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HCG Diet

has anyone tried this diet? I've heard it works great, but you are taking a hormone (HCG) and phentermine. Just wondering if it is safe for someone with this disorder and on as many meds as I am.

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deleted_user
deleted_user

I think you probably need to have your pdoc and internist or whoever is prescribing the phentermine to cross reference. I know phentermine can really create blood pressure problems and does interact with other meds.
vickybea
vickybea

l just lost 14lb in a month taking slimshakes one for breakfast a very low fat lunch and a shake for dinner so l have no heavy meals to sleep on its not easy l feel hungry at night sometimes but l never thought l'd loose weight on meds and 14lbs is amazing in fact l didn't see it until a friend said something
deleted_user
deleted_user

Isn't that the hormone that you make when you are pregnant? Actually I know it is... Sounds odd...

Ah ok - I looked it up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_chorionic_gonadotropin

Weight loss

A controversial usage of hCG is as an adjunct to the British endocrinologist A.T.W. Simeons' ultra-low-calorie weight-loss diet.[7] Simeons, while studying pregnant women in India on a calorie-deficient diet, and fat boys with pituitary problems treated with low-dose hCG, discovered that both lost fat rather than lean (muscle) tissue. He reasoned that hCG must be programming the hypothalamus to do this in the former cases in order to protect the developing fetus by promoting mobilization and consumption of abnormal, excessive adipose deposits. Simeons, practicing at Salvator Mundi International Hospital in Rome, Italy, clinic mainly for celebrities, recommended low-dose daily hCG injections (125 mg) in combination with a customized ultra-low-calorie (500 cal/day, high-protein, low-carbohydrate/fat) diet loss of adipose tissue without loss of lean tissue. After Simeons mysterious death, the diet started to spread to specialized centers and via popularization by such as the controversial author Kevin Trudeau.

The controversy proceeds from warnings by the Journal of the American Medical Association[8] and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition[9] that hCG is neither safe,[8] nor effective as a weight-loss aid.[10]
deleted_user
deleted_user

Oh and Kevin Trudeau is a scientologist.. just an FYI