Posted 23 April 2009 - 01:15 PM
Anyway, just thought I would see if anyone has done this and how safe it is. Thanks.
(Texas girl in AZ)
Bloodwork - positive, 2/19/08
Biopsy - positive, 2/26/08
Colonoscopy - clean as a whistle!, 2/27/08
Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:35 PM
Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:01 AM
Having said that, 500 calorie diets will work whether or not you have an injection of hcg as the diet is more or less all protein and a bit of very low glycemic fruit and vegetables. I imagine the hcg is to help you from being hungry and to speed up your metabolism. In Canada, and a couple of states on the east coast, we have a similar diet Dr Bernsteins (not the diabetes doc, this is another one) that has been around for a long time and does something similar. in this case the injections are every 2 days and are allegedly comprised of b12 and b6 or a b complex if you are getting a cold.
it works but the real problem is once you stop the b12/6 injections and start maintenance you have to be SUPER careful to add food in slowly, and by slowly I mean up it by 100 calories every 2 weeks or so otherwise it's rebound city.
I did Dr B and kept the weight off until this past summer when either hormones or the worsening of Gluten intolerance caused me to jump up 10lbs in 7 days (and this was weeks after my vacation where I had had lots to eat and drink! )
so I can tell you it does work but it's not an easy plan to follow. if you want to get an idea of what can happen to you on such a low calorie diet (but without injections) then google "kimkins" and read some of their stories. If nothing else the stories of the constant nausea aka "SNAP" is a turnoff but I will admit the part about the scam is both sad and interesting at the same time.
Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA 11 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)
Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA 18 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)
Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score <300 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)
Fecal Anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA 9 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (Subtype 5,5)
(this makes sense, my mother had MS)
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