HCG Diet divides Doctors and Dieters: HCG Drops a Scam?

Last update: 04/08/2014

(MDA) – A new diet that both promises rapid weight loss has seen its popularity surge in recent months. The HCG diet is seen by many in the medical field as simply the next fraudulent weight loss effort pushed by diet marketers.

There is little to no evidence that HCG is in any way effective for dieting or weight loss, says Elizabeth Miller, who works for the FDA. While we have yet to show any reason why HCG may be considered dangerous, suppliers should at least be seen as committing “economic fraud,” she says.

Evidence Unclear, Yet Dieters Insist HCG Drops Effective

Yet HCG dieters’ stunning results continue to pour in. As these results make waves on and offline, both the demand and media frenzy around HCG continue to rise.

“It’s difficult to know how to respond to the medical establishment when the results are apparent,” says Valerie Arrinde, who continues to maintain her new weight with HCG Drops. Ms. Arrinde, a 27-year-old Floridian claims to have lost 31 pounds in less than five weeks with HCG Ultra Diet, a popular HCG drops manufacturer already in business since 2009.
“I do understand doctors being concerned about people eating too few calories. But to claim the HCG diet doesn’t work is just preposterous. Too many people personally know of dieters like me who’ve had amazing success with HCG, so to try and talk down the diet by claiming it doesn’t work seems foolish.”, she added.

Medical Community Remains Divided

Meanwhile the medical community remains divided on this weight loss approach: a system that combines the injection of a pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotrophin, and the adoption of a severely strict 500 a day calorie diet. While many members of the community question both medical practitioners who supply HCG injections and over-the-counter HCG drops suppliers, there is the other side of the community that is requesting further examination and study before completely writing off the faddish diet.

In fact famed television personality Dr. Oz recently looked into the HCG diet during his hour long show.

“By researching HCG … we might find new ways to help millions of people,” he said. “And, for that simple reason, I think continued research of HCG is worth investigating.”

The history of the application of HCG as a dietary trigger can be referenced as far back as the 1950s, when an endocrinologist from Great Britain began introducing the hormone to his patients in order to aid their efforts to ward off fatty tissues in troublesome areas.

Medical researchers at the time were unable to conclude whether it was the hormone or caloric reduction that stimulated the results, and eventually dieters began to look elsewhere for a simpler approach to weight loss.

Doctors Unsure of the Sudden Revival in HCG

The recent revival of HCG as a dietary supplement is not exactly clear to the medical community, yet the media hype and stunning testimonials from patients claiming exorbitant weight loss have forced the FDA to respond.

Through a written statement the FDA addressed the fact that though the HCG diet itself is not particularly dangerous, sale of such products touting dramatic results should be seen as deceptive due to the lack of conclusive evidence through medical testing.

Nonetheless, many medical practitioners around the country continue to provide patients with prescriptions or injections. An astounding number of dieters are giving HCG a go, and claims of severe weight loss continue to surprise both doctors and fellow dieters.

“Although there exist many success stories for established and reputable HCG diet drops manufacturers,” says Dr. James C. Olman, “we cannot say with confidence if this is only due to the low calorie intake or because of the HCG drops.”

As HCG dieters’ positive results continue to pour in from all corners of the country, medical practitioners struggle to respond to individuals curious about the HCG diet. Many dieters remain on the fence, holding out for conclusive testing results. No major studies were under way as this story went to press.

Resources:
HCG (wikipedia.org), About HCG Levels (americanpregnancy.org), How the HCG Diet works (health.howstuffworks.com)

226 Responses to “HCG Diet divides Doctors and Dieters: HCG Drops a Scam?”

  1. Sonia King on July 22nd, 2011

    Well, my friend bought one without the injections! and it really does work !!!
    She was always feeling a little bit hungry but the 500 cal / day wasn’t killing her.
    The hormones in the hcg drops do suppress the hunger and help you kill that stored fat you have.
    Hope it helps !

  2. Crystal on July 24th, 2011

    This does work. After 7 years of trying to lose weight after having 4 kids I had tried everything. Few pounds here and there but still had fat where I didnt want it. I have now started HCG Drops and have lost 25 lbs and havent even completed the 40 days yet. I feel awake and have more energy than I have in 7 years.

  3. lisa lewis on July 27th, 2011

    i want to know about the hcg drops, do you put them in your water?
    how fast can you lose?
    I’ve had about 6 surgeries and the medication has caused a 5-20 gain,I’ll lose and gain, but I’m about 5’5 and almost 150 and that scares me, that’s when i freak.
    so I need a quick “helper”

  4. Rose Kauffman on July 27th, 2011

    I have some friends that have lost weight using the HCG drops without changing their diet at all. Can you elaberate on this?
    I just purchased one bottle of HCG drops and this 1st day of taking 6 drops (every 2 hours) today, I am diabetic and on Insulin and pills and I can truly say that I feel no ill effect.
    Is it possible to see results of any kind without using the extreme diet of 500 calories a day?

    Please Elaborate. Thank You
    Sincerely Rose Kauffman

  5. amelia on July 27th, 2011

    To Crystal…I was wondering which brand of HCG drops did you use? I want to try this weight loss system. It could hurt to try.

  6. BG on July 28th, 2011

    I have been on the drops for 18 day and have lost 21 lbs. I have followed the diet not necessarily paying attention to the 500 calories / day, but skipping breakfast, having meat/fish or chicken along with a vegetable for lunch and a different meat and lettuce salad for dinner. I have truly not been hungry and I am very impressed.

  7. Crystal on July 29th, 2011

    Amelia, I found mine at http://www.hcgultradiet.com, it is the same hCG as sited above, but I think it is a little cheaper with promo code “bogo25″. Hope this helps!

  8. steve k. on July 29th, 2011

    Using a steroid adjunct and starving yourself? Awesome diet!

    *facepalm*

  9. Desiree on July 30th, 2011

    I’m currently on the HCG again fr the second time and have lost a total of 50 lbs and I still have another two weeks left untill I get to stabalize my weight. I have had no problems and the diet seems to be going great.

  10. ANDREA MAALMA on July 31st, 2011

    HCG does work but it is a protocal that you have to follow, stick to the rules and all the 4 phases and it will work and the weight stays off, if you go back to eating junk food then of course you will put weight back on, you are not hungry on this diet and you feel very heathly after the 1st week (due to detox of crap in your body 1st week)
    To the lady who wanted a free sample you cant you have to do the diet in full….buy a bottle its only $60.

  11. Kimberley on July 31st, 2011

    I recently heard of the HCG diet drops from a family friend. After years of trying diets that ended in failure, I’m interested in trying this. I’ve done some research into the pros and cons of HCG. I’m still not sure. I’ve always been overweight to some extent. Now into my 40′s I’ve been plagued with so many different health issues. Everytime I see my physician, it’s the same old thing. “You need to lose wieght”. I already know this. But without much guidance from her, I’m not having any real success. Does HCG really work? I don’t expect mirales, just some much needed help in that first hurdle. I could manage 500 calories a day without too much trouble. Is safe though?

  12. Swan Eria on July 31st, 2011

    I tried this and lost lots of weight ( 87 pounds) in less than 3 months. I tweeked the diet to fit my taste. I ate lots of veggies and not so much meat. I also joined a gym and walked 5 days a week. If you use the drops and fill up on veggies, it will be easy. I also ate lots of watermelon and homemade soup. I had nothing to lose but fat. Good luck. BTW, I used the drops.

  13. joe on July 31st, 2011

    I just finished my first 42 days of the hcg drops and it really works. I lost 23 lbs and 2 1/2 inches off my waist. I was not hungry at all,

  14. Dawn on August 1st, 2011

    I work at a casino. There are literally about 30 or more people that have tried HCG. All of them having lost 30 pounds or more. They all look fabulous being that they truly lost fat. One woman who has had her thyroid removed stated that she has never been able to lose weight with any diet except hcg. She lost 30 pounds by last December and has not gained one pound back. I recently started hcg. This is my 4th day of calorie restriction and I have lost 5 pounds. The first day I had quite the headache but by the 3rd day I was feeling great. No headaches, no hunger, and getting quite used to the meal plans. None of the people that I know, whom have tried this product,have any complaints of adverse affects. One girl did this a year ago and still looks fabulous with her 60 plus pound weight loss. I hope my results will be all that I hope for as well.

  15. Paige on August 1st, 2011

    My friend went from a size 22 to a size 14 in maybe a month and a half on the HCG diet. i think that 500 calories a day is low, but the HCG drops help your body to get it’s nutrients from the unneeded fat in your body, unlike with starvation mode where your body gets it’s nutrients from your structure. I’m trying this diet because i want to see if it works.

  16. mel on August 2nd, 2011

    i have taken the hcg drops for about 4 weeks, haven’t changed my diet at all. don’t count my calories…..i have lost my belly almost completey, lost 23 lbs. can’t say for sure if it was the drops, but i think i’m pretty confident.

  17. Celeste Shotts on August 2nd, 2011

    On July 21, Rose Kauffman posed a very good question, can you take the drops without doing the 500 calorie per day diet, and still lose weight? Has anyone given this a try and if so, what were to results?
    Thanks :o)

  18. Alex on August 3rd, 2011

    All I want to say is that HCG diet really works! I did it and I lost between 65 and 70 punds in 2 treatments or about 11 to 12 weeks, I wasn’t really hungry eating the 500 calories and I was following the diet pretty good. I was also feeling pretty good, lots of energy and other changes. I would say give it a try, if you dont feel good leave it after a month or so and see if it did anything for you.

  19. Pam on August 3rd, 2011

    Drops virsus injectinos? Any comment?

  20. maranda stidham on August 3rd, 2011

    i have had 5 children. i gained alot with my last one. i am 5’3″ and 170 now i want to try it but not sure if it works or safe!

  21. Made on August 4th, 2011

    I wanted to lose 10 pounds for 2 1/2 years I go to the gym I do not eat fatty food I am very cusious of what I put in my stomach. I read about hcg and I was very skeptical and afraid I lost the 12 pounds. I do folow it but I do cheat I sometimes consume more than 500 calories but I will walk for an hour if I do. I do not know if they will be medical concern in future but I only took it for 2 weeks and I want to continue I still have a little pouch in the belly which if I stick to it I will lose.

  22. andrew Alterman on August 4th, 2011

    I’ve lost 19.4 pounds in 12 days. I am very active and had to increase my protein. If nothing else the HCG is at least a appetite suppressant. I was very skeptical when I started but its hard to argue with results. My brother (a surgeon) thought it was a load of crap until about 8 people in our family (including his wife) successfully lost TONS of weight and have kept it off. I don’t understand the science, but if 20-70 dollar bottle can help people lose weight; who cares? its cheeper than 10k-15k surgeries! I hope HCG puts Gastric by-pass and lap-band out of business!

  23. Kristen on August 5th, 2011

    I work with a bunch of girls (8) who have been taking HCG drops for about 2 months. Some of them stuck with the strick 500 cal diet, some planned healthy meals & snacks throughout the day & ate whether they were hungry or not. ALL have lost 20+ pounds.

    The girls who were eating healthy amounts of food have each lost 30+ pounds. Some of the other girls didn’t have much to lose to begin with, but with HCG they hit their goal weight pretty quickly…I am considering trying this, is the reason I ran across this website. I wanted to research the health risks/side effects, because the girls I work with say they have had no side effects at all. (Except weight loss, which was expected)

  24. Renee on August 5th, 2011

    I did the 6 week cycle and lost 31 pounds. I’m 5′ and now weigh 110. I’m very happy. The point everyone is missing is that you have to do the drops if you only eat 500 calories. HCG losens the bad body fat so it can be digested. This makes up for the daily balance of calories you need. Also, the instructions are very clear. No heavy exercise during this period because of the lower intake of protein. So it’s not bad for you to only 500 calories. Just make sure you take HCG at the same time. Otherwise you are starving your body and yes, you will have problems. I love getting back to the way I was in my early 40′s. I’m 56 and I look and feel great. People notice. My mother lost 25 pounds. A friend of mine lost 24 pounds. This approach to weigh loss really works and I’d encourage others to try it.

  25. Howard Zweben on August 5th, 2011

    I have personally done this diet with a doctor and it does work. For the people that say you can not do this diet forever, first of all , why don’t you read about the diet and the steps before you make conclusions. The entire diet is not 500 calories a day. Only one part is doing that, and it is for a maximum of about 27 days or 40 days depending which cycle you follow. Also, when you are on the step of doing the 500 calories, there is very specific vegetables and meats and fruits that you have to eat for your meals. You can not just eat whatever you want. The food that is specified makes sure you get your daily nutrients you need. This diet is by far the best out there if you have the determination to do it. It will cost about $1000 – $1500 if you use a doctor.

  26. melnchad on August 5th, 2011

    I took the drops when it suited me. My own times and I lost weight just fine. I am on the maintenance now three weeks I kept the weight off and I have lost 4 more lbs. I found it hard to take in 1500-2000 calories in this phase. This drug does work because I am living proof. June 10th 2011 I started and I weighed 248 lbs. As of Aug. 4th I now weigh 203.4. I learned I didn’t need soda bread and potatoes to survive. This drug works if you stick to it and the instant lbs. loss is what keeps you from cheating. I love it….

  27. Christina on August 5th, 2011

    I have done it, it WORKS!!!! but as with any diet you have to make a lifestyle change or you will gain it all back. So i’m on it again to lose my last thirty pounds. But feel free to contact me! it does work when nothing else has!

  28. amber cole on August 5th, 2011

    i have lost over 40plb s on the hcg diet… since feb2011 and its now august 2011 and im takin the drops now…. no side effects ONCE SIO EVER it works and i ddn gain a plb back :) i reccomend the hcg diet to ANYONE

  29. Debbie on August 5th, 2011

    I have been following the HCG diet on and off again according to the diet plan since January. I have lost almost 55 pounds! I have tried other diets and have never been this successful. 6 months ago I weighed 220 pounds. I’m now down to 165. I haven’t felt this good in years. I want to add… all diets are hard! This is not easy by any means. You might not be hungry but you can still be ‘emotionally’ hungry which leads to emotional eating. One of the hardest things to do is to stop emotional eating. During this time I have separated from my husband :( and lived in an emotional hell. Normally I would have gained weight because of the stress but thank goodness I had the HCG and the determination and self awareness that has allowed me to be successful and find some happiness during this difficult time in my life. I hope you do try this diet – you can do it but make sure you are very self-aware and yes, you will be hungry at times. Anyone that tells you that you won’t be hungry on any diet is not being 100% truthful. Good luck! BTW I went from a size 20 to a size 14. My goal is another 30 pounds… wish me luck!

  30. sgrundy on August 5th, 2011

    dear @ whisperingsage:

    your story REALLY concerns me. at your height and a weight of 170 lbs, it is fairly biologically impossible that 500 cals a day *for a year* allowed your weight to plateau at that weight. It appears to me that you are not aware of what calories are in foods or are not aware of what you are eating in the day. I also am concerned about your eating habits. 500 cals of fast food can be as little as half a sandwich because fastfood is extremely calorie laden. You should be eating NO fast food any day and should be getting your cals from primarily fresh whole veggies, which would keep you full and nutrient rich on your budget.

    And to hear that you were eating only a can of tuna and spoonful of peanut butter a day leads me to believe that you are severely struggling with eating disorders. Again, there is no way that at this starvation rate you were not losing weight given your stature and weight. Do you binge at all? Do you not count foods you may be purging? If you are losing your hair you are severely severely affecting your health and your dieting habits are dangerous. You are doing serious harm to your body. HCG is not the plan for you because it sounds like you have some struggles with eating disorders that this diet will not fix. Consult a physician and a dietician and get the weight off the right way.

  31. Elaine on August 6th, 2011

    Im on day 8 lost 9 lbs im not hungry no side effects not even a headache. Just as i got started i seen a co worker and she told me her sister lost 60 lbs she started in March she was concerned about the drops and she just did the diet it didnt work so well for her then she up the diet calories to 900 and still lost weight but much slower and she said it was hard and she was hungry her sister was happy with taking HCG shots. Im on the drops and all is well. HCG drops work for me

  32. Robert on August 6th, 2011

    My wife (RN) is approaching her 51st BD & was 15lbs off her ideal weight. I too was off of my target by 13 lbs so I agreed to do this with her. It is day 23 (today!) I’ve lost 15LBS and she’s lost 10. We both have lots of energy, and even lost weight while enjoying a glass of organic red wine or two with some of the tasty meals we prepared from the menu guide, buying everything organic from Whole Foods. I’ve never dieted before, but the results are awesome!

  33. ed on August 6th, 2011

    I’ve been on the diet for 2 days and have lost 8.5 pounds. I’ve strayed somewhat from the 500 calorie diet, probably staying under 750. I’ve not been hungry at all and keeping the low calorie intake is not at all difficult. I’m a couch potato, 5’7″, 300 pounds. I am trying to exercise some, at least enough to overcome the few extra calories. So far no side effects and I’m extremely happy with the outcome.

  34. Liz on August 6th, 2011

    I was so skeptical of the hcg injections, but finally gave in to my curiosity and started taking them. There is no question that it works. I wanted to lose 25 lbs, and I’ve lost over 16 lbs in 2 weeks by strictly following the hcg diet and taking the injections. I have stayed with chicken and fish, no red meat, and it has been simple. Anyone who can be regimented enough to stick to the diet can and will lose weight. I feel fabulous, my bloodwork looks good, and I have no side effects.

  35. MrsTeesha on August 7th, 2011

    This is day #3 and I have followed the diet plan, took the drops, with a B12 vitamins. I had to make myself it cause I didn’t feel hungry, however I ate a protien & veggies. I started this diet because, after having my 3rd n last child it was hard to lose, pounds were going up & down. I’ve seen HCG work for a few friends that were looking good withn a WEEK. I’m hoping to have the same outcome. I do feel lots of energy!

  36. Phenique on August 7th, 2011

    Hi all…I started the Hcg diet on 02 June 2011 and I lost 25 lbs in 40 days. I cheated a couple days, but I was overall happy with the results. I’m going to do another round in a week or so. I started out at 219.8 and by August 11 I was 195…so far I’ve kept it off with the exception of a pound.

  37. Sheila on August 7th, 2011

    My neighbor lost 30 lbs in about 6 weeks. She’s in her late 30′s, 3 kids and had been exercising plus being careful about everything she put in her mouth for about a year. She tired this and lost it fast. I just bought my first bottle. I Hope I have the same kind of luck!

  38. Sheila on August 7th, 2011

    My neighbor lost 30 lbs in about 6 weeks. She’s in her late 30′s, 3 kids and had been exercising plus being careful about everything she put in her mouth for about a year. She tried this and lost it fast. I just bought my first bottle. I Hope I have the same kind of luck!

  39. Michelle on August 8th, 2011

    Can someone please tell me what website they used? Just searching HCG drops pulls up numerous websites offering to sell them. I am not so concerned with price… I just want it to work! So those of you who have such great success stories, please tell me where you purchased your drops! Thanks!

  40. asil reyam on August 8th, 2011

    what is the best brand to buy?

  41. Marabeth on August 9th, 2011

    Does anyone know anyone who has done the diet and been diagnosed with PCOS (poly cistic ovary syndrome)>??? Someone with pcos has a more difficult time losing weight even with diet and exercise and I wonder if this would work.

  42. Judy on August 9th, 2011

    I started the hcg on Aug. 5th, I have lost just over 9lbs in 4 days. I had a bad problem with endema and my legs if you pushed on them with your finger there would be a big indent from the water retention. I am happy to say I have no endema at this point. The endema seem to vanish on day two. I have average the last two days a pound a day of weight loss. I am telling you the emotional eating part still plagues me and that is what I fight. However with these HCG drops I can fight that. I am sometimes hungry but nothing like I was. I am very tired and I get a little dizzy. I am told thats because this is the detox week. I hope that proves true and in a few days will pass. However I have to say I have been on all kinds of diets since I was 12yrs old and this diet so far has been the easiest. I will have to do two 42 day rounds but i’m confidient I can with HCG.

  43. JoAnn on August 9th, 2011

    I started the Hcg diet two weeks ago and lost 12 pounds so far. No side effects except a headache the first two days from my body adjusting. Went from 186 to 174 and have about 24 pounds more to go to reach my goal weight of 150. (I am 5’4″ tall). It is amazing how good I feel even only eating 500 calories a day. Congratulations to all of you who are reaching your goals too….

  44. Debra on August 9th, 2011

    How do I know “which” HCG drops to buy? There are so many out there and I’m not sure which ones are the right ones to purchase.
    Please let me know.
    Thank you!

  45. l. hill on August 9th, 2011

    I have tried the HCG diet twice now.First time I did the shots for the 21 day and lost 12 pounds. The second time (within 6 months) later, I did the drops , 6 drops a day, I only lost 8 pounds over the 21 days.Like all of you I did feel better and yes I had alittle more engengy.However I regained the weight back and I did not eat junk food.
    I am right now at the same weight of 141 pds as to where I first started the diet a last year.
    I think if you are really over weight you will lose more and faster too.
    I work with 8 other people that have all done this diet and ALL of us the weight has came back and we all watch what we eat
    .So for all of you that think that your weight will stay off….THINK AGAIN.
    Bottom line here is….I never lost more than 12 pounds in the 21 day program. I was very disappointed.
    I have tried it twice with less weight lost on the second time around and .I did follow all the rules, right down to weighing my food and lots of water.
    Like with everything you have to stick with it and continue on the deit to control your weight and this gets costly as you know.
    I also had side effects, headaches, hair loss, and leg cramps.

  46. anabel on August 9th, 2011

    im using the drops right now and i love them i felt a bit hungry at first but im getting use to it in 5days i lost 10lbs and feel great

  47. Jeff on August 9th, 2011

    Started a week ago today, lost 14 pounds in one week, still a little hungry but I like what its doing for me. 250 t0 236 in a week.

  48. Amanda on August 9th, 2011

    Ok. Let’s see: one person has said they “skip breakfast”. Stupid mistake #1. Skipping breakfast starves your body! The healthiest and fittest people eat a healthy protein-packed breakfast. The main trend I’ve noticed is that people are changing what they eat. REVELATION! Changing your lifestyle will dramatically change your life; more energy, less headaches, stronger immune system, and healthy weight. This is why other nations point and laugh at Americans. We are so easily conned.

  49. Wendy on August 10th, 2011

    Im a 25 year old stay at home mom with two kids, and I have been on the HCGdrops for a week because my sister lost 20 pounds with it and looks amazing,. Ive gone from 185 to 175, and I feel great, its not that hard to follow, you just have to set yourself up for success, I measured out the meat before hand and vaccum sealed them indevidually. It helped. I also love the smothies. (Ice, a little water, your one orange or few strawberries a day and vanilla stevia.) I hae one for breakfast and one in the evening, when my snacking cravings are at their strongest. I reccomend this diet to anyone, it really works. Im on the 26 day cycle, but I am going to order more and keep going for 40 days, its working so well.

    @ debra, me and my sister are on the HCG ultra diet, about $75 for 30 day cycle when using coupon code BOGO25 at http://www.hcgultradiet.com

  50. Michelle on August 10th, 2011

    Drops vs. shots? Where to buy. Congrats to all losing their wait with minimal side effects!

  51. Phil Hudson on August 10th, 2011

    I’ve struggled with weight loss my whole life. One of the hardest things is learning to control what I eat, especially in stressful situations. The biggest benefit I have found to the hCG diet is controlled weightloss that helps me eat healthier. The maintenance plan following the diet helped me continue a habit of healthy eating and I have been able to maintain my weightloss because of that. I hope others have enjoyed the same success I have! Thanks for hearing what I had to say.

  52. Laura on August 11th, 2011

    I was getting desperate to lose weight – I was having more health problems, including hypoglycemia and joint problems, both which could be improved by losing weight. I am 50 years old and love food. I have been on this diet for 28 days and have lost 20 pounds. My tummy doesn’t growl, and I don’t feel hungry. I had headaches in the first week but otherwise I have not had other side effects. I was skeptical but it works. Now I need to change the habits that made me overweight in the first place!

  53. emily ann on August 11th, 2011

    I just started this diet 2 days ago, today is my first day actully eating the 500 caliores. I noticed in the book it says not to really workout, however if I workout while talking the drops will I lose the weight faster?

  54. kelli on August 11th, 2011

    I tried for years to lose weight. Hired a personal trainer and worked out 6 days a week. I counted calories and ate healthy. I could not lose weight!
    The trainer I hired was baffled. I was doing everything right!
    I have hashimotos disease ( bad thyroid) and I couldn’t lose weight no matter what I did…Then I found HCG ! I lost 25 pounds in 20 days, it totally freaked me out ! It was sooo easy , It’s almost too good to be true! It really works and I felt Great! Go buy it and do it!!! You will be happy you did!!!

  55. kelli on August 11th, 2011

    By the way, I got mine at http://hcgslenderize.com they worked great!

  56. Jarrod on August 12th, 2011

    I was on the hcg drops for a 30 days and i lost 30 pounds. I was 261 when i started and when i end i was 231. Now i waited a month before i got back on it and i still did not gain no more weight or lose no more weight then when i ended and stop taking the drops. Now i got back on the drops a month later to lose some more weight and fat and now i am down to 215 and i still have a week left in the program i will be back to the weight i want which is 205 or less. I will look the best i look in years and healthy. Thank you hcg.

  57. Mike on August 12th, 2011

    I was introduced to this diet by my boss and friend. after not seeing him for over a year, he looked amazing. I asked him what he was doing and he said “HCG.” When I returned from my latest business travels I started. It has been a week and I have lost 10lbs. My wife started before me by three days and she is down 15lbs. The drops/diet work!

    I am pleased so far and would recommend it anyone that asked.

  58. emily ann on August 12th, 2011

    Has anyone seen better results if they worked out?

  59. Sandy on August 14th, 2011

    I hear a lot of positive results while using the drops but what about long term results? Do you have to keep going back to the drops and the diet to keep it off?

  60. Craig on August 15th, 2011

    My wife and I started the HCG drops in July 2011. We did 1,000 cal diet. Both lost over 25 pounds each. On maintenance now, eating a little more. Have not gained any weight. We did exercise (walk) during the life style change, and noticed that we lost a little more weight during those days. 500 cal is too restrictive, but with 1000 cal dont get hungry at all, except for the first few days. No side effects or headaches. I have met my goal, YEAH!!!

  61. Tamika Brown on August 15th, 2011

    I started the Hcg diet 6 days ago, I lost 7 lbs. I try to follow the diet as best I can. If I have any doubts about what I eat I just google my question and BAM it is there. 500 calories are hard to maintain so my suggestion is to weigh your proteins and fill up on your vegetables. I believe it works and I hope to lose a significant amount of weight overtime. Really I google everything I didn’t but a kit I just bought the drops. Wish me luck!!! And any other advice about the diet feel free to post. I just have one question? If you eat say over 500 calories on the first cycle if you go to the gym and burn calories what will happen can you eat again if you worked it off?

  62. Sara J Shaver on August 16th, 2011

    It is always good to do your research on any “diet” or lifesyle change you are going to do. I did the hcg drops diet in April and in one round I lost about 25 pounds. I then continued to eat healthy and since then have lost another 10 pounds and feel the best I have felt in years!

  63. Judy on August 16th, 2011

    I started the HCG and didn’t think I was able to do it in one week I am down 7.5 lbs and doing the injections, I have alot of engery and enjoying the food, I was told that you have 2000-4000 calories stored inside your body so you are not just eating 500 calories you are just injesting. Stick to it and enjoy watching the weight drop.

  64. angel on August 17th, 2011

    of course u r gonna lose weight-eating 500 calories a day-starving yourself-body needs 1200 calories at least-per day just to function normally-this is a dangersou thing-also if you do not exercise-you cannot be too healthy-u r not taking care of your body, your heart, your muscles, your mind, stress, exercise is the “fountain of youth”-only thing this HCG does is makes u lose weight which is great BUT that doesnt mean u r healthy–exercise is the most important tool for health, weight loss, and keeping the weight off–if you have no muscle mass, you have no strength, especially when get older, i feel this is sooo temporary-because once you stop with the injections and eating even 1200 calories a day of healthy food you will gain weight back and probably more cuz your body in starvation mode!!!! i have a whole lot more to say but this is the bottom line: dangerous, unhealthy, short term, not a “lifestyle” change just a temporary weight loss-weight will come back with a vengeance!!!!

  65. JLP on August 17th, 2011

    I am desperate to lose weight. I have read all the coments but would like to know what is the best site to order from? Also, drops or injections? I would like to order tonight so as many responses as possible would be great…….tks–JENNIFER

  66. ed on August 17th, 2011

    I’ve been on the hcg diet for 13 days and have lost 15 pounds. Really no exercise except playing around in the pool. I must eat out regularly and have found a solution that works for me. I order the diet meals usually around 550 calories and a to go box. I immediately cut the meal in half. If a salad is served with low cal or no fat/sugar, I add a half packet of sweet/low and it tastes great. I’m not a fan of broccolli, but if I sprinkle a little sweetner on it it’s fine.

    My son started on the diet 3 days ago and he has lost 7 pounds.

    Neither of have stuck to 500 calories, but have easily stayed under 800 daily.

    I also find that if I take a half of a roll and spray with 0 calorie butter (parkay) this little treat satisfies me. 6 bread/butter pickles is also a little cheat treat (25 calories). I have not attempted to eat a diet that I probably wouldn’t eat later, but a drastically reduced meal that relates to the foods I like and I really think I can evually maintain on a 1500-2000 calorie diet after I have lost my goal. I started at 298 and my goal is 200, my son started at 297 and he also wants to loss a 100 lbs.

  67. Wendy Mosley on August 18th, 2011

    I love these wonderful drops. I have lost over 50 pounds and I want everyone to know these hcg drops work great. I couldnt be more happier with the results.

  68. Chris on August 18th, 2011

    I started the diet 13 days ago at 203 lbs., today I am 184 lbs. That is 19 lbs. in just 13 days. I am on the 40 day plan and using the drops. The drops work, I am not hungry, as long as I follow the plan. You have to eat what they say and you HAVE to drink the recommended amount of water!

  69. Rob on August 18th, 2011

    I am definitely losing weight which is good, BUT, unlike all of the other people that I watch and read about on HCG, I am having feelings that I am not taking enough calories in. I get light headed like I am going to pass out sometimes. Maybe my blood sugar is getting too low. I am also just on my first week, Hopefully it will get better. I don’t know the Potency of the HCG, but maybe mine is a bad batch or not as good as others, as I do not feel energized and like it is supressing my appetite. I am trying to stick with it because I know the results will be worth it .My girlfriend lost 22 lbs in 30 days!! She told me to drink, drink, drink more water. Good luck to me and everyone else!
    Also, I get Headaches anyways, but I do notice an increase in how many/often I get them. Not too bad, just dull. Does it make a difference when I take the drops? (Before or after eating)

  70. Tatyana on August 19th, 2011

    So excited to try!!!!!!

  71. Dee Parrott on August 19th, 2011

    I started this a week ago, have lost overt half a stone so far but its so hard I am hungry think of food all the time, but I am keeping it up as i am loosing weight every day so its spuring me on. Im hoping not to feel so tired and waiting for this amazing energy to kick in!

  72. AnnMarie on August 19th, 2011

    I am really nervous about going on this hcg diet. I am 71, 5 ‘ 2″ and 175 lbs. I have high blood pressure and am a diabetic. Over the past 30-40 years I have tried many diets and have folowed them to a tee and the most I can loose is 7-8 lbs . To say I am discouraged is an understatement. Especially since I know my blood pressure and diabetes will be greatly improved if I loose 30 lbs, at least. My doctors have told me to loose weight, but even with exercising 1 1/2 hrs at a gym 3 days a week and eating 900-1200 calories a day my weight still keeps creeping.

    My cardiologist recommended this diet has anyone my age ever tried this diet I sure would like to hear from them.

  73. Amy on August 19th, 2011

    This diet works! I was skeptical but decided to try it after seeing so many “real” success stories people had posted. If you follow the directions, it will work just as it claims to. I’ve lost 36 lbs so far and I’m about halfway to my goal. I feel good & look good too. I have no problems with energy, hunger or sagging skin from rapid weight loss. I’m healthier than I have been in a long time. My husband recently finished his first round with the same results. I used to have a lot of painful stomach problems that have all gone away since I started the hcg diet. My husband used to exhibit all of the classic signs of diebetes (for which he refused to go to the doctor), and now he is healthier than ever. I have recommended this diet to friends and family.

  74. Robin on August 20th, 2011

    I haven’t tried this diet but from experience eating only 500 calories a day you will lose weight anyway. So it could just be that all the weight loss is due to the reduced number of calories and not the drops at all. So is there anyway out there who can vouch for the HCG actually being the cause of their weight loss? Who ate a normal amount of calories per day and still lost weight? I’d love to hear about that.

  75. Sandy on August 20th, 2011

    I am really interested in buying these HCG drops but what is the really website where I can buy them from?! There are two websites that you guys have mention but are they both the same?!

  76. brett on August 20th, 2011

    I was reluctant to try this… I don’t do well with shots, but they were no big deal. My goal was 20lbs… After the 23 days, I was down 32 pounds. I strictly stuck to the protocol, and didn’t cheat… I’m here to tell you all….. IT FLAT OUT WORKS… I felt better than I have in years, gone down 4 pant sizes, and am reccomending it to all that I know that are looking to loose weight and feel better about themselves.

  77. Cliff on August 20th, 2011

    I have been on HCG for 6 days, have currently lost 8 lb. already!
    Hey, it works, and there are people whom I work with have lost Many-Many pounds!! It is not a scam, but a re-thinking of how to eat! Therefore, what is your alternative to ballooning up on processed foods, which in time one will occur high blood pressure, sore & aching knees, Diabetes, seat-belt a little snug in your car, along with being uncomfortable in one’s clothing!
    I’m sorry I’m not READY to be EMBARRASSED to ask for a seat belt extension the next time I fly somewhere….OR pay for (2) seats !!

  78. Trillis on August 21st, 2011

    Another vote for HCG Ultra!
    The diet works I know I lost 28lbs in 5 weeks and I wasn’t very large to begin with ..it’s great!

  79. Susan on August 21st, 2011

    I did the 43 days and lost 30 pounds. I did however experience a significant amount of hair loss at the Phase 4 stage. Truly significant-no bald spots just major hair breakage and my hair is about 1/2 as thick as it was. I also had some breast cysts that grew rapidly in size, not cancerous-just cysts.

  80. Vicki on August 23rd, 2011

    This diet really works. I am on my second round. Lost 12 pounds the first time & now have already lost 3 lbs on day 3.

  81. Maggie on August 23rd, 2011

    This diet definitely works. I have been trying to lose weight for a very long time. I started the hcg diet 6 days ago, August 18. I was skeptical but I figured why not give it a try. I have lost a total of 13 pounds in 6 days. I could not believe it but I am so excited to finish my 40 day journey. Good luck to everyone that decides to do this. I also walk everyday.

  82. ben on August 23rd, 2011

    You people are nuts! Of course it works — 500 calories a day is starvation level. Anyone existing on 500 calories a day will lose weight but it will catch up with you eventually. Unsafe, foolish and unhealthy.

  83. Kelli on August 23rd, 2011

    I have been a yoyo with my weight since got in my thirties. A friend told me about this diet so i said it won’t hurt to give it a try. I started on 8/20/11 I weighed 204 today is 8/23/11 I am 198 I have lost 6 pounds. I had a light headache for two days I thought it was my sinus but from the post i see it was just a mild side effect. I am very happy so far and would would tell any and everyone that wnts to lose weight to try HCG

  84. flamingoGIRL on August 24th, 2011

    hi…what about coffee…can we have coffee??

    what about protein shakes?? I usually drink Isagenix.

  85. larissa on August 24th, 2011

    This diet really works and the weight stays off. Unless you go crazy on junk food of course. I have done this diet twice now. I have had no medical issues and my health is fine. I think this is the perfect way to kick start a healthy life you get to see your self loosing the weight and you get to feel like you are accomplishing something. Then once you are done with the hcg diet your new healthy life style feels easier to maintain.

  86. HB on August 24th, 2011

    Well, I’ve been VERY skeptical about this HCG diet, because of the low low calorie restriction. I agree with some…that if you ate just 500 calories alone without any HCG…ah..DUH you’d lose weight (by starving). HOWEVER, I am hoping and will do more research that taking this spares the structural/normal fat and disposes of the unhealthy adipose fat. That is what HCG claims…we’ll see. Because for the past few weeks I have eaten correctly (no more than 1200 calories), lift weights 4x/week, cardio 3-4x/week, drink about 80+ oz of water a week. Guess what I started at 5’4″ – 170 lbs then….STILL 170 lbs now and the feeling of NO inch-loss either – everything still fits and feels the same! VERY FRUSTRATING to say the least. I’m going to try it and see if all these testimonials ring true for me.

  87. Suzanne on August 24th, 2011

    This does work and I’m not hungry. When you’re eating two fruits, two vegetables and two proteins a day it is a lot of food. All of this food is healthy for you and makes sense. I’m down 20 pounds, took a break and went to Europe. I’m back on it for the next 15 pounds. No side effects. I just bought new clothes and I feel great.

  88. Anna on August 24th, 2011

    I am currently in medical school and have gained great insight into this new “fad” diet. I understand that the results of weight loss are promising, but more studies and investigations must be completed before any company can market this hormone as purely for weight loss. The downside is obviously that through the process of this diet, you aren’t getting proper caloric intake. Also, the short and long-term effects haven’t been documented (only general effects).

    Never buy online though homeopathic sites. The reason draws down to this medication not being authenticated and made safe through FDA regulations. Also because they may or may not be collecting HCG from the urine of pregnant women.

    If you are interested in this diet, please speak with your physician and make sure they are aware of any underlying health problems, conditions and diseases.

    And remember, if it seems to good to be true, it probably is. Stay on the side of caution with this one.

  89. Teri on August 24th, 2011

    Hi – I too decided to give it a try. Bought the drops (which clearly state- NO Hormone) – but take them as directed and a very structured 500 cal diet. Lost 3 # on day 1 , 2.5 # on day 2 and 2# on day 3. Since I only want to lose a max of 15 – thats pretty great! I am older (64) and fairly fit – but could not get rid of those last 10-15 pounds. I feel great, no hunger or headaches so far. My usual go-to diet is the Lemon juice cleanse – and this is much easier and so far, wayyy more effective. I’m hoping to follow my weight loss with a good, stable, healthy diet that will maintain – so far, so good! ts

  90. Kyleen Sheehy on August 24th, 2011

    Ben…really. it bothers me SOOO much to see people just jump the the 500 calories being too low, and the starvation CRAP!just shows that you havn’t even done ANY READING or looked at any of what people have been saying. hCG unlocks stubborn fat and USES it as substance, that fat can provide anywhere from 1800-4000 calories of nutrition…..there is NO way you are starving. The protocol offers a very specific array of foods that aid in hydration and hunger suppressants. I have been reading and reading and REreading! And if you take the time to read peoples testimonies and read the data that is there (everyone who does the diet should read Dr. Simeon’s Inches and Pounds), then there is no denying that when done properly it does work. I have yet to run across someone who has had anything more than a headache or a few hunger pains in the first week. I will start day 4 tomorrow and i am down 9lbs. I eat 3 servings of veggies and 2 of protein and fruit. You are still eating a LARGE amount of food, just eating food that give you bulk but dont weigh you down with calories. Happy Scales fellow hCG’rs, keep strong and think SKINNY! The real solution to obesity is here, the FDA just TAKES forever to approve ANYTHING!

  91. Amanda on August 24th, 2011

    I’m sorry but I lost 25 pounds in 30 days & no exercise, I’ve not been on it and I’m jogging like a mad woman about 18 miles aweek and rating 500-to 1000 calories a day and I’ve lost nothing in two weeks, granted I think I’ve gained muscle but really I saw crazy results with hcg

  92. kelly on August 25th, 2011

    Does anybody know it is safe for heart,because I’ve heart problem and I want to use it.If it is safe how I can order it?

  93. ms maro on August 25th, 2011

    I had my son a year ago and can’t get rid of this weight I want to try this hcg diet but there r so many differnt brands I don’t know which to try. Any suggestions……………..please help

  94. jason on August 25th, 2011

    Emily,
    If you have worked out regularly in the past then you can continue to work out. I do work out 4-5 times a week. I didn’t work out my first 4-5 days as it says not to. I called and talked with the help line. I then started to work out and felt pretty good. Just drank a little more water and would maybe eat another apple. The weight really started to fly off.

  95. Adam on August 25th, 2011

    Pretty amazed at how many people are saying this diet works. I did it once and lost a lot of weight, I am about to start it again. I have heard so many people saying that this diet will “kill your metabolism” or that its “extremely unhealthy” which I could see how you would think that with 500 calories a day. But I am really impressed at how many people have said 0 side effects / Symptoms from the drops.

    Anyways, will update when i finish my 3 weeks.

  96. phoenix59 on August 25th, 2011

    i too have found success quickly with the hcg shots! i started aug 17th and lost 10lbs in 9 days. i am on the 23 day plan so i expect to lose an additional 15-20 lbs by the time i reach the end. absolutely no hunger pains but the limited selection gets a bit old..one way to enjoy the steak is to slice thinly, season with red pepper,onion powder,sea salt and garlic powder, let cool then make lettuce roll ups…you can substitute other meat if you want..

  97. Lynda on August 25th, 2011

    Ben, you don’t understand…. the Hcg stops any problems from happening… IF you diet on 500 cals a day without Hcg, you are asking for trouble. Diet on 500 cals with Hcg and it’s an entirely different thing.

    I lost 20 pounds a year ago on this diet and it is brilliant. I’ve done the diet a few times and each time I’ve gone down more in weight. I am now 123 pounds and 5ft3in and feel absolutely brilliant. Hcg is a godsend…

  98. Kat on August 28th, 2011

    Yes it works. It’s not starvation because the HCG helps our bodies release fat stores, so our bodies are actually using fat to make up for the 500 calorie diet. Just a REMINDER that Dr. Simeons (the dr. who discovered this amazing drug) advises that you only do the diet for 6 week periods, and then you MUST wait 6 weeks before doing it again because our immune system will start to reject the drug. He also recommends no heavy exercise because it defeats the drug’s power of stemming hunger pangs. He didn’t say NEVER exercise again, just to take it easy while eating the 500 calories. I lost 22 pounds in three weeks. I maintained it. In my opinion, it’s best to do the diet, let your body catch up with your fabulous weight loss, maintain the loss for a few weeks, and then do another round if necessary. Who cares if the FDA agrees? I never felt better and had no side effects. I was hungry ONE day, ate an apple to curve the hunger and never looked back. SIMPLY AMAZING. BTW, cheating did not work for me, but I’m happy to hear some of you were able to eat 800 – 1000 calories and still lose weight. That doesn’t work for everyone though. GOOD LUCK!!!

  99. Kat on August 28th, 2011

    Oh, and one more thing – - everyone I know who tried HCG and stayed with the regimen saw fantastic results. Like a lot of people, I waited for a friend of mine to do it. She lost 25 pounds on the three week regimen. Then I lost 22 pounds. I then recommended it to my sister who lost 20 pounds. The results do not lie. People with diabetes… there are clinics springing up all over the place for this diet. You might want to seek out one of these places if you are concerned. If your own doctor is recommending it, it’s a good bet he/she has already researched the benefits.

  100. jess on August 30th, 2011

    i want to try this diet but im not sure. i know when ppl get off of diet pills or anything u have to take they tend to gain all there weight back.

  101. andy on August 30th, 2011

    OK, so I was a MAJOR skeptic. I had lost (and maintained) 50 lbs on my own, through diet and exercise. It took me about 2.5 years to lose that much weight. I was to a point though where even eating 1200-1400 calories/day (balancing carbs, protein, watching fat, sodium, fiber, Vitamin D, calcium….you name it) AND teaching 3 fitness classes/week plus running 3-4 miles twice weekly was not enough to keep the scale moving.

    After a friend had success with this plan, I decided to try it for the last 20 lbs I have to lose. I’m honestly AMAZED that I’ve lost 12 lbs in 16 days where in the past losing that much took 3-4 MONTHS.

    Because I am so active, my calories have been between 550-750 daily. To be honest, I haven’t been that hungry since the first week passed. I know a lot of people slam this diet because of the low calories, but you eat quite a bit of fresh veggies & fruit, unlike plans like Atkins.

    I think with any “diet” you have to use common sense; listen to YOUR body and adjust the plan as needed. And of course for long-term healthy, quality living you DO need to make smart food choices once this program is done, and be physically active. What I’ve found is my utter dependence on sugary carbs has vanished. I am not even craving sugar in the slightest bit.

  102. Kris on September 1st, 2011

    Has anyone that is a heavy workout type of person tried this, without restricting calorie intake or quitting exercising? I’m in great shape and am toned and slim from strenuous exercise but would love to lose just 5 lb. to look even more toned. I’m not looking to give up exercise so there’s no way I’d be able to do the 500 calorie diet. Has this worked for anybody just using it as a supplement and not altering your daily routines?

    Thanks.

  103. Terri on September 3rd, 2011

    For years I’ve tried to lose weight. Finally, on the 4th of July (2011) I claimed by Independence. I was in the right state of mind and ready to change my food habits. I began the HCG diet drops and now, on September 3, I have lost 41 pounds. I went on vacation and ate more than the 500 calories, but quickly lost the one-two lbs. when I got home.

    I haven’t felt hungry. In fact, I feel great. My clothes are loose. A year ago my cholesterol was 258. One month after beginning the HCG drops it was down to 190 and all other labs are right on target. My colleagues have noticed and call me the incredible shrinking woman. I have another 40 lbs. to go to get to my ideal weight, and I have complete confidence that I will reach that goal.

    Give this a try. Listen to your body. You’ll be glad you did!

  104. Kelli on September 6th, 2011

    Ive been on the diet since August 20, 2011. Im have lost 14 pounds so far im doing well. Im have been posting my up dates on my facebook status my family and friends one there keep me encouraged. I work at night and sometimes I get hunrgy what can I do?

  105. gwen on September 10th, 2011

    i want to loose 30 lbs in a month. what is thea best product fir me.? i was so inspired by thoae lost a lot already. advice pls. thanks

  106. Jo on September 11th, 2011

    I started the diet friday and today i start my 500 cal restriction not a bad day, just felt a lil tired, but am excited. i need to lose 60 pounds, ill keep you updated, i should be back on in about a week, wish me luck!

  107. Heather on September 12th, 2011

    Not too sure how it’s supposed to help you lose weight. HCG is the PREGNANCY hormone! It’s what pregnancy tests look for to determine if a woman is pregnant. It is also used as a fertility medication. Hard to belive that you can buy “drops” for $60 and it be the real thing. Real HCG is in an injectable form and costs around $180 per injection! come on people!!

  108. HOPE on September 13th, 2011

    Well I found a place to buy the drops but unsure of the whole idea. Can someone tell me if by taking this have they had any problems with hair growth in places that it shouldn’t be or any other issue’s. And can anyone tell me if it makes you go to the restroom excessively and not to urinate but, the other way??? Please help I really would like to lose just about 20-30 pounds.

  109. leah on September 14th, 2011

    I am so hungry all of the time. It’s my 4th day on the drops. I’ve eaten only what I am allowed and taken the drops on time religiously… HAVE lost 5 lbs already… but what do I do about starving all of the time. I really am! I want to do this but I am SO hungry all the time.

  110. Ts on September 17th, 2011

    Thinking of trying this. A lady at my office has lost a lot of weight with the drops.

  111. Teresa on September 18th, 2011

    I tryed this diet but with injections. I went through a clinic and I wasn’t restricted to 500 calories but 1200 and I still lost 40lbs. I have tryed alot of diets and would lose weight and gain it back then some. But it’s been 8mos and I’m still maintaining my weight loss. Plus I lost the weight in the areas that I needed to instead where I didn’t.

  112. RW on September 20th, 2011

    RW on September 20, 2011

    Heather I love your responce!! I am a 37 yr old fat girl who has had a weight problem all my life. I have been on every diet and taken every pill including Adipex. NOTHING works for me. I am also in the Medical field and know that if you eat less than 1200 calories daily your body goes into starvation mode and hords any calories eatin. It will hord the cals cuz it doesnt know whe it will get food next. I have also tried the 100% gaurentee Accutrim Beads thing that goes behind your ear. DOESNT WORK. As Heather said “come on people” get real!!!! You dont need drops or beads or anyother BS fad thing to loose weight. What you need is a great support team, motivation, self control, dedication and will power. Start by walking 30 minutes to 1 hr daily, cutting your portion sizes in half, stop eating fried food, fast food, and pop. Watch the sugars you eat and drink water. Most important is find a friend that will help you in any way, shape or form, good and bad, grouchy, and happy, or even full of tears. Someone that will walk, talk, and eat with you no matter if they have weight to loose or not. If they are a true friend they will no tlet you fail and if you do they will pick you up and help you try and try again until to succeed. Buying helathy food is expensive enough let alone paying for some drops or diet pills.

  113. vivian on September 25th, 2011

    can you take the drops without doing the 500 calorie per day diet, and still lose weight? I just start nautre system diet I hope everyone remember mari osmaond, YES thats the diet that i have just start doing…… Has anyone given this a try and if so, what were to results? also how can I go and order this and which website or ph# and which brand…….please let me know

    Thanks

  114. hildy bennett on September 26th, 2011

    Well, I am on them so is my husband only been a week but we have lost a pound a day. I just want to lose 10 he wants to lose 60. We are eating but not really hungry and no side affects so far I have seen.

  115. Denise on September 27th, 2011

    Hi, I just started the diet drops. I’m not saying that it does or does not work, but if you follow the diet plan or meals provided for you, alone with the drops, I’m pretty sure you will see results. So, every body, including me, I wish you the best.

  116. Jess on September 27th, 2011

    HCG is a hormone that protects the fetus, ie if you aren’t eating enough it draws from your reserves to help aid the baby. As a side note, 900 calorie a day diet will lose one pound a day, without drops. Keep in mind your body needs at least 900 to function properly, that’s just your internal organs sitting around doing nothing. I believe the theory is that it will help draw from your fat cells to get the extra calories needed to protect the ‘fetus’ instead of losing muscles or causing as much damage.

  117. Jessica on September 29th, 2011

    I ordered the product and it tastes absolutely horrible. Then when I tried to cancel I was told I had to return the prodcut to not be charged any additional amount. I had read the terms and knew I had 12 days to cancel without being further charged but missed the part about keeping the bottle, which I had thrown away while gagging from the taste. Once I recieved the product I read more about the diet they put you on and no wonder you lose weight. It is extremely restrcitve so anyone who had not been on a similar diet before will lose wieght and I doubt it has much to do with this product. I was only trying to lose my last 5 pounds so this hassle was not worth it to me. I should have known better and stick to a healthy diet and exercise and the weight will come off, though it might not be as fast as you would like.

  118. mike on September 30th, 2011

    Let me tell you something! If you eat only 500 calories a day, you will lose weight, especially if your obese. Very unhealthy way to do it. You’ll never stay on the plan.(no u won’t! grow a brain already!) I’ve tried all kinds of diets. they all suck!. I finally realized, eat healthy and exercise.
    I started with a cardio machine 3 times a week, for about 5 minutes per workout, eventually I worked my way up to 45 minutes 6 x week. While eating sensibly, 3 times a day,eating cereals and fruits for b-fast, sandwich for lunch(whatever I felt like havin’) and a good supper. anything I wanted, usually healthy. Cheese steak sandwich, pizza, steak,fish,antipasto,stuffed chicken breast, the best damn New England clam chowder you ever had in your life! WhenFriendss would come over and I’d be makin’ my chowda! I’d always tell them to bring an extra pair of under wear….cause’ you’ll have an orgasm after every bite! Ok! back to what I was talking about.
    I went from 285lbs to 215lbs. It took a while, got down to about 225 and stayed there for a while. Finally got down to 215! Feeling great! Life was awesome! Now, I kept this weight off for almost 3 yrs. Then…..blew my back out. Then… blew back up to 250! “And I promised my self, I’ll neverer get fat again! ” Well….. here I am again. Finally my back is fine. starting cardio on Monday. I’ve been on a diet for the last eleven days. Lost 10, that’s right 10 lbs in eleven days. I usually don’t recommend diet plans, except for what I did to lose my weight. But this one is 2eazy! You gotta’ check out diet for idiots. something you can stay on forever. Just to damn easy.

  119. danielle on October 1st, 2011

    thinkn off tryn this:)

  120. ProjectMe on October 1st, 2011

    I was very skeptical about anyone the claim. Who wouldn’t be? 30lbs in 30 days? Thing is, I decided to try it, sort of do my own “study.” After 2 load / 10 VLCD days, I’ve lost almost 16lbs so far, about 12 when you exclude the gain from loading (lost 2.5lbs in the last two days alone). The typical BMR formula says I should have only lost 4.5 lbs. See, I keep a running calculation of projected loss given my caloric intake, age, weight, and activities, versus actual scale loss. I logged all of my daily data, food journals, charts, photos, and so. I keep thinking it has to be a fluke – maybe it’s the HCG, maybe it’s not. But if it’s not HCG, then DO THIS: LOOK AT MY DATA, and then you tell me what it is.

  121. Antonia Anderson on October 3rd, 2011

    This sounds too good to be true? Do you truely not get hungry? Which are best?

  122. Pete on October 5th, 2011

    This does not work. Anyone on 500 calories a day WILL loose weight, you don’t need injections or drops. These have NOT been tried long term and the hormone could lower sperm count in men and cause menstrual problems in women. A non pregnant women taking pregnancy hormones these are not suppose to be in your body if your not pregnant.

    All you need to do is lower your calorie intake and take a bit more exercise, life is not as easy as a few drops.

    A diet works like this…..less high fat, salt and sugary foods past your mouth, more fruit and veg in it, 2 litres of water a day and have fun with your partner, children as in walks, cycle rides, fun days in parks.

    I did and I lost 4.5 stone (68 lb) in 1 year and 10 inches from my waist and not a hormone past my lips.

    Get wise get a life.

  123. Carmen on October 8th, 2011

    I’m really excited about all these testimonies, I wanna go and get me some fast. Can u get it from GNC or other vitamin shops?? I’ve heard some people say they “cheated” but I think if not cheating means less exercise I’m straight lacing it…I’m gonna loose this weight n then post my results. Pray for me please. God bless n congrats

  124. celeste on October 9th, 2011

    How long do i need to wait to start a second round?

  125. Amanda on October 10th, 2011

    I am really considering doing this. Can anyone recommend specific hcg drops to use?

  126. Jane on October 12th, 2011

    Can a pregnant woman take this drops?

  127. Lynn on October 12th, 2011

    I have used HCG and had great results with it. I have not had any side effects from it. I’ve been on it 3 months now and have lost 36lbs. I believed in it so much and have now became a consult/distributor of http://www.hcgultradiet.com.
    Over the years I have tried several different diets, this has been the easiest for me to follow and stay on. I have tried using diet pills, weight watchers, ideal protein, and a couple others and yes I lost weight on them put soon as I came off the diet I put the weight right back on and more. This is in my opinion the best diet EVER!

  128. Sue on October 13th, 2011

    @Amanda: I use hcg ultra diet as well… their site is http://www.hcgultradiet.com

  129. nik on October 15th, 2011

    its realy work? im 77kg n want loss 18 kg

  130. angela on October 24th, 2011

    I took drops for 3 weeks and just tried to stat around 1000 cals a day eating the same fooda in smaller portions….lost 13lbs….which is not the most ive heard by far but I didnt work out or starve.myself

  131. Vannah on October 27th, 2011

    It does work. It has been around since the 50′s only recently in a drop form. It’s the same level of effectiveness as the injections, but without that high price tag. It has been around for a very long time and there isnt any reported cases of ill long term effects. Doing a low calorie diet while taking an agent like HCG is safe. If you do just a 500 calorie diet alone, that is when it can be dangerous. Your body will freak out and start storing fat, but if you take the HCG it will not allow your body to hit that mode. It releases the fat cells in your body so its getting the energy it needs from it. Never do a low calorie diet without another agent involved. Never. This isn’t some miracle diet drop where you can eat whatever and still lose weight. This is a life style change. The diet is designed to change eating habits so you make those correct choices when you’re off the diet. You won’t or shouldn’t over-indulge when you’re off it. The HCG helps boost your hypothalamus to mobilize the fat out of the fat storage. So eating regularly while taking the drops, while you will lose some weight, it would not nearly be as effective or useful as it should be if you did the diet correctly. Also minimal exercise it required, you do not need to exercise 4-5 days a week, who has time for that anyways? A walk around the block a few times a week is sufficient enough.

  132. janet on November 11th, 2011

    I am waiting for my HCG to arrive so I can start. I only have 15 pounds to lose and want to know if it works as well as everyone says it does, even if you dont have a ton of weigh to lsoe.

  133. Jackie on November 11th, 2011

    I just found this board while researching HCG! Congrats to everyone! I just started on Nov. 8th. and have lost 3 pounds I hope I succeed as you have!

  134. Terri on November 14th, 2011

    An update…
    I wrote in early September that I had lost 41 pounds. I took a break for the maintenance phase and started up again. It’s now mid-November and my total weight loss is 63 pounds. That’s 63 pounds since the 4th of July. I’m going to begin the maintenance phase now and plan to give it another go after New Years. That’s when I’ll lose the last 20 pounds. Notice I said that’s when I will lose the last 20 pounds. Not hope to lose – will lose. No question in my mind. HCG works!

  135. Sue on November 15th, 2011

    That is so awesome Terri, I love HCG. Will go ahead and congrats you on the last 20lbs, cause I know you WILL lose it on HCG.

  136. PR on November 19th, 2011

    For those of you who use the Hcg Ultra diet drops, do you follow their eating plan exactly? I noticed their eating plan is a little different from what I’ve read and researched. It seems to be similar to other ones.

  137. Sue on November 19th, 2011

    Another 7.6lbs gone in 12 days! Thanks to the hcg diet!

  138. Alisha on November 26th, 2011

    Hi everyone. I am getting married in 2 months and very stress about it. can someone please tell me what brand they got for the hcg drops and also where can I find the 500 cal diet ??? Thank you so much

  139. Leslie on November 29th, 2011

    I started HCG after my sister and daughter used it and lost their weight. I weighed 277 #’s and got down to 238#’s in abt. 35 days, so it definatly works. I felt no ill effects just got burned out on the limited food choices quit before doing maintenance and gained it all back. My sister and daughter have kept theirs off, but they followed through with maintenance the right way and haven’t had a problem. I was so mad at myself that I am doing it again. I just started again, but am going to not wuss out this time and follow through to finish the maintenance plan right (THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT PART BECAUSE HERE YOU ESTABLISH A NEW SETPOINT) I am really tired of being fat and embarrassed all the time leave alone not feeling well and being able to do the things I enjoy doing. I will keep you posted. This is only my 2nd day after starting on the 500 cal. w/drops have lost 6.2 #’s. I have a ways to go. It will probably take me 3 or 4 times to get where I want to be. My goal is 127#’s. I’ll keep you updated.

  140. Ashley on December 3rd, 2011

    I’ve heard people say that different brands of the hgc can be different if it’s not pure hgc. I just checked the kind I bought from livethin.net and it does have arginine, l-carnitine and ornithine in it besides the hgc. Has anyone had success with this particular product from livethin.net? I was so pumped to start the diet and know that I found out this info I’m a little discouraged.

  141. Jennifer on December 17th, 2011

    I just started the drops this wekk on monday and I weighed myself on friday and I lost 4lbs. I have not been eating 500 calories but I have cut back to about 1500 calories. I was consuming around 2000 – 3000 calories a day. The first 3 days I felt a little hungry but by day 4 i had no appetite and it was easier to cut back on my calories. I cant wait to weight myself next week and see the results now that my appetite is gone.

  142. SONJA on December 26th, 2011

    I have been on the drops for 28 days now. I have stuck to the diet very close with the exception of a couple occasions where it was almost impossible to follow the diet by the book. I am losing weight with the drops. (18.6) I felt healthier inside during the first week. I am very overweight so it will take several pounds for anyone to be able to tell I have lost anything. I do wake up hungry and go to bed hungry most of the time. So far however, I have not really had any of the side affects mentioned above other than being hungry. My mom was going to go on this journey with me and take the drops as well, but they made her sick. So sick she had to go to bed each time she took them. She is in her mid 70′s.
    I have just read every comment on here. Now I am totally confused!! I did not realize there were so many websites available including CVS and health food stores to purchase the HCG drops, and for a fraction of the price. I purchased my drops at a place of business that you can walk in and purchase them. I paid $190.00 for the “2oz. platinum” that includes B-12 and potassium. The label reads 30X – 60X (not sure what that means, but I sure am going to ask now), & contains 20%alcohol. They also offer a guarantee to lose 26 pounds in 26 days or they would refund your money. What they did not tell me was the guarantee is only if you agree to their “coaching” that is an additional $200.00 for the first month, $150 each aditional month after that.. I was told that the purpose of coaching is to make one accountable for everything you eat, and they can “tweak” the food intake to suit the individiuals needs. I could not afford the coaching, so I am on my own. Now, after reading some of the last comments about how some suppliers say the drops need to be refrigerated, should not contain alcohol, and should test positive with a pregnancy test!!! UGH! Now I am wondering if I am REALLY losing weight due to the drops or just because of the extremely low calorie intake. I guess I should have researched more. I was just in a hurry to lose weight. Tired of being FAT! Now I will do some investigating, and will post my findings for anyone else who might be concerned about what the truth is.

  143. Richard on December 31st, 2011

    I was on the diet from june 12 through July 21 2011. I lost 26 lbs even with a backslide at a party. The drops work great you just have to be disciplined. Yes the diet and 500 calories a day is the reason you are losing the weight. The drops only allow you to supress your appetite to do it. Stay away from temptation and negative people. Document your daily progress with a picture of the scale every morning. It will help you stay focused. Good Luck!!

  144. Sandra on January 4th, 2012

    i started the hcg diet on December 26, 2011. I am on R1P2 and this is my 9th day. I have lost 14 lbs. I am hungry at times, but I refuse to see so many people lose weight and I cop out. I am really trying to lose 30 lbs and pray that I make it. I have told my family, they have heard of the diet but don’t actually know anyone who has done it. This is something I have got to do to prove to myself that I can accomplish something without giving up. It is not easy because I am home all day with no interaction with anyone. I don’t watch a lot of TV because of the commercials. I try to watch the channels that have movies or no commercials. My P2 will be up on January 16th and I have 12 more days. I refuse to give up! I got my drops from the health food store and the name is ehcg. The drops are really working I just have to keep focus. Seems all I can do is read testimonies all day.

  145. Meg Amor on January 4th, 2012

    Honestly? If you only eat 500 calories a day – you will lose weight – guarantteed.

    You are basically starving yourself at that calorie intake.

    It is SO incredibly unhealthy for you. You actually put your own system into a permanent fight or flight sitatution, pushing your adrenals and every other system in your body.

    You’ll lose the weight now but down the track, it just all comes back on. And now you have set up your body to panic if you ever go back to that diet or a proximation of it. Good luck losing the weight the next time around.

    I cannot believe people are this dumb.

    On 500 calories a day – you are STARVING yourself. Idiots.

  146. Sara on January 5th, 2012

    No, Meg, you aren’t starving yourself on the diet. Do more research. You eat 500/800 calories for a limited amount of time then increase according to protocol. and your body burns excess FAT for energy. What do you think you have fat stores for? ENERGY.

    And I hardly think calling people dumb and idiots shows just how knowledgeable you are.

  147. Teige on January 5th, 2012

    So if you were to eat a 1000 to 1500 calories a day would you still lose weight, and making it a little bit healthier than starving yourself. I have had a few friends do this back in March and April of 2011 and they are back to eating 2000 to 2500 calories a day and they are keeping the weight off and not using the drops.

  148. lynn on January 6th, 2012

    OK I used dr prescribed releana…(Im a 5 foot 6 female, muscular build,) when i was 187 pounds. I got injured could not work out to lose the weight. I ate alot of fruit and vegetables and dairy, and I managed to lose 4 pounds ina month. But i needed to be able to exercise too..you need both, good food and exercise. One gets rid of visible fat and the other gets rid of the fat inside. So thats when my doc prescribed HCG.
    I did 500 cals for 40 days and lost 39 pounds with no exercise..ok my civilian job involves alot of physical activity (was difficult with my injury too), so that helped keep me moving. But i did not cheat once until near the end. The doc said I would only get to 160 but made it to 148…The diet was easy for me once I got past the initial detox..I had to forcemyself to eat after. By abut 40 days, I started to get weak and dizzy and knew the HCG was losing its effectiveness..but i lost 112 pounds more than my goal!

    yes you have to completely lock yourself in thehouse for three weeks (Ormore) and commit to 500-600 cals a day, but it works! Ive done all the phases to the tee, changed my eating habits,work out, and my injury healed without surgery!

    So Iwanted to try and lose 10 more pounds, I decided Id try buying them online…They seemed to work but maybe not because I was starving..and when I was done, even following the phase 3 i gained 8 pounds back…

    To me it was worth it to get it from a doc. I know the formula is different because I get certain feelings internally from Doc prescribed HCG versus online Homeopathic

    Oh and i also tried the drops that have l-arginine, etc…does not work at all.
    I think they just lace their product withall those other things to cover up its ineffectiveness. If its real HCG, pure form, you dont need all that other stuff in it. Real HCG is very sensitive,even stored at the wrong temperature will degrade it.

    So yes id rather spend the money and get the real stuff..

    You can do this diet using the same foods with 800, 1200 cals but the weight loss is slower. 500 cals is the magical amount to trick your body and release the bad fat
    themore weight you have to lose , the more pounds you will lose daily, so its important to list your poundage and gender so people get a real idea of their own success rate. I actually lost alot for a female under 200 pounds…Stay within the guidelines to maximize your results, in less time.

    I also like the idea that i am detoxing my body, intracellularly..the food combinations help regulate the PH in our bodies..hich in turn reap a whole lot of other benfits in and outside of the body…Trust me, you will feel better from the inside out—

  149. Kathy on January 15th, 2012

    500 calories per day= weight loss… With or without HCG.
    You do not need a drug to detox your body just stop eating sugar and
    processed food. It makes you feel full…so does eating fruits and veggies.
    It’s not the drug that causing the results…it’s the calorie restriction.
    Exercise + portion control = healthy living
    500 calories + taking HCG = lazy.

  150. dhunter on January 19th, 2012

    I did the shots through my doctor. Grea results. However, I did have a lot of hair loss and breakage which hasn’t improved after a year. Also, my very, very curly hair turned straight!

  151. Kate Ewing on January 21st, 2012

    I am concerned about the economic fraud reported against HCG … stories of people being ripped of from unsecure sites etc. How do I find an honest secure site? Any suggestions, please.

  152. erik on January 24th, 2012

    Wow! how in gods name are you not going to lose weight at 500 to 600 cals day. Real HCG needs to be refrigerated after reconstitution. What joke. Everyone looking for the “magic pill” and we are still so ignorant. I burn about 1700 cals a day just being awake. If I was on 500 cals i’d wither away. Here is a thought try 500 cals a day without the fake drops and see what happens. oh? with drops you lose it faster and easier? have you heard of “rebound? please, there is no substitution for hard work and dedication mixed with correct information.

  153. Jessi on January 25th, 2012

    I am very interested in trying the hcg, regardless of what people are saying about being lazy and what not, but I am concerned with finding real hcg. Does anyone know of a website? Or can anyone tell me where they got theirs (that worked)? Thank you!!

  154. Susan on January 25th, 2012

    Really people? You are going to screw up your body bad… try taking a walk or join the gym!! A little dedication and hard work is a much better and lasting out come!!

  155. Jessi on January 26th, 2012

    Susan, I’ve tried “taking a walk” and have a membership at a gym for the past year now. My weight just stays put, or I’ll lose 10, and gain it right back. I have a job that is very time consuming, and sometimes have to work 14 hrs a day, and don’t always have time to run to gym. I’ve switched from eating junk to all health food, and still nothing. After reading everyones reviews, I think this is definately worth a shot. You really shouldn’t judge before knowing peoples stories.

  156. Olivia on January 26th, 2012

    Dear Kate,
    I may be a teenager but I know the answer to your question. I have researched a lot about these drops. They are safe for people my age and are natural. But to answer you question… Don’t buy the drops online, because you don’t know exactly what is in them. Go to your doctor and ask if you can take this diet and have it prescribed. Also don’t buy it at pharmacies or vitamin stores like walgrees and cvs.

  157. SONJA on January 27th, 2012

    Jessi I could not have said it any better. I think all the positive feedback about the drops is great. The only negative comments I have read on here have been from people that are so blessed that they can control their weight so easily without additional help. Anyone who is considering doing the hcg drops should just do it and not be discouraged by the negative. Susan along with a few others may not have a weight problem, and have obviously not done any research, nor read any of the comments on how the drops actually “work”. I for one am NOT LAZY. I am in my mid 50′s and have worked hard all my life and tore my knees up doing so. I have a difficult time exercising. I did join a gym only to find that it was doing more dammage to my knees. I am not affraid to exercise, but need to lose weight to help with the pain. My husband is 6′ and 140 lbs. He eats cakes cookies soda carbs, and does not gain a pound. I put on 5 lbs just looking at a picture of a cake. Everyones bodies are different. So far the drops have worked well for me. I haven’t had any side effects, but sometimes I do still feel hungry. You have to realize that it is lifestyle change. The diet that you have to follow is strict, but not a hard one, and it works!! Read all the comments above. Its a better alternative than being…………… (you can fill in that blank)

  158. Jobs on January 31st, 2012

    Happy days ?

  159. Lillibet on January 31st, 2012

    Does this Hormone treatment affect fertility in anyway? What about if you are on Clomid or an other fertility treatment?

  160. Rachel on January 31st, 2012

    YOU ARE ALL MUGS!! Do you research before you start contaminating your body! As of December 6, 2011, the FDA has prohibited the sale of “homeopathic” and OTC hCG diet products and declared them fraudulent and illegal. The Hormone HCG is not only made in the first stages of pregnancy – but also in cancerous cells!!

  161. Maggie on February 2nd, 2012

    Rachel, where did you get your information? I have been combing sites trying to do research on this product and have not come across what you are saying.

  162. Dalinda on February 8th, 2012

    I have started the hcg drops Monday February 6,2012. I started the phase 2 today Wednesday and I am ihungry still I cant say if its working yet but I find it odd. I called them aand the same mman answered the phone. DAVID. He sounds fake and when I asked him about the bottle of weightloc that says drink half hour before lunch and again half hour before dinner he said it must be a typo on the bottle. My friend who bought her hcg its white with red lettering she gave me the number that shows on her hcg bottle and it is the ssame Guy isn’t that a coincidence? The ultra diet that is typed in blue up top of you click it it takes you to a Better than hcg site. Is that even legit? Has anyone tried this type yet? Please let me know. Thanks.

  163. Kristine on February 9th, 2012

    I’ve done it. The diet works. I had no side effects. I’ve got my waist back. I’m back into clothes I couldn’t wear 6 months ago. I have been at the same weight for the last 3 weeks which is when I finished the drops. The medical profession won’t like this diet because not only does it work, people will get off junk food, will be eating much better organic diets and this will means less people visiting Doctors, being on pharmaceutical drugs (the side affects of which can kill you!) and becoming more healthy! The diet industry won’t like this diet because less and less of their non effective and totally useless diets drinks, shakes, bars, etc, will be purchased.

  164. LIZ on February 11th, 2012

    beware of this company, they have taken £120 in 2 seperate transactions (one for £75 and one for £45) without my authorisation, i have sent 2 emails attemping to cancel, askling for a refund and tried a phone number which took me to a deadline with no responses and they are not even listening to my bank.

    i am really not happy as my falsely “free” sample has cost me more than lies…£120 is alot of money when you dont have it…

    IT DOESNT WORK!

    dont be taken in by this SCAMMERS!!!!

  165. jenny on February 15th, 2012

    i have had my gallbladder removed about 6 months ago and now when i eat fatty foods get bloated to the point that i cant fit my jeans! and what makes it worse is that i have to barley eat anymore just to keep my bloating down my friend told me of the hcg drops and she lost 10 pounds in just one week i would like to loose some extra weight anyways but i was wondering if it would help me with my bloating problem and my hunger problem as well and if it would be a good idea with my gallbladder surgery

  166. deb on February 15th, 2012

    If this is such a great product sell at the local drugstore.

  167. sue on February 26th, 2012

    Hey deb, there are places, drugstores and big-box stores, that do sell HcG.

  168. Marge on February 26th, 2012

    This is a rip off. I ordered my so called free sample and it has cost me over £200 so far, I can’t find details of how to contact them so doubt if I will get my money back. Be aware.

  169. Trenton on March 3rd, 2012

    This HCG shit really works. I had a friend that had this and he let me use one of his 2 ounce bottles and i lost weight. I just ordered my product plus I’m in the army anyway so I gotta stay fit

  170. becca on March 8th, 2012

    im looking to lose about 80lbs any suggestions ob what brand of hcg drops to use

  171. Chuck on March 14th, 2012

    Maggie, The following is directly from the FDA website:
    Miller explains that HCG was first promoted for weight loss in the 1950s. “It faded in the 1970s, especially when it became apparent that there was a lack of evidence to support the use of HCG for weight loss,” she says.

    The diet has become popular again and FDA and FTC are taking action on illegal HCG products. “You cannot sell products claiming to contain HCG as an OTC drug product. It’s illegal,” says Brad Pace, team leader and regulatory counsel at FDA’s Health Fraud and Consumer Outreach Branch. “If these companies don’t heed our warnings, they could face enforcement actions, legal penalties or criminal prosecution.”

    Elisabeth Walther, a pharmacist at FDA, explains that the agency does not evaluate homeopathic drug products for safety or effectiveness, and is not aware of any scientific evidence that supports homeopathy as effective. However, those that meet certain conditions set by FDA can be marketed. A reference document called the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States lists active ingredients that may be legally included in homeopathic drug products.

    “HCG is not on this list and therefore cannot be legally sold as a homeopathic medication for any purpose,” Walther says.

    FDA advises consumers who have purchased homeopathic HCG for weight loss to stop using it, throw it out, and stop following the dieting instructions. Harmful effects should be reported online to FDA’s MedWatch program6 or by phone at 800-FDA-1088 (800-332-1088) and to the consumer’s health care professional.

    This article appears on FDA’s Consumer Updates page7, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products.

    Dec. 6, 2011

  172. Jethro on March 16th, 2012

    The Hcg drops hormone free proves to be the safest. They are the ones that the FDA did not ban because they can be found in stores like Walmart and gnc. However, there is no real hormone in them; mostly amino acids and other vitamins. The health risk of real hcg or injections include blood clots, multiple births, OHSS, and some have inferred that it stimulated cancerous cells. I know that every body is different, but why take these risk on the real hcg when the hormone free drops give the same results, and did I mention is cheaper! Way cheaper! We’re looking at long term effects here, the injections or real hcg drops can be harmful. The hormone-free ones also allow you to eat more than 500cals, while still losing the same weight. Be smart people, and save yourself money and health problems by taking the hormone free one. Btw it’s my 5 day taking the hormone-free drops and I have lost 6lbs, I eat snacks, stay on a healthy diets from 600-1000 cals, and have not experienced any problems so far. All for 19 well spent bucks at Walmart. Yes I said Walmart!!

  173. Jethro on March 16th, 2012

    They banned the real hcg’s for a reason, don’t try to fight it, just be safer about it. The FDA Isn’t out to take your successful weight loss journals, they’re there to help in the long run. We do not know what’ll happen 10-20 years down the road with hcg,, but I’ll like a trained professional to help guide me with choosing the hcg thats better. Again I’m not bashing what’s works for you, some people can take the real stuff and see no side effects, but what if you’re not one of those people. It’s too much of a risk. Take the hormone-free drops until The FDA decides to bans them, and don’t buy them online. You’ll never know what those companies put in them. GNC or Walmart’s HCG hormone-free drops are developed in FDA labs, so you’ll know what’s in them.

  174. lorna on March 17th, 2012

    Liz and Marge are so right….this is a total RIP-OFF SCANDAL! I have managed to block future (unauthorised) payments after losing £75 for the ‘free sample’ but also wish I could contact company, too. Oh, and the product is a joke…can’t believe I was taken in by such (expensive) rubbish in the first place. BE VERY AWARE.

  175. Will on March 17th, 2012

    THIS WORKS! I used to just look at a picture of food and seem to gain weight; diets? My body would laugh at me.. But I gotcha now. I’m close to 60yo, and have not been under 200 lbs since 1981. Got close once, my max was 250. I am now 199, and dropping. I have not felt better in 20 years. This is my second time on the drops, about half way thru. I’ve heard so many people ask how do I take the drops? THE DROPS ARE TAKEN BY PUTTING THEM UNDER YOUR TONGUE AND HOLDING THEM THERE FOR 30 SECONDS OR MORE. Then don’t drink or eat something for about 10 minutes or so, maybe a little longer. You have receptors or something there that absorbs stuff. Just do it. Not this drops in water, or your coffee. There are a lot out there that do not work. That is going to get all of this pulled from being marketable, just because of the ones that are not working. Sad, because people who seriously follow the original protocal about taking the drops, and what to eat and not to eat, it really works!

  176. Karen on March 21st, 2012

    These HCG drops really work, I’ve lost 15pounds in 15 days. I purchased these drops from my chiroprator and I’ve seen the results from him. He lost 28pounds in 3 weeks. So It really does work. He has a client that lost 38 pounds in 40 days and lost 44 inches. I couldn’t be any happier. So I recommend these drops!!!

  177. Jessi on March 21st, 2012

    I’ve been on the drops for 2 days now, and have lost 3 pounds. I’m glad I listened to most of the reviews on here, and tried it for myself. I’m very excited to watch the weight drop!! And I’ve only been on the 500 calorie diet for one day, but I’m not feeling hungry at all. This works people! :)

  178. Jamie on March 21st, 2012

    so is it safe to smoke and take the drops?

  179. Coralia Rivere on March 21st, 2012

    I am a person that gain weight easily. Therefore, I use all the help available to keep and control my weight. Furthermore, I have used and tried many, probably all the products in the markets. Many of them have worked fine for me. But the HCG NOT ALL. For the worst, have grown my appetite and anxiety. Has not helped at all to loose weight. Don not spend your money.

  180. Andrew on April 1st, 2012

    As someone who’s lost 90 lbs by eating weight and exercising while sticking to a strict 1000 calorie per day diet I can say that losing and keeping off 5 pounds per week is not impossible. Cutting down to 500 calories per day will make you lose more weight. No drops necessary.

  181. Lisa on April 2nd, 2012

    Wow…

    You all amaze me.

    Not to mention that losing that weight so quickly will more than likely cause your skin to sag, the diet calls for a 500 CALORIE INTAKE!

    How can you people be so naive? You’re already on a low calorie diet. All this stuff does is suppress hunger pains.

    You amaze me.

    You might fit into “those jeans” now, but pretty soon you’ll have a face like an old lady.

    Well done.

    Sheesh.

    People are always looking for a quick fix. Get off your ass, eat less junk, try Weight Watchers or something and lose it normally.

    In just under 2 months, I lost 2 stone..

    HEALTHILY! And my calorie intake was around 1200.

    Typical lazy fat people. Sit and wait until something like this comes along, believe that this stuff actually works and then lose weight all the wrong ways. I bet you all thought you had a slow metabolism up until now too huh? ; )

    You make me sick.

  182. Lisa on April 2nd, 2012

    “Sara on January 5th, 2012
    No, Meg, you aren’t starving yourself on the diet. Do more research. You eat 500/800 calories for a limited amount of time then increase according to protocol. and your body burns excess FAT for energy. What do you think you have fat stores for? ENERGY.
    And I hardly think calling people dumb and idiots shows just how knowledgeable you are.”

    What do you think happens when your BODY is hungry?

    It starts to STORE fat. It first will sugar, then some fat, then gets to work on the protein from your muscles.

    You people are idiots.

  183. HEIDI ROWLEY on April 3rd, 2012

    My husband and I both had just a few pounds to lose for our holiday to Mexico in a couple of weeks so we purchased 2 weeks each supply of the HCG Ultra drops. We were told by the lady we were in communication with that the 500cal per day diet was purely a recommendation NOT a requirement and as long as you eat sensibly and exercise regularly, the drops would work and we would lose weight. We stuck to a healthy sensible diet and exercised regularly for 2 weeks, however, we never lost a pound…… in fact, I put a pound on!!!
    I have emailed the lady who was more than happy to communicate with me beforehand, however, now that I have expressed my dissatisfaction with the drops, she is completely ignoring my emails! The website clearly stated that if you were not 100% satisfied with the results, that you would get your money back…….that is not the case. I have even emailed their customer services from the contact link on the website and they are ignoring me too.
    All I can say is……..DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY BECAUSE THEY DO NOT WORK.

  184. not inportent on April 4th, 2012

    I curently wiegh 45, the people saling this bull dust have haked ny face book account and claim I have used it. If that won’t tell you they are a scam then you deserve to be fulled

  185. Steve on April 5th, 2012

    My chiropractor has offered me a deal on this HCG diet plan. I am currently 49 years old and weighed in at 265lbs yesterday. I start the load up on Friday and start the drops on Saturday. Come Monday, I will begin my 800 cal diet meal plan. yes I said 800 cal.

    My doctor would like me to be at the 500 cal plan but I am going to do the 800 cal plan and see what happens. I used to workout religiously until I hurt my back and knee. Now that I am getting older, walking and cardio just does not do it. I want to change my ways and improve my lifestyle. I will succeed. My plan is to get to 225.

    I have not seen 225 since uh……I don’t even remember !!!!

  186. pam on April 7th, 2012

    Yeah I see this as crap…..You still have to follow a plan and diet, No mention of excerise??? which everyone knows one doesnt work with out the other!! and 1-2 pounds aday weight loss? come on people do some research!! and 60.00 for a small bottle.As the old saying goes…I have some swamp land Ill sell Ya! :))

  187. Denyce on April 8th, 2012

    Good luck to all who want to try this product; I don’t know enough about it yet. PLEASE learn how to spell LOSE. You want to LOSE WEIGHT, NOT LOOSE weight. Happy losing!

  188. Cory on April 11th, 2012

    I like fat chicks lets all drop the HCG and get plump and sexy

  189. Vetta L. Platero on April 16th, 2012

    I started the diet on 21 January 2012. Yes, I was extremely skeptic but thought why not. I have wasted huge amounts of money on supplements that didn’t have any noticeable affects on me… I decide to go in with a friend. It was cheaper to purchase bulk drops than 1 bottle. We split $250.00 and received 10 bottles. the bottles are 4oz each.
    Ok, we felt a little more assured. Well long story short, and yes, we did quite a bit of research and finally started. My first advice is get past the emotional eating part…and look ahead, realize the huge weight loss that will appear in 30 days. I stayed on for 40. I lost 35 lbs in 40 days. My waist, back, thighs, hips, stomach and breast…all smaller. 220 to 185. From a size 16-18 depending on the fit of the clothes to a 12..sometimes a 10. I still can’t believe it sometimes…When people saw me they immediately asked what I did differently.
    I use to workout 6 days a week…I love aerobics, salsa…and I walked… probably 2 miles or more a day….nothing…I would lose 10 gain 10….vicious cycle…I finally felt badly enough to make a change! again…It wasn’t super easy..but it is worth it…it is now 16 April and I started the drops and diet again…I would like to lose my last 15. I am starting off at 190.6. Yes I gained 5lbs within that time, but mainly from this weekend…I ate really salty foods…water weight…One thing I must say is I have not gone back to my old way of eating…I don’t feel the need and I don’t really want to. I try to avoid sugars all together. I am more aware of what I eat and how much.
    I think this diet has taught me a lot about what I eat…and I realize I don’t need to eat as much as I use to.. I love what it has done for me in such a short time. I was fighting this weight for 2 years….I even paid a personal trainer $1100.00….I paid HCG $$125.00… go figure! This tool, I will use for the rest of my life…and Stevia…will always be my choice of sweetner…there is so much to learn.

  190. Tesha on April 17th, 2012

    I have taken the time to read through all the comments left and some were very encouraging and others were very negative. I have not started taking the drops yet but am looking to start and wanted to get a feel for what people had to say. I think that i will still go ahead and try together with implementing the best foods for my body at the same time. Being a hard working parent, sometimes you need a little boost. I just want to be sure that I am getting the right thing and not a bottle filled with water and some alcohol.
    I would love to communicate to some of you that have or are still doing the program that are still producing good results, just so to know what i can expect going in. My email address is tesha.wellman@gmail.com. PLEASE NO NEGATIVE PEOPLE, thanks

  191. Kae on April 19th, 2012

    I have read all the comments and really, really would like to try this product, but I don’t know what website to get hcg from , there are so many that claim all. Please recommend a reputable site so I can start. Thanks. I will check back later this eve and tomorrow..

  192. Sally on April 23rd, 2012

    I find it incredible that intelligent people actually fall for this stuff – save yourself the money and eat properly and exercise – anyone who drops to an incredibly unhealthy 500 calories a day will lose weight and as for hunger – you don’t need drops you just drink a glass of water to keep the hunger at bay – I mean you put the drops in water. It is that which staves off the hunger pangs not some faddy drops. At some future date the scientists will find some unknown until now side effect of these drops.

    Only one way to lose weight and that is use up more calories than you consume, eat three healthy meals a day 2 – 3 healthy snacks inbetween, drink plenty of fresh water and exercise at least 30 minutes a day even if it is only a brisk walk. Do that for 10 weeks and you will probably lose over a stone, not feel hungry and feel energetic and healthy.

    It ain’t hard!!

  193. Katherine on April 23rd, 2012

    well i just ordered the optimal hcg diet, im not sure if it does or dosent works but im gonna at least try it out and @ all the negative comments its not that some people are doing it becuz their lazy its becuz some of us dont hav the time 2 take a jog or exercise daily, so fyi stop judgein people without knwing their reason. ive decided 2 first try a 500 calorie diet without the drops and then try it with the drops. i weigh 169lbs. and im 5′ so my normal weight should be 120lbs. so im not sayin this will be a miracle or that it’ll work as it did 2 most people becuz everybodys body functions differently but theres no harm in tryin it n finding out. hoping it works n good luck 2 all who do plan 2 try it out, hope u get the results your lookin 4.

  194. Miriam on May 17th, 2012

    I have done this diet and it does work. I’m 5’4 and weighed between 185-190 and could never lose more than 10 pounds. Now I am 148 and have been at weight since 2010. You just have to watch what you eat once you get to your desired weight because if you start eating junk food you will eventually gain again, but it does work and is not so hard to do. I actually did the a type that was kosher and it was a spray not drops. I had friends and family members do it also and have also lost. So just do research and see if it is for you.

  195. Andrea on May 24th, 2012

    Im curently on phase 3 and i have lost 42 lbs in 40 days. 2 weeks with no drops and still maintaining my last weigh in. 240 lbs start weight and now im 198. i feel amazing !!!!!! size 20 to size 16. goal is to lose 30 more on my next round !

  196. Robin on June 19th, 2012

    I took the HCG injections for about 8 months. I lost about 70 pounds on it. The 500 cal. per day restriction was rough. i was always tired! This was so close to having an eating disorder. As soon as I put a few thing back into my diet, the weight came back on….fast and brought friends. Try sensible WW. i have done this and kept it off for 18 mths. I feel healthy and not deprived. Best of luck!

  197. Erica on June 22nd, 2012

    Hi,

    I thought I shared my experience with everyone. I have tried this so have my friends. I would hate for more people to keep making this business rich….don’t fall for it… unless you go to the clinic you are best going to the clinic that carries the real stuff.. It is really not that expensive..

    It took me a year to realize that this is why FDA has no comment yet. If you read and about HCG and the FDA you will see that they have not yet given an asnwer because when they do the study on the liquid I bet it shows what I just did.Here is my theory. This is information that I myself investigated from talking to people researching reading, talking to people who have been on it writting the names and bottle they have teken and talking to HCG main corporate who developed this protocol.

    The best way to know if this info is legit is the person who discovered it which is Dr. Simeons. I bought my first HCG at GNC because I trust the store I never had any other issues with their sells or products. Until I bought my first HCG with them. I tried it for about 3 weeks. I was 150 at the time. I did manage to go down to 130. I followed every step possible and my weight was still fluctuating. So I don’t know why I assumed it was the real HCG. I should’ve checked the label first.

    Well when I educated myself more on the ingredients and had the knowledge of what it is supposed to contain. I researched and found out that there was no HCG in it on the back of the bottle if you read it basically says water based it is diluted. I was upset. Then talked to a trainer at my gym this is what he says….sweetie you lost all the muscle you had before it sure was not fat… what you are taking showed him the bottle and said it was fake HCG. I was upset because it made me loose muscle instead of fat. I really think the fact of putting the liquid under your tongue makes you think psychologically that it will work because that is what you read, but like I said when you research and have knowledge. You want to test it for yourself.

    So here it goes I did my on scientific test. I stopped the HCG for about two weeks. Then my trainer told me watch let’s put it to the test…I went back to the gym and started lifting weights again and got muscle back it took me about 3 months to be back in shape. He tells me to try the diet again but this time DO NOT TAKE THE HCG follows the same protocol of Dr. Simons. I did exactly what he told me then I sure was losing weight pounds it was sub conscience….I then realized it was not the drops it is the fact of the low intake calories consumed. I started losing my muscle again…so he basically taught me a lesson that HCG is a gimmick people learned the hard way by assuming that it is the drops I guess testing and putting yourself to the test makes you even more open minded about the products.

    He said that the best way to shed the locked weight is by having the real HCG injected that will hit the stored fat not your muscle. So I called the corporate yesterday because I have been eager to lose the weight so I am right now at 114 it is not because of the HCG folks it is because of Zumba and working out at the gym lots of cordial. I have 4 more pounds that are hard to loose. Sometimes 114 turns to 117, yep I can’t explain the reason why but it happens. I think it is muscle confusion. I eat more than 500 calories now. So I called the main HCG corporate and called Dr. Simeons representatives and asked them that question because I still have been curious. They said they the Hormone is sold in some bottles and it is legit but hard to get. I asked the how I know if it has the HCG in it. They told me to read the back label in the ingredients it should say Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. When you buy it since it is a hormone when you buy a pregnancy test the drops on the pregnancy test if it is negative then it is fake HCG if it is real then you will have a positive result…

    Just to let you people know that you have to try things and learn the hard way to figure out that HCG is a gimmick. Check this out yesterday I spend about 70.00 at a spa I bought what the representative told me to look for in the bottle, the bottle said it contained the HCG in it so I bought it. I went to Walgreens test it on a pregnancy test and results came back….negative yet the bottle was advertised as HCG in it….so from this theory I now just rather go the clinic and get injected put on and see the true results then to keep feeding this companies more money. I rather pay the 250.00 to 300.00 is worth it…that is practically what I have spent now and fake bottles…

  198. Mildred Denney on June 23rd, 2012

    How can I be sure that all the comments here are from people who are NOT BEING paid to say what they’re saying here?

    Just curious. I’d love to lose 25 lbs but can’t do in on my own anymore.

  199. Peter Gauntlett on June 25th, 2012

    to whoever is taking in 500 cal a day, you are starving yourself… and putting a massive amount of stress on your liver and kidneys. Also you need carbohydrate to burn your fat….if you dont your body compensates by changing its metabolisme…to a much less efficient and less healthy one… this is madness….to you all…..and those who think they wont put the weight back on….forget it…of course you will.

  200. Tanya on July 5th, 2012

    I have done the research and have read all of the success stories. I’ve just started on the HCG drops on July 3, 2012 at 250bs (5ft 7in). I did get a heachache on the first day, but have not had one since. It is July 5th and I am at 248.6lbs. So far so good.

  201. Melissa on July 14th, 2012

    I have lost 18 pounds in the 1st week. I am so happy and feel so much better. The stress on my feet, knees, hips and back reduced. My facial skin looks healthier. I have a new awareness about portion. The foods I’m eating taste and are so alive. I am discovering a new strength for discipline in caring for my body. I am in a new season. Yes, I continue to swim and aerobisize. I have more bounce in my step. Yes, I believe I will have met my first goal at the end of this 6 weeks. Thank God for support. Success to each of you in your weightloss to a healthier you.

  202. Boris on July 19th, 2012

    Complete tosh. Do not fall for this please.
    P

  203. George on July 26th, 2012

    So, it’s not a dietary supplement, it’s a disciplinary supplement. Since people can’t responsibly control their eating, they take this which gives them a hormone that apparently makes them feel less hungry… You’re wasting your money, and the reason you have to keep taking it to keep thin is that no one seems to be smart enough to figure out that they’re eating less because of the chemical and not because of discipline…

  204. cara on July 26th, 2012

    i would like to see some of these people take a pregnancy test and it come out positive.hcg is used for fertility not weight loss… eating fewer caloies is not good you need them and a well balanced diet. it might work but really?

  205. Clem Kaddilehopper on July 26th, 2012

    I have only read about HCG. I am following a “reduced calorie” diet. I have lost 23 pounds so far, on the way to at least 52 more pounds lost. I have the energy I need and am not hungary. My calorie limit for today is 1,932 and will decline as I lose weight. HCG has really worked for me! I didn’t even have to buy it to lose weight- imagine that! Try a FREE program for your Smart Phone, iPod, laptop, or desktop called “Lose It.” Actually, try ANY of the MANY free programs that help us consume less calories. You have access to the technology because you are reading this. Don’t buy into the HCG hype. Additionally, don’t buy into the hype spewed by myriad firms/people offering a magical fix. Go on an intelligent diet. Anyone that limits daily calorie intake to 500 will lose weight! Put water drops under your tongue for identical effects as HCG. My goodness folks, there is no magic bullet! I got fat by eating too much and so did you. Now I have come to my senses and am eating less. The plan is to consume less calories. Period. Then, some exercise.

  206. Katrina Kiselinchev on July 27th, 2012

    Its interesting to read both sides of the arguments. I was VERY skeptical at first as well. I read the pounds and inches book and read tons of testimonials. I am now on day 4 / day 2 of the 500 calorie diet. I can tell you it works! I feel AMAZING! Started at 145 pounds. I have done everything. Cardio 4-5X a aweek, Weights 5x a week, eating every three hours and have not been able to get under 140lbs for the past three years! I have already dropped several pounds and excited to see what happens.

    I can tell you the HCG def keeps u from feeling hungry. The key is you have to load the first two days like the instructions tell you. Also for the naysayers if you are do the math: 3500 calories =1 pound. Hence IF this was a scam which it isnt the MAX I could lose based on a Basal Metabolic Rate of 1700 (not working out while on this) I could only lose 2.4 MAX in a week. I already am beyond that in day 2. This calculation is done by taking 1700 (BMR) – 500 (intake of food) = 1200 X 7 = 8400 / (3500) (calories needed to drop a pound = 2.4.

    It is obvious that HCG works with weight loss of 10+ pounds in the first week alone. If you read info the science makes sense. HCG does exactly this in pregnant women with morning sickness etc. I am excited to see the results at day 21!!

  207. Jan on August 1st, 2012

    I’ve tried lots of different diet supplements… with little success. A friend told me about HCG (took it for a week and lost 10 lbs). So… I tried it. Been taking it for 3 days and lost 6 lbs. So… it works!

  208. Kevin Harris on August 13th, 2012

    To those of you who is thinking eating 500 calories is okay, think again. Your body needs at least 1200 calories to survive. Your body is going into starvation mode! This is an extremely unhealthy diet. That is why they say not to exercise while on this diet! Your body can not handle it!

  209. Bobby on August 20th, 2012

    I just started today and was not sure if i need to take a full drop or half a drop so i took 2 halfs. What if i only want to to lose 10 lbs and i do that in a week. Can i just stop taking the drops? Also, do you have to do all phases?

  210. Jaline on August 21st, 2012

    I am Hyperthyroid, and I am just really cautious about what I take, because my levels are high. Is their anyone on hcg with Thyroid disease that would like to give me some tips on this diet?

  211. Vicky on August 21st, 2012

    If I lowered my calorie intake to 500 per day I would lose that much weight with out the drops. Sounds crazy to me.

  212. Corinne on August 25th, 2012

    Well, I have been doing the injections since June 1, 2012 and I’ve lost 22 lbs. I go through a licensed PA and get the vitamin B-12 shot once a week. I haven’t maintained the 500 cal. every day, but the fat still came off. I don’t have headaches, or feel bad in any way shape or form. I have tried walking and exercising and will continue to exercise because I know it’s good for your body (especially your heart), but in the past, it has not worked to help me lose weight. THIS DOES WORK!!!! I don’t give a crap about all the negative comments you negative people have to say. I feel great, I look great and I’m eating just fine. I was never a big eater anyway; don’t drink soda pop, eat chips, so I couldn’t understand that even with going to the gym, I wasn’t losing enough to change my size. I’m 58 years old and didn’t need to lose more than 30 lbs. anyway. I have stopped for a few weeks in between and was able to maintain it. I think it has helped me to learn to eat the right things. Protein, veggies, and fruit. What could possibly be wrong with that? It’s better than only drinking protein shakes and only one meal a day. I was starving on that plan. I don’t care what you say, there are soooo many people that have stated it works, the odds are in your favor.

  213. EVE on August 26th, 2012

    ANYONE CAN LOOSE WEIGHT ON A 500 CALORIE INTAKE DIET….WAKE UP PEOPLE…It is also very unhealthy and your body is NOT getting what it needs…

  214. teresa linn on September 7th, 2012

    i unfortunately ordered this diet aid without the proper research, this afternoon. i am currantly, as i’m typing this, trying to cancel my order. trying with the live support. i don’t even know if i’m still connected to anyone, as they don’t want to talk about cancelling an order. but i too was amazed at the ins and outs of the so called 100% guarantee. folks READ THE FINE PRINT… ALL REVIEWS ARE FAKE…. CHECK IT OUT!!! i’m still trying to cancel this order with my live support

  215. Bobbie on September 18th, 2012

    Well I purchased a bottle of HCG Ultra for $70. By the time I received it I found out it was a scam…….it does not even list the ingrediants! I returned it and doubt I will ever see a refund. I have done so much reading and research on this that I’m totally confused. Besides the good results comments, what would really help the rest of us is for you to tell us what brand you are using, where and who you purchased it from and how much you paid for it! Then maybe I will try it! Thanks in advance.

  216. Cindee on September 24th, 2012

    I am considering trying this as 3 friends have had great success. I am close to 60 and am concerned about losing weight so rapidly and what effect it will have on me since my skin has lost much of its elasticity with age.

    Any older person out there that has used the program and can share the expereince?

  217. KidKihei on November 25th, 2012

    Definitely NOT a scam! First time I did this for 40 days and lost 30 pounds! Whoever thinks it’s a scam doesn’t know what they’re talking about! Usually, I find that naysayers are ignorant and haven’t tried it for themselves! Just go for it and don’t believe a word they say!

  218. PJJ on November 28th, 2012

    I did this in 2009 thru a clinic. It was injections and very expensive. I was 1t 163 and got down to 144. I wanted to lose into the 130s but my body just reached a plateau.
    I was hungry all the time however, the hcg helped me to stay focused or else it was my own will power!
    I ate between 500-600 cals a day and was religious about it. They scare you into sticking to it by saying if you eat sugar or fat you will gain, not lose. GMAB. One little bite of cheese and I gain weight?

    Yes, you will not lose for that day. So I was doing the real HCG. That is how you can tell. If you are on a regular low cal diet and cheat one day, it will not stop yu from losing or make you gain. But if you are doing HCG, if you cheat, it will throw you off.

    I got off the diet and in a year I had gained 15 back, because I was no longer starving myself. I will never do this again.
    500 cals a day is ridiculous! And the hcg may or may not help you retain muscle, but no one can stay on 500 cals a day forever. you will eat your heart muscle away!

    My advice is to do the basic plan put at least 800 cals a day, and skip the injections or drops. And exercise too. Eating lean meats and steamed vegetables and salads is the Original HCG diet. As for sugar and bread, no diet on earth says to eat that when you are losing.

    The real stuff is hard to come by and is expensive. So if someone is selling it pretty reasonably or if it says NO HORMONES look out. HCG is a hormone.
    I am so sorry I spent all that money when I could have eaten the same way but twice as much and still lost!

  219. bit.ly/QyrES8 on December 4th, 2012

    Can I simply say what a reduction to seek out somebody who actually is aware of what theyre speaking about on the internet. You positively know learn how to deliver an issue to light and make it important. More individuals have to learn this and understand this facet of the story. I cant imagine youre not more widespread because you definitely have the gift.

  220. John Smith on January 7th, 2013

    The FDA doesn’t want people to be healthy (due to the fact their buisness is made through unhealthy people) so they are always bad mouthing diets and pretty much anything that actually makes you healthier. You guys need to watch the documentary generation RX, think ya can see it for free on youtube, and you’ll know what I mean.

  221. Monica on January 19th, 2013

    I just started my HGC i am a little bit scared to take it but due to HypoThyroid conditions ive been gaining weight like crazy, I’ll keep you guys updated of the results. wish me luck.

  222. Lena Ballard on February 1st, 2013

    HCG does work but you have to get the product that actually has the hormone in it . A lot of products in market DO NOT actually have HCG in it and are complete shams just look at the box. Adhere to the food recommendations and don’t fall off the boat you will oose 1-2 pounds per day. I promise!!!!!!!!!

  223. Brandon on March 1st, 2013

    Personally the HCG has nothing to do with the weight loss. I have been on a 500 calorie diet for 3 weeks with no HCG and have lost 25 pounds so far. At first it was tough because I was hungry but now smaller meals fill me up quickers. It is all about the calorie intake not the drops. People can say its not healthy but prove me otherwise. I take several multi vitamins a day.

  224. Sherie' on May 10th, 2013

    I tried this a few years ago, but I was under a Drs. care. They gave me diet pills to help with the hunger… and had me on 600 calories. I had the shots and a vit. B12 shot also.. The first week I had lost 15lbs. I was so surprised! Then it tapered down to 3-4 a week. By the end of 6 mos. I had lost 50 lbs. and went down two dress sizes. Then it just stopped working. My hair started falling out, my iron was .03 which scared the hell out of the Dr. my skin was dry and sagging. They didn’t want me to start on weight training until I had lost at least 50.

    Now??? I’m a sz. 3x from a 14/16. I’m having trouble walking and my back is constantly hurting. This diet may be a quick fix… but be careful what you wish for. I’m depressed now because I can’t get this weight off even cutting back, doing what I did with the HCG and walking. I still drink the lemon juice every morning and using water pills… nothing. I guess to each their own. Good luck.

  225. joseph on June 29th, 2013

    of course it works….if you want to believe that. being on a 500- caloric diet is what causing you to loose the weight. that amounts to ONE MEAL A DAY or less. all you have done is reduce your caloric intake which is the factor that is causing you to loose the weight…the discipline is the tough part of any reduced caloric intake diet plan. go a day without the drops and you will see the same results…

  226. Wanda on October 2nd, 2013

    This diet does work. I’m 60 yrs old and I used it 3 years ago to lose 20lbs. I used it again a year ago to lose another 15. What’s amazing is that I’m an alcoholic and I have no desire to drink when I’m on the diet. So I not only lose weight, but I give m liver a break for a month.

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