i've just finished a 21 day hcg course and am transitioning straight onto a paleo / primal diet. For me, personally, hcg has kicked off a lifestyle change. It's virtually eliminated the (at times) overwhelming carb cravings and also helped show where i had problems with certain foods. They are very quick to show up when you ease back into eating. i.e first time eating eggs and brussel sprouts each caused a 4lb weight gain.
I've tried primal before unsuccessfully - the lure of bread and bagels was too strong. This time it just feels different.
I'm 50 and have tried diets all my adult life. I've been on other 500 calorie a day diets and they definitely did not work like the hcg one worked. I didn't expect it to work, but am so grateful it did.
Not advocating it for anyone else, just saying what my own experience is.
I'm looking forward to moving on with a primal lifestyle, and am away to look at some of the delicious recipes that are on another thread.
we all have different ways of finding the right path. Just a bit pissed it's taken so long.:-D
ps - i lost 31 lb in my 21 day hcg diet.