Cami Gets Contentious About the HCG Diet

The HCG diet has created a great deal of controversy among experts and the people who have tried it. Cami posts these words of warning about the HCG diet based on her own and her husband’s experience.

Cami writes:

What Dr. Simeons book does not tell you is that there is a good chance your hair will fall out aproximately three months after completing the 500 calorie phase of the diet. He also doesn’t mention that the shock to your system can cause adrenal fatigue, and hypothyroidism if you were already prone to these conditions.

My husband and I both went on the hCG diet and both lost the weight we had been hanging onto for years. I followed the diet perfectly, but as soon as the hCG stopped, the weight began coming back on, FAST! I had to do a steak day every other day, my blood sugar plummeted and I began to feel awful! I suffered fatigue, dry skin, dry mouth, no energy, no libido, and my muscles and joints began to hurt. The carb and sugar cravings were so intense I felt like a drug addict. I gained all the weight back plus 13 lbs. in three months, then the hair began to fall. My doctor was shocked and completely surprised. His only theory is that the usual dose wasn’t enough for me and I triggered a starvation response which affected my thyroid and adrenals. Together we are going to support adrenal health, then begin t3 therapy in an effort to repair my thyroid. My husband on the other hand, feel great! He has been able to keep off the weight, add some muscle and is happy and energetic every day. hCG does work, but if you have any health problems related in any way to the hypothalmus, I would consider taking the weight off very slowly to avoid starvation response.

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    That’s scary. Major hair fall is scary. But if the diet works and someone would like to take risk I think it’s up to that someone.

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    I think about all the people around the world who are going upon these garbage in, garbage out fat loss program hoping to achieve the fat reduction success of those that are endorsing these products.

  • Stephanie

    My experience with hcg is just like Cami’s. I personally know 14 people who’ve done it with success, and kept the weight off effortlessly. Like Cami, my husband is one of them. I’ve tried the diet 3 times. First two times, I couldn’t stick with it because I was so hungry. The third time, with the help of lots of hoodia, I struggled through. I lost all the weight I was hoping to, and was ecstatic. Then I started phase 3, and couldn’t maintain at all. I was doing steak days every other day, until I got fed up with that. I stayed with the “no sugar, no starch” protocol, and still managed to regain 3/4 of my weight in 3 weeks. In order to do that, I’d have to overeat by 1500 calories a day. There’s no way I consumed that much food, so I wonder if I shut my metabolism down with that 500 calorie a day thing. So, while I know lots of people do well on this diet, I can’t personally recommend it.

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    My knowledge about hcg is like Cami’s. Personally, i know 14 people who’ve tried it with success, and stored the load off very easily. Like Cami, my hubby is one. I’ve attempted this diet 3 occasions. First couple of occasions, I couldn’t stick to it because I had been so hungry. The 3rd time, by using plenty of hoodia, I battled through. I lost all of the weight I had been wishing to, and was ecstatic. I Quickly began phase 3, and couldn’t maintain whatsoever. I had been doing steak days every second day, until I acquired frustrated with this. I remained using the “no sugar, no starch” protocol, but still handled to restore 3/4 of my weight in 3 days. To be able to do this, I’d need to overindulge by 1500 calories each day. There isn’t any way I consumed much food, and so i question basically shut my metabolic process lower with this 500 calorie each day factor. So, as i know many individuals prosper about this diet, I can’t personally recommend it.

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