I totally understand where you are coming from. I think the powers that be intervened so I couldn't do a 43 day round. I simply ran out of hcg so I did a planned interruption cycle. I have only done short rounds because as you said, it helps keep me from cheating. Very wise man you are. Keep up the good work. You sound like a wonderful person.
Oh...Shawnelyse...I have not done 40-43 day rounds. I am of the opinion that this weight loss is a marathon and not a sprint. I have only done short Rounds 23 days. I lose less but it stays off and I am re-teaching myself choices and options and breaking old eating habits. As Mamaclok from U-Tube as discussed with me...it's best to stay with protocol and follow each Phase the way its designed and not take short cuts. The fact is you need to do what is comfortable for you. For me, 23 days is enough so I go through the Round without cheating.
Way 2 Go! I have been on HCG Round 3 completed since September 2010. I will start Round 4 on June 15, 2011. I have lost 70 lbs. so far. I used to be diabetic but know my numbers have droped so much that my doctor has taken me off all diabetic medication and he has lowered my blood pressure medications. I have lots of energy and feel so good about my health. I have gone from a size 48 waist to a size 36 waist. From a 2XX shirt to a medium. Keep up the good work. Follow the protocol. Congratulations
I'm new so I have to tell everyone how amazed i am with my progress. I watched vloggers on you tube for over a year. I didn't believe it, that's why i kept watching and waiting for something to come out saying these people were really faking it or something. Well I decided last month to stop watching and take the leap. I ordered 3 vials of hcg hucog and followed the instructions i saw on you tube. I'm on day 15 and have lost 17 pounds.
I had a thyroidectomy in '92 and went from 142 to 170 pounds. Because I'm tall I hid the weight pretty well. Then I started going through menopause and went from 170 to 233. Extremely uncomfortable weight for me to be at. I want to loose 50 pounds.
I'm actually afraid to stop the hcg because if I only do a 23 day course I'm afraid my next round won't work as well but I also know that it's not good for me to maintain a 500 calorie diet for 40 days. Even though I feel wonderful about the weight loss, I'm afraid that 40 days may damage my body in some way. Has anyone done a long round and had problems?
Well, "Great Story" is a reach. A long reach but to each his own. These groups are about people who are asking for support. I could say the same thing about the NYTimes is like reading the Huffington Post...but I won't. Instead, Open your own group and call it HCG NaySayers or HCG Hatters. Then you can have people who agree with the article and your Truth since your perception is what it is. Afterall, your perception is your own reality.
Here are some facts for you:
300,000 deaths each year are attributed to Obesity.
200,000 deaths each year are attributed to Diabeties
1,977,000 deaths each year are attributed to High Blod Pressure
So, when you talk about HCG and where it comes from put things in perspective. HCG is a human hormone. Byetta on the other hand (which is a medicine) is made with Lizzard Spit. I guess you were wanted to make a point about that. Now discuss the Medications which are man made and there side effects given to help people with illnesses...some side effects include suicide, heart attacks, death and many other side effects.
How many deaths have been attributed to HCG? Zero! I hope that HCG is a placebo...all I can say is I have imagined losing 70 lbs and getting off medication for Diabeties.
“… Dutch study in The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology tried to resolve the question of whether the hCG diet really worked by analyzing 14 randomized clinical trials of the diet. Only two, including one co-written by an advocate of the diet, found that people on hCG lost more weight, felt less hunger and had an improved body shape, compared with people on the same 500-calorie diet who received a placebo, like saline injections.But several studies concluded that the ritual of the daily injection and the instant gratification of quick weight loss helped motivate people to stay on the diet.”
HCG is derived from the urine of pregnant women, and used in fertility clinics and as post steroid therapy by some athletes. It may also be dangerous as it raises estrogen and androgens, so say a women with a hormone dependent cancer (breast, etc) or a man with prostate cancer, etc, could make their condition worse. Doc mention that to you? It’s your body, your life, do what makes you happy. I just supply the actual science based facts as they exist, and they don’t change with your comments, or as my old proff used to say “emotions can never alter facts, but facts can alter emotions”
I did this diet in my early 30's using the injections. I did real well although I did get a bit hungry. Did not notice any side effects except good ones! My skin shrunk and actually looked better. I lost fat from all the right places. Bad part was all the trips to the clinic for the shots. After I finished the diet the clinic closed and I thought maybe the AMA had closed them down. I kept the weight off until I got pregnant.
I am now 61 years old and found out they are still around! I was so excited because my weight is causing me many health issues. Now they have a cream you can put on your body each day. Saves a lot on driving! You can also get the shots and give them to yourself, but they did not work that well for me. There are drops I ordered off the Internet that did not work at all. I would tell everyone to do this under the supervision of a doctor and get the cream or shots from a reputable compounding pharmacy and not off the Internet. I lost 51 lbs in my first go round. Never got hungry and my skin is not droopy. Course I am not 30 anymore so it is not as tight as before. My blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol all went down! I even got off some of my medications. I did not read Pounds and Inches during this last round. While I was on maintenance I read the information and learned a lot I had been doing wrong! Course guess it was not too wrong if I lost 51 lbs, Uh? I did not do the maintenance right and have gained about 10 lbs back. In about a week I am going on my second round. It will be my last I hope and I will use the information I learned from Pounds and Inches to do the maintenance right this time!
I will be happy to answer any questions anyone might have. I could ask my doctor for information on doctors in your area if you give me your town and state.
I'm considering going on the HCG diet (drops). I'm researching the negative feed backs first to help me in deciding if I should or not. How much I would risk? All the side effects but I'm still skeptical...... Ive seen very good reviews and bad ones as well. I want to find the right brand/manufacturer to go with and read into their web page. Can someone help me in selecting a company or brand to start with? Are there any recent patients who are on it now or anyone who has tried it a few years ago and now not happy with the results? I would appreciate a lot of feedback on this new HCG Drops.
Are you following the low calorie diet with the HCG? it really works if you follow it to the letter. I have lost 29lbs in 40 days. I recommend something called Smooth Move tea. it is not harsh and works like a charm.
I am going to start Phase 3 of the Protocol for HCG in about 4 days. then will do a 2nd round in about 6 weeks. Looking to lose about 60 lbs.