The Atkins Diet is basically an antifungal diet. As you know I am a firm believer that it is fungus that makes us fat. The hCG diet is also mostly an antifungal diet with not nearly enough calories. I don't care what Kevin Trudeau says, and I have his book and read it, if you eat only 500 calories a day, you will lower your metabolism. This is not what you want as a side effect of this diet. As I said before, when I was on Doug Kaufmann's antifungal diet, I lost weight very quickly without counting calories at all. The first 8 days I lost 11 lbs. I ate as much as I wanted, and believe me it was way more than 500 calories. As Dr. Atkins says in his book, which I have and have also been on his diet, after a while you don't crave food so much and you lose your taste for sugar. Well, that happened to me and my son who was also on the antifungal diet. Fungus craves sugar. One thing is for sure, no one can lose weight permanently if they don't get rid of the fungus in their body. Even if you go on the Atkins diet, you "MUST" consume only grass fed meats because any other meats contain fungus from grains and antibiotics. It is not just Doug Kaufmann at www.knowthecause.com
that believes this to be true. Before I learned about him I was watching Maureen Salaman, Nutritionist, on Making Healthy Choices and she was always telling people that it was grains with fungus and antibiotics which are fungus in meat that was making the population fat.
Like it or not, IMO as well as many "doctors" the only way to lose weight permanently is to go on an antifungal diet using probiotics and antifungal supplements as well as eating grass fed meats. And another thing I find interesting in one of Doug's books he talks about how fungus "eats" progesterone. A year ago I had my progesterone levels tested (I am menopausal) and the results were .1. A few weeks ago I had them tested again and they are now 1.1! The only thing I could relate that to was the antifungal diet!!! I am now using a progesterone cream. Doug says if you have fungus, the only way to improve your progesterone levels is by using a natural progesterone cream. Progesterone also regulates other hormones in the body. Maybe progesterone will help with weight loss, too!? Have you had your levels tested? Maybe it's not the hCG injections that cause the weightloss at all, but the fact that the diet itself is killing fungus! Maybe higher levels of progesterone increase the function of the thyroid. Doug says a hypothyroid is often misdiagnosed due to fungus which lowers the metabolism. I had my TSH tested a year ago and it was 4.5. A few weeks ago the test results were 3.8! I know of nothing that could have caused the results to be lower except for the fact that I went on the antifungal diet and have been taking probiotics and antifungals every day. Oh, yeah, I have also taken MMS which is an antifungal.
Grass fed beef contains CLA an essential fatty acid that is known to build muscle and help with weight loss. This is an article from Life Extension:
Gosh, I could go on and on, but I believe the hCG injections are not the reason for the rapid weight loss. I could be wrong of course! LOL Good luck with whatever you choose to do. I know it's not easy. One other thing, I continue to maintain my weight after being on the antifungal diet. I eat as much as I want and never count calories. I will always eat grass fed meats, but occasionally I eat grains and sugar. I make sure I take plenty of probiotics and antifungals when I do!