Author Archives: SugarFree

SugarFree Protocol – Rhiannon

Rhiannon will join us on Monday, May 1, 2017 – but please welcome her now! Rhiannon’s Introduction: Hello! I am thirty-eight, 5′ 3″ and weigh 126 pounds. Some of you may now be wondering why I need Protocol since I’m … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol: Shanon

Shanon will (re)join us on Monday, February 13, 2017. Her last post (with my comment), written just over five years ago is below. Her new into is below that. Please welcome her now. Protocol Round 4, Week 4, Day 1 … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Michelle

Michelle will begin Protocol tomorrow, 12/27 – so please welcome her now. Michelle’s Introduction: Hello, everyone! I am forty-seven, 5’ 4” and weigh 177. I learned from my test results that I am leptin and thyroid hormone resistant (which has … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Shelby

Shelby will join us on Monday, August 29 – but please welcome her now! Shelby’s Introduction: Hi everyone. I’m twenty-two, 5′ 3″ and weigh 130. I am excited to start SugarFree’s Protocol because it’s been designed just for me and … Continue reading

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Supplements, Books & Goodies

So many readers have written to ask what supplements I recommend to Protocol Participants (and where to find them), I’ve decided to add them here in one thread, along with occasional coupons and other useful links that are scattered in … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Diane

Diane will join us on Tuesday, March 15 – but please welcome her now: Diane’s Intro: Hello, everyone. I’m 54, 5′ 4″ and weigh 147 pounds. I’m excited to have found SugarFree, because my metabolic tests show that I am … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Heather

Heather will join us all on Monday, February 15, 2016 – but please take a minute to welcome her now! Heather’s Introduction: Hi! I’m thirty-eight, 5′ 7″ and weigh 291 pounds. My test results revealed that I am a Diabetic … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Deana

Deana will join us tomorrow, Monday, October 26, but please welcome her now: Deana’s Introduction: Hello everyone! I’m forty-five, 5′ 7″ and weigh 203. My blood test results show that I am a Hyperinsulinemic Diabetic and am Hypothyroid, too. My … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Kelley

Kelley will join us today, Monday, September 28, so please welcome her now. Kelley’s Introduction: Hello, everyone. I’m thirty-seven, 5′ 4″ and weigh 204 pounds. My blood test results show me to be Insulin Resistant, Hypothyroid (with Thyroid Hormone Resistance … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Kristen

Normally I would say: Kristen will join us on Monday, July 20 – but please welcome her now! And I do, but in this case have more to add. In addition to being a Protocol Participant, Kristen has volunteered to … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Karen

Karen will join us on Monday, March 23 2015 – but please welcome her now. Karen’s Introduction: Hello everyone! I am fifty-five, 5′ 4″ and weigh 171 pounds. I’ve battled my weight most of my adult life, and am grateful … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Dorota

Dorota will join us on Monday, December 9, 2013 – but please welcome her now. Dorota’s Introduction: Hello, fellow fat fighters! I am 32, 5′ 5″ and weigh 214 pounds. My first diet (my first big mistake) was twenty years … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Adrianne

Adrianne will join us on Monday, January 12, 2015 – but please welcome her now. Adrianne’s Introduction: I feel so fortunate to have found SugarFree and her Protocol.  I am forty, 5′ 5″, and weigh 215 pounds.  My blood tests … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Dale

Dale will join us on Monday, August 25, 2014 – but please welcome her now. Dale’s Introduction: Hi everyone. I’m fifty-three,  5′ 5″ and weigh 193.2 pounds. From the results of my metabolic blood tests, I learned that I’m Hyperinsulinemic, … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Carla

Carla joins us Monday, February 24, but please welcome her now. Carla’s Introduction: Hello everyone! I am forty-four, 5’ 3” and weigh 150 pounds. I am so grateful to have found this website and SugarFree. She took time to analyze … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Linda

Linda will join us on Monday, April 21, 2014 – but please welcome her now. Linda’s Introduction: Hi, all. I am fifty-two, 5′ 5″ and weigh 195 pounds. I am really glad to be here. In high school I was … Continue reading

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There and Back Again

I’m baaack. Though many of you might not have noticed I was gone. 🙂 But my journey was necessary and it was, like so many sojourns we think we undertake for one reason, important in several unexpected ways. You say … Continue reading

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Instant Pot. Instant Delicious.

INSTANT POT One of the most important rules for Protocol Participants is: Cook Thy Food, Don’t Buy It From A Box. That’s easy to do in Phase I, where nutrients are limited so Participants can enter Lipolysis and burn their … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Chris

Chris will join us on Monday, January 27 – but please welcome him now. Chris’ Introduction: I’m forty-six, 6′ 4″ and weigh 297 pounds. My metabolic test results showed me to be insulin resistant, hyperinsulinemic and hypothyroid. My triglycerides and … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Christy

Christy will join us on Monday, January 13 – but please welcome her now. Christy’s Introduction:  Welcome to my journey of health and healing.  I am forty-two, 5′ 5″, and weigh 195 pounds. Over the past few years I’ve struggled … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Anita

Anita will join us on Monday, July 15 – but you can read about her now. Anita’s Introduction: Hi, everyone. I am 53, 5′ 5″ and weigh 168 pounds. I have dieted since age thirteen, have read at least a … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Lisa1

Another Lisa! 🙂 She’s start on Monday, July 15 – but please welcome her now. Lisa’s Introduction: Hi all! I’m looking forward to this journey, though I’m scared and excited at the same time. I’m 28, 5′ 5″ and weigh … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Alison

Alison will join us on Monday, July 15, but you can read about her now. Alison’s Introduction: Hi, Everyone. I am 39, 5′ 5″ and weigh 136 pounds, which doesn’t sound bad but I’m carrying excess fat around my middle. … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Tracy

Tracy will join us on Monday, May 20 – but please welcome her now. Tracy’s Introduction: Hi, everyone!  I am 35, 5’6″ and weigh 141 pounds. My metabolic test results confirm that I am Hypothyroid with Thyroid Hormone Resistance, and … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Liz

Liz will join us on Monday, May 6 – but please welcome her now. Liz’s Introduction: Hi, everyone.  I am 57, 5’4″ and weigh 162 pounds. I was an average weight until high school and got my first knee injury: … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Heather

Heather will join us on Monday, May 6 – but please welcome her now. Heather’s Introduction: Welcome to my journey of learning! I am 35, 5′ 10″, and weigh 181 pounds. I am blessed with three children and will celebrate … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Mary

Mary will join us on Monday, April 29 – but you can read about her now. Mary’s Introduction: Hello everyone. I am 50 years old, 5′ 3″ and weigh 155 pounds. As a child and young adult, I was athletic … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Sophie

Sophie will join us on Monday, April 29 – but I hope you will all welcome her now. Sophie’s Introduction: Hello everyone. I am 39 years old, 5′ 4” and weigh 232 pounds. English is not my native language (I’m … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Kristin

Kristin will join us on Monday, April 22, but please welcome her now. Kristin’s Introduction: Hi! I’m thirty-six, 5′ 4″, and weigh 150 pounds. I have been trying to manage my weight for years by extreme low-fat and low-calories. Weight watchers, … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Charlotte

Charlotte will join us on Monday, April 8 but please welcome her now. Charlotte’s Introduction: I am sixty-one, 5′ 6″ and weigh 162 pounds. My heaviest weight was 286, which was a few years ago. I managed to get down … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Brenda

Brenda will join us on Monday, April 15 but please welcome her now. Brenda’s Introduction: Hello! I am 63, 5′ 2″and weigh 161 pounds. What I learned from my metabolic blood test results is that I am insulin resistant, which … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Laz

Laz will join us on Monday, February 25, but please welcome him now. Laz’s Introduction: Hi, Everyone. I’m forty-one, 5′ 7″ and weigh 139 pounds. Although unlike most new Protocol Participants I don’t need to lose weight or fat, I … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Alina

Alina will join us on Monday, February 25, but you can read about her now. Alina’s Introduction: Hello, everyone! I am thirty-four, 5′ 5″ and weigh 142 pounds. Although you might think I don’t need Protocol, I have been through … Continue reading

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Metabolic Syndrome XX

METABOLIC SYNDROME XX CONTRIBUTOR TO INSULIN RESISTANCE and DIABETES, TYPE 2 Starting Protocol may be a good way to begin to reverse insulin resistance and regain muscle cell insulin sensitivity, but in the most stubborn cases, especially with the insulin … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Kim

Kim will join us on Monday, January 28 – but please welcome her now. Kim’s Introduction: Hello everyone. I am 47, 5′ 6″ and weigh 272 pounds. After reviewing my metabolic tests with SugarFree I learned that I am Hypothyroid … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Laurie

Laurie will join us on Tuesday, January 15 – but please welcome her now. Laurie’s Introduction: Hi, everyone. I’m fifty-eight, 5′ 7″ and I weigh 152 pounds. That may not sound like much, but there’s a lot of excess fat … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Shani

Shani will join us today, November 19. Thanksgiving week is a great time to start Protocol. 🙂 Please welcome her now. Shani’s Introduction: Greetings, everyone. I’m thirty-three, 5′ 6″ and weigh 162 pounds. In all honesty, I’m quite surprised to … Continue reading

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Back – And Bionic

Long Time, No Talk Many of you will have noticed that aside from adding comments to Participant threads, I haven’t “been here” for some time. At least I hope you noticed. 🙂 Several months ago I had to set a … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Donna

Donna will join us on Monday, October 15 — but you can read about her, and hopefully provide some caring support now. Donna’s Introduction: Hello! I’m fifty-nine, 5′ 5″ and weigh 268 pounds, though I’ve weighed as much as 330 … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Michael

Michael joins us on Monday, October 1, but you can read about him now. Michael’s Introduction: I am thirty-two, 5′ 11″ and weigh 248 pounds. I have been fighting my weight for as long as I can remember. I spent … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Mary2

Mary will join us on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 – but you can learn about her now. Mary’s Introduction: I am ready. Ready to change my life and never look back. I am a happily married, home-schooling mother of five … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Tracy

Tracy will join us on Monday, September 3, but you can read about her now. Tracy’s Introduction: Hello! I am forty-one, 5′ 7″, and weigh 216 pounds. This is not my heaviest (that was 265 pounds), but it is a … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Christi

Christi will join us on Monday, June 11, but you can read about her now. Christi’s Introduction: Hi, Everyone – I am 41, 5″4′, and weigh 138 pounds. I have always been an avid exerciser and in my twenties trained … Continue reading

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Need a Doctor? Now you’ve got one: Call The Doc

The ability to call a doctor when we need one is often not a reality for many of us. Either because we can’t afford it (even with health insurance if the deductible is high enough), or because we’ve experienced how … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Shelley

Shelley will join us on Monday, May 7 – but you can meet her now. Shelley’s Introduction: Hello, everyone. I am 59, five feet tall and weigh 150 pounds. Like so many others I am a victim of the Standard … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Christine

Christine will join us on Monday, April 9, but you can read all about her now. Christine’s Introduction: Hi everyone – I’m excited to start Protocol on Monday. I’m forty, 5′ 4″, and weigh about 172 pounds. I’ve been dieting … Continue reading

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Protocol and Maintenance Recipes

Food is more than fuel for our bodies. When done right, food nourishes our souls, especially when it is prepared with love, and shared with the ones we love. Anyone can post a recipe here, via comments. Please remember to … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Cheryl

Cheryl will join us on Monday, April 2 – but you can read all about her now. Cheryl’s Introduction: Hi! My name is Cheryl and I am 51, 5′ 7″ and weigh 236 pounds. I am excited, nervous, hopeful, relieved and … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Pam

Pam will join us on Monday, April 2, but you can learn more about her now. Pam’s Introduction: Hello, everyone.  My name is Pam and I am 68, 5′ 6″ and as of this morning, weigh 275 pounds. I am the … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Jazmine

Jazmine will join us on Monday, March 19. You can learn more about her by reading… Jazmine’s Introduction: Hello, everyone! My name is Jazmine. I’m 41, a scant five-feet tall, and weigh 209 pounds. I was chubby as a child, … Continue reading

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Metformin Manufacturer Information

Given that most people take a generic form of Glucophage because of costs, combined with Paige’s bad experience with one type, I decided to add to her excellent research (thank you, Paige, with my apology for not having credited you … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Todd

At last. I finally got me a guy! 😀 Most of you have probably noticed that our Protocol Participants have been firmly in the estrogen brigade, but we now have the pleasure of welcoming some testosterone into our midst. Todd … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Caitlin

Caitlin will join us on Monday, Monday, March 5, but you can learn more about her now. Caitlin’s Introduction: Hello, everyone. My name is Caitlin.  I am twenty-eight, 5′ 4″ and weigh 174 pounds. Although I was slim when young, … Continue reading

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News You Can Use – January, 2012

Some days the news from the medical world makes you want to bang your head against the wall, yet you’ll never see that information appear on the ten o’clock news. Some days there’s startlingly good news, so good that you’ll … Continue reading

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Ask SugarFree

Which new study about diets do you believe? What are good foods to eat? How does the latest diabetic medication compare with what’s already out there, and what potential pitfalls are there to using it? How can I find out … Continue reading

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Going Dark For A Day

In support of, and in solidarity for the trans-national internet protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), SugarFree Goodies is joining most of the web tomorrow by “going dark” on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. There will be no reports … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Marina

Another Participant joins us on Monday, January 16, 2012. While you wait to meet her, here’s her journey: Marina’s Introduction: Hello World! I’m 53, 5’6”, and once again the scale has gone over 200 pounds. Growing up I was always … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Jan

You can read all about Jan’s journey here. Jan’s Introduction: Hello, everyone. I’m sixty-three, 5′ 6″ and thanks to SugarFree and her Protocol, I weigh 139 pounds as of today. That’s because after reading SugarFree’s blog, I emailed and then … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Shawna

Shawna will join us on Monday, December 19, 2011. While you’re waiting, here’s some information about her. Shawna’s Introduction: Hello! I’m forty-four, 5’4″, and as of today weigh 148 pounds. I’ve struggled with my weight since the birth of my … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Paige

March 19, 2012. Paige’s Thread is closed. This will be my last post. My schedule is so inconsistent now, I cannot post reports until very late and don’t even have the time to commit to Protocol as it requires. But … Continue reading

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Truly Thankful Thanksgiving!

It has been a while since I’ve written a new post here, but it hasn’t been for lack of subjects, from taking on Dr. Kruse’s idiotic “Leptin Reset” to more Junk Science Studies Run Amok. And there are oh so … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Natasha

This is Natasha’s Thread, and Here Is Her Intro: Hello, my name is Natasha. I’m 5′ 8″ and thirty-six-years old. My weight-loss journey started when I joined Weight Watchers at sixteen. Since then I’ve tried every way of eating and … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Ariel

This is Ariel’s Thread and here is her Introduction: Hello all!  I’m Ariel: 5’ 1” and thirty-eight years old. I’ve never been slim and have always struggled to lose even one pound.  As I’ve gotten older I have had to … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Trish

This is Trish’s Thread. She started Protocol on Monday, September 26. Trish’s Intro: Hi, everyone! I’m forty-five-years-old and 5’8” tall. I’ve had a weight problem since I was ten. I use to ride long distances and average 150 miles/week, but … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Missy

Missy’s Intro: Hi Friends!  My name is Missy, I am 5′ 11″ and I am twenty-eight years old.  I am twenty years deep into a disagreement with my thyroid.  I think it should function optimally, it disagrees.  When I was … Continue reading

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SugarFree Protocol – Kym

This is Kym’s Thread, September 2011 Kym’s Introduction: Hi! My name is Kym and I’m a recovering diet-aholic. I am forty-years-old and have been on every diet imaginable: the Mayo clinic diet, the steak diet, Weight Watchers, Nutri-System, Atkins, Master … Continue reading

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HCG Experiment: Healthygirl

Due to medical issues, Healthygirl will no longer be able to participate. This thread is closed. Healthygirl Introduction: Hi, Everyone! I am forty-three, and I’ve been overweight since childhood. The only way I’ve ever been able to lose weight was … Continue reading

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Maintenance: Staying Slim For Life

Is your metabolism is working properly? There’s an accurate way to find out. Download any recent Life Insurance Weight Chart. Find your gender and height. There will be a normal range: low, medium and high. Choose the highest weight. . … Continue reading

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HCG Experiment #1: Booklover

Booklover has reached her goal. Her metabolism is healed, she’s lost forty pounds in fat  and inches, and she has kept it all off despite vastly increased calories. I hope she’s proud of herself, because I’m certainly proud of her! … Continue reading

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HCG Experiment: Overview and Analysis

Kaffee: “I want the truth! Col. Jessep: You can’t handle the truth!” — from A Few Good Men Now that the participants have moved on to Stage Four, the overall design of the experiment can be revealed. Stage One was … Continue reading

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HCG Diet Analysis, Part IV

“Those who cannot remember their diet history are condemned to repeatedly diet.”   — a SugarFree paraphrase by way of George Santayana The 800-Pound Gorilla can no longer remain silent. He’s eaten all the bananas, is on a sugar high, and … Continue reading

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Diabesity and You

It’s not often that we’re lucky enough to get a new book or article from Gary Taubes, an award-winning medical and science journalist for the New York Times, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation independent investigator in health policy, and the … Continue reading

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JUNK: Food, Science, Doctors, Mass Media, oh my!

April 12, 2011 was a good day for all of the above. Which means it wasn’t a good day for you, me or anyone who relies on medical advice derived from bad science, ignorant doctors, or the media that disseminates … Continue reading

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Calories In, Calories Out (CICO) Debunked

Eat Less, Weigh Less? Eat More, Weigh More? In a word, no. Especially if you’re talking about having less fat and fewer inches around your middle, vs. weighing ‘less’ because you now have less lean muscle mass. Though it’s true … Continue reading

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HCG Experiment #1: NewMe

Does HCG “work” as Dr. Simeons described? I believe this analysis has proved it does not. Does HCG do anything at in terms of obesity (except to make more fat calls from proto fat cells)? I believe this analysis has … Continue reading

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HCG Experiment #1: Akcrawford72

Does HCG “work” as Dr. Simeons described? I believe this analysis has proved it does not. Does HCG do anything at in terms of obesity (except to make more fat calls from proto fat cells)? I believe this analysis has … Continue reading

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While You’re Waiting…

… For Part IV, here’s some food for thought: an excerpt from Gary Taube’s recent article on Slate (http://hive.slate.com/hive/time-to-trim/article/its-not-about-the-calories) entitled It’s Not About The Calories. For readers not familiar with Gary Taubes, he’s the award-winning medical and science journalist at … Continue reading

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HCG Diet Analysis, Part III

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” — Mahatma Gandhi HCG Diet Analysis, Part III Wherein we prod, poke, examine, analyze, diagnose and then finally lay to rest the theory that … Continue reading

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HCG Diet Analysis, Part II

HCG Diet Analysis, Part II “They say: ‘You really need a high level of proof to change the recommendations,’ which is ironic because they never had a high level of proof to set them.” — Walter Willett, Harvard Professor of … Continue reading

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HCG Diet Analysis, Part I

INTRODUCTION Dr. Simeons, a British physician practicing in Rome, first wrote Pounds & Inches (more like a pamphlet at forty-nine pages) that outlined his diet in 1954. The book went through seven more editions, the last published in 1971. The … Continue reading

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