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 : http://brittina.net/brittina_hcg_diet.html


  1. Brittina,
    I did the sublingual HCG. I lost 16 lbs in 23 days. It has been amazing. One thing though that I wish I would have been aware of is phase 4. It is alot more difficult than I thought it would be. I found that I craved things more because I hadn’t eaten them, and you will gorge yourself if you don’t have your mind set to not touch that stuff after. I have seen many people gain the weight back within a few weeks plus some, so make sure that you want a life change after you get off.. Good luck, and let me know if you have any questions at all. I got off the HCG in Dec, and have only gained back a lb.. Yipppee!

    Comment by Amber — February 23, 2010 @ 11:26 pm

  2. Yes… what’s the ONE THING… I must know!!!!

    Comment by Bert — March 3, 2010 @ 10:43 pm

  3. Hi Brittania,
    I admire your commitment. I am also following the hcg protocol, but there’s a very strict food plan. You are missing out on a lot of nutrition, in my opinion. If you like, I’m happy to send you a copy of the food plan, I’m concerned you’ll have difficulty retaining your weight if you are not introducing better foods, and high quality veggies listed on the protocol. It’s very specific, pickles, tuna & green beans and carrots are not on Dr. Simeons list.
    Cheers & just trying to offer support.

    Comment by Bonnie — July 8, 2011 @ 2:06 am

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