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BARBANAL Posts: 4,557
8/2/14 6:38 P

Dangerously low !

DYANNE4293 SparkPoints: (147,615)
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8/2/14 9:55 A

I agree with everyone. RUN from this place. Nobody can live on 500 calorie diet. B12 will boost your energy level. HCG is all hype and no results. Research it.

HOWEVER - if it will make me look 30 again I may run for it! LOL j/k

BARBANAL Posts: 4,557
7/31/14 7:12 P

Are you a very active person ?

FANNYMANSON SparkPoints: (20,213)
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7/31/14 4:19 P

I agree 520 is too low, although you will surely lose weight. I could go maybe a day or two on that many calories, but that's it! If you are committed to it though, Popcorn is pretty low cal, as are most veggies. Best wishes for you!

Edited by: FANNYMANSON at: 7/31/2014 (16:21)
BARBANAL Posts: 4,557
5/24/14 10:22 A

MAY, you are so right, hope that person reads your response.

MAY170 SparkPoints: (3,321)
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5/22/14 2:46 P

Its the starvation diet, NOT the HCG that will make you lose weight. With this low of calories, your body will go into starvation mode and organs can begin to shut down within a few weeks. Your body will deplete its own muscle tissue and bone to make up for the deficit of nutrition and calories even if supplements are used. Some of the damage done over a few months can be irreversible. Before you begin, ask yourself if you can make this into a forever lifestyle change. What happens after you decide to stop this plan for whatever reason, will all the weight plus some return? This is a Unhealthy Fad-someone is making money at your expense! . Please reconsider doing this to yourself.

BARBANAL Posts: 4,557
5/21/14 6:10 P

Do you realize what you are doing to yourself ???? You could end up in a coma for years like that lady a few years ago, husband finally pulled the plug after a serious fight in court with her parents. DON'T DO IT .

1GROVES2 Posts: 10,391
5/20/14 11:44 A

The OP has not answered back....I wonder did she really want to hear our views?

ONECALMMOM Posts: 6,258
5/2/14 3:24 A

Eat balanced meals and exercise. You're not doing your body any favors by starving it and the water weight you lose initially will come back and you'll lose muscle. So not worth it in the long run.

Edited by: ONECALMMOM at: 5/2/2014 (03:24)
FLO2BTHIN SparkPoints: (3,169)
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4/30/14 6:25 A

scary 520 cals / I would die, hope your ok

NELLIEROB SparkPoints: (19)
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3/31/14 4:31 A

Hello how has it been going since you joined? I'm supposed to start on april 1 and a little skeptical about it. Please feed back. Pinterest have great recipes

NELLIEROB SparkPoints: (19)
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3/31/14 4:27 A

How has it been going since you joined. I'm suppose to go a clinic on Tuesday but I'm really skeptical. Anyway you can find nice recipes on pinterest

LADYSTARWIND SparkPoints: (83,102)
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3/23/14 1:47 P

EVERYTHING I have read about this comes down to: " Run--Don't Walk--Away From This!!"
Please check out some of the threads on here about HCG before you let this happen to yourself. So many have major health problems which linger sometimes for years afterward.....

The fact you put a "?!" in your caption says you already have some yellow flags in your subconscious. LISTEN to those warnings....

Then read some of the blogs of folks like Russel, Wildkat and Bunnykicks ---folks who have lost much weight by eating healthy, limiting carbs to manage their conditions if needed, and being persistent. "Fast" is not the answer you need to weight loss..... many pregnant women do you know who LOSE weight during pregnancy??!!
Hormones are NOT to be messed with in my book!

SUMMER170 Posts: 42
3/21/14 8:54 P

I believe the HCG diet is the way, did you see the ads that are now promoting HCG for a more youthful look, just apply the cream/serum to the face and neck and it will make a 53 yr old look in her 30's! Of course it comes with a high price....guess this stuff is a "miracle", make a person lose weight and look young LOL!

Edited by: SUMMER170 at: 3/23/2014 (18:38)
1GROVES2 Posts: 10,391
3/21/14 10:52 A

I agree....Don`t do this! It is dangerous. 520 calories a day is too low and can cause health issues alone without the appetite suppressants, HCG & B12 shots.

WHOLENEWME79 Posts: 950
3/21/14 9:55 A

My suggestion is to ask for a refund. HCG and B12 do nothing to help weight loss- Even the FDA has provided warnings against using it for weight loss. Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that supports the normal development of an egg in a woman's ovary, and stimulates the release of the egg during ovulation. HCG is used to cause ovulation and to treat infertility in women, and to increase sperm count in men. HCG is also used in young boys when their testicles have not dropped down into the scrotum normally.

Also, 520 calories a day is dangerously low and it is impossible to meet your bodies nutritional needs on so little food.

Diets like these can help you lose weight, because you cut calories so extremely, but once you go back to eating normally, people put the weight back on almost immediately. It is not safe, nor is it sustainable.

Good luck.

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3/21/14 9:18 A

I went to a weight loss clinic the other day & I started taking appetite suppressant med & will start B12 & HCG injections next week. They put me on a 520 calorie diet for the first month! Ouch. I need low calorie low sugar low carb recipes!! Besides eating lettuce & drinking water! Ugh! Hope someone out there has some suggestions! Thanks in advance...

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