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Reader Reviews : Pros and Cons of the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Diet

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Updated October 06, 2010

The Human Chorionic Gonadotropin / HCG Diet - also known as the Simeons Protocol - is a popular but controversial diet, and one that some thyroid patients are turning to for weight loss. It's no secret that many thyroid patients end up hypothyroid, with an underactive or non-functioning thyroid, a slower metabolism, and other hormonal imbalances that contribute to weight gain, or difficulty losing weight. Here are reviews and stories, including pros and cons, from the unique perspective of thyroid patients who have personally tried HCG diets.

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HCG Diet Triumph

HCG Diet, HCG Weight Loss, HCG Triumph. Product purchased: HCG Triumph. Website: www.officialhcgstore.com. I'm hypothyroid, and after 33 days I lost 42 pounds. Do not wait another day go on HCG diet …More

HCG Diet Weight Loss

I tried the HCG Diet a few months ago and lost 34lbs in one month alone! I bought the HCG Triumph at http://www.officialhcgstore.com. I wasn't going to purchase the product at first but decided I wan…More

HCG Diet

I have been on this diet for 13 days and have lost 10 pounds. I'm sure I could have lost more but sometimes when I am out for the day it is difficult to measure my food so I do the more or less. I th…More

HCG Diet

I did the HCG injections in July of 2010 for 40 days. I was never allergic to a single thing before I did this diet. After the 40 days, when I started introducing normal foods back into my diet, like…More

HCG Diet

After 3 months of HCG therapy, the only thing I really lost was $3,000 dollars and my hair started falling out in handfuls. It sent my endocrine system into a tailspin. This was a doctor supervised p…More

HCG Diet

I experienced severe abdominal pain and bleeding. I am a woman in my late 50's who went to an MD (this particular MD appeared on the Dr. Oz show as an advocate of the HCG Diet) to follow the HCG diet…More

Better Than HCG Review

I just want to let everyone out there know, that if you are purchasing HCG Drops, the first active ingredient should say HCG. When you purchase your drops please test it on a pregnancy test. If it co…More

HCG Diet

This diet is amazing. I felt great and lost 35 pounds in about 55 days. I did the shots and got them from a local boutique that I won't give the business to, as they gave me no information or support…More

HCG Diet 1200 Calories

The company refused to provide the information originally promised when the drops were ordered. They said the information was "on the internet". We had explained prior to ordering that we have a very…More

HCG Diet

I was skeptical at first about HCG, but since I had seen a few people around me experience success with the diet I decided... "why not?". I purchased my HCG from officialhcgstore.com over two weeks a…More

HCG Diet

Best site I found for HCG Drops. They work!! I lost 55 pounds. Enough said!! I wish I came to this site a long time ago because other HCG diets from other sites I tried didnt work! This site had free…More

HCG Activator

This is a joke. It's required you take in 500 calories a day. Most people needing to lose weight will lose weight with this pill or without it only taking in 500 calories! If you cancel the service, …More

HCG Injections

I have been on the hcg diet for 21 days. 10 of those days I was on my dredded period. However, I havent lost any weight. I have been pretty good with my eating and drinking lots of water. I wonder if…More

HCG Diet

I loved this plan. I used drops the first round and pellets the last 2. I had no problems with hunger. I had to learn to deal with the emotional piece but I wasn't hungry. I lost a total of 20 pounds…More

Love Homeopathic HCG -- Insanely Easy to Follow

I have tried for years to lose weight on every plan including Weight Watchers (gained 12 pounds) and a water fast (gained 4 pounds) and a gym membership with a personal trainer and her "guaranteed to…More

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