Original email for context: I am peri-menopausal and just experienced some severe hot flashes immediately after completing a round on the HCG diet. I lost 15-17lbs while using the HCG injections, but it was concerning that I not only gained the weight back fast but also had some major hot flashes. I am interested to start the HCG shots again but rather hesitant.
I do get people saying just basically that hCG interacts with women in odd ways sometimes with the menopause- I think now that you mention it I may have heard this about hot flashes before too. With the gaining of weight back- I’d need more details about what was tried for Phase 3 to stabilize – it’s pretty easy for anyone to gain back weight after hCG without a good plan in place. The funny thing I’ve found through this process that we often think we’re doing the right thing with our diet, but I found even with low carb I can overeat pretty easily, and then a lot of ladies actually end up undereating it seems and gain. In the end, I know hormones have a lot to do with it too though so I don’t claim that just eating the right thing will for sure make everything work. I’ve had quite a number of mature women in the menopause age bracket do very well stabilizing their weight loss with the P3tolife program. Here is an example of one woman.