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  • #16
    I saw my friends last night- the hubby did HCG, lost about 100 lbs. last year, gained much of it back. She acknowledges my loss, but is not happy about the fat and meat. She is very concerned.

    She made spinach pie with a "soy spread". I passed on it. I noticed her husband only had a small amount but dug into my sweet potato chips (shave thin, coconut oil, salt, bake) and guac. I see the same fat starved bahavior in him. I completely can tell that primal would be a god send for him and a no- brainer. He is vegetarian/vegan.... but have noticed when I put out meat based food, he tries it (used to never try my desserts). It's pretty clear he loves fat and meat.

    God forbid he eat "real" food. It's unhealthy. I just feel so bad for him that he has a wife that is a health professional and he is just going to spend his life cycling between HCG and morbid obesity. I hate that she is CERTAIN I am unhealthy.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
      I saw my friends last night- the hubby did HCG, lost about 100 lbs. last year, gained much of it back. She acknowledges my loss, but is not happy about the fat and meat. She is very concerned.

      She made spinach pie with a "soy spread". I passed on it. I noticed her husband only had a small amount but dug into my sweet potato chips (shave thin, coconut oil, salt, bake) and guac. I see the same fat starved bahavior in him. I completely can tell that primal would be a god send for him and a no- brainer. He is vegetarian/vegan.... but have noticed when I put out meat based food, he tries it (used to never try my desserts). It's pretty clear he loves fat and meat.

      God forbid he eat "real" food. It's unhealthy. I just feel so bad for him that he has a wife that is a health professional and he is just going to spend his life cycling between HCG and morbid obesity. I hate that she is CERTAIN I am unhealthy.
      Argh, this is heartbreaking just to read. Maybe as you keep the weight off for longer and longer, she will consider that your way is more effective, or he will rebel? I never really talk about primal when discussing diet, but I always make a point to say I never eat "diet foods" and only eat things I love. Nobody can stay slim if they're doomed to a lifetime of eating stuff they know isn't real food.
      50yo, 5'3"
      SW-195
      CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
      GW- Goals are no longer weight-related

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      • #18
        I am someone who lost 130 lbs on hCG. Yes, you can lose weight just eating 500 cals a day, but the hCG (although denied by the FDA) helps you use excess fat for energy (when a pregnant woman eats, the food cals nourish the baby first, mom gets the leftovers and uses her own stored fat for energy). Plus, the food you eat is restricted (100 g meat, fish, chicken breast: certain veggies, cabbage, green leafy lettuces, cucumbers, tomatoes, asparagus: and certain fruits, navel orange, strawberry, apple, grapefruit: you can also have a melba toast/grissini bread stick: twice a day). It's healthy food (minus the grain stuff), and although I can't speak for anyone else, it taught me about eating better.

        The trick with hCG is understanding that you HAVE to change the way you used to eat. I have maintained my 130 lb weight loss through Paleo eating (it's been 3 months). I have not gained any of the weight back. If I had gone back to SAD, I would be back at 325!

        I took me 4 months of research to decide to give hCG a go. What I did know, none of the CW diets worked for me. Too hard, too slow, too depressing.

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