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Mrs. Darling . Patient Expert

I began this weight loss journey with 100 pounds to lose. After a year of eating right I have lost 50 pounds. My blog is for anyone who struggles to lose weight. Its not about fast weight loss. Its all about plugging away in the trenches of real life and still maintianing a lifestyle conducive to... Full Bio
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Jan 24 2011 by Patty B.

HCG & Cholesterol.  I did notice my cholesterol almost doubled.

1992 while pregnant it went from a normal 117 to 220s.  It returned to 110s after the birth.

2011.  I gave blood after being on the hcg diet for a week and my normal 130s cholesterol was 204.  I expect it to return to normal.  Will donate blood again to keep it monitored.


Jan 24 2011 by Patty B.

I tried the HCG diet after seeing a neighbor lose 62 pounds over a 17 weeks period. 

The great motivator not to cheat is seeing the scale drop almost every day.

 I consistently lost .6-1.0 pounds/day over 35 days. 17 lbs total.

 I did not stick to the 500 calorie diet because I thought it would drive me nuts.  You can see diets varying from 500 a day, 800-900, even 1200 a day with satisfying results.