HCG/B12 weight loss
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
ok, here is my tale.
My sister decided 6 weeks ago to lose weight via this method. I had read about it via Kevin Trudeau's book "the Weight loss Cure" in January and said this is not for me. Since my sister started, and sucessfully lost 30+ pounds in 4 weeks, I have talked to others and my doctor.
THe local person utillizing the HGC method is a Doctor, OB/Gyn, who works in women's health homeopathically.
The diet consists of eating 500-800 calories a day, and yes they say you can lose this much just by eating so little, and getting B12 and HCG injections daily. Her staff consists of at least two peopel who have done this loss system and have maintained for at least two years.
My sister says she is not hungry but misses "her" foods. She went from regular eating to this diet, from a 6 pack of coke a day to nothing ( great courage she has!). Not sure she really knew how hard it would be until week 3 or 4 though. A local friend indicates she has lost 24 pounds in 3 weeks and is not hungry and feels great.
so, what did my doctor say? please note I am not stating his statment exactly and if you choose to pursue this method, talk to YOUR DOCTOR - he knows you and your health issues better than anyone.
1 - he had never heard of the HCG weight loss
2 - he knows the local doctor who is doing this and indicates she is very reputable
3 - he said, based on going to this doctor & what I told him about the method, there is nothing in the method to hurt you. He believes it is a greater risk to remain obese than to lose the weight in this manner. He would recommend gastric bypass to the correct patients as well and has done so from the start of this procedure and seen great results. he does not recommend diet pills or "speed" pills.
So - I am going to go see what the facility says and how the program works. I know this may sound like an easy way out but I know from talking to my sister, it is NOT easy. it takes a lot of work not to eat every day. SHe said one should just go on it for 30- 40 days because she hates the food she has to eat. Luckily, I eat most of it already. chicken, fish, beef only once a week - basically you do a drink at breakfast & dinner with a meal at lunch.
I am thinking, all I have to do is give up a muffin for breakfast and dinner and take a few shots - I already am active - althouhg that might have to be cut back as well. After 5-10 years of trying everything else - why not a doctor supervised program?
In the mean time, I am reaching out to sparkers to see what your opinions are, know anyone doing this?, results from anyone? would you do it if your doctor said it sounded like a good plan for you?
I am still on the fence and looking for answers, opinions and advice. thanks for reading and responding.