Taking all these things into account I tried HCG back at a very stressful time in my life. I did good the first week and lost 3 lbs. After that the crap hit the fan and food was my bff and I loved it and stroked it and called it George. Ahem back to the rant ... My husband on the other hand kept it up and lost like 20 lbs. Did I mention I hate him sometimes.