Hi Kath and welcome! I agree, I know of two women that lost a lot of weight with HCG but gained it all back when their doctors told them to give it up for the sake of their health. You're in a good place here with Spark People.
I believe in myself, I am a strong woman. I will reach my goals, NOTHING & NOBODY will hold me down. I will live my life with integrity and intention. I will set a good example for my daughters and my son. I will be a woman that makes my grand children proud when they look at pictures of me long after I've left this earth.
Fitness Minutes: (25,983) Posts: 4,171 3/10/13 7:36 A
P. S. I just went and googled the HCG diet, I'd never heard about it before. According to the article I read, it is dangerous. I read that our Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. has advised people to avoid weight loss products that contain it. Stick with SparkPeople! Again, welcome!
Edited by: BENTON1948 at: 3/9/2013 (23:15)
current weight: 165.0
Fitness Minutes: (74,501) Posts: 9,687 3/9/13 10:47 P
I try to be vegetarian as i believe a plant based diet for me is healthier and i also i am also very compassionate towards animals, especially those who are bred solely for factory farming, although in saying that i occasionally will eat seafood. I managed to lose 33 kilos last year, going from 109 to 76. This was tough and was 3 goes at a variation of the HCG diet through a naturopath. Unfortunately, 12 kilos have crept back up and even though I have extremely healthy meals, my servings are too large and I tend to snack for comfort. I want Spark to work for me as I don't want to go back to HCG. I work in a busy stressful job, am married, and have 2 boys 18 and 15, plus a 33 year old step daughter . I live in the Goulburn Valley, 2 hrs north of Melbourne.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.