the hhcg is not a lifestyle, but a jump step towards a healthy lifestyle. the hhcg does take the edge off the hunger. If one joins a support group for the hcg/hhcg you find that there is a huge push to finding long term good eating habits...and most end up eating paleo/primal. I did not eat bacon, sausage etc...too high in fat at the time of the low cal portion. It did cure my carb addiction, it did help me recognize my sugar cravings and control that. Dr. Kruse is a big supporter of the hcg/hhcg community. I never lost a pound a day like touted, more like a pound every 4 days...but it did help eliminate cellulite on my thighs and stomach. I have had 9 pregnancies, with 5 births. My stomach skin was rather stretched and loose. In time my skin has become considerably tighter...I now only have a small section below the belly button that I am not comfortable with. But hey, I am almost 46 years old with five kids...I am not trying to compete with the 20 something crowd...I am just trying to be healthy.
Congratulation to your SIL... hopefully she will continue making healthy choices...
and thank you for your civility.