Last week after 26 days of hCG, I decided it was time to quit and start the maintenance of mostly lean meats/fish, and fruits and vegetables. I am not very hungry, but I am well aware of how easily the weight can come back. My plan is to maintain until December 25, 26, when I will start again. My doctor and I are pleased that my health is much improved. I have lost 19 pounds, which is a good start. Even better is that my blood pressure is improved, and my digestion is better. I'm not out of breath with the slightest exertion. And I'm sleeping, probably more because of taking melatonin as per my new doctor.
Now I know, for me, what the pros and cons are of the hCG protocol. The difficult parts, but doable, for me were 1) not a drop of oil in diet or life. No make-up except for Bare Minerals or one of the similar ones 2) no lotions...just a little baby oil. That was interesting. Baby oil doesn't make skin feel one bit better. 3) no manicures/pedicures or hair coloring. None of that was a hardship for me until last week, when I was tired of it all. I am thankful that I did it and glad that I am started on this weight loss journey. I was still losing weight when I stopped, but my body knew when it was best to stop.