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Jkurtz2006

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Posted: 31 May 2012, 19:02
I will be starting the HCG diet soon. Has anyone else tried this? How has it worked for you?
tlegerski

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Posted: 31 May 2012, 21:06
I did the diet 2 years ago and I lost 34 lbs in a month. But after I was I was done I was very careful with my food intake and still gained it all back plus more. During the actual diet I was exhausted and weak. Im a nail tech and I found it difficult some days to file my clients nails. Looking back I shouldve never done it. Sorry, I dont mean to be a debbie downer, but after everything I went through I am not a fan. I am still dealing with the repercussions of it. I dont think 500 calories is good for anyone, especially your organs. I hope that you will reconsider and really do a lot of research before you try it. I dont know where you live but in my home town theyve been taking it off the shelves.
sandbsmom

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Posted: 01 Jun 2012, 11:19
I'm not sure which one you're doing, but I tried the drops and the pills and I didn't lose a pound. I have 2 friends who took the shots. One is quite heavy (400 + lbs) and he lost 50 or more pounds on it.....however, he could only eat 500 calories per day and he felt horrible! After the shots were done, he gained all and more back. My other friend lost as well, and has kept it off, although she was thinner to begin with. She could only eat 500 calories per day too, and hardly eats now after done with the shots, which I'm sure is why she maintains her loss. I am 5'1 and weigh 145 lbs. I have a hard time sticking to my 1200 calories and feel tired some days. I don't want to be negative in any way, but I don't believe this is the best way to go in losing weight......eating the right foods and portion control work way better than taking a daily shot and only eating 500 calories per day. Good luck either way, it's an expensive way to lose weight if you can't stick to maintaining once done with the shots.
kitty26

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Posted: 01 Jun 2012, 12:34
I have tried this diet (twice). Both times it has been very effective and I have lost significant amounts of weight. The diet itself is very hard though-- Mostly because I LOVE dairy & I was super strict (no lotion, nothing but water, no sugar at all, 500 calories only). The first few days your body will go through a detox (you will feel like garbage) but then you feel fresh & renewed. However, I got burnt out on this diet as I was trying to do it during the time I was graduating from college and was stressed out. I was not careful with my food intake and I gained it all back. Twice. In the end... I now have been slowly but surely working out and kicking my own ass on the treadmill and I love the results more. Because you don't just need the dieting part of getting healthy-- you need to adjust your mind to get used to the new way of eating. That's just my advice. Best of luck to you.
Hoser

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Posted: 01 Jun 2012, 12:39
It's a very very unhealthy starvation diet with an expensive placebo. There are far better ways to lose weight.
candylover

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Posted: 02 Jun 2012, 08:10
HCG wheight loss drops, in my eyes are worth giving a shot. Its painfully obvious that if you only eat 500 cals a day you will gain it all back. try out the drops with your own reduced diet plan and see if it works.They are a aide for a diet to help you keep on track. The cheapest diet is will-power, it also produces the best results!
fatoldlady

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Posted: 02 Jun 2012, 10:12
When I was in my early 20's I lost 60 pound in two months....over the rest of the year I gained 80. How do you transition from eating 500 calories a day to eating a normal amount without gaining weight? Or do you have to eat a ridiculously low amount of calories all your life?
PeeFat

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Posted: 02 Jun 2012, 13:33
Don't do it.
DebCinIL

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Posted: 02 Jun 2012, 19:34
Set a realistic RDI and focus on NUTRITION instead of "dieting". Get educated about what your body needs or you will end up with a weight problem all of your adult life. Don't believe me? Read some of the journal entries and profiles on Fat Secret.
I am not on a diet - I have changed the way I eat.
grglblch

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Posted: 03 Jun 2012, 01:05
"Set a realistic RDI and focus on NUTRITION instead of "dieting". Get educated about what your body needs or you will end up with a weight problem all of your adult life."

Man that is SPOT ON advice. Weight loss and being healthy are about learning what your body needs, and giving it that, both in portion and in substance. Drops, pills, fad diets, will all just lead to fad weight loss.

Real sustainable weight loss is about making it a healthy lifestyle. That starts with whole foods, lean meat, fresh vegetables, leafy greens, and proper exercise at least 5 days per week (Yes 5 days per week). Healthy weight loss is created with a 500 calorie per day deficit over what you need. This site can give you a rough estimate of the calories your body needs to be at your target weight..that's a good place to start.
glaenzchen

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Posted: 03 Jun 2012, 01:27
grglblch wrote:
"Set a realistic RDI and focus on NUTRITION instead of "dieting". Get educated about what your body needs or you will end up with a weight problem all of your adult life."

Man that is SPOT ON advice. Weight loss and being healthy are about learning what your body needs, and giving it that, both in portion and in substance. Drops, pills, fad diets, will all just lead to fad weight loss.

Real sustainable weight loss is about making it a healthy lifestyle. That starts with whole foods, lean meat, fresh vegetables, leafy greens, and proper exercise at least 5 days per week (Yes 5 days per week). Healthy weight loss is created with a 500 calorie per day deficit over what you need. This site can give you a rough estimate of the calories your body needs to be at your target weight..that's a good place to start.


finaly someone knows how to diet propertly!
like you i cant understand why people have such less knowledge about healthy food and the advandtages of sports, it is totaly understandable why theyll never get the body they want to have. never!
glaenzchen

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Posted: 03 Jun 2012, 01:36
an additional advise: if you eat healthy, youll normaly dont need to diet anymore. or try to life the 90% rule. 9/10 meals need to be clean, 1/10 can be something different like junkfood. a diet is just a temporary restriction. without a change of your normal feeding youll get fat again after the diet for sure! youll only waste time! it has a reason why you became fat...
why nobody in the coloured magazins tells you that? the are living from this over and over failour of the people and earn millions Wink

your decition Wink playing jojo for the rest off your life or reachbyour target.
marcia200

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Posted: 03 Jun 2012, 06:29
i did HCG several times and lost a lot of weight but felt terible the whole time since you are only getting 500 calories a day, and when i finished i gained it all back plus some because you can't continue on 500 calories, While you tkae the drops you are not hungry so when you finish the drops you try to keep your calories down but the weakness and hunger force you to eat more and it just isnt worth it.
grglblch

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Posted: 08 Jun 2012, 00:18
500 calories per day is just starvation for anyone. What that does is slow your metabolism down, cause your body to horde fat, and burn off muscle for energy because it doesn't know when the next feeding is coming in.

The FDA recommends 2000 calories per day for the avg man, about 1800 for the avg woman. That's a good place to start instead of drop, chemicals, and gimmicks along with a starvation plan. You'll wreck your body only eating 500 calories per day. There are REAL health risks to that.

To add to what glaenzchen said, the 90/10 plan works. Tony Horton, who created P90X and is 53 years old with low single digit body fat lives by it: 90% is ultra clean and healthy, and 10% is utter crap. That's a doable ratio if you commit to it and are serious about your goals.



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