It is hard for me to admit to my readers that I am overweight, because people expect a person in a health related field to be thin. You can read more my story on my first post about HCG on the blog. I finished my first round of HCG on June 21st, just a few days short of six weeks. I’m very proud of myself, during the whole diet I stuck right to it, even attending a family wedding and spending a long day away from home. At the wedding I chose foods that adhered to the diet and the only ones available were fruit and vegetables which I did fine with. The day away from home we left at 6:00 am, I took food with me that I could eat and we had dinner at a restaurant where I chose a salad with grilled steak. I lost a total of 28 lbs in 37 days and went on Phase II of the diet where I added a variety of fruits and vegetables and fats and avoided all sugar and starch for three weeks.
It was a happy day to get to add more food and to get to eat avocados and make fruit smoothies. Fruit smoothies are a great substitute for ice cream and you sure feel better after eating one compared how you feel after eating ice cream. Thin healthy people make those right choices and this is what those of us with weight issues need to learn. I also was able to add my homemade sprouted wheat bread and did great on it. Sprouted wheat changes the grain to more of a vegetable than a starch besides all the other incredible benefits. I was able to maintain my weight loss during the three weeks of Phase II.
Two weeks after starting on HCG the first time, the book I had ordered, The Weight Loss Cure finally came. After reading it I wished that I had read it first, but was very happy that I had chosen to use HCG to lose weight. The author Kevin Trudeau talks about cleansing before the diet and after reading the book I agree with him. I did a Candida cleanse at the beginning of the diet and I feel that it has taken care of the Candida because I no longer have any sugar cravings. I ate sugar on the two loading days a few days ago and was amazed to not have that incredible urge to eat and eat more sugar. I feel that Candida has been a good portion of my weight problem giving me those out of control cravings for sugar. Anyone that has incredible sugar cravings would greatly benefit by doing the Candida Cleanse, which is easy and affordable.
The Weight Loss Cure also suggested drinking either Chamomile tea or Yerba Mate tea. Chamomile aids in digestion and bowel problems and is invigorating and strengthening to the body. Yerba Mate raises metabolism, suppresses appetite, and helps the body burn calories through its 'thermogenic' effect. It contains B vitamins, minerals, and 15 amino acids and is a powerful source of antioxidants. Yerba Mate increases energy, stimulates digestion, cleanses bowels and enhances memory. I am drinking the Yerba Mate this time to see if it makes a difference in my loss. If you don’t use one of the teas then use either the Lower Bowel Formula or the Quick Colon or Colon Cleanse Formula as this diet tends to be constipating for most people.
At this point in time I have lost 30 lbs. and have 25 lbs to go. I will stay on hCG until I am at my goal, which I hope will to be about six weeks. In the photo at the top I am wearing the same pair of black pants in both photos to show my 28 lbs loss at that point. I was a little bit “rolly” in May when I started and am really thinning down and feeling great!
Our wonderful Hollie who processes the orders at Herbs First lost 40 lbs. without HCG between January and May. Hollie started HCG the middle of June and lost 38 lbs. in 33 days! She is taking a break for a month to enjoy some family reunions and will go back on the HCG diet in August. It will take until sometime next year for her to lose all that she wants to lose. This diet has been a life saver for the dieter that needs to lose 10 - 15 lbs and for the dieter than needs to lose many times that amount it is a dream come true. Hollie is thrilled to be able to lose about the same amount of weight in a fraction of the time that it took her to lose the first 40 lbs.
If you have any questions about the HCG diet or about any of the products that we carry please feel free to email me, or call me at 801-228-1901. It has been great talking to people and hearing about your success on this diet.
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