HCG is the pregnancy hormone that allows you to get morning sickness and not starve the baby. The body will start during "locked/stored" fat from all over the body in order to feed both mom and fetus. I had no idea that our body had stored fat that cannot be burned unless your body is starved or overly exercised (and I do mean overly exercised.).
With the HCG diet, your body is able to go into a simi-starvation mode with no ill side effects. In other words, that last 10 pounds you can never get rid of comes off.
The HCG Diet is a very restrictive diet of about 500 calories. I know... I thought I would starve. Here is a run down of what I get to eat:
- BREAKFAST: apple, orange, or strawberries 20 minutes after taking my morning "meds".
- LUNCH: 20 minutes before lunch... HCG and B12 again. Then, I eat 3 1/2 ounces of meat and 1 vegetable. The veggies are my biggest problem as 1/3 of the list I have never heard of and another 1/3 I just can't stomach. I am sticking mostly to lettuce, cabbage, spinach, and tomatoes & celery on occasion.
- DINNER: 20 minutes before dinner... HCG. I eat the from the same food choices as lunch. Only I cannot repeat a food in the same day.
So, I say 3 cheers for the HCG Diet.!! When I go through maintenance, it will reset my metabolism and tell my body this is my new and improved weight. About 80- 85% of people do not gain the weight back.
I'll keep you posted on my progress and weight stats as soon as my official weigh in.