I am taking the Hcg, yes, I have read about it, yes I know it works, yes I know why it works! But I am tired of people who have nothing to go on but their own opinion telling me that the only reason I am losing is because of the 500 calorie diet I am on! You will lose weight and rather quickly if you are on a 500 cal diet…you will also put all the weight right back on as soon as you begin to eat normally and then some! I have been doing this protocol for over a year (does that sound like a quick weight loss to you) I am following the protocol exactly, I don’t cheat and I am losing weight and KEEPING IT OFF. I could go into the details of why Hcg works and how it works, but I really just needed to blow off some steam for a moment. It isn’t for everyone, but just because it isn’t for you does not give you the right to tell me that I shouldn’t be doing it. If I was going to have problems from it I can assure you it would have happened already. So, can you tell I am a little touchy today? I don’t give my opinion about what you are doing, if I haven’t researched it myself, please give me the same courtesy. (there are some people that are exempt from this “keep your opinion to yourself” request, but they are precious few) Grrrrrrowl! I need a nap!