Someone I know is currently doing the HCG diet. In about three weeks she has lost 26 lbs. On average she losses around 1-1.5 pounds a day!!
I have to admit that I’m jealous, last week I lost .4 of a pound! Total weight lost in 5 months….18.2 lbs! It doesn’t seem fair to me. I worked hard for those 18 lbs.
This morning I told my hubs about the girl on the HCG diet and he said, “but she’s not any healthier.” Man, why does he have to be so smart!
Over and over Blake and I talk about this HCG diet and we always agree that it’s not a good idea for me. It may work great for some people but it’s not for me. First of all, some of the programs advise against working out. That diet has you eating 500-800 calories a day. That is not enough to fuel a body on a regular day, adding in a 3 mile run wouldn’t help any.
Another friend of ours knows someone that has also lost a lot of weight on HCG and he says that she looks great in clothes but in her swim suit she had lots of saggy skin. Which comes from losing the weigh so rapidly and not working out. Personally, I care more about how I look I clothes rather than without but I also want to look good in a swimsuit. I love swimming, going to the lakes, laying by the pool… So looking fab in a swim suit is high on my list of priorities. In fact on my 2012 Bucketlist, it’s number one.
I also have negative feels towards chemically tricking my body. I know we do this all the time when we take pain killers or medication but this seems different to me for some reason.
I guess it’s the old fashioned way for me. Healthy eating, working out and waiting! It might take longer, like a lot longer to lose all the weight but I will be healthier, that’s for sure.
What are your thoughts on HCG? Have you tried it? Or are you against it?