March 22, 2010

Since HCG…

Filed under: Blog,Health/Diet — THEbrittina @ 6:27 am

A few days ago I just finished the three week maintenance period for HCG.
I did the HCG injections and 500 calorie diet for 35 days (I didn’t make it the full 40, ran out of injections and the will to continue). I lost 26 pounds. I did the three week maintenance period, and I’ll admit to cheating a bit on it, but I made sure I went to the gym a lot on those days so that I wouldn’t gain weight.

I’ve kept off the weight I have lost and am extremely happy with my results. I wasn’t hungry when I did the injections ever. I did see other people enjoying delicious food during this time and was tempted but wasn’t really hungry or wanting it. I also wasn’t tired or didn’t have any odd side-effects from the HCG and only in-taking 500 calories a day.

I would definitely recommend it for anyone wanting to loose 20 pounds or more. It was very much worth it for me! After doing this I have more energy, self esteem, and feel much better about bathing suit season creeping up…

READ my previous HCG entries: HERE

February 8, 2010

HCG Diet – About It, Does It Work, Etc…

Filed under: Blog,Health/Diet,Uncategorized — THEbrittina @ 5:52 pm

Since I’ve had to provide this ten minute explanation to just about everyone and I’m really sick of having to do that I just thought I would create a blog to direct people to instead of me having to explain and get a zillion questions on it. Now you can just ask questions here… :) (WIN-WIN Situation)

I started the diet at 207 lbs… today I am 192 lbs. I was 158 in high school and when Kris and I got married.

Here’s what happens, every morning Kris and I inject 25 mg of HCG. HCG is a hormone pregnant women produce (its what shoes up on pregnancy tests). Basically this hormone kicks in when you are pregnant cuz a lot of women have bad morning sickness and aren’t able to eat much. So your body produces this hormone to compensate, so if you’re sick and can’t eat anything then your body will take energy from your fat storage and use that as fuel for yourself and your body. Thus, this diet works the same way even if you don’t have a baby.

The diet consists of 500 Calories daily, mainly Vegetables, fish, no carbs, breads, or sugars….One pound of weight is equal to 3500 Calories, so your body is burning more than it’s in-taking. If you run 30 mins or walk one hour than you should be able to burn one pound a day…¬† its hard but we’ev both seen pretty good results after the first week.
I did cheat a lot on Super Bowl Sunday and as a result I gained¬† a pound and will continue taking the shots it’s just that it will take another three day of doing the diet and working out hard before I will see any results again in my weight loss, which sucks.

I would recommend the diet to anyone that wants to loose the weight fast but it is a really hard diet to stick to. 500 calories a day of rabbit food, while watching everyone around you eat amazing foods… yeah not that fun. Basically what I’ve had to do, and I would recommend, is to become a hermit for the next 40 + days on the diet. Don’t go to parties or friends house’s etc, in general. I’m lucky to be doing this diet with my Husband who keeps me pretty honest on it. We have gone to a couple movies but stayed clear of all the junk, popcorn, etc. But as far as Birthday Parties, Sunday Dinners, for the most part… we’ve had to decline because it’s too hard not to participate and eat with everyone else.

If you want to see more on what I’m eating, doing for workouts, and track my weight loss go here :

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