Has anyone heard of or tried the Homeopathic HCG weight loss program

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Joy S

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 13:04
If so, did you follow it strictly with 500 calories per day and 2 liters of water? What were your results?
Hoser

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 14:50
You do realize that the FDA has declared homeopathic HCG products to be fraudulent, yes?
trtltat

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 15:12
I imagine that there are a ton of people on here that are... but they are too afraid to respond for fear of being bashed by negative comments. If you want more info on it google Low Carb Friends and they have a dedicated area. Good luck.
Nimm

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 15:22
As soon as anyone provides data - not just anecdotes - that contradict the existing data showing that HCG in general functions only because of a placebo effect, and that "homeopathic" HCG in particular is an outright fraud...then the oppressed fearful minority won't have to hide.

In the meantime, the "bashing" is intended to keep people from making what is almost certainly an unhealthy and ultimately counterproductive decision, based on a very sincere desire that will be exploited by someone else looking to make some money, without sufficient regard for the health of the "client."
ebivr

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 15:39
I'm not on HhCG but I am on Rx hCG (the kind that turns a pregnancy test positive). I've been on VLCD for the last 16 days now & so far have lost 21 lbs.

I've added an extra 100 calories to make 600 calories, & I pretty much do my own thing for VLCD. A typical days menu for me looks something like this...

Breakfast: 150g cottage cheese, 100g strawberries or blueberries, 2 tbsp Davinci sugar free syrup & 1 tsp flax seed, which I blend into a kind of yogurt.

For lunch: it's 100g tuna, 100g cucumber, 200g spinach or lettuce & a tomato, 2 tbsp Walden Farms calorie free dressing & 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar.

And for dinner: 100g chicken breast or other low calorie meats, fish etc, 1 packet miracle / shirataki noodles & 200g green beans, asparagus or other low carb vegetables.

Of my 600 calories a day I try to keep my net carbs under 15g per meal, drink LOTS of herbal tea's (about 6 tea bags aday), diet drinks, water & chew sugar free mint gum between meals. That's what works for me

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PeeFat

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 15:53
Your body needs a minimum of 1200 calories a day to function properly. Every organ in your body requires a certain amount of energy to remain healthy and function properly. 500 or 600 calories a day is starvation. You will lose weight you don't have to inject urine extracts into your body. You may as well burn your money rather than give it to the scum selling you hgc.

Your body will begin to cunsume itself because you are starving it. It will break down your muscle tissue looking for important amino acids it needs to survive.

It is a little entertaining watching someone on hgc stand up to fast and pass out though.

I want to go on and on, but don't want to lose it. So I'll stop here
PeeFat

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 15:55
Oh ya, I forgot to mention. Dead people can't respond and tell you it isn't a good idea.
trtltat

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 17:39
Yea, because people on Hhcg are dropping like flies. Seriously, I am not on it but I really tired of hearing people bash it. I feel it is the individual ADULTS decision to make, not anyone elses. If you don't like it, find another forum post that you do like. Not to mention, I have yet to hear of the masses dying from it on my local news. I imagine that you can attribute a few Atkins deaths from that diet and all of the fat. (and yes, I AM on Atkins)
PeeFat

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 17:55
I once visited a web site advetising hgc. It had a customer responce base for comments. There were about 50 posts. All were cleverly written marketing crap. I tried to post a negative experience message and it was deleated by the ops. Can you say scam.

How can you not trash injecting who knows what into your body and starving yourself on 500 calories a day. It's a no brainer.
Pixiestyx

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 17:57
I think it gets bashed mainly due to the 500 calorie restriction. Most everyone knows that the rdi should be no less then 1200 calories, when you hear they aren't supposed to eat more then 500 a major warning alarm goes off and the instinct we have is to warn people it is a dangerous diet. Add to it the fact that there are warnings from fda saying its a fraud and the fact it is expensive. People will bash it but at the same time those people care enough for the person asking to say don't do it. The way it comes out may hurt but the truth does hurt and wouldn't one rather be told its been shown to be unsafe then be told hey go for it its great no harm from it at all.
Mmmily

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 18:10
Since when is mentioning the FDA's fraudulent label of HCG as a diet remedy considered bashing? You can lose weight eating nothing but Twinkies, but that doesn't mean you should do it. If someone were to announce they were going on the Twinkie diet I would hope that this community would step up and point out that the Twinkie diet is unhealthy and has been denounced by every nutritionist out there. The same applies to any other diet that promotes unhealthy eating habits. And no matter whether or not you're following HCG diet, you have to admit it does promote unhealthy eating habits. The people on this site are trying to promote healthy, permanent lifestyle changes. Even the controversial Atkins users know that their diet is a lifestyle change, not just a fad that will end and they can go back to gorging on pasta. HCG is a temporary, quick fix, and not a healthy diet plan that someone could adhere to for the rest of their life.
Mmmily

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 18:13
And for the record, I am adamant about this topic because my friend in Phoenix went on this diet with the support and encouragement from her doctor. A few weeks into it she passed out and was admitted to the hospital for 2 days.
Pixiestyx

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 18:25
Monsters Inc quote. "We scare because we care" in this case its bash but we do care.
trtltat

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 18:28
WHOA! I think Hoser is great and was not referring to her comment. I was just stating my opionion based on previous posts. This site is pretty predictable on responses and by whom and their beliefs.

Sorry to hear about your friend. My BFF did great on it (with a Dr.) and is happy and healthy. I was simply giving an alternate source of information if they wanted to get more answers. I did not say if it was great or a death sentence... I just gave alternate sources.
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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 18:30
I hate the word "bashing". What, we can't discuss multiple points of view? We can't air concerns? We can't put forth the other side? Politeness is over-rated. I'd rather hear the truth, personally.

When people say "bashing" in this context I just want to scream. The world is full of opposing viewpoints. Deal with it. If you can't hear anything but your own point of view without feeling put down, then you're really going to miss out on a lot of the wisdom of the world.
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trtltat

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 18:33
Opinions are like....
Nimm

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 18:42
And everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

What they're not entitled to, however, is their own facts. And on this issue, the facts are one-sided. There's nothing but anecdote on one side - usually promoted by those with an economic self-interest, no less - versus actual data on the other side.

It's all well and good to know somebody (or be somebody) who lost weight by taking something called hCG, and starving. That doesn't mean anything. At all. It's already been shown that hCG is as effective as a placebo at stopping hunger pangs from a starvation diet. Which means you could have taken hCG yourself, felt no hunger despite starving...and almost certainly were just experiencing a very real effect that was not, in fact, caused by hCG.

In the meantime, anyone going down this route is taking very well understood and potentially serious risks with their health. Why wouldn't there be a lot of people here advocating for a safer but slower alternative?

There's no ideology or money at stake. We aren't arguing over politics. We're encouraging people to avoid hCG for the same reason we'd encourage people not to drive 95 mph to get to work in the morning...maybe just get up a little earlier and make the time to drive the speed limit.
Pixiestyx

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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 18:48
Darnit and here I am on the freeway going 95 and texting.Way to ruin it for me Nimm lol
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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 18:54
Nimm, stop BASHING Pixiestyx dammit! lol
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Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 18:56
Nimm just ruined my life.. now how am I going to get my heart pumpin in the morning Wink oh and pixiestyx... NEVER text and go 95.. you reserve that for when you hit 100 lol

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