I was never obese. I just hovered somewhere between the realm of cute and chubby. For many years I managed to keep myself fit through exercise and diet. I was even able to slim down to a size of 8 during my 20’s. But what had worked for me during my 20’s didn’t work for me now. I have tried dieting and going to the gym daily until I feel exhausted but the trick is doing no good.
Since I got married and had my son I went from a sexy 8 to a chubby 18. I find my 14’s jean was getting harder to zip-that was a few years back from now. When I and my family moved to the suburb of New York, I become car-dependent and my weight slowly creeps up.
I stumbled upon a Facebook page about a group of women who use HCG as a weight loss tool. I soon found that there are enormous social media sites dedicated only to the HCG Diet. There are even YouTube channels about this diet. There were more claims that they were able to lose around 30 to 100 pounds in just a short amount of time. The HCG diet has successfully reset their weight. All sounds too good to be true and I finding myself more and more time researching the new fad in weight loss.
For months I followed the group. Women there were losing a great deal of weight. They lose an average of 10 pounds a week during the first week of the diet. I was convinced now that the HCG diet is the magic answer. So I studied the protocol and decided to do the 800 calorie diet instead of the usual 500 calories. I took the plunge and bought myself my first round. I went for a sublingual drop for 21 days. The two loading days were excited and I gained 4 pounds from loading. When I started with the 500 calorie diet I struggled. The first few days went well but after that, I got irritable and weak. I told my group about this and they told me to give it a few more days and my hunger will subside.
I gave some more try and I lost 8 pounds but I didn’t feel better. There must be something wrong. Despite the discomfort, I completed the 21 days and I lost 6 pounds. That was my lowest after getting married. I can now use my size 12 dress.
I decided to continue with the HCG diet but this time using the HCG injection for 21 days. I felt less hungry using the HCG injection than the sublingual drop. I managed to lose around 7 pounds in a week bringing me down to 23 pounds down. At the end of the 21-day protocol, I loss 30 pounds and I will definitely go for another round.