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HCG should I or shouldn't I?


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Two co-workers have lost a tremendous amount of weight with the HCG diet injections. And it's really tempting. For 65 dollars a month, plus the cost of a doctor's visit, I can loss a pound a day. Tempting. The research on Spark people tell me that it's bogus, that the hormone does nothing to your metabolism, that 's it the very restrictive 500 calorie diet that causes the weight loss. but it's tempting. As is the green tea, or raspberry ketones, or vinegar to right my blood sugars. Desperately seeking a cure... but is it a cure? I want to be healthy, and being 150 pounds overweight is not healthy. But I am overweight because I eat to much, don't exercise enough. The days that I gain is because I had a 3,000 calorie day. Drinking green coffee bean extract wont solve that. The injections wont give me the disciple to stick to a diet where I eat 3 pieces of fruit, 6 oz of protein and a serving of vegetables. I need to figure out the why of the overeating, and correct that. But I have tried everything, and I am still 150 pounds overweight. I've tried therapy, prayer, supplements, and spark people for the past year. I've tried medifast, protein, atkins, south beach, cabbage soup.. searching desperately for the cure for what ails me. maybe I am looking at this wrong. I need to figure out the night eating, I need to learn portion control, I need to make healthy choices and I need to exercise. When I have those answers, I will lose weight.

it's easy to get discouraged, what I need to remember is that I am 45. I didn't get this way overnight, I've been dealing with food choices since I was three. I am better healthy wise than I was a year ago. It's the journey, making each step towards improvement, and enjoying the steps along the way.
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YELLOWDAHLIA 2/15/2013 10:02AM

    Yes. The HCG diet is bogus. There is no miracle cure for losing weight. Believe me I've spent a lifetime trying to find one.

As far as the night time eating goes. I had a huge struggle with that one and it wasn't until I removed the "night time" food from the house that I was able to get past it. I still sometimes get up in the middle of the night and head to the kitchen to look for food and there is nothing I want so I go back to bed. I can't even buy a loaf of bread because I will get up and make toast (I love toast!).

Wishing you luck in your journey,
Linda
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1CRAZYDOG 2/14/2013 8:30PM

    Well, you're right. It's all about the portion size, the food you choose, the exercise you do. The big question no matter WHAT you do is can you keep it up for the rest of your life? IF you can't chances are it's not the right solution.

Wishing you luck, glad you blogged and hope you hang in there! We're here for you. HUGS

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 2/14/2013 8:20PM

    Ask yourself this... what would happen after you reached goal weight and went off the 500 calorie a day diet w/injections? My answer would be bigger then when you started the diet!! Like you said, you need to figure out the issues and solve them! Then come up with the plan that you can stick to for life because the weight loss is for your life!

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LOPEYP 2/14/2013 8:16PM

    I think you have what it takes to take off the weight the healthy way. emoticon

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