I was on an HCG protocol. I didn't do the gorge, and ate about 750 caories a day. Was on the diet for about 12 weeks. I lost 16 pounds - HOORAY for me. Well, it has been about 12 weeks since I stoped and nearly all the weight has come back. I am still down 5 pounds. The diet I was on and the hcg (no diet pills) did not leave me hungry, but I just could eat that way for the rest of my life. I know I have NOT been watching my diet as closely as I should - and willdo better going forward. But no more hcg for me. I do not think it worked, I think it was the low calorie diet.
Now, 12 weeks post my body looks the exact same as it did before. The areas I lost the weight haave returned just as they were - HCG was not some fat melting miracle with long term changes.
Just posted so others starting out can have my 2 cents, fwiw.
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