You need to get a new doctor, STAT.
Messing with your body's pituitary hormones (unless you have a legitimate deficiency) is incredibly foolhearty. The only type of physican who should ever give you pituitary hormones is a neuroendocrinologist, and even then, only after rigorous testing.
There are several things about the HCG diet that are quite dangerous. How about changing your exercise routine instead? I don't think that I would lose much weight just doing Zumba either...you need a variety of exercise challenges (and some muscle confusion) in order to be really fit--weight bearing, non-weight bearing, etc. How about adding a weight circuit once or twice week?
ETA: I just came across this in an article on exercise...totally apropos:
"Incorporate variation into each workout. Variety is critical because your muscles become very efficient at the exercises they are accustomed to doing. Switching things up or doing something radically different during each workout session is more challenging to your muscles. This concept should be applied to both aerobic exercise and strength training.
An individual who always does the same exercises will usually plateau sooner than someone who continually makes changes. If you don’t feel comfortable doing a different workout each time you hit the gym, try to change your exercise routine at least every 6-8 weeks. For more information, check out Plateau Busters: Add Variety to Your Workouts. "
Edited by: AZULVIOLETA6 at: 1/3/2012 (01:02)
Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-chá, merengue, reggaetón.
Currently learning: Mexican cumbia, danzón, Cuban rumba
Dances to Learn in the future: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, ballroom rumba
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