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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

N2N is Cheating

After months of low carb dieting for my birthday, I had a minor set back. As many of you know all it takes is a high wind to blow and for some odd reason, you can't find your gym clothes, you wake up too late or have to go home to cook and before you know it months have passed and you haven't gotten to the gym.
I decided to get serious and get back on track but I am CHEATING. I decided to take to fast road to fit. I am doing HCG!

I know, "Who?' It is the HCG diet craze that is silently sweeping the nation. It shocked me to realise that some of my own clients were looking fab and getting skinny on HCG while I was eating oats and hay and fighting the treadmill. When I started looking into the diet I realised that few people had any info so I decided to document my journey here in between makeup of course.

HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone found in the body and can Accelerate fat loss in certain areas if combined with a very low calorie diet (VLCD). And VLCD is no joke. I mean looooow. HCG was discovered way back in the day,1954, by Dr.Simeons and if you are thinking about giving it a try you can down load his book Pounds and Inches free online before you take the dive. I am aware that there are a few Doctor's offices offering prescription HCG. I chose to use the Caribbean Weight Loss Clinic with Dr. Donna Matthew.

I went in for my free consultation and got the down low on the diet.
  • You inject yourself each day at the same time. Yes, I said inject. No, I am not crazy. No, it didn't hurt. I'm from St.Thomas, I have felt worse stings during the 4-6p.m mosquito happy hour at my house.
  • Start the injection and gorge for two days. That part was super easy eat as much as you can of higher fat higher calorie foods. Uhhhh sounds like a normal day to me .
  • On day 3 start the 500 Calorie / Day diet- UH OK
  • 20 mins of light exercise a day and you must avoid strenuous exercise while taking HCG -No problemo
So what are you allowed to eat for 500 calories? Not much but thankfully you aren't hungry.
The diet is very strict. So nibbling off the crispy bits of a fish cake and saying calories only count if you are sitting at a table won't work.
NOTE: At this time, you discontinue all oil products. This means little or no makeup and if you use makeup, you must use oil free. No oil lotions on the body either. Switch to oil free makeup or lotion. You can use mineral oil or Curel Continuous Comfort as well. No massage as well. Somebody hold me I nearly fainted .. NO MAKE UP !!!! LOL!
Here is the food list:
Breakfast: Nothing is laid out for breakfast but you can have one of your 2 allowed fruits of the day if you wish. All the coffee and tea you like. Start drinking your water. It’s recommended to get down 66-100 oz or so of fluid a day.
Lunch: Meat: 3.5 oz of veal, very lean beef, chicken breast, white fish, lobster, crab or shrimp. One type of vegetable only to be chosen from the following: spinach, chard, chicory, beet-greens, green salad, tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions, red radishes, cucumbers, asparagus, cabbage.
One breadstick (grissini) or one Melba toast
1 fruit: apple, a handful of strawberries or 1/2 grapefruit. Dinner: Same as above

Well it's  pretty straight forward eat this, not that, lose weight. At the end of week one I have lost 8lbs . I am on a 45 day programme and I tell myself I can do anything for 45 days. There is no weeping or wailing and I feel fine. But I am not tempting fate. No more Paula Deen or Bobby Flay watching for a while.The 45 day programme should get me to lose at least 20lbs-34lbs and I am giving it my best shot.

If you are thinking of giving it a try, message me. I need a buddy to lose with. I will be giving you updates on how this round of HCG is going. So cross your fingers for me.

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