My beloved mother died at the age of 53.
She was a life long dieter.
What was my mother's final diet?
What diet did she begin in the Summer of 1972?
What diet helped her lose 83 pounds in less than one year?
It was a diet that consisted of 500 calories a day.
And....daily injections of pregnant women's urine (to obtain the hormones).
My mother was diagnosed with incurable intestinal cancer in April of 1973.
She died in May of 1973.
Leaving behind 3 little girls.
An entire family was torn to shreds by unbearable grief.
A grief that always lies under the surface.
As it will forever.
I know you want to lose weight.
And, I know the thrill of a new diet with lots of promises is exciting and enticing.
Really, I get it.
But, it's not a new diet.
My mother did it in 1972.
It killed her in 1973.
This is 2011.
We know better.
And, if we don't know better....I'm here to tell you....as my mother would want me to do.
You've got more to lose with the HCG Diet than pounds.
I should know.....
Sorry for the drama blog friends but when I heard about this on Good Morning America yesterday....I just knew I had to say something here on my blog.....