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Old 11-14-2007, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Are here any weight loss clinics in the DFW area that use HCG?
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:13 PM
 
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Is that HCG, as in human chorionic gonadotropin? Yikes, I certainly hope that no one is using that for weight loss. That is a chemical the body produces in early pregnancy, and I cannot imagine it would help with weight loss. Weight gain, possibly.
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:15 PM
 
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HI - did you receive a response or find a clinic/doc who does hcg in Dallas? I found one in Fort Worth but would prefer to stay closer to home. Thanks for any info.
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Lewisville
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I thought this was something that was popular in the 1970's that's since been debunked.
See: HCG Worthless as Weight-Loss Aid

It's your money, but 1) Personally, I wouldn't be too eager to introduce additional hormones into your system. I actually spend good money on Organic milk specifically to AVOID extra hormones. and 2) if getting a shot were the magic cure to getting skinny, why are more than half of Americans overweight or obese (and the % seems to increase each year)?

If you want a diet program that really works, and that you CAN stick with for life (which is what you need to do if you ever hope to maintain), try Weight Watchers. They have centers all over the metroplex with meetings at all different times. I'm sure you can find a center/meeting you can fit into your schedule.
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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HCG is not worthless. I have been on the plan for 32 days now and I have lost 25 lbs and lots of inches.

Weight Watcher is a good plan, but it doesn't always work. I used it in my 20's and 30's, and I was very successful with it. However, since passing the 40 mark, I tried it and it didn't work and I was very disappointed. The issue is that bodies change and sometimes we have to do something different to get the results we need.
Although WW was good for me way back, it doesn't compare to the HCG success. Many people are putting all kinds of chemicals in their bodies everyday that are hazardous and don't know it. At least we know what this one is and it is safe.



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I thought this was something that was popular in the 1970's that's since been debunked.
See: HCG Worthless as Weight-Loss Aid

It's your money, but 1) Personally, I wouldn't be too eager to introduce additional hormones into your system. I actually spend good money on Organic milk specifically to AVOID extra hormones. and 2) if getting a shot were the magic cure to getting skinny, why are more than half of Americans overweight or obese (and the % seems to increase each year)?

If you want a diet program that really works, and that you CAN stick with for life (which is what you need to do if you ever hope to maintain), try Weight Watchers. They have centers all over the metroplex with meetings at all different times. I'm sure you can find a center/meeting you can fit into your schedule.
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Plano 75024
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Weight Watcher is a good plan, but it doesn't always work. I used it in my 20's and 30's, and I was very successful with it. However, since passing the 40 mark, I tried it and it didn't work and I was very disappointed. what this one is and it is safe.[/b]
I am not going to call HGC worthless as I know nothing about it. But I have been loosing some good weight on the Alli (Orlistat) pills. I have tried many many many weight loss pills and this is the only one that has ever worked for me. I have done WW also and I only shed about 3 lbs in as many months.
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Lewisville
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1. I'm not the one calling it "worthless" I just cut and paste the URL, and City-Data Forum translated it into the text that came out in my post. I'm not net-savvy enough to know how to do that or change it.

2. Ask anyone reputable, and they will tell you the safest way to MAINTAINABLE weight loss is to lose no more than 2lbs per week. It's great that you've lost so much weight so fast, but I wouldn't be so quick to label it a "success" after only about a month. Let me know how much of that weight is still off 2 years from now. Better yet, have your doctor provide you with references of their patients that have maintained their weight loss 5+ years after ending treatment. Or ask him what % of his total patients have maintained their weight loss 5+ years after ending treatment. I'd bet money it's less than 5%.

3. If you disagree, show me a scientific study that proves me wrong. Show me where any study at all has tested that HCG weight loss is more effective in the long term than other diet programs. Anecdata is not convincing.

The hard truth is, the long term success of ANY weight loss program is abysmal. You might like to read the book Rethinking Thin by Gina Kolata. Weight is something we as a species have been struggling with for centuries, and we still haven't found the answers.

Like I said in my original post, it's your money (I've used HCG for fertility treatments, and it ain't cheap!), and you can do what you want, but if you think this is the magic cure, there's a more than good chance you'll be dissapointed.
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:57 AM
 
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I don't consider it a magic cure. It is really a boost to loose weight is what I consider and it is fat not muscle, which makes it healthy. I am not naive enough to know that even with HCG, it is a lifestyle change. I have and do eat organic foods, tons of fish, and lots of fruits and vegetables and I am a person who has always excercised at least 6-8 months out of the year. However, I have not had success losing weight until I tried HCG. After 33 days, I have already made a serious lifestyle change and I will continue to do so. I don't think i will have a problem keeping it off as long as I keep up the healthy eatings habits since it is off.
Thanks for the reply.
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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I don't consider it a magic cure. It is really a boost to loose weight is what I consider and it is fat not muscle, which makes it healthy. I am not naive enough to know that even with HCG, it is a lifestyle change. I have and do eat organic foods, tons of fish, and lots of fruits and vegetables and I am a person who has always excercised at least 6-8 months out of the year. However, I have not had success losing weight until I tried HCG. After 33 days, I have already made a serious lifestyle change and I will continue to do so. I don't think i will have a problem keeping it off as long as I keep up the healthy eatings habits since it is off.
Thanks for the reply.
Total lost on day 34 is 27 lbs. I can keep it off, once it is off!
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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One thing that Survivor, the reality show - at least in its beginnings, before they predominantly cast buff or skinny models - was good for was to show that even the fattest person on the show gets skinny real fast after 30 days of very little food and exercise!
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