When I was twenty I had a hyperactive thyroid. Since this was before I knew much about natural healing I went to doctor’s route with radioactive iodine to kill off part of the thyroid. Bad idea, and not one that I have been able to reverse through natural healing. Lesson learned, but due to a slow thyroid I have battled weight problems since that time and I’m not happy about it! I had about given up on weight loss, because everything I would try didn’t work for long. I have a slow metabolism and I decided that I'm just going to have to live with being a bit on the heavy side. I have kept my weight somewhat under control, but I was still carrying about 40 lbs.
Jeff our wonderful warehouse guy likes to bring in new products and try to get me to put them on Herbs First website. I would turn him down about 98% of the time. I feel we have the best of what is available, why confuse people with more products? In May he asked me if I knew anything about hCG and would I be interested in carrying it. I did know some things about it, mainly that it was shots given at a doctor’s office, which would never interest me, and that people are losing a lot of weight really fast.
HCG is an abbreviation for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin and is the pregnancy hormone that almost completely controls metabolic functions. This hormone allows the body to mobilize fat and use it as energy for both mother and fetus. HCG “tricks” your mind into changing its metabolism which helps burn the fat. HCG can be used by men and women.
My cousin who had her thyroid surgically removed has been successful with losing quite a bit of weight on hCG. I called her to get more info, asking what she knew about the drops, and she informed me that she had switched from the shots to the drops and was still losing weight. I felt that with our similarities that maybe hCG drops would work for me, since it involves a change in the metabolism.
I started the HCG diet seventeen days ago and have lost 13 pounds so far. The first thing I have to say is this is a hard diet. You eat only 500 calories a day, which is a pretty small amount of food. I realized when I started this diet that I was "popping" food more than I thought, usually healthy food, but all those nuts I like to eat are high in calories. Even though it is hard I haven't cheated once and I am proud of that fact. You need to stick to the food menus and not deviate from them or you won’t lose weight. Your body becomes immune to hCG so you can only use hCG for 21 days or 42 days if you use it only 6 days week. After competing the cycle with hCG you need to stay on 500 calories for three days while the hCG gets out of your system. For the next three weeks increase your calories but not eat any sugar or starches, and for the three weeks following that you can start adding in sugar and starches. By sticking to the protocol you will lower your setpoint to accept the lost weight. You can then start another cycle when the six weeks are done, but the next cycle after that you need to add 2 more weeks onto the six for every cycle that you do. Hence, the third cycle would be 8 weeks after completing the hCG phase, 4th cycle would be 10 weeks after the hCG phase and so on.
This diet has been around since the 50’s in Europe and has continued to be a successful plan for many people. I know quite a few people that have had stomach by-pass surgery and none of them are healthy today. HCG is a much better alternative for people that want to lose weight quickly. There are many recipes on a blog to help you with meal planning. Planning is the key as well as sticking to the diet.
Many websites are selling the hCG drops for $100. or more. Here at Herbs First you can get a 2 oz. bottle for only $39.95.
Photo above: Josh lost 120 lbs in 6 months!Please email or call me with any questions you may have about the hCG email@example.com
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