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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Oya dancer in Cuba. Oya is known to be represented by 9 colors and she is my head Orisha. Oshumare is actually the rainbow (lowercase r)

Vulnerable in public

He is passionate about working with kids, he’s a family guy, he’s got intelligence and thoughtfulness. His relationships with his close friends have lasted for years. He might not have everything I want, but he is all that I want. Here’s where the saga gets sad and frustrating for our heroine

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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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