(Closed) HCG Diet?!

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

What is a HCG diet.. never heard of it?

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Just doesn’t seem healthy to me…

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Never heard of it.

But:

“a very low calorie strict diet, which could not be possible if you weren’t taking the drops”

doesn’t sound very promising. In general, you want a diet that doesn’t require supplemental use of a substance to help you get through it.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I tried it and felt absolutely horrible on it. Any diet that makes me feel like crap is not worth it IMO. I joined Spark People and lost 5 lbs. over the past two weeks. There I get to eat 1500-1850 calories a day, woo hoo! They got a nutrition and fitness tracker and a ton of light recipes. Best of all, it’s FREE!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I did it for ten days and lost a lot of weight – that being said, it’s a hot button on these boards.  If you want my honest opinion, PM me. 🙂  

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

Isn’t hcg the hormone you generate while you’re pregnant which causes so many women to get morning sickness?  Or am I thinking of something else?

On a related note, I’m on WW and losing 1-2lbs per week and I don’t feel like I’m dieting at all.  Loving the results!

Post # 10
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Helper bee

@MightySapphire:  Yep, that’s the hormone…  I looked into this diet last week as a nurse I work with mentioned it.  I quickly changed my interest when I found that the diet limits your daily caloric intake to 500.  Surprised

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I’m happy to discuss my results via PM but after seeing some of the backlash on this diet, I’m unwilling to post publicly.

But yes, I’ve done it – along with the 500 calories.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

You lose weight because you’re eating 500 calories a day. The shots/drops (if they contain anything at all) do nothing to assist burning of fat cells. Don’t you think a drug company would have jumped all over this, patented it and be selling it by prescription if it really worked in a scientific clinical trial? I’ve followed a few bloggers that have tried it–only one has kept off any of the weight. She stopped the diet a few days ago because she “couldn’t eat that little long-term” and has already regained 4 pounds. There’s nothing magical about the drops or shots–it’s simply a deprivation diet. You can save money by cutting your calories drastically for the same effect.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@christalynn11: Did the weight stay off after you stopped the diet?

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I guess I’m confused. You said you tried the diet before but were too tired (from the limited calorie intake) to exercise. But you also say the drops are supposed to keep you from feeling like that? Your body was depleted from the low calorie diet, even with the drops. Your body requires far more than 500 calories a day just to function (find a BMR calculator online and check it out), so cutting nutrition that drastically will cause you to lose weight with or without drops. If starvation mode really existed, there would be no successful anorexics.

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