No, I wouldn't recommend it as it is not part of the original protocol.
There are lots of recipes out there to make beef, chicken and fish, shrimp interesting!!!
I am on Round 2, VLCD 2 and I am down 3.4 pounds.
Hi! I read some of your posts and I got encouraged to see someone who has the same conditions as me. I, too have a pituitary tumor and PCOS which makes it very hard for me to lose weight. I tried the HCG drops but didn't seem to work on me so I thought maybe HCG doesn't work on people with pituitary tumors. (I was devastated). Now I'm glad to have found someone that was successful. Where do you buy your injections from, and can you share a bit of your story? Just for encouragement. I really need to lose around 40 pounds.
For those who are negative to HCG, you need to read the original manuscript Pounds and Inches: A New Approach to Obesity by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons before you decide this is a bad way to lose weight. FYI: I am doing well too!
Last edited by LizzieB88; 03-06-2011 at 12:08 AM.
Reason: Didn't realize I wasn't answering last year's message
The drops are not healthy unless given by a doctor because the hcg has been cut so many times there is none in there. Pure hCG when taken gives your body 2000 calories to burn a day plus is releases stored fat for your body to burn. Thats why you can get by on such low cals. It also helps to support your vital organs !
Many give up in the first week because it is rough at first. You are going through sugar/starch withdrawal and detoxing (symptoms are headaches, lightheadedness - totally normal for the start week of the protocol but all disappear by about the 5th or 6th day). Most are hungry that first few days too if they don't load properly. But if they stick with it, it gets much, much easier and the pounds seem to melt off, especially for men.
I just finished a 40 injection round over a week ago and now am in a 3 week maintenance phase. I lost 40 pounds and am stabilizing beautifully. I am eating around 1600-2000 calories per day at this point and have remained in my 2 pound window.
Make sure your friend sticks to the original "Pounds & Inches" protocol by Dr. Simeons. Many doctors try to alter the original protocol and it really is a disservice to the patient because they dont lose as well and many do not stabilize properly afterward, and hence, gain the weight back. If he follows protocol to the "T", the success rate is amazing.
Oh forgot to mention... Tell him to be careful with the exercise program if he was not an exerciser beforehand. You are not advised to start an exercise routine during this protocol other than casual walking because it will cause all kinds of issues (stalling, water retension, low energy, etc).