1st Day of HCG R2

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Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 13:33
Loading day 1.... Drops day 1 ... so excitedRolling Eyes

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Posted: 25 Mar 2011, 15:18
Been on it for 16 days , lost 15 lbs. Go girl!!!! It works

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Posted: 28 Mar 2011, 22:54
It does work. I am on R3. I lost my first 40 on Atkins, then found HCG. On the drops. 4 days, down 9 lbs. I find week 4 intollerable. I seem to only lose 15 lbs per round in the first 2 weeks, then stall. I have almost lost 80 lbs since Jan. 2010. I LOVE ATKINS. Best part of getting off HCG. I prefer drops over injections.
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Posted: 01 May 2011, 09:51
I'm on the HCG injections... its been 10 days and i've lost 8 pounds! (25% of my total goal!) My clinic recommends 800-900 cals a day which I know is more than some others recommend while on HCG, but I'm pleased with the progress I've made and I feel GREAT!!

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Posted: 01 May 2011, 15:49
Wow...what!? Is it safe for the baby to be on HCG while pregnant?

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Posted: 08 May 2011, 02:17
No, don't take HCG while pregnant. My husband and I are trying to get pregnant ant my pharmacist strongly disagreed with the stuff. I'm not even pregnant but he said that we shouldn't even risk the possibility.

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Posted: 08 May 2011, 02:32
Sorry - can someone tell me what HCG is?
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Posted: 08 May 2011, 03:55
I did some reserch myself on HGC for Weight loss....
Sounds like not the best idea to me, but best of luck to you folks who are using it.
Heres what I found -

A controversial usage of hCG is as an adjunct to the British endocrinologist Albert T. W. Simeons' ultra-low-calorie weight-loss diet (less than 500 calories). Simeons, while studying pregnant women in India on a calorie-deficient diet, and “fat boys” with pituitary problems (Frölich's syndrome) treated with low-dose hCG, claimed that both lost fat rather than lean (muscle) tissue. He reasoned that hCG must be programming the hypothalamus to do this in the former cases in order to protect the developing fetus by promoting mobilization and consumption of abnormal, excessive adipose deposits. Simeons, practicing at Salvator Mundi International Hospital in Rome, Italy, recommended low-dose daily hCG injections (125 IU) in combination with a customized ultra-low-calorie (500 cal/day, high-protein, low-carbohydrate/fat) diet loss of adipose tissue without loss of lean tissue. After Simeons’ death, the diet started to spread to specialized centers and via popularization by individuals, such as the controversial author Kevin Trudeau, famous for promotion of alternative therapies and treatments.

The controversy proceeds from warnings by the Journal of the American Medical Association and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition[14] that hCG is neither safe, nor effective as a weight-loss aid.[15] However, recent studies in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism support the use of hCG.[16][17]

A meta analysis found that studies supporting hCG for weight loss were of poor methodological quality and concluded that "there is no scientific evidence that HCG is effective in the treatment of obesity; it does not bring about weight-loss or fat-redistribution, nor does it reduce hunger or induce a feeling of well-being".[18]

[edit] Homeopathic hCG for weight control
Controversy about, and shortages[19] of, injected hCG for weight loss have led to substantial Internet promotion of "homeopathic hCG" for weight control. The ingredients in these products are often obscure, but if prepared from true hCG via homeopathic dilution, they contain either no hCG at all or only trace amounts.

The United States Food and Drug Administration has stated that this drug is fraudulent and ineffective for weight loss. It is also not protected as a homeopathic drug and has been deemed an illegal substance.[20][21]

According to the studies noted above, the weight loss indicated by individuals on an "hCG diet" can be attributed entirely to the fact that such diets proscribe a consumption rate of 500-550 calorie per day, or approximately one quarter of what is commonly accepted as the daily recommended value for a male adult of average build and activity. Further, double-blind studies note no decrease in appetite by those taking hCG versus individuals on placebos and have offered no evidence that individuals taking hCG are more likely to lose fat than lean tissue. Long-term results caution that unlike individuals participating in a diet of, for example, 1100 calories per day those on a 500 calorie per day diet are unlikely to develop more appropriate eating habits and will gain weight more quickly after the diet has completed.
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Posted: 23 May 2011, 13:20
hCG is a hormone naturally present in a pregnant woman's body. It's purpose is to protect the baby if the woman is not able to eat enough while pregnant or what she eats is not sufficient nutrition for both her and the baby. It does this by using up the stores of fat locked away for emergencies.

For someone who is not pregnant it is supposed do the same thing (release the stores of fat).

I'm not an expert and I'm not saying that hCG is for everybody but I think many people, including the medical community are skeptical or against it because they don't know enough about it and it does go against conventional logic.

For me, I think it is a good thing. It's the only way I'd lose the weight I need to lose because other diets take too long and I get to lazy with them. I'm finishing my 2nd round if it this week. No problems and I've lost over 30 lbs. I am doing the prescription version of it and working with a clinic who will also assist me, no additional charge, in the maintenance phase.

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Posted: 15 Jun 2011, 17:09
I just finished R2P2 and lost a total of 20 lbs on 2 short phases...good luck

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Posted: 19 Sep 2011, 21:44
R1P2D14 - down 12lbs. =)
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Posted: 17 Oct 2011, 15:06
where do u get it? im interested

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Posted: 17 Oct 2011, 15:46
Have you monitored your muscle loss vs fat loss? If you're losing msucle at that absurdly low calorie level (and I'd bet you are), your shortcut will only make you that much more likely to put back the weight and then some- plus you're making yourself skinny fat, which real research is showing is just as bad as being obese. Saraduke's research highlights that this isn't a healthy approach and doesn't have any endorsement from people that aren't making money off it. If you're looking for long-term weight loss to promote better health, you have to have some patience and stay away from quick fixes that, in this case, do more harm than good. Yes, it sucks that it's a slow process but nothing worth having comes easy. As with most things in life, there's no substitute for doing the work.
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Posted: 08 Nov 2011, 10:14
I think one of the worst parts of the HCG diet is that Dr. Oz recomends it due to his wife getting on it. What a stupid, stupid diet. Sorry if I offend but I've seen to many people here promot it because of the quick results. Like this lady: http://under500calorieadayexperiment.blogspot.com/

For some good health advice I'd suggest checking out www.wellnessmama.com or www.marksdailyapple.com
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