Is anyone else following the thread at VV about the hCG diet?
I just can't wrap my head around the whole idea, to be honest. Everything I've read about it, from Dr. Oz to AJCN say it's a very bad idea. Then I go to VV and almost all of the testimonials are from older people (like me!) who are having good success. What puzzles me, though, is what about the younger women who want to try this diet. Wouldn't it interfere with their monthly cycle?
I could never get DH to go without his raw milk and real butter, not even for a few days. He doesn't need to diet, but I could stand to lose some pounds, although not desperate about it. But we both eat the same foods because I don't have time to cook separate meals -- nor would I, anyhow. I'm not that energetic nor do I have the time to devote to two menus. I barely have time for one menu.
What do you all think of this WOE? I ask because I might recommend it to friends, but I'd hate to give them bum information. It sounds an awful lot like the Fat Flush Diet (the food part anyhow) to me, and I did that for several years a while ago. There was an induction phase, phase 1, meat the size of a deck of cards, etc. More veggies though. It worked but I just couldn't stay on it. Very boring, very restrictive of spices, and too many supplements for my taste. Of course, the lady who developed FF was also selling the supplements - imagine that. I think nutrition should come from food, not pills, except those we just can't get enough of from foods (like D3).