I eat a lot of raw greens (blend dark leafy greens in my shakes) or snack on raw veggies before dinner and of course we often have raw veggie salads with cooked veggies too (combining raw and cooked tastes great) but I agree I would never go completely raw or exclude any food from my diet or resort to dangerous hormone injections either.
My feeling is HCG will eventually experience a backlash similar to all the diet pill lawsuits from the late 90's. The funny thing is nobody who does that silly diet loses quality weight. Most people who do it just end up a smaller fat person with awful hormonal imbalances that makes keeping the weight off a real chore.
If you teach your body that starving is the only way to lose weight then that is what your body will expect from that point forward so going back to a regular healthy diet isn't going to work. Anyway, I won't get started on all that
. I've written about it a lot in the past.
Here Are 5 Basic Rules of Healthy Weightloss That Work
1. Exercise EVERY Day 20-60 min. a day (combination of cardio, weights, and flexibility work)
2. Eat adequate amounts of clean food (real food, organic food, no packaged diet cra*)
3. Reduce stress and have fun
4. Address food triggers
5. Fix your emotional drama
It really is that simple