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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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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Day 2 recap- HCG Diet

Yesterday I was committed, but was afraid something was terribly wrong. I wasn’t really hungry but still very excited when meal time rolled around, but when I ate an orange suddenly I felt like my “self” was about 6 inches above my body. I wouldn’t classify it at lightheaded, but just not right. Fortunately I am well supported and Dr. Stacy knows to check on me. She recommended that I add an extra dose and not let myself get like that in the first place. Here’s what I think the problem was,

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The dreaded “I want something”

The major hurdle I’ve been struggling with (for a whopping 2 days) on the HCG diet is the “I want something”. I’m not hungry, but I want to be eating something tasty. It makes me sort of obsess about the next meal or snack.

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