Chocolate Banana Coconut Frozen Heaven

On Friday my cousin turned 34 and wanted to go out somewhere. She decided on a jazz club, Cliff Bells, but wasn’t sure if she wanted to stay there all night. This posed an issue for yours truly. Since my diet, my feet are no longer swollen little sausages and I can wear all the lovely shoes I used to. So when faced with an evening of uncertain destinations one must be prepared for anything. So instead of my gold slingbacks I went with my red Christian Siriano wedges. Although they are ridiculously high, wedges are the most comfortable when […]

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A bowl of sweet, sweet oatmeal

Things I’ve learned (so far) on the hCG Protocol

As I am nearing the end of Phase 3 (low carb stabilization phase) there are some things that I have learned about myself and food. These are important lessons that, hopefully, will serve me well when I get down to my goal weight (currently 95 pounds away). Some of my fellow dieters aren’t understanding why I want to go through all four phases instead of wrapping up P3 and going right into Round 2 (isn’t some of the jargon fun. Click here to find out WTF all these P’s and R and other BS acronyms mean). For them the logic […]

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Ridiculous hCG Acronyms

hCG: Human chorionic gonadotropin or human chorionic gonadotrophin: is a glycoprotein hormone produced during pregnancy that is made by the developing embryo after conception and later by the syncytiotrophoblast (part of the placenta),[1][2] but it is not known whether this production is a contributing cause or an effect of tumorigenesis. hCG is also produced in the pituitary gland of males and females of all ages. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_chorionic_gonadotropin) Phases: The Protocol is broken into 4 parts or phases. Phase 1: Binge days. These are the days where you load your body with fat in preparation for the diet. Also thought of as […]

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Things I miss on HCG Phase 2

There are plenty of foods that I miss (cheese, I would kill for some cheese) but the thing I miss most is eating with The Boy. Anthropologically speaking, sharing food is an intense bonding experience. Even though we aren’t stalking our prey through the city streets, it’s still a simple and special thing to sit down and eat as a family.

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The setback

Today I had a setback- I gained a pound. Now in the real world this isn’t a big deal, one can gain and lose 5 pounds in a day, but in HCG Protocolland it’s a huge deal. Something has gone wrong- you shouldn’t gain weight on 500 calories. This sent my day downhill pretty quickly of course, but at the end of it there was a silver lining. Not once did I want to drown my sorrows in a vat of bacon and chocolate. A major thing for me is the emotional eating. I eat when I am upset, or […]

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