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Thursday, February 10, 2011

HCG Diet: Week 1

I started the HCG Diet on Saturday.  I have lost between 1/2 - 1 pound each day without hunger pains... promise.

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.
The diet requires no calorie counting, points calculating, or food obsessing.  Food obsessing is what I do when I calorie count and point calculate.  I'd figure out how I could still eat the "good stuff" even while trying to loose weight.  It did work, but not long term.

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.

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