I have a dear friend who is vehemently opposed to me having gastric sleeving.
She is adamant that I try "The HCG Diet", that it will 'reset my metabolism', and cure my obesity.
She cannot believe that I am going to have the surgery without trying this first.
(She gets very passionate about new things, but after a while the passion fades - I have seen this phase many times!)
She still couldn't come up with one good reason why I shouldn't have the surgery - this was a challenge that I posed to her earlier this week. It had to have empirical evidence.
Am I going to do "The HCG Diet"?
By Pieter Cohen, MD, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School
This is the contents of my last email to her (she had just left after visiting me this afternoon )
"My gut reaction to the HCG diet was "No" , in fact even before you told me what it was called and we were discussing stuff on phone and email this was the reaction I got.
in fact, just a little while ago when I was doing "The Poo Round" and thinking about this diet, the words "This will send xxx loopy" came to me.
Remember, we made an agreement:
I do my surgery, you are going to do this diet that you so adamantly wanted me to do...and couldn't believe that I would go ahead and have the surgery without trying this first.
1st Jan weigh (and you said that you would do photos!!!) - how about we do measurements as well? we can keep photos and measurements just for our own records and not share
6 month - repeat
12 month - repeat"
I wonder if she will still be doing it?
Good luck to her!