Hi Brit - looking for info on HCG landed me here. Been reading lots on it, it's a 50 yr. old diet, so I read, but only effective if you do exactly as it says.
It showed up as one of several option on my about.com newsletter this week. Check it out and see if it's for you, it's doctor managed.
I'm not about trying to look like a catwalk model, but about fitting in the
clothes already in the closetl. I DO NOT want larger clothes!! Sometimes all you
lose on diets is water weight. My doc told me, real loss starts on the third week of a 'diet.' Keep in touch about what you decide to do. I can tell you what I've tried and didn't work but then I have thyroid issues, do you?
Hello to both of you and welcome to our community.
We don't advocate the HCG diet or any other fads in this forum; we feel that changing your lifestyle through healthy diet and moderate exercise is the best way to get weight off and keep it off.
This may not be the fastest way to lose weight, but if you don't implement a means that you can stay with, it's almost a sure thing that you will regain everything you lose, plus some, as soon as you go off the diet.
The HCG diet requires a very low calorie intake, which is equivalent to a starvation diet and you can't maintain it for long periods like you can a healthy diet and exercise program.
brittalious --- you have come to the right place for support; our goal is to motivate our members/friends to developing a healthy lifestyle that will support weight loss and help maintain once you've reached your goal. Can you tell us what, if any, program you are currently on? How much you have/want to lose?
oneamerican -- I identify with your thyroid issues; we have quite a few members who are hypo/Hashi's, including myself. I've had my own struggle with weight issues for the past 3 yrs. I finally have my thyroid levels stabilized enough so that I *can* and *do* lose weight if I stick with healthy foods, portion control and regular exercise.
If you want more information on the HCG diet you can find it on the Weight Loss Alternatives forum; otherwise, we'd love to have you stick around and join us.