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Thread: Gout and HCG?

  1. #31
    I posted my gout issues in another thread but am joining here as this appears to be the official thread.

    No gout history in the family, 183 lbs 43 y/o male. Dropped 25ish pounds on the hcg diet and have been off for over a month. As part of going off the diet, I didn't keep up with water intake, but did keep up with a high protein, smart-carb diet, with lots of veggies, and plenty of red wine. BAM. Gout.

    But I found this.

    The biggest thing I found helpful on this site: Baking Soda is your friend.

    Interesting snippet:

    3.34 Why fasting, rapid weight loss, and low-carb-high-fat diet trigger gout attacks. When the body does not get enough energy from carbohydrates intake, it "burns" more fat for energy and produce extra ketones in the process. Ketones (the cousins of the powerful paint thinner acetone) are very acidic. When the ketones level is too high in the body, they cause ketoacidosis and trigger gout attacks.

    I was in ketosis every day after day 2 of phase 2. Probably mid level on the test strips.
    Jeff in Austin

    December 2011: 30lbs lost
    March 2014: 30 lb weight loss maintained
    October 2016: 30 lbs lean body mass added

  2. #32
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    High-Purine foods
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  3. #33
    I never even knew what gout was until I went on HCG. It got worse with every round. The first few rounds it was in my toes, but I did not know what it was, and it got worse each round. This time I also have it in my wrists. ouch! Off of HCG, I never have symptoms. just another one, of many, side effect to consider. Ugh!

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