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HCG Drops Targetted by FDA

Posted by Kathleen on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, In : HCG Diet 
The FDA has issued seven warning letters to companies marketing HCG products labelled as homeopathic for weight loss. 

The FDA threat has already affected the availability of HCG drops from a number of manufacturers fearful of being fined by the FDA for "false claims" that homeopathic HCG helps in weight control. 

I won't go into all the details here, but the effectiveness of HCG drops, at least those from recommended companies, is unquestionable. I have seen dozens of successes with people I'v...

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500 reasons to dry brush

Posted by Kathleen on Friday, October 21, 2011,

If you’ve never dry brushed your body, you’re missing out on a sensual delight as well as an opportunity to do your body a big favor.

Skin tightening

As most of you know, I recently got rid of 100 unwanted pounds of fat with a modified version of the HCG diet. If you know someone who has lost a great deal of weight, you’ll know that most of them have very bagg...

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Nearing my goal!

Posted by Kathleen on Thursday, July 7, 2011, In : HCG Diet 
Just 8 pounds to go-- I am about to reach my goal weight of -100 pounds. It's been just over 8 months. I am so excited!
I'm now preparing to enter Phase 3 where I will stop the HCG and increase calorie count to what's correct for my goal weight (about 1700 calories a day) while I continue to nearly no carb for three more weeks. This will re-set my hypothalamus to keep me at my goal weight as long as I am reasonable about what I eat. More reflections later. Look for new photo to be on the cover...
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I love belts!

Posted by Kathleen on Friday, May 20, 2011, In : HCG Diet 
Until a couple of months ago, I hadn't owned a belt for 20 years--not coincidentally when I began to pile on the pounds post-menopause. I certainly didn't want to draw attention to that bulging waist. 

Then the day came when I feel adventuresome enough to buy a belt. At that point, I had probably dropped about 50 pounds of unwanted fat. Off I went to my favorite thrift store and picked out a belt. It wasn't just any belt. It was a  "LOOK AT MY WAIST!" cowgirl belt replete with silver conchos. ...
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81 pounds and counting!

Posted by Kathleen on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : HCG Diet 
I'm sorry to have been so long without posting. Family crises have absorbed a great deal of time and energy for the past month. I really appreciate all of your e-mails and comments. Keep them coming!

I'm now down 81 pounds and still going. I think I will probably be where I'd like to be in another 19 pounds, but, as I've always said, I'm going for at least 100 pounds and after that I'll assess whether or how much farther I want to go. I'll post photos soon.

Funny story: Last night, my best frie...
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Traveling with the HCG Diet

Posted by Kathleen on Monday, March 21, 2011, In : HCG Diet 
I'm just back from a nine-day trip to California and I am pleased to say I still was able to shed three pounds, despite some unavoidable slippage. I consider that a major victory considering that keeping my eating on track was difficult, especially during the time I was in a hotel room and attending business functions.

How did I do it? Planning, planning, planning. My dear friend Eleanor, who has been in food addiction recovery for ten years, shared some helpful ways to get organized. her majo...
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Recent press coverage of the HCG Diet

Posted by Kathleen on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, In : HCG Diet 
The HCG diet is all over the media these days. A couple of weeks ago, Dr. Oz did a 20-minute segment on his show. This morning, Dr. Oz was talking about HCG on Good Morning, America. And yesterday, the diet controversy hit the front page of the New York Times. I'll put the links to some of these at the end of this post.

First, I was happy to see that Dr. Oz is not completely opposed to the HCG diet, although he is adamant about three things: 
1. A 500-calorie diet is too low. 

2. The diet absolu...
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I hit 60 pounds--and counting!

Posted by Kathleen on Wednesday, March 9, 2011,
I'm a little late in posting, but five days ago, just four months into the HCG diet, I hit the 60-pound landmark! 

If you read my book, The Super Simple HCG Diet , you'll know that I never talk about "losing" weight. That's because such thinking speaks to the brain and makes you think you are 
losing" a part of yourself. 

Instead, I prefer to think of it as "shedding unwanted fat." It works for me. When all of this is said and done, I will be ten times the woman I was, but half the weight I once...
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The Super Simple HCG Diet Rocks!

Posted by Kathleen on Thursday, February 24, 2011,
Just a quick update form the book, which was written three weeks go: I have now shed 56 pounds of unwanted fat. I am very proud of this and I know I can go the whole way

My major concern these days is to find clothes that fit since my old wardrobe looks like clown clothes. I'm
going on a business trip in a couple of weeks and certainly don't want to look like a clown!

It is my plan to keep going for at least 44 more pounds, perhaps more.

My energy is great and I have had absolutely no side effect...
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The Super Simple HCG Diet

Kathleen Barnes I'm an author, health advocate and life coach. This blog chronicles my journey to a "right-sized" body, as my friend Eleanor calls it, through a gentle and sustainable version of the HCG diet.

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