10 Kgs Gone!

I used to wear size 12, now I wear size 8-10, but the real difference is the fact that I can wear pants with slim thighs and sleeveless tops - the style I could not wear before and I can fit into all my clothes again....

"The program works. And, there is more than one way it works"

I lost 10kg. I am 5 foot and 7 inches tall, and now I weigh 65kgs. I did not follow the program exactly. Instead of strict 500 calories per day, I had between 700 - 900 calories a day. I did not eat exactly the "approved foods". In kept my diet as low in fat and sugar & starch as possible, but I ate a wide variety of vegetables, etc. I did walk about 45mins a day as I walk to and from work. I had recently joined a gym so was didn't want to give that up as I enjoyed the classes but did have to have a few extra calories on those days.

Now, the skeptics will say, "So what, with that kind of calorie intake, without the HCG protocol, you would lose over 20 pounds in 10 weeks anyway". Well, NOT so - for four reasons.

(1) without HCG, I could never have maintained that diet to begin with

(2) previously, no matter what I did, I was never able to lose 2 pounds a week steadily. I have a VERY healthy life style: eating lean, zero alcohol, hardly any sugar, minimum starch, about 1300-1600 calories a day and 1 hour of intense work out, and I STILL gained 2-3 pounds a year. Now, I am back to where I was before I started to gain weight steadily after I hit 23.

(3) I lost mostly fat. I have this nifty machine at home which not only measures weight but estimates body fat and muscle amount. Compared to where I was before, most of the weight I lost is fat: I only lost a pound or two of muscles/body water.

(4) I lost weight unevenly. My problem areas were thighs and upper arms. AND, this is EXACTLY where I lost most inches. For instance, I lost about 1 inch around waist (I have always been lean around waist and hips), but I lost 4 inches around my thigh and two and half inches around the arm. Imagine, losing more inches around the arm than waist!!! My bra was a B cup before I started, and it's still B. I am not tired. I am full of energy. My skin is dewey and my hair shining.

Summary: The program works. And, there is more than one way it works. Though following the protocols exactly gives you the fastest result, those of us who do not have that much to lose and are patient enough to spend twice the amount of time losing the weight they want to lose, you could deviate from the strict path and still achieve the result. Caveat: this is my experience and the way my body reacted. Everybody is different.

Now, I will see whether I can maintain this result. I am optimistic. I have always had a very healthy life style and my eating habit was always very good. I do believe that HCG did something fundamental in the way that my body metabolizes the calories and fat.

I used to wear size 12, now I wear size 8-10, but the real difference is the fact that I can wear pants with slim thighs and sleeveless tops - the style I could not wear before and I can fit into all my clothes again.

Ineke Huysdens (Auckland)