“He’s a perfectionist. He was more upset than my wife (Rhea Durham). I mean, my wife was a little freaked out that I was losing this much weight, but he was really freaked out.” Proponents cite the rapid weight loss without any impact on muscle or bone mass. The programme is not without controversy. A 1995 report by the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology showed no relationship between hCG and weight loss. Some argue that the Pat Barone has the willpower to lose 90 pounds and keep it off. She turned that perseverance into a weight-loss coaching business that has led to speaking engagements and clients on four continents. But her resolve has been tested by the new health .