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HCG Diet: Look Elsewhere for Weight Loss

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You won’t see me promoting quick fixes or fad diets anytime soon. But every once in awhile something comes along that seems so dangerous I have to call it out. That’s why I’m going to help reveal the truth behind the HCG diet.hcg injections

What it is: HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone produced during pregnancy by the cells that form the placenta. This hormone is detected in the blood around 11 days after conception; it is detected in the urine around 12-14 days after conception. While it is most commonly associated with pregnancy, it is present in both genders.

What it does in the body: HCG signals the hypothalamus (area of the brain that affects metabolism) to mobilize fat stores. In pregnancy, this helps the body bring nutrients into the placenta, fueling the fetus with the energy to grow.

The weight loss claim: The HCG diet (using daily hcg injections) will help you lose 1-3 pounds per day.  The HCG-diet combines the daily injections with a very low-calorie diet (500 calories per day).

500-calories per day is severely restrictive! In fact, it is not enough calories to support normal brain function. Your body will compensate by using stores of glycogen, protein (muscle) and some fat, which lowers your resting metabolism. Before you can lose true weight, you will be so irritable, lightheaded, and cranky that you’ll reach for whatever food you can get your hands on and have a field day.

Scientific evidence: There is no scientific evidence supporting HCG injections as a weight loss strategy. In addition, these injections have not been approved by the FDA for use in weight loss. In fact, since 1975 the FDA has required all marketing and advertising of HCG to state the following: “HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity. There is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or ‘normal’ distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets.”

“HCG is a hormone extracted from urine of pregnant women. It is approved by FDA for treatment of certain problems of the male reproductive system and in stimulating ovulation in women who have had difficulty becoming pregnant. No evidence has been presented, however, to substantiate claims for HCG as a weight-loss aid.” via the FDA

HCG ban: The hormone was recently added to the list of “banned substances” in Major League Baseball, as it was becoming increasingly popular among steroid users. Athletes turned to this, among other “performance enhancing drugs” because it “mitigates the side effects of ending a cycle of steroids.”

Negative side effects: The common side effects include headaches, mood swings, depression, blood clots, confusion, and dizziness. Some women also develop a condition called Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS); symptoms of this include pelvic pain, swelling of the hands and legs, stomach pain, weight gain, shortness of breath, diarrhea, vomiting/nausea, and/or urinating less than normal.

Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Weight loss is hard work and it won’t come in a potion, pill, or injection. The most “dangerous” thing you should be doing to your body is trying a new exercise that intimidates you like rock climbing or completing a marathon.

Sources:
Banned in MLB
HCG Side Effects
FDA
CalorieLab : “Weight loss is hard, and human pregnancy hormone won’t change that”
Associated Content : “HCG Marketed by convicted fraud, Kevin Trudeau”
Diet Scam Watch : “HCG Worthless as a weight-loss aid”

July 28th, 2009

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EveGillespie

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posted May 25th, 2014 1:40 am


kinza

is good

posted Apr 19th, 2014 5:39 am


michele

Never again will I use this product, swallow breasts like after having children under arm pain!! Exercise should be the only diet to get fit!! Stay away from this...

posted Apr 6th, 2014 4:58 am


dc

I started hcg injections a little over 2 weeks ago. I gained 10lbs in just 2 weeks!
I was 141lbs then, I weighed in at 151lbs yesterday at the clinic. I switched back to phentermine.
Hcg does not work.

posted Nov 28th, 2013 4:22 pm


Kim Miller

I buy my HCG Diet products from https://www.officialhcgstore.com they have free shipping and sell lots of name brand of hcg diet products.

posted Nov 15th, 2013 8:18 pm


Lynn

I lost 30 pounds in 6 weeks with Dr. Emma's HCG diet. Dr. Emma's HCG diet plan is better than the Simeons HCG diet. It is less restrictive in caloric intake and is tailored to the individual's activity level and is therefore safer. In Virginia, Universal Weight Loss and Wellness Center is now offering Dr. Emma's HCG diet and injectable HCG, which is the only form of HCG scientifically proven to be absorbed into the bloodstream. The results are amazing and long-lasting, because you lose fat, not muscle, due to the HCG.You do not lose weight because of the HCG, you retain muscle and therefore improve your metabolism due to the HCG.

posted Jun 20th, 2013 2:32 am


pamela

For those who say there are weak, dizzy, tired, etc on HCG Drops...that is because as of 2012 no HCG can be sold in USA without a script! You do not have real hcg. The only thing to spend your money on is the real HCG that you can easily mix into your own hcg drops, or better yet mixed for an easy injection that you wont even feel! If you do a search you will find either an American Pharmacy selling the supplies (rather high price and may need script from dr) or find an overseas one that is "reliable" ..hint hint..It is so easy..many youtube videos and people who got results and show you exactly what to do. This diet works like no other and you should feel awesome on it...never weak or hungry, or else you need to up your dose of the REAL hcg that you prepared. You can check to make sure it is active with a dollar store pregnancy test.

posted May 31st, 2013 5:21 pm


Dried out

I tried HCG for 2 weeks I suffered dry eyes, dry skin and stomach discomfort. It may work for some people but not for this 63 year old.

posted Apr 23rd, 2013 8:04 pm


karen

Looks like the good Dr. would rather we eat his Fullbar.

posted Feb 26th, 2013 6:35 pm


MOE3060

I began the HCG drops on Jan 7, 2013 and as of Feb. 13, 2013 have dropped from 250lbs to 211lbs!!! Was it easy? No. Easy was eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted all the way up to 250! Next week I hope to reach my goal of 205. I'm not ingnorant to the fact that if I go right back on my diet that led me to 250 that goal too will be achieved.
As my stomach became more accustomed to smaller portions I became less hungry and found that most the time we feel hunger is often a result of lack of hydration. Water. It works. It works. It works. I'm looking forward to maintenance phases as a long term healthy eating life style.
Remember that there are only two diets:
1) The one that got you where you are now if you are overweight.
2) The one that returns you to where you need to be for a long term healthy life.

posted Feb 13th, 2013 9:05 pm


Trashy

i have been using it for several and i have lost 31 lbs. save your negativtism for the drs. and diet industry who make more money on crap that really doesn't work. i have tried every diet known to man. i am stickin with this one. so in so many words butt out!

posted Feb 3rd, 2013 9:45 am


Ruthie faustin

I have been taking the HCG diet for 11 days now and since then i have not been able to defecate and on the 10

posted Nov 13th, 2012 12:08 pm


Michele

I did the HCG diet twice. Each time I had results like I've never had before!
I was introduced to it by a preventative medicine doctor that I was working for. A few things that I didn't see mentioned in the article I read:
#1- you should need to lose 30 lbs or more to go on this diet.
#2- the injections work in conjunction with the Simeon diet (500 VERY specific calories). If it isn't followed to the letter- you WILL NOT see results. Period. No exceptions.
It is the most difficult I have ever been on- however sticking a needle in your stomach each day for 40 days kept me on track!
I had the greatest results I have ever experienced.
#3- the pills or drops will NOT have the impact the injections do. Don't waste your time with them.
Injections burn your "deep stored" fat first. IE: the place you typically lose from last is the FIRST place you lose from. For me, it was lypo in a needle.
Lastly, I did my injections in winter 2008.
It is not summer 2012 and I haven't gained anthing back.
BTW- the ONLY side effect listed on the bottle of HCG is lower back ache.
And that only happened from time to time.

posted Jul 16th, 2012 8:51 pm


clark alan

I was initially very skeptical about the HCG program. Before I posted any feedback from the plan I wanted to go at least 6 to 9 months following my last injection, to see if the program was successful. I can say that now after 7 months I lost 15 pounds initially and have not only kept that off but lost an additional 12 lbs from remaining on a healthy eating plan over the months from January through the end of June 2012. Initially I was concerned that I lose mostly water weight and muscle tissue as that's the most common weight loss with most programs. In preparation for same I had full body scan to determine where the excess fat deposits were and what my fat tissue and muscle tissue make up was. My muscle tissue was 67% while fat tissue was 26% and water was 7 to 8%. After the diet muscle tissue composition as of 5 days ago (July 1, 2012) muscle tissue 75, fat tissue 18%, water 7 to 8%. THIS DIET does work! It is specific in the areas it targets and can be maintained after completion. The key is both strict adherence to the program AND then adopting a completely new and healthy eating plan. The new plan NEED NOT be a diet but just eating healthy. Eliminating all soft drinks and processed sugars (simple carbohydrates --candy bars...etc..eating more fruits and vegetable...etc... AND exercising regularly is the key element to long term success

posted Jul 8th, 2012 12:27 am


LadyBlue

A good friend of mine told me about this diet. She said her friend had lost over 30 lbs in 4 mos. Mine friend had started the diet protocol and was into her 2nd wk and was down 9 lbs. I thought great! I'm going to CA next month & would like to lose 10 lbs before I go. I was on my 7th day & noted a 2 lb loss. But I had no energy, I was extremely depressed, didn't want to go anywhere or do anything, had extreme fatigue and muscle aches, confusion (formulating a sentence became difficult), severe insomnia and headaches. By the 8th day I stopped the HCG drops. My friend called me & left a message saying she was worried about me (because we usually talk at least twice a week). When we spoke that day she told me she had the same reaction & had stopped taking the HCG drops. I have been either in bed or laying on the couch for the last 4 days. This is very unusual for me as I do hot yoga 1-2 times a week, a total body fitness workout 2-3 times a week, and I have not been able to do any of these activities for the enitre time I've been on this diet, along with the last 4 days after going off these drops! When will I feel better?? When will I feel like doing things as simple as doing dishes & watering my flowers??? OKAY, this diet is not for everyone....but the profound side effects my friend and I suffered as a direct result of using the HCG 1234 diet protocol should be CLEARLY listed in the literature provided in the box! The ONLY thing listed, and not even as a warning, is: "Caffiene sensitive individuals 'may' experience symptoms including headaches, restless and/or difficulty sleeping." There have been enough review postings from individuals who have suffered the same side effects as us. These side effects should be listed in CAPITOL LETTERS on the box and in the literature found in the box. I would not recommend this "quick fix" diet to ANYONE! Thank you Dr. Michael Snyder for your review. Can anyone tell me how to get this stuff out of my system...AS FAST AS POSSIBLE?!? The obvious side effects my friend & I had should be clearly listed on the box. In CAPITAL LETTERS! Thanks for letting me vent my frustration!

posted Jul 5th, 2012 8:32 pm


kelli

I would also just like to say to all those out there who are saying that when we get off this diet and go back to eating the way we did we will gain weight...duh you know what happens if we pay to go to your gym and have you train us and eat low calorie meals and then stop and eat what we did before....hhmmmm.. uh thats right we gain the weight back! thank you capatin obvious if we go back to what we did before ANY weight lose plan then ofcourse the weight comes back. seriously that your argument!? for those that are so dramatic as to say stupid things like a know some one who committed suicide are you freaking kidding me 1 person offs themself and its the diet no couldn't possible be that they had underlying personal issues no not at all. and thats right ladies and gentlemen even though you've never heard of it before and for those of us who've been pregnant seriously when was the last time you went to a prenatal visit and had the dr ask if you want to donate your urine to weight lose yup there is a bunch of prego ladies peeing in bottles good grief at least the people on here who are for HCG are making some sense everyone else who is putting it down 1) hasn't tried it 2) knows no one who has 3) has no actual proof to back anything up 4)is far more brain washed by the FDA then we are by HCG. Fact is regardless if we can lose it without the HCG or not if I want o give MY money for a placebo and I lose weight and am happy then what's the harm why are you so angry abou it? so you say it can cause side affects funny thing is you have no proof of any of the side affects yet I can give you millions of medical articles that state how many health problems come from being over weight so if this helps us then so be it. fact is it's hard to work out when your carrying around 100 pounds of weight if I could get it off and be able to run and swim like I used to then I can keep it off HCG is a great start to get yourself ina postion to live health life learn what to eat and get that extra weight off then take up a healthy activate like running, swimming, tennis etc and be happy forget the bitter people on here

posted May 26th, 2012 10:46 am


Kelli

Am I the only one noticeing that the only people who are cranky on here are the ones who don't like it and are not on funny isn't it? First off to all those yelling at people and calling them names like lazy grow up this isn't middle school everyone has a right to their own opinion 2nd if you've never had a weight propblem which I suspect by your attitude then you don't get to coment cause you have no clue. In response to some of the comments on here to the lady who said it made her lactate I call BS of all the hormones that trigger lactation or in some way take part HCG is NOT one of them to the FDA worshipers look it up a vast majority of medications the FDA HAS approved have either been later recalled due to the large number of deaths or health problems so lets stop acting like they are the health Gods and know it all, no to mention there are a lot of other medications that they took decades to accept that were showing great results so whos to say this isn't one of those cases? If people want to try this and it's worked it's their right to do so if you don't want to then don't. Not a SINGLE negative person on here can say they have lived a 100% health lifestyle and never once took a risk that someone else said they shouldn't so you need to keep your hypocrtical opinions to yourself the only thing that should be on here is people's factual accounts of their personal experience with HCG anything to the contrary is doing no one any good (even if what your saying is for it)

posted May 26th, 2012 9:41 am


Nancey

hcg worked for me! I even lost weight on the first 3 days that you are supposed to eat as much food as you can. So I believe there is some evidence for ya if you don't belive it helps in reducing weight. In less than a month, I lost 20 lbs. 3 months laters, I kept the weight off. I am now doing the diet again. Been on it for a week and have already lost 7 lbs!

posted May 26th, 2012 1:49 am


Research Before You Speak

Okay, I just want to say to all these people that are bashing the HCG diet and saying how harmful it is and to exercise and stop being lazy. First of all, yes, it is a 500-800 calorie diet BUT what you have failed to realize what HCG does in the body. It pulls the fat from the fat cells to be used by your body as energy so it's really like your body will be using 3000 calories a day - you are just CONSUMING 500 calories. So NO you won't be starving if you eat the proper foods with the diet. So before you go ranting and raving about something you know nothing about - do your research!!

posted May 22nd, 2012 10:37 pm


June

I am so ! I spent $120 at a company called Total Living who have a booth at the Oglethorpe Mall, Savannah, GA. Acting on impulse, I was talked into buying the hcg diet. The very next day after viewing the cd rom and looking at what all it intails, I decided that this diet is not something I wanted to do. I tried to return the unopened products, and they told me they have a no return, no refund policy! They had one small sign that says this, (and you can see it only if you approach the booth from one direction. It was not anywhere in my eye sight when I was there. They absolutely REFUSED me a refund! Then they tell you that at the bottom of the receipt it says that all sales are final. Well, why would they put it on the reciept? You can't return the thing after they got your money! It would appear to be a scam. Any company who works like that and refuses to accomidate a customer. No code of ethics. They just want your money!

posted May 9th, 2012 11:53 pm


cyndi

who cares what the fda says. they approve anything they can get millions of dollars for. the things they approve end up killing people and then they warn people once it's too late. fda is just a huge business out to make millions and they don't care about the general public's health. hcg is making me lose a pound per day and no side effects yet. try it and don't pay attention to the fda.

posted May 3rd, 2012 1:43 pm


Deena

I am not saying that I like the diet. But it is true. Hcg can make you lose weight. Every time I get pregnant I lose a significant amount of weight even though I dont get sick. I only threw up a handful of times with my son and ate ALL day long and I still lost 35 lbs. This pregnancy I have thrown up one time, I am 13 weeks along and I have lost about 17 lbs. For me, I lose weight like mad when I am pregnant. Even though I dont get sick. I think its the hcg.

posted May 1st, 2012 9:41 pm


HCG wholesale

I loved you post because if I hadn't read 'Bolesno Grinje', I would have been misled. You are so right in all the points you raised. staggered was cruelty masqueraded as tradition.

posted Apr 26th, 2012 10:43 am


Beth

I followed the HCG diet In November 2011. and lost thirty-five pounds. I won't say that it was easy; you have to be in the right place in your head to make it work. I ate 3 1/2 oz. lean meat plus 3 1/2 specified veggie for lunch and again at dinner. I had two specific fruits between meals. I was given a low dose of Phentramine as an appetite suppressant.. I did indeed lose a pound a day with very little discomfort. I was never hungry. I cheated once, on my birthday, what can I say, I did lose or gain for two days. Maintenance was hard and I felt I was doing it wrong and gained back a lot of the wait. I'm getting ready to start it again. This time, I will let the Doctor help me stablize and plan my maintenance phase. It is definitely better to have a plan when you are trying to lose weight

posted Apr 14th, 2012 7:23 am


Be Careful

I lost a lot of weight using HCG, I went on 4 different rounds through a doctor using injections. After the first 2 I started abnormal bleeding everyday for a year. The 3rd time (gained some weight back) I ended up in ER with severe renal colic and had to stop using. The 4 time (Sounds crazy i know) I ended up in ER again with BP at 160/132 and had to stop taking. I got the point. Every person I know has done HCG and lost weight, lots of weight, and 90+% of them have all gained the weight back and continue to redo the diet even with negative side effects. its a amazing what a desperate woman will do to lose weight but I am telling you, its not worth the risks:(

posted Apr 12th, 2012 4:21 am


HateYourIgnorance

This response is actually to Missy. The woman that can eat what she wants as long as she walks a bit every day. Ever since I was a little girl I have been involved in sports. I was on the swim team, I took ballet, I walked, ran and biked everywhere. When I got older my body started to put on weight despite my still active lifestyle (dancing and MMA) I trained EVERYDAY sometimes twice a day. I biked to and from university, I took long walks in the evening all the time, and ate maybe 1200 calories on a good day otherwise I'd eat less on other days. I don't drink or eat candy or even fried foods. I did all of this... just to MAINTAIN my body weight. I was constantly tired, my muscles were sore, I was cranky but I thought I was normal...Until I saw a doctor that explained to me that you don't have to be FAT to suffer from OBESITY.
Now he's put me on HCG if this doesn't work to fix my retarded metabolism, NOTHING will.
So why don't YOU respect yourself and get educated before you all over what you think is a quick weight loss fix.

posted Mar 19th, 2012 4:59 pm


Jenny @ Kiva Therapeutics

I tend to agree with your opinion of HCG and that it is not safe for consumers. There are many more natural ways for people to lose weight. I think the problem is somewhat complicated however. Perhaps the people who would benefit from this supplement have stopped producing enough of their own hormones due to poor food quality and mindset?
Check out my thoughts on HCG @
http://www.kivatherapeutics.com/b/

posted Feb 27th, 2012 5:19 pm


Woody Wood

After researching this program for 2 months and knowing someone who went throught it, I decided to start 6 days ago. My start weight is 240lbs and I am down 8lbs as of this morning. The only side effect that I had in the beginning was a slight headache, but that is due sugar that I was not consuming.

Over 2 yrs ago I became a pescetarian. I am active by walking at 2 miles at least 3 times a week at the track and watching what I ate, but the weight would still be slow moving. I take the HCG injections at with no problems. When the program is over I will determine if I want to do another round of the HCG injections. I am not looking at this program as the end all, but if this can help kick start those 20-40lbs to drop off so I can do more physical activity, so be it.

posted Feb 26th, 2012 4:56 pm


Kimberly

What is the best HCG that isn't too expensive, and can be bought in a store? What is the best HCG that REALLY works, insn't too expensive, and can be bought in a store? I have been doing lot of research on this HCG and am going to give it a try. I am just confused about which one to use. There are so many out there. If there is anyone that has used this and it has worked for them. I mean trully worked for them, please let me know which one to use. I am a mother of 5 and have gained a lot of weight after having my last baby. I am looking to lose 80-90 pounds total. What is a good HCG that I can buy in a store that is doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Thanks

posted Feb 25th, 2012 4:29 am


vyhlidal

HCG has anyone a steak and still lost weight? I have just started the HCG nasal spray the doctor says he did it and it worked for him. I'm hoping it does. Ok did any one eat steak during the first phase? I have read a lot of feedback from people on here and yes we are lazy and we don't know how to eat that is why we are doing this. I know that we think we are starving but do you think that we have not felt like this is because we just eat whenever and put stuff in our mouths not knowing when we are hungry. I think this is teaching us when to feel the pain and that is telling us that we need to eat. Like Rosie said she never was hungry because when she saw something she just put in the mouth.

posted Feb 22nd, 2012 8:46 pm


Fancy50

The FDA may not have approved HCG, but they have approved Aspertame which is killing people fat and making them fat.... enough said about what the FDA does and doesn't approve.

posted Feb 16th, 2012 5:31 pm


Proof It Works

Does anyone know what the 800 calorie diet consists of?

posted Feb 9th, 2012 5:11 pm



hcgtotheoldies

Some of you are asking where to purchase the ??real? hCG. I supply information about the updated 800 calorie diet and how to use the pharmaceutical strength sublingual (administered under the tongue) HCG on my website. I am a Zumba instructor and have designed a 30 minute workout that can be done while on the 800 calorie diet. You do not have to be a part of our 6 week weight loss camp to purchase the mixing kits or the ??real? hCG from our website.

posted Feb 4th, 2012 5:25 pm


alysia

I have done the hcg diet, and it changed my life! i started last good fri. of 2011 i lost 45 lbs and have kept it off. The hcg diet taught me how to eat clean and healthy. Lean meats. green veggies, and fruit. what else do u need? i feel great! i do have 1 splurge day a week. but eat healthy alot more. i eat whole grains when i do have carbs. i had tried other diets before. nothing burned my stored fat like the hcg. i lost 45lbs and went from size 16 to a 8! i did the homeopathic hcg. i also did the 800 calorie diet. there is a great group on face book ran by Sonia Russell LPN who came up with the 800 calorie diet. Check it out. It will change ur life :)

posted Feb 3rd, 2012 2:28 am


Ben Gonzalez, MD

It is obvious that the author does not have practical experience with the hCG Protocol. In fact, there are many statements in this particular article that are expressed out of context and only serve to perpetuate misunderstandings with hCG as a medication, fake "hCG diets", medical literature, medication side effects, among other things. The very first flaw noted in the article is found in her second sentence ".....seems so dangerous I have to call it out." What does she base her "dangerous" statement on? In the over 40 years hCG has been used for weight loss not one single documented death or long term side effect noted in the medical literature. Yet the FDA has approved such weight loss measures as gastric bypass which has an actual annual death rate. And I am not mentioning the co-morbitity associated with gastric bypass procedure. Yes,the protocol is associated with a restricted diet. But the protocol itself is not a diet. It is not a lifestyle to follow, it is a protocol to help change metabolism and weight loss is a side effect. The author is correct, there is not definitive scientific evidence supporting. However, there is no definitive evidence against it either. I doubt the author has read the actual studies that have been done in the past. Most are old, flawed, all are incomplete and inconclusive.
A very obvious misrepresentation in the article is the paragraph about banned substances in professional sports. This is out of context and has nothing to do with the hCG in it's use for weight loss. There are many drugs banned but it does not mean they are not used safely under medical supervision with appropriate indication. The doses of hCG and most of the banned substances abused by professional athletes far exceed the doses used for proper medical treatment.. A very misleading note in the article is the paragraph about side effects.These were obviously drawn from side effects noted in high doses used for fertility treatment or testicular issues. Again, out of context. There have been no documented OHSS symptoms ever documented in the use of hCG for weight loss. The entire article is truly out of context and unfortunately perpetuates multiple myths associated with the use of the actual hCG medication for weight management. This comment forum is too small to provide complete response. But to paraphrase the authors first comments: Once in awhile something comes along that seems so...out of context that I have to call it out. ~Ben Gonzalez, MD
NOTE: I do not advocate the hCG protocol for everyone. It can be used very safely and effectively is selected individuals under proper medical supervision.

posted Jan 28th, 2012 12:36 am


Martie B

I'm a 37 year old male and am very active. I play basketball 4-5 times a week so my activity is more cardio than weight lifting etc. I've been taking the HGH Spray from the Dr. Max Powers brand for about 5 months now and am very happy with the results. It has helped out with both my endurance and recovery. I'm just not as sore in the mornings anymore and I have a lot more energy when I'm out on the court. It has helped me regain some of the quickness/explosiveness all men lose in their late 30's. I've been playing hoops like this for years, so it isn't like I wasn't in shape all ready. This stuff is just giving me that extra boost to help hold off father-time.

I've also lost a few pounds since I've been taking it, which may be a benefit of the Dr Max HGH Spray itself or the fact that I'm running harder and for longer now and burning more calories that way. It's likely a combination of the two, which is great.

Not only is the product top notch, but I get the feeling that this is a company that takes a lot of pride in their products. It's just well represented, when you recieve your first bottle you'll see what I mean.

posted Jan 26th, 2012 7:47 pm


Missy

My goodness....why don't you people exercise everyday and eat healthy. You can eat as much as you want and feel great and lose weight. I think you are just too lazy to get up and exercise and work hard - I've been walking 3 miles almost everyday for the past 20 years and can basically eat anything I want. Are you going to take this stuff the rest of your lives??? 500 calories a day is so unhealthy....respect yourself and exercise!!

posted Jan 19th, 2012 3:46 am


erica

There's lady that goes to my Church that lost 100 lbs with the hcg protocol.
Karen is 6'3", so she's already big, but she started the protocol. She told me personally that she cheats all the time. And she has lost over 100 lbs. If you want to see, she has a facebook page showing her weight loss using hcg. Email me, and I will send you the link.

posted Jan 19th, 2012 1:55 am


Ashley

How idiotic you all are!! Of course the 'diet' 'works'! At 500 calories you are 400 calories below what is technically starvation. Use your brain! Diet and exercise and don't inject potentially dangerous (and now banned) substances into yourself.
Honestly, did any of you do any research? Doesn't seem like it.

posted Jan 18th, 2012 1:20 am


Dawn Michelet

I have been on this diet since mid aug So about 4 months I do 800'calories a day for a week then 1000 cal a day for a week and alternated ....... I have lost 66 lbs I do exercise 1 hr a day 3 times a week ........i went from a sz 20 to sz 12 and I still have a ways to go I have tried everything .......this works

posted Jan 1st, 2012 9:38 pm


Laura

Used injections. Didn't lose but a few lbs. But 9 months later breasts started producing breast milk. True story. Dr. said: What did you expect? Had to take pills to make it dry up. You can keep this program. No thanks.

posted Dec 30th, 2011 3:48 am


Kate

I think that you should have interviwed people who have actually tried this diet. It seems that you are bashing the HCG because you are a RD? I for one have been and am currently on the HCG diet, I have lost over 100 lbs and have nothing but good to say about it. I have had no negative side effects, in fact it has dramatically changed my life and my health. My sleep apnea has gone away and I am no longer required to wear a CPAP machine to help me breathe at night and that is just one of the positive health effects it has had on me. I agree that the HCG diet may not be for everyone, but it has helped thousands and that should be taken into consideration. I would reccomend this diet in a second!

posted Dec 13th, 2011 6:59 pm


Karen okamoto

I am type 2 diabetic on insulin. My cholesterol before medication used to be 386. After 3 months on a vegetarian diet of a heart surgeon called Essetelyn, and now this diet, my cholesterol without medication is 156. I am only taking about 2 units of insulin a day now, after 3 weeks on the plan, normally I take about 12to 15 units a day. I am off my small dose of synthroid. I am only about 15-20 lbs. Overweight and very active, but this has got to be good for me. A study in Great Britain, and now one in United States has cured type 2 diabetes using a 600 calorie diet! The people were on it in one study for two months, the other study 4 months. This was run by medical professional.

posted Dec 5th, 2011 11:55 pm


Laurie

I have arthritis, so exercising is not really in my plans. So far, I have been on this diet for 1 week, and it has been SOOOOO EASY, where I normally could not stick to a diet. I am a night time eater historically. Even with "cheating" by using regular salad dressing, eating raw broccoli, cauliflower and carrots with a little veggie dip and 6 nilla wafers (when I get a sweet urge), I still have gone from 176.9, to 181.6 on goring days, back down to 175 -- in just 7 days! I lost 1.6 pounds just yesterday and I cheated (a little). Hunger pains are minimal for me, whereas a hunger pain usually gave me a migraine. Not with HCGSolutions. I found it at WalMart for $19.99 and it's hormone free, which I loved, since I take Synthroid already (had 1/2 my thyroid removed 10 years ago). Anyway, I haven't read all of the posts here but I had to share that I like this stuff and know that I will be able to lose at least 15 pounds by Christmas. Oh, and my friend Sara (diet buddy) has lot 10 pounds in this past week from her peak when gorging. But she hasn't cheated like me, lol. I'm just so happy that I already liked what is on the diet menu too.

posted Dec 1st, 2011 1:49 am


Tammy

Will HCG cause me to feel like I did when I was pregnant? I was sick for about 6 months each time I was pregnant, will HCG cause me to feel like I did when I was pregnant? I was hospitalized because I COULD NOT gain weight during pregnancy. I would like to try HCG but won't if it's going to cause me to feel like I did when I was pregnant.

posted Nov 22nd, 2011 12:10 am


Missy

I have been on the HCG drops for 6 days now and I'm down 10 lbs. But I have read different things one will tell you that broccoli and cauliflower is ok to eat and the next one will say no. Does anyone have any input on this one for me

posted Nov 20th, 2011 4:07 am


Kerry

Just finishing up my second week on the drops and only lost 4 pounds, not the 14 (one lb. per day) as suggested. I did drink Diet Coke throughout, which may have made a difference. My sister lost over 100 lbs. doing the diet over the course of a year, but I am convinced it was the extremely low calories that did the trick, not the drops.

posted Nov 18th, 2011 4:45 pm


jorge

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posted Nov 14th, 2011 11:31 pm


Andrea

Im on my 3rd day of the diet (first 2 are "gorging" days") and i have a few symptoms that are normal for this diet according to a site i read and many comments posted.. Headaches and aching is supposedly normal and thats what im experiencing right now, they say it only lasts the first 2-3 days and it has its understandable reasons for happening, im hoping thats the case. My doctor recommened the hcg $80 pills but i am taking the $20 hcg "hormone-free" drops.. I researched why "hormone-free" if hcg IS a hormone and again, it has its understandable reason or explanation in this case. If you research everything, it all makes sense. Also i read a review saying only eating 500 cal a day without hcg is the same, well i agree BUT the point of the hcg diet is it doesnt get rid if muscle as only eating 500 cal without the hcg diet would. Research alot is all i can say to those unsure. There are risks in everything these days, you can try it or move on but just remember, not all diets are for everyone, everyone will react differently. The FDA approved drug Tylenol was a good example, after it caused death, its up to you, not the FDA.

posted Nov 12th, 2011 2:40 am


John B.

I started the diet 10 days ago and have lost 16 pounds...down 224 from 240. I'm a 6'2" male in decent shape...just want to lose 15-20# of flubber. I love how the "reviewer" makes a ton of assumptions re: the side effects. My experience has been almost the exact opposite than what is supposed to happen according to the reviewer. I have plenty of energy, feel refreshed, am still plenty strong, and pee every 2 hours. The only thing I don't like about the diet is that I am hungry. It's not a weak-hungry, like you assurdly would experience if you did 500 calories w/o the drops, but hungry at time nonetheless. I'm not just being a fan-boy. In respect to the results, it is what it is...in my case the diet clearly does what it says it will do.

posted Nov 9th, 2011 4:30 pm


Jenifer

So glad I keep poking around on the net not the only informative news I've got about the Hcg rip off....really glad I haven't started my bottle!! And they told me that "homeopathic" makes a difference, no thank you! I'll pass! Thanks for the good news (informative)!!

posted Nov 8th, 2011 11:21 pm


archie

I have done other types of diet.From insanity to running.Good result,but This diet is awesome.Lost 11 pounds in the first week.Looking for loosing another 15 before thanksgiving.Yea started with 188.5 loking to go to 162

posted Nov 8th, 2011 8:40 pm


bella

Are the drops more effective or the homeopathics...BRANDS? Please.

posted Nov 4th, 2011 12:57 am


Rlo

I like what Bryan said... " Well "some" people died from an FDA approved drug called Tylenol.. Go figure. "

So true, should we assume that if it's not FDA approved that it does not work? What about all of the wonderful treaments and or herbs from other countries like Britain, China, India that are not FDA approved, should we dismiss the sucess they have had? Another testimonial here said that the drug companies and FDA are tied to push drugs on us for huge profits... I beleive that whole heartedly.
Anyways, my own success is the measring rod of quality...
I have been on the HCG diet for 7 days now and I have lost 21 pounds! FEELING GREAT!!! ENERGETIC, CLEAR MINDED etc.

posted Oct 15th, 2011 6:39 pm


blw

Hi, My name is Bonnie. I have been on hCG for 22 days and as of today I have lost just over 20lbs/9kgs (12 inches/30.5cms).

I researched this diet for many hours before deciding to give it a try. I never ever feel starving. Sure, I feel a little hungry at times but mainly at meal times. I am on homeopathic sublingal pellets ($40 for a 40 days supply) that I take 3 times a day and they are amazing. For those who say homeopathic doesn't work, that is NOT always the case. There are real brands that WORK. If you want lots of information (including good brands etc) and support go to hcg diet info.com /hcgdietforums . If the website is removed, please go to my profile and I have the information there. There is also a section with people sharing their success stories and before and after photos. None of them, that I have seen have saggy or loose skin.

People who talk about the 500 cal diet being the reason for losing the weight, please note that using hCG we lose FAT and hardly any muscle. If you read Pounds & Inches you will see the research behind it.

To those on hCG Diet who are starving/weak etc you sometimes have to adjust your dosage either higher or lower to find your 'sweet spot'.

Please don't bag something before you have tried it or that you don't know all the facts about.

posted Oct 8th, 2011 4:20 am


Leighann

I didthe homeopathic hcg drops for two months and lost 70 lbs. I love it and will do another round.

posted Oct 2nd, 2011 4:13 pm


Lynette

I lost 50 lbs of weight in 2 rounds (40 days each), but only lost a little bit of fat. Here are my actual numbers: before HCG 208 / 39% body fat. After HCG 158 / 34% body fat. Yes, I lost weight, but only about 10 lbs of fat and the remaining 40 lbs. was lean mass (i.e. muscle). I know these numbers are true as my doctor who recommended it has expensive body fat testing equipment. She monitored my results before, during and after. She was sad/ashamed (concerned for her licence) for recommending to me a weight loss cure that actually hurt me by eating up my lean mass. I used to be able to bench and leg press much more weight than I do now. I am weak. I used to be super strong. Do not use HCG. And if you do, know your body fat percentage ... before and after. THEN decide for yourself if it was a good thing. I have decided to NOT do another round, despite having lost "weight", as it was not FAT LOSS. Good luck! I do hope it works for you, but for me it did not help me lose fat. Sorry ...

posted Sep 28th, 2011 4:29 pm


debrurka

I was on the HCG diet and going into my lsat few dasy and I had a flash behind my eye and went blind. I drove myself to the hospital and upon examination by an opthamologist , she said that I had a blood clot behind my eye. My Dr. then took the drops from me and is testing them along with my blood to see what this extra hormone was doing to my blood. If I could go back I would never ever had started this. I am a week after this has happened and am going back to my specialist next week. My eyesight will not come back they say 100%......Please dont take this substance. Thank you

posted Sep 22nd, 2011 2:20 pm


Lora

Three of us did this diet/shots and it does work. As long as you follow the meal plan and the whole diet plan it will work. It does work. Ths first week we all lost 10-13 pounds each.

posted Sep 22nd, 2011 11:51 am


lexx

Do hcg drops without hormone work? i just purchased the hcd drops,but with no hormone.. is it gunna work the same..? im going to start my diet on monday in 5 '3 '' n weigh 145.. im wonderig now if i should just go online and get the hcg with hormone..?????????

posted Sep 17th, 2011 1:14 pm


Lidia

Anything made from URINE is a big no for me. Enjoy your highly-refined, preservative-free URINE.

Has anyone noticed the caloric restriction? You could skip the drops and shots completely and still lose a load of weight on 500 CALORIES A DAY.

A friend of mine did the sub-lingual drops and was not sleeping, cranky, and unable to hold a lucid conversation for more than five minutes because she didn't have enough food energy for her body to even operate at a RESTING state. She stopped the drops and upped her caloric intake to 1000 calories a day (still not enough - on average - for a human beings RESTING state) and still dropped a ton of weight. She's been able to keep it off with exercise and watching what she eats, she is eating around 1500-1600 calories daily...

All without having to starve herself or ingest something derived from URINE...

posted Sep 11th, 2011 12:03 pm


tynisha

were is the best place to get it

posted Sep 7th, 2011 9:45 pm


Floria Johnson

Have used HCG since Aug.15th and had much success,started at 237 and i am at 217.4 (Sept.3, 2011), I am tired a lot of the times, going to add some B12 to my diet.

posted Sep 4th, 2011 12:16 am


Angela

I am not sure about any of this. I did go buy some HCG today and now I am excited and scared after all the comments I have read. I do know this, I am reading a lot about this being a pregnancy hormone. If this makes me feel anything like I did when I was pregnant then I will take it without the side effects of weight loss. I never felt better in my life than I did when I was pregnant so I will take it just for that.

posted Sep 2nd, 2011 4:23 pm


Tempestt

I loved the diet. I am starting the diet again today! woooo! I started off at 245 now I am 225.

posted Aug 31st, 2011 5:49 pm


Jazzy

Where is a recommended hCG clinic to visit in LA? Also what is the approximate cost? I really want to try this diet in a safe way. I want to be clinically supervised by a recommended Doctor!

posted Aug 26th, 2011 3:04 am


lglavish

I tried this diet, did the shots of HCG with shots of B12 and stuck to it for 3 weeks at 700 calories per day. I was very hungry throughout, and only lost significant weight the first week which was water weight. There was no real group support or structure at the place I went. This was not a properly medically supervised diet which is what I had thought when I paid (too much) for it. I only saw the 'doctor' once and they never did blood work or anything. When they offered me appetite suppressants they were just caffeine herbal junk. This diet was a waste of money for me. The HCG is supposed to curb your appetite and give you optimal weight loss but it sure didn't work for me.

posted Aug 23rd, 2011 6:51 pm


Jan

I don't know, all I know is I'm on my 2nd Round of HCG using the oral drops. On Round 1 of HCG I lost 22 pounds & 32 inches in 21 days. I then went on maintenance & KEPT IT OFF for 2 months. (I stayed within my 2 pound window...read Dr Simeon's doc for more info). I am now on Day 12 of my 2nd Round & so far I've lost 14 pounds. I've tried every diet prior to this & the fact that I successfully kept it off while being able to work my way to a more normal food intake using regular foods is HUGE for me. (in some cases it changed what I wanted & the loss made me prefer healthier options) I see that some folks are really negative on this but I say, read Dr Simeon's document for yourself & educate yourself. The pharmaceutical AND medical industries make fortunes off obesity in this country. I also noticed some very, very irate personal trainers, nutritionalists, etc on here & don't understand their anger & outright accusations that these testimonies are lies. I, too, had concerns about the low calorie part before I started (admittedly, I thought they were crazy at first) BUT after seeing first hand 10-12 of my own friends having success both losing AND keeping it off, I decided to go for it.

All I would say to the naysayers is read the document & again, educate yourself. I never had any side effects (luckily) except one headache one day & I felt & looked great & NO grumpiness or irritability...(UNLIKE every other diet!)

So, in conclusion.....In my opinion, my REAL experience beats others' angry or condescending THEORIES any day!!! Decide for yourself what is right for YOU!

posted Aug 19th, 2011 1:41 pm


Jacquie

I'm about to start the diet and I have a few questions. On the HCG diet do you just lose weight around your thighs and hips are is it all over your body. And second, I have a really curvy body shape, my waist is small but my hips and butt are big and i actually dont want to lose that curviness even though i want to lose weight off my hips and thighs so how is HCG going to act when i take it. My third question is which form of the diet is better: consumable or injected?

posted Aug 19th, 2011 12:35 am


dap

Katy, where did you purchase the injections?

posted Aug 17th, 2011 2:15 pm


Cecelia Williams

HCG works!!!, I have lose 24lbs in 3 months, BUT, I was on 1200 cal. per day. its works, I would never do 500 cal per day not healthy.....going for my next 20 in 2 months.....

posted Aug 1st, 2011 5:14 pm


Sparkle

First off I would like to say that you need to do a little more research.....Better yet stop and look at the testimonals.....I for one started the drops three days ago...was at 210 now at 204.... I don't feel starved or deprived the only thing I experienced was being tired the first day.....Other than that i'm fine....(everyone is different)...what I might go through another may not....As a matter of fact I can't wait till i'm finished...cause I will be back on to tell you my total weight loss...and be sure to put that in your research.....one thing I can't stand is for someone who has not experienced something for their selves and has more of an opinion of negative remarks...than a individual who is actually on it...or has tried it....SMH.....Again while your up here bashing.. you need to put the success of how much people have lossed in your research...I would'nt be surprised if your secretly using HCG....lol...IJS...

posted Jul 28th, 2011 7:19 pm


sarah

Did the drops a few months ago..i was not super strict on it say anywhere from 500-900 calories a day. I loved it becuz if i would eat close to the 900 calorie mark i would feel digusted and at that time thinking about eating over1000 calories a day made me gross. But i started at bout 220lb after loading and a month later got down to 199. It was definetly hard the very first week but u get use to it. i couldnt help but cheat everyday because it is hard to eat that little food but i think the drops really helped. i did maintence for 3 weeks and was going to start again but could not complete it. been about 3 months and just recently gained back 8lb but thats becuz i was eating whatver i wanted to and not caring. ive been trying to do low carb this last week and i am just not getting the results i wanted to . so i am going to restart hcg aug 1st. it is a very very strict diet and if you are dedicated to it then you can lose 20-40lbs each round!!! the more you do during the day like working/ect will take ur mind off the food. it worked alot better for me because i had 2 jobs at that time. i am restarting 2 jobs again so i hope i can get good results!

posted Jul 28th, 2011 2:43 pm


Regina

Has any one had burning sensations in their kidneys while on the HCG? I have been on the sublingual HCG for 2 weeks now. I have lost 10 lbs. About 4 days ago, I started feeling a burning sensation in my kidneys, is this normal? It is sometimes difficult to drink all the water required. I am thinking about stopping the HCG to see if that is what it is.

posted Jul 24th, 2011 8:12 pm


spkvcg

I have used HCg and it worked wonderful.. I did nto gain the weight back.. I am slim and beautiful now. I have 5 friends doing it... no side effect at all... it is the best

posted Jul 18th, 2011 11:22 am


V Mitchell

I started the HcG diet 46 days ago and am using the homeopathic sub-lingual drops. It is working wonderfully. I'm losing the nasty visceral fat that otherwise wouldn't move for anything! I have eaten organically for years and yet couldn't get rid of my belly fat until now. I've lost 30 plus lbs in all the right places and am getting into sizes I never thought I'd see again. I'm being monitored weekly, and my % of body fat is dropping quickly while muscle mass is increasing! Heavenly, and all with no hunger pangs and little to no cravings. I am NOT denying myself and I feel GREAT!! I'm getting more exercise without really trying because I feel like being active. My heartburn has disappeared and likely my esophageal ulcer has too. I would NEVER do a VLCD without the HcG because I know how dangerous it is. I can't remember feeling this good!

posted Jul 16th, 2011 8:36 pm


Bryan

Wow.. So many success stories. My wife and I each lost over 60lbs and have kept it off using hcg injections.. We tried many other diets as well as two different rounds with personal trainers and never lost the weight and could not keep it off.
No more migraines and health issues. Glad we will be around for our daughter and not be a medical burden. This article did not provide any real dangers or issues with the diet.. Just "some" people may have isssues.. Well "some" people died from an FDA approved drug called Tylenol.. Go figure.
Everyone is not the same, I would suggest to try it and see.. The majority of people have had great success.. Read for yourself.

posted Jul 15th, 2011 12:08 pm


Katy

I just started the HCG injections 6 days ago. Ive already lost 4 pounds, but I am not following the 500 calorie diet. However, I am eating very healthy. Lots of protien, fruits and vegatables. I have hypothyroidism along with PCOS so it actually is extremely hard for me to loose weight. Im not lazy, I work 12 hours a day and still run 4 times a week.

Everyone is different so dont knock it before you try it. It really does work and Im not the owner or have any affiliation with the owner/distributer.

posted Jul 14th, 2011 6:32 pm


Robby

I had tried probably 50 other diets with no success, my wife as well. We then heard about HCG from a couple who had both lost more than 50 lbs on the diet. I was very skeptic at first because it was the lowest calorie diet I had ever tried and in fact i went on a 1000 calorie diet but could not sustain it for longer than 4 days because I was too hungry.. However I went on this diet and in 34 days I lost 42 lbs and was never hungary, not only did I not have any of the side affects listed by this doctor in the artical but I got rid of several health problems that comes with being overweight (constant heartburn, borderline diabetic, high colesteral). I have maintained my weight since I lost the weight for over 14 weeks now no problem and I eat 2500 calories a day or better now. during the diet I was on 12 hour shifts at work for about 14 days and I still was never hungary, had more energy, and of course slept better because I had no more heartburn that was almost a nightly thing. THE DIET WORKS, the DROPS WORK

posted Jul 14th, 2011 1:34 pm


nissi

I really liked bieng on the HCG diet. I did it twice. I think it is a very good diet beacuase it burns all the bad fat and it really does reset your hypothalamus. I have been staying away from tortillas and bread. When i eat i get full right away and i have been able to maintain my weight. The diet is hard cause you crave everything but durnig the diet but if you have to set your mind and tell it, it is only for a little bit. After you do the diet you can start putting things back in.
If your head starts to hurt take asprin and drink lots of water, that will help, you need to drink lots of water so that your body can release the toxins. the frist three days i lost 11lbs the seconed time i did it. The first time i did it the frist three days i lost 10. This is a great diet if you are looking to live a long healthy life. I recommend the skinnytrain.com
take care and best wishes to all of you.
oh and remember, each body is different, so some people have headaches etc. not all.

posted Jul 14th, 2011 1:21 pm


loser50000

For all of you quoting the science: for a woman my age, 1500 calories a day is what it takes to maintain my weight. If i ate 500 cals a day without Hcg, that would add up to a loss of 2 lbs per week. (1 pd of fat = 3500 calories. Eating 1000 less per day = 7000 = 2 lbs) WITH hcg, I'm losing a pound a day. Explain that with the conventional theory. Can't be done. There is something here that convention is not accounting for. And no, I'm not hungry, in fact, i feel great!

posted Jul 11th, 2011 8:37 am


kcone

ALL I can say is my 25yr daughter was on this HCG Diet and committed suicide with very little warning.

posted Jul 7th, 2011 3:57 pm


Nicole

I started the Hcg protocol on June 27, 2011, today is July 6 and I have lost 15 pounds and I'm not hungry. There is no way in hell that I could eat only 500 calories a day without hcg and not be hungry. HCG works, but it doesn't stop cravings for other foods, so when you decide you want to do it, make sure you can. The Food that you can eat is limited and you can only drink Tea or Coffee for Breakfast with stevia (I use Truvia) It definitely works I inject myself in the morning and it's painless and worth it. And people need to research before buying. I suggest the yahoo group hcgdieters! ~In the morning I probably will be down another pound :)

posted Jul 7th, 2011 1:18 am


Al

You people are F'in insane...Some of the crap I'm reading here is delusional.."oh I've worked out 12 times a week and ate the right foods but still didn't lose no weight" - Stop talking nonsense...come and train with me and I guarantee you'll transform your body within 8 weeks.
Taking HCG for fat loss??? Have you people lost the plot? Bodybuilders take HCG to boost up their testosterone production after a steroid cycle..BUT they need to take an anti-estrogen straight after in order to stop ESTROGENIC side-effects from HCG such as FAT GAIN!!! Not fat loss for pete sake! Seriously, get off the couch, move more, eat natural, unrefined foods and if you can't lose weight then you're lying. Or maybe the 0.000000001% of the population who has a metabolism problem. Most of you DON'T but just convince yourselves you do because it's easier than living a healthy lifestyle.
You people would listen to this article if you knew what was good for you

posted Jul 6th, 2011 4:42 am


Nina

There are many things not approved by the FDA simply because they are in bed with the pharmaceutical companies to make money. My physician actually did the hCG diet herself and therefore recommended it for me. I have gained weight due to illness and medications and have been unable to lose it, despite adhering strictly to many of the plans mentioned and working out. In my first week on the diet, I've lost 16 pounds and 5 inches in my waist. I am encouraged for the first time. I would not be able to eat 500 calories a day and not be hungry without hCG. My doctor is monitoring me closely for side effects and I would stop if I encountered any, but this is the first success I have had while on medications.

Everyone's body chemistry is different. It's why some medications work for some people and don't for others. It's why some people like some foods and others don't. It's why some people think roses smell sweet and others don't. We are all different. If you are so concerned about these things, ban commercials for products like Hydroxycut, which are pure BS. HCG has made a lasting difference for many people, and has scientific research done by a physician 50 years ago.

And no, I don't eat Krispy Kremes, and I don't drink sodas, or smoke, or lay around all day. There is something wrong with my body. I have worked for the last 15 years to find something to fix it. This may the thing that fixes it. At least I am trying something. And it's not easy, either. It's not a quick fix. It will take me well over a year, if I do it right, to reset my metabolism and lose the weight in the correct time frame.

BTW, I tried your Full Bars... didn't help me. For me, it's not a question of self-control or willpower. I don't overeat. My metabolism is faulty. I worked with a trainer and a nutritionist for 3 months. I worked out 6 days a week, followed a 900 calorie/1200 calorie per day (alternating week) diet and lost no weight. If you can give me an answer to that, then I will give you more credence to your claims that hCG is not a valid weight loss tool.

posted Jul 5th, 2011 4:03 pm


lady j

I have been on HCG drops for 4 days now excluding the two days of eating fatty foods before u start. I started at 229 and I'm now 224 My eyes hurt like crazy and I have a headache but I've notice that u have to set up a time routine on when you will eat so that you do not become hungry. Eat before your before you feel hunger pain if not u will still be hungry after eating

posted Jul 3rd, 2011 6:51 pm


april joy

Is HCG available in the Phillippines? is the HCG diet drop is available in the philippines? how can i buy it?

posted Jul 3rd, 2011 6:52 am


Archana

How do you order hcg in Mumbai, India? please can anyone guide ..i need tp place an order..but m based in mumbai in india..can i get it here..if yes do guide me with the procedure..

posted Jul 1st, 2011 3:42 pm


stacy

How to deal with lack of energy on HCG? In just 4 days I'm down 5lbs. Loving the results but I feel sluggish. Others say they are full of energy. What am I doing wrong? My dreams are also more vivid & scary ... will this pass? I want to continue but just need advise please.

posted Jun 27th, 2011 9:28 am


PBN

all well and good. my problem. I am 57 yr old woman. I just look at food and gain weight. am intelligent enough to understand diet & exercise. recently lost 35 pounds using diet and exercise. my problem: knee injury & 20 of the pounds are back!! how do i lose weight when I have a bum knee? Dr even told me to get rid of my treadmill due to this injury.
:-(

posted Jun 25th, 2011 1:32 pm


chris

The HCG-diet combines the daily injections with a very low-calorie diet (500 calories per day).



try to eat 500 calories per day and see how much you lose!! the HCG isnt the secret here..its lack of food.

posted Jun 24th, 2011 5:00 pm


Donna

It cracks me up that this is an article about not using this diet, and yet everyone on here is praising it and asking how to use it. Complete disregard for health facts in the face of diet results. Yes, I want to be skinnier, but not at the expense of my health. Still looking for a better way....

posted Jun 22nd, 2011 4:18 pm


Kathy

I lost weight on the diet the first round but was hungry and I cheated. I am on another round after doing much research for what may have caused my hunger.

I found how to clean my colon in order to allow toxins to leave my body; use probiotics to kill off yeast, fungi, bacteria and etc.; eat/drink nutritionally sound; work on my thinking/emotions; and how to rest/heal my body and mind for recuperation from the stress I put on it.

Now I am back on the diet with better success with my eating as I am not hungry.

Two things I continue to do that are not on the diet is drink kombucha/kefir at almost a vinegar state so there is no sugar. This continues my probiotics.

I am also drinking bentonite/psyllium/l-glutathione "shakes" with a little vanilla and stevia to continue to clean out my colon. A clean colon is where all begins. I drink these shakes in the morning and evening. No calories, either.

I make a hot or warm tea (best for your body) mid morning of chai tea with stevia and the allowable milk for the day. I make my own chai tea mix of 2 parts cinnamon, 1 part cardamon, 1 part cloves and 2 parts ginger. This has a medicinal value as well as appetite suppressant. Read about the values of each thing I mentioned online.

I also drink the lemon juice in water with stevia and swallow a crushed clove of garlic along with a good sea salt. Check the medicinal and weight loss value of each of these online.

I divide my day up so I am eating or drinking something every couple of hours and set my cell phone alarm to remind me when to eat or drink or take drops. I figure I am training myself to eat often and in smaller portions throughout the day for now and when I am off the diet. I also don't have a chance to get hungry as I have something to eat often throughout the day.

I make my menus "interesting" by the use of spices. I might have turkey burger with poultry seasoning and my bread for "turkey and dressing." This is an example of how to keep the diet interesting and palatable.

I had hypothyroidism, problems with my adrenal glands, anxiety and depression. I am no longer on medications for these.

I have learned to be kinder to myself.

I read much about the Herxheimer reaction and info on Herings healing order to help me understand any side effects coming from my body's healing...in particular my endocrine system not being in good health due to making bad health choices that caused me to gain weight and to have health problems.

I tried to cover what I discovered through research in a concise way. I hope this helps some who have had questions about their ailments and hunger. I think if you do the research that I recommend you will better understand your body and health and find that the diet does work and will work but each person's needs are different and it might take preparing your body to make it work for you. It took me time to understand what my body was trying to tell me.

posted Jun 19th, 2011 1:06 am


FatBoy

I lost 47 pounds in the first round. I cheated on several weekends so stretched the diet to about 70 days. Now I'm 14 days into the 2nd round and have lost 18 pounds. I have tried everything but have always had poor eating habits. If there's anything to be gained (or lost) from this diet, it is that if you follow Dr. Simeons protocol, you will be more in tune with your body, be more able to make better food choices, and you will live a happier healthier life. I am all the evidence, scientific or not, that I need. Good luck to all.

posted Jun 15th, 2011 6:49 pm


escobare

BE VERY VERY CAREFUL WITH THIS DIET. IT DID NOT WORK FOR ME. IT MADE ME SICK TO MY STOMACH THE FIRST COUPLE OF TIMES I USED IT. I CONTACT THEM AND THEY SAID THEY DO NOT HAVE REFUNDS ONCE THE PRODUCT HAS BEEN OPENED. THEY SUGGESTED I KEEP TAKING THEM. I RSPONDED "NO" IF I AM FEELING SICK EVERY TIME I TAKE THEM THAT MEANS MY BODY IS REJECTING THEM, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG... SO I AM STUCK WITH THE DROPS -THAT WAS MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN... AND BE CAREFUL, LOTS OF "SCAM" COMPANIES OUT THERE. I ORDERED MINE FROM THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE SUCKS!!! IT IS MY FAULT FOR NOT READING THEIR RETURN POLICY... THERE ARE COMPANIES THAT WILL GUARANTEE THEIR PRODUCT 100%AND GIVE YOU A FULL REFUND AFTER 30 OR 60 DAYS IF YOU ARE NOT 100% SATISFIED - GO WITH THOSE COMPANIES IF YOU ARE GOING TO TRY THIS DIET.

DO NOT ORDER FROM

posted Jun 13th, 2011 7:48 pm


Carrie

I started working out at the beginning of the year and lost 12 pounds. I then hit a platue and have not been able to get passed it even with watching what I eat and the regular exercise. I would track everything. I had a friend that did the HCG diet and she had major sucess. I caved in and got the drops and after my first day of taking the them I broke through my platue and that was on my loading day. This is only my third day but I have high hopes. I feel good, I get full quickly, I have more energy. I am starting to feel like my old self again and I couldn't be happier. If you are thinking about trying it then you should. It does work!!

posted Jun 11th, 2011 12:11 pm


karen

I have seen varying prices, how do i know which HCG product is most effective? Does price dictate effectiveness?

posted Jun 11th, 2011 7:55 am


bre

I am currently using the hcg nasal spray. I'm halfway through week 3 and have lost 25 lbs! I wouldn't usually go to this extreme for weight loss, but my dr. Recommended and prescribed it for me. I see a consultant once a week. She monitors my muscle mass, body fat %, body water %, blood pressure, and blood sugar. I have actually GAINED muscle mass and body water and have LOST 4.5% of my body fat! My blood pressure and blood sugar are great! I did get a headache the first day or 2 and I felt hungry for about 5 days. Now I feel fine. I know I can't eat 500 calories a day for the rest of my life or go back to my horrible eating habits once the maintenence period is complete, but this gives me a huge boost. If I can get down to a weight I'm comfortable with, I can maintain fairly easily. It may be a controversial diet, but it's working for me!

posted Jun 10th, 2011 6:45 am


cindy

I am 44 yrs of age and of course I have been on every fad diets out the even weight watchers with excercising, I have not been sucessfull on any of them, Im the type of person that if I go on a diet and do not see results I get frustated an quit about 2 weeks in. I bought the HCG cause I have friends that have done it and has lost alot of weight. I told my husband im going to try it and if I dont lose 1 lb in the first week I am done and I will just stay fat..lol WELL I started it 5 days ago and I am so excited because I have lost 3.6 lbs so far, I know I have a ways to go but being able to lose 1 pound motivates me. I haven't lost one pound in over 5yrs but I sure have gained it :o . All I have to say is dont knock it till you try it. It does work. I am the biggest sceptic ever being nothing have ever worked for me.

posted Jun 7th, 2011 9:53 am


tt

I did the homeopathic drops bought at local GNC and they worked very well and I did loose and keep it off. For the next round I thought I'd really go for it and use the injections. Didn't work for me at all. Was like doing the VLCD without any of the help I was getting from the drops. The drops made me feel great and if I decided to do another round I will use them again. I still have not regained the weight lost from the first round even after eating a normal diet.

posted Jun 3rd, 2011 2:53 pm



Candice Ekberg

Wow, a lot has changed since I have been on here last! I have launched my own website(www.bodybycandice.com) where I can now help people more efficiently, and am now running a private support group on FB for HCG that is up to 500 members! It is under "Local HCG" GROUP or you can friend me on FB www.facebook.com/bodybycandice and I can add you. HHCG, injections, whatever - you are all welcome to join and can speak and ask freely about HCG without being judged.

Just know the bottom line about HCG... it has its risks/side effects, but it does work. BUT if you go back to your old habits and don't change your lifestyle, you will gain it back. I maybe very knowledgeable in HCG, but my expertise is in the AFTER and keeping the weight off! I also have a private room on FB under "Beyond HCG" for people in phase 3 and 4. I am not a company, or sponsored or anything... I'm just a real personal with real results wanting to help people do this right and break the cycle.
Again, my site it www.bodybycandice.com - www. bodybycandice dot com Happy Losing! -Candice

posted Jun 2nd, 2011 8:08 pm


Guy

Is it safe to take HCG while on the Blood Pressure med MICROZIDE? I take a blood pressure medicine called HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 25mg (MICROZIDE). Is it safe to take HCG while on this med?

posted May 30th, 2011 10:28 am


Michelle

I love this diet!!! Lost 60 pounds feeling better than ever!:)

posted May 29th, 2011 8:31 am


Miss B

I disagree. I did the sublingual hcg drops with amazing results. I lost 17 pounds in 3 weeks and have managed to keep it off even with eating normally. I have found that even if I gain a little, I can get it back off easily. The trick is to make sure you do the Phase 2 diet for 3 weeks after you get off the drops. (no sugar no starch) I now eat almost anything I want which I thought was impossible. Even if I have to do this diet once a year for the rest of my life it is so worth it to be thin!

posted May 27th, 2011 4:29 pm


4GB BBS

Other meds and HCG??? What if you are taking anti depressants? Can you still take them with HCG? Oh! I should add that I'm on them due to the fact that I had my fourth baby a year ago, I have no energy, and I'm overweight! So, Yeah I'm depressed! I have an appointment on Monday at a medical weight loss clinic.

posted May 21st, 2011 12:45 am


Chante

What is amazing to me is that most of the people who are speaking negatively about it and the people have no experience with it whatsoever. I am successfully losing weight on the diet right now, with none of the side effects mentioned. Every person responds differently to different things, hcg is no exception. Don't judge me because I chose a different route to weight loss than what you deem acceptable (especially when you have not personally done any research, and are just making a judgement based on what others have said).

posted May 19th, 2011 1:50 pm


aurora

When people say "drops", are they talking about sublingual actual hcg or homeopathic hcg?

Seems like the results of "the hcg diet" are (no pun intended) diluted because you're reading about people actually using hcg and people using the "hhcg".

I'd be hungry too if I was putting alcohol water under my tongue and only eating 500 calories.

posted May 19th, 2011 12:31 pm


Wanda

Sad that such a miracle have such negative comments from those who are ill informed. I am 65, been overweight since I was 15. I have lost 110 lbs since August. I started at 315 lbs. I have been able to cut my blood pressure meds in half, cease taking statins for cholesterol, and I have more energy and I can move. My bloodwork is better than it has been in years. I have a chance to be independent longer in my life. My son has also lost 33 lbs in 30 days. And further anyone who does not keep it off fails to follow the maintenance phase ...So i strongly encourage EVERYONE who needs to loose for health reasons to do this. IT WORKS. I don't sell this I just swear by it. It has saved my life. HCG IS A MIRACLE. I believe it is methadone for fat people.

posted May 18th, 2011 10:04 pm


Lizzie

did the vlcd w/o hcg.Still Lost 20 lbs in 20 days. I couldn't afford the pills so i just stepped out on a limb and did the protocol minus the hcg. Very pleased....i drank a lot of water. Then gradually added cals/day and started working out. I lost another 10lbs shortly after, i feel good. I dont knock the diet..in my case the diet (vlcd) worked just fine without the hcg.

posted May 18th, 2011 9:50 pm


Sue

It's a fad that is for sure! Many lose it only to gain back even more pounds then they lost. I posted a comment a month ago that they would not post because it talked about the side effects of this diet. So yes they are letting the person post how wonderful this diet really is when it just is not what it seems to be. The same girl pushing this product has a FB page along with a man that sells the HCG and they works as a team to make money.

posted May 17th, 2011 11:29 am


joe

wow it's hard to believe all the comments here are NOT fromsomeone pushing htis latest weight loss fad...but then again it would not surprise me since 'Merka is just FULL of fat, stupid, unconscious morons who ACTUALLY would take a PREGNANCY HORMONE to lose weight, WTF? A larger group of idiots would be hard to find!

posted May 17th, 2011 9:56 am


Pilar

My story is that I've lost 9 lbs in only 5 days and the surprising thing is that I don't have to take my prilosec anymore. I've been taking it for the last several years on a daily basis for heartburn and now for the last 5 days, I haven't needed it. However, I've felt dizzy, tired, sleepy and my eyes feel very tired. I decided to take today off and eat a bit more and start over tomorrow. After loosing 9 lbs. I will try another week and hopefully I will loose enough lbs. to get closer to my goal. I lost 30 lbs. by getting on another diet and excercising, but I got discouraged when I kept exercising a lot and wasn't loosing anymore weight. I am very active and for the last 4 months, I had n't lost any weight and now I feel great to start on my weigtloss

posted May 15th, 2011 1:46 am


LizR

I have just gotten off the diet. I would have to say if I were to just have eaten the low calories I would have lost the same amount of weight.

There are side effects of eating the low calories and I am actually dealing with that now. I have gallstones and improper functioning organs.

I may have lost weight but I am in loads of pain and am forking out more money to fix my problem the restrictive calories have caused me.

To each there own try it if you want to but know every body reacts differently.

posted May 11th, 2011 11:52 pm


k horne

this is so untrue.It does work and no side effects.have used the shots and drops also.never felt better in my life.I am 66 years old and have a lot of energy.

posted May 10th, 2011 2:16 pm



Dr Warren Willey

If you have tried the HCG diet, and the results haven't lasted, I have your solution. I had many patients coming into my clinics frustrated that they lost weight using the program, but it was soon back on. It inspired me to write my latest book, The Z Diet, available on . If you're looking for answers to the HCG diet, please, by all means, at least check it out. Here's a youtube video teaser for the book

posted May 10th, 2011 1:35 pm


Concerned Healthy person

It is unbelievable what our society has come to! Am I the only one (other than the person who wrote the article) that actually has some intelligence to know how bad this diet is. So sad to know that people have become so lazy to inject themselves with hormones just to lose weight... what happened to working out, eating a well balanced diet, possibly taking vitamins... it's not that hard. I see this as the biggest "cop out" for those individuals that are simply lazy and want quick results... oh yeah and are yoyo dieters because this diet is the biggest yoyo diet of them all. Good luck to those who are on it, I highly suggest to stay away and for those, like me, who think this is ridiculous be a leader not a follower! Be the one who leads a healthy life not follows others, like these fad diets!!!!!

posted May 6th, 2011 2:54 pm


Clint

I purchased my HCG from hcg nexus dot com. It has changed my life for the good. I lost a lot of weight while using their drops. Totally worth the price. In fact I saved a lot of money off my grocery bill.

posted May 4th, 2011 5:29 pm


adeleh

I gained between 10 to 15 punds since I quit smoking eight years ago. I am 5 feet one inches tall and weighed between 108 and 112 pounds before smoking, now I weigh 123, 125, pounds. I am over 65 and would like to loose about 10 pouds over a short period of time, would SCG give the results that I want without any harm

posted May 2nd, 2011 9:22 am


Adie

Should I feel a slight burn/tingle after injecting? I've just started using HCG, today is my second loading day. I've noticed some slight burning and tingling at the injection sight. Am I doing something wrong?

posted Apr 28th, 2011 1:18 pm


thera

Whaaat? I can't believe what I'm reading. 500 calories a day? Right, who can survive on that? My NP put me on the (injectable) HCG diet along with daily portions of extremely high quality Metagenics UltraPlus Powered Shake Mixes and Bars (taste great). With the food I was consuming, along with shakes and bars (I'd blend the chocolate mix in my morning coffee), I was getting 1,500 calories a day. And boy, did I lose! 30 lbs. in 3 months and NEVER went hungry. People! Forget the 500 calorie a day Simeons diet! It is based on antiquated science. The "science of dieting" has come a long way, baby. You don't need to starve your poor bodies, 500 calories a day is inhumane! Contact Dr. Elissa Mullen in Seattle, she can help you work this diet in a reasonable manner.

posted Apr 26th, 2011 10:35 pm


susan

I been trying to find out about the hcg diet protocol because i want to do it and wanted to get to know more about it before doing it and let me tell you all the reviews are good of course from people that have actually tried it and the bad like this one is because they have not tryed it. Sooo guess what!! I am doing it and I am excited about it!! thank you to alln the reviewers that have actually tried hcg for sharing!!

posted Apr 25th, 2011 9:29 am


skelter

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hCG does work. I have been in the field for a long while now and aside from testing it on myself I have seen everyone who tries it end their weight loss solution with success!

It is something I think is worth a try because it does work and is continuing to grow and be better understood by the weight loss world!

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posted Apr 23rd, 2011 4:35 pm


Paula HCG Fan

The hCG diet works! If you need to order some, go to hcgdietcure.net for top quality, proven hCG with excellent customer service, full instructions and coaching. I highly recommend this site. I needed to lose about 15 lbs and was so skeptical of this diet but boy am i glad it proved me wrong. It works folks :) there is also a facebook page with suport and lots of other dieters, stop by and LIKE the page and ask the ones who are on the diet right now!

posted Apr 18th, 2011 12:46 pm


FelineWizard

Has anybody on this diet had alot of loose skin? Has anybody who has been on this, have alot of loose skin?

posted Apr 15th, 2011 7:47 pm


glowagain

If you are in fact a Dr., your opinion should not supercede the facts. There is medical science behind the HCG protocol. Just because the FDA hasn't been paid off by a pharmaceutical company to "approve" this product yet, does not make it illegitimate. HCG is a natural protein produced in both men and women, accessed during pregnancy to help the body nurture a fetus. This is not a DRUG.

Second, you're right there are not many "in shape" people out there. In fact, we are heading to a place where the majority is obese with heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Diseases caused by or affiliated with obesity are much more dangerous than 6 weeks of taking something your body naturally produces, but you can't "naturally" have access to. Following the HCG protocol resets your metabolism and hypothalumus, so that its very unlikely a person that completes the cycle will return to old eating habits.

Finally, the HCG protocol is not a starvation diet. Sure a placebo would have the same weight loss effect, at first. However, the HCG prohibits the body from entering starvation mode because it is using abnormal fat reserves as energy. (much like Ketosis for you Atkins lovers). With a placebo (or nothing), you would drop the weight just as quickly, losing muscle and structural fat first.

HCG does not assist with weight loss. Everyone knows the calories in vs. calories out ratio. HCG just happens to burn more calories inside of you, if you are restricting your caloric intake. Also, because it is burning abnormal fat reserves, you are not losing muscle or structural fat. After completing a cycle, you can go back to eating a healthy balanced diet without gaining weight, because your metabolism is reset and your body has forgotten how much it weighed for all those years. Muscles have memory. If you've been 250 lbs for 10 years, your body is going to do it's best to maintain that 250 lbs.

Losing weight is tough....but it's sometimes necessary. The HCG protocol is a completely healthy approach.

posted Apr 14th, 2011 11:55 am


Bonnie

In 1975 I went on this diet. Took the HCG shots, at that time there were no drops. Went from a size 16 to a size 7 kept it off for about 16 years. then I forgot to care for awhile and while I did eventually gain it back. My point is, I'm still alive and I've had No health problems. I've always been healthy so I am proof that it didn't give me any terrible side affects. Oh and I went on it in 2010 Drops this time. ( at age 64)and lost 50 lbs. I'm on it now to lose 15 more. Today is the 1st day of actual diet. And I'm excited. Good luck to all of you .

posted Apr 14th, 2011 11:28 am



Candice Ekberg

@ Mike - did you check out my blog - askcandice.blogspot.com? You are right - if people go back to their old habits, they can gain the weight back. For others, HCG may be an opportunity to lose the weight that they otherwise couldn't, and take it into a new healthy lifestyle. It's not for everyone, and not something you can just "try," but if done correctly, and you change your habits, people can have great results, just like myself. If anyone has finished their HCG protocol, and wants helps toning up, I'm a PT, and would love to help.

posted Apr 12th, 2011 9:10 pm


Karen

I found another lifestyle change which is what you need that is much better than doing a "diet". You'll also save money and feel healthier. I had a slim fast for breakfast with a banana, a salad with olive oil and vinegar for lunch with baked chicken and some steamed veggies for dinner and was stuffed. I took a Lotus Leaf Extract in the morning (300mg) and L Carnitine (1000mg liquid by MRM) - I lost 6 1/2 lbs last week and I don't have to worry about any side effects of taking these supplements since I've had ovarian cancer. This works for me and they are now doing research about this combination. Just thought you might like to know there is another healthy alternative out there.

posted Apr 11th, 2011 2:17 pm


Deb

I seriously can't believe the original article was written by someone with a medical degree? Having read the science behind the HCG protocol (sorry Dr Charlaton - but the SCIENCE is there and it DOES back up the results Dr Simeons reports in his manuscript) I decided to try to lose some of the 40 pounds needed to get myself back into the "healthy weight" category. No, my own physician wasn't ecstatic about my trying it but I had her read the manuscript also. So there we are a physician and a PhD in science discussing the results... and she said ok, try it then come back and we'll do the blood work and the BMI and we'll see. When I returned some almost 40 days later she had to eat her words. Bloodwork was SUPER - best it'd been in years and my BMI is only 2% above where it is supposed to be (the 2nd protocol starts today to help lose the last 20 pounds). She asked about energy, side effects, etc. My only reply was "sure, I was hungry - who wouldn't be when you reduce your food input to 500 calories - but that only lasted the first week" but I had no problems with energy (even keeping up with my trainer's requests every week), no headaches, no heart palpitations, no problems other than my clothes don't fit and now (6 weeks after the first protocol ended) I'm still finding clothes that fall off of me.

We hold fat in several places, some necessary others not necessary. What is wonderful about the HCG diet is that the fat that is necessary is NOT targeted by the hypothalamus for mobilization but the stuff that has been put there by improper eating (on my stomach, butt, etc) is targeted and mobilized. I didn't lose weight in my face or my breasts (which is the first place people lose when they are "starving" their bodies").

My suggestion to anyone thinking about trying the HCG diet/protocol would be to READ the manuscript from Dr. Simeons. Do NOT let people scare you into thinking that this is a starvation 500 calorie diet. It isn't! Your body will still have access to 2000 or more calories to let it do what it is supposed to do... it's just that you are only adding 500 calories from the outside!

The biggest drawback to ANY diet is to not go back to eating the way you did before you lost the weight. The HCG protocol requires that you follow up the diet with 3-6 weeks of maintenance to reset your body's weight. What I find amazing is that while on the VLCD I had to give up sugars (other than those found naturally in fruit) and starches. 6 weeks after getting off the diet I have NO DESIRE to bring processed sugars or processed starches back into my diet!

The science IS there to back up what is suggested by the diet... go find out for yourself and if you decide to try it - good luck!

posted Apr 10th, 2011 4:02 pm


Heather

I have done the hcg diet and lost 23 lbs, I felt great the whole time and it inspired to eat healthy and to be more aware of what I was eating and drinking. I had no side effects and had more energy. Whoever wrote this article obviously has not tried this diet. I have other friends who have great success! Good luck to everyone who gives it a shot!

posted Apr 10th, 2011 2:38 am


chelse

i have been on the drops for 8 days now. the first two days i did the gorge thing. day 3 i started the 500 calories a day thing. from day 3 to day 8, ive lost 9 pounds!!!!! i feel great. i, so far, have had no negative side effects. i will do the drops for the 42 days, then i will do the 3 week restabilizing period, and i might just go back on it. my total weight loss plan is 70 pounds. thats just to get to a healthy weight. not "skinny"

posted Apr 8th, 2011 2:24 pm


skinny minny

I was on the drops for 35 days and lost a total of 23 lbs. The HCG diet is really working for me. I still have weight to lose so I will be going back on the drops but I have read 2 different lengths of time to be off the drops One is three weeks and the other is 6 weeks - Can someone clarify this for me? Also I would love to learn about the foods I can use during the maintenance phase. Can someone please send me info on where I can get recipes?

posted Apr 7th, 2011 11:02 pm


Mike

Thanks for the post.

Just wanted to add... you don't see a lot of "in-shape" people these days. That's probably because most people try these dangerously stupid diets and then after they've lost all their excess fat, they go right back into their old eating habits because they didn't have to work hard for that body.

posted Apr 7th, 2011 6:46 pm


Duh!

Hey, "Dr. Phil Charlaton" I think you mean heroin not "heiron" But hey, you're the "Dr." OR...wait a minute, is that a clever play on words? As in Dr. Phil being called a "charlatan"?

posted Apr 6th, 2011 10:31 pm



tanga2hot

Is there anyone who is taking diet pills while they are taking the hcg?

posted Apr 6th, 2011 12:02 pm


Amber

I tried the HCG diet for a few days, I was loosing about a pound a day but it was so hard to eat practically nothing. When I stopped and started eating normal I gained everything back plus more.. I give everyone credit that stays on the diet for a while! It is very restricting.

posted Apr 5th, 2011 11:31 pm


Ambrosia

For the person that talks like a total ignoramus...yeah you...the one talking about FAT people eating boxes of krispy creme...the one bad mouthing phen-phen, trailer parks, drug addicts, meth etc...the one that is so misserable with their own life that feels they have to be totally negative about everything in order to make themself feel better...please get off this site and if you wanna vent and be negative go see a mental doctor. Get off of this site and stop making people feel bad about their choices...your NOT GOD you don't know everything. You also obviously don't have and probably have never had an eating disorder. So don't judge those that do....becasue you have a disorder too...a mental one. YOU have NO idea what it's like to be FAT all your llife and what one feels ...don't judge people. What a horrioble world we would live in if everyone were to be an exact clone of you!!! Oh my goodness...

posted Apr 5th, 2011 10:10 am


Rick

HCG diet works. My girl and I did it last year and had great results. Basically everything in Dr. Simeons protocol happened exactly as he said it would. It's all true and I laugh at the moron who wrote the "look elswhere for weight loss" garbage. He hasn't tried it himself and apparently doesn't know anyone that has.
I averaged a pound of fat loss per day...my girl slightly less...and didn't lose any muscle. Nothing short of a miraculous diet indeed. And like other great discoveries Dr. Simeon found this by accident...while treating young men for a totally different issue. Do your research...I did. I talked with people who tried it...I trusted these folks as I knew them. It's truly amazing.

posted Apr 4th, 2011 6:34 pm


Hannah

This diet actually saved my life. I was about 60lbs overweight. I lost 27 lbs in 21 days. When I came off of it, I began to get sick, and they found that I had an underlying blood disorder that I had since birth, then we were able to find out my son had the same. The reason we didnt find out was because sometimes, when you are obese, you're body will not show you signs of disorders, it will mask it by using your bp and bs.

posted Apr 3rd, 2011 11:51 am



Candice Ekberg

If anyone is looking for support with HCG, there is a support group on FB under "Local HCG" that is private(this is non-medical support, If you have any concern, consult with your physician with). It is awesome, and everyone is great in there. There is now also a support group for phase 3 and phase 4 of HCG called "Beyond HCG." If you can't find either of these while searching, you are welcome to friend me, and I can add you. Also, I have created a new blog that focuses on the mental and emotional aspects of dieting - for any diet. It is diefatgirl.blogspot.com.

Whatever diet you decide to do, be sure to consult with your doctor, but get the weight off - obesity is killing you!!!

posted Apr 2nd, 2011 9:12 pm



tanga2hot

OMG i read about the HCG Diet over and over again i didntn want to try it due to all the other diet things i have tried but just didnt work but i have to say this HCG stuff really work i have been on it for about 18 days and i have already lost 18 pounds. Yaaay me .But i have to say that not everyday is easy for a person to be on a 500 calorie diet but you have to have willpower to keep this working i have cheated on may of days and i also gained 3lbs i was MAD but i just told myself if im going to do it just do it and i am going to do it for another 51 days. Good Luck to everyone else.

posted Apr 2nd, 2011 3:45 pm


kim

I know people who have had great success with HCG. I also know people that did not. Just like any diet, it doesn't work the same for anyone.

For the drug addict moron, I do not live in a trailor park, but please do not stereotype drug users. They exist everywhere, even in the high $$ polished neighborhoods. .

posted Apr 1st, 2011 11:51 am


NEH

For anyone who says that this is better than a low carb diet, didn't research that either. Low carb diets do not tell you NOT to eat veggies, they tell you to eat your carbs in veggies as a matter of fact. Your best friend is a BIG salad with baked or broiled chicken...whoever told you to eat ALL fat is not educated on any low carb diet.

So to compare using a "DRUG" to changing your lifestyle and eating habits in order to lose weight is just an ignorant mind speaking from misinformation. Losing weight does require work, and for those that do not want to exercise or change their way of eating and way of life...then just accept being overweight as part of that decision and deal with the consequences of bad food choices and inactivity.

The problem is everyone is always looking for a quick fix and the victims of PhenPhen, and countless other "DRUGS" claiming to work miracles I'm sure would like to tell you the same. Stay away from manufactured drugs made ONLY to line the pockets of the drug companies themselves.

posted Apr 1st, 2011 10:24 am


Khoney

I know plenty of people that used it and had great results I'm using it now and I feel great and look even better so I am a healthy living testimony saying that hcg rules over all. And yes its very true that it a pound to 3 pounds a day and you're not hungry so I'm LOVING it. btw Stay Positive then maybe something will work for you. ; )

posted Apr 1st, 2011 9:38 am


Mojo

I need to tell everyone that I have to go off the hCG because it is a hormone and my blood pressure meds are a hormone there seems to be some interaction. My blood pressure is going threw the roof. This diet was working so well for me, for weight lose, but my blood pressure is extremely high and my doctor said I need to stop ASAP. Anyone who is thinking of doing this diet ....you need to check with you doctor for any medical reasons, not the hCG clinics, you need to go to you regular doctor. As much as I had hope for weight lose....I also don't want to die. Everyone please be careful.

posted Mar 31st, 2011 3:10 pm


sara

For one its not starving yourself! Do more research before u comment on what you don't know about. It works great. You only eat 500cal because your body releases 1500 additional cal of your abnormal fats. So just because you only put 500 in your mouth your body receives a 2,000 cal intake. Now what can you say about that. It's way better than those stupid no carb diets that don't even have you eat veggies just fat. It's amazing when people talk about what they never read the truth about...

posted Mar 30th, 2011 8:21 pm


courtney

I tried the hole HCG ordeal for 4 days and for those of you who stick with it good for you.. You must have reall will power. I play soccer and cant just quit so the low calorie intake was just to hard to have as much energy. If anyone in alberta is looking for HCG i have 3 2oz bottles left over. Im not trying to be no drug pusher, just isnt the product for me at this time. I had a hard time finding it online as alot of people do it seems. So if you interested or have questions please email me. courtney-lynne@live.com.

posted Mar 30th, 2011 5:30 pm


Dissappointed

What don't you find people who aren't drug pushing to adminsiter this site?So the people who administer this farce of a site don't like negative comments about HCG? HRmmm, you're a bunch of filthy drug pushers.

posted Mar 30th, 2011 1:36 pm


Mojo

Thanks @CM I don't usually go on these blogs but I saw this under my search, I had a question on hCG and the diet, which I found my answer. I have two friends who are morbidly obese (100 lbs or more), and again suffering with disabilities. I have told them about hCG and hopefully they will join me on this journey. By the way lost another 2.6 pounds in one day!!! I actually feel like I'm breathing better now that my tummy is coming down. Life is looking good!

posted Mar 30th, 2011 1:01 pm


Dr. Phil Charlaton

I've noticed from reading the feedback statements that many of you have made the statement: "Don't knock until you try it." Of course, that argument could be used for many dangerous drugs. Many of you would be opposed to injecting herion, and statistically speaking, the majority of you have never done herion, but you know what? There are many junkies who would tell you the same thing... don't knock it unless you've tried it. Of course, most people do not consider themselves overly credulous or simply borderline-retarded, but what you are doing is going against the majority or valid research publications and the respected clinician's analysis of HCG use.
I don't doubt any of you when you say that the diet works, but anyone that's taken a freshmen level psychology course knows the power of placebo. They would also realize that a person of normal height and above-average weight requires (and I think this is being very generous) at least 1500 calories a day to maintain this size, regardless of your percieved metabolism short-comings. So what is more likely? HCG is a miracle drug that enables the user to drop a tremendous amount of weight almost effortlessly or that, in fact, you are starving yourself on 500 calories a day, which would make an African Pygmy at less than 100 pounds and less than 4-feet tall, drop weight like a sudden and absolutely devastating crash in the stock market? Hmmmm, well I would go with the placebo idea and the fact that your body is starving and feasting upon itself at a rapid rate, but then again everyone knows what experts say and what you are taught in college is all a lie.
Lastly, if you'd like to find a miracle drug that is proven to be effective in weightloss and relatively cheap and easy to acquire at virtually any inner-city ghetto or local country trailer park, well, go with Methamphetamine. You won't have to eat for weeks, you'll have more energy than a severly ADHD 7-year old boy, and you'll feel as though you've just had a pleasant conversation with St. Peter passed through the gate of heaven and then were promptly awarded your cherub wings and your very own fluffy cloud to lay about on. Then again you may eventually become psychotic or you might just do a bit too much too many times and have a massive heart attack, but then again, you will be skinny and ultimately happy, right? And of course since American's are known for their great knowledge of history and the ability to interpret past events in a contemporary context, you will no doubt remember the drug ever blubber whale was taking about 10-years ago. Oh it worked and it worked well. People loved it and consumed it in record quantities. Well, until they suffered premature heart-failure and died. Yeah, thank good heaven's for Phen-Phen. But there again, at least they died skinny :D I wonder if your insatiable lust, and utter lack of self-control, for cheeseburgers and chocolate deserts has anything to do with the fat that you more resemble a hippopotamus then a human a century ago. But as they say "eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we shall die". (or at least you will).

posted Mar 30th, 2011 12:52 pm


Not a Drug-Addict Moron

Hello, my name is John, John Doe, and I found something that works so much better than HCG. Not only will you lose weight quicker, but you won't need to sleep anymore and experience a level of euphoria unparalleled by anything else on earth. Did I mention this miracle drug yet? It's called Methamphetamine and it can be found at any local trailer park in the country... oh yeah and it's cheap and lasts a long while. Of course, you may die or eventually become psychotic, but heck, you will feel sooooooo good and drop weight like it's going out of style. Anyone here remember the mid-nineties? No, I didn't think so or you wouldn't be retarded enough to consider HCG. Well, there was this magical drug called Phen-Phen and everybody took and lost a ton of weight... then they died of heart failure a few years later. Great idea people. So I guess what I'm getting at is why don't you go with a tried a true method; shoot amphetmines into your brain, run around ton like 200mph bullet-train, and feel like St. Peter just admitted you through the gate of heaven. In other words Methamphetamine > Phen-Phen > HCG... then again I could just be completely full of crap, but at least I don't eat two dozen boxes of Crispy-Cremes everyday and wonder why I look like a blue-whale. 1=2 and Soylent Green ain't so bad... after all it's nutrious, cheap, and it solves the problem of what to do with fat dead people, which someday you will all be, I suppose.

posted Mar 30th, 2011 10:16 am


CM

@Mojo don't let ppl talk crap to you, keep up the great work!!!

posted Mar 29th, 2011 10:22 pm


Mojo

I need people to realize that hCG diet is for people like me. I've tried everything to lose the weight. I have severe RA and MS and I'm not able to get around very well. It's very hurtful when I hear people say things like just put down the fork and get out there and exercise....Severe obesity is not only life threating but it's extremely depressing. I have done some swimming to try to burn calories,but with being so sedentary it was impossible to lose the weight....I'm on my 8th day of hCG protocol and have lost 10.5 pounds! It made me cry......It was the first time in years I felt hope. So for all you skeptics.....It works :)

posted Mar 29th, 2011 5:49 pm



Sterling

I believe in my own experience, and what I've experienced is a rapid loss of 42 lbs that I've been able to keep off. I don't care what the FDA says. It worked for me, and I'm going to do a second round of HCG to lose the remainder of the weight I need to lose. The puzzling thing to me is the FDA's unwillingness to take something so obviously effective seriously. But then again, who would make money off it? Not the pharmaceutical industry, which has a vested interest in keeping us fat and sick.

posted Mar 28th, 2011 9:08 pm


Tugsy

Whether or not these statements about the HCG Diet are true, losing 30 pounds in 26 days is not healthy for your body. Rapid weight loss will put your body into shock. Exercising and eating healthy is the best thing you can do for your body and for your emotional heath. If you want to loose weight in a healthy way, exercise, eat healthy foods, and take care of yourself...it will do so much good. It is a lot of work, and it's easier said than done, but you can do it! Injecting something into your body that doesn't naturally produce on its own is bad. That's all.

posted Mar 28th, 2011 6:26 pm


Stephanie

I just started the diet and for all those people who say it doesn't work they must of not stuck to the diet like they should have. My friend was on it but she cheated like 2 times in the first week so of course she wasnt going to see as good results. The only thing I'm tired of is when people try to get on the hcg just to lose a few pounds. That is so ridiculous. If I only had a few pounds to lose I will not be on this diet. There's also people that don't even need to lose weight and still doing this. It makes me mad because they are not happy with their body and do not appreciate what they have. I wish I could be back to the weight I was before which was 120 but after having a baby I gained 60 pounds! I tried everything, working out 2-3 hours everyday except Sunday. I was eating very healthy, no fast food at all and over time I wouldn't even crave it I was actually disgusted my fast food. So when I had to load for the hcg diet I was miserable. But if thats what it takes to lose weight I'm totally okay with it. I think this diet should only be for people who cannot lose weight after actually trying to but just did not get results, also people who only need to lose a few pounds just because they want to have a flatter stomach or thinner legs shouldn't be on this diet and should stop being lazy and go to the gym! And if you were on the hcg diet and cheated and didn't stick strictly to the diet, then you have no right to post your story.

posted Mar 27th, 2011 10:22 am


Minime

The writer of this article doesn't know what they are talking about. I am on round two of this diet and it works where all others have failed for me. I had none of the symptoms that the author here is claiming. My body is showing no evidence of muscle mass loss, only fat loss. I see my primary care every couple of months and get bloodwork done and everything checks out just fine so I have more faith in the Simeons diet being valid than I do in the empty claims from the person who wrote this article. I would like to point out that this diet was brought about by Dr Simeons to help obese people lose weight and help their bodies reset the metabolism. I wouldn't recommend this diet for someone who only needs or wants to drop 10 lbs. If you are grossly overweight this is the diet for you. Once you get down to a normal weight for your height you can then practice weight management and get into a good healthy exercise program. I'm happy to see people who are 100+ lbs overweight succeed on this diet. I feel that the harm being done to the body is way up there by being so heavy and congrats to everyone who has successfully followed this diet!

posted Mar 26th, 2011 6:49 pm


Paula HCG Fan

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posted Mar 26th, 2011 2:14 am


Linda

I tried HCG about 5 years ago through a local alternative health clinic with the shots but they gave little direction beyond not eating fat or dairy and keeping below 500 calories so within 2 weeks I was rather ill and had not really lost weight and didn't stay on it. Six weeks ago I started a health program with a Doctor of Chinese Medicine which included acupuncture and various cleanses the first 4 weeks then she instroduced the HCG diet as a food therapy program that she has been having success with. She has given me specifc menu options which are very simple. 40 cal peice of bread and egg white omelet for break fast. Lunch and dinner is 5 oz meat, chicken or fish, veggie and fruit. I find it really is a lot of food even though it is only 500 - 600 Cal a day with the right choices. The key is creative seasoning. I had already lost 9 lbs during the cleansing but another 9 during the first week of the HCG week. I found doing the cleansing first really helped prepare for the HCG phase.

posted Mar 25th, 2011 11:17 am


THAD GIFFORD

I wish I had time to read ALL the posts. However, whatever anyone says about HCG, I have this to say. I am a professional with a degree, so I am not stupid or ignorant about what decisions I make. After reading the HCG information and consulting with one of the Staff from HCG who is a Certified Personal Trainer with degrees also, I decided to try this plan. I have been on every weight loss plan from A to Z. Nothing was working and I was climbing up the weight ladder almost every day. I would joke that I could "smell" a Quarter Pounder and gain a pound. My life was out of control. My weight just would not come off. AND...I do not frequent fast food places, nor do I eat greasy or fried foods. I eat healthy and follow portion control Still... I can gain weight at the "drop of a hat." Long story short. I have been on the program for 26 days and have lost 35 pounds. I am UNDER "300" for the VERY FIRST time in TEN YEARS. I have 50 more pounds to lose and I know I can do it with HCG. NO DOUBT!!! Say what you want...this program works. I have HAD NO bad symtoms at all. NO dizzyness, no irritable feelings, no out of control appetite. I started at 335 pounds and I can tell you that on this plan, 500 calories IS enough. I actually felt stuffed on several occasions. AND...I am now walking the entire 18 holes of golf! I have my life back and it's because of HCG. Those who make fun of this plan or talk against it have NO idea what they are talking about. There may be no "clinical" proof that this plan works but in MY "clinical studies" I know it does. Listen to all the "nay-sayers" and be unhealthy the rest of your life or do something about it and lose weight with HCG. Bottom line...THIS WORKS!

posted Mar 24th, 2011 4:03 pm



Candice Ekberg

@ Michelle - Please don't be ignorant! I am a personal trainer with my B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science. Yes, the majority of people do need to change habits, including no fast food and to start working out. I agree 100% with you on that, but I have done a lot of research on HCG, and was even on the Rachael Ray show for my own personal experience with it. Since the show I've probably gotten close to 1000 emails/messages from people looking for help. A lot of these people really have tried, and have changed their habits, and are exercising, but to no avail... I have seen HCG do amazing things that no other diet could. I have even tried the 500 calorie diet without HCG, and made some major observations that strongly lead me to believe it works. I have NOT gained any of my weight back and have even lost more - feel free to see my before and after pics on my blog - askcandice.blogspot.com But I have changed my habits and workout everyday and eat right with an occasional treat. That's a must with any weight loss program! I'm also a Beachbody Coach and help people after they are done with HCG to keep the weight off and get in the best shape of their lives!
I recommend diet and exercise first, but I recognize for some people, HCG may be an option. HCG is NOT for everyone, and if anyone is considering it, check with your DOCTOR first! It absolutely has its risks/side effects, and it is extreme, but I believe it is better than being obese with heart disease, diabetes, and other obesity related diseases.
If anyone is doing HCG, I run a private support group on FB of about 150+ people where you can talk openly and freely about HCG without being criticized, and get the support you may need. It's under the Group "Local HCG." You can also follow my fitness page on FB under "Absolute Results Fitness Training." Whatever you decide to do, be sure to educate yourself and get the weight off, obesity is killing us!

posted Mar 24th, 2011 1:38 pm


kenneth

Its a 500 calorie diet because HCG is a substence that allows your body to use your stored fat as the other calories and burn it as energy stupid people if you dont know anything about it dont bother posting get the facts first ive lost 50 pounds on it have had no side effects at all just keep to the instructions and you'll be fine, thus everybodys body does react different to different things

posted Mar 23rd, 2011 3:55 pm


Trinity

Hello, Monica! I'm so sorry to hear of the awful symptoms you experienced, but I doubt very seriously that hCG was the cause. Is it possible that you got something that, perhaps, wasn't the real deal? If it wasn't prescribed to you by a doctor, than this could certainly be the culprit. If you didn't have an adverse reaction to hCG during your pregnancies, then you should not have suffered any adverse effects to the minute amounts of hCG that one would administer during this diet. Please share with this group where you purchased your hCG , was it in the form of drops or injections, homeopathic version, did you have to mix it, yourself, etc.... This is important information that can help a lot of people avoid the same type of complications that you suffered and whereas I am very sorry to hear of your suffering, I am very glad to hear that you are now doing better. Take care!

posted Mar 23rd, 2011 11:58 am


Monica

I have done the HCG diet and it sent me into a tailspin. Three days after starting, I had diarrhea, hives and shaking. (I've had two children and had no previous issues with the normal HCG present in the body). From this, developed severe anxiety in the form of panic attacks, so debilitating, that I couldn't get out of bed. This is absolutely uncharacteristic of me. I am the type of person that will pursue and push forward, day to day, regardless of any obstacles in my path....until this diet. Since, I have been able to recover, but needed 24 hour xanax for 6 months as well as prozac to treat my symptoms (under psychiatric care). I have since been able to wean off all medication, and I am back to my usual self. If anyone is thinking of trying this diet, please consider what has happened to me because of my desire to be thin. This destroyed me for a month until I was able to get help, and was a knife in my back for almost a year, as I tried to battle the mental misfires it bestowed on me. This is confirmed by my psychologist who stated it was most certainly caused by this diet. It completely threw my system out-of-sorts, not to mention it took a year for me to regain myself. Never again....please be smart and do your homework. There is not enough research on this diet for it to be labeled as safe. Don't go through what I had to in order to find out it's not all it's cracked-up to be.

posted Mar 22nd, 2011 4:18 pm


Jenn

I have a question: can you do this diet if you have a thyroid problem? I have Hashimoto's disease and am hypothyroid. I feel so sluggish and need to do something to move this weight off me. I feel miserable! Thanks for any responses.

posted Mar 22nd, 2011 3:53 pm


Nici

I have done 1 round and lost 15 lbs. My ultimate goal was to flatten my stomach and thin my legs. I literally watched the fat MELT off my body. I was doing well on my own, but had hit a plateu. I am now 5'8" 140lbs 16% body fat. I would like to get to 12-13% body fat, but I can live with what I am now.

posted Mar 21st, 2011 10:45 am


Eric

The bottom line is that if you eat 500 calories you will lose weight. HCG or not. I will say that I am on a Hormone Optimization Therapy Program myself, and have been for 18 months, that includes HCG along with diet and exercise. I have lost 55 lbs and have changed my life around. Cenegenics is the place I went with. They have offices all over the country and you have probably seen the ads on CNBC or Fox News. my local doctors office in in NYC, and her address is www.comitemd.com, you can even see my before and after pictures....

posted Mar 20th, 2011 5:43 pm


Trinity

As far as I know, hcg has not been related to breast, ovarian or any other type of cancer. I do believe that it can cause some problems with the ovaries to those who are predispositioined, but you should already know whether you're predispositioned to this. Therefore, this diet probably isn't for you, nor would your doctor reccommend it for you. I believe estrogen and not hcg, has been linked to breast cancer.

To all of you who say that a 500 calorie a day diet is dangerous, then you clearly don't understand the jist of this diet or how the hcg works in conjunction with the 500 calories. If you're buying your hcg in the form of drops in a store or online, then I suppose you are running the risk of getting something that isn't the real deal, in which case, yes, it would be dangerous, which is why I can't emphasize enough to get the injections and get them from your doctor and only after having a complete physical examination and labs.

This diet has been around for over 30 years, so its not like this is some new fad diet; perhaps, you just might not have heard about it until recently.

If it truly is dangerous weight loss methods that you're concerned about, then perhaps you should visit the lap band threads, instead.

posted Mar 18th, 2011 6:49 pm


Libby

I feel that the writer of this article has some valid points however, I feel that the writer also has written an article that is very one sided. I am a a nurse with my MSN and have done extensive training in natural medicine and I too have done the HCG diet. I mostly did the diet out of curiousity, and was nicely surprised with the results and how a felt while on the diet. I was not hungry at all and I did the drops which did help curb the hunger pangs. I did not crave food because to be honest, the "loading phase" made me want to never eat again. I lost 11 pounds my first week, 6 pounds the second week and 4 pounds the third and during the stabilization phase I lost another 5 pounds. I am 5'2" and found myself at 146 pounds and 34 years old. I was not tired, cranky and my husband was surprised on how this "diet" did not interrupt our lives. If you are planning on doing this diet it does take planning meals in advance and coming up with ways to make new dishes, using the cookbook that came with my plan was a life saver. The diet may not be for everyone however I don't feel that it should be knocked-never once have I ever heard of anyone being hospitalized or dying becuase of this diet and the diet does not work for eveyone. For me it was a good choice and I encourage everyone to consult with your family doctor first (I did and mine was very supportive), do a blood work up and mentally prepare yourself for a minimum of 23 days (the minimum amount of days that the diet should be followed, no more than 45 days or if you shed 45 pounds you should stop and go to the next phase). I will do the HCG diet again if I need to but so far it has been 8 months and I have not gained one pound back. I love HCG and if it works for you AWESOME!

posted Mar 18th, 2011 12:31 pm


Trinity

Dee, I say, "Go for it!" What have you got to lose, except pounds and inches? This diet may not be for everyone, but since you're planning on doing it under a doctor's supervision, you should have nothing to worry about. He/she will go over your medical history and run your labs to look for any possible risk factors or underlying problems, prior to prescribing the diet to you. I, personally, think this is the only way to go, but that's only because I hate to see this diet get a bad rap due to ueducated and/or unhealthy people going on the do it yourself plan and failing, since a lot of the people who are claiming this diet to be a hoax have been do it yourselfers. They were either uneducated on the diet, had underlying health problems/risk factors or got fake hcg.

I'm 5'3 and 126 lbs. I'm currently on day 16 of ph 2 and have lost 8lbs. That's not a lot in comparison to my hubby who has lost 18 lbs in the same amount of time, but he has more to lose than I do. Also, men tend to lose weight faster than us gals...Boo! I think I've hit a plateau, so I'm doing an apple day tommorow, which should help me to push through it. Its hard not to get discouraged when you're only losing a few ounces a day. I think my expectations of the diet may have been a little high, since I only had 15 lbs to lose, but when I put things into perspective, I realize that I'm over half way to achieving my goal and still haven't reached the half way point of ph 2, so just keep that in mind.

I promise you won't be hungry, just so long as you eat what you're supposed to, when you're supposed to. You will have cravings, but don't confuse this with hunger. I started chewing sugar free gum and it helps a lot with the cravings.

I wish you and everyone else on the diet great success and don't forget to transition!!!! This is key to not gaining all of the weight back. It really ticks me off to read some of the posts on here, where people are treating this diet as some sort of quick fix that lacks all self discipline, because I can tell you, firsthand, that this diet takes more self discipline and control than any other diet out there, that I'm aware of. If you don't follow the protocol to a "T", it will show in your results. I just got reamed by my doctor for not eating enough, which is an easy thing to do; Almost as easy as eating too much. So, its not just sneaking in extra calories than can cause failure. Taking out calories can result in failure just as easily.

Best of luck and please keep us posted on your results!!

posted Mar 18th, 2011 2:09 am


Dee

I am about to begin this diet and reading all these comments make me worry. I am 29 yrs old, 5'2, and now fluctuate between 131-135. I have not been in the 120's since I was a teen ager. As a matter of fact I was recently weighing 142 . I had absolutely no energy and my doctor recommended I lose 20-30 lbs. I managed to get down to 131 but cannot seem to drop anything else despite semi-healty eating habits. Is this for me? I would be so greatful to be 115 - not unhealthy thin but fit and trim, and turn the fat weight into lean muscle. Is this right for me? Also will these horomones affect a future pregnancy? Thoughts? By the way, my diet will include: ?23 HCG Injections; ?4 B-12 Lipotropic Shots; and supervision by a Doctor. He will do all the testing beforehand for safety. Still nervous though.

posted Mar 17th, 2011 12:24 pm


cordova

why do people always want to put things down when they have no idea what they are talking about?!!! i have recently lost 65 lbs and kept it off for a year and nevre felt better and while on hcg i was not cranky or hungry. idiots!!! try it for yourself or shut up!!!

posted Mar 17th, 2011 11:20 am


Michelle

Why don't people just quit eating garbage like fast food, processed food, and tons of sugar, and get off the couch. Then they wouldn't be so darn desperate as to try something as stupid as this. OF COURSE you are going to lose weight on this diet - you are only eating 500 calories a day. That's starvation, and you WILL gain it back. You will lose weight if you just eliminate fast food. But sadly, most people won't do it.

posted Mar 17th, 2011 1:08 am


Karen

You people are ridiculous trying something as dangerous as this. There are side effects galore and if you have had any time of cancer, especially ovarian, you are setting yourself up for disaster. I had headaches, swollen legs and had to go off of it after 3 days. Who knows the long term side effects too? Beware and just because you lose the weight doesn't mean you won't gain it back without a lifestyle change. Everyone wants a quick fix without putting the work into it. I'm finding out I was one of those too but I like living too much.

posted Mar 15th, 2011 9:52 am


anita

This diet works. I have tried every diet with no sucess. I have been on HCG for 26 days and have lost 23 pounds so for. I am happy, and sure any time you go on a diet you will feel hungry cause you feel as if you are being deprived, well Im revived.

posted Mar 15th, 2011 2:14 am


BlueGirl

Why am I being told I might not be able to do the hcg shots?I am 5' 7" and had gained a little over 20lbs - pushing me to 157lbs. I know that for some people, this is not considered 'overweight'. But I know my body, and I am much more comfortable around 135lbs. I am currently in phase 2 of the Nuviva plan...and the dr. isnt even sure he will "allow" me to do the hcg phase. Why? I have more than 20lbs to lose and nothing else seems to be helping. Isnt it my choice?? There are girls my height who weight 115 or 120 and look fine. I just want to get back down to 130-135. That is not rail thin!

posted Mar 14th, 2011 2:35 pm


mir

Hi there... I do want to love 10-15 pounds and was wondering if this will work. I do go to the gym often but I just saw here that I shouldn't exercise while on these drops. Also the 500 calorie diet scares me and sounds very unhealthy. Does anyone tried to take the drops without automatically dropping down to 500 calories? I will appreciate your feedback!!

posted Mar 14th, 2011 7:54 am


Shelby

I am a 43 year old female, 5'3 and 127lbs. I am going to an hcg diet doctor and am taking the hcg injections, daily. I have been on the diet for 16 days, including my two load days, where I gained 3lbs. I have lost a total of 8lbs or 5lbs, if you don't want to count the 3 lbs I gained during the load days.

To anyone who says that this is an "easy diet", you clearly haven't tried the diet and/or have no idea what you are talking about. It takes more self discipline to do this diet than any other diet out there. I, personally, workout two times a day, but there are a lot of people out there who are so overweight that they simply cannot muster the strength to exercise or workout and these people need a diet that offers quick results to put them on the path to a more healthy lifestyle and the hcg diet does just that. Anyone who has a lot of weight to lose is going to benefit tremendously from this diet, while people like me, who have less to lose, will have much slower results, but once the metabolism has reset (usually after 26 days on the diet), will begin to notice more measureable results, so be persistent and push your way through it. It would be a good idea to have your blood sugars tested if you're not noticing results, since this could possibly be the culprit. It is very important to stabilize your blood sugars and insulin, if you are going to lose weight with any diet and the HCG diet is no exception. Stick to the 500 calories a day and make sure to eat your veggies, since these contain the complex carbs that are essential to burning fat. If you follow the diet, you are going to notice that you have way more energy than before. Headaches are usually the side effect of cutting down on your caffeine intake, since sodas and diet sodas are a no-no; drink tea, instead. Stevia is a great alternative to sugar and has no funny aftertaste.

Yes, this is a "Starvation Diet" and without the benefit of HCG, it would be considered dangerous or unhealthy, but the HCG is triggering your body to burn fat, as opposed to storing it, which, in turn, is protecting your muscles, organs and brain function. You should not be doing any strenuous exercise, such as strength training, while on the diet, but moderate exercise, such as walking, biking, pilates, etc is encouraged, but not neccessary.

Beware of imposters! online and store bought "HCG" is probably not the real thing. Real HCG must be kept refrigerated at all times and loses its potency, once its hit room temperature. For this reason, my doctor will not even give me my injections to take home for the week, without a thermal bag and cooling pack.

After my second injection, I could already notice a huge improvement in the appearance of my skin. The wrinkles I once had just above my kneecaps have disappeared and I no longer need lotions. My skin is soft and supple and appears much more youthful. This is just an added bonus, since my doctor never tauted that the HCG would do this.

I now look forward to waking up every morning and stepping on my scale and even though my results may not be as dramatic as others, I am happy with my overall progress and feel very confident that I will complete my 40 day cycle successfully. 24 days and 11 lbs left to go and I already look and feel great!!

posted Mar 14th, 2011 2:10 am


KSC

I have been researching HCG. I am still on the fence. So many different sites that sell. Which one is the b

posted Mar 13th, 2011 8:35 pm


angie

What is thesite you got the HCG at?

posted Mar 13th, 2011 3:20 pm



Candice Ekberg

@ Kat - you really are at a healthy weight range! If I remeber off the top of my head, this diet isn't recommended for anyone under a BMI of 24?. Even then, that's pretty low, but don't quote me. If you are struggling with that last 10-15lbs, I wouldn't use HCG. You have to do this diet for a minimum of 23 days, and it is rough, and not for everyone. You have to weigh whether or not it is worth it.

@Healthygirl - that is awesome that you have started working out and have lost more! That is the way to do it! I lost 38 with HCG, but then started doing the beachbody programs and have lost more, and am the healthiest I have ever been/looked. I've even blogged my experience on askcandice.blogspot.com and have all my before and after pics on there! I was even just on the Rachael Ray show for my experience. If you are going to do HCG, don't use it to lose weight, use it as an opportunity to change your lifestyle! And ultimately, diet and exercise is the best way to go!

I am a Personal Trainer and if anyone is looking for any kind of help, you are more than welcome to friend me on FB :) Bottom line - get the weight off. Obesity is killing us!

posted Mar 12th, 2011 5:23 pm


Tracy

This article is almost 100% false. I've been in a large group doing this diet and none have gotten these side effects other than the first three days of wanting to eat. Then it went away and they were a little hungry. I've lost 6 lbs this first week and feel great. Whatever the FDA says is bad, I know is good. Whatever the FDA says is goo, I know will be safe. The FDA has a whole knew team of people and they are not our friends. They are poisoning us with dangerous drugs and killing our children. See cchr.org

posted Mar 12th, 2011 1:14 am


jenjen

Kat: Please do not continue this diet. It is really meant for those who are morbidly obese. YOU are not in that catagory by any stretch of the imagination. Please just go back to a regular healthy diet and stay away from this. 5'5" & 120, you are darn near perfect.

posted Mar 10th, 2011 7:40 pm


HealthyGirl

I was SOOO skeptical of this diet at first, but I had two cousins who did it with relative success (one, who was very thin to start with, lost 12 lbs but ended up gaining back 6, the other lost about the same amount, kept it off, and is beginning her second round), so when my sister said she was going to try this, I decided to do it with her.

I have struggled with my weight ever since I was very young - I've just always been a bit chubby, and slowly, I put on more and more weight. I started out the hCG diet (the homeopathic non-alcohol drops) (I got mine from greenweb but there are a few reviews there that said the drops they received were already expired when they got them - mine weren't) at 182.0, my highest weight ever. I'm only 5'3", so I was pretty overweight, even though I honestly have eaten healthy foods all my life. I make a huge effort to eat fruits and vegetables, and I usually go to the gym a couple times a week. I have never been able to lose more than about 7 pounds, and so I've become very discouraged with weight loss, thinking I would probably just have to accept my weight and try to be happy with the point I was at.

I started the hCG diet in the beginning of February, taking 6 drops 6 times a day, per manufacturer recommendation - the Dr. Simeon protocol doesn't cover sublingual drops, so I didn't know for sure how many to take. The first few days on 500 cals I found I would get hungry sometimes, but usually if I ate one of my fruits or something, the hunger went away for a while longer. I lost well the first two weeks, then hit a plateau on my third week, where I stayed at the same exact weight for 5 days. I finally did an apple day, which took me down a couple more pounds. Total I lost 17.6 pounds by the last day of my drops (down to 164.4). My drops actually ran out one day early, which I was really worried would mess everything up, but I just decided to go straight to the 3 more days of 500 cals without the drops that you are supposed to do at the end of the phase 2. It worked out fine. I did NOT cheat on this diet, but my sister did, and she ended up gaining a 4 pounds right as soon as she stopped taking the drops. I think it's VERY important not to cheat, even though at times it's really hard to stick to. I also drank LOTS of tea throughout the diet, which helped a lot.

Now I'm on day 5 of going back to normal calorie levels (phase 3). I've gone to the gym two times so far and plan to continue going. After the first day on normal calories, I gained 1.2 lbs, but the day after that, my weight was exactly back to where it was at the end of phase 1, which made me happy. By day 4 (yesterday) of normal calorie levels, I had hit 2 lbs gain, so I did a steak day (although I used chicken instead, because I read that fish or chicken works as well as steak.) I also went to the gym and exercised for about an hour. This morning, day 5 of phase, I was actually lower than my lowest weight, putting me at 18.4 pounds loss!!! My scale also measures body fat percentage and water percentage (I don't know exactly how accurate it can be) and I've not only lost pounds, but I've gone down about 3 percent in body fat. From measuring, I've lost about 2 1/2 inches each from my belly and waist, 1 1/2 from my hips, 1 from each thigh. I'm happy with my results so far and I hope to keep all the weight off! Hope this helps some of you who are thinking of it.

posted Mar 10th, 2011 5:27 pm


Kat

I am on Day 5 of the HCG diet using drops. I am so hungry and have only lost 2 lbs so far. I want to lose 10-12lbs. I am 5'5" and 120lbs. Do you think I'm already in a healthy BMI range and so I do not have the fat stores to lose? I do daily testing for ketosis as well but the results have been negative. I am following the diet strictly. I am so hungry I'm weak, nauseous and can't even sleep at night.
Any suggestions? Should I hang in there or go back to my 1200 calorie a day balanced diet? I'm so frustrated and confused. Did anyone else have this problem?

posted Mar 10th, 2011 2:30 pm


BC

My 6th day,lost 6 pounds in 6 days. Was 133, now 126. Only 18 more pounds to loose

posted Mar 10th, 2011 9:06 am


Fatlady

I am 57 years old, with numerous medical problems, such as.....fibromyalgia, degenerative disc desease, pre-leukemia, sleep apnea, and obesity. I began the proticol under a doctor at a clinic using daily injections of 125mgs on 3/2/2011 weighing 280 lbs. I just returned from the clinic for my one week check. New weight is 262 lbs. That is a one week loss of 18 lbs, I am 5'6. I need to be 145 lbs. As you can see, I still have 117 lbs to lose. I have had no problems on the proticol, and intend to stay with it until I lose all of my weight. I did not stray from the proticol at all for this first week. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE THAT IS ON IT. I have been on every diet known to man before this one. This is great.

posted Mar 9th, 2011 2:11 pm


Nickie

I did the Injectable HCG Diet for 23days, It worked I lost 28lbs, had lots of energy, my saggy belly skin shrank with loss!!.

I did found it very hard to keep with the 500 cal per day diet due mainly to working 18hrs per day and someother stressors but even with the occasional cheat i lost weight. More than i have lost on any other diet i have tried. And it stayed off.

The only thing that i found that it doesnt work if you are stressed and depressed. You have to be truly ready to start the diet and you must load 2-5days before starting the 500 cal diet.

I have tried to start again after moving back to Alaska (but due to extreme stress of taking care of ill parent, working 18hrs,and moving back I cant even make it one day on phase 1 after load days.

Its very easy diet with limited choices is inexpensive compared to other diets, and easy prep. I found South Beach, Atkins, Flat Belly Diet to expensive to follow and results to long to get.

I also quit drinking espresso/coffee while on this diet. Which was great considering 3 pots plus 24oz Iced lattes with 8shots. I quit craving sweets, and when I did treat myself It made me sick to stomach.

I found my reptile skin started to look normal, no longer needed lotion.
I had no ill effect exccept occasional headache, but I struggle with Migrane headache on a monthly basis.

So if you have not done the diet or even know someone who has done the diet - DONT Knock it - It works and you are not required to do intense exercise and reduce calories that usually leave you with loose flabby skin.

posted Mar 9th, 2011 1:11 am


Mia

Hello,
I started the drops today ((:
the only thing is that its really hard with 500 calories .... so maybe i will go over a little bit.
i want to lose only 15 pounds top, and i saw somebody that wanted to lose the same and lost only 3 pounds in 2 weeks?!?!?!
is there anybody that wanted to lose around 15 pounds and the drops helped them?
thanks, and stay looking good !!!!!!!

posted Mar 8th, 2011 9:38 pm


Mia

is there anybody that wanted to lose around 15 pounds and the drops helped them?Hello, I started the drops today ((: the only thing is that its really hard with 500 calories .... so maybe i will go over a little bit. i want to lose only 15 pounds top, and i saw somebody that wanted to lose the same and lost only 3 pounds in 2 weeks?!?!?! is there anybody that wanted to lose around 15 pounds and the drops helped them? thanks, and stay looking good !!!!!!!

posted Mar 8th, 2011 9:27 pm


Mia

is there anybody that wanted to lose around 15 pounds and the drops helped them?Hello, I started the drops today ((: the only thing is that its really hard with 500 calories .... so maybe i will go over a little bit. i want to lose only 15 pounds top, and i saw somebody that wanted to lose the same and lost only 3 pounds in 2 weeks?!?!?! is there anybody that wanted to lose around 15 pounds and the drops helped them? thanks, and stay looking good !!!!!!!

posted Mar 8th, 2011 9:27 pm


Patti

I have been on the HCG diet for 5 weeks , I modified the calorie count to around 900 calories. I lost 10 lbs the first 10 days, I am now 21 lbs down, I feel great, never once had a headache, no hunger pains. This is changing my whole process on eating. My husband is at 4 weeks and has lost 20 lbs. and he has even cheated. He is 2 years from a quadruple bypass, he can work out in the yard without being out of breath. I only have 10 more pounds to lose and my husband has 25. I am in my late 40s and he is in his late 50s. This has changed our lives forever.

posted Mar 6th, 2011 11:39 pm


Henry

60 pounds in 60 days using the drops. Placebo or not, the weight loss speaks for itself.

posted Mar 6th, 2011 8:14 pm


danilandis

I have done this diet twice now. I am a huge fan of the quick results. Both times I modified the calorie restriction.First to 750 calories then to 950 calories the second time. At the start I had my gym trainer measure my body fat, so I would be able to figure out if I was losing more fat or more muscle. I started out weighing 160 @ 26.6% body fat. After my second round of HCG I weighed 120 @ 19.5% body fat. It has been 8 months and I have kept the weight off! Not only that I dont gain weight even when I have a bad day and eat unhealthy. I really do believe this hormone diet restarts your metabolism and helps you lose more fat while dieting and working out.

posted Mar 6th, 2011 10:27 am


Lisa

After all the hype I tried this diet. I went through my naturalpathic dr. and felt secure that it was safe. I made it 6 days. I HATE this diet. It's not natural. I only had 15 pounds to lose and it just didn't work for me. First I pigged out and gained several pounds only to spend the next 2 days starving to lose those pounds gained. No one ever talks about the side effects like headaches, swollen hands, inability to concentrate, leg cramps..all of this in just 6 days. Maybe people who have more to lose do better but I wouldn't recommend this if you are already eating healthy already. I'll stick to my healthy vegetarian lifestyle and sweatin' at the gym! Just think of all the fad diets and how a few years down the road they truly discover all the problems it gives people. I don't want anything to do with this diet.

posted Mar 6th, 2011 12:20 am


concerned

Just because it works doesn't mean it's healthy. I am currently studying nutrition and this is one of the most dangerous things you could do to your body. The facts in this article are not fiction. Enjoy your results, but I'm worried about the harm you are causing to your body.

posted Mar 5th, 2011 11:14 pm



Candice Ekberg

Soooo.... I just got home from NY City from being on the RACHAEL RAY SHOW about my HCG experience(I did drops, my SIL did both). The show will air March 10th. It was very nerve racking but a great experience! lol You can read more about it on my blog The episode was about extreme diets - including HCG. We only had a brief segment, but there are sooo many things/questions that they could have gone over, but only focused on a few aspects. Before the show airs, I just wanted to make my standing clear on HCG. I'm a Certified Personal Trainer, and have my B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science. I have spent the last year and a half trying different workout programs/diets. I got to a point where I hit a plateau - I tried changing it up, I was watching my calories, and eating healthy, but still stuck. I then came across HCG - was a complete skeptic - anyone could lose weight eating only 500 calories, but saw the results of friends/family, so I did the research, talked to my family doctor, and decided to try it. I ended up losing 38lbs on HCG alone. I have lost 60 lbs total. I have since kept the weight off with the Beachbody programs (P90X, Insanity, ChaLEAN Extreme, TurboJam) and am now a Beachbody Coach and in the best shape of my life .
Either way you look at this diet, it is controversial - whether it is just the 500 calories, the HCG itself, the placebo effect, etc. But it works... I have seen it in myself, my friends, family, clients, and 100's of emails I get from people that I don't even know. BUT IT IS NOT EASY, and is NOT FOR EVERYONE. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST! Do the research, educate yourself. But for those that say it is bull crap, then please help me understand these observations I have made:
1. I have an IUD, and am completely irregular - every time I started a round, I started....?
2. I have a LOT of women that email me saying they start their periods within a couple of days of starting drops - too many to be a coincidence, and how many aren't even reporting this?
3. I tried following the protocol without the drops - didn't spot at all that round, and didn??t last very long because I was too hungry and couldn't go any longer. While on, I was just fine. You could call that placebo, but either way - it was miserable .
4. My only gain during my first round was when I put body cream on all over without even thinking about it. Gained the next day, and didn??t even make that connection until later that afternoon.
I can go on and on? I??ve just seen/read too many things to pass it up as a fraud?
BUT ?? Diet and exercise are the best way to go, bottom line. Even if you do choose to do HCG, you will still need to make healthy decisions, and exercise when you are done, or you could potentially gain your weight back. Again, do the research, educate yourself, and talk to your doctor. Whatever you decide to do, GET THE WEIGHT OFF ?? OBESITY IS KILLING US!!! Good luck to all, and I hope I can help you in some way or another! I have a support group for any diet or exercise program on FB under ??Absolute Results Fitness Training.?

posted Mar 3rd, 2011 8:42 pm


Kristy

I know that every diet works differently for people. I started the HCG Drops from GNC made by Nigen Biotech for $40. Yesterday was my 3rd day, first day of the 500 calorie diet. It was a little difficult I was hungry but this morning I woke up 2.2 pounds thinner. For the last month I have been eating a low calorie diet and exercising but only lost 2 or 3 pounds.So I was looking for something to help kick start my weight loss. I think my body was in a stall mode. I plan on loosing 10 pounds with HCG and after loosing the other 10 with exercise and a low cal diet. If you have weight to loose and have try everything else, what does it hurt to spend $40?

posted Mar 3rd, 2011 9:09 am


Andrea

I found about HCG 3 years ago. I found a clinic nearby and checked it out. I started with a 30 day take-home supply where I actually had to inject the shot into my leg myself (I have a high pain tolerance). After that I found out that a week long shot was cheaper and started doing that instead. I did the shots for 2 months and lost 35lbs. In the beginning I was losing at least 5lbs a week. I met with their doctor/nutritionist and he advised me to stay under 1000 calories which was easy for me since I normally had 1 or 2 meals a day. They even provided me with an eating guide to get the maxium results. I loved it. The only reason I stopped was because it became too expensive for me. I never experienced any side effects and I kept the weight off for 2 years after that. If anyone does decide to use HCG as a weight loss aid I would suggest visiting and keeping in touch with a doctor just in case of side effects. The amount of HCG they used in my shots were a very, very small percentage compared to what pregnant women produce everyday. Do your research and be careful of scams or unethical practices.

posted Mar 3rd, 2011 4:40 am


kat

Seriously, think long term. All you dieters sound like quick fix losers that can only accomplish any discipline when faced with immediate results at any cost. If you are willing and able to stick with a ridiculous and unhealthy 500 cal diet/day, for a 3 wk period, certainly you can handle a high protein diet with moderate exercise coupled with a bit of frickin' discipline for double that time to see results that will likely last and hopefully become a lifestyle--not a sentence...
If you have never been on a diet before, my apologies. Chances are you have tried this quick fix in the past and it provided a temporary fix...just saying!

posted Mar 2nd, 2011 10:39 pm


Mike Davidson

I'm a health fanatic, body builder (no roids) and I've used injection HCG to lose 15 lbs of fat in 20 days a while back, so I know it works. I also know the stuff they sell online as "homeopathic hcg" or drops is a rip-off, not a hormone, simply a marketing trick. the HGC hormone (not drops) as this article suggest tells your body to use fat instead of muscle. Your body will only give up around 1 lb of fat a day, so you lose more weight than that, you lost muscle and water besides the fat. If you use the drops and eat 500 calories a day, you'll be hungry, moody, out of energy, and lose up to 1lb of muscle a day with some water and and maybe 1/4 lb of fat. However, without the hormone, your body will not go into full fat burning mode.

I didn't work out much while doing this diet, can't or I'd lose a lot of muscle. I wasn't hungry or moody either. I had a lot of energy due to the fact my fat reserves were kicking in and supplying my brain with all of the glucose it needed.

Have I kept it off? Yes, for 6 months now. I was trying to get rid of my love handles which wouldn't come off no matter how much I exercised (even circuit routines daily for a month) because I learned that fat was "survival fat" to the body and no matter what I did, I couldn't lose that without losing a lot of muscle (starving). So to sum up, if you are looking to lose 20-40 lbs in 1 month or so, and you can afford the doctor prescribed injectible hormone type, they this diet will work. To keep the weight off, you should not eat more calories than you burn on a daily basis moving forward (common sense) and consider doing a circuit routine every other day for 20 minutes to put your muscles in a "fat burning" state that will allow you to eat good yet not gain fat. (gain muscle instead).

posted Mar 2nd, 2011 2:19 pm


Scott

The HCG diet works... PERIOD!

I lost 77 pounds, I have numerous customers that lose an average of 30 - 40 pounds in 40 days.

Skinny HCG is what you need to search for.

It is cheap!

posted Mar 2nd, 2011 1:23 am


Beth

How do you keep the weight off after you stop the diet?After reading all the reviews of people who have lost weight on this diet, I had one question: While it's great that all this weight is being lost in a short period of time, aren't you afraid of what will happen once you stop the diet and go back to eating normally? That's the only thing that worries me with diets like this. At the end of the day, I got fat for a reason: I ate too much bad food and exercised too little. Words cannot express how much I want to lose all this weight but once it's off, I want it to stay off, forever. Happy Dieting everyone. :)

posted Mar 1st, 2011 9:29 pm


Kelly

Have any of tried running? enjoy how out of shape you are despite how thin your butt is. Want to lose weight...do the work. Stop being LAZY!

posted Mar 1st, 2011 8:16 pm


ladat

Hey, guys,
I've read all the reviews and almost ready to start, but the only question I have left is: How long should it be taken? I need to loose 10-15 lbs, not more and I see most of people posted here about loosing over 20 lbs. Can someone advise, please?
Thanks.

posted Feb 28th, 2011 9:12 pm


babs

I started this diet 6 days ago, i've lost 8 lbs and I'm thrilled. I am using the "Weight-off Plus" () It's the homeopathic version. I am amazed that after a few days of tummy growling...i've adjusted. Seriously, I can do this. I have 15 more lbs to lose and seeing the loss every morning gives me the motivation to continue on. I've been struggling for years, I've tried all kinds of diets and diet pills. This works...you just have to follow the diet, it's really a no-brainer. If you want it bad enough ( and I DO!) youo can do it!

posted Feb 28th, 2011 4:02 pm


Thad

Dr. Snyder...other than your own personal opinion, what PROOF do you have that this is a diet to stay away from? It's people like you that keep your patients "trapped" in their medical conditions when there are different things that could help them. HCG is a MIRACLE program for me. For 60 years I have struggled with weight. I started this program 5 days ago at 333.5 pounds. Today, I weigh 319 pounds and the weight is FALLING off. This is the easiest weight loss program I have ever tried. I am eating fruits, vegetables, protein and a few carbs. Seems like a balanced diet to me. Too bad you don't know what you are talking about.

posted Feb 28th, 2011 12:54 am


Cassie

I am on HCG and am not losing weight like it says I should! I am trying this new HCG thing and I only want to lose about 15 lbs to 115-120. I am having a hard time losing any weight. I have been on it for almost 2 weeks and have lost 3 lbs! Is it because I do not need to lose like 40 lbs and am not titled "overweight' that it is not working? Please someone write me back. Thanks

posted Feb 26th, 2011 8:55 pm


Denise

I rarely post to these things but this guy is full of it, sorry! I just have to emphasize that people and especially doctors who get NO training in nutrition in med school, who go on about how dangerous the hcg diet is, are just coming from their preconceived notions. The HCG diet is fabulous and healthy and more and more people are doing it and finding out that they feel great on it while losing wt quickly. Dr Snyder contradicts himself by saying the hcg mobilizes your fat cells and then says you will be irritable if you are only eating 500 calories a day. Well, that is WHY you are not irritable OR hungry......because the hcg is mobilizing your fat cells and you are living off of your own fat. Also, the FDA? give me a break....the same people who brought us all kinds of cancer causing drugs and foods.....lol.....enough of my rant.

posted Feb 26th, 2011 2:10 pm


kYM

i got mine from hcgultradiet .com. hope it shows the email address. the directions said if u cheat u instantly gain weight. I cheated by eating 3 cheetos puff and on 2 separate occassions i had and extra egg and extra piece of toast. hope it doesnt affect me too bad. Im on vacation and i want to eat some of local food. can u get off of it for a week and start again? how long to stop taking it before u can eat normally? anyone knows?

posted Feb 25th, 2011 10:15 pm


Lynne

Has anyone tried HCG without the 500-calorie diet? I'm curious what happens if you just add it to your daily diet and not change anything else.

posted Feb 25th, 2011 10:21 am


Lee

I am really curious as to where people are ordering thiers from, there are so many websites to chose from. If you wouln't mind letting me know my email is ...Thanks...this is worth a try....Right?

posted Feb 24th, 2011 12:45 pm


Hcglover

I get my HCG drops at and I love then. I even cheated some and still lost the weight. I have lost 17lbs in 2 weeks. thank god there is a Miracle in a bottle. I have never been so happy and soon Ill be a thinner me for this summer. I'm more active and seem to have more energy. Just remember: you dont starve on this diet and when you are craving something it is just a crave and we all have then and keep in mind the weight you lost and look at the scale everyday. Happy to have found hcg.

posted Feb 24th, 2011 11:27 am


gaby

Thank You so much for this article....I was thinking about doing this to lose some extra pounds, but after reading this i think i gonna consider other options

posted Feb 23rd, 2011 8:54 pm


Allison

I am 42 years old and I tried the injections 1 ½ years ago. Went through a physician and paid $600 dollars for the first cycle. I did loose some weight, but it messed up my menstrual cycle so bad that I ended up having my period everyday for the next year!!! I had to go in for surgery. Yes, I desperately want to lose 40 pounds. But this was the biggest diet mistake I ever made.

posted Feb 23rd, 2011 1:10 pm


lara

For that natural pro guy please get a life.You condemning a diet and you go bashing on Michell Obama for being fat???She is not fat but you are probably so darn skinny you think that is natural.Who cares if you are a trainer you got so involved with that that you became obsessed and ran over the fence with it.Dude you are no better than the HCG nor no diet.What is fat for you and what is normal do you even know that anymore??There is such a thing as exercise compulsive disorder and a super restrictive diet is as well a bad idea.Get checked b4 its too late.May you be helped.Amen

posted Feb 23rd, 2011 6:02 am


Nina

Laurie, I want to try HCG, diet could you send some links where I can buy HCG drops? There are so many on the internet I don't know which one is a good product and which one to trust.
Thanks

posted Feb 22nd, 2011 6:48 pm


Jackie Chisenhall

@ Christine...you are too early to be in a stall. Are you drinking half your body weight in ounces of water? Only follow the Pounds and Inches protocol diet for the best results, don't eat chicken twice and eat one of your fruits for Breakfast.

posted Feb 17th, 2011 2:07 pm


Laurie

No diet works for everyone, nor does a diet that works when you're 30 mean it will work when you're 40. I lost about 25 pounds on Weight Watchers about 12 years ago. After I had another child, I have tried Weight Watchers so many times, I've lost count. I just tried again to lose additional weight and gained weight. Different things work for different people at different times in their lives. I'm coming back to HCG because it has worked for me and I want to continue that loss.

For those who comment that people who take HCG will gain it all back afterwards if they don't adopt a good eating practice, well, come on - that's true of ALL diets. Any diet results will disappear if you go right back to the way of eating that got you to fat in the first place.

Use what works for you. For me and many others, HCG works.

posted Feb 17th, 2011 1:36 pm


tasha504

What sites r ya'll buying HCG from?Would ya'll be so kind & leave the sites where you brought the HCG?? Everyone is saying how great it works ,but no one is leavinfg sites.

posted Feb 16th, 2011 11:03 pm


jace

I know about a dozen people who've tried this diet, and while it works great in the short term, it hasn't been a long-term solution. In the most hurtful example, a year and a half ago, I sent a friend links to four separate studies showing that hCG doesn't work--it was the 300-500-calorie diet that "helped" people lose weight (some of those reports are summarized in an article here: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/982252/hcg_diet_studies_show_results_equal_pg2.html?cat=5). She was so in love with her thinning body, she didn't care. She reached her goal weight, losing about a third of her body weight, but has since put most of it back on. She's putting down another wad of cash to start another round of hCG. Another stinker is that losing muscle on a very-low-cal diet is a lot easier than putting that muscle back on under the best conditions. She used to be in great shape as a dancer, but she isn't strong anymore. Her muscles used to help burn fat, but now, having starved her muscles off, she doesn't have them to help her, and doesn't have the caloric intake and energy she needs to put that muscle back on. Frankly, she was always tired and headachy on the diet, so my once vivacious friend didn't do much of anything for those 3 weeks and has been a lot less lively in general since she started this diet.

posted Feb 16th, 2011 3:59 pm


pookiiie

I have a question, I'm on day 4 of the HCG where I got my drops it seems that I have different items that I can eat compared to some of you. Like Broccoli is not on my list, and I thought I saw someone mention bread sticks? Does every seller have their own items that you can eat? After taking the drops for the first two days and eating anything thing I want, then the drops and 4oz of meat and small veggies I have lost 2.4 lbs =)

posted Feb 16th, 2011 12:00 pm


Kris

thanks for this information. I have a few friens that are doing this diet and it sounded intreging - so I turn here for the scoop. When my friends walked me thru the diet I said, well your probably losing beause of the 500 not so much because of the HCG. I turned here, lo and behold, I'm right. thanks for your site!

posted Feb 16th, 2011 5:33 am


christineiowa

My weight loss stalled...why???I started the HCG diet on 2-5 and seem to have stalled the last 2 days. Does anyone have a suggestion? I lost 8 pounds and now gained 1/2 pound. I haven't been eating the full 500 calories and wonder if that is the problem? Also, should you eat something for breakfast? My NP recommends a shake for breakfast. It is no carbs, fat or sugar and only 130 cals. Also, what about using miracle noodles? Thanks for any help......I haven't been able to lose weight for years until now. I am so worried that this won't work!

posted Feb 15th, 2011 9:31 pm


naturalpro

I have been natural bodybuilder for over 20 years. I also am a trainer handling diet and training programs to get competitors ready for contests. Being that we cannot do the anabolics or GH when I read this crap it just makes my head spin. You can put anyone on 500 calories a day an they will lose weight. Why do you think the Bariatric lap band people lose weight? Calories restriction! If you do this diet expect to lose strength and lean tissue. This can include organ and that is lethal damage. Very dangerous to go this low. Keto-acidosis is a real problem. In fact I have been a proponent of the low carb diet for over 20 years and myself enjoy great health with it. Higher fat and Protein and Low carbs. I weigh 150lbs at contest with 3 % bodyfat eating 2000 Calories or a little more for 12 weeks. My strength increases so you know you are supporting lean tissue. Safe. If you do this diet for any extended period, males can expect impotence especially if they continue with a low fat Govt Pyramid style diet. Is Michelle Obama qualified to be our nutrition guide. She is fat! Folks these people have no idea about diet. Do not listen to all the lies that fat and cholesterol are the enemy. It is Grains at the root of all our diabetes and heart disease. This HCG is a trash diet. Natural Food based diets- Animal meats, Veggies and Fruits, that which God made for us is the best. The manipulated man GMO Crop and Hybrid Animal meat diet will surely shorten your lifespan and along with it a low quality if life as well.

posted Feb 15th, 2011 7:40 pm


Proof It Works

@ Thania I have a gmail account and my screen name is Ladyjack777 you can email me there and I can put you in contact with the HCG coach and the doc she works with. Please put HCG in the subject line as I usually delete everything in the account.

posted Feb 14th, 2011 4:07 pm


betsy

I did the HCG diet last year. It worked great. Then I got sick. The protocol is to not take vitamins. My vitamin A and Vitamin D were dangerously low after the diet. Then I got shingles. Doctors say it was because my immune system was taxed. (Could it be the 500 calorie a day diet?) Then I put on weight. Went to an endocronologist. Routine exam found a small lump. CANCER- Thyroid Cancer. No history at all in the family. I can't blame HCG entirely but it is certainly a large consideration. If I could do it again I would not.

posted Feb 14th, 2011 1:37 am


Lauren

Today is my first day on the VLCD, and I am thinking maybe I shouldn't have purchased the under-the-tongue HCG homeopathic liquid drops....I am reading a lot out there that says there's only a small amount of HCG in it and you will lose muscle along with fat...? Should I buy "real" HCG drops? Any comments/suggestions/recommendations? Thanks to all.

posted Feb 13th, 2011 11:29 pm


Sky

I am on my 3rd round of HCG diet (injections) under MD supervision. I work out a lot & ate well but could never budge the weight since I got in my 40's. Menopausal issues were ruling my weight and world. I have kept the weight off, I feel it taught me better - different approach to eating, more like a normal person. For example, I reach for more lean proteins, whole and natural foods and much less carb oriented when I am off the diet and just living regular. I am able to splurge and then rope it in over the next days. It is OBVIOUS the person that wrote the article DID NOT ever try the the diet b/c that is the MAIN thing...you are NOT hungry! Without HGC, I could not do a 500 calorie a day regimen nor would I even try. I would give up and eat, I would be miserable. it's the HCG that allows me to get by, not be hungry and make this short term low calorie diet work. So until you have tried the diet, maybe you shouldn't review it

posted Feb 13th, 2011 9:56 pm


Doug

I read this article before doing HCG as well as many others with completely opposite perspectives. I'm not one to do something like this without knowing it won't be harmful.

I got rid of 30 lbs in 6 weeks, did mine through a natropath ($300 including B12 shots every 2 weeks), ate 600-800 calories per day, drank a ton of water, enjoyed coffee, and ate lean healthy food. I've been off for over 4 weeks and am down another 2 lbs because I maintained a healthy eating lifestyle while increasing my calories to a "normal" level.

It worked great for me and I highly recommend it to anyone interested. Many people in my office have since gotten on it and I know a ton of others who did it with great results as well. Do your own research and don't believe what you read just because someone decided to do a blog on it and probably did no actual research of their own.

posted Feb 13th, 2011 9:49 pm


Stephanie

I did the hCG diet (with real hCG injections) for 31 days. I lost about 16-17 pounds. I then went into the following phases per Dr.S's book. I found that with the slow re-introduction of foods, my weight started creeping back up again - so it was not sustainable. I started the diet at 164 pounds (being 5'7") and stopped at 148.


The hCG diet really did eat away at my muscle. I would walk up the stairs in my home to be completely expended with muscle pain/fatigue. I had to completely stop working out while on the diet because of loss of energy. 500 calories a day does not mean your body is pulling from fat stores (glycogen stores). I had headaches, was moody... and was hungry the first few days until I really entered into starvation mode and became used to it. Being so restricted on what and when I could eat, I became obsessed with thoughts of food.



People using the hCG (most, not all) are chronic dieters. People who have tried Atkins, South Beach, The Master Cleanse, the Grapefruit Diet.. etc. These are a type of people looking for fast results that don't include a lifestyle change. The hCG diet might be a fast drop on the scale diet, but it isn't maintained. You go back to even eating a 1300-1500 calorie diet and you will see the scale move up(and if you like your fast food, you will gain back even more). These diets completely screw up your metabolism and can do quite a bit of permanent damage. I *never* thought I would one of the people posting about how this diet isn't a solution.. NEVER. I thought "Oh... those people are just jealous or haven't tried the diet". I did. I did it to a "T". Woke up, injected myself with hCG... drank water, ate "clean".. no sugar... no off limit foods.. It worked... But once I went into the other phases, I would see the scale go up by .04 lbs one morning... down . 02 the next... up .04 the next... and so on..

This will wreck your body. I am only 26, and now have killed my T3 (thyroid) because of this "fasting" diet (it is fasting at 500 calories a day). I have more stretch marks from my body rapidly decreasing only to increase in size again. I eat extremely healthy now, but doing the Very Low Calorie Diet for so long, I have shot my adrenal glands down and now have serious problems. I should of listened when others warned me to not do it rather then blowing them off. I am in a much worse place than before medically and I am 167 to boot (3 pounds heavier)!



Recommended reading:

- If you are a chronic dieter - "The Diet Cure"



Chronic dieting is an eating disorder........

posted Feb 13th, 2011 9:05 pm


nicole wechsler

does this effect your growth if you are under the age of 16

posted Feb 13th, 2011 2:47 pm


Renee

Ooops, I meant that I like HCG just not this article. : )

posted Feb 13th, 2011 1:52 pm


Renee

I'm reading these comments and you poo poo'ers don't seem to understand that this is really a short term tool. HCG will not only help you lose the weight, but in a completly healthy way. It trains you to understand how much you don't need to snack on the wrong foods and how to eat properly. Yes, if your used to fast food, pizza cookies etc, and you finish this diet and go back to your old eating habit then, yes, you will gain your weight back. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. But if you are serious about eating healthy and excercise this is the most incredible finding. I'm 44 and have been eating healthy for yrs and I've done all the Taebo, P90X, Chalene Extreme, but for some people when you reach 40, have a hard time dropping that last 10 lbs. This diet enables you to dig into that 3rd layer of stored fat and get that nasty 10 to 20 lbs off easily, then once your down, slowly incorporate more calories by eating healthy snacks and good carb foods. This diet allows you to see that you don't need a ton of chicken or meat on your plate, you'd be surprised what amount your body really needs and this diet trains you for that. I was 135 lbs and in a week I dropped 10lbs. My goal would be 122, which I'm sure I will exceed. This diet isn't just for the overweight people, it is for people that just want to get off that last 5 to 20 lbs. I'm so pleased at how simple this is. No headache, no tummy growls, its fantastic. : )

posted Feb 13th, 2011 1:43 pm


FelineWizard

does this help sagging skin?

posted Feb 13th, 2011 5:14 am


dennis

i just want to share my experience. I have been on hcg for 25 days and my weight has gone from 292 to 252 ....THAT IS 40 LBS. Yes i am hungry at times. but who cares when you see performance like this! I eat 4 oz of chicken and 6 oz of broccoli twice a day. That is 400 calories a day . Its just enough food to get by. My trick is to prepare my meals well in advance of mealtime . I will broil 5 lbs of chicken and steam 2lbs of broccoli at a time and weigh out my food. If i want to eat a lot i will boil mushrooms and onions and spinach with a bit of garlic salt. I also made my own salad dressing . light sour cream with 7 jalapenos and a bunch of cilantro in a blender , or with super light ranch

posted Feb 13th, 2011 12:31 am


Lynnette

Rebecca, I find your blog to be hypocritical. First I have been on every diet as have most people fighting weight fluctuations. I have done weight watchers, phentermine, etc I lost weight only to gain it back. I have also done calorie counting and working out as you suggest instead of diets. I gained that weight back too. It took 2 years of calorie counting to lose 52 lbs, I took it off slowly and was hungry for 2 years. It worked for a while, but I have gained back 25 lbs of that weight. I did change the way I ate for quite a few years but even counting calories and exercise doesn't work long term for most people. The problem is our food system in the US, just look at other countries and the culture of food. That is another topic but our problem with food lies in the system we have. I garden and can my own food too, but until one actually tames the emotions related to eating and the ease of getting our hands on processed foods there is not going to be a fix. Of course most people know that a 500 calorie diet is not going to be able to be maintained over a long period of time. If doing any diet, HCG included is going to give me a quick 20-30 lb weight loss in a few weeks I'm going to try it. Why wouldn't I?
The plan you are promoting didn't work for me either. I know all about the muscle loss etc related with this diet. It will return after calories increase. I know how to eat, what is good for me etc. I've had years of learning how to eat. Until I learn to control emotional eating nothing is going to work. That is a much longer process and I am becoming more aware of it every day. So I weigh being hungry for 2-3 years and losing weight to only gain it back v/s 6 weeks of being hungry and then going back to my calorie counting. I need to check my emotions to keep my weight off. It has nothing to do with how I lose the weight. As I suspect is the problem with most people fighting the bulge.
Now to get back to my first statement. You are hypocritical. On the right side of the page there are NUMEROUS advertisements for quick weight loss methods. You've been bought off so I really can't take you seriously.

posted Feb 12th, 2011 3:43 pm


Jen

Anyone have any suggestions as where to get good sublingual HCG?

posted Feb 11th, 2011 4:53 pm


No Magical Cure

Do a little research EDUCATE YOURSELF and you will find that this is like every other ridiculous weight loss quick fix peddled for profit. Don't be a sucker. Eat balanced meals, move your booty, and low and behold, the weight will drop. A pound a month-slow and steady- and it will stay off. It didn't get on your body overnight, and won't exit that way either. Another thing: how many of these posters have KEPT off the weight for 5 or more years? I would like to know

posted Feb 11th, 2011 4:07 pm


NELL

I KNOW THAT THERE IS NOT MIRICAL DROP, PILL, ETC TO MAKE ANYONE LOSE WEIGHT. BUT I DO BELIEVE IN HCG AND THE POWER OF PRAYER. I RECENTLY JUST STARTED THIS DIED AND I FEEL CONFIDENT THAT I WILL SUCCEED.

posted Feb 11th, 2011 11:39 am


Proof It Works

Also for boredom and prep...I would go to Tom Thumb and have about 2 lbs of Cod steamed without any seasoning. When I got home I would portion this out into containers, queeze lemon juice on it and place 1/2 slice of lemon on top and then freeze in the containers. If you are not losing at least .5 lb a day then try eating fish for your dinner meal and don't eat chicken for both meals.

posted Feb 10th, 2011 7:50 pm


Proof It Works

For those that are worried about getting bored...I choose about 5 veggies from the list each time and sliced and diced them to about 1 inch. Place all this in the crock pot with about 1 cup broth. Cook all day. This last about a week and fills the crock up. The next week I would choose different selection of veggies and do the same thing. Sometimes I would add the chicken to the veggies for the added flavor and then separate when cooked. One commong thing is i always used cabbage, I was able to eat a little more if I needed to and I love cabbage...

posted Feb 10th, 2011 7:45 pm


Gover

I am on day nine of HCG diet and I love it. I have lost 12.2 lbs so far and feel great. Be sure to take your B-12 and B-Complex, and Potassium(I take one 99mg pill a day). Try to drink at least four to 6 half liter bottles of water a day.
Most importantly follow the HCG diet protocol to the letter and the weight just seems to melt off.
This is the FIRST weight loss protocol that has EVER worked for me.
I do believe the woman who wrote this article has never been on the HCG diet.
Already two new holes in my belt. I'm shrinking. Lost 3 inches on chest, thighs, and stomach in 9 days. wow
Anyone seriously wanting to lose weight should consider the HCG diet and check with your doctor if you have any health issues or are taking any medications. I am a young, healthy male and so far have not seen any real drawbacks in my health. The real problem is k finding smaller clothes.

posted Feb 10th, 2011 7:08 pm


Heather

I weigh 115 pounds and normally my highest weight is 105 I went through some depression after a miscarriage and gained weight in places i really dont want it. Is it safe for me to do hcg when it isn't a significant amount of weight I want to lose?

posted Feb 10th, 2011 5:36 am



Candice Workman Ekberg

Donna - don't stress! It's completely normal to have an occassional gain or stall, but at the same time, you need to make sure you are eating the 500 calories. Your body is walking a fine line between fat burning and starvation mode. If you are too active, or eating too little, your body will cross that line and want to hold on to what little you are eating. There is also a lot going on as far as fluid/hydration levels, so make sure you are drinking a lot of water. I'm a personal trainer and blogged my whole exeperience with HCG on www.askcandice.blogspot.com. I'm 5'9 and went from 187 to 155 (18% BF). I also have a support group on FB under "Absolute Results Fitness Training" (my personal one) and I help my friend with his on FB under "Local HCG." They are a lot more interactive then this forum, so I'd love to help you or anyone else any way I can! Don't hesitate to contact me!

@Dr. Emma - I'd love to talk to you more and pick your brain, if you are available - email me at .

Happy Losing everyone!!!

posted Feb 8th, 2011 7:21 pm


DONNA

Ok guys, im scared! no weight loss today i am still at 170lbs. should i be scared or worried? yesterday for dinner i ate broccoli/shrimp steamed but no fruit or breadstick for dinner. should i get rid of the broccoli? hopefully tomorrow will be different. by the way, how do you break a plateau on the vlcd phase. lastly, i am totally confused about these phases and rounds. this is my 8th day on vlcd so what phase am i in and what round. i have the book but have no ideal what you guys mean!!!!:))

posted Feb 8th, 2011 2:25 pm


Megan

Donna,

Good for you. You can do it. Our stories are similar in that II started at 182.6 and now weigh 136.2 (in my ideal weight range for my height). I too started at size 14 and now wear a size 6, consistently. I have lost 40 inches over 8 parts of my body. It's truly amazing. I began the diet the first week of October and had 8 weeks of stabilization before starting round 2. Actually, I lost an additional 5 pounds during that time. Keep going. You are doing great.

posted Feb 8th, 2011 2:59 am


Amy

Dr. Emma- can you post the address of the FDA statement on HCG? I have attempted to search it and cannot find that information myself...

posted Feb 7th, 2011 10:52 pm


Wendy

I am on day 9 of the HCG diet and have already lost 15 pounds. I have more energy and feel better than I have in years! This diet works!!!

posted Feb 7th, 2011 10:40 pm


donna

hello my hcg family, let me tell you that i have never been so motivated to stick to a diet in my life. this is simply unbelieveable!!! i started the hcg p2 on 2/1 at 183lbs. Today is 2/7 and why in the world am i down to 170lbs!!!! let me tell you, i even added fresh broccoli and string beans to the diet because i was scared of getting bored. not to mention i hate cucumbers so i eat a dill pickle instead!!! this is simply amazing....since i had my son a year ago i have felt so unhappy,fat, and unattractive. my self esteem was really low and everytime i tried to lose weight nothing seemed to work or i would just give up and eat twice as much because i did not see results. as i am typing this i feel like crying...for people who say just work out and quit being lazy, to some point i do agree but being overweight is extremely hard. society treats you different and you feel ashamed (at least i do). dont call us names but do what you can to motivate us and exercise can be painful if not impossible when you are overweight and dont have the energy to do it. now that i have seen results, i started working out today for 30 mins and will do that 3-4 times a week until i get more energy to do it longer. So, i just want to say that i am proud of myself and i just want to feel pretty again and wear the clothes i wore when i first met my husband (size 8) and not size 14

posted Feb 7th, 2011 4:52 pm


Megan

I have done 2 round of the Hcg program (drops form) and have lost 47 pounds total. I have not felt this good since I was a teenager (I am 43 now). I lost 30 pounds the first round and stabilized my new weight for 8 weeks before starting round 2. If you follow the program exactly, you can be successful. You of course have to make lifestyle changes to maintain any weight loss. Eating boxed and bagged processed foods loaded with msg, aspertame and all the other "fake safe" sugars (i.e. Splenda) are actually a significant source of weight gain no matter how they are labeled. Regarding the side effects the article tries to scare you with, I took "detox" drops at the same time as the Hcg drops and did not suffer any ill-effects. I have a significant health problem that was greatly improved by the weight loss and my doctor couldn't be more pleased with my result.
It's sad that people will NOT try this diet and cheat themselves of leaving the morbidly obese range of weight, where too many Americans currently are. Read the document "Pounds and Inches." The program is a plan for obesity and it works.
I wish you the best.

posted Feb 7th, 2011 3:23 am


Dr Emma

I am a doctor that treats obesity. I use HCG, appetite suppressants, or sometimes just nutritional counseling and lifestyle training. The beauty of HCG is that it is much lower risk than the appetite suppressants on the market. It also teaches behavior modification, which is probably the number one reason for it's success. The last thought to remember, as a species, we were designed to go through times of famine in nature, which would be the time we shed our fat stores. This never happens in the U.S. Therefore, the only way to shed our stores, is to under-eat so we can mobilize fat for energy. That's what we are designed to do...that's what fat is for....so why does everyone get so alarmed by a low-calorie diet? It is essential for weight loss! Good luck to everyone in meeting their goals, and choose your doctor wisely, as now the "homeopathic" HCG drops have been ruled illegal by the FDA late last week. Read on FDA website. You must obtain HCG via a doctor's prescription.

posted Feb 6th, 2011 4:48 pm



Candice Workman Ekberg

I am a Certified Personal Trainer with my B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science. After 2 kids and being burnt out from a long collegiate track career, I put on a lot of weight. I one day decided I was a hypocrit when I couldn't do my own workouts I was giving my clients. So, I made 2009 my year and decided to try several different diet plans to lose the weight, and blog about it (askcandice.blogspot.com). I tried Body for Life and lost some weight, but hit a pleatue. Tried Jillian, tried P90X, tried Insanity, South Beach, Atkins... and HCG. By far, HCG was the most successful. I ended up doing 3 rounds total and lost 55lbs over the year. But here's the kicker - I did it with lots of testing/research. I tried doing the 500 calorie diet with out the drops, and only lasted a week - I was starving!!! (my review -askcandice.blogspot.com/2011/01/to-hcg-or-not-to-hcg.html) I then did a 23 day round with the pellets. The last week, I tested for ketosis everyday with urine strips, and always tested NEGATIVE. I also had my RMR tested - it was 9% above normal at 1645 (I'm 5'9 - 155) IT WAS RAISED - NOT LOWERED!!! While I don't believe hCG is for everyone, I do believe IT WORKS! If the FDA were to come out and say it works, it would rock the foundation of the $60Billion weight loss industry. If you follow the protocol, I guarantee you will lose the weight, but at the same time, if you aren't willing to change your habits and start working out after, I guarantee you will gain your weight back. It's that way with ANY diet program (look at the first season of Biggest Losers - winner...). My best advice is find what works best for you, and go for it, but you have to ready. Feel free to follow me on my FB page "Absolute Results Fitness Training" I love helping people in any way I can. And if you are looking for a good quality hCG, I have it linked on my blog. Good luck everyone, what ever your path is!

posted Feb 6th, 2011 4:40 pm


BJ

Thousands of people have used the hCG with tremendous success and absolutely no harmful side effects. With the introduction of the homeopathic hCG drops and the reduction of the cost, more and more people, both male and female, young and old are benefiting from the hCG protocol. Be careful of the source and content of the hCG that you choose! You want the purest source,standardized from a credible formulator and the best for the best price.

posted Feb 5th, 2011 7:51 pm


Marie

My husband and I have both done the hcg diet (homeopathic, not injections) 3 times and have lost 15-20 lbs each time. We are thrilled. We also know at least 20 other people who have done it successfully at least once, or twice, some being able to have medications reduced. This is not hype, this diet works. We no longer have high blood pressure, we feel great, and are healthy once again. I have not heard any negative comments from all the people I know who have done this diet. They are all thrilled.

posted Feb 5th, 2011 5:53 am


Spalding

It is very sad that so many people will read this article and STILL want to do the HCG diet.

I am SO glad that the FDA is finally getting geared up to take it off the market. The USA Today had a good article on it a few weeks ago,

Hopefully, the FDA will start closing down all the HCG clinics and if doctors and nurses tell their patients to use HCG for weight loss, they should lose their license to practice medicine.

posted Feb 4th, 2011 9:01 pm


Kimberly

I am on my 2nd day of just my 1400 cal cleanse program with the HCG and I lost 4 pounds in one day! No headaches if I drink my 80 oz of water and I am doing great! Kepp up the good work everybody! By the way I'm in school getting my degree in Nutrition. Be very careful which program you use. Check out USANA!

posted Feb 4th, 2011 8:58 pm


Cammi

I have been on the HCG diet for 13 days. I did cheat once and i did not loose weight for 3 days. But that aside i have lost 14lbs. I started at 168 and now im at 154 :) For my body type i should weigh 150 at the most so im almost there! I highly recommend this!

posted Feb 4th, 2011 8:07 pm


PV

Dear Kapu, I plan to start the HCG. As I need to lose around 22 lbs. It seems motivating . But just worried about the diet structure. Seems bit complex. Can u advise
Thanks

posted Feb 4th, 2011 5:58 am


ashna

I would really like to try this product but how do i know which one is the right one. I cant do injections, i want to take the drops, I have even seen it for sale on Ebay, how do I know what type of brand of HCG to buy? Can some of you advice me on this. Thank you.

posted Feb 4th, 2011 3:05 am


Robin

After having done the hcg diet April and May of 2010 I lost 25lbs and have kept it off since. One thing that has not really been mentioned in this forum is the fact that you are loosing Fat and gaining Muscle. I have a scale that measures your water intake, muscle and fat. I would keep a log and weigh myself everyday and record the losses or gains. I consistanly saw my fat decrease and my muscle mass rise. It helped a lot on the days when the pounds may have stayed the same but I would see the fat decline and my muscle rise. Thats what helped to keep me going when I wanted to splurge. I would definitely recomend getting a scale that measures your fat and muscle.

posted Feb 3rd, 2011 11:38 pm


DONNA

today is day three for me and surprise....i am enjoying it. i am down 3lbs which is simply unbelievable. how about i was on weight watchers (it works) for two weeks and lost only 6lbs. that was because i just said forget eating if i have to write it all down constantly :} I cant wait to weigh myself tomorrow and thanks again for the positive feeback. by the way, does anyone have any yummy receipies for the vlcd that i can use. i dont want to get bored!!! i am excited because i have actually lost a lbs a day!!! this diet is strict and you must be determined but it works. hopefully i will continue to lose at this weight. on 2/1 i was 183 and today i am 180lbs. got to get a digital scale so i can really see my progress.

posted Feb 3rd, 2011 4:37 pm


Ana

Why is it that I am unable to lose weight even though I only consume maybe around 400 calories a day without any HCG? This has been a proven method by a licensed doctor. By looking at these reviews how can anyone dispute these claims? Being obese causes more problems and complications in the long run. At least this gives hope and motivation to those who have tried everything under the sun with no real results. I've tried phen phen and now have heart problems cause I had a stroke and passed out. I say go for it!! You got nothing to lose except excess blubber.

posted Feb 3rd, 2011 10:22 am


DONNA

thanks doe, i will do it tomorrow morning when i get up. i am so scared to check the scale because i want to lose weight so bad and i dont want to be disappointed. tomorrow is my third day on the 500 calorie and so far so good!!!

posted Feb 3rd, 2011 2:14 am


Alie

I have just started the HCG drops,
What if I eat 1200-1500 calories a day, will I still lose weight? Since HCG is targeting the stored fat and I am very active, will it work for me to lose weight, maybe just slower?

posted Feb 3rd, 2011 12:25 am


kapu

i did it and lost 30 lbs in the 40 days. i started at 177 down to 145-147. it was totally worth it. i didn't get one migraine. im doing another round. it has given me the hope to keep the weight off. this diet is amazing. go to naturesdreamhcg.com for support or purchase of drops. awesome website. say that Kapu referred you.

posted Feb 2nd, 2011 10:58 pm


john doe

Donna, Weigh yourself everyday and write it down. Do it first thing in the morning after you empty your bladder. Broccoli is ok. Also try Walden Farms salad dressings. They have a whole selection that are essentially calorie free. I got mine at a local health food store. Some larger supermarkets have a more limited selection.

posted Feb 2nd, 2011 9:05 pm


donna

Today is my fourth day on the diet. I started my gorge days on sunday/monday so today is my second day on the 500 calories. yesterday was somewhat rough cause i had a headache and also because i am soooo use to snacking while at work sitting at my desk. i dont know if anyone has ever felt this way but i am so desperate to lose weight. it is like i was actually scared to try hcg because i have tried so many things before and been disappointed. i am literally scared of failure!!! after reading the reviews i feel motivated and encouraged that i will make it through this. i need to lose 30lbs and i dont mind working out but i am the type of person that needs to see some results to motivate me to work out and keep going. if you are on hcg continue to blog cause it really uplifts me and motivates me....thanks guys. hey, does anyone know how often i should check the scale? also, the place i brought my hcg here in michigan told me broccoli was ok....is that true? just want to do this diet right and follow it till the end

posted Feb 2nd, 2011 2:58 pm


Tabitha

Thania, I live in Alvarado about 15 minutes from you. I did hcg diet a year ago using the injections and spent over a thousand using a dr and program. I lost 6 pant sizes!

Now. A year later I wanted to lose the last 20 lbs and decided to buy the drops from a health food store. They actually seem to work better than the injections did. In 15 days I have lost 20 lbs! I don't have hunger, I feel constantly full. I was given a new book when I bought my hcg, from the store. It came with the book. My hcg is called smart hcg. It costed around $50.

Try to buy one that comes with a book. Don't buy the 20dollar hcg's, some of them are not really mainly hcg. My advice is:
*On your gorge days, REALLY gorge, or you'll regret it.
* get on a good multivitamin that has minerals, calcium, and vitamin d. I take a combo magnesium/potassium pill which stopped muscle cramps and makes your bowels regular.
*especially the first week, drink the teas they have listed all day. Yerba mate was my lifesaver. It actually takes the hunger away, and raises your metabolism. Drink a gallon of water/tea a day to flush the fat that is releasing from your body.
*Make sure before you start the diet, you do some kind of colon clense to clear your bowels. It will greatly increase your weight loss. We carry sometimes up to 4-5 lbs of fecal matter in us, which keeps toxins in our body and inhibits weight loss to some degree.
*try not to cheat. Your foods will get boring after a while. I will sometimes crocpot my meats, grill or bake. Soemtimes in fresh peppers, etc. Dont let yourself get burntout.

Make sure and make your 2 meats ahead of time for the next few days. Freeze half. Make it so you only have to grab an already portioned container out of the fridge, once a week, I cook my sides and meats. Portion them into containers. Then I put a days worth of food in plastic grocery bags. I do about 3 days worth and freeze rest. That way, in the morning on way to work I only have to grab a bag and leave. If u don't prepare it ahead of time you're more likely to cheat b/c you're too hungry to cook.

I hope this all helps. It seems like a lot, but soon enough it will be a way of life for you. You'll find when you end the diet that you won't be able to eat large portions like you used to.

Oh, an easy tasty treat: place a sliced apple in a bowl. Sprinkle cinnamon and stevia on it and microwave it for a minute or less. It will make your house smell like apple pie and is delicious!

posted Feb 1st, 2011 10:38 pm


cc

For all those people out there freaking out about the 500 calories per day, do some research before you judge. When you are on HCG, your body taps into your third layer of fat. By doing so, you body naturally releases between 2500-4000 calories on it's own. That is why you are able to eat just 500 calories and not feel hungry. This is also how you lose the weight. When you starve yourself, your body taps into the first layer of fat; then the second. If you haven't already gorged yourself b/c you have grown irritable, starved, and prone to headaches, but rather continue to starve yourself, your body will eventually tap into the third layer of fat, thus causing you to lose weight. Your third layer of fat is comprised of the stored fats-excess fats; hence why you can never get rid of it, no matter how much you try. Have you ever seen people who eat well, exercise, and are extremely active, but still yet have problem areas? The buttocks, thighs, arms, etc? That is b/c your metabolism is shot and no matter how much you eat well and exercise, for some people, that is just not enough; their third layer of fat will never be touched.

So before all you people out there go and judge others, do some adequate research and learn something. Quit judging people and telling them to "get off their fat butts" and to "quit being lazy," b/c you do not know their situation. One who is ignorant is also naive. (FYI-ignorant means "not knowing." So before anyone misconstrues it as name calling, I am using the word ignorant for it's definition term; not the slang word for something else.)

posted Feb 1st, 2011 8:07 pm


cmc

Thank you John Doe for your comment! I have been doing a lot of research, and as w/everything, you will find skeptics. I have to agree w/you when you talk about the endorsement by the government. I mean, the way I see it, is that just b/c they do not "okay" something, it does not make it bad. Come on people, look at all the things the FDA does approve; how many commercials do you see out there re: suing the drug companies of certain drugs. Those were all FDA approved. If they can't get something like that right, consecutively, I think I will take my chances on an alternative that many others have tried, gained success, and w/little to no-but very minor-side affects!

posted Feb 1st, 2011 7:46 pm


John Doe

I am a medical doctor in the midwest. My wife and I struggled with moderate obesity (BMI around 30) for years despite diet and exercise. Last spring I had a patient whose daughter is a nurse I worked with several years ago. She had lost a dramatic amount of weight on hCG. I was unfamiliar with hCG except what I had learned on my OB/GYN rotation in med school. My wife and I researched it and tried in and each lost 20+ pounds in a month with no hunger or side effects. We now have a small clinic half a day each week. We have treated about 150 patients and had only 4 drop out. The typical results are amazing to see but even better, I have seen diabetics severely reduce or even eliminate medications. One patient, almost 400# to start, decreased his daily insulin to 1/4 of what he had been on for years. Several patients in their 30's and 40's, already struggling with chronic diseases due to obesity, have had huge improvements. One in particular went from 12 medications to 2 in 2 months, losing 45#. He can now play with his kids without being short of breath and is far more likely to see them grow up. He's ready to start the next round. The effects of obesity and the chronic diseases if exacerbates and causes are cause a massive toll on individuals and society. hCG is natural and relatively low risk. It has far fewer potential side effects and risks than metformin, insulin, sulfonaureas or other diabetes medications or antihypertensive drugs. we have worked hard to keep our clinic costs reasonable. It is less expensive than Weightwatchers or Jenny Craig, which don't work. This will never be promoted by any drug company because it is not patentable. Despite their rhetoric, the government does not care about the health of individuals. If you live longer, you collect social security longer. If someone is going to make this journey, he or she is going to have to seek this out and work for it as an individual. I can tell you from our experience, it works well. My suggestion is to make sure you have legitimate hCG from a US pharmacy and have a doctor that understands the protocol guide you.

posted Feb 1st, 2011 3:42 pm


Deanna Smith

I'm not a professional trainer and certainly don't dissagree that exercising and good eating habits are the best way to maintain a healthy body. However, I have watched nearly 5 couples at my church over the course of one year to witness their results of the HCG diet, before taking the leap. I spoke with each couple to get their pros and cons, as anyone should. So far, there are many pros and no cons. This program, not only helps you to lose weight, but it also trains you to get off of the sugars and the high fatty foods. Once you've gone 6 weeks eating healthier, your body naturally looses the desire for sugary and fatty foods. This is a great start to healthier eating habbits.

Each couple I met lost a good amount of weight and "kept it off" over the course of a year. This is what sold me. All couples ranged from early 30's up to over 60 years. Some women even had full hysterectomys and prior thyroid disease. I finally bought the 42 (or so) day kit and lost 10 pounds the first week. I only wanted to lose a total of 25 pounds, so that was definately encouraging. The first week I stayed on a 500 calorie diet, and then slowly increased to a $1,200 a day diet for the rest of the plan. Although this is not recommended, I was still losing, so I was very happy. I have suffered migraines for over 20 years and my headaches actually decreased (I think because I was drinking more water and eating better). I lost a total of 15 pounds, but only becuase I was taking in more calories than recommended. If I had stayed on the 500 cal diet, I have no doubt I would have lost the entire 25 pounds. I just wanted to make sure I was damaging my body, so this was the reason I took in more calories. Not sure if that was good or not. It's been nearly 2 months and the only weight I put on was 3 pounds after going on a cruise. I've already lost most of that just by watching a little hear and there. I will be going on my second round in a couple of weeks to lose the other 15 pounds. I also had high colesterol before HCG and don't anymore. Go figure. One last thing. When you lose weight on HCG, your skin is not saggy. You literally lose it evenly and your skin is much tighter than most other ways you would lose weight. So there's my story. Hope it helps.

posted Feb 1st, 2011 2:59 pm


Lindsey Leslie

There is a clinic where I live where you do the hcg injections along with b12 and mic injections. They want 1000 dollars for 12 weeks! Is this normal?? I also want to know if there have ever been any long term side effects for any of you who have done this.

posted Jan 31st, 2011 10:36 pm


Foxy

to "Dissapointed" most of the people on this forum and others who NEED to lose weight because of the fact that they are obese. This has NOTHING to do with wanting to look like some model that looks like a sick twig, but has to do with getting to a "normal" weight. I have just had a number of medical test done and the results were that i am boarder-line diabetic. Wanting to lose these extra lbs is not about me wanting to imitate an actress or anything like that, but i don't want to have to be on insulin like my other family members. I have tried "diet and exercise" through the last twenty years, and it HAS NOT WORKED. I have also tried every diet out there and spent thousands of dollars on diet and meal plans with no lasting results. All i know is that my husband and I have done two rounds of the HCG protocol and has tremendous results. My husband lost 45lbs and i have 22lbs. that was within just three weeks! Now guess what? since i lost a little extra weight, i went back and had those same medical test done, and i am NO LONGER pre-diabetic and my cholesterol is now in the normal range!!! This is not about trying to imitate something or someone i could never be, but about saving my life and being a healthy weight once again.

posted Jan 29th, 2011 6:17 pm


Thania

Hello, I live in DFW area. Mansfield, TX to be exact. I am willing to drive to Arlington or Fort Worth!!! Question for Proof It Works, would you put me in touch with your friend coach in the Dallas, TX area? Anyone? Please, I need a good coach, I have hipotyroidism, I did my blood test labs and I am okay to start with someone that really knows about HCG! Thank you and wish me good luck! I need to loose about 40 pounds :)

posted Jan 29th, 2011 6:39 am


Nangelo

I just wanted to say to the fullbar doctor and the people who think the hCG is dangerous or ineffective, you have no idea what you are talking about! Last year I was trying to lose weight with just a healthy diet and exercise. Spent a lot of time hungry, walked an average of 8 miles a day for 5 months and lost a grand total of 8 pounds. On hCG I lost that much in the first 3 days! During the the entire 45 days, I was full of energy and felt great! and lost a total of 29 pounds. All of the people I know who have done the diet have had similar results. None of the negative side effects listed have i ever heard of from people who have actually done the diet.

And frankly, what the FDA has to say means nothing to me. All you have to do is to watch the drug commercial on TV with their list of side effects to know the FDA really doesn't have the publics health as their top priority. After all Big Pharma owns them, and if there is something out there that actually works, think of how many drugs they won't be able to sell.

posted Jan 29th, 2011 4:21 am


Traci

@Samantha: Congratulations on your success! I wish that was my story. After two triathlons, 3 5K's, and two "boot camp" style training programs, I only lost 5 lbs all year. And yes, I was monitoring my food. It is an error to assume that all overweight people are just lazy. Laziness got me to this point where I have over 100 lbs to lose. Unfortunately, diet and exercise alone were not working.

Regardless of our feelings regarding this program, calling people names will most likely not encourage us to follow your path.

posted Jan 28th, 2011 9:23 pm


Monica

I LOVE the HCG drops. I have been on this for 7 days and all ready lost 6 pounds. LOVE this, i am going to continue issing it. I have the 45 days package as I needed to lose more than 60 pounds. So far, it is working great, I have a lot of energy, no side effects and I dont ever feel hungry. Can't wait to finish my 45 day plan!!!

posted Jan 28th, 2011 6:01 pm


Frannie

I finished a first round and am now in the maintenance phase. I lost 28 pounds in the first 40 days. To the person who said get up off our fat butts, put down the soda and potato chips, etc. I exercise regularly and have watched very carefully what I eat. I am not lazy, I don't eat junk but I have had a weight problem for years. If diet and exercise were the answer, no one would be fat. Idiot. Fat people know far better than you how to diet and exercise. Idiot.
And to the author who says there is no scientific evidence that this works - I guess Dr. Simeons 40+ years and thousands upon thousands of successful patients is not sceintific enough. Please read his Pounds and Inches before you spout off like you know what you are talking about. By the way, 500 calories is only when you are on the hcg. It's 6 weeks on and 6 weeks off - but you would know that if you had read his book. and during the 6 weeks off, you go up to 1200 calories. Idiot

posted Jan 26th, 2011 11:08 pm


samantha

Hello people, have you ever heard of exercise and eating healthy? Just be consistant and it will work. I could lose that much if I were starving myself too. I choose natural remides. I am on a 1200 calorie diet and exercising daily and have lost 10 LBS in 2 weeks all on my own. You just have to push yourelf, and not be lazy and eat good foods!

posted Jan 26th, 2011 5:54 pm


Amanda

My boyfriend and I just finished up round !1 of the drops (21) days. He has lost 25 lbs and I lost 19 lbs. And we felt great the whole time. We thought 500 calories was going to leave us starving everyday, but it did not. We have had more energy than ever. I suffer from chronic swelling due to a horseback riding injury and normally take Lasix, but I did not take it for the 21 days and have had no swelling. Neither of were cranky and we never suffered any headaches or nausea. For two obese people, exercise was hard but with just this little bit of weight off, we are now able to walk and move around more. We can't wait till we start our next 21 day portion of the diet.

posted Jan 26th, 2011 2:08 pm


Carla

I've been on the drops for 21 days and lost 19lbs. I have thyroid problems and hormone problems since I was 22 years old, I've struggled with my weight for 14 years. I dieted in the past then gained it all back. This works, and in less time than the average diet.

posted Jan 25th, 2011 10:06 pm


BReal

Seriously?? 500 calories? Ethiopia? I work with a nutritionist on my diet. I eat 3500 calories a day; yup 3500. (3500 HEALTHY calories; not garbage) I also exercise 4 times a week for approximately 30 -45 minutes. I am 46 years old and I can now wear the same size clothes that I wore in High School when I was playing sports. I look great, feel better than I have ever felt and I have great energy. It's not rocket science. Turn off the TV; get off your fat tail; put down the potato chips and soda; and go walk around the flippin' block!!!

posted Jan 25th, 2011 5:17 pm


Becca

I have been on a 500 calorie a day diet before called ANOREXIA. Of course any time you restrict to 500 calories a day you will lose weight but also research how starvation permenantly will affect the brain. 6 years after 9 months (and tens of thousands of dollars later) in an eating disorder treatment center I am at a healthy weight but not without longlasting mental and physical side affects from starvation. Thin is not worth it.

posted Jan 24th, 2011 9:24 pm


Rebecca

I want to also say that this diet DOES work!!!! My husband and I have done this diet (me-2 rounds and my husband 1, so far...we are starting our next round on February 1st). I have lost 30 lbs on round one (40 days) and 25 lbs on round 2 (40 days) and my husband lost 52 lbs. In his first (40 day) round. You are not hungry, extremely motivated to stick with it, and become aware of what you are putting into your body!!!! This is a miracle! ...and we're using the homeopathic pellets from online. Any nay-sayers are crazy!!!!!! When you've tried everything else and finally want to really lose the weight...try hcg! It works!!!!!!

posted Jan 24th, 2011 2:26 am


sue2466

started it on 3 days ago and lave lost 3.5 lbs and seems to be doing good. notice a lose in appitite. so i'll do it!!

posted Jan 23rd, 2011 5:41 pm


Wayne

My wife and I researched HCG before trying it, even though it is used in Europe for years where my wife is from, we decided to investigate first.

I think some of the comments in this forum may have been written by the very companies selling weight loss solution (bogeyman stuff)

Anyway, we both went on the diet I lost 29 pounds the first month and my wife 21. After that it got tougher (weight around the middle being the most difficult) we then averaged 9-15 pounds per month until we met our goals.. Worked for us can't speak for everybody, no side effects, I was on 750 calories daily and we received blood work prior to and during the diet and always monitored by RN. Good luck it you decide to try it again the amount of calories (is pretty low) 750 but what else can you do to get the weight off and combat all the growth hormones allowed in the food by the FDA?

posted Jan 22nd, 2011 7:42 pm


selena

I am on my 20 day and have only lost 7 pds. I am doing everything corectly!!! The doctor has me take 0.7ccs a day which is a total of 16 drops. AM I TAKING ENOUGH HCG A DAY? PLEASE HELP ME FIND THIS ANSWER BECAUSE IM LOOSING FAITH IN THE PROGRAM NOT WEIGHT.

posted Jan 22nd, 2011 3:46 pm



Mellisa Bieker

will it show up at a false positive pregant test or cause you to get pregant

posted Jan 22nd, 2011 2:21 am


alexis

i just started the hcg mon nd so far lost 4 pnds and counting ive always been a big girl throughout and picked on it was hard to lose weight buit the hcg seems to be working great

posted Jan 21st, 2011 8:13 pm


Maria

I have struggle with excess weight all my life but after my Thryroid was removed in april 2008 I had gone from 170 to 236Lbs when I weight myself on 1-1-2011 I stared the shots on 1-11-2011 and today 11 days 1-21-2011 I am down to 223 and I feel great I am going to a doctor that reccomended the shots this is the first thing that has worked it 2 years.

posted Jan 21st, 2011 6:45 pm


ashley

Does anybody know a website i can purchase hcg injections that is safe and reliable..

thank you

posted Jan 21st, 2011 4:03 pm


Betty

I love HCG! I lost 50 pounds a year ago and have kept it off. So have 10 of my family members who were all overweight for years. We had tried everything and nothing else worked to take the weight off and keep it off. None of us have suffered from any side effects or had any health problems from using HCG. My advice is to use the RX HCG and not the homeopathic. That way you know you've got the HCG in your system which is what makes the 500 calorie diet safe I realize that many people who sell other diet aids and products will be very upset at the success of the HCG diet but it was the best thing I've ever done for myself. I am back to my high school weight and I am in my 50's!

posted Jan 21st, 2011 4:23 am


steve

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posted Jan 21st, 2011 1:08 am


J Edlund

I have used HCG along with MIC b-12, phentermine, and an estrogen blocker for 2 weeks now. These were all prescribed by my physician. All my life I was against any and all types of products like this, until I've gotten in my late 30's and my weight and appetite have gotten out of control. Before I got out of the "fitness business" , I recieved my master's degree in exercise physiology and was a trainer for 11 years. I was in fantastic shape and maintained a weight of 200-210 with 8-12% bodyfat. (i am 6'2")After a getting a corporate job, divorce and years of stress, I put on 90 pounds and could not take it off, even though I knew how to. All I can say is I have had more energy in the gym and I have no desire to eat. I easily eat a very healthy organic diet of 1,250-1,750 calories/day. My physician does not prescribe to the 500 calorie/day diet. I do want to note that I am extremely active and average 5-6 hours of cardio/week along with 2-3 days of weight training. I haven't weighed in yet, but I have lost 3 inches in my waist so far. So, to all the nay sayers out there that say just eat less and exercise more, try to walk in the shoes with people that struggle with this problem and then get back with me. Good luck

posted Jan 20th, 2011 4:20 pm


SELENA

I have been on the HCG diet for 18days now and I am going though a doctor. My question is (( is taking only .7cc,s in the morning enough hcg in my system to loose enough weight. The doctor had me at .5cc's but I was'nt loosing enough weight. In 18 days I have only lost 7 1/2 pounds. I just wonder if i am taking enough hcg?

posted Jan 20th, 2011 7:38 am


alex

just started today......going to see how it goes

posted Jan 20th, 2011 6:34 am


Lori

I am wanting to start the injections but my doctor wants $300. There are so many offered online, has anyone ordered online? If so could you please pass along the web address.
Thanks.

posted Jan 19th, 2011 7:13 pm


Andrew

Well one thing's for sure; Dr. Fullbar is FULL alright, full of ! His comment about going over the edge and hitting a food binge due to starvation is not only a lie but is deliberate disinformation. Let's face it, HE WANTS TO SELL HIS PATHETIC PRODUCT so he uses his credentials to gain credibility with readers. I have a hard time digesting ANYTHING this guy says due to his obvious attempt at manipulation.
I have been on the HCG diet for nine (9) days and am down 12.5 lbs. And have lost 3 inches in my waist. I nor SEVERAL of my friends on this plan have experienced ANY of his claims of borderline insanity, food binges or ANYTHING other than weight loss! It is not easy but determination makes this proven plan work. Haven't deviated and won't deviate. I will reach my goal because I will follow the proven protocol. I am intelligent enough to realize that bad eating habits put me where I am today so after this diet, I must maintain portion control as well as deleting certain foods from my daily regimen forever. Those poor souls who thought this diet was going to magically keep the fat demon away no matter what They eat & how much they indulged themselves in their old unhealthy eating habits which led them to the diet in the first place need to go get some counseling. It's simple; you cant do the same thing, the same way everytime expecting different results.

posted Jan 19th, 2011 1:59 am


John

I lost 21 pounds of fat in 26 days and it was the stubborn fat I've never been able to get rid of. I made a video and posted it on this website:
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posted Jan 19th, 2011 1:14 am


MaryLinda

I am just starting with HCG. I am 56 years old and on blood pressure and thyroid medication. I wondered if anyone has had any experience with interactions with prescription meds. I also plan to monitor my blood pressure closely but would appreciate any insight.

posted Jan 18th, 2011 11:16 pm


beckster

I am on my 2nd round with the hcg shots. I love this plan. I have tried it all...jenny craig, weight watchers, atkins, you name it and NOTHING helped much. I have over 100 to lose and lost 24 the first round. Started back on the plan 2 weeks ago and have lost another 7 so far. I have had no side effects of any kind.

posted Jan 18th, 2011 9:52 pm


Miriam

The diet works! for me and several others at my job has worked and after several months the pounds are still off!
Once the weight is lost you are more motivated to change your eating habits and lead a more healthy life style. I recommend this diet for anyone who has at least 20 + pounds to loose.

posted Jan 18th, 2011 5:40 pm


Rocky

I started my HCG diet with 60 lbs to lose. I lost 43 lbs with 2 cycles. I started the diet a year ago. I have NOT gained my weight back. As a matter of fact I've lost more weight after.
I have 10lbs to go but the exercise will help with that. I did not lose muscle mass. I know this because the scale at the doctors office provides muscle mass, water mass, fat mass ect.
You can not go back to eating the unhealthy foods. It is a matter of eating healthier. HCG just gave me the help I needed to lose the weight and now I it's up to me to keep it off.
Eat right and exercise and you will keep it off . HCG isn't different from any other diet. If you go back to eating unhealthy then the weight will come back AND that is on ANY diet.

posted Jan 18th, 2011 5:14 pm


Jack

I am a personal trainer and have a couple that recently started this diet. Even with my best efforts to steer them away. My biggest concern was the same as what most experts describe..muscle loss and starvation mode. They have agreed to let me test the body fat and LBM each week. I will post the results.

posted Jan 18th, 2011 5:12 pm


Terry

I've been doing this diet since March 2009. I've lost over 100 pounds since doing so, starting at 317 pounds and got down to 192 pounds. I've gotten up a bit over the holidays because of some stressful times, but am doing another round to help reduce the gain.

I've always struggled with weight and with this Protocol, I've learned more about eating healthy and controlling certain foods. I've got plenty of energy, no moodiness, and feel great. I take injections I self administer - most HCG drops out there are heavily diluted and don't contain HCG, which is why they can be sold in the US. And, I've had to administer my own injections for other medications before, so I know how to (it's NOT complicated or painful).

This diet works for me. I'm also changing my lifestyle and will increase my activities, and food choices to help keep the weight off, but for many of us out there who have been overweight/obese, simply eating less and moderate exercise doesn't begin to make a difference in our appearance we can see fast enough to keep going. With HCG, I have a body close to what I had 20 years ago, and I'm doing those things I need to do now to maintain it. Just my 2 cents.

posted Jan 18th, 2011 3:16 pm


Jen

I did this diet in 2008 in several rounds. I lost 70 pounds in 5 months, looked smashing in my wedding dress....BUT....had several issues. I ended up in the ER with SVT, had and currently have cramping in my abdominal muscles and calcium issues. I tore a tendon out of my left shoulder and have a bone chip. And yes, drum roll....i gained the weight back when I started adding complex carbs and food back. I have totally tanked my BMR. I could NOT excercise while on the diet due to low caloric intake, but have started back at the gym, and will continue with Weight Watchers.
I am a Nurse, RN, and I would NOT recommend this to anyone. You will loose the weight, but there are side effects and the weight 90% of the time creeps back. I just saw Trudeau on an info-mercial and he has gained weight as well.

posted Jan 18th, 2011 3:54 am


Louise

I am currently on this diet for the 3rd time and have lost over 30 lbs. I plan to do it a fourth time to bring me to a total loss of 50 lbs. I saw the comment where one person was on it four times and gained everything back. What he/she failed to grasp is with any diet, you can't go back to eating the way you did before or you will gain it all back. My husband and I weigh every day and record our weights and if we are going to "keep a lid on it", we'll never stop doing that. I love this diet! I have also decided that I need to eliminate bread from my lifestyle to maintain my weight. I'd like to say the same about sugar but I can give up bread easier and make room for 20 grams of sugar a day.

posted Jan 18th, 2011 1:45 am


Theresa

I started the HCG diet in October. I read everything out there and went back to the original Pounds and Inches. I went into this with eyes wide open and very skeptical.

In the first round, I lost 16.2 pounds. I did both phases of maintenance and followed the program very precisely. In the last segment of the maintenance I was amazed at how good I felt and how much energy I had. I never gained more than the 2 lbs allowed and was actually down a couple more pounds when it was time to begin a new cycle.

My biggest concern had been that I would gain weight when I went back to eating regularly. I wanted to give it a real world test so I did not count calories beyond the 1st week on maintenance.

I made sure I ate at regular intervals and watched my portions. I ate out at restaurants and would order appetizer, meal, and dessert. The true difference was - I would not eat it all. I ate what I wanted, but did not "clean the plate".

I just startedround 2 the 5th of January and am down a total of 27 pounds at this point (additional 11). I need to lose a total of 100 pounds and this looks to be a reasonable way to do it. It will take a year, but I am ready.

posted Jan 17th, 2011 10:11 pm


NG

I have done this diet twice and have lost weight but most importantly have lost 13% body fat. I did lose a pound of muscle during my first cycle but gained it back plus one more. I want to state that you MUST NOT use the drops. They do not contain HCG hence why you do not need a DR perscription to get it. You will lose weight because of the low calorie diet but you will also lose muscle. A decrease in muscle leads to a slower metabolism. There are websites such as HCGmedical.com (but they are too expensive) where they will send you the meds so you don't have to find a doctor that will give it to you. There is another website, that I found after I spent too much but I don't remember the name. If you want to be sucessful follow these tips:

1. follow the plan outlined in pounds and inches exactly...DO NOT CHEAT
2. Do not try to excersice hard until after the shots are done
3. DO walk and do yoga
4. I firmly belive that this diet works best for those who have really tried EVERYTHING, not those too lazy to cut back on calories and work out

Also there are no real side effects from real HCG (I can't speak for the drops because supplements aren't regulated and you don't know what you are really getting) it's a much lower level than what occurs during pregnancy. So if you could handle pregnancy this diet should be fine.

No drops, real shots, follow the diet, and after the cycle eat clean and workout hard!! There are no easy fixes, this diet is hard work but worth it.

posted Jan 17th, 2011 8:53 pm


D.D.

I've been reading the reviews on this site for over a week and one has to wonder why some particiapnts have significant weight loss with no side affects while some have mild to dangerous long tern side affects (ie brain damage). Maybe they took too much in an effort to lose faster, maybe it was a chemical reaction - for some of these participants we may never find out. I think the thing to remember is that it doesn't matter what you put in your mouth, you never know how your body will react - every person is different. What's good for one may be not so great for someone else. It doesn't matter if it's drops sold online or prescribed medication from a highly respected physician. We are all taking our chances. I just hope I'm not one of the ones to react badly because I just ordered a bottle. I would like to make a request of all the future bloggers here. When you comment on how great the product is - could you please include the website for your product? I think it would give those of us "newbies" a place to start. I have really enjoyed reading all the comments - good and bad and I look forward to hearing more success stories.

posted Jan 17th, 2011 7:04 pm


Amber

Ladies. I have done this diet four times, and every time I have lost weight fast. I am telling you...It all comes back. It is unrealsitic to continue to eat the diet requires you to eat after the weight loss. Also be aware that you lose muscle. So once the weight comes back you look even worse because you have less muscle tone. Be aware of this diet!

posted Jan 17th, 2011 7:03 pm


MsDiva81

I am posting again because i want to update people that are thinking about trying the hcg diet. IT WORKS, i said that last time and its over a week later and im saying it again. In total i have lost 24 lbs in 22 days. HOW AMAZING IS THAT!!!!! I hit a plateau and i did an Apple Day and guess what?? That worked because i lost 2 lbs after that and now my weight loss has kicked up again. Stay focused, there will be times that you will want to indulge in something sweet and tasty but its not worth it afterwards. This diet teaches you a new lifestyle so that you will eat when you are HUNGRY and not just for the TASTE which was my biggest problem and i absolutely loved sweets. My cravings have decreased, this is the start of my 4th week of R1P2. Stay tuned because i will update. *Word of the Wise: Don't listen to skeptics or people who tried it and it didn't work because most likely they didn't do it right or they have NEVER tried it. They don't get the concept of what the hcg does* Make your OWN decision. If you are looking for a legit website to get the drops from (which is what im using) go to www.officialhcgdietplan.com, and they have free overnight shipping!!! *Bonus* Lol. Good Luck!!!

posted Jan 17th, 2011 4:15 pm


Trish

I am on the first day of loading for the diet. Prior to starting the diet, I searched the internet for information. One thing I have found that has struck me as suprising, is that there seems to be more positive information in the form of comments then there is negative.

I remember once researching a surgical procedure and reading the horror stories at a forum. Someone had made the comment then that, most of the time you will find that people that are happy don't take the time to respond to forums or product comments. Usually it is the people that have had a bad result that respond or post. I think its interesting that almost everything I read from actual "users" of the HCG diet has been positive feedback. That was one of the selling points for me.

Thank you all for taking the time to respond. It helps someone like me who is searching for answers.

posted Jan 17th, 2011 12:34 am


Michael S.

I'm loving my 500 calorie diet. Grilled chicked tenderloins, pork roast, chili, celery, tomatoes, lettuce, hamburgers (no bun). All kinds of food. I go over 500 alsmost everyday, 513, 520, maybe even close to 600 some days, but I feel great, I'm losing weight. I'm down from 277 to 28 on day 7.

posted Jan 16th, 2011 1:10 pm


Michael S.

I'm loving my 500 calorie diet. Grilled chicked tenderloins, pork roast, chili, celery, tomatoes, lettuce, hamburgers (no bun). All kinds of food. I go over 500 alsmost everyday, 513, 520, maybe even close to 600 some days, but I feel great, I'm losing weight. I'm down from 277 to 28 on day 7.

posted Jan 16th, 2011 1:10 pm


Ruth

For years I thought I wouldnt be able to lose weight. I had a gastric bypass ( one of the original ones where they open you up from stern to stem) 29 yrs ago. It didnt really work for me. I had 2 children more children starting two years later and gained back almost all the weight I lost before surgury. I guess I convinced myself that after such a radical change in my digestive system I could no longer lose so I didnt try (atleast half-heartdly). When I heard about this diet I decided to give it one more shot try try the HGC drops. I startd Jan 1st and was determined to keep going I have been on it for two weeks and have finally hit 12lbs.It my not sound like a lot,but for me, the first time in over 35 years I weigh less than I did when I had my first daughter. I am eating more now than I could when I had my gastric bypass surgery. I feel energized, my feet dont hurt, I am happier at work even though I maave to be on my feet most of the day. I think this diet works (at least for me). My youngest daught is on it with me and has lost lbs in a week. She is having not adverse side effect at this time. And by the way, I dont drink coffee or tea, so the comment about the appitite suppression with these two items dont work for me.

posted Jan 15th, 2011 6:46 pm


kelly

I just want you all to know that I have been on this diet for six days and I have lost 12 pounds. I have been exercising and dieting for years and nothing worked because of my thyroid problems. Well this woks. believe it or not I will support it!

posted Jan 15th, 2011 3:42 pm


ss ss

I am 5 days in, have lost 6 pounds. My research has shown that the only place you can get "real" hcg is from Switzerland or India, it is shipped to US and then sold. Homeopathic and drops that says 3x,6x,9x etc and those that contain alcohol are just watered down and contain little Hcg. I ordered a 43 day injection system from www.yourhcgdiet.com for $98 and split it with a friend so we each have about 23 days worth.. It comes in a medical sealed package, powder form to start that is mixed to make the injection. It doesn't hurt. I'm not cheating, I'm following protocol and hope to lose 15-20lbs. I've had a life-long sugar addiction so I hope this helps me be done with it. I've felt fine. I'm 41 and in full menopause and have gained an astonishing amount of belly fat over the last 2 years. I'm excited to see the end results of this diet. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!!

posted Jan 14th, 2011 7:24 pm


Mandy

By the way, I don't do the shots, never have. I started getting my HCG from Hi-Health and it works beautifully and isn't a fortune! I pay $70. I get a full cycle and a half out of it... Do it, it works! Also, HCG doesn't cause blood clots, it cleanses. Just thought I'd through that out there. You might need the Vit-B to help with head aches and things like that for the first few days while your body is getting use to it, I never did. Be driven and be successful :)

posted Jan 14th, 2011 4:46 pm


Mandy

I don't understand why people have to dispute things! If you don't have fat storage to pull from, you won't lose as much weight as someone who does... HCG makes your body feed off of and get rid of stored fat. There is NO way that someone follows the diet by the letter won't lose weight, uless you have no weight to lose.
I drink more water than I ever have with this diet and feel amazing! It takes the fat off where you need it and makes you look the shape you should.
Everyone gets stuck on the Low Calorie thing, but you have to create a defficit so you are fueled by stored fat.
I had a baby and lost 20 lbs, mind you I only gained 15 lbs with her and 6.4lbs was baby. 3 months later I had surgery and when it was safe I began to work out and always ,even through my pregnancy, ate wisely and never ate for 2 ;) I COULD NOT lose the almost 30 lbs I put back on. After the surgery I dried up like the Sahara Desert and couldn't breast feed anymore. My sister had successfully doen 2 rounds of HCG and lost 60 lbs she started at almost 240 lbs. I've done 3 cycles and am SO happy every time I look in a mirror and feel Healthy and Blessed that I can wear clothes, crawl around and play with my baby and hear "You don't look like you have a 6 month old"! I've lost almost 50 lbs and would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone with the want and drive to lose weight and be successful at it :)

posted Jan 14th, 2011 4:40 pm


Michelle

Am overwhelmed with the different HCG vendors on the internet. Can anyone advise on which one to go with and why. Am 48 need to lose 50 lbs and just need something to get me started, I exercise and eat healthy, but its true that as we get older it is so much more difficult to drop the weight. So I want to give it a try but just not sure which one or does it matter?

posted Jan 13th, 2011 7:27 pm


Murad

HCG injection for diet control is relay works. I get a good advantages from it. But at first I was confused, because doctors says getting rid of belly fat for women is important for diet control. Its true but I am relay grateful for this article.

posted Jan 13th, 2011 6:47 pm


Kris

I don't see what the big deal is. None of the people who are skeptics are also doctors. I doubt many of you are also dietitians or even remotely qualified to throw in your 2 cents. Saying "diet and exercise is the only weight loss" is like saying Viagra is meant to fix Erectile Dysfunction. It's not, Viagra was developed to fix blood related issue, turns out it does a little more. Just like HCG, a medication used to treat other issues, but turns out it does a little more. So stop trolling and get your facts

posted Jan 13th, 2011 2:52 pm


Glenda

I did the HCG diet. I would NOT recomend it to anyone. I followed it to the letter. After a few weeks I started having a slight complication. Not a big deal. I was put on birth control to correct it. I continued on like normal eating the right food and the right amount. At 7 weeks I had lost 28 lbs. Then I started having a sharp pain in my side. I ended up in the ER. I had blood clots that broke off from some were and are now lodge in my lungs. I could have died. I was completely healthy just a little over weight. I now after 4 months I have been in and out of the hospital numerous times. and I have has more than a few doctors tell me it was because of the hcg. I should add I went through a DR for all the medacations and went weekly for checkups. Like I said I followed the whole diet to the letter. Just be very careful if you choose to do this diet. Its not worth it. I have also had lots of friends that have done it and they gain all the weight back as soon as they stop doing the drops or the shots.

posted Jan 13th, 2011 9:47 am


james

I also have not seen any "scientific" evidence disputing that this diet does not work or is dangerous? BE HAPPY if it works for you it works for you ... if you would rather not do it, don't do it? I have seen the results on real people and it is undeniable people who stick with the original diet do loose a lot of weight and are much happier ... FACT!

posted Jan 12th, 2011 10:58 pm


james

Look regardless of your like or dislike, trickery or reality. People that want and need to lose weight are finally doing it. And good for them! The diet is not for life only gets you to your goal and then you have to be proactive and smart once there. My doctor is fine with it WHY? Because it worked for me! I am not obese anymore! I have to watch what I eat and exercise to stay where i am at. But the fact is I am at the right weight for ME and my height. So it does work it may be all in my head with the secret elixir ...... so what it made me lose weight and get to a healthy weight. Do it .... do this diet as it reads ... by the book ... don't cheat and don't do it for any one but your self. It does work regardless of how!!!!

posted Jan 12th, 2011 10:46 pm


Jean

Day 13 for me. After the loading days I had a 3.8 lb loss and so far its been 1.2 lbs daily. I've "cheated" a couple of times by having extra calories, had a couple of .4 lb gains, but it comes off once I'm back on track. There are days I want chips, cookies, a soda, etc., but I know those things aren't good for me and I plan to stick with this eating plan. I'm enjoying the healthy foods I've been partaking of!

posted Jan 12th, 2011 8:23 pm


Kaycee

I have been using the HCG drops for 31 days since 12/12/10 and have dropped 20lbs! i would have lost more but duriing Christmas and New Years i cheated a bit. I am back on and have went from 210 to 190.2. im Excited. My goal weight is 170 and i have 2wks remaining on Phase 2 and then i will start Phase 3. I will Admit its not as bad as i thought but some days you get bored and tired of eating the same things and want to cheat. I just keep telling myself Mind over Matter. you can do it. I was skeptical at 1st as well, but im seeing great results and im losing daily. i have also been walking 2x a wk!

posted Jan 11th, 2011 8:01 pm


disappointed

It's sad to see how skewed our society has gotten. We look at super models and actors for our perfect body type when the truth is there is no perfect body type. Some people just have more weight to them than other people, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are over weight. I've watched documentaries that dealt with people that look anorexic but eat normally, and on people that look obese but eats like an anorexic. There is no perfect body type so if you don't fit into what your "ideal body weight" should be, and you eat right, then don't worry about it. Actually be happy with yourself and don't be negative about how you look.
And if you want to get technical with this diet, it is unhealthy for you because you are loosing weight too fast. You need to give your body time to actually adjust and this diet doesn't do that.
It makes me sad to think that we as a people have gotten so lazy that we wont even take the time to do the one thing that is 100% proven to work. Exercise and eat right. If you do that then you will eventually reach "your" ideal body weight.
In my opinion, why take the risk of having the side effects of a drug just so you can look the way the world thinks you should look when you can do the one thing that has no side effects and look the way that you should look.

posted Jan 11th, 2011 6:47 pm


Jenn

I am not going to agree or disagree with anyone on here. I do believe that eating healthy, exercising and portion control are what helps someone get healthy and be at a healthy weight. Question is what about someone who has struggled each and everyday with their clothes not fitting, someone who doesn't feel beautiful, has to work each day a full time job just to provide for their family and IS eating healthy, but the weight just won't come off!? That's me! I really am excited to try this product just to get the weight off and start my life as a new person. I plan to CONTINUE eating healthy, exercise and maintain portion control, but I just need help getting down to the weight that I know I belong at and would feel great at --without having to be so exhausted each night that its taking time away from my kids and making me so tired I can't function. I did a lot of research on this product and actually met people who have had success with it and there are some pro's and con's just like there is with any product, food, supplement out there. I am definatley willing to take the chance though. I think if someone does the research and feels comfortable with it- let them try it! Its not hurting you and worst thing that happens -- THEY have the side effect or reprecussions not you! Good luck and I will keep everyone posted on my results! :)

posted Jan 11th, 2011 3:21 pm


pbea

i'm a 46 year old woman on my third round of hcg and have experienced only one side effect: while taking the hcg the typical pre-menopausal hair loss i experienced subsided only to come back with a vengeance AFTER completing a session. my guess is it has more to do with the low caloric intake than the hcg, but that's only a guess. Aside from that, my mental stamina has been outstanding, physical stamina excellent and weight loss has been spectacularly typical. btw...hair grew back! oh...my periods did become erratic, but like i said, i'm 46, so big whoop! :-)

posted Jan 11th, 2011 4:49 am


tammi

All of you that are for this treatment must be on crack! It is simple, to lose weight follow the rule of calories in vs calories out! Learn how to eat right and move!! And if any of you reply that you have tried that and it didn't work because you have some wacked up metabolism, they only person you are lying to is yourself! Get some self confidence and self honesty! Stop giving money to people who just want to take advantage of your lacking in both! And yes that means doctors too!! BTW, I lost 55 lobs in 6 months after 10 years trying with Weight Watchers. Why didn't it work the first 10 years? BECAUSE I WAS LYING TO MY SELF JUST LIKE YOU!

posted Jan 11th, 2011 12:33 am


Desiree

Cynthia,

Nobody is condemning anyone for wanting to look and feel good. Truth is that there is no "miracle weight-loss drug". If you are looking for a quick miraculous fix, you are probably going to fail at becoming healthy. It takes exercise, portion control, healthy food choices. Sometimes you will have a bad day and mess up and that is part of the process, but to severely restrict your calories and take pregnancy hormones is a sad desperate attempt to fix something that takes hard work and persistance. Good luck to you and I hope you do not choose to go the HCG route.

posted Jan 10th, 2011 11:56 pm


Jenn

I am 23 and have ALWAYS struggled with weight loss. I did this diet under the close supervision of a great doctor. I lost 30lbs the first time and am a few days into round two. I was off the diet for 3 months in between and did not gain a thing back. I really think that if you follow the protocol strictly and are under the supervision of a Dr, it is a great way to loose weight. Especially for those who have struggled through it for years. The first week is the worst, but if you can get past the mental conception of hunger, you will be fine! ;)

posted Jan 10th, 2011 11:06 pm


Proof It Works

All that are questioning the phases / diet do and don't ......Google: POUNDS AND INCHES A New Approach to Obesity
BY A.T.W. SIMEONS M.D.

READ this book, it provides all the info you need.

posted Jan 10th, 2011 10:34 pm


steen

does this diet have any effects on women already using birth control...

also... whats with the phases? do you have to go back on it because you gain weight back??

how does alcohol consumption work itself into the HCG equation??

posted Jan 10th, 2011 8:37 pm


Cynthia

As I read these comments, I wonder. Do all the naysayers have weight issues that wont disappear with diet and exercise? Im 22 years old and have two kids who are two years apart. I am a VERY active person constantly going, moving. I have struggled with my weight even when I was an athlete in school. Shame on people for condemning someone who wants to look and feel good. I plan to try the hcg drops program because I want to lose this baby weight. My baby is 8 months old and my belly still looks six months pregnant. I have tried eating clean, constant exercise, diets, diet pills (xenadrine, jillian michaels, hydroxycut, hydroxycut pro, recreate, metabolife) freaking everything. The only diet pill I ever had any luck with was ephedrine and that got banned because stupid people cannot read and follow directions. I am really hoping hcg will help.

posted Jan 10th, 2011 4:56 pm


rmc

THUMBs DOWN on this aritcle. What the article does not point out is the strict protocol which may or may not have been followed.

After going through this program, one realizes how much food one really needs, how much LITTLE food we can survive on, and what REAL HUNGER feels like. By following this temporary FAT loss diet, one can learn to change their eating habits and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Psychologically, seeing results reinforce the confidence to keep up the healthy eating habit.

This program is the CHEAPEST fat loss program out there. For $25 / bottle ( x 2 = $50 total) ....and eating far FAR less food, my grocery bill dropped significantly, thus more than paying for the drops.

I did the program on my own as I AM in charge of my health, not some arrogant doctor who could care less. Doctors do not control my health and well being.

I lost 25 in 28 days, and I CHEATED too!! First week was 10 lbs. I hit a plateau in the middle. After analyzing why, i corrected my diet & activity back to the protocol and got back to seeing a 1-2 lbs daily loss.
My initial goal was 20 lbs, but because of seeing the daily results, I changed it to 25.

Also, on days I performed more physical activity, my weight loss WAS LESS if not zero. It put my body into starvation mode and I felt weak. So then I, again, got back to the specific protocol and started seeing the expected results again.

Being a skeptic, I also tested if the HCG drops actually temporarily supresses my appetite. I found it does.. Whether it is a placebo effect or not..it helped to get through the REAL hunger pains right before meal time.

I also tested the drops to see effect on burning fat during night time sleep. By taking it right before sleep, the next morning I was 1.5 to 2 lbs less, not .5 or 1.
Therefore, the frequency of drops per day came to 5 or 6.

There are others I know of that are having GREAT success with this, and since have repeated the program because it works.

My guess as to why the stated side effects in the article are due to not having enough HCG in the body. By taking more HCG, those symptoms will stop. Yes,..I had those symptoms too and increased the drops and felt immediately better. So have the others that are on the program.

Don't let others ignorance or articles such as this add to more fear. There are many human variables to consider as we all have different lifestyles. Use your own common sense and take charge of your own health.

posted Jan 10th, 2011 3:25 pm


mel

I've been on the HCG diet for 5 days now. Unfortunately, the day I started the diet, I got a very bad chest cold. I have followed the diet religiously but yesterday I started feeling nauseated, tired and light-headed. Has anyone else had this experience? I'm wondering if the chest cold is influencing these symptoms?

posted Jan 10th, 2011 1:38 pm


sarah

i got mine from intermountainhcg.com. a 1oz. bottle of drops (about 15 days of supply) was only like 15 bucks. this site provided very specific foods and even gave some pretty yummy recipe ideas. in 2 weeks i dropped almost 20 lbs. and kept it off. the site also provides information as to how it works exactly. lots of people i know are doing this, and it's working and they don't feel sick or deprived.

posted Jan 9th, 2011 5:30 pm


Karrie

Are all of you idiots. I work in a clinic where 60 year old women who went on this diet are getting their menstrual cycle back. Really you think taking a pregnancy hormone is the answer to losing weight. This is not the easy way out and believe me you will have side effects later on. One young female (28) has messed up her cycle so bad from being on this diet we are not sure we can get her regular again so she can become pregnant later in life. Oh and another woman developed breast abscesses three weeks into the diet and now is having constant breast pain even though she went off the hormone. Really folks open your eyes and look yourself in the mirror say these lines to yourself: "I will stop eating poorly, I will give up my sugary drinks and sodas and I will start excercising. I don't need hormones to assist me in this task - I can lose my weight because I am strong enough on my own." You will thank yourself later for losing the weight the correct way.

posted Jan 9th, 2011 2:33 am


Doc Magi

This is funny that so many people can see that the product does not work and is dangerous but refuse to comprehend it. Instead they starve themselves, make up excuses, and torture their body in the name of health. This is why Kevin is so successful people want to be led by the nose to nirvana.

Look at all the cheap plugs for their affiliates and recommending their products along with the people talking about the drops that are not HCG and have no effect on the body at all but they sit and pretend.

The placebo effect is alive and well in this industry and people are blinded by their own ego and pride. Spend the money and torture your body and recommend it to your children. Unfortunately it appears that even if you prove the ineffectiveness of the product people will still say where can I get it. I have some tap water that is guaranteed to have you lose weight with 500 calories a day. Here you go for 4.99 a bottle you take two drops and don't eat and I guarantee you will lose weight. And yes I do run studies on weight loss products and they have all been a scam so far.

posted Jan 8th, 2011 9:38 pm


chimama

I saw a commercial for this stuff then the next I got an email in my spam box for it so I decided to check it out. To lose 40+ lbs, the kit cost $150.00. If you add up all the gym fees, diet food, diet shakes and pills, I think that $150.00 is a reasonable price. Plus, you CAN have 3 diet sodas a day on this plan but not coffee or tea. You do have to drink 100 oz of water a day though. And you eat real food. Everything is in moderation but I figure a few extra veggies or pieces of fruit wouldn't really hurt anything. The one thing I didn't like about there "spill" was that if you fall off the wagon the next day you would eat 6 apples - that's it - 6 apples. They give a peek at the food you can eat and nothing sounds impossible.

This is the website that I went to:
Good luck. I'm ordering as soon as possible.

posted Jan 8th, 2011 7:13 pm


CrossFit

You all are crazy for believing this crap. The best form of weight loss is simple, it is this new and crazy diet out called "eat less and move more". I have lost 55lbs in the past 10 months and all i have done was counted my calories and reduced them by 500 every week till i reached a maintainable amount, for me it was no more than 2000 calories. I also do Crossfit and feel great. The weight is off and i feel better than i have in many years. Trust me, i have tried everything and the hardest thing to try was self control and commitment. I know it sounds so cliche but "one day at a time", it is possible and ANY body can do it, just find something that motivates you. My motivation was my kids, i wanted to make sure that i am around to watch my kids grow up, and did not want them to be with out a daddy.

posted Jan 8th, 2011 7:01 pm


Scott B

I started the HGC diet as my new years resolution. I am a 46 yr old male who was in tip top shape for my entire life. I retired 6 years ago and gained 25 lbs!! Since the 2 day gorge, I have lost a whopping 8 lbs in only 5 days. I have lots more energy and I am starting to look and feel much better. The bags under my eyes are going away and I just feel GOOD! I do get a bit hungry and I do not have the biggest recipe book to choose from - YET, but I google meals daily and try different things. I drink plenty of water, blk coffee and grn tea. Other then peeing all the time and being a bit hungry (not too bad) I have had no side effects. I have made an annual physical appointment that coincides with day 23 and I am really anxious of my Chl and BP. Definitely worth it in my book!!!

posted Jan 8th, 2011 4:17 pm


Sue

I have been on the drops for 7 days and have lost 7.5 lbs. Yes, I agree if anyone eats just 500 calories a day they are going to lose weight. But the point is, I feel GREAT! I have more energy then I have had in a very long time. I do get a little hungry, but it is certainly not uncomfortable. I have struggled with my weight my entire life and I have been on every diet, nothing has ever worked like HCG. I can't believe how good I feel!

posted Jan 8th, 2011 11:59 am


Cheryl

I have had a friend start the HCG last year she is now my coach. start day 1 tomorrow ! Oh and all those people worried about side effects like moodyness, crankie, headaches, etc.. I get those every month as it is! So bring it on! All the nay sayer out their truely don't understand the difficultly they weight challenged people face and I have been to the gym and spent lots of money to be there and have trainers help you so you are not saving cash because every time you turn around it cost you money to get help and if you don't have thousands of dollars to spent on a trainer and Nutritional Training they really won't help you understand who to use the machines they have....So you are stuck hoping you are doing things right and not doing useless moves that won't help ! Anyway that is my expirence. Just a note I did finally get a payment plan that cost $550 for six months and that way after I was a member for over a year..I have had more than 6 people ask me to show them how to use the equipment becuase they were told by staff the instruction were posted on the machines telling them how to use it... Again useless. Sorry anyway Bring on the HCG !!!!!!!

posted Jan 8th, 2011 6:55 am


sharon

I first heard of this diet in the 70's and friends said it worked. It never worked for me. I tried it under a doctor's supervision while living in Germany. I saw the doctor daily for an injection. I felt good, probably ate less than 500 calories a day, and worked full time. I never lost a single pound. The doctor was amazed. In 2009 I tried again via mail order for the syringes and hcg after the proper blood tests were taken. Surprisingly I didn't lose not 1 pound. Does anyone ever heard of anyone like me? The only thing I ever lost was around $2500.00, the cost of trying hcg twice.

posted Jan 8th, 2011 1:43 am


Pharm Doc

Your body is a system of complex feedback loops, when you add exogenous hormones there is a risk of short and long term injury, look at long term steroid abusers. What happens when you stop HCG and gain back the weight? How long will you be on it? Who is making the HCG, if its not Rx grade (Rx required) don't trust it! Focus on overall health, save your money and enjoy life!

posted Jan 7th, 2011 11:41 pm


doc

with the diet you are restricted to 500 calories but your body is burning 3000-4000 calories so your body is getting plenty of fuel. with this diet your body is releasing stored fat for energy. unlike other diets your body tends to store fat for emergency purposes and pulls from lean muscle. this diet is getting great results and people are very happy!

posted Jan 7th, 2011 6:48 pm


jls

Where is everyone ordering their HCG from? I would like to order,but want to make sure i am ordering the right product.

posted Jan 7th, 2011 5:50 pm


MsDiva81

I have been on HCG since Dec. 25, 2010. This is my 14th day. I must admit that at first i was starving and had a headache, but i think its because i didn't eat enough on my load days. But to date i have lost 16 lbs. That's impressive because i have never lost weight on any other regimen i have ever used. I have done diet/exercise and diet pills and nothing has worked but this is giving me results that i can actually see. Once im done w/ this round i am going to lose the last few pounds on my own, this is just a jump start but my eating habits have changed and i think that is the goal of the hcg is to change your eating habits for long term weight control. Skeptics are so critical but if you haven't tried it then you don't know. Take it from an obese kid to obese adult, IT WORKS. You just have to make up your mind that you want to change your lifestyle and this is a good start. Good Luck to anyone who wants to try it. I purchased the drops from officialhcgdietplan.com

posted Jan 7th, 2011 3:49 pm


sheryl

Im on day 11 and im down 8.2 lbs so far and im RARELY hungry on this diet usually i have to make myself eat either the lunch or dinner. Ive restricted my diet to 500 calories before without the help of the Hcg and was hungry all the time, it was terrible!

Im not irritable, cranky, or moody and its quite easy to stay on the diet! Just by searching for phase 2 recipes, people have put together some really yummy ones!

I do miss my breads and pastas (but thats because i love carbs) but im ok with my melba toast!

posted Jan 7th, 2011 3:35 pm


Maureen

I was duped by the drops before I found a place that provides the injectable HCG (Nu Image). The second time around I did extensive research on the company and ultimately felt comfortable ordering the kit. I believe in this diet, yet whether the restrictive diet is the sole basis for the weight loss, I don't know. I lost 27 lbs. There were two instances where I stepped on the scale in the morning and I was down 4lbs! I have since finished the regimen and still have a few lbs left to go. If I could have stuck to it 100%, I think I would have been down 40lbs by now, but weekends were very difficult to go without a couple glasses of wine and chips. I love this diet because it helps you get used to good, healthy food and correct portion size. I still eat like I'm on the diet, but have started exercising daily. This way I don't feel bad drinking wine or having a slice of pizza once in awhile. Although it's expensive, I miss the diet and may go back on it in a few months.

posted Jan 7th, 2011 3:25 pm


Allison

JENNIFER from 1/5/11 at 7:16 p.m. -- WHERE do you get the drops for $9 online?

posted Jan 7th, 2011 1:51 pm


Kelly

@Jennifer, about 9 comments below me, comment left at 7:16 on 1/5/11 -- Where do you get drops for $9 online? Please help!

posted Jan 7th, 2011 1:49 pm


KarlaRJ

Under what circumstances will a doctor prescribe these injections for weight loss? Does on have to be morbidly obese like is requiered for the gastric bypass? I woud like to lose about 30-35 lbs. Are there certain requirements before a doctor will put you on this? I'm just a little confused and want to know how I can get on the HCG injections. Any advise from anyone who has been on the injections legitimitely would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

posted Jan 7th, 2011 7:52 am



Lisa01906

Where do you get drops for nine dollars?

posted Jan 7th, 2011 6:11 am


doodah

@ Curios in Kansas, the diet says to avoid sodas because they are high in sodium and caffeine--both things that play havoc with water retention. Having said that, I have not given up my diet coke on HCG, and I've had very good success in spite of the diet coke. My sister also does HCG, and also gets her diet coke fix every day, and she has also had significant success anyway. That's my experience.

posted Jan 7th, 2011 3:51 am


Janice

I have lost 50lbs in 2 rounds on the HCG diet, the only "side effect" I have had is that I am now on only 1 pill for my diabetes, and totally off my high blood pressure pill. HCG is a threat to the Medical Industrial Complex, and the side effect I speak about here is that I'm taking $$$ out of the pockets of the medical establishment! Try this diet and you will be healthy and well - for once!

posted Jan 7th, 2011 2:59 am


Peggy

I call it the miracle drops, I tell everyone about it, if I thought it was going to cause anyone any pain or discomfort or stop their brains from functioning , I would never advise anyone to go on it. I lost 22 in the 6 weeks I was on it, my husband lost 20 in the 4 he was on it. I have tried all the diets, this was the only one I can say that I was actually motivated each day to stay with, each day you weigh yourself and you have lost 1 - 2 pounds, makes you go on..Its AWSOME.

posted Jan 7th, 2011 12:22 am


ssk

How does this diet works when taking birth control pills?

posted Jan 6th, 2011 2:21 pm


NYgirl

I find it very funny that the people who are bashing the HCG diet all say the same thing; but none of them have tried it themselves. I was an athlete and have had several injuries and surgeries and gained weight over the past several years. After my first time on hcg I lost 45 lbs. I am almost ready to do my 2nd round and cannot wait. I have tried every diet and this is the best one yet. I did not have any of the negative side effects stated by the "experts" and have already had my blood pressure lowered, and am no longer in need of using an apnea breathing machine at night! I used the HCG drops and not the injections and the thing that people who haven't tried the program don't get is that the diet actually teaches you how to eat correct portions of foods, and what foods to eat together and what foods to avoid. So once you go off the hcg drops, you have been educated in how to eat correctly. Because of this diet plan, I now understand portion control and healthier eating and have changed my eating lifestyle permanently. I don't plan to go back to my unhealthy eating habits. Of course if a person goes back to bad eating habits they will put the weight back on, but that is true with every single diet! It's about a lifestyle change and the hcg diet has taught me how to eat healthy. For obese people, it is a miraculous, life-giving plan that works! I got my drops at www.healthyhcg.com. Yes, it can be a bit expensive, but I don't have to pay for blood pressure meds any more and I am feeling good about myself again for the first time in years and at 48 years old, I am looking younger every day.

posted Jan 6th, 2011 2:17 am


curious in kansas

i am addicted to diet coke/pepsi!!! why cant you have any soda during this diet? i want to try it but can't give up the soda. help

posted Jan 6th, 2011 1:59 am


jennifer

This diet works...everytime, if done correctly...it works fast, it is efficient, and to date, I have not seen ANYONE prove there are any side effects...outside of minor discomforts as your body adjusts to the new regiment...being overweight is far more dangerous that losing lbs you don't need quickly. My husband lost 30 lbs to two weeks, I have lost 20 lbs on one round...it works...that is what nobody wants you to know... All the "facts" presented are obviously from someone who has NEVER tried the protocol which has been around forever...and doctors hate it when you can buy homeopathy drops for $9.00 online and not have to go to them for the $300-$600 injections...one works just as well as the other...
Don't knock something til you have tried it...What is dangerous is "opinions" from those who don't know what they are talking about.

posted Jan 5th, 2011 7:16 pm


Proof It Works

I am living proof HCG works. This is the only diet I have ever been on that worked in motivating me and results were seen immediately. I was a size 20 in Jan 2010 (I have before & after pics) went on the program for 100 days and lost 60 lbs. I was never hungry, had to set reminders on my phone to eat because I would forget. Have a friend who is now a HCG Coach (in Dallas area) who lost 75 lbs, she went from a size 16 to a size 4. (she is 5'6'') We did this together, however she stayed on the program longer than I did. I stopped at a size 10, because many people kept saying I looked too thin. Oh and I had blood work before, during and after to make sure I was healthy. Before I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar with insulin injections and have been a diabetic for 10 years. During I stopped all medications, except I continued to monitor my sugar levels daily but never needed insulin and after I had a clean bill of health. No issues, no blood sugar spikes, and E1C that has been the best number in 10 years. The best part is I feel beautiful, sexy and not judged by others. I did the shots and can only valge for them, not the cream, drops or anything else. I am sorry so many haters are attacking this, but Dr. Siemens put 50 years into the research on this and I will believe him and my results over someones opinion. Good luck to all that venture out and be your best in 2011.

posted Jan 5th, 2011 6:29 pm


Terri

My husband and I have been on HCG drops he lost 60 lbs and I have lost 40 lbs. We are on our second phase. We have tried several diets and walk daily but nothing works like HCG. It is hard at first but after a few days you begin to feel full after you eat. So stick with it we both love how we feel and look.

posted Jan 5th, 2011 4:04 pm


Koral

Good God. This is total crap. Save your money for a gym membership & continue to eat enough calories to allow your brain to function. And, in doing this,
you won't slow your metabolism down so much that when you decide to eat like a human being again, you won't gain all the weight back PLUS some.

It's not rocket science. Proper diet and exercise, people! Burn more calories than you consume (while continuing to eat enough as so NOT to destroy your metabolism), and you will loose weight.

Why are people so willing to throw away all their money?

posted Jan 4th, 2011 10:14 pm


Jean

I was extremely skeptical but when two of my friends lost weight with no side effects, I decided to check it out. I researched the pros and cons and got mentally prepared and jumped in! I started on December 31 and now in day 5 and I've lost 5 pounds! It is very restrictive. But I believe the end result will be worth the effort.

posted Jan 4th, 2011 10:09 pm


Debbie

After reading this article and the entire comment thread, I decided to purchase some hcg drops. I am following Dr. Simon's Protocol to the letter. I am on day 3 now and I am very impressed with the 4.2 lbs I have already lost. I am going to finish this system to the end because it seems to be working for me right now.

posted Jan 4th, 2011 1:50 pm


AlisiaC

You don't have to take the drops for the rest of your life. The drops are taken for only 21-30 days...or until you've reached your ideal weight. The diet is a bit restrictive at first and you have to weigh your food, but its a small short term sacrifice for what you get in the end. I've heard good things so far

posted Jan 4th, 2011 5:38 am


Damian

Yes, let's all listen to the FDA (government) as a way to get and use our information. Doctor Simeon did some incredible things back in the day with HCG. Read up on that and lose the suits telling you it's not a good idea. Critical thinking people!

posted Jan 4th, 2011 3:34 am


MikeQ

It amazes me how people can dis something without looking at how it actually works. It's not a "500 calorie diet" - you eat 500 calories, and your body burns the other 2000 from stored fat. I can assure you if that wasn't true, I'd have been starving on the diet. Read the original research paper before you start dissing it - if you're thinking about it, give it a try, but be sure to get the "real" hcg, not the homeopathic stuff, which won't test positive on a pregnancy test kit.

posted Jan 3rd, 2011 8:23 pm


Gino

Wow, its amazing how many people are being snookered by this diet. PEOPLE WAKE UP!!!! You can't take the drops for the rest of your life. And what is going to happen as soon as you stop the drops and the 500 calories a day??? you are going to gain the weight back guaranteed.

posted Jan 3rd, 2011 5:42 am


Coretta

HCG has changed my life...I'm on my second round...lost 45 lbs the 1st round...I am on my 2nd round and have lost as of this morning 69 lbs. This diet is restrictive on Phase 2, but the restrictions were perfect for me. I feel great. I am no longer on High Blood Pressure, Cholestrol, or diabetes medication...So when I here somone say that the diet is unhealthy...was it healthy when I was severly obese taking all the medications for ailments...I don't think so...If you have the discipline to do it...you will be successful.

posted Jan 3rd, 2011 4:42 am


Apesmommy

My husband and I did this diet with great results and no ill side effect. I would highly rec. it! We got our drops from thetreeforlife.com they e-mail you the diet after you purchase the drops. Both of us lost 26lbs and I am looking forward to starting again Mon.

posted Jan 2nd, 2011 7:21 am


Drew

I was on HCG diet and have lost 40lbs so nobody tells me that it doesn't work. It's awsome and I didn't put any of it back. You just have to watch what you eat. Stay away from low fat staff as it has a lot of bad chemicals in it. After you finish the diet you will not have as much cravings for food. Make sure you stay away from tortillas and high carbs bread. It maybe not easy but is better to live healthy than sick.

posted Jan 1st, 2011 11:31 pm


Jeanie

Anyone on a 500 calorie diet will lose weight and definately should take a multiple vitamin. There are great websites for "calorie counters" that you track what you're eating, the % vitamins, fat, etc... I started the HcG on 12/27 also and I still feel the hunger, I thought why not give it a try?
I also agree with Stephanie, age 18 who may not want to use it, I'm menopausal so it doesn't matter to me.

posted Jan 1st, 2011 11:28 pm


Kathy

HCG has been a miracle in my life. However, I am 50 and in menopause. I feel as if my biological clock is going backwards. My body is re-shaping itself. I have gone from a sugar/carb addict to little, if any cravings. For me, this was a miracle. I do not sell it, I'm not a doctor or nurse. But, I do see a doctor every two weeks who I trust and I feel has validated my frustration with not being able to lose weight. I have done everything - this is the only plan that has worked. I eat about 1,200 calories a day and am losing slowly but the inches are amazing. I would be happy to answer any questions. Again, this is my own personal experience - and we are not all created equal.

posted Jan 1st, 2011 10:53 pm


Reggie

I have personally found the HCG diet to be amazing. I have felt the best I have felt in a long time while on it. I dropped 23lbs the first time on it. I am just starting it again. I have also noticed I sleep better and have more clarity of mind while on it. I find the diet easy as you know exactly what to eat. You find out just how much you ate as a result of boredom or emotions while on this. Watching that scale drop each day is a great feeling. I get it from my wholistic MD.

posted Jan 1st, 2011 10:44 pm


katie

where is a good place to get it from? ive looked at a lot of websites but i rather use a website that has worked for someone else. thanks

posted Jan 1st, 2011 12:09 am


Joyce

I am 58 yrs old and HCG is the best diet I have ever been on and believe me I have done many. I take the drops and I am half way through my 2nd round. I have lost 60 lbs to this date w/o any of the side affects mentioned and have 80 more pounds to lose. You have to follow the diet correctly or I guess it will have adverse affects. I did not gain any of my weight back when I was in phase 3 and you do get to eat whatever you want at that time. But, do not attempt to do 500 calorie w/o the hcg, you will not do well. I will continue to do the hcg diet until I lose all my weight. FYI, I have 5 friends that are doing it too and are having great results. There is not a negative thing I can say about the hcg diet! You have to stay focused, and really want to lose the weight. Anybody on any diet can give up. Make sure you have good resources (books, cook books) and ask a lot of questions when ever you are not sure about what to do because it is a very sensitive diet and you must follow it very closely. But the results are great and you don't mind the 500 cal a day in phase 2. I enjoy losing 1-2lbs a day and that is a boost to my spirit and my mind stays sharp as a tack too.

posted Dec 31st, 2010 4:53 pm


mskisko

FOLKS COME ON!!!!! EXERCISE CONSISTENTLY AND EAT FAIRLY DECENT!!!!! AND THE POUNDS WILL SLOWLY GO AWAY!!!!! HCG SHOT, COME ON!!!!

posted Dec 31st, 2010 1:05 am


Lyn

I got my drops at better healthhcg.com. I started the drops on dec 27 and i have lost 5lbs already. I feel hungary at night on the 500 cal diet but just get through it. I am praying that I will continue to lose the weight my goal is 20-40lbs wishing everyone luck. It is working so far!!

posted Dec 30th, 2010 8:10 pm


stephanie

My mom and I are starting the program today. However, she will be taking the hcg injections, and I'll just be doing the 500 calorie diet. I'm still pretty young, 18, and I really don't wanna be putting hormones in my body, and well it's really expensive, and my mom gets it for free through her school district. Does anyone know if the it's possible for me to receive the same results as my mom without the HCG injections?

posted Dec 30th, 2010 5:49 pm


Coco

Can anyone tell me where to buy HCG shots in the UK? Thanks.

posted Dec 30th, 2010 12:23 pm


shuan

HCG side effects - foggy mind, fatigue, hunger, weakness.

Side effects of regular exercise - alertness, hightened energy, decreased appetite, increased strength and endurance.

We Americans must be the dumbest and laziest humans to have ever graced the face of the earth!

posted Dec 30th, 2010 4:19 am


owen

I'd like to hear from anyone who has taken the HCG and would not recommend others to do so. Does anyone have a negative experience to share?

posted Dec 29th, 2010 8:26 pm


Donald Boone

This sumbidch doesn't have a clue....his statement.
"500-calories per day is severely restrictive! In fact, it is not enough calories to support normal brain function. Your body will compensate by using stores of glycogen, protein (muscle) and some fat, which lowers your resting metabolism. Before you can lose true weight, you will be so irritable, lightheaded, and cranky that you??ll reach for whatever food you can get your hands on and have a field day"

Pure bs and tells me he's talking from his a** and not from any knowledge on the subject. This stuff does work. It does cause your body to use stored fat and strength levels and cognitive function do not suffer. I can still swing a 70# Russian Kettle Bell like I own it after losing 60 plus pounds on the HCG and 500 calorie diet. I sleep better and am able to concentrate better so to sum up this report.......again....BS and shame on the so called doctor for putting out such bs! If he doesn't like what I've said, he's got my email address and we can discuss it further.

posted Dec 27th, 2010 10:13 pm


Mary

For those that don't get the HCG diet, yes the 500 calories a day causes the weight loss, but the HCG triggers your metabolism resetting and keeps you from being hungry. Without the HCG you'd be starving and you'd gain it all back after the diet was over. I have used the homeopathic HCG and it works. 40 lbs off in 2 go-rounds and it is staying off despite the fact that I now eat what I want to without gaining any of it back. this after trying every other diet around and not only not losing but I wasn't able to stop gaining on all those other diets. Don't knock it until you try it. And if you're too afraid to try it, then you'll never know.

posted Dec 27th, 2010 9:59 pm


joanne

I have used hcg and it works.I hav elost 68 pounds. I started may 2nd2010 and went to nov 2010. I go back on in Jan inhopes of losing another 40 pounds atleastand i will do another round to get 20more off.

posted Dec 25th, 2010 3:15 am


Perry

I have lost 20 lbs in about three months, have tons of energy and my PCOS symptoms have disappeared. I did it by changing my eating habits and exercising. I can't even begin to say how amazing I feel! I'm still overweight, but I can see such a huge difference, and come spring time, I'll look better than I did in high school! Sure it takes a little longer, but I'm in this for the long term. It's not about looking for a dangerous quick-fix, it's about changing a few bad habits here an there! When getting in shape, one's body needs to catch up with the changes, and the older one is, the longer it takes, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. Attempting to force it by taking hormones (which is an unproven element) sounds like a good way to put one's system into shock. When starting a weight loss plan, ASK YOUR DOCTOR. Don't go to some strange practitioner that was referred by a friend of a friend, or advertised in the back of the free classifieds outside the corner store. The title "Doctor" doesn't mean they're a medical professional.

posted Dec 21st, 2010 9:59 am


da_man

There are sooo many knock offs of homeopathic HCG that are coming in from overseas and that crap is why people are getting sick, poor quality, poor manufacturing. I have seen ZERO illness or negative side effects from one true product (trimHCG) www.hcgmarket.com and is the best stuff ever! It is also only ONE step to permenant weight loss, 23 days or 43 days and then you get your butt back into the gym and increase your calories again. Cycle on and cycle off, I mean really? Yes, its that easy! check it out FIRST at Lubbock Powerhouse Nutrition in Lubbock, TX. Great support with the HCG and my regular diet and training for after I was done.

posted Dec 21st, 2010 6:02 am


kelly

1. Yes, a 500 calorie diet is restrictive and someone doing a VLCD without HCG will lose weight. The point of HCG is not to lose a lot of weight, although that is a reality for most. The point is to RESHAPE your body and reset your hypothal. so that you maintain your weight and lose inches off stubborn areas.

I did it, lost 20 lbs. I'm naturally a pear-shape and I've done restrictive diets and intense workouts, even weight training with a personal trainer and NOTHING helped me get the abnormal fat off my hips and thighs like HCG did.

2. It isn't a lazy man's diet. It takes extreme dedication and determination.

3. The recommended amount of time is 23 days. Lets be real, there are people that have fasted for religious reasons on water alone for around that same time and did ok.

4. Read Lbs and Inches before you criticize otherwise it's like watching bits of a tv interview and judging on comments out of context rather than the whole info. Also, look at the hcg yahoo groups etc. for the number of success stories.

5. Seriously, this diet gets more criticism than extreme surgeries for weight loss like lap band, stomach stapling etc etc. Surgery brings all kinds of possible fatal side effects. There has not been one documented fatality or serious affliction documented from this diet. Please.

6. Do some research on hormones and the body/brain. It really opens your eyes. Certain foods we eat cause enzyme and hormone responses all the time in our body, and what really is the different between this and other ways medicines effect hormones or chemicals in the body? Many anti-depressants have been life-savers for those that truly suffer from depression, SSRI's basically trick the brain into bathing in seratonin longer which elevates mood... so HCG works to trick the body into thinking it's pregnant so it releases fat stores.

Also, the amount that women use for fertility reasons is thousands of times greater than for weight loss, it is very unlikely that one would have serious side effects.

I suggest for those doing it for the first time that they do go through a doctor first.

posted Dec 21st, 2010 5:52 am


myrnamau

If you have the willpower to live on 500 calories a day, why in the world would you need hcg or other supplements? Plus you have to know it's going to backfire. You can't live on that regimen for long and when you go back to a normal diet, the weight will come back. No such thing as a quick fix for weight loss. The more you crash diet, the more you slow down your metabolism.

posted Dec 21st, 2010 2:12 am


whocouldshebe

500 hundred calories a day is more than enough for healthy brain function when you also supplement with daily vitamin packets.

I went on a 500 calorie diet 2 years ago, even worked out in the gym 3 hours a day, and lost 40 pounds in 2 months, down to 140 from 200 pounds. I even won a weight loss competition and felt great so they have no idea what they are talking about. Only more than 5% weight loss in a singe day is considered unhealthy.

Doctors just want to keep you fat so you keep coming back and paying them more money!!!

Skip the injections, just take a water pill instead or drink a single shot of alcohol each day to kick out the water. 75% of fat is water!

posted Dec 20th, 2010 9:33 pm


Diane C.

I lost 30lbs since May 2010 and have kept it off for 8 months! This is the BEST thing that has happened to me ever! Nothing else was working! NOTHING! I had NO side effects whatsoever! There are more positive accounts then negative so get it together you nay-sayers!

posted Dec 20th, 2010 9:27 pm


Amanda

Hey knuckleheads using HcG. If you reduce your caloric intake to just 500 calories a day...7 days a week, you'll lose anywhere between 3 and 5 pounds a week. AND that's WITHOUT taking HcG! I'm not even going to discuss how dumb it is to reduce your intake to just 500 calories a day...but seriously, the population today is so ignorant that they don't even understand basic math and nutrition labels. Go to school and get an education...and STOP BEING SO LAZY!!!

posted Dec 20th, 2010 6:39 pm


Andre

I have used HCG for 20 days now and have lost 20 lbs! I have cheated a few times so could only imagine how much more weight I would have lost if I didnt cheat. I have never felt dizzy nor starved.

posted Dec 20th, 2010 5:31 pm


MmD

Or are you guys just mad because "Experts" say there is no magic bullet for weight loss, but it turns out there is, and HCG is it?

posted Dec 20th, 2010 4:04 pm


mpd

Actually HCG isn't worthless. I have lost 8 pounds in just over a week because I"ve stuck to it and haven't cheated. Also, I don't have any side effects at all. Not one. I was a skeptic to beat all skeptics, but this diet has made a believer out of me. Sometimes experts really aren't that expert.

posted Dec 20th, 2010 3:59 pm


BDH

I have not used the HCG, but am investigating this to see if I will. I know from past experience that reducing to 1000 cal per day is a very effective weight loss diet, and I never felt bad. Try to eat well, get your protein, veggies, fruit. Bottom line is if you eat less than your baseline metabolism - you will lose weight. 3500 cal = one pound. so 7000 cal less in one week = 2 lbs loss. Throw in some exercise and you can accelerate that. Sounds like the HCG diet(ers) are in a big hurry. Two pounds per day vs/ 2-3 per week sounds pretty radical.

posted Dec 19th, 2010 11:58 pm


Lisa

I am only day 5 of this diet but so far it is working wonders! I am down 7lbs already. Follow my progress at my blog

posted Dec 19th, 2010 7:52 pm


Shelly

I have been on the HCG diet for 8 days now and have lost 10lbs. This article and many of the comments address the limited calorie intake as dangerous. Five years ago I had a hernia surgery where a flap of my stomach was wrapped around my esophagus. I had swelling complications and my esophagus was only open enough to allow fluid to drip through. I lost a pound a day for more than 30 days, I was weak, could barely move around. I took very high calorie shake supplements for nutrition until the swelling decreased and I could eat again. I was taking in more calories with the shakes than I currently am with the hcg diet. I feel great, I have more energy, I am working full time, taking care of my grandchildren, enjoying life. I know what starving and physical caloric deprivation feels like and this IS NOT IT!!! Research and learn before you make a decision about this diet. It is TOUGH to follow, but if you do you will see results!!!

posted Dec 19th, 2010 2:57 pm


Tony

Trevor, did you use the drops or the injections???? I'm tryng hard to find the best drops,that will get the most results..Is it okay to tell me here on this board?? I really want to know.

posted Dec 18th, 2010 4:43 pm


Melinda

I recently brought HCG Platinum from GNC store to try to lose weight. I paid $96.00 and started the diet. I have never had any health issues until I started this program. Three days in to the diet I started having chest pain and shortness of breath . I ended up in the hospital with a blot clot in my heart. I was so lucky to be alive. I have had friends do this diet and be successful, but you need to buy a product that is the TRUE natural HCG with nothing else in it .

posted Dec 18th, 2010 3:14 am


tim

I have use the hcg drops that you intake under the tongue and it works..the thing about htis diet is do the 500 cal protocal for 30 days you will loose between 15-25 lbs, after that slowly get back on eating sugars and carbs regularly, while on the diet take multivatimins.. once your off the hcg, go to the gym regularly to tone up your new body and keep a gym regime, i guarantee you will keep the weight off.

posted Dec 17th, 2010 2:42 pm


Trevor

Okay so im on my 13th day of the HCG Diet and all I have to say is wow! I am a 20 year old male and I have lost 25 Lbs in 15 days (260lbs-235lbs) and I feel good. I work anywhere from 7-9 hours a day and never feel tired or sleepy. I have not cheated once for the people who don??t lose the weight is bec they cheat you have to be 100% committed to this diet if you have not read the manuscript then you should it states many times that cheating or not following the diet correctly will actually make you gain weight. It is like opening up the passage ways to your fat storage so if you eat good you loess but if you eat fats and sugars you will gain. Good luck to the people who are trying it! ill try to put before and after pics up.

posted Dec 17th, 2010 1:30 am


LOLA

I ordered my 1st round of HCG drops yesterday and I can't wait for them to arrive. I suffer from PCOS and one of the side effects is extreme weight gain. I am 30 years old and 296 lbs. I do not eat much and I do eat right. It's not as easy for some people to just "go on a diet". It is extremely frustrating for people with a disorder like mine when no matter how hard they try (how well they eat or how much they exercise) the weight will still not come off. I really hope I will be able to put my success sotry on here soon.

Take Care Everyone and God Bless

posted Dec 16th, 2010 10:43 pm


choripan

Liffa.....the doctor that wrote this review SELLS the FULL BARS...of course he's going to be against anything else that's a competition to his product. Best thing to do is to see your own doctor and consult with him/her. This is what I'm doing today. They know your medical history and can advise whether it's a good idea to do it or not!!!

posted Dec 16th, 2010 12:51 pm



dawnd

My friend got hcg here

posted Dec 15th, 2010 10:20 pm


Amber

I am with the rest of you. This article is ridiculous. I am on round 2 of HCG and believe it in 100%. People that have had issues with it, come across false articles like this and believe them instead of taking the time to actually do research and come to their own conclusion. I have known many people who have done this diet and have failed, but I know even more who have lost and kept it off. It all goes back to if you are willing to make life changes after you loose the weight. Just like with eating healthy and excersise, if you stop, you will gain the weight back. You are NOT starving yourself while on this diet. The HCG uses your fat to get the nutrients and energy you need. It does the same exact same thing for a pregnant woman. That's why they can puke all day long and not get any food, and still have a healthy baby. I have had more energy than ever while I have been on this diet. I love it and I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about loosing the weight and keep it off. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is not commited and will not take the time to do the research. The diet is NOT easy at all, and if you are not commited to it do not waste your time.

I LOVE HCG

posted Dec 15th, 2010 8:16 pm


Kevin

Lazy mans diet

posted Dec 15th, 2010 3:43 pm


Gale

500 calories in a medically unsupervised setting is ridiculous. None of you should be doing this. Side effects are also muscle wasting, severe malnutrition, hypocalcemia, hypokalemia, seziure, cardiac arrest, brain damage and possibly death. Sounds great doesn't it. But at least you will be thin. I am a nurse in a hospital. We have seen people coming in with major problems associated with this diet. Our recent pt is a young woman who had no"side effects" whose heart stopped suddenly which resulted in lack of oxygen that caused permanent brain damage. She will never be able to care for herself again....but... AT LEAST SHE IS THIN. .

posted Dec 15th, 2010 3:41 pm


Bryan

I've been on the HCG Diet injections for about 12 days. I've lost 17 pounds and still hoping to lose more. Some days i felt like i had no desire to eat at all. I've felt sick looking at food but i usually feel pretty good most of the days. But whoever is on this diet i wish you good luck. :)

posted Dec 15th, 2010 3:37 pm


KAY

I am on my 3rd day of HCG drops. I started Sun 12/12/10 and did my loading days Sun & Mon. Today the 12/14/10 was my 1st day eating the 500 calorie diet. I weighed myseld 1st thing this morning and i was down 2lbs from my 210 to 208. i was a little hungry 3 hrs after my tea and apple but i kept drinking water and had more tea. I have to tell myself "Itll be greater later" and "Its Mind over Matter" i can do this. my goal weight is to be at 180 by New years. i will keep you all in the loop as to how well it goes for me. So far so good.

posted Dec 14th, 2010 10:02 pm


No Name

So I have been reading the posts on here and have done a lot of research on HCG for weight loss. A little confused on where the best place to purchase is though. I do not want to get a 'knock off' form and I am wanting the drops if at all possible. If any one has advice that would be awesome! Thanks!!

posted Dec 13th, 2010 4:16 pm


Marie

I'm currently taking the HCG drops, today is my 9th day and i've lost 8 pounds. I do not eat a 500 calorie diet a day. I eat anwhere from 1500-2000 calories a day and i workout on the tridmill for 1 hour a day, 3 days a week. NOW, i always kept my calories the same and i always kept my workout the same, but this is the first time i lost this much weight in this short of time. I got to give it to the HCG drops, i do believe 100% they work for fast weight lost.

posted Dec 13th, 2010 5:34 am


Amy

I started HCG on Dec 7.. I have lost 11 lbs......(5 days).. I paid for 2 months supply for $60.. why do injections.. diet is easy because I love the things I can eat.. I do cheat-- I added some brocoli and mushrooms.. not cheating with starches and sugars.. working and I am happy

posted Dec 12th, 2010 4:44 am


liffa

My doctor recommended this diet to me last week. Her own husband, a casual acquaintance of mine, went on the diet and I ran into him a week ago and did not recognize him. He had lost 30 pounds a year ago and it has stayed off. My husband went to see his doctor yesterday and SHE just did the diet and lost 30 pounds in a month. Both of these doctors are well respected in our community, they are DO's and one is a faculty member at the university here. Both of them say they think this is the cure to obesity that we have all been waiting on, but has been under our nose for decades.

I would like to say to all those holier than thous who say we are overweight because we don't eat right...just follow me in the grocery store and see what I put in my cart. Vegetables, lean meat, fat free dairy, complex carbs like brown rice, steel cut oats.... our home looks like a health food store and it has for years. But still we remain 30 pounds overweight. We are not sedentary and we don't drink alcohol. There is something medically wrong with us - there has to be something that has gone awry in our metabolism. Evidently both our doctors agree and they have offered to support us while we are doing this diet. We begin January 1 and I for one am ready to be cured of whatever it is that is wrong with my hormones, glands, etc.

Who is this doctor that wrote this review of the diet? Who is lining HIS pockets? Follow the money...he must be endorsing something somewhere. My husband and I are trusting our own doctors because they have our best interests in mind.

posted Dec 11th, 2010 4:51 am


Joanna

My husband and I started the HCG (liquid drops GNC) together a week ago. Only difference, I do not use the drops, I follow the same eating plan he does with the drops. We are both over 50 with no physical problems. My husband has lost 8lbs (7days) and I have lost 8lbs (7days). We both take vitamin suppliments everyday. Don't waste your money on the drops, I lost just like he did on the restricted diet, we both got mild headaches the first few days and we both got hungry around 11am but ignored it and continued on the diet. My husband started at 220lbs at 6' tall and I started at 125 5'3", just the diet works fine, the drops are a mind thing.

posted Dec 8th, 2010 6:38 pm


sarah

this is sooooo stupid. I have suffered from an eating disorder for years and eating less than 1000 cal a day is considered anorexic behavior! 500 cal is what I use to live on when I did my resticting days, and I now live with irrevisiable side effects. that being said if you are eating only 500 cal a day you are starving your body and are going to be losing weight without having to spend the money on Hgc.....its the restriction that is making you loose weight NOT the hgc! put it together people its not hard math!

posted Dec 8th, 2010 5:11 pm


John D.

I just finished a 24 day cycle two weeks ago. In that 24 days I lost 17 pounds. I have kept it off now for two weeks. IT WORKS. Buy it from a trusted source. I did feel hungry, but would eat my meals and would then be full. I kinda felt light headed alot, but nothing serious, just "not real sharp mentally". Any cheating will show on the scale. Just stick to it and enjoy the results. 5' 10" 46yo M went from 205 to 188lbs.

posted Dec 8th, 2010 2:37 pm


Roz Bennetts

I don't think your body is starved of protein on this diet, 200gms a day is within government guidelines I believe. You do have to take multivitamins for the phytonutrients that you'll not be getting though - however I really don't see the problems that the author of this article does and I am doing the diet at the moment and all is fine, no hunger, no dizziness and it's working. I agree there needs to be an element of caution with these things but in my own experience it seems effective and so far safe with no problems to report.

posted Dec 7th, 2010 5:12 pm


BJ

I am not a doctor but I do have over two years of experience with HCG as well as many members of my family, and I can tell you what I know. I have used both injections and drops. Here is what I have seen and learned with my own two eyes. My brother in law lost over 90 pounds on this stuff. Once he got his eating habits in check (which is really what this does I think) you will start dropping the weight. He drank a LOT of water, and that really helped. He did this on the drops. My aunt did it and lost 40 lbs (but did not keep it off). My sister did it but did not have the kind of luck her husband has. We actually think he devloped a bit of an eating disorder from this. He became a bot obsessed with it. Now he is OK though and looks great. As for me, I did 30+ days and lost about 20 pounds. That was 18 months ago and unfortunately I have gained some of it back. By the way, I am 40, 5'8", was 180 and went down to 160. Been off HCG for about 18 months and have out 7-10 pounds back on. I also work out and do P90x from time to time. I have experimented a lot with my boy the past few years and have learned a lot. Taking HCG does change the way you eat. I am in good shape and look pretty good to tell the truth, but really obeses people have great results with this diet. My mom is like me, she has lost and gained some back. Really I just learned a lot from elimainating sugar and starch from my diet. The stevia tasted kinda -ish, not the greatest, but you will lose weight. The other thing that no one mentions is that CHEATING will cost you at least two days of loss (ie. cheat on Saturday and you will gain two pounds so you will not be back to your Friday weight until Tuesday likely). Also, you will plateau. Especially after about 20 days. It is hard to stick on though, and it is not so much your hunger, just all the starches and sugar around you. Your skin gets better. For some guys/gals you may lose some hair, but I suggest a multivitamin. No oils either, no lotions and any fats that you use as toilettries will thwart your progress. I am trying the drops not and would really like to lose just 17 pounds. I don't know about the whole "resetting your hypothalamus" thing, but it does train you to eat smarter, smaller portions, drink lots of water and really see how all weight loss is is calories consumed, minus calories burned. It is totally safe and I think people should try it, especially if you have type 2 diabetes or are overweight or obese. You miss a lot of the fun stuff such as cookies, cake and fried stuff, but again, this diet just points out how MUCH your daily diet matters. I did not work out while taking this, maybe this time I will just to see who I feel. You do feel good and rarely hungry on this. I did 10 days of the master cleanse, so believe me, I KNOW what starvation is, and this is nothing like that. Even after 18 months this has changed my relationship with food. I am more likely to eat 100g of protein for lunch and still am suspicious of sugars and starches. Maybe it is just my body type. My partner, on the other hand, loves carbs and can burn them off easily. Me, welll not so much. HCG may well be psychological. I am not sure. It does work though. It is not expensive and what do you have to lose. I figure if more people tried it, the US would not have 2/3 of the population overwieght. These are purely my opinions and experience. Listen to your body and remember that weight is controlled 90% by nutrition, 10% by excercise. Good luck!

posted Dec 7th, 2010 6:18 am


Rissa

i have just started the hCG. I know a few people who have done it and saw great results. From what ive heard the calorie restriction isnt as hard as you would think. And in my opinion its actually more food than i imaginded for such a low amount of calories.

From what i have seen on here, alot of you seem judgmental about how people choose to lose weight. I have always been active and after I had my son I could not get the extra weight off. I exercised i ate healthier smaller portions and the results were very minimal. -Exercise and eating right may work a littel for everyone but it doesnt give everyone the results they need and i dont judge people for wanting a quicker way to lose weight because atleast their trying to get healthy somehow!

And if you READ the hCG diet descriptions and all the information they give u it is a way to jumpstart ur weight loss it gets the hard fat off and they recommend once u are eating a normal amount of calories exercise regularly and not a wimpy little walk an exercise routine and continue to eat healthy and monitor what you eat and how much you eat adn u should keep the weight off.

If the diets not for you then fine but dont criticize adn judge people you dont even know or have no idea of their situations what they have or havent tried- give ur opinion on teh diet without badmouthing the people doing it. Id rather be a person who is trying to get healthy even if it is the "easy" way than a person who judges people they dont even know for trying something that in the end they (the people who usually bad mouth) know nothing about!

posted Dec 7th, 2010 3:50 am


sarah

My mother in law did this diet and lost 38lbs. She has kept the weight off for about 3 months now. After seeing her results I decided to do the HCG diet to loose my pregnancy weight after my son stopped breastfeeding. I am in healthcare so did a lot of research before starting the diet because I was skeptical of it because of the extreme calorie restriction. But after understanding how HCG works and it's effect on the body I decided to give it a try. I have done the diet twice. I can attest that if you do not follow the protocol you WILL gain the weight back. But, if you are committed and can follow the whole protocol (the 23-40 days of HCG), the 3 days of restricted calories without it and the 3 weeks of slowly adding carbs and sugar into your diet - you will keep the weight off! I am now 5lbs lighter than my pre-pregnancy weight and have been at this weight for 8 weeks now. I definitely indulged at thanksgiving but after a few days of eating well again - my body dropped back down to my "set weight." I plan to loose another 10lbs with eating healthy and exercising but after having my child - breastfeeding, eating well and exercising did not get the weight after. After my son stopped breastfeeding I did this diet and lost 25lbs on the longer regimen. I do think the lack of nutrients is hard on your body so don't plan on doing it again but it was a great way to "jump start" loosing weight when I was stuck otherwise.

posted Dec 7th, 2010 12:47 am


Tom

Hi,
Hcg is a clever diet scam that promises weight lose without the work of regular programs.How do i know this? I went on the Hcg diet with my spouse but didn't take the injections. You'll never guess what happened. I lost 24 pounds in 2 weeks.I know you will say that this is dangerous without the injections eating away the fat, but guess what, your body does that anyway when you finally close your mouth and eat sensibly. I knew this was a scam when the doctor doing the plan has never seen us and the person administering the drug is actually heavier then us and has been doing the treatment for nearly a year. Anorexics take in more calories than this.It's the typical fat persons dream diet especially when they tell you not to exercise.They tell you not to exercise because the amount of calories and fat intake you are on is to low to properly sustain you for exercise and you probably would pass out.Wake up, if it seems to good to be true it probably is, and if well know scam artists like Trudeau are peddling it you should run from it.

posted Dec 5th, 2010 8:41 pm


Michael

Does anyone research before they post. Just lowering ones calories will not cause them to lose weight. Their metabolism has to stay up burning more calories then they intake. From experience, I can tell you it is not the calorie part that is difficult, it is getting our metabolism to stay high while we get older. In my opinion, the HCG diet is calorie shifting on steroids.

From what I read, it fools your body into thinking your need 2000-3000 calories a day and when you lower your intake the drug causes your body to get the rest from stored fat. As we get older, our metabolism slows and just eating less is not enough as our body adapts.

Personally, I have used the calorie shifting to keep my metabolism up and burn of the extra pounds when needed. However, like people have said, that last 10-15 pounds is the hardest. I am sure the intent of making HCG was not weight loss, but true hormone therapy.

However, as an older male, I get testosterone shots from my doctor because our normal levels decrease as we get older. This has also been critical for me to maintain my weight and health. Yet, I have been talking to my doctor about HCG as a boost just to drop the extra weight my body does not want to burn naturally.

Just a final point, anyone thinking about this should do it under a doctor and ask for a complete blood workup. Since my 30s, I have monitored my cholesterol, hormones, liver, kidneys, etc just to make sure I have no problems. Any hormone therapy changes your body and metabolism and you need to know where you start and where you end.

posted Dec 5th, 2010 5:26 pm


scvfd1700

I am using the HCG injections and it??s the best thing I have ever done for myself. After years of trying to diet and failing I have found something that works for me. I??m so excited about this program.

I??m a 57 yr old female who has been active in the past. But due to having polio when I was a child, some of the residual effects of the polio and age have caught up with me! And having had a knee replacement 9 yrs ago, for me exercising is hard to do. So for someone who exercising is either not their thing or those of us for whom exercising presents a challenge to do, this program is perfect. And people, (esp. Susan) - not everyone??s metabolism is the same. Have some mercy on some of us who HAVE tried reducing their calorie intake, are not lazy, and do have will power, but the weight just will not come off.

Some of you are missing the four points of the HCG program. 1. Sure you would lose weight only eating 500 calories a day. But you would not be able to function. But the HGC uses between 2000 & 2500 calories of abnormal fat deposits that are in your body. For those of you who think because we are using HCG that we are lazy or have no will power, think again. This program is NOT easy but manageable. You need to have your mind made up that you want to do this and be determined. Sure you will miss some of the foods you are use to eating but because of the results you will see each day on the scale you will have the will power needed to stay with the program. When I do feel hungry, drinking some water usually helps. It is vital that you drink at least 8-8oz glasses of water a day. It not only cleanses your body but also helps with elimination each day.

2. Another great thing about this program is you will lose weight in your problem areas. I would not have believed this if I had not seen it with my own eyes. I am not one to put chemicals in my body and am very much into natural solutions so I was skeptical about the program too until a girl in my office did this. It was great to watch her lose and feel so good. Do your research and find as much as you can about HCG like I did.

3. If you do your maintenance correctly, you will not AUTOMATICALLY gain all the weight back as you do with other ??diets?. Read Pounds & Inches by Dr. Simeons. YOU MUST FOLLOW DR. SIMEONS DIRECTIONS EXACTLY.

And 4. This program will help your blood pressure & blood sugar to drop. I was borderline diabetic and my blood sugar has dropped to between 102 & 107. I was on 2 blood pressure medications (usually around 146/89) and have stopped taking one (now usually around 114/75). I only expect these numbers to continue to get better as I continue to lose.

As of this morning I have lost 33.5 pounds. I have a week of injections left and hope to get at least another 5 pounds off before I take a break till January.

For those of you who have trouble exercising or can not exercise because of physical limitations, this program is perfect for you. If you have high blood pressure or blood sugar levels, this program is perfect for you. If you have trouble losing weight in problem areas, this program is perfect for you. If you have trouble gaining back all the weight you lost, this program is perfect for you. Kudos to all of you that can exercise and do well, but not everyone can. Again, what works for you is great, but don??t knock what works for someone else and really provides the help & HOPE they need. I feel wonderful!!

posted Dec 3rd, 2010 4:18 pm


Jim

I found my drops at affordablehcgdiet .com. Great price, and I am down 30 lbs.

posted Dec 3rd, 2010 4:16 pm


CTgal

To people that think there are no dangers to this diet pleasse read. I have a friend who at this moment is on life support. After saying she was dizzy, began to seize and then go unconcious. Her major organs had started to shut down. If she does get off life support there will be brain damage.

posted Dec 2nd, 2010 6:21 am


DJay

HCG does nothing more than act as Placebo.. but its not dangerous. Remember the following:

HCG requires a prescription from a licensed healthcare professional with prescribing authority (Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, DO, or MD). Please beware of any HCG Clinics that do not have licensed physicians on staff or that don't require you to meet with one personally. Several HCG Clinics in Oregon are currently under investigation by the Oregon Department of Justice.

Make sure your physician is aware of your current health status before you follow any VLC diet, and that causes of abnormal weight gain (e.g., neurotransmitter imbalance, hypothyroidism, hypogonadism, Cushing's, or other endocrine problems) have been ruled out.

An (8) week supply of injectable HCG only costs a physician between $25 and $60. Most HCG Clinics will charge you $800 - $1200 for a 6-8 week program.

Homeopathic "HCG" drops don't contain ANY HCG (or you would need a prescription)

To date, science hasn??t been able to produce a way to deliver the intact HCG hormone into the blood stream in any way except by injection. There are no published reports that have been able to demonstrate a measurable amount of HCG in a person??s blood when given in either oral or sublingual forms.

posted Dec 2nd, 2010 2:14 am


joeseph

Yes, to all of you inquirers and skeptics out there. The hCG diet does indeed work and our initial data is showing that it is effective at resetting (at least to a small amount) the metabolism. I own and operate an hCG clinic and have personally coached many individuals who have not been successful on other programs through the 26 and 43 day protocols. Our center follows the Simmeons protocol but have added light daily exercise and have relaxed the cosmetic restrictions. Everyone of our patients averages at the very least 1/2 pound per day loss and so far to date only a small percentage of patients (less than 5%) have not been able to keep the weight off. We continue to follow our patients long after they complete the program. My only caveat would be to becareful about purchasing hCG over the internet, especially the 'homeopathic" drops. hCG is sold via prescription and in order to be able to legally sell over the internet without a prescription would require either the hCG be diluted down to an almost non detectable amount or be substituted with another substance. Consult with your physician or seek out a center in your area that is monitored by a physician so that you can be sure of what you are getting and that your weight loss is safe and effective.

Currently we are in the process of measuring RMR (resting metabolic rates) both before and after treatment. All the data thus far is showing at least a 15% increase...which admittedly does not sound like much. But for someone who is fighting the battle of the buldge and struggling for that caloric balance on a daily basis...this is HUGE. I will keep you posted on our progress.

Good luck to all of you who are currently on the hCG program and to those of you who are contemplating it. It is truly a remarkable program. It has given me much pleasure to change the lives of so many individuals.

posted Dec 1st, 2010 4:45 pm


Mmmiller

I have been doing research on the HCG drops. I was wondering where everyone is getting their drops at. I see that most people have great success with them, so I am excited to do the same. Could you tell the best website to order from?
Thanks

posted Dec 1st, 2010 1:22 am


susan

ugh!! duh of course you're gonna loose 100 lbs in like 2 days cause you're starving yourself!!! why are you people taking the easy way out of it??? geez so you will restrict yourself a 500 cal. diet BUT DON'T EXERCISE????!!!! come on fokes all you have to do and add some freggin veggies (not the can ones)...lean meats...stay away from the crap you eat...and GO TO THE FREGGIN GYM AND GET PERSONAL TRAINING OR TAKE A BOOTCAMP CLASS...if its thats easy for you to loose weight that fast...ITS NOT SAFE!!! THINK PEOPLE...WTH do you need some drops to tell your body to "trigger" itself to use fat that is store as energy----YOUR BODY NATURALLY DOES IT WHEN YOU EXERCISE!!!!

posted Nov 30th, 2010 8:37 pm


MARIE

Where did everyone get their drops at? And for a decent price?

posted Nov 30th, 2010 1:28 am


Missy

Missy again! I left a post on the 22nd (where I said eating 500 pounds...yeah, I meant calories). Well, I got my drops, binged for 2 days and have now been on the 500 calories with the drops for a total of 2 days and I have lost 8 pounds! For those of you who want to try this but are skeptical because internet = rip off, try the website I used. I got the 90 day supply (and I fully plan on doing the maintenance after the first 45 for a month and then doing the next45) for $129 with free overnight shipping, a full money back guarantee plus $10 for your trouble and effort should you decide it's not for you (you have 90 days to return it but you must return all but 7 days of the drops) and they are accredited by BBB. And, so far, I am beyond estatic with my results! Woohoo!

posted Nov 29th, 2010 5:52 am


Joanne

I have been on the Hcg DIET FOR 9 days and I have lost 121bs already. This diet was recommended to me by my friend in the military. She told me many people in the military who has to meet their weight requirements have used this and lost weight.
I love HCG. I have tried many diets and nothing worked. I only felt weak the first day. By day 2 I was buzzing with energy. I am never hungry on HCG. Sometimes I have to force feed myself the entire 500 calories because I am so full. i know that it works. I have always been an emotional eater and since HCG I havent felt the urge to do so.
My energy is up, I sleep better at nights, no more swelling of my feet and my attitude is better. Plus my skin looks great from drinking all the water. If this worked for me, it can work for anyone. I was a skeptic in the beginning as well, but when my scale topped at 207, I knew I had to do something. I highly recommend this.

posted Nov 28th, 2010 9:21 pm


Emily

Dr Snyder obviously is trying to get readers to choose his Fullbar as the best way to lose weight. It is not. Nobody starves on the HCG. It is not the calorie restriction that makes people lose weight. Use your brains. How many days can you live on a 500 calories alone? HCG users do it for 40 days and do not die because the hormone keeps them full. If you can't give up your fatty junk food, don??t. But write nonsense here. I am on my 9th day of HCG diet, the load days were very hard, so much foods. I get cravings but I do not get hungry and I am sure I would be in his hospital bed if I had consumed 500 calories daily the last 7 days. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON FULLBAR, IT DOES NOT WORK.

posted Nov 28th, 2010 12:39 am


Becky

I started the HCG injection yesterday. I was not hungry at all. But did try to stick to 500 cal day diet. I only lost 0.4 lbs in 1 day. My husband is a physician so I am under his care. I am not over weight but have a very small frame and any extra weight shows right away. I want to lose 10 lbs. I will keep you posted on my progress. My HCG source is the same the photo above.

posted Nov 27th, 2010 9:08 pm


Ivy

Okay, the person who wrote this article is confusing HCG with with HGH (Human Growth Hormone), which is a steroid used by athletes and NOT safe. Big difference!! Not the same!!

posted Nov 27th, 2010 9:13 am


Pam

Here's something to think about. My sister did this diet twice, and last month she was diagnosed with breast cancer, the estrogen eating kind, and had a mastectomy. My question is; did HCG play a role in ramping up her estrogen, or would it have happened anyway? As far as I'm concerned, it's not worth the risk!!

Pam

posted Nov 26th, 2010 8:41 pm


Benny

ok you brain washed fools are helpless so ill save it,but IN NO WAY DOES ANY FROM OF HCG WORK FOR ANY PURPOSE UNLESS ITS INJECTIBLE..DROPS..PILLS..SPRAYS DO NOT WORK 100% CALL ANY UROLOGIST AND SAY I HAVE SOME HCG DROPS,LISTEN TO HIM LAUGH

posted Nov 26th, 2010 2:10 pm


Angela

I would like to say to the person who lost their hair has dry skin and became very I'll, you truly need to share the brand of Hcg you purchased. I watched a special once on how manufactures (mostly not American ) dilute their products, medicines and things of that nature with truly deadly ingredients. A person who has negative reaction to something as severely as you had has a few probabilities why ie; allergy, manufacturer or poor product. Many people seem to be benefitting from this and as much reading I am doing on it, your story was the most upsetting by far. I am 44 years old and purchased Hcg drops and am starting tomorrow. For those of you who keep blaming the 500 calories a day on the weight loss, well my body tells a different story, I been weighing 250 for the last 2 years, I did the gazelle and hour a day until I developed heel spurs in both feet, I did the colon cleansing, been taking vitamin B, apple cider vinegar and much much more, just recently began eating a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast and dinner consisting of vegetables and low and behold I step on the scale after weeks of this weighing in today at 250 pounds! I am truly aggravated. I did Atkins 15 years ago I went from 285 to 160 and tried that again too, didn't work this time around. My weight is destroying my feet, ankles are burning, knees are in pain and back is shot. Aside from continplating surgery, and after much research, I am trying these drops. I believe the benefits far outweigh the possible side affects in my case. I researched companies that make these drops and came down to two I would buy from. The one I want, I can't afford so I am trying the other first. I will let you know how it turns out. I wish everyone well in their struggle to loose, lord knows it's a battle. Best wishes to all.

posted Nov 26th, 2010 3:56 am


Danielle

I was interested in doing these. i need to loose 65 pounds to get to my healthy weight range. but my boyfriend is worried the drops are unhealthy and will leave me with flabby excess skin .

posted Nov 26th, 2010 2:19 am


Maria

HCG WORKS!!!! and its not just losing weight, but it gets rid of the unhealthy fat that is hard to lose. Of course it's not easy in the beginning because of the calorie restriction and no fat while the hcg is mobilizing the abnormal fat in your body, especially if you're used to eating unhealthy supersized fast foods. Any worthwile takes hard work and commitment. EVERY ONE I KNOW DID IT THE RIGHT WAY ACCORDING TO THE PROTOCOL AND LOST BIG, BUT IN A WAY THAT RESHAPES THEIR BODY. This my third week on HCG and i've lost 19lbs. i have 5 more days to go and will be doing this again after 3 wks of maintenance, and 3 wks of regular but healthin eating. Check with ur doctor, don't do it if u can't commit, it won't work.

posted Nov 25th, 2010 5:05 pm


Elizabeth

It is incredible how many people believe it's the HCG that is helping them lose weight. It's the calorie restriction. For those saying that they stop losing weight without the HCG and on a 500 calorie day diet, it's because your body goes into starvation mode. You need to eat more calories and a little exercise wouldn't hurt either. I have a friend that did HCG and lost a ton of weight very quickly while I lost a lb a week, ate a balanced diet and exercised. I counted my calories to make sure was in a 200-500 calorie deficit a day. I have remained 20 pounds lighter while my friend who initially lost 30 lbs gained it all back plus an additional 12 lbs. Wise up and realize that there will always be the miracle diet out there and someone to collect your money for the fad diet products. As soon as someone tells you "take this" AND only eat 500 calories... you should just start running. Get over the quick fix and change your lifestyle to eat more healthy and exercise.

And no... I'm not a 20 year old with the metabolism of a rat. I'm in my late 40's so I get the whole slower metabolism thing.

posted Nov 23rd, 2010 7:35 pm


RocknRob

Hey everyone I know weight loss is a difficult thing to START but once you get started you just need to find someone to keep you motivated through this. I have never tried HCG but what I can tell you is the people I do know who have done it feel like they are starving themselves and or they lose the weight and in 6 months put it back on. Look the key factors to losing weight is exercise 30min a day even if its just walking do some activity, Drink Water, and eat healthy portion size meals.. I just started a new program all natural no Shots or Drops and I have lost 8.5LBS in 2 weeks.. check out my self help videos on Facebook rocknrobgomez.. If you need someone to help for FREE.. reach out and I will do my best...

posted Nov 23rd, 2010 7:22 pm


Kristen

I'm a 20 year old woman and have been overweight all of my life. I've been on and off diets, lost and gained. I literally have a very low metabolism. Anyway, I started the HCG diet in october, stayed on it strictly following all of the rules and not cheating it wasn't hard for me I was rarely hungry. I started off weighing 195 (at 5'7) and I am now 160 i'm on my 6th week trying to reach a goal of 145. I really felt like working out would help me lose weight faster but it actually makes me gain weight so I suggest waiting until you reach your goal weight to start working out.

posted Nov 23rd, 2010 5:07 pm


Justme

I was wondering if any other women have had breast tenderness with the hcg diet?
I normally have pretty tender breast, always have. I have Fibrocystic breast. But I just finished my second round and WOW, they are beyond tender. I am going to a "breast specialist" tomorrow. Just curious if anyone else has experienced this?

posted Nov 22nd, 2010 10:14 pm


Missy

There are a lot of people who have said that anyone who eats 500 pounds can still lose weight without the hcg drops. Well, let me tell you that I have been eating 500 calories for a little over a week now. I lost 4 pounds and then gained 3 without going off the 500 calories. Plus, I work out. So, you're wrong. I bought some drops and had them overnighted and I am all kinds of excited to see what they can do. Thanks for all of the poitive feedback from those who have tried this! I can't wait to be able to post my results!

posted Nov 22nd, 2010 10:09 pm


Pam

Krissy,

You do not want to do this for 90 days. Please read the science in "Pounds and Inches". Additionally, you will probably become immune to the HCG after 40 days.

posted Nov 22nd, 2010 8:00 pm


krissy

Has anyone tried the hcg drops for 90 days straight? And does anyone know if it work like that so you can lose more weight? email me krissy3030 yahoo Does anyone know if you would stay on a 500 calorie diet for that 90 days if you will still lose weight?

posted Nov 22nd, 2010 5:58 pm


Ivy

People who write articles like this do not have a clue what they are talking about! Whenever something truly works and is safe and healthy, there are always naysayers to knock it down. I have been on Phase 2 of hcg for only one week and I have already dropped 9.5 pounds! And I do not feel weak or lightheaded like I would if just doing 500 cals/day with no hcg. I firmly believe in this protocol and think the truly risky ways to lose weight is by surgery and yo-yo dieting with calorie restriction (which only lowers your metabolism more and guarantees gaining the weight back). They would not have been using this protocol since the 1950's if it did not work or had bad side effects!

posted Nov 22nd, 2010 9:30 am


Andrea

I'm also doing a hcg diet, but medically supervised. My doctor put me on it because she thought that Gastric bypass was too outrageous. Im 5'7 and I weigh 250lbs. I officially start tomorrow. I am required to go in weekly. I would like to lose at least 120lbs. I am prior military but since having my baby almost four years ago, I can't seem to get the weight totally off. If this keeps me from going under the knife, I will try it. Good luck to everyone else.

posted Nov 22nd, 2010 5:59 am


Chrissy

HIghly recommend this diet I lost 20 pounds in three weeks and its been almost 6 months with no weight gain... this diet really helps lose those extra pounds I've personally have tried it all and have recommended about 20 people and everyone of them have lost 15 + pounds.. You really have nothing to lose!

posted Nov 22nd, 2010 2:21 am


isabell

I love HCG I did it a few times and cant wait to start my next round, I was 198 pounds in a size 18/20 pants i wear a size 13 juniors and a size 10 pants. The first round I lost 25 pound and alot of inches and the 2nd round I have lost another 18 pounds, its a little hard in the begiing but the 500 calories a day is the proper amount of food one should eat anyway!! Just saying, it took me about 4 months to get down to this size, its amazing!!

posted Nov 21st, 2010 3:57 am


Jenna

This diet is dangerous. I admit, I did lose the weight. I lose 20 lbs is 28 days. I have also had sever migraines, my hair is falling out, my skin is dry and flaky and my blood pressure has dropped to 94/68, I have shortness of breath, am lethargic and weak. I have had a physical every year for 20 years and was perfectly healthy. I am now deathly ill. I have been to 3 doctors and none of them know how to repair the damage that I have done. Its not worth it. I have been off of the hcg for a month now, eating normal and still not getting any better. Save yourself. I would rather have the 20 lbs back and be healthy.

posted Nov 21st, 2010 2:02 am


krissy

HAS ANYONE TRIED THE HCG DROPS FOR 90 DAYS IN A ROW BEING ON THE 500 CALORIE DIET? IF SO PLEASE EMAIL ME.

posted Nov 20th, 2010 8:27 pm


christy

Has anyone ordered from the internet? vs. their doctor? I am just curious as to if it works just the same. If so from where did you get it?

posted Nov 20th, 2010 7:21 pm


stephanie

I went to the GNC health store in my area and they said that if you are taking 500 calories a day to take a multivitamin. And for everyone saying that you can just eat less and move around more, that does work, but I hit my wall. My body got used to it and no matter what I do I cannot lose anymore weight. So when I went to the GNC they all recommended this product and a multivitamin that would make sure that my body still got all of the nutrients. I haven't started yet, and was skeptical, but with all of the research I have done and positive feedback, I am def. going to do it.

posted Nov 20th, 2010 3:42 am


Brian

Paulette HCG is banned in baseball but not because it's dangerous. It's an indicator an athelete is using steroids. They use it for post cycle therapy not weight loss.

posted Nov 19th, 2010 3:11 am


Pam

Dear K.
Since stellar citizens are not on the Internet at 3am because they have to work the next morning, Your opinion is of little value. You obviously do not have a job and are probably draining your parents/grandparents retirement accounts by living with or off of them.
I would certainly recommend trying this diet before surgery. I have been on it and have lost 19lbs in 3 weeks.. Understand the injections take your appetite away and give you the motivation to continue beyond the VLCD's. It removes your addictions to sugar and other chemicals as well as re-training portion control. Eating less and moving more is a simplistic, narrow-minded solution. People have unique emotional and physical issues that make that formula unsuccessful.
Under a physcians care there is no reason to not try HcG.

posted Nov 18th, 2010 6:00 pm


K.

Any retard who doesn't understand that you cant live off of 500 kcal a eay deserves to regain weight. Educate yourselves people. Stop eating wrong foods, salt and sugars and move your lazy asses. Injections!! Lazy idiots!

posted Nov 18th, 2010 2:58 am



Natielson

HI Guys..My name is Natielson Santos I weight 264 pounds and im suppost to be 180....And I really want to try hcg..my Dr. already sent me for a gastric bypass surgery ,,but idk if i should do it....so does anyone there think I should try hcg..my email is natielsonds@hotmail.com..so please email me and tell me wha should I do thanks..

posted Nov 17th, 2010 4:58 am


martyn

ANYONE who eats 500 calories a day will loose weight! Please!

posted Nov 17th, 2010 2:50 am


nic

if it doesn't work, then why is it banned- seems like they only ban things that actually have an effect and enable people to make a choice for themselves

posted Nov 17th, 2010 1:37 am


mary

i want to know if people are successful in keeping the weight off for longer than a year or even 6 months. It's wonderful to see the weight coming off so rapidly but is this sustainable? Dr. Oz recommended against this diet because you are essentially starving yourself. I'm afraid of the 'rebound effect' Help, I'm desperate!!

posted Nov 17th, 2010 12:53 am


deandre

I have been on the HCG diet going on a month now. This is the best thing that could of happen to me. I have lost a total of 35lbs so far and I have only been on if for a month. I am so excited! I have two weeks left and I will post my ending weight

posted Nov 16th, 2010 6:41 pm


Kathy

I researched the HCG diet and selected a medicaly supervised plan. I was on a 12 week program receiving weekly hcg injections for the first 7 weeks and twice a week lipotropic injections to supplement the 600 calories per day diet. During the course of the diet I had weekly visits with a nutrionist and a medical consult as part of the program. I also had routine blood work done. I completed the 12 week program losing 22 lbs. For me this program worked and also my lab results improved dramatically that I was able to stop taking my cholesterol pills. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this program so long as it was medically supervised. As a side note, I am on a maintenance program with the same physician to help me maintain my weight loss.

posted Nov 16th, 2010 6:39 pm


elisha

I went on a HCG diet variation that required at least 800 calories. I stuck with about 1200-1500 calories. I lost approx. 20 lbs in the first month and 15 lbs each for the next two months. My blood pressure went down significantly. I am a believer in this diet ONLY if the increased food program is used. I would recommend that you have monthly check ups though if you are worried. Good luck to all who try this diet! : )

posted Nov 16th, 2010 4:40 am


terri

HCG threw me into a terrible depression and dried my skin so bad that when I was in the sun it just tingled and hurt. We ordered it from Rebakahs Pure Living and never again will I take this product. My friend ended up the hospital because of it and the doctors said there hasn't been enough study to warrant it being approved by the fda.

posted Nov 16th, 2010 1:40 am


Rhonda

I'm starting week 3 of the drops. I have lost 10 lbs and several inches from waist and hips. The first week was very hard. 2nd week was a little easier. It's worth a shot, I'll keep you updated. BTW, I ordered from alldaychemist.com and mixed it myself.

posted Nov 15th, 2010 6:51 pm


Judy

I would like to know where everyone bought there drops from and was it from all the same vedor?

posted Nov 14th, 2010 8:15 pm


Wiegots

I did it and it's the only diet that worked--ever! Yes, it's hard work, because you got to prepared food in advance you you will not be tempted to eat what's not on the list. It does work like a miracle and my weight is still off (almost one year now) and I've tried to loose weight the traditional way for almost 20 years.

posted Nov 14th, 2010 4:11 am


Jan Obers

I tried the HCG diet twice! I spent over $900.00 and all I did was starve! After 2 rounds, I lost 7 pounds! I was desperate and a friend went to a Medi-weightloss Clinic. I joined a local office which opened just a few months ago. 32 POUNDS in 9 WEEKS!!! Look at this program because it works and my counselor is teaching me the way to eat for my future so I don't gain it back! Go MEDI!!!!!

posted Nov 13th, 2010 4:26 am



ltrain

ok, so i always managed to come out weighing LESS after having my babies than i did before i got pregnant. does anyone know if that was because of the HCG?

posted Nov 13th, 2010 12:31 am


Karen

Where is a link that I can order the HCG diet, one that is trustworthy?

posted Nov 12th, 2010 7:47 pm



sarahbailey

I want to start off by saying you do NOT have to limit yourself to 500 calories a day to loose weight with HCG. I started exactly 2 weeks ago today. I am receiving tripple HCG shots once a week from Slim Care in Tulsa for $15 each, I'm also on the lowest dose of Phentermine to keep my hunger down. I'm eating less and healtheir and feeling great. I've lost 9lbs so far and plan on loosing 41 more. I wasn't even really working out but then last night I did an easy work out on the treadmill with 15 minutes of speed walking and another 10 minutes on the eliptical and I lost 1 pound doing that alone, so to the gym I go every night from now on! Why would anyone who has a decent ammount of weight to loose NOT try this. I HIGHLY recomend it but I would never be able to consume only 500 calories a day. Good luck to everyone else out there!

posted Nov 12th, 2010 5:02 am


Melissa

I did HCG 3 weeks ago, and I have to say it was very hard for me to keep up with it. I was only only it for 5 days and ended up quitting by I did lose 10pds and it stayed off to this day. (even eating out a million times) I just started HCG back up today and I'm praying I can make it for the 21 days. I'm hoping to drop another 20-25pds and then do another maintance, and start it back again in January. I need to lose about 70pds to be back in the average range for my height 5'2. Currently I am 203. So I still have alot to lose.

posted Nov 11th, 2010 11:51 pm


teresa

hi everybody just to say that i started this diet last saturday and today thursday 11, i lost 5.8 lb. I'm so happy.....this HCG drops are really great and it's works!!!!

posted Nov 11th, 2010 3:23 pm


meow

hcg works 110% percent for me. I lost 30lbs the first time I tried it. (within 40 days). I had absolutely no side effects after getting adjusted to the type of food i was eating (switching to lean protein & veg after 18+ years of strictly fast food EVERYDAY... all i had to do was include orange juice in the morning and afternoon to alleviate side effects) and the increased water intake. Before, I never drank water, only sodas back to back, and never touched any veg or fruit. Not only did the hcg diet introduce me to better LIFELONG food choices that I actually like (and never would have tried on my own before) but i'm now able to drink at least 70oz of water per day. I can cook a wide range of foods now, and this isn't the best part. What made it all worth while is that my health issues declined instantly. I would recommend this diet protocol to ANYONE, without hesitation.
BUT, my only issue is emotional eating. If I'm stressed, I tend to binge like it's my last meal -_- But that has nothing to do with HCG, that's my own fault.

posted Nov 11th, 2010 12:17 am


Jessica

Hi, My name is Jessica and i have been on this diet for 10 days and lost 15lbs!! Hcg is a miracle i have been struggling to loose weight ever since i had my baby. I have done every diet and went to the gym and nothing worked till i try Hcg. I am not gonna lie the first week sucks but it just takes motivation and the drive to really wanna loose weight. I am never really hungry but it sucks to watch some eat something you really like but cannot eat but then you just think about when you wake up the next morning and your gonna be another pound or two lighter.

posted Nov 10th, 2010 7:02 pm


Sue

I did the HCG drops for 31 days and lost 15lbs and 17.5 inches. Absolutely no side effects. Felt great, was never hungry. Continued with my normal exercise routine - had plenty of energy. I honestly think these people who claim it had ill effects on them must of had underlying medical issues because everyone I know has loved it with no complications. Doing the maintenance now and am staying at the same weight! love it.

posted Nov 10th, 2010 3:21 pm


nik

I didHCG sublingual a year ago and lost 19 lbs. I am 5'5' and went from 138 to 119. As long as you follow the diet IT WORKS!! After the first week your hunger disappears ...i felt like i could have eaten this way forever. BTW i also lost inches in places it just wouldnt budge before.

posted Nov 9th, 2010 5:20 pm


anay

Im on my first day of the HCG diet and I feel a little bit hungry, but the will to want to loose weight, and be healthy out weighs any hunger feelings I have... good luck to everyone..

posted Nov 8th, 2010 7:05 pm


Angela

I am on the injections, but not sticking to the diet just eating healthy. Hope it works!

posted Nov 8th, 2010 8:23 am


Paulette

FYI: MLB did not ban the use of HCG by its atheletes. They banned the use of HGH -- human growth hormone to bulk up, considering it a steroid. They are not the same.

posted Nov 8th, 2010 12:45 am


Wendy

I,ve been doing the injections for 7 days and have lost 10 lbs! I love it! I have not been hungry at all! This stuff really works!

posted Nov 7th, 2010 5:44 pm


Bethany

I have done a few days worth of non stop research on this product. I belive that to fully understand and trust the treatment you need to research and see it for yourself. Everyone is saying how it is going to destroy your metabolism and what not. The hCG is not a get out of jail free card. It is a way to retrain your body to a more healthy state. Also, I have a highschool advisor who has tried the hCG program and has WONDERFUL results. In the summer time between the end of school and the beginning of the next year she lost 68 pounds and became a much healthier person. She has told her students of nothing less than amazing results. She said nothing about any side effects or negative reprecautions. I have faith in the hCG diet and hope to begin treatments of my own soon. I am a very active person. I participate in my highschool sports. I play softball in the fall, basketball in winter, and trak in the spring. It's not like im going to sit on the couch and do this diet. Nothing activly is going to change because I am VERY active. But i guess i have bad genes because nothing is working. I wish nothing more than to live a long HEALTHY live. Also, i want to succeed more in my sports so it will be a memorable highschool experience!!!

posted Nov 7th, 2010 3:02 pm


Norm

I did the HCG diet 3 years ago. I lost 44 lbs in the first 42 days and 21 in the second 21 day cycle. Including maintenance phases this was a 5 month period. I've maintained my 155 lbs weight (5'8" male) ever since. Side effect were no different or more severe than any other diet. Except that this one actually is still working. Is it hard to do? Yes not because you feel hungry but because I missed my favorite foods. After successful completion I ave been able to resume all those foods and drinks with one major caveat: portion control of recommended sizes.
Health benefits my blood pressure dropped from a medicated 140/90 to 115/75 unmedicated. My morning blood sugar readings of 10.8+ on Metformin dropped to 5.0 to 5.8 range unmedicated. My breast size didn't increase and my testicles and prostate or normal. I'd say worthwhile at age 60+.

posted Nov 7th, 2010 7:56 am


Shelley

I tried the HCG and it did not work for me. I was very hungry and depressed. I was very excited to try and did the research. I am thrilled that it did work for others however as soon as I stopped (only after 2 weeks) I went on a week binge worse then ever. Perhaps I need more discipline Good luck to all the ones it did work for..

posted Nov 5th, 2010 1:16 pm


hayla

this product iss soo sexyy! it gets mee really hornyy! im soo wett! haha ...who wants to eat me out?! (:

posted Nov 5th, 2010 5:53 am


amarosa

I am 30 year old female, 5'9'' and i am on 26th day of hcg diet and I lost 26 pounds. I just love it!!! I have been struggling to lose weight in the last year losing 5 pounds than regaining it back, etc. With this diet, it's so quick and consistent, I also didn't have any side effects at all. I only have 5 pounds to go to reach my ideal target weight. and by the way i ordered my homeopathic hcg drops from the cheapest provider on ebay that delivered to canada, it costed me under $30.

posted Nov 4th, 2010 10:32 pm


amarosa

I am 30 year old female, 5'9'' and i am on 26th day of hcg diet and I lost 26 pounds. I just love it!!! I have been struggling to lose weight in the last year losing 5 pounds than regaining it back, etc. With this diet, it's so quick and consistent, I also didn't have any side effects at all. I only have 5 pounds to go to reach my ideal target weight. and by the way i ordered my homeopathic hcg drops from the cheapest provider on ebay that delivered to canada, it costed me under $30.

posted Nov 4th, 2010 10:29 pm


Fat for Life

I am on my 8th day of hcg nasal spray. I am on this diet through my health care practitioner. As of today I have lost 16lb
On the third day, I had a headache and a bit of morning sickness, but since then nothing. I was a bit ungry yesterday my 7th day but with more water and tea I made it through. I have struggled with weight loss my entire life. If I can get my extra pounds off with hcg the 500 calorie diet is worth it.

posted Nov 4th, 2010 7:30 pm


Crystal

I started my HGC drops this week and I've lost 5 pounds in 4 days. I love it! I WOULD RECOMMEND IT to anyone!

posted Nov 4th, 2010 5:03 pm


Robo

I take offense to these people who say "eat less and move more". I am a 46 year old woman and have fluxuated between 195 and 220 lbs for the past 6 years. I have ALSO been working out 5 days a week --1 hour aerobic and 1 hour weights and floor work, for the past 6 years.
You cannot tell me to move more and eat less! I don't eat crap and I would be suprised if I eat more that 1200 calories a day. Some of us may have no alternative. You just live fat, or you try something different.....

posted Nov 4th, 2010 4:50 pm


Crystal

I am trying the diet with a group of nurses I work with for the first time. I have noticed the people that have actually made it through, have lost the weight and kept it off and are completely happy. I too was very skeptical about it, because I didnt see how you could function on only 500 calories. The nurses I work with that tried it were never tired, miserable, hungry, etc .

I work out on a regular basis, but since nursing school started, I have gained some weight due to just sleeping, studying, and eating. Nursing school is exhausting and leaves little time to work out like I used to. I have a healthy lifestyle, and eat healthy, but looking to loose 15- 20 bls by the holidays. I could use the extra help and believe I can reach my goal as long as I follow the diet to the "T", and not cheat. Snacking is allowed between meals, but only certaing things are allowed.

For those that are totally against the diet because of risk factors, there are risk factors in everything. For example, those diet pills that they sell in the store can cause hypertension, or other cardiac issues. You don't actually stay on just 500 calories after the diet is through. It states that you increase your HEALTHY calorie intake accordingly depending on your age, gender, size, etc. You must still monitor your weight afterwards to determine if your increase of calories is causing you to gain weight. MOST IMPORTANTLY: consult your physician before ANY kind of diet plan or strenuous exercise plans to determine if your body can handle it. Hopefully I can achieve my goal.

Thanks

posted Nov 4th, 2010 2:57 am


Kim

I'm on my 10th day of the 500 calorie diet...the first 4 days were HORRENDOUS for me...I was STARVING...but the hunger has subsided a lot. I've only lost a total of 5Ibs so far which is a bit disappointing to me....I'm pretty much a skeptic of the drops also...they seem to do nothing for me (except making me have to pee constantly). For all I know there is just water in there. For anyone looking in to this diet I would not reccommend buying the drops. I think you'd be better off buying an appetite suppressant and lowering your calorie intake (obviously not as low as 500 per day) and I believe you will see results.

posted Nov 3rd, 2010 11:06 pm


sabina

BIGLOSER YOU STATED YOUR WIFE LOST A LOT OF WEIGHT THAT SHE USED DIYHCG WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ? WHERE DID YOU BUY THE DROPS NOT THE GNC HCG PLATINUM? PLEASE REPLY THANK YOU

posted Nov 3rd, 2010 7:00 pm


iceman

I am wanting to try this diet out. How much is it for one month?

posted Nov 2nd, 2010 11:45 pm


Nicki

I truly believe HCG is by far the best thing I have ever done for myself. I am starting my final round today and I couldn't be more happy.
I read a few of the posts and one in particular stood out to me (Victoria). I am not going to lie...the first week was awful for me, I was tired, cranky, hungry, etc. I too lead a very active lifestyle, so I totally understand the concern. I ended up increasing my drops to 15 drops 3 times a day and the hunger went away. After the first week, I was not hungry, cranky, or tired at all.
Hang in there Victoria! You can do it. try increasing your drops even just by one or two and see how that does for you. Good luck.

posted Nov 1st, 2010 3:40 pm


Malea

I am starting the second week of drops and have lost 13.5 lbs in one week. I have never been able to loose before because, I have PCOS and too boot I also started my period 5 days into the diet after not having one for 3 months. That is great for me. I have heard the diet is helping other PCOS ers to loose and start oovulating as well.

posted Oct 31st, 2010 11:54 pm


Daisy

Victoria, I would check on the potency of your HCG. I'm on day 16 and have not felt hungry. I got my HCG from a physician. She also has me taking supplements.

posted Oct 30th, 2010 8:16 pm


Sally

I went on the HCG diet last spring. It was expensive (I took the injections) but was worth every penny. I lost 30 lbs. in 7 weeks, and another 10 after going off the hormone and being put on a Paleo Diet-like plan. I then exercised daily to tone up. I am in great shape! My worst day was the 1st day on the HCG diet. After that, I actually had to remind myself to eat. My energy levels were fantastic. I remember my co-workers telling me how sluggish they were at the end of the day, but not me. This diet helped kick start a new me!

posted Oct 30th, 2010 2:54 am


Victoria

I am on day 6 of the HCG Diet and I hate it! I am starving and cranky and can not sleep for the hunger pains. I lead an incredibly active lifestyle and do not believe that this is sustainable for anyone other than those who live a sedentary life.

That being said, I have cheated to some degree each day still feel a constant ache in the bottom of my stomach.
However, my coworkers are already commenting on tiny I am looking. I hope to last through a 21 day cycle. But it is seemingly highly unrealistic.

I would like to know what the side effects of quitting before the end of a cycle are and what experiences other people who have "cheated" have had on this diet.

posted Oct 29th, 2010 2:53 am


tonia

I'm am soooo glad I read the reviews after I read this article. I've been researching and trying to find opinions from real people. I was disappointed when I read the article and almost decided to forget about it, and then I scrolled down the the reviews. Whew!...what a relief! I'm so ready to start now!

posted Oct 27th, 2010 7:02 pm


Sarah

I don't see how 500 calories a day can be good for anyones body. I would be so cranky and weak. But to each their own and good luck to all of you.

posted Oct 27th, 2010 4:02 am


sus

I'm 55 and have experienced a steady weight gain the past 5 yrs. As a devout exerciser diets seldom do anything --this has been phenomenal. i did the injections and lost 20 lbs. I actually lost the last 5 after the diet. i'd lke to maintain it during the holidays

posted Oct 27th, 2010 12:22 am


Kelly Barr

Ok, I was so skeptical too, so was my hubby. I went on it and after 8 days lost 8.5 lbs. Had to quit as I got an ear infection and had to go on antibiotics. Well, let me tell you, this works as I have eaten a lot and drank a lot at some social functions, and I have not gained anything back at all. It does reset your metabolism.. I am now on Rnd 2, day 3. Going for it. My hubby was telling a friend about it last night and he is such a believer now too. SO , a question, doing more research on the internet, someone said that FREE FOODS are MIracle Noodles, Sugar-free Jello, chicken broth, is this tru?

posted Oct 26th, 2010 9:55 pm


Judi

I've been on the drops for 13 days now. I purchased mine at a GNC store (HGC Platimun Drops). Inside the box was a booklet that had all the information I needed to get started.
AS OF TODAY, I'VE ALREADY LOST 18.2 POUNDS!!!
That's incredible for me! I only wanted to lose 20. But, with seeing the REALITY of this, I've decided to go for the total 25 lb loss. I feel great... Sure, I've had a couple days where I had cravings, but I remember my results and that I've only got 3 weeks to complete! I'm GOOD!
If you're not sure, then take the drops your family doctor and have them monitor you... Except for some constipation, I really haven't had any side effects...
I've been trying to lose these 20 lbs for "3" years! Do you realize how wonderful I feel in just 13 days???
Yes, I WOULD RECOMMEND IT!

posted Oct 26th, 2010 6:13 pm


Marie

I do not agree with this diet. What ever happened to just living a healthy lifestyle? Healthy eating, excercising for heart health and plain strength training.
This is the true way to keep our lives in check mentally and physically.

posted Oct 25th, 2010 9:53 pm


Barbi

Hcg worked for me. I am 42, have given birth to 5 babies and have tried lots of fad diets. Some didnt work, some did but the weight was rapidly gained back. With one round of Hcg I have lost 28lbs and 38 inches of fat. I felt great while on it and had no side effects except for some constipation. 4 weeks later I weigh 2 ounces more than when the round ended. I received tremendous encouragement from people who are not overweight, The negative dished to me was surprisingly from overweight women. I think this is because they are not yet ready to face their weight issues and they are jealous of anyone who is successful with weight loss. To all overweight people I want to tell you that you can obtain a healthy weight with hcg and with no major side effects, why not give it a try.

posted Oct 25th, 2010 6:01 pm


Tammy

The HCG diet is amazing I have lost 66lbs on 3 Rounds of this diet. I used HHCG which is Homeotheraputic HCG which is a spray from myfatcure.com. I couldn't be happier with my results, but I followed protocol to a "T" including all the maintenace.

posted Oct 25th, 2010 4:44 am


Carolina

I'm doing this diet and I absolutely love it, I never believed on a diet and every time I started one it didn't even last for a week and I ended up not loosing half of a pound, so far I've been doing HCG diet for 1 month and I already lost 16 pound, I LOVE IT!!!!

posted Oct 25th, 2010 1:16 am


brittany

My aunt is currently taking this medicine and she has lost 60lbs in 2 months. i am now starting the diet to loose about 40lbs. Can't wait!! Have heard nothing but good things from my aunt about this diet and my other aunt is starting it with me!!

posted Oct 24th, 2010 9:38 am


Barbara

I did it too last year and I loved it. I kept most of the weight away. It was not just easy, but the only way I ever lost weight. I would like to ask Amanda, were she bough the drops. I want to lose like an other 7 pounds and the drops sound good to me.

posted Oct 22nd, 2010 2:33 am


rachel

I am completely mad at this article! I have kept my 43 lbs off for three months! This is untrue! This is the only diet that resets your hypothalamus gland so you can keep the weight off! If I had not done this diet I would still be an 161 lb 14 year old and I would seriously kill myself (no joke I am dead serious) I had prayed for a diet like this to come along and now you are bashing it??? This makes me really upset...

posted Oct 21st, 2010 6:23 pm


bigloser

Well, the FDA "approves" these extremely DANGEROUS diet drugs we all hear about every year that have HORRIFIC side effects, then we find out years later of the REAL damage they cause.

I have a pretty good idea who is funding this articles "research". Drug companies.

My wife has gone from 248 to 159 in two forty day phases. She has no loose skin(I must tell you she is only 23) and looks AWESOME and feels EVEN BETTER. I cant think of ANY side effects she experienced. Amazingly she lost more weight each day when she stopped working out! She has tried every dang thing we could think of to lose weight and NOTHING worked. She lost weight once by taking T3 thyroid, but then gained it all back on a 1500 calorie healthy diet. We almost gave up hope as her weight continued to go higher even as I drug her into the gym with me to go to her pilates and cynergy classes. No weight loss. Zip. I can lose fat bodybuilding so fast its insane. But poor Tania was just STUCK!

She lost weight like it was literally melting off her in all the right places. I love her the way she is always, but this is AMAZING to see for me. WOW! Total transformation from some little HCG drops three times a day. We used DIYHCG because it seemed to be very supportive all through the process. I looked around for a while and was skeptical of the drops. My wife does not like shots! So we took a chance and paid$79 for the drops and WOW it worked. Its like PINCH US SO WE WAKE UP!

I hope you try it if you have tried everything and are stuck. We tried running, running stairs, pilates, yoga, aerobics, weights, you name it we tried it and got NOWHERE.

This article talks about "DANGERS".

What about the danger of becoming diabetic and having high blood pressure?

Amazing how there is finally something that TOTALLY WORKS PERFECTLY and they have to bash it. Whatever.

My wife has one more round to get to 132 her goal. We are so happy. And buying lots of new clothes at that!

posted Oct 21st, 2010 1:36 pm


Alexander Colley

When I read this stuff it makes me so sad. Did you gain the weight overnight, no, so you will not lose it overnight.
This diet messes with you hormones, this can kill you. The endocrine system is an amazing system, and can be destroyed by doing stuff like this.
This "protocol" has been around for two generations, why do we still have fat people, if this works? This stuff has been no secret, that fact is that if you eat only 500 calories a day, you will lose weight, but you will also do damage.
My mother died weighing over 500lbs. My sister has become a guru on this fad diet and without any science or medical training has written a book. Look at the "experts" before you spend your money or endanger your health.

posted Oct 20th, 2010 8:25 pm


mamaw

Where can I find info about who should and should not try this. I am a diabetic, and have a liver disease plus fatty liver. Is it safe for me to try this? Any info will be greatly appreciated, I am really wanting to try this.

posted Oct 19th, 2010 3:26 pm


Robin

I have 100 lbs. to lose and have decided to try the HCG diet. I would like to know the best place y'all have found to buy the product. Did you do the detox beforehand, etc?

posted Oct 19th, 2010 1:45 pm


Fatou Balde

please sent your phone number i would like to oder some injection shot

posted Oct 19th, 2010 12:00 am


vinny

I have done been looking into this diet because my girlfriend recently brought it up have a couple people at her office completed it. This did work for them but they said it wasnt easy to complete, being a skeptic i searched it on google. After seeing how hard it is to get through the spam to legit info i was even more a skeptic. After much research i have found real studies that show it is only as effective as a placebo. And is a waste of money your own will power and a low cal diet followed by change in eating and life style has lost you the weight. here is a much better reveiw of the diet with links to real independent studies, as well as comments from the articales publisher and a doctor who took part in one of these studies.

posted Oct 15th, 2010 3:44 pm


britrenae

I do not agree with this article in the least bit. I am 26 years old and have been obese since I was 18. I have done 2 rounds of HCG and am now on my 3rd round. I have lost 47 pounds so far and am AMAZED how easy it is to drop the weight. Yes it is a strict diet and yes it would be dangerous if I was doing it without the HCG, but I am not. I have gone to the doctor to make sure that everything is still looking normal and she is amazed at how much healthier I am since I have lost this weight. I plan on doing HCG until I reach my goal weight, and for those of you who are trying to decide whether or not you should do it...I HIGHLY recommend it, if it scares you then do your first round under the supervision of a doctor. I have not had ANY side effects whatsoever since I started, my health has improved and I am no longer obese...how many people do you know that could say that after only being on a diet plan for 3 months?

Oh and for scientific study on HCG read Pounds and Inches manual by Dr ATW Simeons. It explains the entire process and how it works in your body...not very interesting but full of information that is VERY useful when contemplating doing HCG.

posted Oct 15th, 2010 12:51 pm


Crystal

Also, women who use this substance have to be careful. The FDA does approve this as a fertility drug, NOT for weight loss. If you are young and taking this and have sexual intercourses with a partner, be aware that you do have a chance of getting pregnant while on HCG as the proper usage of this is to get pregnant.

posted Oct 14th, 2010 2:18 pm


Crystal

The proper way to lose weight is to stay active, eat well, and get rest. A lot of people who have used this substance say they get great results from it. Generally speaking, you could eat 500 calories per day without HCG, and would get the same results. I also name this diet as the Starvation Diet for that reason. You need more calories than 500 calories to increase your metabolism especially when you are eating properly. Also, when taking in just 500 calories, your body will lose a lot of muscle tissue, and when your body loses that muscle tissue your body has to work extra hard to burn off the fat which is not healthy at all. All it takes is an hour a day to do something active along with a good diet plan to live a long, healthy lifestyle. I'm not saying that this diet doesn't work as a lot of people seem to be getting results that they've wanted with weight loss. I am saying that there are better alternatives to maintain a healthy structure rather than doing this diet.

posted Oct 14th, 2010 2:05 pm


yafit

Be realistic any one who eat 500 calories will loss weight with or with out HCG.

posted Oct 13th, 2010 11:15 am


vella

I would like to start this diet. Can someone tell me if I should do the drops or if I should get the shots. If do the drops where is the best place to get these. I looked into a place locally and they have the program for $300 for the 23 day and $600 for the 43 day program. If the drops work just the same I would rather go that way.

posted Oct 11th, 2010 9:41 pm


Jene

Being a Medical Professional, I did 23 days on the HCG diet with great results and no side effects. I am 47, and lost 31 pds. in 23 days, and felt great. I know police departments that are using it, medical professionals, fire departments, military, and yes, plenty of business professionals also. I personally have introduced 20 people to it, and they all are safely and effectively losing weight.

posted Oct 11th, 2010 5:06 pm


Katie

I have been doing the HCG injections for two weeks now. I have only lost 2 pounds and I have been eating only 500 calories or less a day. I honestly believe that HCG is a terrible form of weight loss and a major rip off. The only reason I did lose the 2 pounds is because I've been starving and barely eating. I would not recommend this diet to anyone! Absolutely terrible.

posted Oct 11th, 2010 2:15 pm


chisty

Did anyone experiance almost like a morning sickness feeling and bad pelvic pain? I did ok the first week but now I am nasaus just like I was when I was pregnant.

posted Oct 9th, 2010 11:58 pm


Amanda Q

A few weeks ago, I commented on this page about starting HCG. I have started- I'm on day 6 and I have lost 9 pounds!!!!! I'm not hungry, I don't have headaches, and I feel really great- especially now that my jeans are loose! I'm going to Metabolic Research Center in Brunswick, Ga. The program was pricey - $520! But it's working!!!! And if I want to do a 2nd run the price is much lower. I'm totally loving HCG! Good luck to everyone that's trying it! And thank you everyone for all your comments- you helped me make one of the best decisions of my life!!! THANK YOU!

posted Oct 9th, 2010 9:18 pm


Ginett Fernandez

I love this diet, i am doing the injections and sticking to the diet! I am on my 5th day and have lost 4 pounds as of now. True: sometimes you get the cravings really bad and get really tempted to cheat but the results encourage you to stick to it. I havent felt sick once, i feel like i have more energy and i actually see myself losing inches already, starting with my neck. I feel great! Oh, and by the way, the more water you drink the more you'll lose because you pee like crazy! So don't stop drinking your water, it's the only thing keeping you from feeling hungry anyway.

posted Oct 8th, 2010 10:51 pm


Cassie

I'm not sure if insulting everyone for using HCG is really going to get your point across. Sooo hostile!!!!. Your anger concerns me. If it doesn't affect you then why the anger?? Calm down and let us lose the weight. It makes me laugh that all the "neigh" say-ers are so rude and insulting by calling us "morons" and "idiots", while all of us users are so very positive and calm. Interesting!

posted Oct 8th, 2010 6:05 pm


Cat

WOW....I used Platinum HCG from Amazon and lost 17 lbs. in 30 days...I am still high as a kite....because my husband can't keep his hands off me...
I have dropped from a sie 12 to a size 8,
alittle snug....but I am truly happy, I went from 187 lbs. to 170 lbs. and it is a remarkable difference in everything...Thanks HCG!!!

posted Oct 8th, 2010 7:05 am


Heather

where can I get the drops?

posted Oct 7th, 2010 6:45 pm


DW

The author of this article a dietician is completely biased and has written a very unprofessional evaluation of this diet. She attempts to lump the diet into "fads", MLB baseball, placebo testing, and everything but real news about the diets effectiveness and the face that the 500 calories diet does force substantail consideration of healthy, good eating. She claims the diet has not "scientific" basis, but it was developed by an endocrinologist A.T.W. Simeons' who did publish a study paper. Granted more research could be done in a non-bias professional manner, most scientists and medical professional agree the HCG is not harmful and is a naturely produced human hormone. The diet is not a life-style change...IT IS A GOOD START for those who have failed her "healthy dietician opinion" diets. The diet prodicol limits its use to fixed time frames...the rest is up to the person who has now gotten a real dose of healthy, rationed eating habit. I was not a proponent of the diet, but a friend urged me to try it under her doctor's office supervision. I was not obese, but topping out the BMI range and needed to get things in check. Result was a 20lbs reduction, NO HUNGER PANGES, and an appreciation for small well prepared healthy meals and healthy fruit snacks. If this is NOT A GOOD start moving on this this dietician's recommended diet than I don't know what would be. People of this conceited nature need to review the sucess...make recommendations related to proper physician care and shut up and support it as a leeway into healthy eating they recommend.

posted Oct 7th, 2010 11:09 am


dietrite

One of the major keys to the Hcg diet is correcting the way you eat. The hcg aides you in this process. It is not a miracle spray or injection. I did a 1200 calorie diet while doing P90X and a lost 20 pounds but stopped losing weight. I still had 15 more pounds to lose and went on Hcg diet recommended by my doctor and have seen the remaining weight start coming off. I actual had a little light headedness when I started and the doctor had me increase my protien and water intake and the symptoms subsided. For all those who have negative comments to say they should research the true facts about Hcg. Many people have spouted their opinions but don't have research to back it up. In the same regard not much research has been done to prove it's ability to aid in weight loss. The proof is in the results many people are seeing who previously had a difficult time losing weight. I for one have to say it has helped a ton but I had already changed my diet to avoid hyrogenated oils and white sugars. I would reccommend to anyone looking at this diet to watch their caloric intake prior to starting this and see if modifying the amount they consume will give them the weight loss they seek. Ultimately the key comes down to nutrition and you should research that before doing any crazy diets and see what you have been doing right and wrong.

posted Oct 6th, 2010 9:38 pm


Terry

I was prescribed this diet by a radiation oncologist. Pretty smart guy if you ask me considering the fact that he owns the entire radiology department at the local hospital and a nutrition clinic. He has been in this field for over 40 years. There is a lot of research on this diet and I know for a fact that the theory works. When I was pregnant with my 3rd child I had severe vomiting. I lost over 30 pounds in the first month. In the first 4 months of the pregnancy I was not able to hold down anything. I did not die and the baby was healthy. HCG is what protected me from death and protected my child. It would be severely dangerous to do a 500 calorie a day diet without the HCG and anyone that is even considering it should be monitored by a doctor a registered dietician. This is my 6th day and I have lost 6 pounds. It is extremely limiting. It takes a lot of motivation and self-discipline but, because you are seeing results it is easier to stick to.

posted Oct 6th, 2010 9:11 am


Andrew K

You notice how with the people that it worked that they didn't have any hunger or any problems, and they are more than likely the people that had doctors supervision or followed the protocol exactly, and the ones who didn't are the ones who are complaining which are a very small percentage which is usually enough to get a drug or supplement taken off the market? It's always that .001% that ruin it for the rest of us... Seriously if you are that 0.001% please consult your doctor before attempting this diet and please for GODSAKES follow the protocol to the letter, also please consult a doctor before doing it. For 99.999% of everyone else who is actually losing weight on this diet keep up the good work! I've lost 5lbs so far myself but I had to put my diet on hold because I got the flu, will start back up once I feel better.

posted Oct 5th, 2010 8:24 pm


Munkee214

This is day two of the diet and i lost 4lbs already. I feel a little jittery but its not all that bad. It just feels like i had 2 really strong coffees. Everyone has there own opinion about diets and this is a life change. every diet works if u consider it to be a life change and not just an easy fix. Good luck to all who are on it..

posted Oct 5th, 2010 1:09 pm


Andrew K

Actually HCG actually does work, I'm a guy and Ive been on them for about a month had no side effects, lost about 10lbs haven't followed the diet incredibly well and still lost weight.. So call it like you see if, you can be a smug reviewer or you can be a person who has experienced a product and knows it really works.

posted Oct 5th, 2010 10:30 am


mw

This is a really biased review of HCG. Nowhere in this article does it mention anything about how it works; it actually does the opposite. This article talks about normal low calorie dieting, leaving out the purpose of the HCG altogether. Please report all information when calling out any product or program, seeing as this information will be swaying the decisions of people who really have no other options, but to be fat or have surgery. I hate one sided arguments!

posted Oct 4th, 2010 11:26 pm


Amanda

What websites have been the most trustworthy websites to order this from? I would like to start this as soon as possible. At first I was really unsure of wether or not I should start this diet but I figured I have tried everything else before why not give it a chance.
I feel like anything that the FDA does approve actually harms me more...case and point- I tried ALLI before which is the only weight loss drug approved by them and go figure, 2 weeks into the program I ended up in the hospital with pancreatitis (not fun)

Can anyone help me find a place to buy these from?

posted Oct 4th, 2010 9:19 pm


Marci Bailey

My husband and I have been using the drops for the 40 days. We look great, feel great and we are planning on doing round 2 after the holidays. For those of you who are knocking everyone else, maybe you need to put the hcg drops where you mouth is. Don't knock it until you try it. We eat better on this diet then we did before it, we were overweight because we ate junk food. Now we eat an apple a day, (keeps the Dr. away), we eat more veggies, more fruits, and meats which the 500 calorie diet calls for. I was skeptical of only eating 500 calories, but I was eating 3 times that a day. Yes you can do it. If I can do it, anybody can do it.

posted Oct 4th, 2010 4:39 pm


Mia

Julie and Kim. You are wrong. Plain and simple.

BTW, what kind of food do you eat, Kim? Specifically, what's in your fridge, your pantry? Do you have Diet soda? Splenda, sugar-free "whatevers?"

Congrats that you have lost weight, Kim. That is always something to be celebrated. Do Not think that you have the right to name call or belittle my efforts.

After 2 children I had been unable to lose the weight. I eat right - EVERY DAY. I eat fruits and vegetables. Lean proteins. I exercise, moderately. I run after 2 kids, daily. Do not tell me that it is not working after I have lost 26.6 lbs. on my first round.

My husband is a doctor and researched this protocol THOROUGHLY before I started it in August. He had patients that had done Dr. Simeon's original protocol who lost amazing amounts of weight. AND KEPT IT OFF!

Before you start bashing other people, take a look at why you want to belittle someone's accomplishments.

Keep up the good work with your diet, lifestyle change, your weight loss.

I for one, have had no side effects. I have energy, I have tone, I have not been hungry and no headaches. Hmmm, maybe it's because I have not cheated AT ALL on this protocol. I don't crave what I cannot have. I know that I am making a difference in my future. Also, if you're not getting enough fluids, that's when you'll see the headaches and hunger pangs.

I also get regular adjustments by my chiropractor. Guess I have all my ducks in a row to achieve optimal health.

Do you?

posted Oct 3rd, 2010 8:46 pm


Alan

This Dr. is totally in left field. Clear he did not do his homework. All he had to do was ask the thousands who have benefited from the HCG diet program (by they way you can save thousands and do it all yourself) without any of the symptoms the good Dr. speculated about. Speculated is a kind word.

posted Oct 3rd, 2010 6:34 pm


want more kids

I want to have more kids and by reading this article make me think I should wait until Im finish having kids. And I see that a lot of people in Hollywood use it but is that why the Autism is so high with babies that have been in this era? Just asking and I want to take the HCG Diet really bad.

posted Oct 2nd, 2010 11:47 am


Tony

Hcg is awesome. Though u eat 500 calories the protien gives u 2000 calories from the fat it pulls. It works i have never felt better and never once got headaches or irritable or tired during the 500 calorie. I have been off the spray for 2 weeks and metabolism is booming. No side effects and i was 308 on july 21 and today is Oct 2 and i weight 243.2. U do the math over 60 pounds in 2 months a.change in lifestyle and eating habits. Hcg works and it is the real deal

posted Oct 2nd, 2010 9:31 am


Zuke

I researched for a month. Haven't found any actual evidence there are risks, just opinion that there could be some, maybe.

I lost 40lbs in 40 days and felt great doing it. Not hungry, the headaches I used to have were gone, had more energy, was more alert, was not tired, and had more libido. Both sisters started it, one has lost 18 in 20 days wanting to lose 60, the other has lost 9 in 7 days. It works. If worried, consult your Dr. first but everyone I have told and who has started has lost with no side effects. That's my experience.

I have not read ANY evidence you are "damaging your metabolism" or that it causes cancer. Nothing short of amazing is all I can say. Easy to keep it off too. Really helps you figure out how your particular body processes a variety of foods and helps educate you to keep it off.

It's easy to be motivated when you see the weight come off day after day. It's exciting to get up every day and weigh yourself to see how much you've lost. On average it's a pound a day or less, although a few people are slightly higher. If you have ANY doubts, see your Dr. He/she will more than likely tell you to move forward as so many have attested to. Good luck!

posted Oct 1st, 2010 11:41 am


Lindsey S.

I want to know just how many of these doctors that you people are claiming that say its safe are board certified??? I work at a Doctors office and NONE of them would even think of telling their patients this is safe....maybe people should research a little more about the people saying its safe.....

posted Oct 1st, 2010 2:52 am


MissE

Like all things both good and bad, people form opinions based on their level of knowledge. . .I've witnessed 2 successes. I have not tried hcg but am anticipating doing so. Im informed. Im professional. I'm fit. So choose what's best for YOU!

posted Sep 30th, 2010 10:16 pm


SherBear

Okay, here's an interesting fact for you: back in the 90s I did this exact low calorie diet without HCG but with Vitamin B 6 and 12 injections, and guess what? I lost weight? The VLC puts your body into ketosis, which burns fat and helps suppress the appetite. So you can do this without the HCG at all! I am a big follower of Dr. Weil and per his blogs, HCG probably won't hurt you but it also probably won't help you. So if you want to do this diet, just skip the drops and go with VLC. I wouldn't recommend it, as I believe slow and steady helps preserve more muscle tissue (fast weight loss often eats up lean muscle) but if you are in ketosis (easily checked with a test strip) you will burn fat, exactly the way they say HCG does. Don't spend the money!

posted Sep 30th, 2010 12:27 pm


Bryn

What about the link between pregnancy hormones and breast cancer? There is substantial evidence that women who get pregnant late in life have an exponentially higher incidence of breast cancer than those who have pregnancies young. I will assume that many women using this diet are the over 35 group when it becomes harder to lose weight. Those women who are already at risk for breast cancer due to genetics could be carelessly increasing thier risk! This article mentions nothing about exposing HCG patients to a hormone that could speed up the development of breast cancer. I would not take this hormone under any circumstances, nor would I try to live on 500 calories per day. And all of you who said you "felt great" are either so lightheaded you can't think or you are being paid by the drug manufacturer.

posted Sep 29th, 2010 5:39 pm


Brooke

I am only on day two of the Hcg but many people around me are doing it. I lost 5.4 lbs in the first day.It tastes nasty and my head hurts but for those results, ill take it!!

posted Sep 29th, 2010 11:49 am


FredA

I am a 66 year old retired male. I stopped smoking about 17 months ago by substituting eating, and within 3 months had gained 40 pounds from my normal 180. I managed to lose about 5 pounds by watching my diet, but have not been able to make a dent beyond that. I started the hcg diet two weeks ago through a weight loss clinic using Releana drops. I weighed 216 after the loading days, and on the 15th day(today) my scale said 201.2 lbs. or about a pound a day. Haven't had any side effects but get hungry between eating times. Drinking lots of liquids helps. To those who have commented that they want to lose more than a pound a day, consider that that is 100 pounds a year! Get real.

posted Sep 28th, 2010 2:02 pm


Auburn

Today is my second day of the drops plus the restricted diet. I lost three pounds yesterday and then .8 pounds on days 1 and 2 when I was taking the drops but eating whatever I wanted. Even on those days, I lost .8 pounds each day. So in essence, I lost 4.6 pounds in three days. I feel fine for the most part ( I have a horrible cold/allergies)and have keep to the diet without cheating. I am very impressed with the results!

posted Sep 28th, 2010 1:53 pm


KathieM

My sister told me about the HCG diet last spring. She did it and lost 38 lbs (she did for 40 days which is the maximum) I was skeptical. My other sister and her hubby did it (2 rounds) and each lost 45-50 lbs. The 2nd sister wanted approval before she started from her oncologist and he supported it wholeheartedly.

I did 2 rounds. The 1st, I lost 32 lbs. The 2nd I blew. I cheated here and there and it stopped progress for 2 or 3 days each time. I didn't follow maintenence and I put it back on. What a dummy.

I started again and today is my 2nd day (after pigout days). It's not easy but I promised myself I WILL follow the mainentence.

My advice would be: Do NOT cheat. Follow the maintence.

BTW, the drops won't show a positive on a pg test - only the stuff for the injections. I didn't know GNC sold them. I got mine at the same place my sisters did, diy hcg and I liked them and their customer service.

Good luck to all of you.

Kathie

posted Sep 28th, 2010 1:26 pm


Todd P.

I've a male and been using HCG for 55 + days now. I've lost 38 lbs. I have had NO side effects or problems of any kind what so ever!! Wish I had done this years ago! I started out at 251 lbs. HCG works!! It is that simple.

posted Sep 27th, 2010 2:38 pm


Doreen

Is everyone doing the 10 day cleanse before the HcG drops? Does it still work if you don't do the cleanse?

posted Sep 26th, 2010 3:03 am


Widgie

I'm a Type II diabetic and use insulin every day. Does anyone know whether this would be a serious reason to NOT use hcg? Please post here if you know. Thanks

posted Sep 25th, 2010 2:29 pm


Alex

Guys, I've been reading some of your opinions on the HCG diet and for any of those critics out there, this really does work! I started working at GNC two months ago and when I heard about this product I went and tried it out. Most HCG products that you find online do not contain the real HCG substance which will help you lose weight. However, I tried the HCG that GNC carries and lost 9lbs in the first week! I lost 6 the 2nd week! This diet really does work and being about 40 lbs overweight, nothing I did ever seemed to work or the results were coming along way too slowly. I think I have finally stumbled upon something that will work!

posted Sep 25th, 2010 1:36 am


Ozma

In five months I have lost 48 pounds - eating right and exercising lightly. It has not been an easy journey. I've stalled out for weeks at a time but never gained back what I lost. How did I do it? The South Beach Diet.

For a brief, and foolish, interim - one of those times I had stalled out on the South Beach diet - I hopped on the hCG train with the blessings of my physician. It was disasterous. I was/am post-menopausal and, on the hCG, started hot flashes again. Light headedness, irritability, and a never-ending headache plagued me. Less than two weeks into the regimen, I started GAINING WEIGHT after losing only 7 pounds. That was it. I stopped the hCG and went back the South Beach diet.

Now, I will bow to those folks who have successfully used hCG for a weight loss program so please, when I say hCG did NOT work for me, don't attack me.

If I understand the spirit of this thread, it is (1) to offer a forum for folks who are pondering about whether to start this diet by looking at the good or bad experiences of other dieters (2) to folks already on the diet (a) a way to inquire about side effects or (b) to rightfully crow about their success.

I am simply reporting that, for me, the hCG weight loss regimen was a wretched experience and a total failure. Furthermore, I think that people who are contemplating the hCG diet should have the opportunity to read both the good and the bad experiences that others have had on the hCG plan.

Each of us should choose our weight loss program carefully. Best of luck to all of you trying to lose weight; may you find a healthy/safe path that works for you.

posted Sep 24th, 2010 10:18 pm


Kat

I am on day 24 of the hcg diet and have lost 13 lbs. I only started at 157, and I have always had a lot of muscle mass which makes me heavier, so I'm not too upset (maybe just a little disappointed :) that I've only lost 13 lbs so far. To be honest, I cheat a little almost every day. A tiny bit of sweets, and I usually eat about 150 grams of protein instead of the recommended 100. I've got a 4 yr old, a 3 yr old, and a 4 month old. After having my first daughter, the weight came right off. After my second daughter, held on to about 10 lbs, and then gained a bit more, so that by the time I was pregnant with my son, I was 20 lbs more than I wanted to be. And then after having my son, and trying to keep my calorie intake up so I could nurse, I was just a few lbs less than I weighed when I gave birth. I had some friends who tried it, and they had a lot of success.

I do get hungry a lot, and sometimes overly tired...but I was tired all the time before anyway. As of today I weigh the same as when I got pregnant with my 3rd...so I've still got that 20 lbs to go. The only thing I don't particularly like is that I have lost no inches around my waist, which is where I'd really like to lose them after 3 babies...but, I'm not done yet, so hoping for more success later on.

My problem has always been that I eat too much, and have a horrible sweet tooth...but I'm always usually pretty active. A few months before getting pregnant with my son, I decided to get really serious about losing that last bit of baby weight. I was eating between 1200-1500 calories a day, running 6 miles (for 50 min) 5 times a week, and doing half an hour to an hour of strength training a day...I lost 3 lbs. Literally, 3, and I could not lose any more. So I'm glad to finally see some lower numbers, I just hope I start to lose some inches around the middle.

posted Sep 24th, 2010 6:24 pm


KMR

Look. HCG is not thattt bad. People are whining and fighting about how unhealthy it is or whatever but its really up the that person... I was on HCG but its just not for me, I cant sit there and just eat fish & chicken every single day. Not for me. And yes! everyone loses weight on the program, I lost weight but once I quit the prgram I gained it allll back PLUS an extra 2-3 pounds. NO I didnt stuff my face or eat a brunch of crap after I got off... it just all came back. If your going to do the diet its a commitment. I reccommend it to people who dont mind eating the same foods for a month or so and who are very patient. end of story.

posted Sep 23rd, 2010 11:37 pm


dian

Hi - I just start my first round of HCG this week. I am on day 2 of the 500 calorie days. I have a couple questions maybe someone could help me with. I have been eating 4oz. chicken breast for both lunch and dinner and would like to switch to some kind of beef. I buy a lot of meat from Omaha Steaks and when I check out the nutritional info, the 4 oz. pieces always have about 350 cals. So, I think this is probably too much for one meal. What types of beef is everyone having?? The chicken is only 120 cals per breast - which is very good. I just need to eat something else.
Also, when you eat the vegetables it says to have the same veg for both lunch and dinner - do we have to do that with the protein too?? Can I have chicken for lunch and shrimp for dinner. Also - any easy recipes would be great appreciated. Right now, I'm just grilling with some natural seasonings.
Thanks!!

posted Sep 23rd, 2010 5:37 pm


Poem

I heave read all of the feedback and comments on here..(I have been reading this for hours) I wanted to ask if others are in my situation and have had sucess with the HCG drops....I was 31 yrs old when I had to have a total hysterectomy. I am now 35 and over the past 2 1/2 yrs gained a little weight until this last year I gained an additional 50lbs. I do take HRT due to my age at the surgically induced menopause. Has anyone taken HRT along with the HCG and had weight loss. I can not get this weight off. I work-out and have tried many diets. I have had my thyroid checked many times and it is fine. I am 35 and my body is that of one in their mid 50's due to menopause...I have 3 young children and do not wish to be like this. I am in the prime of my life and I hate my image. I'd love to hear from someone who is in my situation and if you had the + results as most who have tried HCG???

posted Sep 22nd, 2010 2:58 pm


Amanda

I did the injections on the 6 week diet and I was blown away. I lost 30 lbs and even when I got off the diet, the weight stayed off. It totally makes you re-think the way you eat and what you put in your body. I'm now trying the oral drops because I would like to lose about 15 more pounds to reach my goal weight. Let me tell you....the drops are disgusting and I prefer the injections because you only have to do it one time a day. These drops are 3 times a day. But i'm on the second day and have lost two pounds so if it works, then who cares how it tastes. The drops were also much cheaper. I think the HCG diet is amazing. I have energy and though sometimes you get those cravings, it really motivates you stay on target when you see those pounds just disappearing. Awesome!

posted Sep 21st, 2010 8:02 pm


Lupita

This is my second day and feeling great and I lost 3 pounds in the first day! I am very motivated and I really feel great!

posted Sep 21st, 2010 6:57 pm


ed

I like how you trash the HCG Diet when there is medical studies done By DR. A.T.W Simeon's on the use of HCG Diet . Maybe you get paid by big drug or supplement company's that say, here take this and lose a ton or eat my package food and in 2 yrs look slim. But when you stop using their product u gain it all BACK !!!!!!! . HEY COME BACK TAKE IT AGAIN SPEND AGAIN !!!!!! THIS IS MY TESTIMONY IT WORKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOST 35lb OF FAT in 23 DAYS AND DONE BLOOD WORK BEFORE AND AFTER AND MY DOC FREAKED EVERYTHING NORMAL LIKE A TEENAGE KID AND I EXPERIENCED NO HUNGER NO WEAKNESS NO SUFFERING IF YOU FOLLOW DIET IT WILL WORK LIKE A PIECE OF CAKE : ) I'm 43 WENT FROM 250lb to 215lb. ALSO ASK HOLLYWOOD WHAT THEY DO . GUESS WHAT HCG DIET HAS BEEN THERE SECRET FOR YEARS

posted Sep 21st, 2010 6:51 pm


nicole

I really hope a MEDICAL DOCTOR or anyone with the least bit of common sense would not insult themselves to write something as INSANE and FALSE as this article. Whoever trusts the FDA is not educated. Mind you, they are the in fact source who regulated YAZMIN and EPHEDRA ETC! So, if you do trust anything they approve, without doing your own research for your own health, Your ignorance is YOUR bliss when you get side affects of something this UNRELIABLE source approves. HCG is a great diet! But it takes a lifestyle change afterwards to keep the results and to heavily improve your health! checkout natural ways to improve your health, forget the FDA and side effects

posted Sep 21st, 2010 3:47 pm


HCGer

Everyone has an opinion about what other people should be doing. When the mere fact is this situation is a personal choice. Name calling is so immature to those of you who are calling those who use the HCG diet idiots and ETC at the end of the day diabetes, heart failure, hypothyroidism, diet pills, gastric , the Lap band, bulima and anorexia are dangerous and the drugs used to treat these conditions. HCG comes in different forms and seems to work very well and be the lesser of the "evils" at the end of the day we will all die and "healthy" people get cancer every day so I will take my chances and be sexy and fit with high energy and very productive because of HCG until that happens!!!! You can't believe everything you read people I dare you to go on you tube and watch a few HCG journeys and not be genuinely happy for those people.

posted Sep 21st, 2010 2:30 pm


Miss K

I would like to know if the people that are suggesting that the hcg will cause cancer or "some crazy disease" even know what hcg is? It is not a quick fix diet it. I have done it and by no means was I starving!! I had tons more energy and felt way more alert. Hcg has been around for years and years, but make sure you get the high quality brands....I got mine from my natural path doctor and that in itself should say something....she is not a supporter of quick fix diets. Do some research if you want to know more before posting totally false information. I did the research and so should you.

posted Sep 20th, 2010 11:10 pm


Natalie Christensen

I have started round 2 with not fantastic results, but steady. I am 49 years old and have struggled with 40 extra pounds. Now you have to realize that it's been off and on over and over....but in the last 28 years, I've given birth to 13 children. My body seems to be comfortable being pregnant. After the last baby 5 years ago, I did take the weight off, but it has slowly come back on. On the first 42 day cycle I lost 18 pounds. I figure my body doesn't act normally anyway, so I'm still pretty happy with it , even though I would have loved loosing a pound a day. For those that are able to do that, I'm happy for you. I do get a little discouraged at the slowness for me, but it is working slowly. For those who do not like this diet......you obviously have never struggled with weight before and do not understand where we are coming from. I have 12 pounds to go where I want to be, and even if it takes another 42 days, I'm willing to keep going. I'm getting slightly discouraged, but at least I'm seeing some results.

posted Sep 20th, 2010 10:41 pm


Lisa

I have been overweight all of my adult life and have tried every diet program ever written. I have kept my calories below 1800 for over 5 yrs. now and exercise daily and have not lost more than 10 lbs. I have spoken to my Dr. in total frustration and just cannot figure out why I can't lose weight, she basically told me I had bad genes and need to reset my motabolism. I have severel friends that have used the hcg diet and have lost signifigant amounts of weight and have kept it of for more that a year now. This isn't about finding a quick fix. It's about resetting your motabolism and retraining your brain to burn the fat. And believe me this in not for lazy people, it is for the strong in heart and mind, because it takes a lot of mental streangth to follow this plan. I'm sure that there are people who have gained weight back, just like any weighloss program, however every person I know that has been on this program, and kept the weight off for well over a year now. So before you knock it, you really should search all the results good and bad, just like with any weight loss program, and believe me when I say most of us that have turned to the hcg diet has done their reserch. I have done it all, and this is my last resource, I will die if I do not lose weight and diet and exercise alone has not been working for me. So, if it works then it will be worth it. And shame on anyone who whishes harm on us, because they don't agree with the diet.

posted Sep 20th, 2010 9:26 pm


Ken

whoever writes about a subject should truly research it and then print fact, to say 500 cals a day is dangerous is true thats why you have to take the hcg because it draws out your stored fat to supplement the calories you are not taking, why don't they tell you how many obese people who were gonna die have succesfully lost weight on this diet, plus if hcg it is so
dangerous why does the FDA allow 10 times the amount for certain treatments,

posted Sep 20th, 2010 2:19 pm


Misty

Everyone has their own opinion and we're all entitled to that opinion...it is America after all. What works for one may not work for another.

I personally know 4 people on the HCG diet, including my family doctor. He's been my family doctor for over 20 years and I trust him with all my family's health needs. My parents are on this diet, as well as my sister-in-law's mother. My sister-in-law's mother has lost 75 pounds on this diet. I just visited with her yesterday at a birthday party for my neice and asked her TONS of questions. She had NO side effects from doing this...negative ones anyway. She feels like she has more energy. She allows herself 2 "binge days" a week and this still allowed her to lose weight. Both my parents have lost about 15 pounds on it and they don't need to lose anymore. My family doctor has lost 50 pounds on it. And FYI...my doctor does NOT "prescribe" this diet. He merely tried it for himself and his wife and it worked for him. All these people have told me that they've lost their "taste" for sweets after having been on it for several months. That when they do eat something sweet, it really has no taste; therefore, they stop eating it. Makes sense to me.

I just wanted to put in my 2 cents. I'm still deciding if it's something I can do, as I have a 5 year old daughter who absolutely won't be doing this diet...OBVIOUSLY!! I will probably just stick with good ol eating healthy (no processed foods) and exercising more. No tricks or gimmicks there folks!

posted Sep 20th, 2010 12:51 pm


Dian

Ok - starting day 1 - drops are under my tongue and getting ready to do my 2 days of loading. I got my drops at GNC - if anyone has any feedback or words of wisdom, I will be checking back here often. Thanks and wish me luck!!

posted Sep 20th, 2010 7:53 am



Wildrose

Wow, Julie and Kim are really convinced their way is the only way! Well, I am not interested in punishing myself to reach my goal. If I can find a "crutch" to support my needs I am not beyond using the help. Besides there is nothing easy about this, simple yes, easy no.

I am not stupid enough to think that I can keep this weight off without changing my habits. The same is true for ANY weightloss plan. You have to address the issues that brought you to the point of needing the diet if you plan to maintain.

This is not some new fangled diet, it has been around for more than 50 years with lots of research to support the successes. ( Start by googling "Pounds and Inches".) Big difference is the cost is less prohibitive now.

What you do need to know is that not everyone tolerates it either physically or mentally. But hey, not everyone can take asprin or succeed on South Beach either ! And you need to buy it from someone reputable. I have repeated this over and over on this blog.

I consulted my physician and received his blessing to use this. People need to quit being insulting and think before they start spewing out their garbage.

posted Sep 19th, 2010 11:06 pm


Nikki Nik

Listen, when you have been heavy all your life and you hear of a diet such as HCG.............. and you see people that have tried it and got great results, well then you get Excited and hope that it will work for you. So the people that think everyone is a moron for wanting to lose weight by trying this, well you must be skinny. Why do you care? Living your life is a risk..... duh. Life is a gamble. Maybe you can choose to try HCG to lose weight and reap the weight loss benefits and/or maybe you wont. But the best part is that ONE can choose whatever he or she wants. Now go suck on a piece of melba toast!!

posted Sep 19th, 2010 7:20 pm


Take it with a grain of salt

Folks - if you do not get the real HCG (drops or shots), then you will feel hungry and horrible - regardless. The real HCG makeup will prevent hunger.

So make sure you have the real thing. A simple test is to get a pregnancy test kit and put a drop of your HCG on it. It should show a positive result.

posted Sep 19th, 2010 10:41 am


Debbie Bomford

I would like to know if the HCG diet is for someone who needs to lose about 8 pounds that I can't get off. I seem to lose my weight from the waist up but I continue to have the fat on my back and hips. Will the HCG help me with this unwanted fat?

posted Sep 18th, 2010 4:15 pm


Julie

You people are MORONS!!! Did you not just read the article above????? Years from now, you're going to develop some kind of weird form of cancer from this lame-diet and you're gonna wonder what the hell caused it?? Duh. Could you be any more ignorant? I can't wait for you all to gain this weight back, and then have to realize, "oh! Maybe I actually have to WORK to get the weight off!"
Here's the bottom line: You can't be on these injections for the rest of your life. And the weight WILL eventually return because you haven't changed your LIFESTYLE. So my question to you is: What will you do then, that you can't do now? You're younger now, than you ever will be again! Think about it!!

posted Sep 18th, 2010 12:29 pm


Kim

You people are crazy. Do you not understand that you are harming your body terribly by doing this? Every single last one of you are going to gain most of the weight you lose back if not more. Stop being lazy, eat right and exercise! Do it the right way so it will last and you're body will stay healthy. And no, I'm not some skinny person dogging on a bunch of fatties. I'm currently 255 pounds. I'm down 20 lbs from my highest. I lost it doing it the right way and I will continue to lose and I will be able to keep it off because I'm not harming my body and destroying my metabolism with some stupid system that could actually kill a person or damage them forever.

posted Sep 18th, 2010 8:41 am



Wildrose

jojoks33, there is not too much room for error on this diet if you want it to work but I don't think you will start gaining if you drift off by eating an extra 1/2 ounce of something or add a veggie not on the list. Remember: no fats, no sugar, no starchy foods. From what I understand you must stay on the drops and the low cal plan for at least 23 days and then go on the maintenance for awhile to reset the metabolism and make it possible for you to eat a normal healthy diet without worrying about gaining. Just follow the plan and you will be delighted with your rapid weight loss and inch loss. I am not often hungry and not ever really ravenous on the hcg and I use the homeopathic drops. I just started my second round this past Monday and this morning after only 3 days I lost 10 pounds! granted some of it was what I gained gorging in the beginning (plus I was kind of bad because I really celebrated my birthday) but I am amazed at these results. I keep telling people all along, it really matters how determined you are and you have to set your mind to do this. You will be glad you did, the results are nothing short of astounding.

posted Sep 17th, 2010 12:38 am


Kristie

You can get them at GNC.com. I wouldn't trust anyone else as you are not sure what you will be purchasing.

posted Sep 16th, 2010 6:00 pm


citygirl4

Anyone know where besides a dr you can get the real HCG drops???

posted Sep 16th, 2010 2:26 pm


Jason Crowly

Got my hcg here - hcg store - so far so good. will report back.

posted Sep 16th, 2010 2:19 pm


citygirl4

Does anyone know a website I can order true hcg drops or tablets? Most of the time I order weightloss pills and I get something else in the mail thats totally different. A local Dr wants $800. A bit much to spend. Any help would be appreiciated!!

posted Sep 16th, 2010 2:03 pm


jojoks33

I have a question. I am wanting to start my HCG drops but if im understanding what i read right that if you don't stick to the 500 calorie diet and you eat over that you will gain wieght? i understand i have to eat healthy foods and weigh the meat but i just am scared to start if i eat off the diet i will gain weight.

posted Sep 15th, 2010 9:32 pm



Wildrose

Deb,
It might be an interesting experiment to try it and see if by beginning the plan on the 1200 calories with the hcg included would you accelerate your current rate of loss?
This is just a guess but I would say no, it would not work as well on 1200 calories. Too many people have reported that they only cheated by having a handful of nuts or an extra something just once and the weight loss just ceased for several days.

If you decide to try it be sure to report back here for the rest of us!

posted Sep 15th, 2010 6:42 pm


deb

I was just curious if you got those results on a 500 cal/day diet? Or did you eat more reasonably?
I'm getting good results on a 1200 cal/day diet of healthy food and 1 hr/day exercise. I'd love to accelerate the weight loss (currently about 2-3 lbs/wk) to around 4 lbs/wk -- so it would be great if this helps do that on 1200 cal/day.

posted Sep 15th, 2010 1:59 pm


DANERS

I am also back for round two :) - My first round I lost 31 lbs and I want to lose another 30-40 lbs. After I had my baby I lost all of my weight- All of my baby weight just fell off!! I thought to myself how easy it was and I kind of just let it all get away from me from there. My baby is 3 now and I knew that it was time to make a change. I haven??t had any negative side effects- in fact, taken with a B12 injection, my energy sky rocketed and I felt like super mom! I would recommend this to ANYONE!! ?

posted Sep 14th, 2010 2:53 pm



Wildrose

Heide, Think about it. 12 in 23 is a little over 1/2 pound per day! What diet have you ever done that gave you those results? People with a whole lot to lose will lose more as a rule and of course men always lose faster than women.
If you are having a really hard time with the plan you should really make sure you are doing it all right. Drink lots of water, add herbal teas, try not using oranges or the melba/grissini, eat LOTS allowed veggies. I never count calories but I did buy a digital kitchen scale to weigh my uncooked protein. I eat an apple about 10 am then have my salad with chicken or fish for lunch and for dinner I eat chicken or fish with veggies. Since I love cucumbers I find it really satisfying to eat a whole cucumber sliced up or a big serving of asparagus. Use the Braggs cider vinegar and don't forget to you can use the juice of a whole lemon everyday too. I squeeze it into a big jug of iced water, pour it over ice and add stevia to sweeten and it tastes great plus fools my brain into thinking I had a treat! There is a website with a lot of tips: miracleskinnydrops.com I don't buy my product there but I did sign up to get their updates, recipes, etc. Make sure you are getting your drops from someone reputable.

Did you take measurements? I bet your 12 pounds showed inch loss! Hope this helps.... good luck!

posted Sep 14th, 2010 10:29 am


Lisa

I am a 47 yr old female who did two rounds of the 21 day diet. I lost a total of 23 lbs. At 5'2" and 116 lbs I feel much better! You eat really healty foods and at times I did not think I could eat all of the 500 calories. Went to Dr. for yearly blood work. Great result!! Low BP great cholest. I have been off diet for 6 weeks have maintained by eating healthy. LOVE IT!!!!!! Ordering for my husband!

posted Sep 14th, 2010 10:07 am



Wildrose

I am back for round 2 of hcg homeopathic drops and VLCD for 6 weeks. I am excited to be back on the plan. Yes I did gain a few pounds over the last couple of weeks. Had a birthday, indulged but now I am really ready to get the remaining 30 pounds off!

This is day one, a little hungry but not too bad. Keeping busy helps and of course drinking lots of water. If nothing else that keeps me dashing back and forth to and from the bathroom:)

I believe attitude is a big part of this protocol and your chance of success. You have to get your mind set right. I can do anything for a 6 week period, especially when the rewards are so quick. Don't most diets leave feeling a little hungry or at least unsatisfied. With this plan I don't have to think much about what I will eat since the choices are pretty limited. That just makes it easier for me.

it is really encouraging to read about the success so many of you have had. I felt pretty successful on my first round but so many have lost so much more than my 25 lbs! I must say it is very encouraging when I meet people in public who haven't seen me for a few weeks. They are amazed at my loss of inches. All that positive feedback pumps me up for more success.

I will check back every few days to update my progress and I hope to see more from you positive folks too! Those of you who disparage this plan, well I am sorry you are not having an easy time of it. I really believe there must be a difference in product from one source to another. My source has been consistent with many folks having success. One thing for sure, you MUST follow the plan as it is laid out for you. No deviations. Dr. Simeon did the research and wrote the report so we would know what to do. Bless his soul!

posted Sep 13th, 2010 11:40 pm


pam

ok...I am on the drops....not the injection and seriously I have not had any of those side effects ...Obesity is unhealthy....thank Heaven my dr is behind me in this...And its 500-700 calories of HEALTHY foods....I have not once felt cheated or nauseaus or moody.....if anything I feel better...more energy!

posted Sep 13th, 2010 10:08 pm


Heide

m so frustrated reading how some of you have lost 1all5 in 7. I have not cheated once stayed exactley on the 500, no lotions etc and have only lost 12 in 23. I am 5'5 I started at 178 and today am at 166. It is a HARD diet to stay on so how do I mentally keep going if everyone is having such amazing results and I am not. I have totally plateud. HELP

posted Sep 13th, 2010 6:49 pm


socalsal

To the author and commentors worried that 500 calories is too low, the HCG causes you to retrieve those stored calories you need from your fat stores. So while it is true you only ingest 500 calories it does NOT mean that is all your body is running on. It has all the calories it needs and you will lose fat not muscle on this diet.

posted Sep 13th, 2010 3:20 pm


CBV

@ Janeen - Read "Pounds and Inches", Dr. Simeons protocol - Google it, you can get it online for free. He worked to create the perfect formula - I try not to question it, just do it. I too hit a plateau as well at day 20, in my case I think it's because of the time of the month, but after 7 days I started losing again 1lb + per day. Now on day 32 with 22 lbs gone. I'm excited to start P3 and am already working on a meal plan for the first week so I stay totally on track.

posted Sep 13th, 2010 11:03 am


Scott

I'm guessing that Dr. M Snyder has never done the diet or know anybody that has...because his review is complete B.S!! He is correct on all the side affects/ issues that come with going to a 500 calorie diet YES HE WAS CORRECT!!! But only if you were NOT TAKING HCG!!! If you read up about the process of doing the HCG protocal you understand why it works. Part of the protocal also is to eat naturally / healthy organic food. You need to change your life to stay healthy. Reviews like this are to keep you from trying to get healthy and eating real organic food and healing the natural way. Follow the protocal and healthy life choices and be healthy weight and healthy human.

posted Sep 12th, 2010 11:48 pm


Bill

Well, for me the results have been amazing. In fact, I'm wondering if you can lose too much to fast. I started HCG 7 days ago. I am 6'6" and started at 278.8 after binge days. I weighed in at 263.4 on day 7 for a total loss of 15.4 pounds. My goal is to get to 240, but with 33 days left of diet, will I lose too much weight. I don't feel hungry and have stuck to the meal plan. I have had a couple of dizzy spells, but brief. Overall, I am a believer, but am asking HCG users what to expect with 33 days left on diet. All feedback is appreciated

posted Sep 12th, 2010 10:33 am


Tracie

I don't understand how this diet is unhealthy when being overweight is very unhealthy! I am on day 5 and have lost 9 lbs and feel awesome mentally and physically. I have stuck to the diet to a T and have to admit yes the first 2 days I was starving but after that I am fine and feel good. My goal is to lose 30 lbs and go to the 1200 calorie a day and every 2 weeks give myself a little cheat day. I have not had one single weird side affect. Anyone with doubts I hope this helps you. It is so exciting to wake up in the morning and get on the scale and see 1 1/2 to 2 lbs gone. My boss argues that anyone can lose weight only eating 500 calories a day and that is true but this resets your metabolism so you wont gain it all back when your 40 days are over. It really explains alot when you read the book.

posted Sep 12th, 2010 2:34 am


Janeen

I'm on day 20 and have lost 12 pounds. I plateaued for a few days...hated it. I only have 10-15 more to go. Not sure if I'll do 2 rounds or what. I sure wish somewhere it was explained why such specific foods and no mixing veggies?? And why beef but no pork or salmon?? I do much better if I know why I'm doing something.

posted Sep 10th, 2010 9:47 pm


Vienn

I've been on this diet for 80 days and have lost 55 pounds. I do deal with a little hunger, but not too bad. I feel like I have more energy then I usually do and have been losing .5 to 1 lb per day!! To me, it's totally worth it. I have cheated a couple of times and the results of that is that I am sick the next day...not worth it. I have a total of 100 pounds to lose and am half way there.

posted Sep 10th, 2010 5:40 pm


Brad

I have been on two rounds of the HCG diet and have went from 330lbs down to 250. I feel better and have more energy. I didn't loose any muscle mass. I am getting ready to start a third round that will take me down to around 215. I have a large muscular build and am 6'4" so this is where I want to be.

You have to be dedicated to the diet and be willing to change once you get off the diet. After being on the diet I find it hard to eat much and find fattening foods disgusting. I can't bring myself to eat them. I have also lost an extra 15 lbs between the injection series. I walk 3 miles a day now too.

My doctor is on HCG, his nurse is on HCG, my pharmacist is on HCG. If medical professionals have researched it and are doing it then I don't see the problem.

I lost 80lbs in 4 months and I am loosing more weight.

posted Sep 10th, 2010 10:57 am


Lulu

I already did the HCG 43 days program, 175 ml daily, under medical supervision, lost 25 pounds. I am 48, 5:4, my weight is now 140 p. My 6 months last medical and lab. report reflects an excellent health conditions. I can tell that this is a great diet that really works, but It's recommendable do it under medical supervision, everybody is different and unique.

posted Sep 10th, 2010 9:01 am


Jake

I have been on HCG injections for 11 days now. I have lost 9.4 lbs (including 3 days where my weight completely stalled). Except for low energy and a bit of hunger I??m feeling really good with great results. My only problem is I??m a very athletic person. All of this except walks, light easy climbs, and slacklining had to take the sideline as I have low energy and cannot sustain any aggressive sports. I have been overweight for a year now and unable to keep it off went on this diet. I have 10 days left on the injections (21 days on hcg injection) and I expect to hit my prime weight and goal. With this I also give myself weekly B12 injections and take daily b complex vitamins which helps with my energy levels and stress.
I did go through a horrible 7 day detox (alcohol, sugar, etc?) which left me with bad migraines and feeling miserable. After that passed I??m great.
I don??t expect hcg to be approved by the FDA for weight loss. Things that work don??t get approved. We love obese America and we will stay that way until we learn to change our diets. As for me I??ve gone as organic as I can and will stay that way as well as supporting al local produce, dairy, and meats.
Good luck Amanda Q with he hcg diet!

posted Sep 9th, 2010 11:00 pm


Gail

HCG is working for me, along with the B-12 shots. I started this plan 8 days ago and have lost almost 10 pounds. I have found that it's very important to not skip one of the meals or you will get light-headed/dizzy. Also important to stay on the foods which the diet plan states and not stray. A friend has lost 35 pounds on this plan in a short amount of time and looks great. Oh, and to the people who say you will just gain the weight back....you can do that on ANY weight loss program if you return to your same old habits that got you obese in the first place. You have to have a major lifestyle change after losing your weight!

posted Sep 9th, 2010 4:57 pm


Amanda Q

Hello everyone. Female. 21years old. 187. 5'5. Next week I start the HCG Diet with injections. I've done research, and debating wheter or not to do this diet for months. I made up my mind today.
A friend of mine started the diet last week and has already lost 5 pounds! I'll admit I am a couch potato. I have done other diets, and they did work- The weight just comes off tooo slow-- and I lose my motivation. Hopefully, The HCG diet will work for me and motivate me to stay on track.
If I lose 20pounds in a months I swear I'll never eat another krispy kreme donut ever again!
WISH ME LUCK. I'll update everyone soon.

posted Sep 9th, 2010 3:55 pm


Hilary

The HCG diet seems very unhealthy. Your body needs more calories to run on than 750. I don't think this is healthy.

posted Sep 9th, 2010 2:06 pm


Bri

You may loose weight but a very unhealthy way. People always want to look great on the outside at the expense of harming there insides! Being a nutritionist I see this a lot.

posted Sep 9th, 2010 1:30 am


Cassy

I'm now 26 and weigh 265, at 5'10". I used the HCG injections. It felt wrong to do the benge eating for the first 2 days when I've been heavy my whole life and have monitored EVERYTHING I have ever put in my mouth. I tried to force myself to eat, but wasn't able to. I work at a hospital- all the nurses and doctors are doing this diet and told me I was hungry when I attempted the first time because I didn't eat enough during this time. I made it 2 weeks and lots 17 pounds. That was 4 months ago. I broke during school finals and ate Oreos while I was studying. Then one thing led to another and I was at TacoBell.
SO- I'm starting again- at the beginning of the semester, realizing that this is NOT a wonder drug that will solve all my problems, but as a short term diet aid. That will help me lose some weight.
I am also using Addipex to help control hunger. Talk to your doctor about this.


Additionally, I did more research about this for the Nutrition class I took. 500 Calories is not enough to get your daily intake of nutrients and many will say- I'd loose weight on 500 calories too... but its to get you started to losing that weight and teach you to modify your lifestyle. Then your suppose to increase your intake with healthy alternatives to 800 calories, 1000 calories.. up to your Daily Recommened amount. When done correctly this is NOT a bad diet. It is only a temporary modification, not ment for long term use.

posted Sep 9th, 2010 12:55 am


Holli

I was on the HCG Diet for a month with not so great results, that's because I didn't follow through with the rest of the recommendations for success. I went straight back to my eating habits before I was done with the diet. BUT, I weighed 165 lbs I'm 20 years old and about 5' 3". While I was on the diet I lost 15 lbs and never in my life felt more confident... I had no bad reactions to the drops, other than trying to do some extreme workout to help burn off some of the extra calories I sneaked into my diet... bad idea, but only for a second, I got dizzy headed and needed to sit down. I was better in just a minute or two. This diet was amazing to me and for me... some diets don't work for people, and if you get off this diet without following the protocol, your body is going to hang onto any kind of fat it can store so it doesn't go into shock again then makes it harder to lose the weight gained back. I'm hoping that the next time around I can keep to my success and keep the weight off... WISH ME LUCK!
--h

posted Sep 8th, 2010 12:44 am


Tim

JP, It's best not to run while on hCG. I tried a very slow jog 3 days during my first week and it exhausted me. Best to do only walking; at just a stroll-pace. If you work muscles while on the hCG diet they will retain water. Ever gone on a long run and found you lose no weight for the next several days? I have.

I am on Day 18 and have lost 21.3 lbs. Very pleased with hCG diet - feeling better every day...

posted Sep 7th, 2010 4:10 pm


JP

Ok, Im on Day 4 of doing the HCG drops. I have followed the diet plan to the T and Im starving! I have no energy to even run my usual 4 mile AM run. I want to hang in there. Is this normal to feel this way on day 4? I just want t o know that this is all worth t!

posted Sep 7th, 2010 11:31 am


WILDROSE

You know, everyone is different in how they react to any given process. Some will thrive on hCG others will not. Not being successful does not equate to the product being a failure.

For Jane with headaches etc., I wonder where you obtained your product? Are you using homeopatic drops or injections? Have you asked others about their experience who have purchased their product from the same source? I ask because I know people who have tried other sources and had poor results AFTER purchasing from a reliable source. They were hoping to save a few bucks so took a chance. Even though they purchased from a pharmacy, the product was not the same!

I know that if you are following the protocol correctly you should not experience hunger. The first few days you are purging the sugars, etc. from your diet and your body so a headache or some fatigue would be expected.

It is true, if you only consumed 500 calories a day you would lose some weight. The HCG is what helps you tolerate that low cal plan and what helps to initiate the fat burn!

I hope those who are having problems will consider doing a little more research and to a little soul searching as this is a plan that takes some serious commitment!

posted Sep 6th, 2010 11:10 pm


Tony

I don??t like that people can talk about this like it doesn??t work. Ok so you say that there is no scientific proof that it works. But there is no scientific proof that says it doesn??t work either. I am doing a study on myself. I am taking the injections lifting weights, running a small business while losing fat AND gaining muscle definition. I am on day 10 and have lost 14lbs. I am now 214 pounds at 6??1. (And very muscular) When I get down to 195lbs I will be at about 8% body fat. I am also using the Ketone strips that show that I have large amounts of fat passing through my urine.

Fasting is good for the body anyway. This to me is a fast that makes me lose weight faster than normal

posted Sep 6th, 2010 5:14 pm


Brittany

I have been on this diet for about a week and I feel fine. The first day was hard because my body was used to eating whenever it wanted and it usually wasnt healthy food. But after that first day I was fine. I didnt get any of those symptoms and I have lost 8 pounds in 1 week. Nothing else has worked for me and this is the first thing that has. I personally think its a great program and obviously its not going to work for everyone because everyone is different. Everyone reacts differently to everything as well. Thats why we dont have just one weight loss program in the world. I am very happy with this product and think its ridiculous that everyone has been putting it down without any real studies being done

posted Sep 6th, 2010 2:16 pm


niceness

Hi guys, I thought i did alot of research and went to a clinic to get my hcg, they gave me some books to read and start, I had to teach myself what to eat. I payed almost $500 for clinical grade? I guess I am one of the ones who fell into the capitalist component of this fad. I was on this diet for 40 days and only lost 11lbs. I was starving every other day, I called the 24hr coach and spoke with the nurse no results. I was happy i lost the weight but not with the service or the noncommitment of the clinic. When people purchase these things find out what type of eater you are, what triggers you to eat. I will admit I cheated at least twice but i did by increasing my protein out of hunger, i drank 64oz a day and still craved. I've done low carb before and was never this hungry, i was obssesed about my weight loss and always angry/depressed. I ambivalent about this diet and wanted to give it one more try but not at another $500 expense. I really feel the VLCD is the weight loss not the shot, the shot just controls how much you eat. Honestly on my last day, I was upset and went to a buffet and at 3 times, now I was on the shot for 39 days why was I still hungry?? If anyone or a physician can help me i would appreciate as to know what went wrong. I found myself telling the clinic what would help me then did it my way to lose weight.

posted Sep 6th, 2010 1:36 pm


Jane

I have been on this diet for 28 days. I have headaches, no energy, starving all the time, afraid to eat because I read how ppl lose 10 lbs in a week. I have lost only 17 lbs. This sucks big. I am about to give up. Yes my clothing is fitting looser but only eating 500 calories a day would do that to anyone!!! If something doesn't happen soon I am giving up. Oh and I will be going to the doctor come tuesday to have blood work done and here's a bonus - my ovaries feel like they are dancing a salsa

posted Sep 5th, 2010 10:48 pm


Diana

People who think that there is no cure are out to make money like yourself. Getting paid to tell people what to eat an not to eat of course you dont like HCG we dont need you! I have research this fully before taking HCG. I have no fear in the side affects. I am taking it with no ill effect but great results. Go if I may say get another line of work. I was in sales and any good sales person worth there salt does not need to berate the others product to close a deal unless they dont know what they are doing.

posted Sep 5th, 2010 1:33 am


Anonymous

Wow where to start? I mean really? Here is the big kept secret of losing weight..... Wait for it (no pun intended)...... energy in vs. energy out! You are all victims of capitalism; someone wanting to make money off of something as personal as self image.

I do not buy when I read some of these blogs and some claim it increases their "health" and they do it for "health". Listen to yourselves, your injecting hormones into your body and putting yourselves at risk with an extremely low calorie count. Your no better then those muscle bound Neanderthals that inject steroids for muscle gain. Let??s do the math. One pound of fat is equivalent to 3500 calories. If you are only limiting yourself to 500 calories a day, that is where your weight loss is coming from. Also a minor note, half of the weight you lose is muscle mass. Guess what that means, you know that metabolism you hear about, that??s what that is. You??re putting yourself in worse shape by allowing your body even less calories to survive, thus you have to eat less in order to maintain or lose weight. The fact that people change your lifestyle and diet in general are the true loss factors here.

My advice is move more. Find hobbies that force you to be active and that you enjoy. Believe in yourself; quit being lazy and quit using excuses. Food is not our enemy. Being a sloth and having no self control is. Believe me when I say that I am not being judgmental here. I myself a decade ago would have probably tried it. The lack of knowledge would have been my downfall. Through nutrition, being active, and believing in myself helped me lose almost 90 lbs. I have dedicated my life to health.

As for no side effects, that is a hard one to swallow. Someone very dear to me was put in the hospital because of this diet. Don't mess with something you do not understand, that is foolish. Unless recommended by your Doctor as a last resort, I would not stay clear from it.

posted Sep 4th, 2010 8:43 pm


kblt

I beg to differ with Dr. Snyder. I think there is a conflict of interest here. At a minimum, Dr. Snyder has not done his research on the HCG diet. I just finished my first course using IM injections, and I lost 27 lbs. with 40 injections. (I was approximately 50 lbs. overweight.) It is important to note, while this was quick, it was no quick fix. It is not easy. It requires a commitment, and yes, willpower. You have to follow the protocol, and I would suggest the original protocol by Dr. Simeon (the doctor who developed this diet). I agree, on the face this diet seems unhealthy. After all, it sounds like the opposite of everything we're taught regarding healthy dieting. If you read Dr. Simeon's protocol, you will gain insight as to why it is indeed healthy...a lot healthier than lugging around extra weight. I have to tell you, I am 47 years old. I have hypothyroidism and too many food allergies to list. I have other health problems as well. These problems made it easy to gain weight and seemingly impossible to lose. I am not lazy. In fact, I would say I enjoy exercise. I have tried many diets, only to be disappointed. I only tried the ones I believed to be healthy. I stuck to them like glue, and I exercised like mad. Sure, I might lose 5 pounds in the beginning, but ultimately I did all that work only to maintain. I didn't give up though. I kept dieting and exercising, because I truly believed that had I given up I would've been on my way to 300 pounds. On a 5'3" frame, that's not good. As a matter of fact, the extra 50 pounds I was carrying around was beginning to take its toll. I was staring hypertension and diabetes in the face, and I didn't like what I saw. My mom struggled with many of the same issues earlier in life. Now she is legally blind and on dialysis. I want a better hand than what she was dealt. That is why I did the research myself, so that I could make an informed decision. For me, the benefits far outweighed the risks. For people like me, who have tried everything and nothing works, people like Dr. Snyder are a wee bit infuriating. I think he is doing a disservice to many people. Remember the Hippocratic Oath?

posted Sep 4th, 2010 3:46 pm


susan

I, too, had great weight loss success on the diet. I lost 60 lbs in 21/2 months. Looked and felt great. When I stopped the diet, I gained a few pounds but felt healthy once again. I began the diet the end of January and stopped it the end of March. I did a month of the HCG in November because my daughter was getting married on New Years and I wanted to drop a few more pounds. I went to an internal medicine doctor who monitored my diet and was in fact doing the diet himself. Well, I spent Christmas in the hospital having emergency gallbladder surgery! Not a pleasant experience since it was enlarged and full of stones. When I called my diet doctor, he said it was a known side effect and I had signed a paper at his office stating this. Apparently rapid weight loss can cause this condition. Just be aware.

posted Sep 4th, 2010 1:39 pm


CBV

I'm now on day 24 of phase 2 - 17 lbs gone. I'm female 5'9" 172 lbs, 48 yrs young. It gets easier every day. My go-to cooking tool is Braggs liquid amino's. Get it at health food stores. It tastes like a cross between au jus and soy sauce. I use it with garlic and fresh herbs (thyme is best) for marinade or salad dressing. I would highly recommend the 40 day plan as this diet is like running a marathon - I've hit my high. I'm not hungry, I'm full of energy and the weight is falling off!

posted Sep 4th, 2010 12:12 am


Ray

My Wife age 26 lost 37 lbs in 40 days useing the HCG drops, She tried my other diets with little or no sucess, The only side effects she has had is HER clothes just what to fall off :) JUST WAY TOO BIG for HER THANKS TO HCG DROPS!!!!

posted Sep 3rd, 2010 9:34 pm


"Q"

Here, I take the time to write.. and be a little fun hearted and silly for the entertainment which dieting could use.. and this web sight edits my entry so its totally chopped in half and has no ending - its gone. What about the "UM" who used the F word and something about drugs - obviously on them and was a useless crackpot entry - UNSCREENED! EDITED! CENSORED!! Why don't you go to the library and burn some books! I'm going to start my own blog now. Thanks for the inspiration. By the way, what I said, at least was funny and fun that you cut out. I checked the box for your newsletter - I never do that. This is the first blog I've ever written to. I WAS going to make weekly contributions. What Mr. UM said was obviously better in your point of view. What's that say about the rest of your sight besides the blog portion where people are just reaching out and looking for answers and friendship. -"Q" PS You won't print this either, will you. If you had any guts you'd make it write. I even abridged my few curse words with blank spaces. There was nothing to censor.

posted Sep 3rd, 2010 4:36 pm


Allison

I am 5'6. I weighed 115 lbs before starting HCG. I did HCG to help me loose fat in problem areas. I had very little energy while on HCG. I lost 10 lbs in 7 days. I stopped the HCG happy with my results. In less than two months after quiting I weigh 130 lbs. I can't fit in most of my clothes. When I went off the diet I ate all organic healthy foods. I've been going to the gym 6 days a week for an hour at a time. This weight won't seem to come off. Although I had a bad experience with HCG, I have many friends and family who have had great results from it. I know it works on many people. I

posted Sep 3rd, 2010 4:14 pm


"Q"

THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING BLEND OF COMMENTS - BUT, VERY TELLING: THE QUESTION ON EVERYONE??S LIPS? ??WHY THE HGC DIET?? Is it too good to be true, bad for your gonads or liver or something, OR WHAT? I am on the HCG diet - drops. I have long experience managing my diet with focus on lots of aspect of health management such as weight loss, muscle gain (during weight lifting and for other strenuous sports), for overall natural intake for best possible health, etc..

And, I know what my body feels like with all sorts of adjustments in intake, from sugar, oils/fats of different kinds, to just carbs, just proteins, the Carb Addicts one-two punch style diet (good diet), fasting... (good to do too for a day or so once every couple of weeks) (not on this diet, however), to cold press juicing of all fruits and veggies on a daily basis in supplement to regular intake diet of raw and lightly steamed/grilled foods - best regular, natural everyday diet I'm always on.

My overweight comes from my juices! Too much (it??s so fun and good, it??s hard not to have too much - not that it??s bad for you, you??ll just store it as fat if you drink too much - like anything else) AND, I will often eat too late in the evening, ie., too soon before bed, is the main problem - and is for a lot of people - even those on good normal daily diets. So, given two adjustments that would make my normal daily diet keep me at an ideal weight, WHY THE HGC DIET?

The thing is, it takes a long time to loose weight the fundamental way! The way that you WOULD lose and remain balanced.. if eating proper portions of natural foods at proper times... BUT, that.. takes too much time! AND, it takes even longer as you get older! Before I was 30, I could loose 20 pounds in two or three months just getting more serious and tightening up on my regular daily diet. After 40... it could take a bleeding YEAR to loose 20 pounds that way.

OK, SEE!!! Here I am.. ??Mister Natural?, and even I can have weak moments too! I wasn??t always.. so pure.. like Lancelot, only with food. I grew up eating Swanson chicken pies! Now I want a Swanson chicken pie! Can someone send me a.... See how we dieters can fall off the wagon! WE NEED A FAST DIET! I??ll pay shipping on a pie! There??s probably a discount for two or more!)

SO, NOW, I??ll get back to the HCG diet: I don??t want to wait a year. I loose focus too easy - even thought I can be a hard core tough dieter! More than most - when I saw Rocky in 1976, I was downing those raw eggs the next morning and running up the street for years after that! I got Salmonella six times, but I was SKINNY! O.K.. All those things you just read in this blog about this diet are TELLING of it??s success and failure rate.

Most succeed, and the ones that don??t probably haven??t managed it right, or haven??t actually performed the diet personally and don??t understand the entire procedure accurately. There are also, so many people who are close to being diabetics and don??t know it, that the sudden reduction in intake is causing low sugar symptoms, and they think the diet is the problem. I like this ??diet, diet? very much so far. And I??m going to return here about once a week or so to comment on my progress and experience. In the mean time... Here??s what I know... OR, AT LEAST, IT??S WHAT I THINK:

THE TRUTH IS, EVERYONE READING THIS BLOG IS DOING SO BECAUSE THEY??RE WONDERING IF THE DIET WORKS OR IF IT??S GOING TO KILL THEM!! JUST WHAT IS THAT IN THOSE BOTTLES? DON??T THEY DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT IN MEXICO FOR SOME WIERD AILMENT?? WELL, I??M ON IT NOW FOR TWO WEEKS, AND I HAVEN??T DIED YET! AND, I??M NOT HUNGRY! YOU SHOULDN??T BE IF YOU DO IT RIGHT!!

YOU MAY HAVE THE HABIT TO WANT TO EAT, BUT, YOU WON??T BE HUNGRY LIKE NORMAL! THAT??S VERY NICE WHILE DIETING! YES, I??VE ALREADY LOST WEIGHT! NO, IT??S NOT WATER WEIGHT!

posted Sep 3rd, 2010 12:22 am


Cheryle

I am on day 5 of the HCG diet. I do agree the first few days are pretty tough. Don't watch the cooking channel....bad idea. I seriously was talking to myself that no one would know if I jumped in my car and went thru the drive through window at J in the Box. However I seem to be having a slow start. I've only lost about 1.2 pounds per day. I kind of expected more, but I haven't been excercising so I am sure it would be more if I did. The diet is truly not that bad. There's reasonable flexibility atleast compared to the diet I was on the Ultrafit Diet with a 1000 calorie diet where you eat 2 whole wheat toast per day, an apple, an orange, baked potato with no butter or sour cream or any of the usual goodies. Then cereal for dinner. Same thing every day for 30 days! Horrible. Oh, and lest not forget the 36 predigested amino pills I had to take per day. I did loose 10 pounds but with the lack of variety it was just too brutal. I have had the doc increase the HCG dose from 1.50 to 1.80 and expect to see much more rapid results. I am thrilled so far. The key people....there is no magic wand, it does take work and you MUST make a lifestyle change. Going back to eating the old ways will always make you gain the weight back, but this is a great jumpstart to helping you stay motivated.

posted Sep 2nd, 2010 4:40 pm


Sarah

After trying everything else, I lost 14 pounds on the hcg diet. I'm 56 and am back to my high school weight. I have kept it off very successfully. Anyone who criticizes this diet, hasn't tried it. It's far from dangerous, too. My health has improved in many ways.

posted Sep 2nd, 2010 7:16 am


Joe

Read up on it. You only eat 500 calories because your body is burning up 2000 calories from fat for the rest of it. The hormone simply says "go get that fat' and it does. There is a first and third phase that you must also complete in order for the whole program to work.

posted Sep 1st, 2010 8:34 pm


Wildrose

For all of you who keep saying you haven't heard from people one or two years after the diet, you must not be reading all of the reviews here. There are not a lot, but there are several folks who have responded and with positive comments!

Well, I have 9 more days to go until I can resume the protocol and drops and I can hardly wait! I think I had more energy when on the diet and taking the drops! I have had a little trouble with this phase of the program and even gained 4 lbs but I am not going to allow that to continue! If nothing else comes from this experience I have learned that you must seriously change your eating habits in order to maintain once you have lost. Yes, we have heard it for years but it never really hit home the way this has.

People who see me now are amazed at how inch lose I have had and that I look so well and healthy. No muscle loss, no excess loose skin that wasn't already happening.

I too am curious about the injections and if they are indeed more effective than the drops. I had such good results with the drops (homeopathic formula) and if the injections are significantly more effective I may want to give that a try this time around

posted Aug 31st, 2010 5:36 pm


Alyssa

I'm 5'3 and started off at 142 on the HCG diet.... lost 14 lbs in 2 weeks (14 days).

This diet makes you aware of what your eating and why you were gaining weight and why you were over-weight in the first place. I relapsed once and i felt like crap... honestly!
It wasnt worth it.

I WILL ADMITT... the first 4 days of this diet was the hardest to obtain.. because you are hungry still even with the drops.... after the 3-4day period its gone. It's all down hill from there.... coffee and tea is also a hungry stimulant... so that really helps give you a boost of energy and not be as hungry through out the day. Sometimes you can get hungry even when you take the drops through-out the day but realize you haven't ate all day (your 500-800 cal intake)... is why you were a lil hungry in the first place. lol It's a great diet....

Gotta learn to stay away from people who arent supporting you into it and peer pressure. After you lose 10lbs the first week (or more).. other food won't even matter to you because you feel great.

My mother has also taken this diet and lost 45 lbs in 6 weeks. BOO YA!

posted Aug 31st, 2010 8:45 am


andy

HCG diet is becoming popular day by day, so many foums and blogs we can find discussions going on about HCG plans, diets, recepies etc. I think this HCG is quite successful in getting so many many all over the globe. During my nalaysis to these blogs and forum i found people are talking about a pharmacy from India www.alldaychemist.com so i think they might be good, as such many pharmacy are there selling HCG, better to find a best.

posted Aug 31st, 2010 6:24 am


Marathon Mom

Does anyone know a good reliable source for HCG (the hormone, not homeopathic). I did the homeopathic HCG treatment and was pleased with the results (17 lbs. loss), but would like to do the 2nd round with the HCG hormone. I would prefer to know exactly where it's coming from.

posted Aug 30th, 2010 2:25 pm


Pathway Genomics

You people who have done this: what do you weigh a year later, two years later? Statistics show that over 90% of people who lose weight rapidly have gained all of their weight back OR MORE after a year.


posted Aug 30th, 2010 6:09 am


Tim

I'm a physician and read about the diet and thought it was bogus based upon my knowledge of HCG. One of my employees did the diet and lost a lot of weight. A patient of mine had the same results. I gave it a try and after my gorge I was 238#. 3 weeks later I was 212#. I went off the diet, ate more healthy, and worked out for 6 weeks. I was able to maintain at 210-212. I did a second round and am down to 190 which is about right for my height and build. Needless to say I now am a believer in this diet. 500 calories is still not healthy. On both rounds I began to plateau at 2 to 3 weeks so I think that some people my get tolerant and have to break it up into 2 phases rather than go a whole 40 days. I was willing to take the short term risk of an unhealthy diet for two 3 week periods rather than lug around 50 extra pounds for years. Physicians don't know everything!

posted Aug 28th, 2010 9:52 pm


Sarah

Many women go undiagnosed with PCOS. This disease will make you gain that stubborn belly fat. It is always a good idea to see a doctor and make sure this is not the root of your weight problem. I was diagnosed and have not lost a pound a day, although it sounds awesome, but have lost 10 pounds in 2 months.

posted Aug 28th, 2010 1:16 pm


LindaD

What I'm not seeing here, or anywhere on the Internet consistently, is long term data. You people who have done this: what do you weigh a year later, two years later? Statistics show that over 90% of people who lose weight rapidly have gained all of their weight back OR MORE after a year. I believe this diet works very well in the short term, but that's not what's important to overall health. I'd love to hear from some of you.

posted Aug 28th, 2010 1:26 am


terric

I have just finished my 3rd round of HCG injections and I have lost 50 pounds. My daughter has also lost 55 pounds. The 2nd round I found to be the most difficult. I waited almost 8 weeks before I started the 3rd round. I just think the more time in between rounds the better. think your body becomes used to it and it doesnt work as well. We went to a doctor in town who also does this diet., I just feel like the injections are the way to go and you know what you are getting and are under medical care.

posted Aug 27th, 2010 7:15 pm


sarah

I am a nurse practitioner and have found many of my clients on the diet with a great deal of success. If you are looking for a program to help facilitate this diet try "New Beginnings Weight Loss." Most of the clinics are in Florida and California, but with only a short duration for each weight loss cycle they have a "fly-in" program to accommodate.

posted Aug 27th, 2010 1:35 pm


michelle

I just started the diet today and I'm very excited. My friend has lost 53 pound in about 2 months.

posted Aug 27th, 2010 11:39 am


um..

FYI smoking meth doesnt make you lose weight.. its shooting it up that makes you lose the weight fast fuckterd..

posted Aug 26th, 2010 9:56 pm


KJ

I am 60 years old and on day 19 of the diet and am down 13 pounds. I had a day of nausea and my naturopath said that I needed to support my liver. I believe that it was the black coffee on an empty stomach that was stressing my liver. I have done juice and water fasts in the past so I know that this is NOT fasting. 10xs easier and I can feel that I am not burning muscle because I know what that feels like. Still one must stay very focused and it takes a big committment to do it. I did not have to work and unlike others I can not move about normally with full energy as others report below. Had a stubborn plateau in week 2 but persisted and lost finally again. Am taking shots daily and being supervised by a naturopath. Shots are about $4 day and come from a compounding pharmacy in California, one that my naturopath believes provides consistent quality. I would never say for me that this diet is easy, but certainly is EFFECTIVE.

posted Aug 26th, 2010 12:17 pm


fatty

Can anyone tell me where to find a DR. administering the HCG diet. I am on Syntroid and have been told I need to be watched by a DR. to go on the diet..PLEASE help

posted Aug 26th, 2010 9:51 am


Heidi

My fiance and I did the diet for 40 days and LOVED it! From the research I've done, most of what Dr. Snyder is saying is simply not true. Because he sells the full bar and his own diet, it is in his best interest to caution people, because of course, he would like everyone to use his method instead.

I've gone on low calorie diets in the past, like 1400 calories, and I felt horrible on them and the weight loss was super slow.

On the HCG diet, by the third week I felt great! I was getting up at 6am every morning to run 3 miles and I was working 12-14 hour days. I had tons of energy.

Working out is sooooo much easier when you are lighter. As soon as we each had lost 15 pounds we actually enjoyed working out.

We found that it is easier to work out AFTER you lose weight. But most weight loss plans require you to workout TO lose weight.

On most plans it will take you 3-4 months to lose 30 pounds. It's a long grueling process.

Over 40 days I lost 28 pounds and my fiance lost 32. He killed his addition to carbs and sugar.

On the 21 day phase program we each lost another 5 pounds. We're now off the phase program and maintaining by following the South Beach Diet plan and working out.

Neither of us have felt this good in years. We have recommended this plan to our friends and family. My step-mom lost 28 pounds and feels great, my hair dresser is on it and loves it, and I have several friends that are doing it or just finished it and they all got great results and were very happy with it.

It is important that you do the REAL HCG (by prescription), NOT the Homeopathic one. I know several people that did the homeopathic one and did not have good results.

Go with the real stuff and I think you'll be really happy you did.

posted Aug 25th, 2010 10:56 am


CBV

I'm on day 14 and down 11 lbs. I've had on and off mild hunger, but have realized it's more mental than actual hunger - something this diet is really teaching me. When food is not the center of your life you realize why you are eating! Boredom, stress, anxiety.... I have no desire to cheat because it's working! I'm doing this under the guidance of my Naturopath with injections as she say's the drops cannot accurately control the dose of HCG that gets into your bloodstream. 40 day treatment with unlimited office visits is $300. Which quite honestly I've saved by not going out to eat! I'm sold on this! I hope to lose 30 lbs this round, then go back in January for a 21 day course.

posted Aug 24th, 2010 5:00 pm


DJ

I've been using it for 8 days (including load days)
I have gone from 212 to 196 pounds. I bought my drops from GNC. They were not cheap, but I was willing to pay more from a legitimate retailer rather than take a chance online. I don't have hunger pains, and when I walk through the grocery store I no longer have a desire to load up my cart with carb filled fattening foods.

I have tried EVERY single diet out there. But this one does not give me the shakes nor does it give me a SEVERE headache. I wake up with energy, work the 500 cal regimen, and drink over a gallon of purified water a day. My body is tighter and my muscle structure is still here. Even better, my old jeans are falling off of me.

So I guess it is going to cost me a lot of money when I have to purchase smaller clothes... Darn :)

Most people who tell horror stories about this product's so called side effects have obviously never experienced HCG or they did something to throw off the program.

posted Aug 24th, 2010 3:48 pm


Marie

Was on the HCG diet for 7 days. I lost 10lbs stuck to the diet and was feeling great. On day 7 in the afternoon I started seeing spots in my eyes and feeling like I was getting sick. By 10:30 at night I was in the ER with Ketoacidosis and severe dehydration. I thought that there was no way I could be dehydrated as I was drinking up to 150oz of water and green tea a day. I couldn't think straight, I lost my vision , My muscles cramped up, my limbs were numb my head was pounding I was throwing up and had diareaha and I honestly thought I might die. Please Please Please check with your Dr to see if this diet will work for you! I am not a diabetic either. I know ketoacidosis is common in diabetics but not in my case. The DR said she wasn't a fan of the HCG diet as she's seeing more and more of the ketoacidosis weekly. You are essentially starving your body. For 2 days after my face was so swollen that you couldn't see my eyes. I will never ever use this as my means of weight loss again!

posted Aug 24th, 2010 1:11 pm


Dawn

I'm going to be starting my second round of hcg drops on Monday... My question is this. ... Do I start out Gorging for the first two days just like I did during the first round? Thanks!!

posted Aug 24th, 2010 12:40 pm


kris

Ok I am on day 14 and I think this is probably the hardest thing I have ever done. The first 3 real days after the 2 load days I was sick, sweating, nausea, very impatient, headache, etc.. after the 4th day some of it stopped, but I feel like I am starving everyday. I am horribly crabby, my boyfriend says I need to stop before I kill someone! I have lost 9 lbs, but gained 1 back because I ate some cheese. Anyone else getting like this? I seriously cry everyday, my stomach is so loud with noises people can hear it!

posted Aug 23rd, 2010 5:48 pm


Carol

I guess every classroom has a bottom half, even in medical schools. Dr. Snyder obviously has no personal experience with hcg or he wouldn't have made some of the comments he did. 500 calories of nutrition can vary dramatically depending on what you eat (think of 500 calories worth of potato chips vs. 500 calories worth of asparagus).

I can only say, that I was on the hcg diet for 40 days, lost 25 pounds, and I ate far more nutritiously than I did before. I had two adequate servings of meat per day, about 3-5 cups of delicious veggies, 2 whole fruits, and whole grain crackers. And the "doctor" is complaining?! The hcg takes away hunger pangs after about a week (different for everyone; some don't get hungry at all). You drink lots of pure water and tea which helps eliminate toxins.

I plan to do this again later in the fall. But I've kept the weight off, because I learned to distinguish good calories from bad ones. It lowered my blood pressure, burned fat from around my middle, and I no longer have those aches when I get up after sitting for a while.

How can anyone complain about all of that? ;-)

posted Aug 23rd, 2010 4:56 pm


happy in ky

I think Mr. Fullbar is just trying to sell more of his own product. Weightloss is something I have struggled with my entire life and feel very fortunate to have discovered hcg. I lost 26 pounds on my first round and have just started my second without weight gain in between. I experienced none of the side effects that he said would happen. Please check with your doctor before trying this, but I have tried many diet plans and have experienced the most success with hcg.

posted Aug 22nd, 2010 8:22 pm



Wildrose

The most important step after consulting your health care provider is to purchase your product from a source you trust, not an internet ad! I honestly believe that a lot of the problems people experience (ie: hunger, continuing headaches, fatigue and in some cases much worse symptoms) may be the result of purchasing an inferior product. Go local, find a health food store with a good reputation within your community to buy a product they will stand behind! My local proprietor used the product so he knows first hand about the results you can expect as well as side effects. A mild headache for a couple of days can be expected, especially if you have previously been consuming a lot of sugar. It is kind of a withdrawal that I have experienced with other diets as your body adjusts to the new routine.

Some people just won't tolerate hCG as well as others. That is a normal expectation with any diet, medication or treatment plan.

Sunshine Natural Food & Vitamin in Grants Pass, Oregon is where I buy my product. Google them for the web address or contact me.

posted Aug 21st, 2010 4:24 pm


Monica

I must say, it's working. It has been a real mind over matter thing for me. I am periodically hungry, but the further I'm into this "diet" the more disciplined I've become. I've been on it for about 2 weeks & have lost 13 lbs. I have 17 more to go & don't plan on stopping yet. I am monitored by my doctor bi-weekly. The only times I feel weak or irritable is when I can't get to any food. I just make sure I am always home for lunch, dinner, etc. I have a major hormonal imbalance & it finally seems like my body is trying to regulate itself. Yeah. Another thing is, the diet is temporary. After the 21-40 days, you can begin eating sensibly, portion control, working out, things of that nature. Good luck. Definitely don't do it without a physician to supervise you.

posted Aug 21st, 2010 3:36 pm


Sherie

I have been on Hcg injections for 30 days and have lost 20 pounds. I have not been hungry one single day and for an obese person who is always obsessed with food I cant tell you what a blessing it is to no longer have any cravings at all. I have agreed to an 8 week protocol and am doing so well I will continue for another 4 weeks after. Sometimes I dont even eat all 500 calories in a day. Anyone who doesnt believe in this diet hasnt committed to it.

posted Aug 21st, 2010 1:24 pm


WanetaO

From my personal experience there are profound concerns with the protocol of this diet: i.e. a 500 caloric restriction, the "load" days and restricting exercise. All are contraindications to reasonable formulas for weight loss.

Nine days after I started using oral drops, I stopped the 500 calorie diet. My thoughts were consumed with FOOD! I was miserably hungry all the time. With the first dose, the headache started and was relentless. I was lightheaded and just plain miserable. I had lost a whopping seven pounds. The misery wasn't worth the claims of dramatic weight loss.

On the tenth day, I continued the drops but shifted to a diet similar to South Beach's Phase One. Seven days later on that regimen, I still have a mild headache and am not feeling starved, but I have not lost any more weight, nor have I gained any. I am now going to stop the drops and continue with South Beach (back to square one) on which I had lost 32 pounds prior to starting the hCG program.

Another concern I'm harboring is that the efficacy of the homeopathic hCG I am using may have been compromised during shipping. I ordered the product from an online source and when I opened the package, the bottles were so hot I could hardly hold them.

So, from my perspectives there are multiple issues with this weight loss plan that must be weighed (no pun intended) carefully before starting it.

I personally know one person who has had great success with the hCG weight loss regimen. It did not work for me. Will it really work for you?

posted Aug 20th, 2010 1:30 pm


Tomisdumb

Tom (Aug 12),
You think you're sooo educated. I know the rules about burning an extra 3500 calories for every pound you wish to lose. I am absolutely meticulous about counting my calories, but due to my genetics & thyroid disorder losing weight IS NOT that simple. You need to keep your mouth shut when it comes to things you truly do not know about. Not everyone is created equal. It's a little harder for some of us than others. I'm not even an overweight person & your comments irritate me. I'm only on this website because I'm considering additional methods (besides only diet/exercise) in order to lose my baby weight from my 3 month old daughter. If you know God so well, go to church & get it right.

posted Aug 19th, 2010 12:42 pm


Mary

I have really found all of the comments here and everywhere over the web to be very helpful in making my choice on using hcg or not. I am going to give it a try. I do find it really ironic that in all of these posts there are a hand full of people bashing the diet (who usually haven't tried it) but yet they were looking at this page? I don't know how you found this page if you weren't looking for HCG diet information yourself. That's pretty rediculous anyone can call us fools/stupid when they're doing the SAME exact thing. I will post back in a couple of weeks with some good results hopefully. I have a 2 yr old and run my own business with a husband that's a SGT in the Army so if this diet works I will be so excited to not have to waste anymore of my precious time wondering how to lose this extra weight :)

posted Aug 19th, 2010 3:03 am


AllieInWonderland

Can anyone comment on the effectiveness of drops vs injections? And if you buy the injections online, does it include needles? I always thought needles required a doc Rx, even for diabetics. Thanks.

posted Aug 18th, 2010 11:30 pm


TandLMommy28

If you suspect that hormonal issues are why you are not losing weight (which would be the only reason to try a hormone diet), you should be seeing an endocrinologist, not taking unregulated hormone drops. I was dieting and exercising and not losing weight. So I went to a specialist in hormonal issues (an endocrinologist) and found out that my thyroid and insulin levels were off. Now I take a PRESCRIPTION of thyroid hormones and another pill to lower my insulin and guess what? I'M LOSING WEIGHT on a reasonable 1200 calorie diet and moderate exercise. I see my doctor regularly to make sure my health and hormone levels are in check. I can't even fathom putting a hormone like this into your body without a doctor's care. It's gotta be extremely dangerous.

posted Aug 18th, 2010 10:42 pm


Jessica

I have lost 61 lbs. in 11 weeks. This is an average loss of 1.26 lbs per day. I am 31 years old and have been over weight both during my childhood and adult life. I take HCG by injection and also a B-complex vitamin injection daily. I have never felt better, I didn't feel this healthy when I was 18 years old, and my body looks better than when I was a teenager. I have lost no lean body mass, and the weight I have lost has come off the areas that I had the most fat stored. I'll tell you this, just because something isn't approved by the FDA doesn't mean it doesn't work. The FDA approves medications that turn out deadly for many, they are as crooked as our politicians. I've taken prescription diet medications that either do not work or their side effects are so awful I had to stop taking them. This works, and there are no known side effects. I know if it sounds to good to be true then it often is, but this works, after my weight loss several friends and family members went on this diet and had similar results. My husband lost 72 lbs in 11 weeks. If anyone is considering this diet, do it, it works and you will not be disappointed.

posted Aug 18th, 2010 5:01 pm


sabinka05

ccuu where do you purchase your product

posted Aug 16th, 2010 12:50 pm


CCUU

I am 40, workout 4 times per week intensely but eat too much. I have tried weight watchers....and many others like them. I found the HCG a way to snap into healthy choices. I am 5'5" and my starting weight was 152.....6th day weigh-in 142. I feel great and am amazed with how well I feel with quality food choices at exactly the times I really feel hungry. The first few days we hard....but breaking any habit is hard (always thinking about food). I do take a multi-vitamin.

I actually am thinking sharper too and sleeping better at night....probably from removing late night carb snacks....even healthy ones.

Early success is very motivating...it gives me the confidence that I can finish this. I respect anyone who can make the slow and steady work, too, however!!



posted Aug 15th, 2010 9:58 pm


pj

I have the drops and I am going to start them Monday, I like many of you have tried EVERYTHING... I even had lapband surgery this past June and it failed, I had to have it removed.... I am 47 years old and I am ready to not be 60 lbs over wieght... sure am hoping this will work...

posted Aug 15th, 2010 12:59 pm


dieslaughing

This is a total misunderstanding of how the body works. While I can't say much for hCG specifically, I CAN say I am continually surprised by the adamant low-carb & low calorie misinformation that is so commonly published on the internet. Take a biochemistry class before shooting off about things you don't understand. Sports nutrition diets can achieve similar results, EVEN WITHOUT EXCERCISE and they are NOT dangerous for relatively healthy human beings and have shown considerable ADVANTAGES for for those who are not.. It's time to update your information.

posted Aug 14th, 2010 11:53 pm



Wildrose

Velda, I have had lots of energy and felt great on the drops and VLCD. I have never been an over the top fitness person but I did add some exercise without issues. I was not hungry but the diet is kind of boring. Six weeks at a time is sure enough so doing the maintenance for six weeks is a treat!
On the flip side, my daughter complains of being tired and is having a harder time of it. Sometimes I think our mind set has a lot to do with it but the simple fact is that we are all created differently and not all of us will react the same way to anything!

With the homeopathic drops my Dr feels it is a dilute enough formula not to cause me any harm but another of his patients had a reaction to it and got a rash

My supplier is reputable so I know I am not getting some bogus imported product. The weight loss is incredible from an inch loss standard even more so than the pounds and I can see where the fat has vanished!

There are so many people out there with the same story of trying to get fit and reduce with a workout plan that never gives them results they want. Some of the "fitness/health experts" think we are a bunch of liars or lazy lumps. Well, I am not a body builder, not training for a marathon but moderate exercise and a healthy diet did not work for me. This does. I don't have to be like them, I can be like me and lose weight the way it works for me. You can too.
Whatever you do, don't order anything including this product from some unknown provider. Go to a local health food store or pharmacy or a doctor and inquire. Mine comes from a health food store and the owner used the product himself so he could give a valid assessment. They have a website sunshinefoodandvitamin.com There is also a website with information called Miracle Skinny Drops. I don't know about their product line but they post a lot of recipes and helpful hints for hCG.

I will start a regular exercise program to augment my success as I am able, being in my 60's and working full time makes it a little harder for me but I am feeling healthier all the time now!

posted Aug 14th, 2010 1:50 am


Lynn

Very skeptical at first but I'm cracking and I've started the pig fest today. Will keep posted with results and side effects. Need to lose 30lbs after a year of diet and exercise following two pregancies back to back. I love the healthy skinny people comments. There is no possible way of understanding obesity if you have never been obese. And let's spell "lose" correctly please, mass of illiterates. I weigh 160 lbs, I'm not lazy, I eat healthy whole foods (a few diets over the year have been unsuccessful), I jog a few days a week, and I can't budge from there without drastically changing my eating. There are many things to consider: age, metabolism, genetic make-up pregnancy, depression...and then there are of course lazy people who eat hoards of food all the time, but it's not quite that simple. These arrogant people who scream to us lazy, fat people..mind your own damn business. You don't even know what you're talking about.

posted Aug 13th, 2010 8:34 pm


jennifer

I am on day 8 of the diet and I have already lost 10 lbs. I have worked out and eaten healthy for the last year and I could not lose any weigh. I am not saying this will work for everyone, but it is working for me. I do occasionally get hungry, but the minute I eat my meal/snack for that time period my hunger is satisfied. The most surprising thing is that my energy levels have stayed the same. Although this might not work for everyone, I would highly recommend this diet. Oh and just for the record, I am an educated person who has done my own research on this diet. Good luck to everyone in their quest to lose weight and be healthy.

posted Aug 13th, 2010 4:57 pm



Tanya Stewart

lisette.. there will always be a skeptic.. in Everything we do!!! i say TRY IT!! have faith.. do what you feel is right for you!! don't listen to anybody who might make u change ur mind.. it works for me.. it can work for u too!! stay positive!! :)

posted Aug 13th, 2010 3:41 pm



Tanya Stewart

I am on the HCG right now.. I have no hunger pains and I am full of Energy!! I started at 356 lbs and in 6 days I got down to 343 lbs.. I feel great. I am relearning how to eat properly as well as many other things.. I am going to the gym at the same time and working on keeping my muscles healthy but i can not do cardio cause i can't burn more than I take in.. I love this diet!! i would recommend it to anybody!!! the recipes on the website are just wonderful for ANYBODY even ones not on the diet.. I am feeling Great!! I haven't reached for anything i can get my hands on, cause with the HCG pills prescribed by my doctor are supressing my appetite and I am not NOT NOT starving!!! its simple and its a great way if ur not a good eater, to learn how to eat proper and enjoy life at the same time!! i'd do it again in a heartbeat!!!

posted Aug 13th, 2010 3:39 pm


molly1580

I am planning to get pregnant and want to try hcg diet to loose some extra lbs before that.
Is this safe when planning pregnancy? Has anyone become pregnant after trying this diet..?

posted Aug 12th, 2010 11:31 pm


tom

all you people saying you were working out and eating healthy with no results to show simply are stupid, or you werent following the right plan. you lose one pound you have to burn 3500 calories. so youre telling me if your RMR is 2000 calories and you eat 2000 a day and burn 500 a day that youre not gonna lose weight? thats complete bs. either you ate wrong or didnt work hard enough. its simple science, not God's vengeance towards your body.

posted Aug 12th, 2010 7:49 pm


lisette

I have tried everything! I excersise 5 to 6 days per week. at least 45 min cardio & 15 min weights. I vary my classes spinning, pilates ..... I eat 6 small meals, as clean as possible. & have not been able to drop 1lb.!!!! in 2 years Im sooo ready to try this. please anyone positive share

posted Aug 12th, 2010 7:38 pm


velda

I have been on the HCG drops for two weeks now and I feel absolutely awful. I have had a huge drop in my energy levels and mood. I hate not being able to exercise and eat the healthy carbs I've enjoyed. Yesterday I wanted to hike, so I broke the diet and ate TWO meal replacement bars -- one an hour before the hike, as I was feeling too weak to move, and one while I was hiking. I don't think I could have made it without those extra calories and carbs.

That said, I have been on VLCD diets before, averaging 900 calories per day along with running 30 flights of stairs, walking, etc .. and didn't lose anything after months of consistent effort. In fact, when I gave up the intense exercise, I -gained- weight, even though the 900 calories per day thing had become a mindless habit I'd break once or twice per week when I was with friends or family. And for years I went on like that. I got with a nutritionist who scolded me soundly and had me bump up my intake by a few calories at a time until I was maintaining my weight at 2000/cpd (she'd said I should be at 2500 for my body type and typical activity level, but I hadn't reached that point yet), and then I reintroduced hour-long workouts. I did not lose ANY weight.

So the fact that I've dropped 14 pounds in the past two weeks _is_ significant. And it's coming right off my fatty places: my belly, my chin, my thighs.. the muscles in my abs and arms are starting to show through. I absolutely HATE this diet, but I cant deny it's literally reshaping my body. I only have 16 more pounds to go before I'm in the top end of a healthy weight range.

And yet I'm so incredibly miserable, I'm severely tempted to quit. EVERYTHING is _just so hard_ to deal with right now. And I really do have a lot to do.

So I'm considering tinkering with the protocol and adding some healthy carbs into the mix while remaining on the drops, while closely observing my weight, weight, mood, and energy levels (as well as keeping an eye on those ketostix, more out of curiosity than anything; right now I'm at the highest reading.) I don't care if my weight loss slows down or even stops. I do care if I start gaining again, though. So I'm out on the net trying to find out whether anyone else has done the same and what their results were.

posted Aug 12th, 2010 7:32 pm


tdk

Killing yourself, have you tried it? Don't knock it until you have tried it. I lost 32 lbs in 3 weeks and have kept it off. I look better, I feel better and I lost Fat not muscle. It is not a quick and easy path. It is going on a very restrictive diet, BUT the HCG helps with the hunger and it gives you energy. It is a natural hormone in both men and women so it is not dangerous, It can save lives of those who are obese. So enough of the poppycock. Get your facts straight.

posted Aug 12th, 2010 5:16 pm


christina

Has anyone gotten there hcg drops from myhcgsource.com? I'm really wanting to try this, but I want to make sure I'm ordering the right thing. Are they pretty much the same from all related sites?

posted Aug 11th, 2010 11:44 pm


janell

I went on this diet at the end of July. I took it for 8 days and on the morning of the 9th my husband had to call the paramedics because I was having a grand mal seizure. Luckily I was at home in bed and not driving our kids around in the car. I have lost a couple days of memory and have to spend some time with the neurologist and will never take this drug again. NOT WORTH IT!!!!

posted Aug 11th, 2010 10:54 am



Wildrose

People like "yourkillingyourself" make me angry. What an insulting and self important individual you are! You really should take a course in how to address people, maybe Dale Carnegie could do you some good!

I have said before that this diet may not the answer for everybody but it certainly doesn't have the negative effects people like this individual have suggested. There is no muscle loss, there is FAT LOSS! And I certainly can attest to that personally. I can and have gone to the gym and have never had results like I am getting with hCG. The diet doesn't require exercise but it does not forbid it, just not too much weight bearing exercise in the beginning. Walking, jogging, light weights are good! As a matter of fact, I am more flexible and have more energy to work out without that 25 lbs of fat I lost! I sleep well at night, wake up ready to face the day, take the stairs with ease, the difference in my life is remarkable. I really am stronger and more fit with only the lightest workouts. I am 63 years old, I am running circles around friends and family who are younger and weigh considerably less than me. I can hardly wait to get through the rest of my 6 week maintenance so I can start my drops again and lose the remainder of my FAT!
It is not drops forever, nor is it 500 calories forever. But it is life changing and for me that is forever!

posted Aug 8th, 2010 6:05 pm


elm

My blood pressure is once again healthy, my weight is in a range that I can carry my body much more comfortably, thereby, being able to be more active. My old skinny clothes are zipping right up and my ankles are skinny again. My bustline sticks out farther than my belly.

posted Aug 8th, 2010 5:28 pm


kmsenterprise

I have done two rounds of this now and it does work. For the people inquiring about where to purchase drops, I got mine at rebekahspureliving.com for $42.99. They also sell the Weight Loss Cure Guide. I recommend that you get the guuide because it is a great reference throughout the entire thing. It has a food guide that lets you know what you can and can't eat during the 500 calorie phase as well as during the maintenence phase and for the rest of your life.

posted Aug 8th, 2010 12:29 pm


Gary

This protocol works when nothing else will. I lost about 78 pounds 18 months ago. I have NOT gained it back.

It is easy to keep off. There are several others that have done it around me, they have the same results.

posted Aug 7th, 2010 10:58 pm


lumpyjello

I am a user of the HCG and I will tell you that I have had NO symptoms that this Dr. has talked about. I have lost 25 pounds and I feel better than I have in years. The claim that you are so incredibly hungry that it decreases your brain function is ridiculous. I have had clearer thoughts, goals and body functionality than I have in years. The fact that there is a statement about how the 500 calories depletes you of energy and breaks down your muscle is pure falsity. In fact, you find that you have more energy and you do not lose muscle, you lose pure fat. In fact, I have muscles coming out that I haven??t seen in years because of all the fat that was surrounding them.

The FDA doesn't approve a lot things. The FDA also screws up. They approved Fen Fen and look where that got people. What about Tylenol? Yeah, a trusted brand and then it got recalled. So, don??t even start about the FDA. The reason people don't want us to know about this is because they want people to stay fat and depressed so that they can continue spending thousands of dollars on prescription drugs and hospital stays for obesity, diabetes, depression and all the other things that go along with being overweight. Finally, something that works and the "FDA" wants us to not do it. Why? Because they won't make money off of people who choose not to eat fatty, greasy, nasty foods and clog their pores and arteries which in fact then brings them into the doctors offices to spend even more money trying to fix things. They don't want us to use it because it works. The more people that use it and drop the weight and change their actual lifestyle, the less people will be inclined to eat all the crap food that is out there. Its all about money. I find the side effects of being overweight far more dangerous than the headache that this Dr. claims you get while on HCG. Which, by the way I never got. The mentality that has turned America into heavy and unhealthy people is the notion that its convenient to pull up to the drive through window to order another fatty, greasy burger. Its disgusting and scary. Once in a while is no big deal but when its everyday its horrifying.

This is not a 'fad diet'..and you don??t do it forever. Its either 21 days or 45 and then you??re done. Then the real work comes in when you have to stabilize and eat food wisely. You still have to work, and the best thing about HCG is that is almost like God handed you a new body and said ??Here, start from scratch? because you have rid yourself of all the bad stuff you had in it before. It changes your outlook on food. It makes you reach for healthier choices instead of the Snickers. It makes you conscious of what you put in your body and it gives you a second lease on life. When you struggle your whole life and you hear doctors tell you that you need to eat better and exercise, okay, well thats great advice. However, when your body is clogged with sugary, fatty, greasy 'crap', it makes it harder to function. You have to pry the grease off the pan before you are able to fully get it clean. If you have a ton of stored fat and you have an unhealthy lifestyle, then that advice doesn??t work. You burn the midnight oil. It does nothing. But, when you rid your body of all the toxins and THEN you begin a regimen that is eating those 6 times a day, working out and cutting out the fatty foods to moderate levels, yeah, it works. And, you don??t just inject the hormone and go on your merry way. If you are going to paint a picture, paint it accurately.

Our body is like an automobile; the more crap you put into it and the less you take care of it, the more poorly it will run. Cars can function quite well for a long time when they are taken care of. You can be in your 60's and be healthy with a good body, or you can be in your 60's and look and feel horribly because you treat your body badly. I find it very hard to believe that a doctor would allow a woman to take HCG where she would have a live human being in her body. If it is safe to give to a woman who is looking to grow another life inside of her, why is it not safe to take as an individual who only has one mouth to feed? Its bogus. Its all about money. Next, they??ll tell us that being ??fat? is the new ??thin?..so that we can spend more money?and you can rest assured this is one blogger that won??t fall for it hook, line and sinker.

posted Aug 7th, 2010 8:33 pm


youarekillingyourself

You people supporting this diet are flat out INSANE. You're throwing your body into an anorexic state and shooting up drugs! Of course NOT EATING means you won't gain weight. Hey, I've heard smoking meth will make you loose weight too. Are you going to run out at try that? I'd refer you to a basic biochemistry textbook on the real metabolic effects of HCG but I'm assuming by the intelligence level of the replies that half of you already fried your brains beyond repair in the 80s. It's a good thing your heart will give out soon from your desperate eating habits because the thought of you procreating is scary. Have fun starving yourself and injecting something into your body that not even A-Rod would touch anymore.

posted Aug 7th, 2010 10:12 am


diets4me

Wildrose, I have emailed you so discuss where you purchase your drops and other questions. I am so afraid that I will not buy the real stuff. Please email me. Thanks

posted Aug 6th, 2010 7:36 pm


marie bailey

I have been on the diet for some time, plus I worked for the doctor. This diet works, if u follow is pproperky....

posted Aug 6th, 2010 1:29 pm


Jennifer

I'm starting my diet tomorrow. I'm heard so many good things. My friends have lost a lot of weight. I'm excited to start.

posted Aug 5th, 2010 7:00 pm


mason590

I have been taking the HCG drops (bought at GNC $90) for a week now. I have dropped at least a pound a day and have no side effects. I work out at least 3 times a week and run about the same. I try and follow the diet but don't beat myself up if I go 600 calories one day. I have seen a half dozen coworkers do this same diet before I tried it and they look AMAZING now. I feel bad for those who discourage using this. If done properly, you can see amazing things happen and if you make life changes in how you eat and exercise, you will continue with the changes once you stop the drops. Good luck to all of you who use it! It has been great for me so far!

posted Aug 5th, 2010 6:07 pm


dorothy37

There is nothing wrong with this diet. I lost 25lbs and did not have any of the symptoms listed in the article. I have been off the diet for over a month and have not gained any of the weight back. And you CAN exercise while on this diet. Don't knock it till you've tried it.

posted Aug 5th, 2010 4:13 pm


Morgan

500-calories per day its a starvation diet!

no wonder why you cant go to the gym! you have no energy!

posted Aug 5th, 2010 11:33 am


mtnbikrio

I have 5 days left of phase 2 and have lost 12 lbs and 14 inches. Prior to starting the HCG protocol, I was working with a personal trainer 3x a week, doing cardio everyday and eating an 1100 calorie diet. After months of no changes, no weight lose, no inches lost, nada....I found thisprogram and I am thrilled.

I find it hard to believe that the nay-sayer are fixating on the 500 calories a day and not looking at the science behind why this is NOT a starvation diet. My body is getting more calories by burning fat then when I was eating 1100 a day.

My goal was only to lose 26lbs. I won't completely make it this round but I feel and looks so much better that I'm thrilled. When I'm ready to do it again, I'm sure I'll take off the rest.

posted Aug 5th, 2010 10:01 am


SARAH

I started the hcg injections 2 weeks ago tomorrow. So far I've lost 12 lbs, which is pretty amazing for me in this amt of time with no excercise. I'm not a believer in "fad diets". However, this one is working for me and I've had no negative side effects. I'm doing this with doctor's supervision. I weigh in at the office once a week and have the nurse check all my vitals. I would like to know the best website to buy the drops because they are much cheaper. Any suggestions?

posted Aug 4th, 2010 11:21 am


NEWBEE

Update: I have been on this HCG diet for exactly 6 days now and have lost 11.2 pounds. I feel soo good and have already dropped a pant size. I have not strayed from the original 500 calorie diet plan even one time. The only problem I am having is that my mouth seems soo dry all the time. Gonna try to up my water/unsweet tea intake over the next few days to see if that solves the problem. :)

posted Aug 4th, 2010 8:07 am



Wildrose

Rosemary, I will try posting the link to the website of the store where I buy my drops but I have found in the past that web links don't appear in my posts on this blog so if you don't see it just send me a message from the link at the bottom of my post. That goes directly to my email and I can respond to you there. Here is the link
The drops worked well for me and for many others I know. That is how I got introduced to it, through friends and collegues who had tried it. Plus the owner of the store where I buy it used the drops and I trust him to provide quality products.

posted Aug 4th, 2010 12:19 am


Rosemary

This is a question for wildrose i would like to know where you purchase your drops from you are posting here with great frequency and you really seem to know your stuff ... i am 23 years old ( well i will be soon ! tomorow is my birthday !! ) and i really want to start these drops soon my current weight is 238.0 i just cant do this to myself any longer i want to buy the drops but i want to make sure i am recieving a proper product where do you buy yours? and also is the homeopathic drops just as good? thank you !

posted Aug 3rd, 2010 5:04 pm


Angie

I would just like to say that I am a 29 year old mother of two and have been trying to lose weight for years since our last child was born. I have had a personal trianer, cut out all sweets, etc. NOTHING worked. A friend of mine had tried the HCG "diet" and it worked for her so I decided to try it. I lost 30 pounds. I have been off the diet for over 2 months now and haven't gained any weight back. I eat what I want, which is different from the foods I wanted before. Mostly, I believe that because of HCG I am now a healthier and happier person. While taking the HCG I was no more moody or cranky then when I had to go to the gym for hours and hours only to see little to no results. This diet worked for me and I would recommend it to anyone who has tried everything else and nothing else has worked. Oh, I also meant to tell you that while I was on the diet and now that I am finished, I have never felt more energetic. Even while taking the HCG and eating 500 Calories per day, I still had more energy then I did at 177 pounds. Good luck to those of you who decide to listen to actual people who have tried, and had success on this diet, rather then listening to people who want to sell their own diet product that in the end wont work either.

posted Aug 3rd, 2010 3:40 pm



Wildrose

Absolutely Daughter in law! People need to be smart enough to check with their primary care Dr. if they are taking meds. This diet can change your need for meds so be smart! In my case I was advised to discontinue one and reduce another. If you notice a change or don't feel right you should follow up with your Dr.!

posted Aug 3rd, 2010 2:38 pm


Allie

No where do I hear people saying that they have started a vigorous exercise regime in conjunction with this "diet".
No where do I hear people saying that they have sought counseling to figure out what got them to their state of desperation.

I would love to see someone who has done this diet and kept ALL of the weight off for at least 3-5 years. This diet has been around since the 1970's so surely someone has had long term success.

My gut is that like every other gimmick, people regain and then some after a period of 3 years or more. There will be some exceptions but on the whole, I am willing to bet that there are folks like a friend of mine. Gastric bypass, regained weight, now HcG.

I will remain skeptical until I see long term numbers and health information that states this is not a cancer risk.

posted Aug 3rd, 2010 2:15 pm


Daughter in law

People that are on blood pressure medication need to be wary of this diet. I just got back home after a week of nursing my mother-in-law back to health after she fainted two times while alone and could not get help. When we found her, she could not walk, diareah, dehydrated, and very white. She slept for 4 days straight and now after 8 days she is getting around carefully. The B Ki physician was the person "overseeing" her and even saw her a few days before this episode. Please know what you are getting into if you are considering this diet. We have spent over $1000 this week with a body scan, echocardiogram, blood tests, and doctor visits to find the reason for the drastic drop in her blood pressure. Her heart stregth is at 70% which is tremendous, has no plaque, and all tests were perfect for a women at age 64. We are awaiting a blood test result from her kidneys because this diet might have made her blood murky and her personal doctor was not content yet.

After a friend trying this diet also, it does make you feel like you are pregnant....queazy, dizzy, light-headed, can't think straight, etc. Be CAREFUL putting things in your body and practically fasting if you are on medication!!!!!

posted Aug 3rd, 2010 12:16 pm



Wildrose

I have to comment again. The hCG is what makes it possible to deal with 500 calories a day. The claim is that it is converting stored fat into fuel for your body so essentially we consume more than 500 calories a day which results in the weight loss. I had days using hCG where I ate just because I thought I should, not because I was hungry. I think there is some science here and having completed 6 weeks on the diet, lost 25 lbs without feeling starved, and I feel good and my health is good according to my physical exam and blood work, I just can't see why some are so alarmed. Most of us are using the drops, not injections. I don't know if the injections have some other risk but if you read the vast majority of the responses you will learn that people are not suffering and they are losing the weight. The fast results are the stimulation that keeps us encouraged and makes it worth while to sacrifice and eat the low calorie diet. the worst side effect..... it is kind of boring!
I am now gradually adding foods back into my diet and keeping my portions sensible. After 6 weeks of maintaining I will go back to the drops to lose the remaining weight and in the meantime I am adding exercise to my routine. So for me lessons are learned, weight is lost, health is improved, new habits are formed.. Where's the issue?

posted Aug 3rd, 2010 1:21 am



Marco Iagulli

The general public doesn't want to understand the obvious.
The general public can comprehend that if the injections of HCG worked then you wouldn't also need to starve (eat only 500 calories a day) for you do see weight loss. If any human began to eat only 500 calories a day then they could loose weight without the expensive injections.
The general public enjoy being naive and that is why they get so defensive when anyone tries to educate them. Starving is not a healthy approach to weight loss. It is a fact that you lose muscle, bone mass and lower your metabolism when dieting. That is all this gimmick is. It is a 500 a day diet. The injections are the "Gimmick". Again, if the hormone burns a pound a day of fat then you would lose weight without cutting calories.
Most people don't have common sense. So sad. I think I should begin to sell gimmick and fads to the general public just to make money off of them like all weight loss companies do.
Very frustrating that people don't care if what they are doing is healthy or not, if it is a gimmick or not. Oh well...... Ignorance is Bliss.

posted Aug 3rd, 2010 12:45 am


CHARLES

I DID THIS DIET THE FULL 43 DAYS AND I LOST 39 LBS! I CHEATED A LIL BUT IT WORKS! I ONLY NEED TO LOOSE 10 MORE ANDF I WILL DO THAT BY PROPER DIET AND WORKOUT!

posted Aug 2nd, 2010 3:34 pm


Dana

I have been on this HCG Diet for only 3 days and lost 8lbs. So quack medicine or not call me a duck..LOL

posted Aug 2nd, 2010 3:26 pm


jnc51247

All the internet claims are, "It worked for me", "I lost a pound a day", etc. Since when does that mean something is safe? That is real red flag to take a very close look at this. And, hormone injections into the stomach likewise should be very seriously considered. The fact that some MDs are advocating this only means that us doing our own homework or using our 'gut feeling' (no pun intended) is even more vital.
The author of this article is warning this is dangerous. The warning is NOT that the alarming claim of fast weight loss won't occur. The rapid weight loss has me very concerned - the use of hormones has me even more concerned.

posted Aug 2nd, 2010 9:24 am



Wildrose

Well Bryce, I guess are all different and that includes our opinions on health and eating. I checked with my physician and he is not concerned.
I don't think you can fairly call hCG a scam especially in light of the fact that it has been around for many years and I believe the recent revival has to do with the innovation of the homeopathic version of drops which are less expensive and give good results. That is not to say there are not scammers out there selling inferior products or fakes. It is important to know your supplier.

We all know we are not going to be taking drops and eating 500 cal per day forever, six weeks max and then six weeks on a sensible maintenance plan and putting in to practice what we learned about food choices and portions. People fast for spiritual reasons and they thrive, this is not fasting and believe me, you can cram a lot of fresh veggies into those 500 calories! Maybe that is why so many vegans are so thin and not starving.

So quit being such an alarmist, this is a short term path to a long term solution for people who need the encouragement of dramatic results to get to their healthy weight. At least that is what it is doing for me.

Oh yes, we are all supposed to be educated adults by the way. So if we have serious health issues to begin with we should all be cautious and consult with our health care provider. And if you don't feel good while on it, well maybe this simply is not the diet for you. After a couple of days or the first week at the most you shouldn't be experiencing any of the cited side effects in the protocol and you should have a fair amount of energy, no real hunger pangs or cravings either.

posted Aug 1st, 2010 9:24 pm


Mimi

I start the HCG diet tomorrow Aug 2nd; & I have been searching everywhere to find 4,000 cal menu's on what to eat on the first 2 loading days.
Can anyone tell me what all they ate on their loading days? All I was told was to cram (eat) any and all I could down my throat. but since being on -line, I've heard you are suppose to eat mostly fats without nitrates. I'm confused. Help! Would avacacdo's, coconut oil, canned salmon be okay? What about carbs?...during loading days?

posted Aug 1st, 2010 2:43 pm


nailqween

Well, here to post results...I have now finished my last phase on this diet. I can now start adding sugars and carbs back into my lifestyle.
I did this diet so that I would never have to diet again when I was finished. Being that at the end of your weight loss for the ret of your life youcan do steak days if ever you go 3lbs or more over your last injection weight.
I finished the maintenance and realized through this program I learned by doing. I also learned that the weight doesn't get on your body by itself. I learned how hard itwas to remove and that I never wanted to return to the lifestyle I had before. Yes, it was a wake up call.
I am now finished with all the phaes and will begin digging in and really hitting the workouts with much more intensity, reshaping the new me. I wish all of you the best of luck in going forward and reaching your goals. If there is any hesitation in this diet, only know as with any diet you must go in determined not to cheat yourself. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, they don't live your life. Do it for you...I had AWESOME results and will never have to diet again as long as I think of myself where I was and not wanting to return. Good luck and happy weight loss.

posted Aug 1st, 2010 9:29 am


Bryce

I just checked every link cited as sources, and all but the FDA site, which wouldn't open, checked out - the writers claims are all correct.

It's not just the calories! It's the nutrition! With the HCG protocol it's impossible to get the nutrients your body needs. Anyone can starve themselves for a short while if they take the right drug, but it's our lifestyle that's killing us, and starving yourself isn't a long term approach.

My clients lose 2-5 lbs per week & up to 20lbs each month on an 800-1000 kcal program that provides 100% of recommended intake of vitamins & minerals. The other big difference with the HCG scam and my program - our claims are approved by the Fed Gov't, our facility is inspected by the FDA, and Johns Hopkins University uses our program - because it works and is very healthy!

So listen to the writer. As a dietitian she's had 900 hours of nutritional education & experience before getting registered.

And if you want a safe, healthy way to lose weight, change your life, and create health, just email me and we'll talk:. I've helped people drop over 1500 lbs, they're keeping the weight off, have resumed numerous sports activities, and are enjoying life. The same thing can't be said for the HCG mess.

Bryce

posted Jul 31st, 2010 8:19 pm


dav san

The article has inaccurate information. From my personal experience, my energy is high and my food cravings very low or non-existant. I've lost a pound a day and have come off two medications; gulocphage for diabetes and prednisone with no side-affects.

posted Jul 30th, 2010 10:59 am



Wildrose

Kbick asks why we need the drops if we are only eating 500 calories and would lose anyway. Well, I have never been able to stay on such a restricted caloric intake before but hCG is using my stored fat efficiently to fuel my body and help curb my hunger. So I don't feel as if I am starving on 500 calories. That is the short answer. For more info read "Pounds and Inches", Dr. Simeons manuscript for the original protocol. Lots of research stuff in there to help explain how it works and why.

posted Jul 30th, 2010 2:18 am


Emily Marino

I admit that I was very skeptical at first, but the fact is that that I did not experience the symptoms discussed in this article. The evidence in my case points to losing fat as opposed to muscle because I am smaller at the same weight than I was in the past (smaller clothes fit me) which points to fat loss rather than muscle loss (since fat weighs less than muscle). Also, I did not experience the binge symptoms discussed at all - quite the contrary. For me HCG supressed my hunger because there is absolutely no way I could have stuck with 500 calories a day otherwise. I never felt particularly hungry and I actually felt a little nauseated the first day of maintenance when I added fat back to my diet. I lost about 12 pounds on the diet in 13 days and I finished maintenance yesterday - I've held off the weight easily and I do not feel the desire to run out and consume a bunch of carbs. Again - quite the contrary since I feel a strong urge to continue the very healthy eating habits I have established using the diet over the past month including consuming plenty of lean protein and fresh fruits and vegetables.

posted Jul 29th, 2010 12:24 pm


Kbick

Just a quick question for all who think this is the great diet plan. Why do you need to go to a 500 calorie intake if the HCG hormone is so great you should not need to change your eating habits at all to see positive results. A 500 calorie diet alone would cause anyone to loose weight.

posted Jul 29th, 2010 11:47 am


marsha

Tomorrow is day 7 for me. I have about 60 lbs to lose. Day 1 and 2 were loading days. I focused on eating high fat as advised. Gained 3 lbs. The next day I started the 500 calorie diet and dropped 3.5 lbs. The next day 3 lbs, then 1. So I am at 7.5 total but that counts the 3 lbs I took off that I gained due to loading. I have done nearly every diet know to man but it's been a few years since I was serious about a diet. It just always seems so discouraging and the loss is slow for me! I researched the heck out of this diet prior to starting. After seeing how much sense it made I decided to go for it. Preperation is the big key to success for me with this diet. I wieghed all my chicken, fish, beef and put them in zip locks in the freezer. Stocked up on the foods I can have to make sure I had some variety at meal time. Of all the diets I have experienced in my life this is the easiest for me. I did have a headache on day 4 but kept pounding the water and took 2 tylenol. Day 5 slight headache but needed no tylenol. Day 6, today, I felt really great! I even forgot to eat lunch until 2:30 -not a good thing. What I am most excited about is how I will feel and look by Thanksgiving! I know I will be down 60 lbs and feeling great. I also feel very confident that I will have less problem keeping the wieght off due to the adjustment in metabolism as well as the dedication to live a more healthy active lifestyle and enjoy my 13 grandkids! Thanks for listening and good luck to you if you decide this is right for you!

posted Jul 29th, 2010 12:45 am


Charlene

I am on round 2 of the HCG Drops... I got mine from Natural Health Labs (You can find them on Amazon cheaper and I have friends who did after I realized it, they are also losing.. by searching natrual health labs liquid hcg).. I lost 20lbs my first 28 day cycle... and just start this one, already down 5lbs.. Second round does go slower... But being diabetic and having high blood pressure since I was 16.. I have never felt better... Now 30, and with 3 biological kids and 2 step kids... I NEEDED THIS!!! After MANY medically advised fails... My Doctor was SO for this!! GO ME!

posted Jul 28th, 2010 9:39 pm


ashley

hey richard this site that you gave me have you used this product and actually lost weight. Yes this is a lot cheaper than the one from the doctors office but I would not want to waste money if it doesnt do the job!

posted Jul 28th, 2010 3:43 pm


NEWBEE

So, I got my drops online for really cheap at a vitamin shop for like 14.00. Has anyone lost weight while on the cheaper, generic version of the drops? Or has everyone spent hundreds of dollars? Thanks!

posted Jul 28th, 2010 12:02 pm



Wildrose

Yes I had trouble gorging! Isn't it ironic?
send me your email and I will send the link to my trusted local health food store where I purchase my drops!

posted Jul 28th, 2010 10:59 am


deroseg

Just wondered which type of HGC you successful people used and where you got it, since there is alot of back and forth about injections being better, and I heard homeopathic is not good, do you use sublingual? What do you recommend?
thanks!

posted Jul 27th, 2010 11:08 pm


Richard

I got the drops from a site here. They offer free shipping and it's the exactly same product as the more expensive medi-spas are selling. Check them out!

http://www.hcgbuydirect.com

posted Jul 27th, 2010 7:14 pm


Chris

I had INSANE results on the Homeopathic HCG spray. I've been on the diet for 19 days and have lost 30 lbs.

The 500 calorie thing was a big scare for me too because I'm a big guy that LOVES to eat.

The truth is I have almost no cravings at all, and I don't feel the NEED to eat anymore.
that means I'm not hungry and only eat because I must to survive.

That's the way we should be.

check it out

posted Jul 27th, 2010 4:35 pm


ashley

where do you get the drops from? I really wanna try this hcg but i definitely want one that works!

posted Jul 27th, 2010 3:45 pm


Tierney Johsnon

My mother is going to do the HCG injections and hopefully the outcome will be good. i rather her spend $1,000 on HCG than spend 4000 on a tummy tuck.

posted Jul 27th, 2010 3:35 pm


NEWBEE

I just started the diet with the drops this morning. I'm having trouble gorging. Has anyone else had this trouble? I just don't feel hungry at all.

posted Jul 27th, 2010 2:22 pm


Ricky tick

You know what i'm tired of? People having to search for the perfect "diet" plan to get or stay in shape, it's ridiculous. Ask yourself this question, WHY, or WHO (get it, worl health organization), decided that most foods have to be bad for you anyway? I mean, really think about this. Why can't fast food be good for you? (it could be)
Why does everything have to be loaded with sodium, carbs, fat, everything BUT the things that are good for us.
So, when in the hell, did this nightmare begin? It sux, it really sux that we have to go out of our way to "find", healthy food, go on "diets", bust our asses to "get in shape", drop the "winter fat", etc, etc...
This blows, and it really pisses me off, how much lack of control we have over our lives like this. Know what i think we should do? I think we should boycott all the garbage food, and demand healthy food replacement, oh wait, they'll probably just put cyanide right in there to make it work even faster, uhm, nevermind, keep eating the slow rat poison, my mistake, have a great day...

posted Jul 26th, 2010 1:51 pm


ebony

i was wonder who has tried the diet and got good results and if so where did you get it1

posted Jul 25th, 2010 7:26 pm



Wildrose

You are tired of hearing from me I know, but one additional comment for John. Who is Kevin Trudeau? I never heard of him but I do know real people obtaining fantastic results with hCG. So if this is quackery and I can improve so many of my pre existing health issues with it bring it ON! My physician agreees with me.

posted Jul 25th, 2010 3:16 pm



Wildrose

Letitia has a good point however, as you may have read from so many posts of people who have had their success stories, we are aware of the permanent changes to our diet and if able, to our activity level that will be needed to keep our healthy new bodies in shape. But everyone has a different idea of what "shape" means. Many folks have physical limitations due to age, injury, and the ever present conditions handed to us at birth to name a few. So for those out there that subscribe to exercise as the ultimate answer, please realize it is not the answer for all. It is never a one size fits all solution.

posted Jul 25th, 2010 3:07 pm


Letitia

Hey Rose,
First, the reason I may have come across as crude or anrgy, is because of the people jumping on the author for having an opinion. second, it was 35 #s in 90 days (small point). But the main thing I was trying to get across is, wnile HCG may help with weight loss, it does nothing to improve your cardio. As with any diet, when you come off of it, you MUST cahnge your lifestylke from where you were or you WILL yo-yo. And I do mean any diet. If you want to go with HCG, fine. But understand you will need to make substaintial lifestyle changes when you are done with the protocol. And those changes should include strenous cardio work. Everyone keeps equating weight with health. While being overweight is not healthy, I (and probably all of us) know a lot of unhealthy, thin people. Fact: if you want to be nealthy, not just thin, you have to include at least moderate (break a sweat for 20 min) exercise. Good luck to you.

posted Jul 25th, 2010 9:14 am



Wildrose

It is interesting that people who have busted their butts with exercise routines to lose weight seem to hold a grudge against those who have success with something different. hCG may not be for everyone but for some it is the best answer.

For Letitia, It isn't that someone else has a different idea of the way to lose that twists my panties, it is the insinuation from people like you that the only reason I need hCG is because I am fat and lazy. I have lost 25 pounds in 35 days. That trumps your 30 pounds in 90 days and I bet I won't have to beat it to the gym everyday to keep it off.

The hCG drops do have an effect. I could NOT do 500 calories a day for 6 weeks without something helping to curb my hunger. I have been around long enough and tried enough other weight loss methods to know if I am hungry or not! I am not hungry with hCG drops. Maybe the injections have some other kind of effect, I haven't tried them but the drops allow me to follow the plan. I do some moderate exercise as suggested, I am able to work and take care of my family and generally live a normal life aside from my caloric intake. I am not lazy, sitting around on my fat butt, which by the way is about 3 inches smaller than it was 5 weeks ago. Why do you find the need to be crude and offensive?

I am so much healthier according to my physician than I was a year ago and the change is hCG. Blood sugar, total cholesterol, blood pressure, all normal now without medication or extreme exercise.

I have tried exercise and diet, it didn't work for me. You can exercise all you want for now but when you are 60 something and you can no longer do that routine what is going to happen to your muscle tone? I have no desire to be a body builder or a fashion model. I just want a healthy weight and the energy to move around enough to keep me nimble and my heart and lungs healthy so I can enjoy my grandchildren (8 of them) and my greatgrandchild ! For me this is a miracle and I am very thankful for it. Common sense and a good assist from hCG is what is making this possible for me.

posted Jul 24th, 2010 9:32 pm


Kathy McGuire

I have been on hte HCG since last Saturday 7/ 17 and I have lost 7 lbs (today is 7/23. I have had NO side-effects and I am very excited about this diet. I would recommend it to anyone. I have tried every diet known to man and this is the only one I actually see results and feel great. I was very skeptical at first because I didn't know much about it but after seeing two of my friends be successful I decided it was worth the try. I am so glad I did. It is about being determined, sticking to the protocol, and knowing this is a change of bad habits. I am a sugarholic but I have not craved sugar at all. I eat what I'm suppose to, drink my water & green tea, walk lightly and have never felt healtier.

Best of luck to all of you on the diet.

posted Jul 23rd, 2010 3:20 pm


John Roberts

The HCG "diet" has been around since the 50's and is quack medicine at its finest. It is being promoted by infomercial quack Kevin Trudeau in his book The Weight Loss Cure "They" Don't Want You to Know About. Do some research on this guy. He spent time in prison for larceny and fraud. If you are serious about losing weight at any cost to your health, why don't you just cut off your head and be done with it? C'mon people. It took a long time getting fat. Don't think you can get back to normal with a quick fix. This is BAD for your body and will remove inches from your wallet... Nuff said...

posted Jul 23rd, 2010 8:54 am


JIllian

Im on day 11 and have lost 9 pounds. and I started in my weight range. This diet and the drops works. I do get symptoms you describe when i forget to eat at the times i need to.(missing lunch) not eating dinner till 8-9PM) Then YES i want to eat anything i can see. Other than that i keep a very good track of the times i eat to avoid any symptoms. IF you stick to it and REALLY want it you WILL lose the weight!

posted Jul 22nd, 2010 2:45 pm


letitia

So many of you are quick to jump on someone just trying to get both sides of the story out there. The pro HCG side is posted alll over the internet. When some one dares point out the cons, you get your pantie in a twist. You must all be liberals. Now for another bit of truth. HCG does nothing to truely improve your over all health. It does not help with your blood pressure or your cardio fitness. All these people are talking about it being so hard. Well if that is the case, and you can make it on 500 cal., why not just get off your lazy butts and workout. Then you can can actually eat 1500 cal/day or more. And you will get as good or better results, your heart and lungs will be stronger, your energy and stamina will go instead of down. Quit making excuses for being fat and lazy, and fix yourselfs. I lost 35 pounds in 90 days on P90X. Just do it!

posted Jul 22nd, 2010 2:45 pm


Tim

Well, the FDA is corrupt, paid off by the food and drug companies who profit off of making us fat in the first place, so who cares what they think?

posted Jul 22nd, 2010 1:15 am



Wildrose

Cheska Dee... I don't know if hCG could be a side effect for your symptoms but I would certainly check in with my doctor! I had similar issues but off and on BEFORE hCG. My seems to be related to thyroid levels so that may be something to consider. If you happen to be taking some thyroid meds you may need to have them adjusted. I have heard that the thyroid can be reset to some degree on this program as well. My thyroid was completely removed due to cancer several years ago so i have been on thyroid replacement for years and periodically something just seems to change. Anyway that is a thought and you really should check in with your Dr.
Cheryl I had a mild headache for a day or so the first week. Again, you should check with your Dr. it could be something totally unrelated.

posted Jul 20th, 2010 11:25 pm


nicole

I did the HCG diet for 23 days. I lost 28 lbs within that time. I have now beeno ff of the diet for 3 weeks and have not gained any of the weight back. I have actually lost a couple more pounds. So, the drops definitely do work. As long as you can stay to the strict diet, it is worth doing.

posted Jul 20th, 2010 11:11 pm


Chrissy

Hey guys. Well I am on day 6 of my ?HCG journey. I have lost 9 lbs thus far and I am so excited! I was hungry at first but my doc adjusted my dose of hormones and I am feeling much better! I am taking the drops, so I am definitely proof that they work!

For those having side effects, you must consider your starting weight. I read in Dr. Simones book that if you are close to your goal weight you may start to have symptoms of low blood sugar, which sounds exactly like what you are experiencing. I would talk to your doctor. Also, make sure you are eating a variety of meat, fruits, and veggies. You shouldn't eat the same thing every day.

I wish you all the best of luck and I hope to see you all on the "lighter" side!

posted Jul 20th, 2010 7:30 pm


Emily

To lewtech...sorry you are such a bitter and rude human being. Dont really realize why you have to be such a hater. Must suck to be you!

posted Jul 20th, 2010 5:50 pm


cheska dee

Hi everyone! I started the HCG last 01 July and so after 20 days, I only lost 10 lbs. I will not say that I followed the protocol 100% but if I cheated, it would be very minor . This is actually very disappointing for me. I lost the biggest weight on day 4 and 5 and didnt lose any for 6 days, so I did the apple day and finally lost 1 lb. How disappointing.! So far I have done 3 apple days already coz again, I didnt lose any the last 2 days. and i have exercised like 4 times in 15 days. not a lot but i wasnt just lying in bed.

To make matters worse, I am having palpitations/shortness of breath for 3 days now. I dont really notice it during the day maybe coz im busy but at night, when I am about to sleep, that's when I feel like I am running out of breath and I havent slept well for the past 3 days too. I am actually scared that I might stop breathing while sleeping. IS THIS POSSIBLE AT ALL? PLS HELP! I also noticed that I dont feel like taking a nap anymore. Im just not sleepy anymore. I do not take any caffeinated drinks btw.

I am planning to just finish the shots which would be done in like 3 days. and will still do my best for phase 3 and 4

What I dont like about this program is that all of a sudden I experienced palpitations on day 17,18,and 19.

Also, it seems like there are just too many justifications why I did not lose weight. like maybe i didnt get a lot of sleep, i didnt exercise, not drink enough water, not eat organic fruit, ate too little, ate too much, ate a fatty white fish even though its 2 pcs of sashimi only ....

My biggest disappointment are the [palpitaions and the fact that i only lost 10 lbs, maybe 12 if I am lucky. I started at 135 so its not like im too heavy or light to begin with.

With the amount that I paid at Sci-Slim, $400plus, plus the unforseen side effect and slow weight loss, I will not be recommending this program.


posted Jul 20th, 2010 2:36 am


nailqween

Cheryl,

I don't think you're supposed to stop the use before 21 days. I don't personally believe in the drops from what I've read and researched about HCG, and it's ALOT, they say the only TRUE froms are in the form of pills that melt under the tounge or injections. I'm not saying the frops aren't for real, I just am not sure. I went through a clinic also and did the injections. I know on th epill or injections it's at least a 23 day cycle. and you need to give yourself 6 week rest periods so you don't become immune to it. Read Dr. Simeons pounds and inches. It will tell you a lot. Hope this helps.
I am 9 days into phase 3 and my weight seems to have started to stabilize. I personally don't care what the scale says I like the inches WAY better, (they stay off easier) better for women as our water retention makes us waver our weight up and down.. So, anywho, finally stabilizing, but I could go up and down for the next few weeks till maintenance is over. Hope all are doing great on this. Mona, not sure about the squeezing of the head sounds like a migrane, but I never experienced this, hope you feel better. and Jesse, not sure if you can do vegan on this probably you can call an hcg clinic, the one I used was New Beginnings they have a website to. this will give all information they need .
Hope this helps....

posted Jul 19th, 2010 9:32 am


Cheryl

I just completed a cycle of this and lost 34 lbs. For the most part my mood and the restrective diet was not a problem. although my goal fell four lbs. short of what I wanted, the doctor and staff was very supportive.

Now I am trying to decide whether I should try the drops to loose the last of the weight I wanted to loose. Anyone out there no about the drops and where I can get them for an 18 day cycle?

posted Jul 18th, 2010 2:46 pm


Mona

On day 8 of HCG diet and have lost 10 pounds....but back of head feels like it is in a vice grip for couple days...anybody else exerience anything similiar? Wondering if could be migraine?

posted Jul 18th, 2010 1:45 pm


jessy

can anyone tell if this is vegetarian? basically.. i would like to know what is this made of.

thanks

posted Jul 17th, 2010 8:09 pm


Steve

I agree you have to try it before you say things like that i mean hcg in my experience has been a great weight loss program.

posted Jul 17th, 2010 4:11 pm


Rich

HCG mobilizes FAT stores, not protein, that's why it's very popular with competing body builders. You only need 500 calories because your body is using 1000 to 2000 calories of fat for fuel -- the reason it was stored in the first place.

posted Jul 17th, 2010 2:47 pm


Deb

I heard about this diet a couple of days ago, so this is all new to me. I read that the hCG is from pregnant female urine. This was said in a negative way. Anyone taking Premarin? That's made from mare urine. Yup, pregnant horse.

Thanks for all the information given. There are so many positive remarks that I'm going to start this diet.

posted Jul 17th, 2010 8:52 am


Ken

THIS DIET IS AMAZING! About three years ago my wife went on the hcg diet and after several rounds, ended up losing over 120 lbs. She had tried all the diets in the past and never had this kind of success. IT WORKS! The negative folks just don't get the concept here. You may be eating 500 calories a day, but because of the hcg releasing stored fat into the bloodstream, the body is actually feeding on about 1500 or more.

Please don't listen to those non-believers. This could be your victory over being over-weight. It's not easy, by any means, but it does work if you follow it to the letter.

I also went on it and lost 40 lbs. We have both kept it off now for 3 years. You do have to have a maintenance plan ready to keep the weight off, but that's always the case.

Final word: Once you leave OB-city, you'll never want to drive back to that city again. It's freedom!

posted Jul 16th, 2010 2:05 pm


Tony

I don't usually respond to posts like this... but after just completing 45 days of the initial phase of the protocol... I have to say this is the best diet I have ever tried... completely understand a lifestyle change has to be made to keep the results... the fact remains I've never tried anything that dropped the weight so quickly... also understand that losing weight rapidly is not always the best method as it's most likely to come back the quickest, but if you look into the theories of how this diet works... it makes sense to me... so to each their own, and I completely agree that this diet is not for everyone... in fact my girlfriend is doing it along with me and we're having almost opposite side affects (granted she doesn't need to lose nearly as much weight as I do, so that could be one of the reasons...).

We both found it hard to gorge ourselves by the second day, but ever since that day, I have never been hungry during the entire 45 day time... my girlfriend is struggled with hunger for the first two weeks. I am 6'1" and started at 287lbs, so not small, she is 5'7" and really didn't have much weight to lose... I would walk for 30 minutes up to two hours on a treadmill with no ill side affects... my girlfriend would often be tired... Again, this diet is not for everyone, but it is definitely the one for me... I have plenty of friends who said "another fad diet" or "it's a scam" or "anyone can lose weight only eating 500 calories"... I can agree to all of that... but a fad is something that is short lived, and this has been around since the 1950's, so yeah, 6 decades is quite the fad... SCAM? Yes, I agree... those lying bastards who sold me this product said I'd lose a pound a day... I did it for 45 days and I only lost 43lbs... they shorted me 2lbs... those darn scam artists... :) and as far as anyone being able to lose weight eating 500 calories a day... sure, give it a try without HCG... I tried going on an 800 calorie a day diet... at the end of the week, I had no energy, was sick, lost muscle tone and barely any weight... if this is all a placebo affect that let a 287lb man eat 500 calories a day without being hungry, losing muscle (have a fat content scale) have plenty of energy, no mood swings and continually lose weight almost every day... then I'll take the placebo... or maybe, just maybe, this actually works for some people...

I think people focus so much on the 500 calories, but if HCG is truly working, and it is releasing stored fat into your blood stream as a source of energy at the rate of 1,500 to 4,000 calories a day... isn't that the same as 2,000 to 4,500 calories being used to live off of? That's the only explanation I can come to unless someone else wants to explain how someone of my size has been living off 500 calories for the last month and a half, has had plenty of energy everyday, gone to work 5 days a week the entire time, had done miles and miles on the treadmill, in bed by midnight, up by 6:30am... not sick, lean muscle mass has not decreased, body is actually firmer for having lost the weight so quickly, not moody and have been actually in a great mood as there's nothing better then losing weight everyday and feeling amazing after shedding 43lbs... I can't wait to start the maintenance diet for the next 3 weeks, then the last 3 weeks...

Again, this diet is not for everyone, but it's right for me and it worked for me and no Dr. can deny that... I don't care what the FDA says... it worked for me... once I'm done with the maintenance phase, I'll go back to a regular work out routine, I'll be eating healthier and of course splurge every now and then... but if those scam artists are correct... I should be able to do that without any problems... one other good practice is to get on the scale daily... if I'm over 2.1 lbs of my goal weight, then I put down the nachos and burgers and eat sensibly until I'm back to my goal weight... I can maintain a window of 2.1 lbs relatively easily... the diet also helps you to really think about calories and what you're putting into your body... If you can do anything for 30 days, it's a habit... I'm in the habit of eating healthy and feeling good... anyways, I could go on about the HCG Protocol, but what's the point... all the naysayers will still crap on it, while all the folks who have had success with it will continue to sing it's praises... good luck to those that give it a try, and to all the haters... go find something else to hate on...

posted Jul 16th, 2010 12:45 pm


nailqween

Okay, first Wildrose, anyone who has not tried this diet will in fact put it down, I will be honest, When my coworker started on this I was like are you crazy,,,I also, thought 500 calories anyone can lose weight heck you'll just starve to death, but after alot of research on it and then actually starting and completing it myself, it's a learn as you go program for each of us it is different. You have had success I have had success as well as hundreds of others, and I will be the first to say now, This Diet is NOT for everyone, It ws the HARDEST diet but definitely the most rewarding. When I platued at 10 lbs. Iwas so mad but then I was measured and I had lost 22 inches of fat....all aover my body and exactly what Iwanted, I no longer cared to lose weight I was all about the inches..Hence the reason it's called Pounds and Inches...If I didn't have to weigh myself every day for the maintenance I would never get on the scale, but we must. I have now lost 25 inches that is 2 Feet of Fat. and 15 lbs. I just started phaswe 3 last Saturday and it will be a weighty rollercoaster becauye we as women retain the water. But, I am following protocol to the T..I have NEVER cheated, isn't worth it to me. But, I have said all that to say this...Don't let others foolish talk get to you, or any of you for that matter, you do what works for you it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks...You're lookn great..and by the way I didn't have a heap to lose, I wanted to jump start my new way of life...and I love it...So don't frown and get Wrinkles, smile and cause dimples... a much prettier you...Good luck to all on their own personal journey those that are interested can read my journey from the blogs on here when I started I have till July 31st then I will fly the nest with my new reset metabolism and sexy new me...Woohoo..Confidence is Sexy ladies and Gentlemen (Let's not forget them) haha..Best Wishes to ALL

posted Jul 15th, 2010 9:19 pm



Wildrose

lewtech, you are a rude, vulgar, pigheaded, insufferable bore! How about getting ylour head out of your sewer and listen to people who have actually had success with this product and listen to health professionals who have something besides sponge between their ears. And furthermore you dare to lump everyone with a weight issue into one category ie: lazy nacho eating fat ! You are so ignorant I am not sure why I am even bothering to respond to your garbage.

If I never lose another pound I will be forever grateful for the tool that allowed me to see my blood sugar and cholesterol counts return to normal. I am now determined to keep that under control and I am not starving on the 500 calorie diet. Bored yes, starving no! Nothing works for everyone but people like you who think you are the Almighty make me ill. I acknowledge that there are other ways for some people to acheive success but they never worked for me, this does and I have never felt better. How about giving credit where credit is due? And if you can't at least be civil, then just shut up.

posted Jul 15th, 2010 12:51 am


Helga

I took HCG and grew some chin hair and a fine mustache. My girlfriend likes it though.

posted Jul 14th, 2010 1:53 pm


lewtech

All of you people that do this and think that the diet alone will help you not be fat are just plain dumb. The reason you loose weight is cause you go on a 500 calorie diet. Any human being that starves themselves will lose weight.... Even the maintenance period of 1500 calories will be nearly impossible to keep up for most people. Unless you continue to starve yourself - YOU WILL GAIN WEIGHT... How about moderation? How about you put down the nacho cheese chips and bon bon's and fast food and get off your FAT and excercise! Maybe then you can develop a lifestyle that will manage your weight.

posted Jul 14th, 2010 1:26 pm


Maria

I did the hcg diet for 42 days. After that I went on a modified atkins for 2 weeks. I even cheated a little during the time I did the HCG diet. I lost 31 lbs. I have kept that weight off for over a year. I have not modified my diet or anything. In fact I enjoy pasta, pizza and IN and OUT burgers and fries and have still to this day have not gained one ounce back. This is a great diet and it works if you follow the exact protocol of Dr. Simeons diet. I tried the diet about 2 months later for 15 days. lost 10 lbs. and gained every pound back because it was not the protocol. You do 26 to 42 days whether you want to lose 5 or 30 pounds. . You have to have fat to be able to do it. I did the first time around. I am very pleased with the diet. it is not for people who need to lose 5 to 15 pounds. I had no bad side effects and the only reason the FDA does not approve it is because they are afraid of losing money on so- called great diet pills and bariatric surgery. IT DOES WORK!!!

posted Jul 13th, 2010 9:46 pm


Daniel

I love it when "dietitians" talk about HCG. It's hysterical to me. Of course they don't want you to use a program that works - they are just like the food and drug companies - the make thier LIVING off you being FAT! HCG works, plain and simple. Follow the plan, and sure as your body adjusts, you may experience Fatuige or lightheadedness, but that subsides after a few days (you are after all making a major change to your diet) But the HCG protocol works. My primary care physician is on the protocol as well. If an MD is following the protocol, how bad could it be?
My personal experience has been about 17lbs in 24 days, (so far) with little to no hunger (except around the times when i normally eat) if I am late. If the claim that normal brian function couldn't be supported on this diet were true, wouldn't those of us on the diet be vegetables the whole time we were on it? Give me a break!

posted Jul 13th, 2010 2:26 pm


nailqween

I like the fact that we all talk about phase 1 and 2 and what we are supposed to inject or not inject, but I am know on Phase 3 and let me tell you I would love to hear from anyone whos gotten to or past this point and into the rest of their lives. I have been in the maintenance phase since Saturday so 4 days now and when they say your weight will flucuate up and down they are sooooo not kidding. This among alot of other things is why I am glad I went through the New Beginnings Clinic. I can call them any day and they answer all my questions and kleep me calm, I started my cycle a week before it was supposed to come then it stayed all week when it was supposed to be here (so that was 2 weeks) now I started it again lite, but still... Anyways that is normal till the body readjusts. I called on that then when I got up ths am I was almost 2 lbs at my injection weight not over just 2 lbs at so all was good, but I called the center anywho and she said I am fine and don't be surprised when it goes back to normal tomm..Whew...well, I woulde love to hear from others who did the phases and edxperienced different things, or stuff others can use. We need to keep each other posted..Other than freaking out till my weight stabilizzes..haha..I'll be good..Still LOVE this diet..Best Ever..Will keep posted..

posted Jul 13th, 2010 12:48 pm



Wildrose

Sandra, I don't know why you would not have had luck with hCG but I have not read anyone that stated they lost 15 or 20 pounds in one week! 7 or 8, maybe 10 but gee whiz 15-20? come on!
If you bought yours through some random internet supplier you may have been scammed. The product does work and without being grouchy/hungry! Here is my supplier, you can order on line from Rob at Sunshine or call and order and talk to Rob!
Sorry you had such a bad experience, mine has been much more gratifying!

posted Jul 12th, 2010 9:04 pm


chelly

just a question..will the hcg help me get pregnant or do something Wrong if im trying to get pregnant....i really wanna loose some weight but at the same time im trying to get pregnant. please help

posted Jul 12th, 2010 7:34 pm


PTR

I suffer from PCOS which has made weight loss nearly impossible and have had 1 nasty miscarriage two years ago (when I finally was able to get preggers) that helped me to add an additional 30 nearly impossible to take off lbs. I've been on this diet now for 23 days and I feel FAB! I've lost nearly 20 lbs. and 20 inches and I cheated like crazy over the 4th of July weekend (went off the VLCD for 6 days) because of how much family was in from out of state and all the celebratory bbqs. I'm never hungry and have tried enough diets to know a good one when I found it. Thanks everyone who has supported me.

posted Jul 12th, 2010 7:03 pm


Sandra

I started the HCG diet a week ago, with high promise because of all the others who said they lost a great amount of weight within a short amount of time (15 to 20 pounds in a week) I though finally I have found a diet that will let me finally lose the weight and wear the sexy clothes that I see all the other women wear and be the girl that gets the looks when she walks by. As I stated I started a week ago and I am so hungry and feel like I am about to pass out, and I have not lost one pound. I have followed the diet to the last letter and I have not lost a thing. I am grouchy and hungy that is all. I tried it and will go back and start where I left off with going the exercise and watching what I eat method.

posted Jul 11th, 2010 7:47 pm


Samantrha

I just had to say that I have done both the shots and the dropps and have experienced AMAZING results with both. I am a 24 year old mother of 2 small children. I did the dropps 2 years ago and over 3, 23 day rounds I lost a total of 65 pounds and KEPT IT OFF without any extreme measures (just made sure to always drink my water and went for a 30 min walk 2-3 times a week) until I got pregnant with my second child. I am now on the dropps. Today is day 18 (day 16 of dieting) and I am down a total of 27.4 pounds!!! Not to mention that I had my anniversary on the 4th and WENT OUT TO DINNER. That is the only time I have ever cheated on my diet but it was a very special occation. :-) I admit that it is hard to cook dinner every night and not want to taste the sauce but you will experience temptation on EVERY diet. This may be a "quick fix" but it requires determination just like any weight loss plan. To everyone that is doing hcg, KEEP IT UP!
P.S. to all you who are saying it's dangerous and won't work... STOP LOOKING FOR EXCUSES because you're too LAZY to try such a hard (but rewarding) diet.

posted Jul 11th, 2010 6:37 pm


kc

I am a nurse,and I have enjoyed reading the feedback from people here who have used the hCG and are feeling good and have had great success. You all know you will have to change your habits to have lasting success.
What a lot of people don't know is that long-stored fat deposits do not just come off for some people when they use diet and exercise; it depends on your type of metabolism. This is turning out to be a great jump start to reset your metabolism for many people. Of course if you have negative side effects, then don't use it!! Duh?
To those of you who have had success, congrats! This is way way safer than surgery!
by the way: I am way skinny, always have been, don't exercise besides work (whew!) and my eating habits aren't that great ~~ I know a LOT about how metabolism works differently for different people.
DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU!!

posted Jul 11th, 2010 4:09 pm


Beth

To all those wondering if they should try HCG in the light of the negative comments: YES!

The few people who actually tried it and found themselves extremely hungry, light headed and cranky are most likely the ones who thought they could get away without actually loading up on the first two days of injections. It is VITAL to your success to pig out!

My advice is to choose calorie AND nutrient dense foods though rather than highly refined carbohydrate foods that do nothing to nourish your body. Cream sauces, cheese, peanut butter, loaded baked potatoes and omelets, sweet potatoes, avocadoes, nuts and seeds, steaks and pate... just keep thinking REAL food. It will make your diet go so much better, so much more the way the protocol was designed to work.

I am on my second course and the first time I did most everything wrong. I lost ten pounds but it was much more difficult than it needed to be. That led to hunger, tiredness, crankyness, etc... I learned so much more in the month between rounds (during which I maintained all my weight loss, plus lost another pound or so... simply by limiting grain foods, not calories or fat!)

I am convinced now that those two loading days are the difference between make or break!

This is not a starvation diet! Nor is it a placebo effect.

The HCG allows your body to gain access to stored fat that cannot be accessed without it. You are consuming calories from your own fat stores which contains all the nutrients you need and which allows you to stick to it without any terrible hunger or lack of nourishment for your body, including your brain.

What about the naysayers? Read their comments carefully and you will see a pattern: They have either never had any personal experience with HCG or they did it incorrectly. Some of them are just downright mean-spirited, name-calling bullies (you remember them from grade school) and some can't even bother using proper grammar or spelling (you probably remember them from grade school too!) Is that the type of person you would trust with your dog? Then do yourself a favor and pay them no heed in this matter either.

You can do this! HCG provides a safe and successful way to lose a lot of weight, quickly and SAFELY. If you have lost all hope after many years and previous attempts at weight loss, listen up: there IS hope!

Read Dr. Simeon's protocol carefully. Find support, either online or with someone you know personally. It really helps to educate yourself and have someone to share feedback with. Drink your water... lots of it.

Finally: If you do cheat know that it will cost you about four days of weight loss each time you cheat! Is that handful of salted almonds really worth it?

If you would like another resource check out this guy's site: akweightloss.com

I use my own doctor but my girlfriend uses this clinic and they are wonderful about providing a ton of education and support and their web site is very helpful and informative.

posted Jul 11th, 2010 2:40 pm


Jca2790

I tired the hCG diet at the end of 2008 and I did in fact lose 30 lbs in 30 days. I was 24 at the time, and I was now at my lowest weight since being a runner in high school. This diet absolutely works. And the naysayers just want to hear themselves speak. They havn't tired it. They don't know.

posted Jul 10th, 2010 6:10 pm


Mark

On Jan. 5th, 2010 I weighed 425 Lbs. I cut my food intake to 1500 calories per day, and on July 5th, 2010 (6 months later) I weigh 315 Lbs. That's 110 Lbs. in 6 months. My wife lost 54 Lbs. in the same amount of time on the same number of calories. I'm 52 and my wife is 48. No pills, no magic potions, just counting calories.

posted Jul 10th, 2010 5:57 pm


Judith

It is good to research any proposed diet -- whether referred by a friend or a trusted health professional. As a health consultant/educator/researcher, I do that and encourage clients to do the same.

The author of this article has not, to my observation, done enough research.

There is some concern about real complications or side effects from the use of the injectible "hormone". It is actually not a hormone, rather it is a glyco-protein, that (yes) is part of the hormonal structure of pregnancy. It has been used successfully in Europe since the 50s and 60s. Now with the homeopathic sublingual version, any side effects are well mitigated. The homeopathic version is considered very safe.

It is not a starvation diet. I am not in favor of extreme, fast weight loss diets in general. Altho' there is rapid weight loss with the Hcg homeopathic protocol, it is not a diet in the familiar sense. It is rather a treatment of the primitive brain, assisting it in retraining and resetting metabolism. One is eating very healthy foods, with a limited ingested number of calories, yet accessing the locked in fat to be metabolized effectively adding 1000-1300 calories from the locked in fat. Essential fat, normally stored fat, and lean muscle mass are not lost. The result is a loss of cravings as sugar is easily eliminated, and healthy food choices are fostered.

Find a reputable health practitioner. Read Dr Simeon's material. Follow the protocol carefully. Maintain healthy choices following the maintenance period. You will keep a healthy weight. Only if you resume processed sugars and eat junk food, will you regain weight. This dietary treatment is a blessing to re-train our natural brain process, and like animals in the wild rekindle our inner-knowing of what to eat, how much to eat, and when to stop eating.

posted Jul 10th, 2010 1:29 am


nailqween

Well Ladies and Gentlemen, and the rest who care to know...I am on the last day of Phase 2 I ended the injections (23 day) on Tues. So I stay on 500 cal till Sat. Then Saturday I start Phase 3..WOOHOO..I have lost in total -
14 POUNDS..and 24 INCHES..I only had about 30 total pounds to lose not realiziing how many inches you lose can actually make the difference...I was definitely a naysayer before researching this diet..I am now a true believer and this is why they call it POUNDS AND INCHES...Weight can fluctuate up and doen but inches..WOW..Staying off for Good...I have learned how to eat, how to cook portion control and can't wait to start working out in phase 3 to reshape the new body...no more back fat and no more muffins toppeling over the skinny jeans..HAHA..This is by far the HARDEST (NOT EASIEST) Diet I have ever done, but It is by Far the BEST RESULTS EVER...
I would only reccomend this to persons that are ready to be completely dedicated and focused on 3 weeks of intense and rigorous meal planning and then reaching higher for 3 more weeks to finish....Every day counts, I never cheated through this entire diet , I wanted to know exactly what I could lose and not wonder if I had cheated what I could've lost instead. Yes, Yes, Yesd, you have got to be determined, but 6 weeks will come and go and you can either be on the train or watch it go by, we are in July, how many chanves have you let pass you up. When you are sick and tired of being sick and tired of the flab around your gorgeous self, you will do it Man or Woman,,,,Believe in yourself THAT is What MATTERS...Not every diet is for Everyone but there is a Diet for EVERYONe...Find yours..Be Happy and don't recognize Naysayers, they don't deserve credit..You Do..Keep Doing what you Do and smile...

posted Jul 8th, 2010 9:18 pm


saram29

I just started the drops, but already I am noticing a difference in what I want to eat, and how much i eat.
I have had no negative side effects, and I doubt that I will. I have read and talked with many dr's, and people about this diet protocol, and I have found very little negative side effects or issues with it. DO MORE RESEARCH!!!!!

posted Jul 8th, 2010 6:13 pm



Wildrose

Here is some hope for you "lazy bums" taking the risk and using hCG!

Kristi and Jaymi and other folks like them are so quick to point out how lazy those of us who choose to use hCG are and that the only way to lose weight is to follow their example. Well, good for you that you were able to succeed where others have failed. You discount the stories of those who have tried and failed with your methods but have succeeded with hCG. You discount the information given by health care professionals that support the use of hCG as being harmless. There is probably nothing that can be said to you that would convince you that this is not a bad thing so instead I will give encouragement to those who NEED this type of product to reach healthy goals.

I have only been using the hCG drops and the 500 calorie diet for 3 weeks today. I have lost 15 real pounds, not water. How do I know? I fit into clothing I could not wear before. I do feel good, lots of energy, no side effects, I sleep well and these things were evident within the first 3 days of starting the plan. I do not experience hunger and I am not starving my brain. I am able to perform by job and care for my grandchildren with a new zest! I can exercise when I feel like it but I am not exercising for weight loss but for overall health, something I WAS doing previously.

Now the best part..... I had my annual check up with my doctor yesterday. I told him about the hCG I was taking, brought my little bottle along for him to see. He said that the homeopathic variety of drugs, etc. are very dilute from the original and that it is highly unlikely I would have any health issues resulting from the use. Then we went over my test results. I am type 2 diabetic and my blood sugar levels are below 90 after fasting and within normal range when tested after meals. This is with NO medication. My total cholesterol is in the mid 130 range ( one year ago it was well over 200!) My LDL and HDL are well within normal range. Again NO medication. Of course he is pleased with the weight loss and my blood pressure and everything else checked out A OK! My doctor is pleased, I am pleased. I know I could not normally succeed eating only 500 calories daily so I know the hCG is having an effect. The purpose of this hormone as stated in the review above is to mobilize fat stores! Well, it appears that is what it is doing since I don't feel hungry and I have energy from something and I can only attribute it to the addition of the hCG to the diet. I don't feel deprived and have no food cravings. Sure home baked bread still smells wonderful and I would love to butter up a chunk and eat it but I can manage to resist the temptation because I am rewarded almost daily with loss of pounds.

Of course you have to have the right mind set to do this, it is very restrictive and you have to follow the plan to the letter but it isn't horrible and I feel as if I could do this for the rest of my life if needed. Of course I will digress and treat myself at some point after I acheive my goal but I will never resume my old habits again. hCG has given me that strength with the knowledge that I can be in control.... with the help of hCG when I need it.

Well there you have it. My little bit of "wisdom" and my real life results using hCG. It isn't for everyone but for some of us it is a life saver and a blessing! Oh, be sure to get it from a reliable source. There are lots of stories about scams. I buy mine locally at a health food store that I trust. Let me know if you would like to contact them, they are not the cheapest but are really lower than a lot of the internet suppliers I have seen. Good Luck!

posted Jul 8th, 2010 2:32 pm


JenJen

Eileen- The HCG comes from different sources. Most of it comes from pregnant womens urine that HAS BEEN CLEANED so no, you are not sharing bodily fluids. Im currently on the hCG diet. The dr I am going through has also done the program himself. Its perfectly safe. I have had NO side affects at all. Hope this helped. Just be careful, ordering off the internet can be dangerous. Thats why I am going through a clinic. I'd rather pay more for my safety than risk it.

posted Jul 8th, 2010 12:31 am


Susan

Sorry I disagree that the weight loss from HCG is due to 500 calorie diet. I have been on low calorie diets before and I lost weight but then the loss dramatilcally slowed down and I didn't lose inches. I lost 50 lbs on 40 day supply and 6 week mainenance! I am now starting round two to lose the other 35 lbs. I love it.

posted Jul 7th, 2010 12:11 pm


Jaymi

I like this post because it opens peoples eyes. How can this be natural. AS stated in the article you need way way more than 500 calories to maintain organ function. So eating so little is like driving your car as long as you can on E.. you may get to where you wanna go but your car suffers for it. So you take this Hormone produced in pregnant women and tada you loose all this weight. You sleep better you learn portion control and you have energy and feel greet and its all thanks to HCG!! NO.. its because you lost weight.. A healthy "diet" like eating right and eating your three meals a day plus 2 snacks is the right way to go.. exercise people is the only right way to loose weight and the only healthy way in conjunction with eating right.. I Have 2 children with my first pregancy i gained 60lbs and with the second i gained 70. I lost the weight and then some by eating right and exercising i didnt do some extreme diet that is from urine or anything else that might end up giving people cancer or tumors down the road. I lost the weight because i wanted to be healthy. Your body is the only one you get in this world..So why would you wanna do something so drastic so harmful because your to lazy to do it the right way. I cant understand it i know people are desperate but what is the limit... what are you depriving your body of, can you keep it off after being off this crazy stuff.. Not if you go back to the way you were before.. you have to make the choice to change your life and if you want it you can do it but dont be stupid about it.

posted Jul 7th, 2010 10:10 am


kristi

I'm going to start by saying kuddos to those that have lost the weight. We all know being over weight is unhealthy.My frustration with the hcg injection is that if the dedication that is required for this program was applied to a regular healthy diet, low calorie and exercise program you could do it (in most cases) without the shots!! My husband was 40 pounds over weight a year ago. He decided that he would invest in a personal trainer and loose weight the right way. It was difficult for him and he had to work really hard to break a thirty year habit. But he stuck with it and within a few months had dropped the weight. He looks great! If I do say so myself :) Would it have been easier for him to do the hcg thing? Without a doubt! He has learned to eat and excersise correctly and has made a lifelong change, that has carried over to me and our children :)I am so proud of him! I have many family members that have done the hcg program and its hard to watch them do that to their bodies and then start to go back to the way they ate before with no time for exercise. Not so good. Now, if they had tried harder to do it differently maybe they would have learned better how to make the changes for the rest of their lives. It's heartbreaking :(

posted Jul 6th, 2010 7:32 pm


Carrie

Reading all of these comments baffles me! Everyone in support of HCG has discussed their weightloss and the health benefits of eating well...So where does the HCG come into play? Anyone who eats 500 calories a day is going to lose weight! Everyone is discussing how beneficial it is to eat the lean protein, green vegetable and fruits. Well duh! Why not just eat those good food choice and incorporate some exercise in your day with it. The ONLY weight loss format to be proven effective over a long term course.
It amazes me that you are all okay with infecting/swallowing a HORMONE that was extracted from a pregnant female's URINE!!
I keep seeing comments about the pro HCG fanatics telling others to do their research...are you kidding me?

Have any of you done research about taking hormones that are unnecessary?
(for weightloss is unnecessary in case I need to spell that out for you).

You all may be in a couple size smaller pants now, but the LONG-TERM side effects are going to catch up with you.

The only comments arguing this point I'd be interested in reading are those from someone who did this diet years ago and still feels great and has kept the weight off without muscle deterioration and any vitamin deficiency.

I am still shocked that one of you claim to have a holistic approach to your health...you may want to take a look at yourself more closely.

Once again, my main point is that of course you are all going to lose weight. Have a 500 calorie piece of cake per day and you will lose weight!
(obviously, that is just to a point across, I would never actually suggest that)

No one has actually stated any of the bebefit of the actual HCG except for it suppressing your appetite - so does cocaine or crack...not much of a selling point is it?
I'm not telling anyone to not do this. YOu are all able to make your own valid decisions, it is so baffling to me on how many of these miracle diets come forward, and then years later have turned out to do more harm than good. Mark my words people...be patient and wait for the long term effects.

Someone commented also about if you have a disease or some long term health issue, you take medicine. Not true!
I have had an auto immune disease that was diagnosed in 2007. I have been pressured since then by many doctors to start injection treatment right away. I have went against all of that pressure and treat my disease with minerals and a good diet...guess what!...I am healthy and I haven't had to worry about the numerous side effects that have been discovered regarding all of the medicine my doctors wanted to put me on.

I hope some of you can put a little more long-term thought in this for your health in your future

posted Jul 6th, 2010 12:45 pm


Christa

Does anyone know of a reliable place to purchase the HCG injections from?

posted Jul 6th, 2010 12:11 pm


Eileen

My worry about this diet is where and how are they getting the hormone from? Pregnant women's urine? Isn't that sharing bodily fluids? I would like to try the diet but someone please explain this stuff to me.

posted Jul 6th, 2010 11:10 am


Dan

I'm male, 53 years old and in good health except I was 260lbs at 6'2" so I had built up a few extra lbs over the years. I went on the yourhcg drops, 6 drops, 6 times a day and logs 29lbs in 23 days and I wasn't hungry at all during the diet. For lunch most of the time I ate a small piece of chicken, an orange or an apple or strawberries, and some veggie like a handful of lettuce or a medium size tomato, then all the water, diet green tea or coffee I wanted, mostly 1 cup of coffee in the morning, maybe 1 bottle of green tea and 2-4 bottles of water a day. So for dinner the meat options was either a small lean hamburger patty or 8-9 shrimp, or about 100g of crap meat, or chicken. So I dropped 29lbs and I dropped 2 pant sizes in 23 days. I'm in phase 3 couple weeks now and have maintained my weight loss. I gained back couple lbs and then dropped them back off with no problem. I'm trying not to eat any bread or other starches or anything with sugar in it but I have cheated a little on 4th of July like eating potato salad and some sweets but I didn't go overboard. Didn't gain anything from it. One thing while on the diet it made me think about the portions I was eating before so I'm more aware of that now which is good. Another good side effect I've had was I'm sleeping much better through the night and not having to get up to use the bathroom and not waking up as much. I noticed I've had more energy during the day. I believe I'm snoring less too; I ask the wife and she said she didn't know she was sleeping on through the night too, guess that was my answer. :)

posted Jul 5th, 2010 11:00 pm


tribeleader7

1st let me say that I have been a nutrtionist for 13 years, I know how to lose weight and I have a holistic approach to health. I have five children and after my last I could not lose weight. I am in to detoxing so I eat only organic, made from scratch, and raw foods...and a moderate calorie diet. I also excersice between 1.5-3 hours daily...and guess what I gained muscle but lost not one bit of fat. I have access to a BOD POD (the same thing they use on the biggest loser to measure body fat). I have been on the HCG (injections) diet for 30 days and I have lost 22 pounds and my body fat percentage has gone down!
The same people saying that you can't live off of 500 calories a day...are you sure? The only diet that has been shown to increase live expectency is the calorie reduced diet...while 500 is more severe it is better to eat less not more. Before you comment please ensure that you know what you are talking about...and if one more obese person tells me that I am hurting myself by eating only 500 calories, or one more person say "stop taking the easy route" I am going to scream!! This is not the easy route, it is hard...it is as hard as anything else that I have ever done.

posted Jul 5th, 2010 6:31 pm


Nailqween

Does anyone know if its okay that I forgot to do my shot this morning and when I remebered it was like 9 tonight. It was today shot so I went ahead and did it. Tommorrow I will take another one as this is my last week for them I stop them on tuesday. 23 day cycle is up. Has anyone done this stupid thing too? If so, please let me know, as I didn't want to take 2 at once tomm. Hope it doesn't harm my progress..PLEASE LET KNOW..as my center is closed tomm.....Thanks guys,...I'm so mad at myself..who forgets the shot...GEeeeezzzz...:(

posted Jul 4th, 2010 10:48 pm


surearow

Better tell all that formally fat Europeans, who lost all their weight via HcG, that the U.S. FDA said that they are all wrong and liars!

As far as Kevin Trudeau: Even Judas told people about Jesus Christ from time to time, did that make Jesus a false Savior? No, and just because Trudeau has sold Dr. Simeons' diet does not make it a false diet either!

Something that WORKS always threatens the "Powers in Charge".

If HcG did not work, it would die on it's own. It is one of the few diets I've seen in the U.S. that is growing from the grassroots! There is NO organized push for this diet, but yet it GROWS in popularity! WHY? Because it works.

posted Jul 4th, 2010 12:30 pm


Nailqween

Just wondered if anyone is on Phase 3 yet, I start it next Saturday the 10th of July. What can I eat.. I know no sugars or starches but is there a list somewhere on the web I can go to and print out or look at a list..if anyone knows please let me know..Thanks

posted Jul 3rd, 2010 11:18 pm


rose

i am with you mary!!! it's boggs!!!!!!!

posted Jul 3rd, 2010 10:58 pm



Wildrose

I have to wonder if Tracie and people like Tracie would refuse to have treatment for a disease if it could quickly cure them and give them a second chance to be healthy? Using hCG as an aide I am working toward a healthy life and frankly I have not felt this good in a long time. I sleep better, havew more energy and an enthusiasim to go forward and succeed where I have failed in the past. People should not be so judgemental unless they have all the facts.

posted Jul 3rd, 2010 10:43 pm


lisa

I started this diet 19 days ago! I have lost 16 lbs and 15 1/2 inches. I agree that is is not an easy diet. I suffered headaches and dizziness for approximately the first 10 days. But after that, I have felt great! I would recommend this to anyone who has determination and weight to lose!

posted Jul 3rd, 2010 10:06 pm


Karen

In Response to Tracie's Post:

Do yourself a favor and do some research before you knock something...

HCG and Muscle Mass

HCG is the hormone that triggers the body to burn excess adipose tissue instead of lean muscle tissue. Without it, your body will burn lean muscle mass and structural fat, but will never get to the root cause of your obesity--excess fat. Once you have that hormonal balance restored in your body, your metabolism is reset and you being burning fat, not muscle tissue.

posted Jul 3rd, 2010 12:45 pm


Tracie

This is basically saying, " I would rather be skinny now, than work toward a long healthy future." I have heard very little of those who have been successful on this diet and kept the weight off for a year or more after stopping treatment. You are destroying your metabolism, screwing up your hormones, and setting your body up for future disaster. It's a fad diet. About eight years ago, everyone was all mad about Atkins and now they all have gained all the weight back, have high cholesterol, and may have done serious damage to their heart and health. 500 calories a day doesn't even account for what your body just burns at rest in a day. By doing this diet, you are letting your body dig into muscle and your body fat percentage will most likely stay the same, even if you lose 50 lbs. Do yourself and your health a favor and really study to understand how the human body and metabolism works, and you will see how this diet is like all the other fad diets, dangerous and detrimental to your health.

posted Jul 2nd, 2010 8:58 pm


Kerry

Homeopathic HCG Drops:
I must say I am amazed with the results I have gotten so far with HCG. I am doing the homeopathic drops and they are working just as well as the injections a friend has been doing and at a far more reasonable price. It is a very strict diet plan to follow and therefore can be taxing at times, but the weight comes off quickly and that is certainly a motivator for me. I had slight headaches and lightheadedness the first two days, but the literature said to drink lots of water or tea to help flush out the toxins which cause these side effects, and they did. Now I do not have headaches or lightheadedness whatsoever. The drops are very effective in avoiding hunger. I would recommend this product to anyone trying to lose weight!

posted Jul 2nd, 2010 6:00 pm


Di_Texas

HCG diet is great!

I would like to share my results and experience after a round of HCG diet.
I am 40 years old female (Type 2 diabetic).
I lost 21 lbs in 45 days. I used injections: 125 ml under doctor??s supervision.
My general opinion of HCG experience was great. For me this was the easiest diet that I have ever been on. Considering rapid weight loss it is comparable to HMR (Health Management Resources) liquid diet that I previously tried. I cannot emphasize how easy HCG diet was in comparison. On HMR medically supervised liquid diet I lost 40 lb in 3 months. I was constantly starving and physically uncomfortable. I did not eat real food (artificial shakes) and within weeks I was sick and tired of eating the same shakes. I don??t care how much a person tries to flavor it or change the consistency of it, it was still the same strange powder that did not sustain thru the day. The liquid diet also demanded strenuous exercise. I worked out hard 2 hours a day almost every day, burning around 700 calories.
Now my HCG protocol. For the first 2 days I had light headache. Nothing major. The shots very easy and never bothered me. During my 45 days I felt hungry maybe on 5 occasions (particularly after few days without shots during my period). But it was a good type of hunger. My belly was letting me know it was empty, not the horrible cravings where the chemicals in your brain force you to think about particular foods (carbs) 24-7. This was such a great change from my previous diet experiences. For maybe 3 days I did have some discomfort with my gallbladder. I started taking ??chanca piedra?, Amazon jungle herb supporting liver and gallbladder function, and within couple of days my symptoms resolved.
The only issue that I had with on my HCG protocol was that I did not introduce enough variety in my foods. I pretty much did simple things and to somebody else that could be boring. But I did love the fact that I was eating real food, made by myself from scratch and enjoyed every bite of my meals:)

The huge difference with this diet was the fact that ALL I had to do was just to stay focused on the results and stick to the protocol. Considering that I had no food cravings or hunger, just looking at my bathroom scale every morning was very motivating and easily kept me from departing from the diet. My experience was so great, that I am already planning to do the next round as soon as possible following dr. Simeons recommendations.
This is a testimony how great my HCG experience was. When I was on liquid diet I could not wait another day to be done with it and start eating normal food! On HCG I cannot wait to start another successful round.
Also, for diabetics here is additional info. I am type 2 diabetic, non-insulin dependent and take Metformin only. I completed 45 days of HCG protocol. My A1C went down from 6.5 before the diet to 5.8 after. Per my doctor??s instructions I adjusted my dose of Metformin (cut it to 1/3 of pre-diet dose) and my sugars were just great thru the diet. I also had no sugar/carbs cravings thru the diet, so yes; it works for diabetics very well.
It??s been 5 weeks that I have been of the shots (almost ready to start another round?) I am one of the lucky ones that my weight did not fluctuate and I am staying within 2 lbs of my end of program weight. I am eating pretty much normal, particularly lots of good fats, but watch my carbs carefully?Don??t really care much for sweat or white flour anymore, so it??s easy to eat healthier when the cravings are gone?
All my friends are amazed by my newer healthier body, and I am planning to inspire them more by getting even healthier and slimmer. 2nd round of HCG, here I go!

posted Jul 1st, 2010 4:24 pm


diana

It was good to hear about hcg...but i dont know which HCG any of these people tried...whether it is infection, sublingual or homeopathic. it would be good if that was mentioned...thanks

posted Jul 1st, 2010 2:52 pm



Wildrose

Mary, Was your friend harmed in any way or was it your apprehension that caused you to make such a strong statement as "I am glad he didn't kill himself".

Look at the diet: 2 small servings of protein a day, lots of green stuff and 2 fruits. It is all good stuff, no fillers, no sugars, no added chemicals. I can do all my shopping on the outer isles of the grocery store where everything is fresh, not pre packaged. I haven't eaten this healthy in my life! And guess what? I checked my blood sugar this morning and it is well below 100 with no meds! Not bad for type 2 diabetic who's average was 130-150 even with meds.

I had a nice shrimp salad for dinner with some melba toast and some lemoned water. You got a problem with this?

posted Jul 1st, 2010 12:48 am


Henry

Wow, I've seen the light. I'm going to hump my 55-year-old 375-pound frame out to a marathon tomorrow. Or maybe some rock climbing is what I need. It shouldn't matter for either that I've lost most of the feeling in my feet, right?

posted Jun 30th, 2010 8:58 pm


Renee' RN

Someone had asked about reshaping. I see more reshaping than I do weight loss when I do this diet. It's fantastic! I only have 12 more lbs to go. I don't feel hungry. Remember-you only EAT 500 calories-your additional calories come from your stored fat-so saying this is a LOW CAL diet is not exactly true. You do get your allotted calories for the day-just not out of your muscle stores. The diet must have some weight (ha) to it, or millions would not be successful. Yahoo.com has an HCG forum where millions give their stories, share questions, and success. It teaches you behavior modification. THose of you who are skeptical....would like to know how many processed foods you are eating daily! The food out there these days is evil, and full of things our bodies are not accustomed to. We need fruits, veggies, proteins, and good carbs.....and to MOVE! Get out there and MOVE! Your bodies were meant to move, not be in front of Facebook all day.

Another word of advice-order this thru a reputable doctor! If you do order off the internet, BUYER BEWARE. But to do this correctly you should be monitored by a physician.

And for those who slam the diet-is all that processed food, sugar, bad fats and simple carbs better for you than a 500 calorie diet made up of nutrient-rich foods?

Think about it.

posted Jun 30th, 2010 8:11 pm


Lisa

Mary... We are all humans and we were intended to eat fresh fruits, veggies and lean protein. You are wrong! You can be very healthy on this diet. Eat recommended fruits , veggies and lean protein and you will get what your body needs!! I am on day 9 of phase III, am eating along with my family (except for starches) and am still losing weight!! My family is making healthy choices now! Better for all of us!!!!!!!!! Great Diet!
By the way can you explain the concept of the fattening of America? It happened when the FDA changed the Food Pyramid and put the breads, grains and pasta's accross the bottom. (I believe they may have recently made another change) Since that time Americans had continued to get fatter! They even raised the average weights for men and women because we were all getting fatter. The FDA sets the standards for how our children eat at school, what the recommened daily intake is and how nutritionist are being taught on the college level! Just because the FDA says it doesn't make it so! I say pay attention to your own bodies! Eat for health !

posted Jun 30th, 2010 3:27 pm


Mary

ANY diet that asks you to eat only 500 calories a day is VERY dangerous. I know a friend that did it and thank God he didn't kill himself doing it. He has a close friend that is a nurse recommend it, and after than, I could not talk him out if it. Nearly every positive review I've seem of this crap is written by someone that's trying to sell it or a person that hasn't found out how much weight will come back on once they start eating like a human being again. PLEASE DON"T RISK YOUR HEALTH BY DOING ANY FORM OF THIS SO_CALLED DIET!

posted Jun 30th, 2010 12:47 am


ladylike1979

so is the 500 calories before or after exercise calories are lost?

posted Jun 29th, 2010 11:12 pm


nailqween

Okay I have posted about my weight loss and activity since beginning this diet on June 14, i am also doing the 23 day injections and I have yet to see anyone post about how there body is reshaping..I have only lost 10 lbs but I have lost 22 1/2 inches all over my body. Weight will flucuate but inches, thats where you will stay fit. Can't wait till July 10th then I start eating more and get to excersize. Still no starches or sugars...Good Luck..Everyone's entitled to their own opinions,, I too was skeptical about this diet but did lots of research and started it.. Not once have I regretted it and this is NOT an easy fix. It is by far the HARDEST diet I have ever been on. But in the end the days will still have gone by and the weight will still be on or off. So STICK TO IT...You CAN DO IT!!!

posted Jun 29th, 2010 10:23 pm


Lisa

I am in my second week of phase three on the 21 day diet. I did not loose alot of weight (11 lbs) during the 21 days, however I feel great!! I have lost another 4 pounds since I started phase three. You think 500 calories is not alot but it is all about the right choices! I never was hungry. If you do research you find that most of sources that are against this are the same ones who support the typical diabetic diet using lots of whole grains etc. Those Drs. are killing their paitients by sending them toward high glycemic foods! I suggest anyone with diabeties or heart disease to research Dr. Sears, "The Zone". My husband lost 50 lbs in 5 months after having a heart attack at age 42. I am using this diet for my maintenance. I am never hungry because I make good choices and eat every 4 hours. If you need aquick start do the HCGWeightDrops.com.

posted Jun 29th, 2010 5:16 pm


Brian

I'm not sure if "I like it" is for the article or for the use of hcg. I have only been on the diet (drops) for 6 days but have already lost 10 pounds. I was a bit skeptical going in, so I used my sister as a guinea pig to try it first. She lost 17 pounds in the first 3 weeks and said she didnt have any headaches and never felt too hungry at any point. Since I have been taking the hcg, I have never felt hungry and have followed the diet to a t. However, I dont like staying up late and usually only get minimal sleep because I just dont like going to sleep. I have found that late at night I do get headaches. Its almost as if my body is telling me its time to go to sleep. Once I do I wake up refreshed with no headache and plenty of energy for the day. I would definitely recommend this diet to anyone who is in need of losing weight and wants to fell healthier.

posted Jun 29th, 2010 4:47 pm


what?

So dangerous? I didn't read anything in the article that supports the conclusion that you needed to call out the diet because it is so dangerous. You may not like it, but come on.

posted Jun 29th, 2010 4:17 pm


Jright

You know dietsinreview are getting the marching orders to discredit the hcg protocol from the Diet companies. They have too. Its about dollars and sense for them, look at all there ADs. If they can't make money off of it why promote it. The same goes for these clinics now offing hcg for $1500 to $2500. They are just as bad as the weight loss companies. In the words of Gordan Gecko, "Greed is Good" I bought my hcg kit for $180, read pounds and inches. Then started to lose weight. Best thing to do is research, research, research. Then make a decision to change your life.

posted Jun 29th, 2010 2:52 pm



Wildrose

Dear ladylike, if you Google "pounds and inches" you should find the original manuscript by Dr. Simeon. It is over 40 pages, written in laymans terms but still a little "clinical" but the exact and original diet plan is there in the latter half. I recommend you read it all though. It is pretty interesting how much research went into this many years ago.

posted Jun 29th, 2010 2:49 pm



Wildrose

Dear Janny, I applaud your success but PLEASE don't diminish the effort it takes to follow this plan. This takes a huge committment and lots of sacrifice. Don't assume that since the weight comes off quickly that this is an easy route to take. It is a lifeline to some of us who need the encouragement we get from reqular, steady, nearly daily weight loss!

Why would you imply that the way you lost your weight is somehow more virtuous? We are not equal in our ability to exercise and deny ourselves depending upon body type, ancestory, age, physical and/or mental condition.

Give those of us a little credit for our ability for self denial and our committment to make a difference in our body mass and overall health condition.

posted Jun 29th, 2010 2:37 pm


Janny

It is amazing what we do for weight loss. I have said for many years the weight didn't come on over night and it won't come off over night. Quick fix just like surgical interventions. I lost 75 lbs by eating right and exercise. Proud of my hard work and determination.

posted Jun 28th, 2010 11:03 pm


ladylike1979

i just started with the shots today and i've been reading up on the HCG diet and i'm getting conflicting information.
can anyone tell me what they have been doing exactly?

posted Jun 28th, 2010 6:46 pm


Jack Cramer

I have seen people with really good results from the diet. All I wonder about is the food that you can't eat while you are on it. Is it really healthy to not eat very much at all. I just wonder if your body can't function. I bet it is ok since people seem to like it. Found a good site though to learn about it though.

posted Jun 28th, 2010 4:23 pm


nailqween

Okay today is my 3rd week weigh in. Since I started this diet I am down a total of 10 lbs, that doesn't sound like alot I know but what is even more amazing is the 21 1/2 inches of all over body fat that I lost. I so far am the only one in the clinic that has lost this many inches. And due to the fact I don't have alot of weight to lose, myu body has decided to plateau on that. The shape my body has taken to is amazing and it will be harder gain back the fat inches than the weight, so I am good with this. I only have a week and 1/2 left on phase 2 then its on to phase 3..Yeah breakfast.....I miss my breakfast and being able to work out. So like I always say, it's diffucult and rigorous to adhere to but the results are phenominal....I don't want to wonder what I would have lost had I stuck exactly to the plan. And so this is what I am doing....Good luck to all, I am rooting for ya..YOU CAN DO IT

posted Jun 28th, 2010 2:22 pm



Dr Rich

As a doctor, I have used the sublingual drops successfully to lose 20+ lbs. The only noticeable side effects were occasional food cravings and headaches the first several days, likely from not drinking enough water. Our clinic has implemented this as a weight loss program and our patients are having great success with it. As to some of the negative side effects noted in some of the posts here, it is likely that the hCG purchased by these individuals was not a high quality one. I know of colleagues who have had patients that decided to purchase subsequent hCG on the internet because they got it cheaper. Some of those patients had severe neurological reactions.....one to the point of being unable to walk. So, as was recommended by a nurse in an earlier post, it is best to do this program under the supervision of a health professional.

posted Jun 28th, 2010 12:52 pm


Tim

As a follow-up. I am just over 3 weeks into the program. I have lost 37 pounds. I still have plenty of energy to exercise and have no side effects. The 500 calories has been no problem. My gut has disappeared and I look and feel great. When I started this, I thought there is no way I would 'easily' lose 40 pounds in such a short time, but I have 5 days left and it looks like I will make it. When I come off of the 500 calorie program I know I will want to be more cautious in my eating (and drinking). I am not giving up either but will do both in moderation as I love to eat and drink but I love my new lean body. Food and drinks and random snacking just don't have the same appeal as they once did.

posted Jun 28th, 2010 12:46 pm



Alexmissthang

could someone let me know where i could get some from? no clinics in my area uffer it.........thanks

posted Jun 28th, 2010 4:50 am



Wildrose

I am 10 days into the hCG protocol and even though I have had a couple of days here and there with no loss I have a total loss of 9lbs, not bad.

I have been reading a lot of comments and articles here and other places on the internet, some dealing with the dangers associated with hCG.

I am in my 60's, about 60 (51 now) lbs over weight, type 2 diabetes, high chloesterol and this has been going on for 40 years! I have tried so many "healthy" and some not so healthy diets over the years with same results: no results or a rebound to my old weight in no time!

Following this protocol (I use the drops under the tongue, no injections) I am eating lots of green veggies, 2 fruits and a small portion of lean protein 2 times a day for 500 calories maximum. I find an orange seems like a real treat and I feel really good.

Now I have a pretty good idea of what constitutes a healthy diet and have not been a junk food junkie for years. I try to watch what I eat but even so I found myself eating too few veggies, hardly any fruit, too much protein and carbs not to mention fats and sugar and the health results are clear; type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol plus I had thyroid cancer surgery nearly 40 years ago and have to take replacement therapy drugs since I have no thyroid anymore which puts me at even more at risk for issues.

I honestly feel as if I am preparing to change the way I eat permanently with this plan. So what if it is an "easy fix"? Does everything have to be done the hard way? Is their some special virtue in suffering a certain way?

It is encouraging to me to see the results so quickly. By the way, this is not any fun except when I step on the scale! It takes a serious committment to follow such a restrictive plan.

As for the risk to my health well look at me! I already have issues that can be addressed by weight control to some degree. What I am eating is little but it is not unhealthy. It seems that the dilute strength of the hormone in the drops would reduce many risks associated with the higher potency injections.

Now for the claims that the drops do nothing and it is "all in your mind" well I suddenly noticed about 6 days into the plan that if I was experiencing hunger and I took my dose of drops my hunger would subside within 20-30 minutes. I wasn't looking for this result, it was just a realization.

For me the choices are clear, I can continue on the way I was or I can make this radical change and see where it takes me. I guess you can say it is sort of a 'pick your poison" decision but I feel good, I am not experiencing any of the side effects and I feel in control. Even vegans risk their health with their limited resources as we need protein and I have seen some very sickly looking vegans!

It remains to be seen if I will be able to maintain the loss but with any diet if you lose the weight and return to your old habits you will gain it all back. At least I feel like at long last I have found the key to success and I am relearning how to choose my food, not to say I won't splurge sometimes but I know that if I do gain a few pounds I have a resource to regain control quickly! Right now I am committed to going forward and I am looking forward to my next Dr visit for a check up to see how my sugar and cholesterol checks out :)

posted Jun 27th, 2010 2:48 pm


Amie

For everyone who has commented on the caloric intake of this progtam, I invite you to look at the menu on any medical weight loss program. I lost 80 pounds on such a program, and there will always be people who experience side effects, but I had none. The first 5 days is nothing but very lean protein, and the reason for this is to make your body burn stored fat for energy- not to starve you. For those like me, 3 children, exercised regularly, but no results at all- this may be necessary to get your body to let go of the stored fat. I did not lose muscle, only fat. The calories were around 500 per day, but if you are eating these foods, your body will not suffer. You should take a multivitamin, though, and I highly recommend potassium to avoid deficiency, but it worked a miracle for me. Unless you are a medical weight loss doctor, you really do not know. I asked a million questions, and yes, I had some mild side effects, but they were eliminated by taking vitamins and recommended supplements. I did this a year ago, and only gained back a few pounds because I decided to live on sweets. Everyone else I know who has tried a "diet" like this, and kept eating healthy(for the most part), has kept their weight off. If a physician is okay with it, like mine is, how can you say this "diet" is dangerous or will not work? If it was going to kill people, then it would not be distributed by licensed physicians period.

posted Jun 27th, 2010 1:42 am


nailqween

Okay Heather for your comment below, I too am losing 15-20 lbs. I started the same way. the first two days I lost 7 lbs, then 2 more (9) then stuck. When you don't have alot of weight to lose you will probably plateau into your second week. This being a good thing if its near the beginning rather than the end of the cycle. If you do plateau, do the apple day. It will kickstart your metabolism so the next day when you get on the scale you will have started to lose weight again. This happened to me on thursday (yesterday) and I posted that I was doing the apple day. Today, BAM...back in business baby. another pound. I went over to the clinic that I am doing my weight loss at and told her thanks for the advice she said because I didn't have alot to lose this happens to alot of people, but just to follow direction and get back on ther 500 calorie today which I did. Feel great and lost weight. I have till July 9 and I am done with phase 2. On July 10th I begin phase 3...can't wait.I will keep all posted as to how it goes but feel free to comment or writte me..Anyone that is that needs any encouragement or help. I myself have only been on it 2 weeks now but, I feel great. I will shoot straight from the hip though this diet is COMPLETE and UTTER DEDICATION...Don't Give Up!!!!

posted Jun 25th, 2010 6:29 pm


nailqween

Okay well, I'm back, day 11 and I plateaud so I call the center and told her I had been stuck at one pound loss all week. In the respect 2 oz. her 1 oz there..so not lost a complete pound for 4 days. So, she told me to break my plateau I needed to have my apple day. What is this you ask? Well, it is where you eat 6 apples throughout the day till bedtime (6) in total. This will result in water retention elimination that won't return and then resume my 500 caloric intake as usual the following day. We are doing this today and I will post result news this weekend. I thought this to be too soon, but as I only have maybe 15-20 lbs to lose my body decided to plateau early. Oh well, I shall continue on. It is 29 days of my life that will come and go. And I will either go with or watch it go by and wish I had stuck to the diet. so, in saying that I am saying Yes..it is a hard diet to stay on and remain focused on the weight goal when the food you always have had travels by but in the end it's so worth it. And every time I want to reach for something bad, I will remember that it's easy to put on but a BI$^% to take off!!! So goes by the doughnut that I really don't need..HAHA..Good Luck all...You CAN do this....

posted Jun 24th, 2010 9:02 pm


pam

I have been on the HCG diet for going on 3 weeks now. I have not had any side effects, and I feel better than I did on any of the other diets (weight watchers, alli, nutri-system, etc.) I did not begin to gain weight until I was diagnosed w/ovarian cancer in 2004, and had to have a complete hysterectomy. This is the only diet I feel comfortable with. I don't even mind giving myself a shot every day. As with every other diet, procedure, etc., it depends on the person, and should not be stereotyped by so-called experts.

posted Jun 24th, 2010 1:26 pm


getting fit

I just purchased my HGC Platinum Drops yesterday! I DO NOT like needles and the shot are WAY to expensive! I cant wait to start the process on Monday (with Sat & Sun being my overloading days as required)!!!

Everything that I hear from other people seem to be pretty darn good! I havent seen or heard anything to negative at all!

I have 7 weeks until I go back to my college and I want to look great. All in all I would like to lose 60lbs before heading back.

If you would like to track my progress to see if this sounds right for you before plunging into it please join me on a free website called 50millionpounds.com and find kerriisgonnaloseit (thats my screen name) and we can be "buddies" in this weight loss adventure!

posted Jun 24th, 2010 1:09 pm


Heather

I'm on day two of the 500 cal diet and I have already lost 61/2 pounds!!! I do feel a little tired at times if I'm over doing it, however most of the time I feel great! I only need to take off 20lbs and a this rate i'll be done in no time!

posted Jun 24th, 2010 12:24 pm


Wildrose

To all of the naysayers hear this: I have been on this protocol using the hCG drops obtained locally at a health food store for a mere 8 days (including the 2 load days) but I am sold! The store owner has tried it and had great success himself, therefore he offers it but only with counseling.
I have about 60 pounds to lose and I have been carrying most of it for about 45 years with a few days of hitting a lower wieght when I tried Atkins or Weight Watchers, or Jenny, or Cambridge or..... You get the picture. I was more uncomfortable on any of the previous programs than on this protocol. No, I am not saying it is fun or easy but hCG seems to allow me to drastically restrict my calorie intake with less discomfort than with a 1200 calorie plan. I am type 2 diabetic and I do not get shakey or panicky needing a protien fix. I have adequate energy and the only negative effect i had was a mild headache for a couple of days. While I have not indulged in exercise I feel capable of it and in the 8 days I have dropped 7.5 pounds not counting the 2 I gained (and subsequently lost making it a total of 9.5)on the load days! I am delighted with the results so far. I am encouraged to have such positive results and I wake up excited to step on the scale each day. No I am not starving feeling and only really hungry when it is lunch or dinner time. I am keeping it simple by closely following Dr. Simeons's protocol, drinking lots of water, having an apple either between meals or after dinner and I truly feel good!
I cannot predict with certainty that I will lose all my wieght and keep it off but I am very optimistic that it can be done with hCG and diet protocol. I will let you know if I find out differently but I would certainly encourage anyone with a wieght problem to consider this option if they have not had success in the past. Again, it isn't really fun and sometimes I would really like some chocolate or toast but I have found it easy to resist because of the results I am getting and the fact that I am not truly feeling hunger.
Hope this helps some who are on the fence and dispels some of the negative notes here. I read the entire Pounds and Inches manuscript by Dr. Simeon and feel there has been a lot of scientific investigation into producing this protocol. FDA approval or not, it does work to help with wieght loss and how many FDA approved drugs have had to be pulled from the market anyway? There is no guarantee but after all these years I would think there would have been a huge outcry by the public if there were really dangerous issues with this relatively low dose of hCG!

posted Jun 23rd, 2010 6:46 pm


don

im reading the blog here im waiting for my hcg to arrive dont know much about it my family ask me to try it so here i am im obese 400 plus pound 46 yr old male i can not do alot of things for my self and it all started with a severe back injury 15 years ago,im not able to walk very far cause of my back and the extra weight takes all my breath away 1 flight of steps weres me out for and hour or so.i still get up early every day try to do what i can but find my self defeated often. i hope that the hcg will give me an edge on things i have a home gym and can lift anything just cant walk far still do pushups,too fat for a real sit up all mine is belly and thighs have no health insurance so my blood sugar ive managed my self,along with blood pressure i want to loose 200 lbs and was hoping that the hcg will help get me down were i can get more movement also i have ibs since back injury so i have to take laxitive everyday ,i drink water and a beer for 1 meal middle of the day im very strong just cant stand without great pain. if i ever get down enough to move better i will stay active forever. my motabalism is so low its terrible i ate nothing but salad and drank water last year for 6 months and gained 5 lbs believe that. so my hope is that the drops do something cause ive eaten 500 cal diet and still gained weight

posted Jun 23rd, 2010 12:20 pm


cos

I started teh diet 5 days ago. I made the mistake of not loading up the 1st 2 days like I should have been but as of this morning I am down 10lbs!! I have been an athlete all my life, played basketball, lifted weights and always in shape. Had my daughter and i have been struggling ever since. They say you need to exercise and I would love 2 but my back pain and knees pain is Excruciating because of all the extra weight. I am trying to get to a point where I can exercise again. I cannot believe how great i feel & just to see the scale going down every day more then 1 lb is a great feeling. I am hungry but i try to split the 500 cal a little more trough the day. I don't need the toast for lunch so I eat it around 10 am... I talked to so many people that had great results on it.

posted Jun 23rd, 2010 12:14 pm


Sunny

I did the HCG diet...with a dr...ate chicken as a vegiterian...so I was committed...I lost 20 pounds in 5 weeks...then when I came OFF the shots all broke loose...that hormone has messed up my thyroid and metabolism...I feel like I am ADHD, having a heart attack, very aggitated...I can't catch my breath...laying in the floor crying...just messed me all up...it's a quick way to get pounds off, BUT it could have serious side effects...as the dr told me yesterday at Urgent Care...there's no point in trying to fit in a size 2 if your organs are shutting down...do a healthy diet...weight watchers, etc...that is what I am doing next...I am not taking anymore hormones that are going to make me feel like this again!!

posted Jun 22nd, 2010 8:12 pm


cheska dychauco

I have an appointment with Sci-Slim clinic tomorrow. I am very eager to start the program . I am a nursing student and will be checking out their clinic with an open mind and a "lot " of questions. I figured that if I am to start this program, getting the HCG from a clinic would be better than buying it online. PLUS they do check-ups too. The lady in the clinic told me that they charge $300something for their 23 day program.
I am not working for Sci-Slim and if anyone would like to do a follow-up on my progress, you may email me at cheskadychauco@yahoo.com. I hope I dont get nasty and dirty emails but this is a 2nd account anyway. If I could help anyone lose weight, that would be worth this effort and risk.
I weigh 135lbs and stands 5'2. My goal is to lose 20 lbs. That would be heaven!

posted Jun 22nd, 2010 6:21 pm


Ana

Every single diet plan works on someone for sometime, but no diet works for everyone all of the time.
THis is a quick fix, and sounds like it is successful for many. But is is healthy? There still seems to be some question.
Are you wanting quick weight loss or a healthy lifestyle where you glow, radiate, have energy, eat delicious foods WITHOUT counting calories or paying hundreds and even thousands of dollars.
It's amazing to me.
I lead people through healthy, fun and permanent weight loss programs that are successful for the long haul. Why? Because they are about the individual's needs and making pleasure a part of the game. Once you connect with your body and really take care of it, the results happen, and they stick.
I think it is all about your goals and long term agenda.
If you want true health, this is perhaps not the way to go.
Be well all of you, and may you find the health and happiness you seek.

posted Jun 21st, 2010 10:42 pm


Cheryl

I just completed the six week course of HCG. I got it from a medical clinic; it worked for me. I have lost 24 lbs in six weeks. I drank lots of water and tea. You do need to drink lots of water to flush your system. I was not grouchy. Sure, I had moments that I was hungry.

posted Jun 21st, 2010 10:06 pm


nailqween

rachel, It stays in your system for 3 days after you stop taking it. At least this is what the New Beginnings clinic tells you as well as Dr. Simeons book. Also, LADIES, this IS a FERTILITY MEDICINE..YOU CAN GET PREGNANT.. If you are oon birth control, use a back up (Condom, etc)..I don't want kids so, if you don't want to be surprised while losing weight make sure and take precautions....I know I did and I am on the pill, they say you can't but just for extra measures it won't kill him to use it for the first phase...Good Luck

posted Jun 21st, 2010 6:00 pm


Laura