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My weight loss stalled...why???

christineiowa asked this question Feb 15th, 2011 9:31 pm

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!

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You will hit a plateau for a week but then you get past that. Try not eating past 6:30pm.

posted on Feb 16th, 2011 9:57 am


Double check the ingredients in your lotion, soap, facial scrub, anti-perspirant, etc. No oil is allowed and it will really mess up the diet. Don't worry - it's only for a few more weeks. I'm currently on the diet as well - 15 lbs down and a couple weeks to go with the shot.

posted on Feb 22nd, 2011 4:31 pm

Tiffany Beavers Busby

Hi. I just started the diet, and have a sheet that the doctor (I'm doing the shots, the doctor said the oral forms are a joke and are broken down before they even reach the blood stream so you're truly just starving yourself if you do orally), and it tells you what to do if your weight loss stalls.

It says: If there's no weight loss for 3 days, you're supposed to have 2 apples for breakfast, 2 for lunch, and two for dinner ONLY. 6 apples total. Obviously along with your water/ unsweetened tea, whatever.

Also, if you're drinking diet soda and not losing, then cut it out of your diet. That seriously could be what's messing you up. Just go with water.

posted on Feb 24th, 2011 2:36 pm

Tiffany Beavers Busby

I forgot to mention, you do that for only ONE day, no more, and that should kick start your metabolism!

posted on Feb 24th, 2011 2:36 pm


i am also on this diet day 5 have lost 7lbs my diet info that milo carter gave me is that eat apples and only apple for one day and u will return to losing and i eat 650 cals per day u can also look up recipes on line for the hcg diet phases

posted on Feb 28th, 2011 10:28 pm


I loved this diet and started with the injections for a 21 day trial. I did very well and went on to a 40 day 500 calorie using the drops through a shop near the town I live in, I followed the program to the tee, my skin was beautiful and I felt wonderful. The problem was that I was addicted to the drops and the weight loss, I felt I was eating healthier than I ever had and it was hard to reach my 500 calories. I had more energy and looked great. After the 40 days I was so eager to start another round I didn't wait the six weeks and started 7 days later. After the seventh day I took my second dose and my left cheek started going numb, my speech and vision became distorted and I ended up in the emergency room and was admitted into the stroke ward for three days. It has been over six weeks and I am experiencing extreme vision problems, headaches, and speech problems. The emergency staff reported that they see several people on the diet admitted into the hospital with heart attacks and strokes on a regular basis. I loved the diet but my life has been severley altered and the only thing I can link it to is the diet.

posted on Mar 25th, 2011 3:14 am