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dscott7811 02-02-2010 08:37 AM

I started the shots earlier this month. Having a hard time with the food restrictions on my protocol. VERY limited on what to eat, and only 500 calories. I have lost about 10 lbs in 14 days, but have gained the last couple of days. I am on my period so I am hoping that is why.

I am starting a different protocol this weekend and using drops instead of shots. Much cheaper, and I have been told that they are just as effective. Plus it is 750 calories and a ton more food to chose from. Anyone else doing the stimulus drops?

alisasings 02-02-2010 04:51 PM

HCG Drops
I just started my drops today, so this is day one of my 'load' days. The protocol I'm using is the one from 'Pounds and Inches', so the food choices are very limited and it's only 500 calories per day.
I've read many times that if you're on the drops and feeling really hungry, you should add a few more drops to what you're already taking.

dscott7811 02-02-2010 09:43 PM

I heard that you can take additional drops to stop the hunger as well. The DR that was giving the presentation said he did not know if that really worked or if it was just in your mind, but a lot of the girls there said they do it.

I am having to do yet another apple day. I have a killer headach because I am hungry. That is the only sucky part about this diet as far as I can tell - the apple and steak days.

ceciliaj71 02-10-2010 05:39 AM

The cost of a 40 day round at your clinic is amazing! Only $110? What is included with that? Weekly or Daily shots? Does that include B12 shots also? I started a dr. supervised 6 week program and the cost including my hcg was almost $500. How is your clinic able to do it for so little?

dscott7811 02-10-2010 06:22 PM

Ya, that price is crazy. I paid $500 for the shots as well. I only paid $140 for 40 days woth of drops, so it is much cheaper.

I just started the diet yesterday - that means 3 load days since I did not go gorcery shoping in time. Lost 2 lbs between yesterday and today. Hopefully that keeps up.

mamacass73 02-11-2010 08:06 PM

At my clinic they claim they aren't making much profit so that is why I assume it is so cheap. I have a feeling they may raise the price after they get more clientele but for now it is pretty reasonable. It includes a 40 day round doing a daily shot. At first they gave you 40 syringes with a premixed vile but now they are just giving you 40 pre-loaded syringes. They write a prescription for a B12 shot and syringes.. My insurance covered most of that but you are required to pay for that yourself. Which if I recall it was around $30.00.
I am glad it is so cheap but you are pretty much on your own after you buy it at my clinic so the professionalism and nurturing attitude is lost with the cheap price.. No weigh-in's or common courtesy call backs or even convenient answering of any but I'm ok with that.. So maybe some higher prices include a "program" which mine definitely does not..
It is near Branson,MO so if anyone is nearby.. I will give you any info I have.
: )

shelleyatyler 02-12-2010 05:25 PM

Finishing my first round of phase 2 with the drops lost 23 pounds in 40 days. I was a little disappointed because everybody was talking about the 30 pounds in 30 days, but it was more that .5 lbs per day and I lost lots of inches, didn't measure, just can tell by the clothes. I wasn't really hungry, just empty by the end of the day. I would do it another 40 days if I could.

dscott7811 02-12-2010 06:25 PM

That is the nice thing about the drops I am on.. you don't have to have a rest period in between rounds. It is homeopathic, and supposedly your body does not become immune to it. I think I am going to do 80 days. I have 80 lbs to loose, so maybe I can get it all off with this. Then back to the gym to tone, tone, tone!

When I was on the shots I only lost 12 lbs in 20 days. With the drops I have lost 4 lbs in 3 days so far. I am sure most of that is water weight since I was doing load days, but it keeps me motivated.

ceciliaj71 02-13-2010 10:19 PM

Thanks for the info. I agree, the higher cost must be because of the hand holding. Which is fine this first time through, but for my next 6 weeks I will probably go alone.
The diet is great. I can't say enough about it. I smiled when I read the post where the dieter had lost 2 pounds in 2 days and they were hoping the weight loss continued. Boy are they in for a pleasant surprise. It's day 6 for me and I have lost 8 pounds.
Good Luck to Everyone, keep me posted , I find it encouraging

rodhot 02-14-2010 02:08 PM

HCG is the best way to lose weight!
I'm on my last round (3rd) of injectable HCG. I began this round at 151 and I'm going for the full detox - get rid of all abnormal fat and all of its stored toxins - or the end of 49 days, whichever comes first. At 5'6", it'll probably be in the 120's. I don't have hunger but I'm missing the variety of taste, which is why I did 2 shorter rounds with time in between. Round 1, I did 23 days, then 5 weeks off, then Round 2, I did 24 days and 5 weeks off. Looking back, I think I should have done the longer rounds because it took longer, I had to try and stabilize twice (didn't before R3 and gained 5 lbs), and you risk gaining in between. It is SOOOO important to stabilize. If you don't stay at your last injection weight (LIW) consistently, you will gain. I would not recommend homeopathic drops. It goes against the principles of homeopathy and it is snake oil. It may suppress your appetite but it's not working on your hypothalamus to adjust your weight setpoint. As for the average loss per day, it is dependent upon individual factors: how much fat you currently have on your body; how much energy your body needs per day; how close you are to your normal weight. Research 'leptin' which is the key to hcg and the appetite being suppressed. If you go on Facebook, search "HCG Weight Loss", click on the icon with the green apple and look at all entries posted by Robin. She is excellent in her knowledge and research and talks about why people lose at different rates. As you near your normal body weight, you may experience more hunger due to leptin levels and the mitochondria becoming more efficient. But everyone is different. If you don't change your eating habits though and eat in the same way that caused you to mess up your hypothalamus, then you will gain the weight back. HCG allows you to lose the weight very quickly and gives you a CHANCE to change your approach to food. After experiencing HCG and having friends successfully lose massive amounts of weight over such a short period, I can't understand why anyone would do anything else. Find Robin's site on youtube too, search the mind body method or go here YouTube - toneathleticclub's Channel . Persevere, follow the protocol to a T and it will do exactly as Pounds and Inches outlines. All deviations from the protocol will give you varying results, but if you follow the 'recipe' you'll lose it all. May everyone have great success.

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