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Thread: Transitioning from MediFast to HCG....how best to do it?

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    Question Transitioning from MediFast to HCG....how best to do it?

    A friend of mine has been on MediFast for several months and has lost about 20 pounds (5 pounds less than I lost in 6 weeks of HCG). She is loosing her dedication to the diet she is on and has asked for more information about HCG and how best to transition from MediFast (consuming about 1000 cal/day) to HCG.

    Any suggestions? Can she just start HCG, load, and go? Or should she give her body a rest and essentially eat P3/Leptin reset/primal for a few weeks?

    TIA

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    She can just load and go - though possibly load for three instead of 2 days.

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    Some time ago, I asked this question about a friend who has lost 50+ lbs on Medifast. She wanted to do hcg to "lock in" a new weight and reset her metabolism. The advice I received (from Grammy, I think) is that she would probably have to load for a week, and would probably gain 10 or more lbs in loading. After that, she could proceed as normal. For now, my friend is sticking to Medifast, but she gains weight if she adds even a piece of fruit to her meal plan so I don't know how her maintenance is going to go.

    I believe the advice was taken from this passage of P&I: "Patients whose general condition is low, owing to excessive previous dieting, must eat to capacity for about one week before starting treatment, regardless of how much weight they may gain in the process. One cannot keep a patient comfortably on 500 Calories unless his normal fat reserves are reasonably well stocked."

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