using food as a crutch or actually feeding an emotional issue. This was my primary focus on trying hHCG (homeopathic) with a naturopath this winter. I wanted to tackle my sugary evening snacks. I lost 12 pounds in 30 days. This is an average weight loss of .4 lbs per day. The average is .5 for women. I was very pleased. I am now working on holding steady for a bit before deciding if I will do a second round or just focus on the way of eating I have been researching. Although it was tough for me, I am now not snacking at night. I am content to wrap things up with dinner and just have water or herbal tea. I think you need to go into this sort of diet with a plan to learn about yourself.
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For Hcg veterans, have you ever been to Disney during the vlcd phase? If so, how was your stamina walking the parks all day? Prorocol dictates low levels of exercise, if at all, during this time.
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I am trying the homepathic hcg diet right now. It worked before but I was only able to do it for about a week before I caught a bad cold that messed everything up. Last time I lost 11 pounds in 8 days. I am very overweight and need something to help get off the majority of my weight without taking years. I know some people don't agree, and thats fin, but for me its definitely worth a try.

Anyone else doing this?
I did HCG prescribed by a dr about 2 years ago. I did two rounds. Lost about 60 lbs. My dr said the problem with the hcg drops is you are just starving yourself. I had a friend on the drops and felt terrible. She went to my dr and got the cream (yes, there is a cream, you do not need to do shots) and did it and felt great.

While I was on the diet I felt great. Never better. I kept the weight off for a while, was doing very well with it then my son tried to commit suicide. Being a stress eater I gained it back over the next year. It was a very stressful time and it never ends the worry for a depressed child.

Anyway, he is doing better and I was not trying at all to lose weight again. I have twin boys that are about to start their senior year. I started thinking about their graduation and how I am going to want to have pictures of me with them. Right now I refuse to have my picture taken. I am about 100 lbs overweight and miserable. My feet hurt and my knees. I know I need to get the weight off not only to look better but to feel better.

So to make a long story short (I know, too late) I started again with the HCG cream last Friday. Finally over the sugar withdrawals and feeling much better. I am going to WDW right when I am done with maintenance. Hopefully I won't go crazy there. Then I will do another round after school starts that gets me to Thanksgiving. I will do another round after the New Year. Hopefully I will be near my goal by then. I know I will be better than I am now.

Good luck to you. Think about going to the Dr. I am almost never hungry when I am on the cream. I think it is better than the drops. I am going out of town next week for 4 days to a baseball tournament. I know it will be hard but I am determined to stick with it.

BTW I never had gall bladder problems. Only problem was losing a lot of hair. I have a friend that lost about 80 lbs on it and never had any gall bladder problems either. Feel free to msg me if you need moral support.

***Just noticed how old the OP was. Sorry for the long rant. Hope you did well on it!!
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