If you've been read my blog for any length of time, you know 1) I want to lose weight and 2) I clearly have attention-span issues. I've tried Weight Watchers, Atkin's, Gastric Mind Band Therapy and now I'm moving on.... to the HCG Diet.
For the record, I think WW, Atkin's, and GMBT are all great ways to go to lose weight. And I credit the GMBT for helping me stick to the HCG Diet. But I didn't stick to to the program on any of those weight-loss plans long enough to see any substantial results.
I first became aware of the HCG Diet almost a year ago. I knew of two people losing weight on some restrictive diet, but I didn't pay any attention. As the months went by I noticed they were looking fabulous, and someone I knew a little better went on the diet. She lost over 20 lbs in three weeks and insisted she wasn't hungry or tired or losing muscle. So I talked to her alot more about what she was doing and I started looking up information on the program.
What I found was that many people both in the medical community and in the general public have reservations about the HCG Diet. And just as many people, both medical professionals and laypeople, are strong advocates for this program. I decided to make my own decision; I decided to try it.
Google "Pounds and Inches" by Dr. Simeon for basic plan information on the HCG Diet. His plan was developed using injections of the HCG hormone, however I'm using an over-the-counter homeopathic version that I buy at CVS. I'll go into the particulars of my experience with the HCG Diet in future posts. But for now, my post title sums up my opinion on the HCG Diet so far.... I lost 18 lbs in three weeks! Wahoo!
FTC disclaimer: Since I am blogging about the experience, the Gastric Mind Band service was provided at no charge. I receive no compensation from Weight Watchers, HCG companies or Atkin's, I'm merely recounting my own experiences.