I did hcg and followed the protocol back in June and lost 17 lbs in short 23 day cycle. I was really happy with it, but I didn't follow the next phase correctly at all. At the end of my weight loss phase I went to vegas and just had a blast! I had so much fun, but I never pulled myself back together when I got home.
Since then, I have attempted the diet twice, but didn't succeed. I started the injections on Sat. and today is my first VLCD and so far all is going well. I'm determined to be on and stay on this time.
Are you taking hcg by injections or oral? How is today going?
I bet your doctor will say that he does not know much about it, or that the FDA has not approved it for weight loss, or that 500 cal is too severe and that it would be detrimental to your health and he would not recommend it. That is my bet. If he is open to integrative medicine, he might be a little less "harsh" but not many in Western Medicine are familiar with, or open to, the protocol in my experience. And when I say "my experience", I work in Western Medicine so I have talked to many doctors and healthcare professionals who have commented on my loss and want to know how I did it. ALL are skeptical, even those that have weight to lose and want to lose, they just don't want to go "that far"... lol 2643 days ago