Even though there ARE some modifications that many are making to the original protocol that Dr. Simeons created, including myself, with what I feel is success, getting an understanding of what the protocol is supposed to accomplish, which involves re-setting your metabolism, not simply weight loss, is not only valuable, it’s important.
In fact, to get a full sense of HOW this protocol is working, I really recommend you read both Dr. Simeon’s manuscript, as well as Robin Woodall’s book Weight-Loss Apocalypse: Emotional Eating Rehab Through the hCG Protocol. Her book is kind of the modern day Pounds and Inches if you will. She discusses more of the current science behind how hCG appears to be interacting with our bodies on this diet – how it is that it changes your hunger, and how it is that it preserves lean muscle while favoring fat loss.
I found being armed with this knowledge to be really important because the diet is not easy. Knowing these details helps us to take the protocol seriously even during….
those moments that our body is screaming “just give me some fries already!!!”
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Farrah Turner says
Do you take Phentermine or any other appetite suppressant. I’ve done two rounds of hcg with a provider but it’s pricey and they had me take Phentermine. I don’t like the Phentermine. I just found this last night. I lost 25 the first round but struggled so much on the second. I’m reading everything here and I don’t see any reference to other meds. I would like to start another round.
This is Lucelle, Rayzel’s assistant. Nice to meet you! 🙂
No, Rayzel did not take Phentermine. If you are on the right dose of hCG you will not need an appetite suppresant.
She has an article about phentermine on hcg here: https://hcgchicahelphub.com/phentermine-on-hcg/
Hope that helps!
Suzanne Anderson says
Does anyone know where you can get the 1 1/2″ needles the diet calls for? I am desperate. Those 5/16″ do nothing for me other than the what anyone on that caloric and calorie restriction would achieve. I did 2 3 week rounds using the correct size needle and kept the weight off for over 6 years. Advance thanks to anyone who can help.
Gabrielle Tenório says
Just wanted to thank you a lot for the website! I’ve been to a (very expensive) doctor because some people recommended it to me and was so disapointed with the quickness of the appointment. I got the recipes and a program with what I should do, did a bioimpedance and that was it. I probably would get the results just following what this guidelines BUT I’m the kind of person that really needs to understand what’s going on to stay disciplined and motivated, your website is helping me achieve this. Thank you a lot!
Suzanne Anderson says
Do you have the 1 1/2″ needles? If so, where did you get them? Thank you so much!
I cannot open the copy up! Says it’s corrupt? Never seen that before!