Hey guys! Today is my fourth day on the hcg diet, but the second day of the 500 cal. eating. I'm so glad the load days are over. You'd think being able to eat whatever you want would be great. In reality, I always get sick eating so much crap. Anyway, in this post, I want to clear up a few misconceptions about the hcg diet.
When I first heard about it, I thought, "Of course you lose weight. You're only eating 500 cals. a day. Duh." Then I learned that the reason for the low cals is because the hcg is burning up to 3500 cals. of fat in your body a day. If you eat more than 500 cals, you will gain weight. Period. It's just the way hcg works. Also, if you tried eating 500 cals without hcg, you'd starve to death. The hcg keeps you from being hungry and is giving your body a lot of cals with the dissolving fat.
Also, I had quite a few comments on my last post about following my doctor's advice on how much to lose. The funny thing is, it doesn't matter how much I WANT to lose, or how much my doc. says is safe. With hcg, you only lose as much as the hcg will burn. Let me explain. Hcg only dissolves "abnormal" fat, or bad fat. They don't know why it doesn't attack the good fat too, but it doesn't. When your body runs out of abnormal fat, the hcg quits working. So, if I want to get down to say, 120, but my body only has enough abnormal fat to get down to 135, well then. I'll only get to 135. See?
After the hcg is out of your system, I suppose you could become anorexic to get down further, but that wouldn't be healthy. You'd be burning good fat and muscle which you don't want to do. In the beginning, I used a doctor for the hcg diet. The last two times, I haven't. It's expensive to go through a doctor. I do it on my own. I like it, I know what to do and I know what is safe for me. Anyway, I hope that answers any questions you might have if you are considering doing this diet. I love it. Nothing else works as good and I love seeing the progress.
After the diet it over, I will work out to tone and tighten, but for now, it feels good knowing that the bad fat is slowly disintegrating and being flushed out.