I am on my first round of HCG (needing to lose about 75 pounds total, through more than one round obviously) -- Day 24. I started a plateau about a week ago and on Saturday, I did an apple day. Sunday, I lost 2.5 pounds and was happy the plateau was over ... or so I thought. I have now gained 1 pound Monday, 1 pound today (Tuesday). I am eating exactly 500 calories, no breadsticks, no red meat, no cheating at all. I drink between 115-140 oz of water a day. Does anyone have any advice at all? I am so scared to weigh tomorrow!
OK, first let me tell you that this is the exact experience that I just went thru. Right around day 18 this began and up until this past weekend it took forever to lose 5.8 pounds. I'd lose a pound then gain 2 the next day then lose those 2 the next day and it has gone on up and down until this weekend. I dropped .2 lbs on Sunday and woke to a 1.6 lb loss this morning. I was really happy as this is my first round and at the beginning I was melting like a candle! I have by today (day32) lost 32.4 pounds. I even lost during my TOM about a week and a half into P2. I have planned to end hCG dosing after Friday the 29th and begin P3 on Tuesday the 2nd, but with this new resurgence of weight loss, I think I'll ride it on out for a few more days. We shall see what happens by Friday. Just review everything you have been doing closely to see if there is something that is counter productive for you. I started using liquid aminos (they are really good they taste like soy sauce), 3 tbs daily organic apple cider vinegar, and taking calcium, magnesium, potassium, B-12, and vitamin C. I also ceased using my normal toothpaste because the mint in the product was effecting my sublingual hCG I believe. I switched to baking soda for brushing, tastes like yuck but then I'm not a fan of minty toothpaste anyway. I don't know if my body finally got it's second wind or some of the things I added or dropped are the reason. None of that matters to me, just that it's back to the pounds falling off. BTW, I've heard others expressing these same concerns and also Dr. Simeon covers this in Pounds and Inches. An apple day may work for you, it didn't do it for me. Patience patience my friend it will drop again.
I'm just starting on the HCG drops and I'm gaining. I'm up 2 lbs from yesterday. I realize I'm just starting (this is day 2) but what's happening??
I have been on this HGC diet for only 8 days. I am taking the shots and not cheating. I am drinking all of the water required. I have lost only 3 lbs. Yesterday and today I have gained 1 lb each day. In total I have lost 1 lb now.
You are lucky you have lost what you have. I really think this is a very unhealthy diet, expenisve and just does not work with some people. Esspecially older individuals. It isn't really worth the obsessivness this thing requires and it simply does not work for all people. I did the drops about a year ago and lost 10 lbs. gained back 20 in a very short period just eating like a normal diet, low calorie.
I really think this stuff should be taken off the market and people not being taken advanage of financially.
I am on day 6... and i haven't lost ANY!!! And I am starving!!! I don't understand this diet.... is the shots of hcg supposed to have 1000 or more calories to make up for the calories we are not eating? This is harder than adkins or any diet I have been on!! I am so disappointed, I think this is very expensive and it should yield a bigger reward!!!
I'm on day 13 including loading days losing about a pound a day I'm 62 yrs if age have struggled for decades . This is a winner for me jaylo