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Old 03-20-2010, 11:47 PM   #1
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My Dr has recommended the HCG Weight Loss Plan. Anyone does this? Success stories? Horror stories?

I've googled and searched, but not found enough answers. I have a consultation soon for the program, but was looking for some real-life, first hand advice.

Thanks!
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:03 AM   #2
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Some woman at my work was telling me about this she did the diet and has lost like 45lbs in just 3-4 months or something. I can't imagine sticking to the low calorie and ultra healthy food part of though. Good luck!
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:03 PM   #3
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Exclamation HCG questionable

HCG sounds great to most because you do have dramatic weight loss, but I caution people because you are only consuming a minimal amount of calories 500 or so and you arent getting enough of your daily vitamins/fat/protein etc. Whatever your decision good luck
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:27 PM   #4
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My husband has done the HCG diet, a couple of rounds of it and he loses weight but it sure comes back fast when you go off cycle. Also, the place he is going to said that they would not allow me to do it because I have PCOS and HCG can cause OHSS in women with PCOS so therefore it would be a health risk for me. I did find I could lose weight by basically eating what he ate but making sure I got at least 1500 calories a day. Eating the type of foods for the diet seems to work for me so I'm still not convinced if it is really the HCG that helps with weight loss or if it is just the limited diet.

Just my observations.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:06 PM   #5
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I'm not trying to bash anyone who wants to do this diet, but I think that the HCG itself is meant to be in your body only when you're pregnant, otherwise it would be a normal hormone. I know a woman who did go on this diet and she lost weight very quickly, but an endocrinologist told her to go off it so that they could get a baseline panel done. As soon as she stopped she was very hungry and has gained about 20lbs back so far (only a few months). I know that fast weightloss is very tempting, but the recommended amount of weight to lose per week is 1-2lbs. I've been able to lose 45+ lbs so far by excercising, eating healthy, and eating about 120 carbs a day with as many vegetables, protein and healthy fats as I want. I find that this is good for me, since I really don't like counting calories. Also, if you have children, especially any older daughters I would recommend staying away from "diets" and try for a less drastic lifestyle change, I think that fixation on weight can really affect young girls. Just my two cents
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:27 AM   #6
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My husband has done the HCG diet, a couple of rounds of it and he loses weight but it sure comes back fast when you go off cycle. Also, the place he is going to said that they would not allow me to do it because I have PCOS and HCG can cause OHSS in women with PCOS so therefore it would be a health risk for me. I did find I could lose weight by basically eating what he ate but making sure I got at least 1500 calories a day. Eating the type of foods for the diet seems to work for me so I'm still not convinced if it is really the HCG that helps with weight loss or if it is just the limited diet.

Just my observations.
What is OHSS?
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:48 PM   #7
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OHSS = Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome

Happens sometimes to us PCOS women when on fertility drugs especially those for IVF where they are trying to get you to overproduce eggs. Very painful from my understanding, can require hospitalization and can be life threatening when severe. See Littledragon's store in IVF thread for more info.
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:31 PM   #8
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Thanks! Jennater
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