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Thread: HCG diet after WLSM- No naysayers please!

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    HCG diet after WLSM- No naysayers please!

    Hi all...
    I have used HCG in the past to lose weight, and was fairly successful. My biggest problem was I was always hungry. I know, the dose was probably wrong.
    Well......I have had WLS, a vertical sleeve gastrectomy to be exact. There was no rerouting of my insides. I simply had 85% of my tummy removed. I can eat approx 3 oz food at a time, after chewing very well. This makes calorie consumption hard.
    You would think the weight would just fall off. It did at first. But I have been stalled for the last 4 weeks.
    I am going to start the HCG protocol again, for a few reasons.
    1) Now that I have a tiny tummy and NO hunger, this will be a piece of cake.
    2) I loved the way I felt while usinG HCG
    My ? is....how do I load if I cannot eat much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ONEPICKYONE View Post
    Hi all...
    I have used HCG in the past to lose weight, and was fairly successful. My biggest problem was I was always hungry. I know, the dose was probably wrong.
    Well......I have had WLS, a vertical sleeve gastrectomy to be exact. There was no rerouting of my insides. I simply had 85% of my tummy removed. I can eat approx 3 oz food at a time, after chewing very well. This makes calorie consumption hard.
    You would think the weight would just fall off. It did at first. But I have been stalled for the last 4 weeks.
    I am going to start the HCG protocol again, for a few reasons.
    1) Now that I have a tiny tummy and NO hunger, this will be a piece of cake.
    2) I loved the way I felt while usinG HCG
    My ? is....how do I load if I cannot eat much?
    How long ago did you have this done? And what's your calorie consumption now? Is it as high as it 'should' be?
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    It has been 4 months. My calories range from 500-700 daily which is the average for the type of procedure I had. I just need some ideas on loading .....Cant necessarily gorge myself.

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    You'll probably need to eat often and lots of fats for a week or so prior to starting hcg.
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    do you know why you are stalled out? I mean that's a pretty drastic step only to stall out 4 months later. I know I'd be bummed.
    R1 09/11/2010 - 317.4 lbs
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    Thanks Robbi.
    As far as the stall, I have always been a slow loser, regardless of the method for weight loss. Lots of hormonal imbalances. I am pretty much eating hcg diet style, with a few sugars. Not much. So I might as well add the HCG in . Besides, it leveled my moods way better than prescriptions did. And the libido was nice lol.

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    Foks with this type of stomach reduction need to make sure they are on a comprehensive supplement regiment. Usually, weight loss is ongoing for about a year to 18 months post surgery....4 months seems a bit early to be switching methods. You didn't mention how much you have to lose....but given you had the surgery, I am assuming it is at least 100 lbs. Since you committed to the surgical method, I think you should give it a little of time before switching methods. Your surgery and hcg work in very different ways....and combining the two may cause you serious heath issues. I would wait until I was sure my losses were done from the procedure.....are you following the diet they gave you with the surgery?

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    The surgery was simply a reduction surgery. Most of the stomach was removed, limiting consumption capabilities. There is no malabsorption issues to deal with. As far as supplements, only 1 multivitamin is recommended as long as lab values are within normal limits. I have 67 lbs left to lose. The key focus with this surgery is protien. As long as I can consume 60-80 grams of protien a day, along with 64 or more oz of fluid, I am meeting my nutritional requirements outlined by my NUT. As I stated before, I am already pretty much eating the HCG way. So I see no harm in adding the HCG hormone. My surgeon says it is my option, andhe sees no ill effects provided I keep my protien intake adequate.

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    I have lapband. I'd always thought about vsg if I didn't do well with the band.

    I was banded on Feb 16th 2005 (6 years ago tomorrow).

    The rules for food consumption they gave me for lapband are similar to the hcg protocol in several ways. It was protein first and eat only an amount the size of your palm (or deck of cards), then vegetables. Limit carbs and fats. I lost very well with the band.. 150 lbs in 17 months. Over the course of the next 3 years I slowly started creeping up.. down and up.. diet and not. Back up to almost 230 lbs at once point from a low in the 160s (for a very short time). My metabolism was totally shot to all get out before the band. If I ate more than 1000 to 1200 calories per day, I'd gain. In order to lose weight I'd have to go down to about 500 or 600 calories per day and then I'd lose maybe 1 lb a week.

    What hcg has done for me that my bariatric surgery never did is twofold.

    First my metabolism is truly reset. After round one, in P3, I could eat 1600+ calories per day and maintain with no issues. After round two (27 lbs lighter), I could consistently eat 1400+ calories per day and maintain.

    Second my outlook on food, what I eat, when I eat and what I eat has totally changed. I've come up with healthy options for many less healthy things I used to eat. I'm not on a carb craving cycle anymore. I learned to embrace full fats rather than try to get by using fat-free, low-fat, and reduced fat items that are often laden with chemicals.

    I've lost over 60 lbs to date using HCG. I weigh less than I have in my entire adult life. My band is still in place, but it's no longer the tool it was so many years ago. My brain is the only tool I need these days.
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    Yay Beth! I tried to get a band last year but they found an issue at the base of the stomach/esophagus and couldn't place it, although I still have those scars so I looked into the sleeve but my bariatric surgeon wanted me to "try" for a year the old fashioned way...thank heavens I found hcg.

    Onepicky...I agree with Robbi in that good fats will be your best best for loading - you sure don't want to stretch the sleeve!




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    This round for loading I concentrated on nuts the most. Seems that almonds and walnuts have more bang for the buck with it comes to grams of fat per ounce.
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    I'm thinking that the number of loading days PickyOne needs to do is probably the most important. Being fat starved for 4 months...seems to me that two days of loading isn't going to cut it. What is it that Dr S says....some people need to load for a week?
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