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30 August 2012 @ 08:47 pm
And finally that HCG diet follow up...  
So I told you all I'd follow up about that HCG diet my naturopath suggested, like, 3 years ago to help me lose weight to counteract PCOS to have a baby. Here's what happened:

- I did lose 20 pounds in 30 days without really being hungry or having too hard of a time or feeling icky
- I lost entirely only abdominal fat
- It didn't fix my PCOS (or help me have a baby as far as I know)
- I gained almost exactly the 20 pounds back over the course of a year, all back on my abdomen
- During that year, I ate sugar and other blood-sugar spikers freely, which I understand is likely to cause more abdominal fat gain if you have PCOS or other pre-diabetes type things
- Over the past 3 years, my weight has since been stable, so I probably didn't permanently fuck my metabolism

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vanmedi: Floppy Bunny Messvanmedi on September 4th, 2012 02:32 am (UTC)
So what does this mean? How do you feel about the diet? Is it something that you ever want to try again? Or is it not something worth repeating, in your opinion? Gosh...and the losing and gaining in all abdominal fat! -HA! That just makes me think about how each woman gains and loses fat in their own way. When I was younger, I tended to lose it first in my chubby cheeks. It was like it came off of the face first, and then generally melted away evenly over the rest of my body, leaving pockets of fat in my tummy, butt and thighs. Now that I'm older (and MUCH more overweight), I don't seem to notice weight loss in my appearance. It takes much more weight loss for me to even see it physically, but I *feel* it in my body. I feel easier in my own skin. Move more freely. Have less aches and pains. That sort of stuff. It takes 20 pounds before I even begin to see a difference. I'm still very curious about this experience of yours, and what you think about it now.