“I inject myself with pregnancy hormones”Creative Director/Shutterstock
“When I want to lose weight quickly, I do the hCG diet, using daily hormone shots, along with a strict diet. HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin and is a hormone that helps to shed the fat that is stored in our bodies. Normally, it’s associated with pregnancy as it pulls out stored fat, in preparation to give it to the baby. But if you’re not pregnant, you get rid of the extra fat when you urinate. The diet that goes along with this medication is very low-calorie—between 500 and 800 calories per day—but it is made up of purely clean and healthy foods. The hormone plus the diet is what causes rapid weight loss. I average about 5 pounds per week.” —Shannon Cook, nurse practitioner at Slimmer Solutions.
“I drink shots… of fish oil”SOMMAI/Shutterstock
“To lose weight fast, I take a mega dose of fish oil. Usually people take the recommended dose, as stated on the product label, but I’ve found that higher doses rapidly shift my body into a fat-burning machine. To do this, I buy a lemon or orange-flavored liquid fish oil, otherwise I’d be taking fistfuls of capsules. I start with the recommended dose per day or slightly higher and ramp up the amount until I start to experience loose stools. This will occur because fish oil is fat, after all. Plus, the extra healthy fats help keep me full and prevent sugar cravings, making it easier to limit calories. I keep the dose as high as I can but just below whatever level causes the diarrhea. I only do this for a couple of weeks at a time, but I’ll see a rapid drop in my weight during that time. It’s important to note that since fish oils thin the blood, you should always consult your doctor first, especially if you are on blood thinners or any other medications.” —RJ Kayser, nutrition coach for Olorin Nutrition. Don’t miss the 11 reasons apple cider vinegar weight loss works.