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I've been on 600-1000cal per day for 2 months. Will hCG work for me?
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Joined: Jun 11
Posted: 01 Aug 2011, 08:48
I've been restricting my calories to a 600-1000cal range per day for almost 2 months now. Will hCG work for me or is my metabolism too screwed up for it?
Some background info.-- I'm 5ft 4.5", about 140-145pounds. I used to work out a lot, & I mean LOTS!! I've always been actively working out with TAE BO & jogging. For e past 6mths, at least, excluding this last 2mths, I ws overseas in e middle east & with nothin much to do, I upped my daily exercise from 1hr tae bo to 2hrs per day, min 6days a week. Besides that, I would go for a 45min run 3x weekly. Based on my polar hrm, I would burn a min of 800-1400cal just fr taebo & jogging, PER WORKOUT DAY.
Due to lots of foreign food, it ws hard to track my daily calories & i didn't really look at my daily calorie intake then but I'm pretty sure I never exceeded 2000 tops!
Whn i got hm, I'd put on like 6kg.. Dis ws end april 2011. I continued working out just as intensely, if not more, afraid I'd just put on more weight if I didn't continue my usual caloric burn. But still the weight wldn't budge tho' I ws looking pretty toned & muscular & healthy, as I ws told.
Sometime around mid June, I ate smthin bad & got food poisoning. I cldnt work out but I ws also puking most of what I ate. This ws for abt 1.5weeks. I'm not sure what exactly happened, but in less than 2weeks, I lost 5-6kg.
I still don't know if it ws my body getting more calories cz I'd been restricting too much before that brought about the weight loss, but I'm assuming that it must be or the weight would've piled back on by now right? I mean, it cldn't hv been from puking cz after I got well, the weight managed to stay off, and I managed to lose another 4kg WITHOUT WORKING OUT AT ALL although I am restricting calories as I mentioned above.
It would be fantastic if anyone could provide some insight as to how this could happen. & for hCGers, will hCG work for me if I've already been restricting calories intensely for 2months now? Like I said, I lost 4kg, & ONLY 4kg this July & I think I'm stalling, cz it's been a week now & the weight won't go down anymore though I m still taking in only 1000cal on average per day.
Thnx all for yr time reading this & Gd Luck to everyone on yr weight loss journey!
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Joined: Jan 09
Posted: 01 Aug 2011, 11:17
You are starving yourself. You are eating less than you burn in exercise along and then you have your own bodily functions that need fuel. Your body has shut down and is conserving calories because you are starving.
You don't need HCG (snake oil) and you don't need to eat less or work out more. You need to EAT and you probably need to talk to a doctor or therapist. This is NOT healthy and WILL result in major issues down the road. Girl, it's just not worth it!!!
Check out this article. Maybe you can learn something from it. You aren't obese, but perhaps this story will ring true for you in some way. They way to be healthy and slim is NOT starving. That's just slow suicide.
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Joined: Feb 11
Posted: 01 Aug 2011, 12:05
You probably need to see a doctor - none of this sounds healthy.
Joined: Mar 10
Posted: 03 Aug 2011, 10:36
HCG will work for you. It will help reset your hypothalumus and metabolism I think... Dr. Simmons said this diet will work no matter what if you follow the protocol
Joined: Dec 10
Posted: 03 Aug 2011, 10:46
Subjects receiving HCG injections showed no advantages over those on placebo in respect of any of the variables recorded. Furthermore, weight loss on our diet was similar to that on severely restricted intake. We conclude that there is no rationale for the use of HCG injections in the treatment of obesity.
Multiple additional studies all showing the same evidence are available if necessary.
hcG is snake oil for weight loss. Moreover, demand for the pointless use of the hormone in this way is making it more difficult and expensive to obtain for its uses that are actually beneficial, including treatment of endocrine and reproductive disorders.
Joined: May 11
Posted: 03 Aug 2011, 11:01
You need to eat more calories to boost your metabolism. Like k8yk said, you're stalling because your body is conserving calories. I would talk with a professional about this. A trainer would be a good person to talk with. Good luck with your change. I hope you see results
Joined: Feb 10
Posted: 06 Aug 2011, 11:07
Nimm - thanks for posting that. That diet is extremely dangerous. A girl at my office did it and lost quite a bit of weight, but she has since put it back on, and then some. She bigger now than before.
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Joined: Jul 11
Posted: 08 Aug 2011, 09:47
it's VERY dangerous to eat that few calories... your body will go into starvation mode! Your muscle tissue will break down and your body will eat away at itself, leaving fat the LAST resource, so most of the weight lost with be muscle. Not to mention your immune system will be weakened and your cells with oxidize (age) at a more rapid rate. And then, you WILL GAIN ALL of your weight back plus more because your body thinks it is in a period of famine. It takes a species 700 generations in order to change its checmical make up and how it processes foods, so our bodies are still in 'cave man' mode, and our kind would frequently go through periods of famine, where after, our bodies would store as much fat as possible when we did eat food in order to prepare for the next famine. I hope all of this makes sense and you DON'T do the diet... also, the HCG is a load of bs, any diet that takes you down to that little of calories will make you loose weight initially, the HCG has NOTHING to do with it, the government and universities did many studies on HCG and found it to be no more effective than the diet alone and a placebo.
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