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Thread: Resetting Hypothalamus, Really

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    In 2006 my thyroid went south on me. I had been gaining weight and feeling poorly. After getting on thyroid meds, I was hopeful that I could take off the weight. I tried and tried, eating a low carb, low fat, diet and plenty of cardio and strength training. Without success, unless you consider 1 pound per month successful. Every since my hypothyroid diagnosis, my joints ache, and I sometimes get headaches for no reason that I can pinpoint. 23 days on hcg and I had not one headache, my joint pain was gone, and I'd lost 17 pounds. I know this is all anecdotal, but I don't need anymore proof. Dr. Bellescio's double blind study had strong indication that hcg is helpful.

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    Lisa,

    I too have a thyroid condition. I usually suffer migraines and joint pain and tightness in my right jaw. I had a head injury as a baby, which damaged my jaws. I had surgery to repair them in 1992, but the pain came back eventually on the right side. I developed a lot of scar tissue and adhesions.

    In my ramblings around the world I found that most people with hypothyroid are not treated sufficiently with natural thyroid hormone because of the fad testing of TSH. When one ignores TSH and tests until T3 and T4 are in the top half (or even top 1/3rd) of the range, the person usually does tremendously well in all areas.

    My headaches and joint pain are GONE as long as I stay on VLCD and HCG. I don't have any idea why the joint pain would go away. Maybe less chewing?

    I know the migraines are caused by a sensitivity to nitrites/nitrates and other preservatives, so of course a VLCD of only fresh fruits/veggies and meat stops them.

    After R2 I am going to be more careful with foods I add back to my diet than I was after R1 - to see if I can find out what causes the joint pain.

    I just finished reading the articles about starvation mode, and I hope it's true that we can eat less than 500 calories on HCG. I think I would lose weight faster. I have seen a child in 'starvation mode', and I can say that there are very obvious physical signs - a thick layer of hair all over the body, including the face, is one.

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    Hi DeeGee, I agree that a diet of whole fresh fruit, veg, and lean proteins has alot to do with the pain-less-ness. I suspect some of my pain may be a gluten and/or lactose intolerance and I'll be carefully testing that when the time comes. I would really miss some foods if that were the case, but I like not having the pain so it is worth it.

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    One of my Dr's says you can't reset the hypothalamus it is what is from the time it was formed.
    He also says that those that have been able to keep the weight off have done because they have been shocked into understanding what foods to eat and what to stay away from.
    Meaning you kill yourself to lose weight, we are only eating like rabbits and never want to deal or look like we did before so those that have kept the weight off have done by making better choices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherylbern View Post
    One of my Dr's says you can't reset the hypothalamus it is what is from the time it was formed.
    He also says that those that have been able to keep the weight off have done because they have been shocked into understanding what foods to eat and what to stay away from.
    Meaning you kill yourself to lose weight, we are only eating like rabbits and never want to deal or look like we did before so those that have kept the weight off have done by making better choices.
    And how did you respond back to this?
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    I'm not sure I would entirely agree with what the doc said - not necessarily the part about resetting it, but that it is what it is from the time it is formed. I used to be SKINNY. You wouldn't believe pics of me from years ago. My husband used to be skinny, too, and actually in very good shape. We were two of the last people you would ever figure to become overweight based on how many years were were almost bone thin.

    But something happened to us that I think must have affected the hypothalamus to cause us to gain all this weight, and not drastic changes in our food. What happened to me was a very traumatic event that I'm sure sent cortisol all through my body for several years. It finally caught up with me and I started piling on the pounds almost overnight. Seriously, you can look at old photos and see me changing a LOT within one year. No, I wasn't eating more to handle the stress, I actually was so depressed I didn't want to eat at times. But the weight came on and on and on.

    A few years later, my husband was seriously injured and laid up for about 6 months. He returned to school and then sat on his rear for 10-12 hours a day. That is when he started piling on the pounds, too. Yes, he didn't exercise as much, but you wouldn't believe how fast it happened, and we really didn't eat that badly. We grow a lot of our own food, don't eat tons of fatty food and didn't eat out very much. I truly believe our metabolism got "broken" and if that means our hypothalamus was damaged from the traumas we both suffered then it would make sense. I'm just not sure it can be "fixed." That is what I'm going to be curious to find out.

    I do know that I have had hardly any cravings on this diet and that tells me something is different about my brain. That can't be learned behavior like making certain food choices...a craving is a craving, you know what it feels like. There is something going on with the hcg that is retraining my brain to not crave sugar and starch. It is freedom and I LOVE it!

    Yes, this is an interesting journey!
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    This is very easy to figure out with a breathe test that tracks how many calories a day one burns at rest. I had mine checked the spring before last and I burn 1930, which is exactly what the calculators say I burn. Ten years before that, when I was much heavier, I burned 2050.

    I have asked this question to a number of people doing hCG on boards and at least one person who has kept the weight off for a year reports that she burns more calories a day post diet than pre and she had her BMR done through the breathing test.

    I also found a doctor on a board who says that his patient's BMR adjusts up. So, it's a matter of what you believe from the stories on these boards or if you know someone in person whose done it, till you try it.

    When I start, I want to know and will have my BMR taken again before starting hCG and after and see what happens.

    People miss the point of hCG. Yes, you would lose the same amount of weight if you didn't use it and dropped your calories to five hundred. hCG is not reported to increase weight loss, what it is reported to do is keep your lean muscle from wasting while you do a five hundred calorie a day diet, which wouldn't normally happen; release extra stores of fat that wouldn't normally be release except under severe starvation; and keep you feeling comfortable while on such an extremely low calorie diet.

    I lost 50 lbs on Atkins ten years ago and have kept it off and thirty on weight watchers. I "do" neither one of these diets any more. They both stopped working but what they did do was give me lifelong eating habits I have to this day. Atkins got rid of the processed junk garbage food I was eating and weight watchers helped me lower my portions and find the foods that keep me full but are easier on my weight.

    I think everyone's body is different and NOT only that. Everyone's body is different at different times. Now, eighty pounds lighter Atkins wouldn't work for me any more. My body is different. I think one has to research a plan of eating and see if it's right for them. Are they able to do it? Can they maintain it for the rest of their lives? When I did Atkins and WW, it was effortless. They were both really easy diets because I liked them, I liked what I was eating. It is unfortunate that they stopped working but all that means is I have to find what my body needs next and from my research I think hCG is a good next step for me.

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    BTW, Atkins I did almost ten years ago and WW, five. So I am talking with very long term results in the weight loss world.

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    crezman - I did the breathing test a while back and it came up with 1976 for my BMR. At that point if I ate that many calories in a day I would gain weight because I'd mess my metabolism up so bad. Now with two rounds of hcg under my belt and 57 lbs gone, I can easily eat 1500 calories per day without the gain that I'd see at even 1200 per day before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crezman View Post
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    People miss the point of hCG. Yes, you would lose the same amount of weight if you didn't use it and dropped your calories to five hundred. hCG is not reported to increase weight loss, what it is reported to do is keep your lean muscle from wasting while you do a five hundred calorie a day diet, which wouldn't normally happen; release extra stores of fat that wouldn't normally be release except under severe starvation; and keep you feeling comfortable while on such an extremely low calorie diet.
    I agree that people miss the point. People get so up in arms claiming that HCG doesn't increase weight loss. They're right, it just tells your brain not to panic (get hungry) and use up that extra fat you have on your a$$. However, if you don't maintain your lean muscle mass but some kind of exercise, you WILL lose your lean muscle mass. That's just physiology.

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    What happened to me was a very traumatic event that I'm sure sent cortisol all through my body for several years. It finally caught up with me and I started piling on the pounds almost overnight.
    I too was skinny for most of my life, until I had several traumas in a row, the last one was life-threatening. My adrenals just don't work anymore. Add thyroid, EBV and other immune conditions on top and I wonder why I am still alive. I always ate about the same, but piled on the pounds over a 6-month period, which I am now losing.

    HCG doesn't make you lose weight. The VLCD does. HCG makes you NOT hungry and makes you NOT lose muscle while you're doing it. That's about it, and it's very simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeGee View Post
    HCG doesn't make you lose weight. The VLCD does. HCG makes you NOT hungry and makes you NOT lose muscle while you're doing it. That's about it, and it's very simple.
    Then how do you explain Dr S's stating that the hcg causes the body to burn abnormal fat? If that's not hcg making me lose weight, I don't know what is.
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