SorrelHorse; all I can say is, I feel.... I feel so good. I can't even describe it to you. I feel so much healthier in all sorts of ways. There is a huge hCG community on youtube who have all had amazing experiences with it, and have kept the weight off for years. There are many medications out there now that people take without ever contemplating the risks they have towards thier organs, tylanol, aspirin, over the counter medications that produce terrible side effects, because they are made up of chemicals that are foreign to the body.
HCG is a hormone found in all pregnant women, a natural occurring substance in the body, making it very safe with very little side effects. The hormone makes it possible for both the mother and the fetus to survive off of just one calorie source by using fat stores as well as your daily intake of calories. This is what makes it possible for someone to eat 500 cals a day, and still feel great - because thier bodies are converting up to 3000 calories from the fat you have already stored. If you think about it, your body is getting more calories on the very low calorie diet phase than you might on a regular day, with no hCG. Of course there are going to be other companies such as Hydroxycut and Xenadrine who want to bash hCG, if thier own claims are false, they can surely make false claims about a competitor product that actually works.
Now, clearly, being over weight can cause a huge array of health problems. I personally have never encountered any negative side effect from hCG, aside from mild headaches when my body was adjusting to the sudden lack of sugar. Like coming off a... sugar high. You would experience the same with the Atkins diet, by cutting out sugar and carbs. But now that I haven't had any sugar and very little carbs, I feel amazing. As for gaining weight back, hCG resets your metabolism, and also helps to rebuild your adrenal gland, making it easier to keep weight off afterwards. But I think the biggest thing for me is, I'm losing this weight. I've struggled for so many years and finally, FINALLY, I have hope. A lot of hope. I feel like once I reach that goal weight, and finally know what it FEELS like, to have a body I am comfortable in, I will not give that up for even a trace of the lifestyle I had before. My mother in law had amazing results, and has nothing but good things to say about it. She's also kept off the weight since, and even lost another 10lbs.
People who are overweight, will try anything. Being someone who has
gotten very ill from other weight loss methods and pills, I know my body and its reactions to substances very well. Have you gone through live testimonials on youtube or elsewhere? Have you researched both the positive, and the negative effects? I went through absolutely every shred of hCG info that I could find before committing myself to this diet, and the positives far, far, far outweigh whatever negativity is out there. People mostly hear that its a 500 cal a day diet and bash it, label it as unhealthy, before they even read into how it works. (not saying that you are, just saying that's mostly the reaction people get) I've done it, I love it, I have family that loves it, and I reccomend it to anyone without even a hint of hesitance.