The HCG Diet Plan with HCGChica http://hcgchica.com HCG Chica Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:54:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 hCG Injection Sale – July 21st and 22nd only http://hcgchica.com/hcg-injection-sale-july-21st-and-22nd-only/ http://hcgchica.com/hcg-injection-sale-july-21st-and-22nd-only/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:52:49 +0000 http://hcgchica.com/?p=13357 US hCG Shots is one of the most affordable options for U.S. made hCG online. They are having a 20% off sale for 2 days only – today and tomorrow, Thursday and Friday, July 21st and 22nd, when you pay … Continue reading

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US hCG Shots is one of the most affordable options for U.S. made hCG online. They are having a 20% off sale for 2 days only – today and tomorrow, Thursday and Friday, July 21st and 22nd, when you pay with Echeck or American Express. The discount is on all products and kits in stock. The discount will be applied automatically at checkout if you select the E-check or American Express option for payment.

And just to clarify main questions I often get:

  1. The kits contain both the hCG and all the stuff you need to both mix your hCG and take your daily shots – all syringes etc. included.
  2. You get your prescription THROUGH their medical staff- you do not have to have a prior prescription from elsewhere.
  3. The hCG is made in compounding pharmacies in the United States – your vial will contain the details of the pharmacy your hCG came from.

20% off everything and anything in stock, when you use echeck or american express, till midnight July 22nd only.

No coupon code needed- when you select the “echeck” or american express payment option, the discount will be automatically applied through this link:

Buy from US hCG Shots

This is one of the companies I got to visit with in person in Florida back in January btw – I met their entire staff and got to see the inside of one of the pharmacies they use where the hCG is made. And yes, HANDSTANDS happened! How could we not when I found out one of the customer service reps is a fellow crossfitter? Score!

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At the Pharmacy Where hCG Injections Are Made- hcgchica.comThis is the pharmacy I got to tour while visiting US hCG Shots back in January.

Here’s a breakdown so you’ll know how much you’d be saving

I rounded everything off by a cent – let’s just keep it simple right? 😉

HCG Injection Kits:

  • 28 Day hCG Injection Kit: $200 usually, 20% off = $40 discount – sale price: $160
  • 56 Day hCG Injections Kits: $360 usually, 20% off= $72 discount – sale price: $288

HCG Injections + Lipo Combo Kits:

  • 28 Day hCG Injections + Lipo COMBO kit: usually $340, 20% off = $68 discount – sale price: $272
  • 56 Day hCG Injections + Lipo COMBO kit: usually $640, 20% off= $128 discount – sale price: $512

HCG Injections + B12 Shot Combo Kits:

  • 28 Day hCG Injection + b12* Shot Kit: $229 usually, 20% off = $45 discount – sale price: $184
  • 56 Day hCG Injections + b12* Shot Kit: $399 usually, 20% off= $79 discount – sale price: $320

*note- the b12 that comes with these kits is Cyanocobalamin, not Methylcobalamin, just FYI – some feel that the Methyl version of b12 is more absorbable than Cyano version. You can purchase straight Methyl B12 shots below.

B12 Shots and Lipo Shots:

  • 30 ML Methylcobalamin b12 Shots: usually $350, 20% off = $70 discount – sale price: $280
  • 30 ml Cyanocobalamin shots: usually $60, 20% off = $12 discount – sale price: $48
  • 30 ml Lipo Shots by themselves: usually $300, 20% off = $60 discount – sale price: $240
  • 10 ml Lipo shots: usually $160, 20% off = $32 discount – sale price: $128
  • 10 ml MIC shots: usually $150, 20% off= $30 discount – sale price: $120

For anyone who is planning a round of hCG, I hope that helps!

Remember, you can find all my tutorials for injections – how to mix, how to inject, all that fun stuff here:

Injections Tutorials

(keep in mind, the mixing instructions for all the US companies is the same – so I don’t have one specifically for US hcg shots yet, but you can simply follow my tutorial for either Nu Image or Advanced hCG)

Lastly, you can get all the basics on the diet to start it out right here: hCG Basics

There is now also the Phase 2 hCG Daily Tracker and Guide all in one which you can find on Amazon!

Remember, no coupon code needed, the 20% discount will be automatically applied when you select “Echeck” or American Express as your payment choice.

Buy from US hCG Shots

Hope that helps you guys! Here’s a couple pics I took with some of the staff.

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hCG Diet Results – Interview Episode 27 – Losing Weight On P3, Cutting the Sugar, And Finding New Tactics To Live By http://hcgchica.com/hcg-diet-interviews-episode-27/ http://hcgchica.com/hcg-diet-interviews-episode-27/#respond Thu, 16 Jul 2015 02:41:04 +0000 http://hcgchica.com/?p=12472 First of all, for some reason, the video recording of this particular interview got ALL messed up. Which is so crazy because the first time we did our interview together I FORGOT TO RECORD IT. So we talked for like … Continue reading

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First of all, for some reason, the video recording of this particular interview got ALL messed up. Which is so crazy because the first time we did our interview together I FORGOT TO RECORD IT. So we talked for like an hour and a half and at the very end I realize…..no red button was on. Ahhh!!!! I hope that it’s the first and last time I ever do that. Kerrie was so polite about it and willingly did the entire thing over with me. I stole like half her day man!

So once we DID record it, somehow the video is just all sorts of crazy- half the time it sounds like one of us is talking over the other, which we weren’t, and half the time there is a long pause between her saying something and my response – it sounds like I’m being rude! Anyway FYI on that! We actually had a perfectly civil conversation lol.

Kerrie has a great story to share, but a few basic stats to start:

  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height: 5′ 4″
  • Starting weight: 200 lbs
  • Current weight: 141 lbs
  • Total weight loss so far: 59 lbs
  • Done in 2 rounds of hCG Injections, both about 28 days long.
  • Clothing Size change: Dresses – Size 16 down to Size 8; Pants – 13/14 down to 5/6

What’s neat about her weight loss, is that only some of it was during Phase 2. She actually lost about 23 lbs independently between rounds. So for those of who you wonder about this, if it’s possible to lose weight on your own, yes for some it totally is.

  • Round 1 April 2014: 22 lbs lost in 28ish days.
  • Round 2 August 2014: 15 lbs lost in 28ish days.

As you can see, her weight loss is on par with what most women experience on average – .5-.75 or so per day (averaged out over the course of the round of course).

Also check out a hydrostatic body fat test she had after doing hCG Injections (our actual interview was a bit ago now). As you’ll see, at her current 25.9% bodyfat, she is now on the lean side of average according to this bodyfat percentage chart for women and she’s practically in the lean category now!

Also if you’ll notice, after all her weight loss, she still has over 100 lbs of lean mass, which at her 5’4″ is still quite good – this means it’s likely she retained the normal amount of muscle mass for a person of her frame and height during her weight loss journey, something that anti-hcgers tend to try to make a possible issue.

Hydrostatic Body Fat Testing After hCG Injectrions for the hCG Diet - hcgchica.com

Here’s a few examples of bodyfat percentage charts

you can compare with – as you can see they vary a little, the ones by age seem to be a more accurate way to gauge health level.

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I hope you enjoy our chat, and once again, sorry for the audio being a bit off this time.

hCG Diet Interviews - Episode 27 - hcgchica.com

 

Read the transcript:

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Rayzel: Hey guys! hcgchica. Welcome back! This is the episode 27 of the HCG Interviews. I have a confession to make. I just recorded a whole- well I just had a whole hour interview with this lovely lady Carrie here and we concluded an hour later and I realized I had not recorded the entire thing so we are trying to repeat this but anyway the main focus of our interview is gonna be about Phase 3 and Phase 4. We’ll get her basic stats with weight loss and stuff but we really want more information about how to actually maintain weight loss because that’s often the struggle for people where there’s just not a lot of information about how to do that. It’s both a mindset change but we also need like practical tips on how do I actually do that practically. What choices do I make to help me actually maintain? So we’ll talk about what’s working for Carrie today. Welcome Carrie! How are you doing today?

Carrie: I’m doing well. How are you?

Rayzel: Good. So about how much weight have you lost with the hCG protocol between Phase 2 and Phase 3?

Carrie: I have with 2 rounds and then the Phase 3 and then moving into Phase 4. I’ve lost almost as of this morning 60 pounds.

Rayzel: That is amazing. So where was your starting weight?

Carrie: My starting weight was after loading on the first round was 200.5 and this morning I was 141.1. Something like that.

Rayzel: Awesome. Since we’ve already talked. So you said you’ve lost 37 of the pounds with hCG on Phase 2 right? Then you’ve lost about 22-23 pounds independently.

Carrie: On my own. Yes.

Rayzel: That’s really neat and I’ve been interviewing more people lately who have been losing between rounds unsuccessfully with various methods so we’ll talk more about that. Aside from that give us other basic stats like how tall are you? How old are you? How many rounds have you done?

Carrie: I’m 37 and I’ll be 38 in a little over a month. I’m about 5 foot 4 and I’ve done 2 rounds of hCG. The first one was on this year on April and I’ve lost 22 pounds. The 2nd one was in August 15th to September 15th and I lost 15 pounds on that round.

Rayzel: Cool. So both of them were about a month long.

Carrie: Yeah. I did 28 days of the injections.

Rayzel: Okay. Cool. On injections. Awesome. Cool. Alright. So you already mentioned that. How does your clothing size changed with that 60 pound difference?

Carrie: Okay. Last Christmas I bought a dress and it was a size 16. Last weekend we went out shopping and I bought a size 8. So the dress size has changed from a 16 to an 8 and my pant size from the same store that I like to get jeans. I have really short legs and this particular clothing store has an extra short length not just a short length so it’s great. I went from to a 13/14 to a 5/6 from that particular store.

Rayzel: Awesome. And you can know that the changes are liable.

Carrie: Right it’s the exact same store, exact same jean cut, everything.

Rayzel: So can you tell us a little bit about your history before hCG. You know a lot of women have lost weight in the past with other diets but couldn’t keep it off for one reason or another. What do you feel was not working for you? Why weren’t you able to maintain weight loss in the past?

Carrie: Well I think the biggest reason that I wasn’t able to maintain it because I really didn’t change anything about what I was eating. Most people that I know, you know we all have a sugar problem, we have sugar addiction, we have a carbohydrate addiction, and so even though I would try different ways to lose weight whether it be diet modification or exercise and diet modification. I still would not cut out the treats or the sugary treats and I did not cut out the carbohydrates. So I think that I had to get to a point where I didn’t need those anymore and that is the biggest way the hCG helps.

Rayzel: Okay. How do you feel that it helped you to not feel that anymore?

Carrie: We mentioned earlier but the first couple of days you’re on hCG after loading and you’re on the very low calorie. You do have that detox process and you feel terrible and you’re getting grumpy and you know you can get mean but you know when you’re past that and you go all of that time. If you stay on the protocol. You’re not having the carbs and you don’t have the sugar. I still have 2 cups of tea every morning just like I would have before but before I put sugar in it and now I put stevia in it. I don’t even miss the sugar because I’m used to it now with the stevia and it taste just fine with me and it’s just as satisfying and just as my normal routine as it was when I would eat, literally, I would have a 4th cup of sugar in both of those cups so that’s a lot, a lot, a lot of sugar.

Rayzel: And it’s nice I’m the same way. I’m used to stevia and like you said I don’t miss the sugar. But the nice thing is I feel better after like before I would love how things tasted when I would have sugar in things like tea but I actually feel really yucky after cause I think it mess with my blood sugar so I actually feel crappy or like pancakes, I used to love pancakes and 20 minutes later I feel horrible. It’s like with the alterations that we make with this protocol and learning to replace what we used to eat with healthier versions you don’t have to have that crappy feeling after eating it. Well tell me a little bit now with phase 3 like what types of food you ate? Just what types of things that you eat that worked for you? You actually lost impressively.

Carrie: I did lose a little bit on Phase 3 and on the first Phase 3 I lost about 6-8 pounds. This 2nd phase 3 I only lost a couple of pounds past my LDW but really my Phase 4 eating has not changed much from my Phase 3 eating. I continue to- or in Phase 3 I just added back fat, I continued to have fruit but usually just in the berries. Not any other higher glycemic fruits and I added back salad dressings. That was the biggest things. I didn’t add any different vegetables just because there’s only certain vegetables that I like. It’s easier to just keep eating the same thing than to try to add all these different things in but now that I’m in Phase 4 I really haven’t changed what I eat. It’s just that I do now I will have a banana and I do very occasionally one to two meals a week. I will let myself have a true carb, whether it be a little bit of pasta or some bread or a white potato or a sweet potato. But I only limit those to one or two days a week. Never in the same day. Usually it’s on the weekend just because it’s easier to be a little more lax on the weekend.

Rayzel: So when you do that—

Carrie: It’s been fine. As a matter of fact last night I did have a little bit of a noodle with what I made and I still have almost a pound lost today when I woke up. .9 this morning.

Rayzel: Why don’t we talk a little bit about now- sounds like you ate during Phase 3 about how most people do, what’s the thing that was the major change for you? The little click that happened as far as along the hCG.

Carrie: When I started the hCG protocol and I think a lot of people did this, we all do research. Because we want to get as much information as we can and that’s when I came across your YouTube channel and I went from day one. I tried to do, we were pretty close, this was years ago I know for you. I followed your journey about as I was doing it as well and you had mentioned at one point, of course I don’t think it was in your first round or two. I think it was much later but you have started talking about the Weight Loss Apocalypse book and that information in that book talking about eating to hunger, using the hunger scale. That was the biggest change for me, is that we as a society eat breakfast, lunch and dinner because it’s breakfast, lunch and dinner time without really even thinking about what does my body need, am I actually hungry or am I just eating because the clock is telling me to. I told someone they asked me about my holidays is you know, “What do you think you’re gonna do during the holidays because if you’re still losing weight?” And I said this is going to be the first holiday season where I control the food and the food doesn’t control me and so over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend I was still able to lose weight. Thursday lost weight Friday Morning, lost weight Saturday morning from the leftovers on Friday. So it’s really just eating when I’m hungry, stopping when I feel full, not letting myself get overly full or that feeling of just yuck. I never get to that feeling and there have been occasions where maybe I’ve eaten a little bit more than I normally would but I just stop if I ever feel that okay, I’m getting full and then I just stop.

Rayzel: And you know so speaking of the book she just mentioned is by Robin Woodall and the start of it is called Weight Loss Apocalypse. It’s a long title but it actually has to do with the hCG protocol and I recommend it to everyone because it’s actually focused on the science behind how hCG works with your body and how it’s a hormone treatment and she talks about the whole aspect of basically a new way of eating. Letting hunger be your guide. Like she said not eating just because it’s morning or it’s lunch time but just eating when your body’s actually hungry and seeing what that ends up being for you and that may even be different from day to day, from one day to the next. So I’m curious for you, what, how has that everything you read there in those principles, how has that translated into what you’re eating schedule actually looks like now in general?

Carrie: Typically the last meal that I have in the day is usually around 7 o’clock in the morning and then I wake up and get ready for work. I do work from home so I don’t have to get up super early to get ready as far as shower and make up and all that stuff. I don’t have to do commute anymore so I don’t really wake up a whole lot earlier than I have to be at work just because I like to sleep. I don’t have a young child and I don’t have to get up and get that going. Typically for breakfast I have a couple of cups of tea with my stevia and then I drink a bottle of 20 ounce bottle of water and then I get started in my day and just work and typically the first thing that I eat is usually anywhere- depending on how busy I am, I’ll start to feel hungry maybe around 11 and so then that’s when I have my first meal or I could go all the way to 1 o’clock just depending on how busy I am. Then so it’s dinner again around 7 at night. There are some days that I feel hungrier and I’m eating lunch at 11 or my first meal at 11 then I do have to eat dinner earlier than 7 o’clock and there are times when that happens but it’s funny because I feel hungry and if it’s 3 or 4 which is too early for dinner because nobody’s home to eat dinner right about that time, I’ll have a bottle of water. I drink water throughout the day. I do try to drink half of my body weight in water which you know this is generally the recommendation I think so I do try to drink that much water everyday. But if I do get hungry I’ll have a bottle of water and usually it’s just because I’m thirsty. It’s not really because I’m truly hungry and then I do dinner around 7 and I’m good. But when I feel hungry, I got to eat. There’s not any of this like, “Oh let’s wait a couple of hours and then you know but if I’m feeling hungry I need to go ahead and eat something and if I know I can’t have a meal then I’ll just have a small little snack of some cheese or maybe clementine or something like that just to hold me over till I can get dinner cooked or we can get to wherever we were going if we are eating out.

Rayzel: Good cool. So essentially-

Carrie: In general, with just like everybody, your normal breakfast go-tos are always gonna be carbohydrates. Cereal, oatmeal, pancakes like you mentioned, waffles that sort of things because who has time to make bacon and eggs in the morning and there’s occasionally that’s what we’ll do for dinner because it’s easier to do that for dinner but yeah, I’m just not hungry for it. The cups of tea do me just fine and a lot of people that I talked to, they’re like, “I can’t believe you don’t eat breakfast.” But this particular person who always kind of bashes me about it sometimes she doesn’t eat dinner because she’s not hungry so what’s the difference? You don’t eat dinner but I don’t eat breakfast. So when she thinks about it that way she’s like, Oh yeah, I guess you’re right. So yeah, you know, as long as you are eating to satisfy yourself and not to satisfy an emotional need or boredom or stress, we have an incident this weekend- I have 3 dogs and we have an incident this weekend where I just knew that we are gonna have to put one of them to sleep and I felt myself feeling really stressed out, what am I gonna do? And I thought to myself I my old pre-hCG life, I probably would have wanted some ice cream or something warm and comforting that I shouldn’t have eaten but since that was not the problem. That was not gonna be the solution for me so that’s a big turning point where you can realize that the food decisions you make, if you make that emotional decision to eat something that maybe you’re not hungry for or something you not think of as being forbidden because it’s not a healthy type food. You know you’ve got to be willing to deal with whatever the scale’s gonna say and to get into that emotional, that you’re okay with it. Htat you’re okay with it and you’re not feeling guilty and you don’t feel like you’re beating yourself up because of that.

Rayzel: Right. Because it is like an evolving process. Learning to do that for sure. I think for me before I started hCG I really did have an issue where I’m actually binging and I get so fully, horribly full, really, uncomfortably. That’s kind of the comfort, like I was used to that level of fullness so not having that felt weird and kind of like not very satisfying for a while but overtime with Phase 2 and with Phase 3. I really did gradually change where I didn’t feel that need to get overly full anymore and I can honestly say that I don’t stuff myself anymore pretty much ever. Like you said, I don’t like- the same thing it’s a good feeling when you realize, you go to stressful things and you realize you’re not turning to food nearly as much. I can’t say that I’m perfect in that like there’s still times when I have because even though I’ve maintained my weight loss for more than 2 years there’s been a few times where I have gained a few pounds over a period of couple of months that was fat because I would have body fast testing so okay it really is fat. But then I was able to correct it and to fix it and I think just realizing sometimes we do make mistakes but the point is just not letting it get out of hand where our habits actually change. Like I have a habit of eating a certain way that I stick to and sometimes we might go outside here and there and we might need to correct it but the habit’s there, I don’t ever completely fall off the wagon.

Carrie: I think that the term on starving is overused and I think that one of the good things about hCG when you’re on your low calorie round is that you can finally realize what true hunger signals are and because when you’re normally going about your day to day, is it because you’re a little dehydrated? Is it because you’re bored? Is it because you’re stress? Is it because you just feel like it? And I think that when you’re on that on your rounds you truly feel what it’s like to be hungry when it’s time to eat. I’m not saying I did not feel hungry at all on the protocol until it was time to eat. And when it was meal time, I would eat my portion of my protein and my vegetable and I did do fruits. I didn’t do the Melba toast but I did do fruits. I would eat my portion and the hunger would go away. I did not feel hungry between meals. Just on my protocols I didn’t have breakfast. I would just eat my fruit, my vegetable, and protein twice a day basically. In between those times I did not feel hungry. When it was time to eat I felt okay, this is what it feels like to actually be starving and so I would eat and the hunger would go away and then it will come back when it is time for the next amount of fuel that it needed and so that is really just a turning point of learning to feel what it really feel like when you’re hungry and when your body needs you to feed it. Not you’re feeding it just because you mentally want to feed it.

Rayzel: Yeah and I think that it’s great that you mentioned that. Phase 2 I think it’s good for so many things and that’s one of them. It helps you, like you said, learn what hunger is. I really did feel like, I really only felt kind of satisfied if I was overly full before, like uncomfortably full. It was the weirdest thing. As soon as I was not uncomfortably full I was basically feeling like I want to eat again. That is so weird. But Phase 2 helped me to get past that so now I feel comfortable not being overly full. I was very uncomfortable to be really full all the time now. So that’s very useful for that. The other thing that I wanted to mention to people. You had said to me that before you kind of had a bit of a sugar carb addiction before hCG. We talk a lot with this interviews with people making these changes to how they eat and like you say now you only indulge once a week or every now and then or if I do it’s only one carb. Sometimes when you haven’t made those changes in your life yet you might feel like, “I don’t feel like I can do that or How could I do that?” I don’t want you guys to get discouraged about that because I remember feeling that way too. Like you see these success stories and you’re like I don’t see how I can do that because I want to eat all this junk food all the time and the cool thing is that Phase 2 provide-

Carrie: You’re right. I can remember—I went to a medical weight loss clinic here in my hometown and I can remember sitting in the waiting room and there were 2 ladies there, they were on their 3rd of 4 weeks of injections and I was picking up, I think, my first week. I hadn’t even started to load yet. They were saying someone had brought in donuts or fruit cake or something like that in their office and they were co-workers and one of them said I didn’t even want it. I remember thinking the same thing. How can you get to that point where you don’t want to eat it and um, do I want to eat it? Sure. But I don’t sit here and think if I don’t have this cooking or if I don’t have this whatever I’m depriving myself or I’m punishing myself for whatever. But yeah going without it for so long shows you that you can go without it. You don’t have to have it and then when you’re able to eventually add it back into Phase 4 if you still want to continue to lose weight, you just don’t need it so you can make that choice of well, do I want to make this emotional decision because I mean, let’s just face it, we never needed dessert. It’s always an emotional choice or desire to have a dessert so if you make that emotion decision when you’re in Phase 4 then you just have to roll with it and maybe the scale will be kind to you and maybe you’ll have a little bit of a gain but you just don’t eat dessert 2 days in a row. Now I told you earlier I did do that over Thanksgiving just because that was a treat. I hadn’t had any kind of dessert since probably July or August and so 2 or 3 months with no dessert and then 2 days of it I was still able to lose weight which I was very pleased with and my husband and I actually joked whether I could eat chocolate pie every day and you know I keep losing but you know that’s not what I want for myself anymore. It took me almost 38 years to get to a mental mindset of how do I need to treat my body and you know I don’t want to destroy that by going back to my old habits but I don’t feel the need to do it either.

Rayzel: So yeah, again, just for everyone who is still in that Phase where they want to eat that stuff and you’re worried about changing. Phase 2 helps you have that shift where you actually do stop craving. You usually go through a detox period and you don’t crave it anymore and that’s what makes it easy cause sometimes when you hear people say that you think well I’m just not like that so therefore like when people say like Oh I just odn’t want that junk food and you’re like that’s not how I feel so I guess since I’m not like them then I’ll never be able to do what they’ve done but actually both you and I were in that same place before where we did crave those things. But Phase 2 just cleans out your system. It cleans you out and you really don’t- – And then phase 3 comes really all you’re excited about is that you get to have fats again and you’re not craving bonbons or whatever. You’re craving steak and broccoli and just butter or whatever that kind of stuff and it feels satisfying. The other thing I want to- – I am backtracking a little bit but just as far as how you talked about your eating window being kind of between 11 and 1 and 7 and the rest of the time you’re fasting. For anyone who wants more information about intermittent fasting which is essentially what she’s doing. There’s different ways of doing it but you can go to eatstopeat.com. The author is Brad Pilon. He has a really good book. He has a really good book, I read it a few years ago but it helps to dispel a lot of the myths about fasting. Because originally I have been thought that it was very healthy and that it slowed your metabolism down and after I have read his book he has like a gazillion studies that he critiques and breaks down showing how it’s not unhealthy, it doesn’t ruin your metabolism done in the right way and that just opened my eyes. I’ve actually been using intermittent fasting too in a little bit of a different way for probably 3 years now and it’s been a very useful tool for keeping things in check for me so you can check that out. I haven’t eaten breakfast except on occasion in 2 years. Like you said, I’m not hungry for breakfast. I have 2 cups of black tea every morning and then by the time I eat it’s at least between 12 and 2. I do eat late at night however. So my eating window is between probably 1 and 2 and like 10 or 11 at night. So I eat however I want at night like however late I want to eat is when I eat and that’s been fine for me for 2 years so those types of things can work for people long term. I don’t count calories so I can’t say how much I’m eating but I know that I’m not under eating in order to- – like I know that that has not slowed my metabolism down because I eat a healthy amount. So anyway, I just wanted to throw that out there for anyone. Maybe we could chat just a little bit about you know, we’ve talked about Phase 3 and Phase 4 but back to phase 2, just because this is a question a lot of people have when it comes to cooking how did that work for you?

Carrie: Normally, my husband works away from the home and so he eats out every day for lunch and so I didn’t feel guilty if he would come home and I would just say here’s some frozen pizza, here’s some corndogs, here are some frozen burritos, whatever you want to eat, you could eat. Occasionally he would eat whatever I had. We would do lot of grilled meats and a lot of grilled vegetables but I would only- that’s all I would eat. A protein and one vegetable. I would not make 2 or 3 side dishes like what I would normally make and so he would often times have to eat more after we were done. Whether he got a sandwich or a bowl of cereal. I have a teenage daughter and she was fine with eating the same quantities that I did and she’s homeschooled so she would just make- I would buy her just normal lunch sandwiches, that sort of thing and she would have that for her lunch and she would sometimes eat what I ate or sometimes have a frozen pizza if they were tired of chicken and I did once or twice a week I would have beef, a lean cut of beef so sometimes you know they would eat that with me but for a few weeks they were on their own on some days and they were okay with that because they understand why I was having to do what I was having to do.

Rayzel: Yeah and I’m glad that you shared that because it sounds like you weren’t making your own P2 meal and then a whole separate dinner for them. So whatever you made, like you make more, they eat it and then if they’re not satisfied they can go get whatever else they want to fill it in. I’m glad you talked about that because a lot of women struggle with juggling that during this time because most of them are usually do cook for the family and they feel like they’re gonna be neglecting their family if they don’t continue to make grandious meals full of fat and that can be a struggle and so one of the things I have to realize for myself was that sometimes in order to reach a bigger goal you have to change your priorities temporarily just for that period of time cause you’re not on hCG for a year, right? It is true like my son when I was on hCG he ate a lot more granola bars than usual. That’s how it was because I couldn’t really handle being like making all this yummy meals while being on hCG. It’s just a little bit too emotionally exhausting so sometimes your family will be a little more on their own like you said and they might eat more junky food for a little bit but I think it’s just that realizing that in order to be successful and kind of change yourself, you’re gonna benefit your family for a long time.

Carrie: Right and its okay you just have to realize that it’s okay to make a choice for yourself, just for a month, it’s just for a month or however long the round is that you’re doing. It’s not forever. It’s temporary. Hopefully your family will be supportive and they’ll understand and they’ll want you to make the sacrifice for them so that you can get healthy and that you can change the way your relationship with food and change eventually just what you’re eating because after you’re done with the round your family will start to enjoy healthier meals just because that’s what you need to eat. You still can’t make an unhealthy meal for them and a healthy meal for you. Now you know I have occasionally done, I mean, we do spaghetti and if it’s not a day where I’m gonna enjoy pasta I do zucchini noodles for myself and I take out the pasta sauce for me and they have regular noodles and I have the zucchini noodles and I’m just as satisfied with that and they’re okay, they’re no missing out on anything and quite frankly I could probably do zucchini noodles in the whole pot and they wouldn’t notice the difference but I’ve not gotten that brave yet anyway.

Rayzel: You mentioned too that your husband is very lean right? It’s not that carbs are bad. It’s just that for some us we gain weight with too many of them. Same thing with my son it’s so hard to get him to eat. He just doesn’t care about food, like he’s so happy and busy like doing things in life. He’s 5. He just like forget to eat. It’s hard for me to get him to eat so I’m not worried about him having too many carbs. Yes have some ice cream. If they’re healthy or whatever it’s fine, he does fine with having sugar cause he’s really lean but anyway I really appreciate that you said that. That things are a little different for that period of time. Because sometimes people will just feel guilty or you might feel worried like Oh is this, am I a bad wife or a bad mom if I do this? But really you’re not because just for myself as an example before I started hCG I had become very concerned because my son was like 14 months when I started hCG so right before that I had an issue with eating a lot of sugary junk foods, donuts, cookies, ice cream like way too much of it and I could see that my son was watching me and also when you eat that type of stuff for me anyway you really don’t want to eat vegetables after that. Like vegetables don’t taste very good. It was this bad pattern I was concerned about the future. While I do the hCG yes he ate more granola bars but then after that it’s like I eat totally different now and the only thing my son knows is the healthy way to eat now. Yeah he get some snacks and stuff here and there but the type of food that I make for our family meals is healthy food. Now he’s gonna grow up for the next 20 year whatever eating that. So that’s why it’s worth letting go a little for that few weeks and focusing on yourself. Good, good, okay. I think we’re just about done here actually. Thank you so much. I think that’s actually about it. Is there anything else?

Carrie: You asked about what I eat now as a treat.

Rayzel: We do that again. Yeah. Okay so what do you eat now?

Carrie: So if it’s a day to day thing if I feel like well there’s couple of different things. I’m really have never been a coffee drinker but I’ve found some sugar free flavored creamers which I know that those are kind of chemically, so this is not a big health thing, I’m not paleo, I still do grains and things but I will have a cup of decaf coffee at night with some of the sugar free creamer and some maybe flavored stevia. That is one of the treats that I have. I’ll do a Larabar microwaved for 30 seconds with some almond butter on top and then you know but it’s not every day. Like I said once or twice a week I will let myself have a meal with a carb, whether it’d be a white potato or a pasta. It’s usually a white potato though. That’s just kind of the treat but I had I think the other day I ate 4 French fries. There’s a little place at the little local restaurant, I get a bacon cheeseburger with grilled onions and no bun and then my family will get fries and onion rings so I picked out 4 of the crispiest fries and that’s what I had for my treat and so I will let myself do that once or twice a week. Never on the same day and never meal to meal, back to back. It’s usually at dinner and on the weekends because that’s the best time I think to treat yourself. But you know for the holidays coming up I definitely I’m going to a party this week. I have no idea what’s going to be served but you know I’m just gonna try to be smart about it and if they do have a really yummy looking dessert and that’s one of the biggest things. I posted, I mentioned to you earlier, I was teaching a chemistry class and I’ve had a couple of study groups in my home so I buy them some cookies and literally I’ve eaten like a bite of the cookies that I bought them and it did not- it was not the best cookie I’ve ever had so I just didn’t want to waste my calories so unless it’s just really, really, really good I don’t waste the other five bites to finish the dessert. So since I am in phase 4, moderation is key but I don’t have a treat every day. But I will maybe every day I do a cup of the decaf coffee at night. That’s when my sweet tooth kicks in. You know, after dinner, and you’re watching TV and you’re winding down. So I will have the creamer and then the flavored liquid stevias or I do for my lunch, I do a smoothie with spinach and some fruit and Greek yogurt and a stevia flavored protein powder. So it’s got as much protein as chicken breast in it and it’s a vegetable serving and a fruit serving and I sweeten it with cocoa powder or I flavor it with cocoa powder so I feel like I have a little bit of chocolate everyday so that helps a lot. That’s typically what I have for lunch if it’s not really, really cold outside. If it’s really cold outside I can’t do it cause I’d freeze all afternoon because it’s a big quantity and it makes me feel so.

Rayzel: That’s actually funny cause I take a lot of hot showers. —

Carrie: In the summertime it was great. I was able to get a really good tan cause I would go out on the deck if I work from home. I’d spend my lunch hour drinking my freezing cold smoothie in the 90 degree heat and reading a book for an hour. Well now I stay in front of the fireplace and I’ll drink it because it’s getting cold here in the South and so but now we’ve had a couple of warm days so I’ve been okay with it but yeah if I choose the smoothie for my lunch meal so I have to definitely stand in front of the fireplace when it’s winter time.

Rayzel: I also like what you mention about when you do indulge a little that you make a choice with the meal you might pick one carb to indulge instead of all of them. Really honestly sometimes just doing that is really all that’s needed to keep things in balance. Along with since you’re eating to hunger. Those 2 things together I think is what allows you to have that freedom. Same thing for me it’s like I actually go out to a little café once a week to do a little work and just to do something like that and I do get fries but I never get a bun on my burger, ever. It’s like to me, a bun is not really worth it, like you said. I love fries so I do that once a week, no buns and so that’s yeah, you make choices sometimes.

Carrie: Yeah. I haven’t had a sandwich or bun in I couldn’t tell you and I don’t even miss it. That’s a lot of things we do, we have started going in the last few couple of months, I don’t know, this last month, we have started going out to eat a little bit more which is something that I tried to really avoid when I don’t have to. We went to a sandwich place and I just asked. Can you do this without a bun? And they were like absolutely. So it was like a pizza sub but without the bun but I will caution if you do that and you get it without the bun you probably need to get a larger size because I got a six inch sandwich and when it came, the portion was just like this, and so I thought I should have gotten the 12 inch because the bread takes up a lot of room in your tummy. Yeah. Yeah. So that’s my one suggestion if you decided to go bun-less in a sandwich place, like the hamburger places and the chicken places that do the sandwiches like that. Usually that portion of protein is totally satisfying but I treat myself to a bacon cheeseburger because if I’m gonna not eat the bun then I’m gonna have bacon but a lot of places will do their sandwiches bun-less and I don’t even bother with the lettuce wraps. Those are fine for some people but yeah that is one thing that we started doing when I go out. I found that a lot of times too when you go out to eat, just talk to your server and tell them. When I went out to eat twice the first round and I told them I am on a very restricted diet. I can’t have cheese and I can’t have croutons on my salad and he brought me red wine vinegar, he brought me lemon juice, all sorts of things to put on my salad. You know, just really most of the places that I went, we went to one chain restaurant and then one local restaurant and they were both very willing to accommodate what I needed. So don’t be afraid to ask and just put it out there “I’m on a very restricted diet and this is what I can’t have so I need you to prepare my whatever, piece of chicken or steak with no oils, no butter”. Of course when you’re in Phase 3 you can kind of not be so demanding but you know that is the way that you have to be because you’ve got to be your own advocate to step up for yourself because if you don’t do it who is going to?

Rayzel: That’s true. Also talking about this different actual adjustments you’ve made. You also mentioned now that you’re eating to hunger in daily life that when you went out to eat and you weren’t hungry what did you do?

Carrie: I’ve actually went to a baby shower where there was some things and I wasn’t really actually hungry at the baby shower but you can’t hang around with your girlfriends and not eat. My husband and I decided to do a date night that night and we went out and it was time to eat and I just was not hungry and so I was not going to go outside of my comfort zone to make myself eat just because we had said we were gonna eat so I let him pick wherever he wanted to go and then I just have a nice glass of tea. I always carry my stevia with me, in my purse and so I was able to have a large glass of tea while he ate his lunch or his dinner, it was fine, and I didn’t feel guilty because I hadn’t stuff myself and made myself even more full than I already was. It’s just about- as long as you can use a hunger scale and you understand your level for you body because you know it’s not the same for everybody and it may take you more bites of something to fill up than it would for me but as long as you understand your body and how it responds to food then you should be fine.

Rayzel: Yeah. I love the balance that you’re getting there because like you said. What a noble idea like I’m not hungry so I’m at a restaurant I’m just not gonna order food. Why not? You feel like I’m here and so I have to order dinner but you don’t have to. But it’s also the other side of the balance that you’re striking which is not to deny yourself when you are hungry. This isn’t about trying to not eat as much as possible. That’s not what this is about either. If I’m hungry, I’m gonna eat until I’m satisfied and that’s okay and there’s no guilt in that so I just love that and it just shows the shift that takes place and I think it becomes easier to do things like that like you did where I’m just gonna get a cup of tea instead of dinner. I think it becomes easier to do that as overtime as you become less emotionally reliant on food. Because it is true sometimes when you’re more emotionally connected to it and you eat for all sorts of reasons like you were talking about, it’s harder to make a choice like that. As you learn to adjust yourself overtime, it does become easier and you kind of just that part of your brain, you turn it off. Same thing for me, when I go to a gathering and there’s like cookies and all kinds of stuff there, honestly, I don’t even think about eating it, it’s just not an option pretty much cause it’s not good for me. I know it’s gonna make me crave sugar. It’s been so long since I’ve done that, it’s just not something I’m going there for and I don’t even think about it.

Carrie: I still will eat cookies but it’s actually really good. I’m not goin to- – I won’t actually. My husband eat that cookie. Is it hard or soft? If it’s hard I don’t like hard cookies so I’m not even gonna waste my time eating a cookie. Or you know if it’s not homemade like if I have an option of a store-bought cookie or a homemade cookie well I really don’t want a store bought cookie, I’d rather eat a homemade something. Because I’ve had sugar periodically, after I eat it I don’t immediately think “Oh I’ve got it, where can I get my next one?” So it hasn’t triggered me. I’m not saying that it wouldn’t ever. There’s always that possibility but it’s not triggered me yet and so, you know what I’m saying? So I’m okay with it but if I’m gonna make that emotional decision to eat a dessert, it better be the best darn dessert that I got access to. So I’m not gonna eat something that’s mediocre or out of a package.

Rayzel: Yeah and I think that’s the key. Like you said, it’s finding how your body responds to stuff. There’s no reason to not eat a cookie if you’re gonna be fine with it after. So it’s like for you since you know that then there’s no reason to not do that, go ahead. Same thing for me it’s like I find that if I go and eat a large plate of fries at the restaurant, I’m fine with that because I don’t get overly full, it doesn’t make me crave sugar or make me crave the next day and I don’t gain weight. That’s why I do that because it’s okay. But I have found other scenarios to be problematically for me after the fact so that’s why I avoid them. For each person finding out how you respond in certain choices you make. You know how your body responds and then that’s how you can find your new normal. Cool. I think we’ve covered a lot of good stuff today.

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US hCG Shots is one of the most affordable options for U.S. made hCG online. They are having a 15% off sale for 2 days only – today and tomorrow, Thursday and Friday, July 9th and 10th, when you pay with Echeck. The discount is on all products and kits in stock.

And just to clarify main questions I often get:

  1. The kits contain both the hCG and all the stuff you need to both mix your hCG and take your daily shots – all syringes etc. included.
  2. You get your prescription THROUGH their medical staff- you do not have to have a prior prescription from elsewhere.

15% off everything and anything in stock, till midnight July 10th only.

No coupon code needed- when you select the “echeck” payment option, the discount will be automatically applied through this link:

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This is one of the companies I got to visit with in person in Florida back in January btw – I met their entire staff and got to see the inside of one of the pharmacies they use where the hCG is made. And yes, HANDSTANDS happened! How could we not when I found out one of the customer service reps is a fellow crossfitter? Score!

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At the Pharmacy Where hCG Injections Are Made- hcgchica.comThis is the pharmacy I got to tour while visiting US hCG Shots back in January.

Here’s a breakdown so you’ll know how much you’d be saving

I rounded everything off by a cent – let’s just keep it simple right? 😉

HCG Injection Kits:

  • 28 Day hCG Injection Kit: $200 usually, 15% off = $30 discount – sale price: $170
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HCG Injections + Lipo Combo Kits:

  • 28 Day hCG Injections + Lipo COMBO kit: usually $340, 15% off = $51 discount – sale price: $289
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HCG Injections + B12 Shot Combo Kits:

  • 28 Day hCG Injection + b12* Shot Kit: $229 usually, 15% off = $34 discount – sale price: $195
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*note- the b12 that comes with these kits is Cyanocobalamin, not Methylcobalamin, just FYI – some feel that the Methyl version of b12 is more absorbable than Cyano version. You can purchase straight Methyl B12 shots below.

B12 Shots and Lipo Shots:

  • 30 ML Methylcobalamin b12 Shots: usually $350, 15% off = $35 discount – sale price: $315
  • 30 ml Cyanocobalamin shots: usually $60, 15% off = $9 discount – sale price: $51
  • 30 ml Lipo Shots by themselves: usually $300, 15% off = $45 discount – sale price: $255
  • 10 ml Lipo shots: usually $160, 15% off = $24 discount – sale price: $136
  • 10 ml MIC shots: usually $150, 15% off= $22.50 discount – sale price: $127.50

For anyone who is planning a round of hCG, I hope that helps!

Remember, you can find all my tutorials for injections – how to mix, how to inject, all that fun stuff here:

Injections Tutorials

(keep in mind, the mixing instructions for all the US companies is the same – so I don’t have one specifically for US hcg shots yet, but you can simply follow my tutorial for either Nu Image or Advanced hCG)

Lastly, you can get all the basics on the diet to start it out right here: hCG Basics

There is now also the Phase 2 hCG Daily Tracker and Guide all in one which you can find on Amazon!

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Hope that helps you guys! Here’s a couple pics I took with some of the staff.

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Some WOWZER things you’ll want to know about Laynette:

115 lbs total gone as of February 2015

17″ from her waist alone – gone – that’s almost a foot and a half

Laynette’s Stats:

Starting Weight: 301 lbs

Current Weight: 185 lbs

Total Weight Loss with hCG: 108 lbs

Total Weight Loss to Date: 115 lbs

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HCG Diet Interviews – Episode 26 – hcgchica.com
Rayzel: Hey guys, hCGChica! Welcome back for an Episode 26 now of The HCG Diet
Interviews. You know that I like to interview everyday people who are making a life change with
this protocol. I have Lynette with me today. She’s lost not 108 pounds but a 108.4 pounds. We’re
joking about that, how us hCGers we take all those little .2 and .4 really add up and they count so
but anyway she’s had a huge life change as you’ll see in the before and after photos that go with
this interview. She just look so much different and I know she has a really neat story to share
which I’m gonna find more out about along with you guys. Welcome Lynette! Thanks for being
with me today.
Lynette: Thanks for having me.
Rayzel: I’m so excited. So why don’t you start off by giving us kind of your basic stats like your
age, your height, where you started with your weight, where you ended, that kind of stuff.
Lynette: Okay. I’m 50 years old. Will be soon 51 in a couple of months. I’m 5’4”. I started out at
301 pounds and you want my measurements, let’s see. I had a BMI, let’s see Fat Ratio it
wouldn’t even read device. My BMI was 50.1. My waist was 51 and my hips were 61.
Rayzel: Okay. So where are you at today?
Lynette: Today I am, my BMI is 33.5 and my fat is 41.2. My waist is 34 and hips is 47.
Rayzel: Wow. Okay so you say your waist was originally 51 inches and then now it’s 34. So
that’s like 17- around 17 inches and then your hips where did you start again?
Lynette: 61.
Rayzel: 61 to 47. So pretty much on both your waist and your hips you lost like 16 or 17 inches
off of each. That’s like a foot and half almost.
Lynette: Never thought about that.
Rayzel: That’s amazing.
Lynette: Wow.
Rayzel: So obviously a lot of fat lost there. That is fantastic. So you started at 301 pounds and
where are you at today?
Lynette: Today I’m 192.7.
Rayzel: That is amazing. How about like with your size. Obviously losing that many inches of
your clothing size, do you know how has your clothing size changed?
Lynette: I was wearing a 26-28 in women’s and now I wear a 16 and I can get in some 14s.
Rayzel: Awesome. That probably feels really good.
Lynette: It feels great.
Rayzel: Now I’m curious about your history. Have you dealt with being overweight like your
whole life or was that something more just in the past few years?
Lynette: This is- I probably been overweight- me and my dad was talking about that today.
Probably started around 10 or 12 somewhere in there. I was an overweight teenager and went
into adulthood overweight. I’ve lost weight off and on.
Rayzel: Sure. Sure. What do you think are some of the things that kind of made you struggle
with that throughout those years? What is it that made it difficult, you think?
Lynette: I did [Formufree?]. I did Weight Watchers before. [Formufree?] where you drank a lot
of drinks and basically you get a lot of tuna. We eat a lot of tuna. But I lost weight both on
Weight Watchers and [Formufree?] and those are really only 2 diets that I’ve probably ever done
but I never really thought about what after you get the weight off. You got to that certain size or
whatever and I think of the most that I’ve ever lost is 40 pounds either way. You don’t even
think about keeping it off. You just think about, I’m getting into this size and then I want to eat
what I want to eat. So the next thing you know you’re right back where you started from and you
have a lot more.
Rayzel: And it is funny too. Isn’t that how like it seems like it’s so much work to get it off but
then getting it back on doesn’t seem very hard? It’s like wow, this should have taken longer.
Lynette: Yeah it’s just a whole different mindset I guess.
Rayzel: Yeah.
Lynette: From then to now.
Rayzel: I would love to hear about that with you finding the hCG protocol. How has it been
different for you this time with learning how to actually maintain the weight loss and stuff?
What’s changed?
Lynette: I think just with the hCG diet it was- the results were so fast and once I saw the weight
coming off. It was just. I want to keep going. It just made it easier. Then once I got on the
program. That control- finally I had some control over what I was eating. I could see it on the
paper then I can see the results on the scale. It was really exciting.
Rayzel: Yeah. It’s actually quick enough for you, like you said, if you could see the results then
it’s motivating. That’s cool. I’d love for you to- you kind of mentioned in the message to me just
kind of the low point- some of the low points you hit at your heaviest. What types of things were
you finding difficult when you were really heavy?
Lynette: I had gotten up to that 300 pound mark of which I didn’t even know at the time. I was
just having low blood sugar drops and found out that I was hypoglycemic and just really trying
to walk from my office to the parking lot I would just be out of breath and just so worn out. You
know, it was just awful. I felt like I was gonna have a heart attack at any time. I just didn’t feel
healthy at all. I would come home and we’d eat a lot of fast food and basically just get on the
couch and that was it.
Rayzel: Gotcha. So just feel like you couldn’t really do much in life.
Lynette: Really couldn’t function, not at that weight. It was really depressing.
Rayzel: How would you compare that to now with where you’re at? What’s different now in that
way?
Lynette: I know I was walking in the spring when I had lost maybe- I guess it was in the fall
there- but I started walking in the park and my husband remarked it’s just amazing that I could
go all the way around the trail. You know, he’s really going at it, cause before we would just
have to stop and sit down.
Rayzel: Yeah.
Lynette: It just felt so freeing. Just being able to just walk.
Rayzel: Like, I can move my legs.
Lynette: And without sweating. Oh, it just feels awesome.
Rayzel: That is so good. Cause it’s true. It does feel good to like move your body when it’s
challenging a little bit but not so challenging that feel like you’re about to pass out. That is
awesome. I’m curious since you mentioned about the hypoglycemia. How did that work with
you during Phase 2? Did you have any issues with low blood sugar on Phase 2?
Lynette: I had one issue. I could feel myself getting really hungry and I thought we’ll all just go
ahead and get ready and everything and have my son fix the food for me cause I thought I was
really gonna pass out then. But the only time that ever happened that one time.
Rayzel: Gotcha. And that was just cause you kind of waited too long.
Lynette: Waited too long but other than that I haven’t had that problem but that one time so.
Rayzel: That is good. That’s awesome. Cause some people kind of worry about that so it’s good
since you have a low blood sugar but it sounds like it wasn’t too much of an issue for you then.
That’s cool.
Lynette: No, not now it isn’t.
Rayzel: Did you do injections or drops?
Lynette: I did the injections.
Rayzel: You did the injections. Did you remember what dosage? Did you have a certain dosage
that you were using?
Lynette: 125.
Rayzel: 125?
Lynette: I think so.
Rayzel: Okay. And you stuck with that for- how many rounds did you do?
Lynette: This past September was my 3rd round.
Rayzel: Gotcha. So you’ve done 3 rounds and you stuck with that dosage pretty much for most
of it then?
Lynette: Yeah, I think I had to up it a little bit.
Rayzel: Just a little bit. Okay. Cool. Awesome. Well why don’t we just talk now about the Phase
2 part since you kind of getting into that. How did you end up doing that? Cause you know
there’s like the strict Simeons, there’s modifications some people make and so I’m just curious
how did you end up actually doing Phase 2.
Lynette: I stuck to the rules the first 2 times. This last time I sort of eat the Chocolate Delight and
I think that kind of stalled me out a little.
Rayzel: I gotcha. Sometimes you want to experiment and sometimes it’s like I don’t think it’s
gonna work. But sometimes you know modifications do work. You never know sometimes until
you tried them out. Okay cool, so the first 2 rounds though you were pretty much just the original
Simeons protocol.
Lynette: First round I did 40 days and had that break, one day break in between and then after
that I continue to lose after I came off the P2 and went into P3 and then I continue to lose and
that went all the way to Christmas about 224 pounds I got down to that and then I could not- I
see from 224 then I would go down to about 204 and then bounce back up to 209 and I just could
not stabilize. That was the first time I try to stabilize. The first round I just kept losing and losing
and losing and the end of January I finally got down there and then September I done it- the hCG
again. I’m probably rambling.
Rayzel: No that’s fine.
Lynette: I did it again and I finally broke 200.
Rayzel: That must have felt so – I mean it’s probably been a while since you were below 200
huh?
Lynette: Years, years.
Rayzel: About how much did you lose on your first round or each round?
Lynette: The first time I did it- the 40 days, almost 30 pounds. Somewhere around 26-27 and
then with the other I did 20 pounds, I think, something like that, in January. Then this time, it
was, you have to add the load weight. 20 pounds but it’s like 15.
Rayzel: Sure what you’ve lost. Gotcha. Cool. So you’ve kind of lost about maybe 2/3 of your
weight loss with hCG itself. Is that about right? And the rest of it you’ve lost between your
rounds. Is that about right? I’m curious to hear about cause it sounds like your rounds were pretty
spread out. So you have several months in between?
Lynette: Right. I have from May of 2013 and then I did it again in January of 2014.
Rayzel: Yeah so that’s quite of while.
Lynette: Then September of 2014.
Rayzel: Awesome, do you feel like when you were starting those subsequent rounds, do you feel
like you’re mentally ready because you’ve had enough of a break or what do you think about? I
don’t know- I find P2 to be very, very strict. Some people actually don’t mind it but usually by
the end of the round I was getting pretty tired of it. Did you feel that way?
Lynette: Yeah, this last time, in September I did.
Rayzel: Yeah. Okay.
Lynette: I have to eat. What is one more day? Or you know it’s just you get tired of being
restricted. You just want to eat something else. You want to eat what you want to eat. You know
if you do that then it’s gonna be a wash and you’ve wasted your time and effort.
Rayzel: Yeah. That is why I often recommend that people take longer breaks kind of like you
did. I did the same as well. Just because you do have to really be mentally ready. This honestly
isn’t the way you would eat in normal life. You wouldn’t eat 500 calories a day usually. You
wouldn’t eat from a list of 20 foods. It gets hard. It’s not something you’re supposed to get used
to. So yeah you have to kind of be mentally in the game and then when the end is getting there,
you’re like, okay I’m done. I’m ready to do something else for a while. It’s nice to have that
break. It just seems like it takes a little while before the previous round is far enough away to feel
like, Okay, I feel ready to do this again, you know.
Lynette: Yeah. That is the question I have for myself. Do I really want to do it in January or do I
want to wait to spring? When it’s pretty outside and you got lot of fruits and vegetables coming
in and different things.
Rayzel: Well that’s good you’re thinking about it that way. It kind of makes me feel like you are
having a fairly healthy body image. Do you feel like your body image has changed with this
weight loss at all?
Lynette: Yeah. You know how that goes. It takes a while for your brain and your eyes to catch
up with the amount of weight that you’ve lost. People were tailing you constantly. You know
how that goes. About how good you look. But I don’t think I have any body image issues. I
really enjoy doing a lot of shopping and clothes that I like and getting things that just fit or just
cover you up or whatever.
Rayzel: That’s good because that’s kind of one of the things that I feel ends up being a problem
for a lot of women is where- it’s just like you need to learn to kind of like who you are and how
you look through the process not just like at the very end. You know what I mean?
Lynette: Yes I do.
Rayzel: Yeah, cause otherwise you’re not happy and if you have like a hundred pounds to lose
it’s gonna take a while and if you’re not happy about how you look at the whole time until the
end I just feel like it’s gonna make it hard.
Lynette: Especially if you have a hundred pounds or more to lose. Let’s just face it. You’re not
gonna have this tone, lean body. I don’t work out so which I need to start. But you just have to
accept. This is the way it is and it’s better than what it was.
Rayzel: Yeah, I know, that’s what I agree. Just kind of comparing it to where you started instead
of where you want to be cause otherwise you won’t be happy and you’re like, perfectly perfect
but like you said even when you get real lean most of us are still gonna look like a model. Like
you said we might have excess skin, or we’re a little older, or you want to just eat somewhat
normally and so that means you’re gonna look normal. You’re not gonna be the leanest you
could possibly be. But it’s so important to learn to be happy with your body and how it looks. I
remember when I did my first round, I was still overweight after the end of my first round but I
look nude to me, I was 27 pounds lighter so I thought I looked great. I was like “I look good.”
Then of course I lost more and then it’s like “Oh wow I look better now”. But you know it’s nice
that each point, I don’t know how it is to help other people do that necessarily but I’m glad that
that’s something that you have and I’m hoping just by talking about it, it will encourage people
to try to just take pride in how you look through the process otherwise you’d get too rush. Now
I’m taking over. I’m sorry. I’m like this is your interview, I’m like talking too much. I’m almost
done. I just wanted to say it’s like otherwise you end up rushing the process too much and not
being willing to do like what you did with the longer breaks which sometimes are the smart thing
to do but sometimes you’re not happy with your body yet, you rush it. Then you end up kind of
having cheating and issues, so that’s why it’s smart. Okay.
Lynette: It’s good. I love it. I don’t get to talk to people about the diet. That’s going through the
same kind of process. You might be on Weight Watchers and we can talk about some things in
general but we really can’t be in that same level and I’m not saying that it’s any better but I’m
saying somebody who understands about the protocol and everything about the diet. It’s great to
have somebody to talk to about it.
Rayzel: Yeah, that’s awesome. Let’s see, where I am now. I usually print out the questions but I
had to order ink.
Lynette: You’re in the mode I’m in. I don’t have any ink either.
Rayzel: Yeah, you try to order all the color, each one, yellow, pink, and then you have end up
with just one color and you try to keep ordering so you would never run out with just one but still
so I’m waiting for that to go. Let’s see. So did you experience any setbacks when you’re on the
diet itself?
Lynette: No. I’m pretty much just been losing steadily.
Rayzel: So you just really stuck to it?
Lynette: Yeah, I really stuck to it and I did have a love affair with crackers and almonds. I’ve
really have to break myself from cruising by the cabinet and then get handfuls out and you know
by the end of the day it’s like maybe 10 handfuls. This time I’ve cut those out.
Rayzel: Are you talking about for Phase 3 or Phase 2?
Lynette: Phase 3.
Rayzel: Okay.
Lynette: I really haven’t cheated in Phase 2 except for that Chocolate delight.
Rayzel: Cool. But in Phase 3 like you said there’s not as many rules so it’s a little bit, a little
more room to sometimes get out of hand.
Lynette: The crackers and almonds and potato chip well not potato chip, like the veggie chips. I
can’t handle those. I cannot handle it. I get a bag of those I would eat the whole thing so I don’t
get it.
Rayzel: So what types of food on Phase 3 do you enjoy eating that you do well with?
Lynette: I do steak and hamburger a lot. Chicken, fish, salmon, I do zucchini pizza. I make some
of that eggplant pizza and I’ve been basically eating everything that I want just not a lot of
starches and sugar. So I keep to that.
Rayzel: Cool. I’d love to hear about the eggplant and zucchini pizza, how do you make those?
Lynette: The zucchini pizza is just slice of zucchini, you can do disc or you can slice it
lengthwise and do mozzarella cheese, turkey pepperoni, some marinara sauce, I think that’s what
you call it and just stick it in the oven.
Rayzel: Awesome. So just on the slices.
Lynette: Even my son likes that. I even made this Thanksgiving. I used the Ezekiel cereal and
they have cereal with almond with it and I tried to make like a little pumpkin cake and it looks
pretty good.
Rayzel: That’s cool. Awesome. Maybe I’ll try to find a couple of those like recipes on Pinterest
or something and we’ll put them in the show notes for you guys if you want to check those
pizzas. It sounds really good right now.
Lynette: Oh and they’re out there in Pinterest.
Rayzel: Yeah. I’ve seen some so awesome. Okay, let me see. Where am I at now?
Lynette: Oh and I would have to say and if it wasn’t for the support of my husband and my
family it would have been really hard to do this.
Rayzel: How did they support you?
Lynette: They, really, I didn’t have to cook anything special. Whatever I eat they eat I just fix
them more of whatever.
Rayzel: Okay so you make your Phase 2 meal and you make it family size? Awesome. And they
didn’t complain.
Lynette: No, and actually they lost weight. I think he said like 40 pounds, my son’s lost 20
pounds.
Rayzel: Wow and they weren’t actually on hCG right?
Lynette: No. It’s just the way we eat.
Rayzel: That’s so cool. That’s really good. Because not everyone have that family support but
that’s really good. And like you said, making that change now has affected your family in a good
way. That’s really cool. You mentioned that in some of your Phase 3 you continued losing
weight. Can you tell me how you went about that? Like how much weight did you lose between
your first 2 rounds? During that period of time. How much did you lose on your own and how
did you do that?
Lynette: I have here about 48 pounds.
Rayzel: Wow.
Lynette: Yeah cause I ended that first round from 301 to looks likes 277. No maybe 272, from
there I went to 224.
Rayzel: Wow and the next several months?
Lynette: I don’t know if it’s 48 or not.
Rayzel: Well 272 to 224 so those are definitely a good amount there.
Lynette: It’s like a 1200 calories and I tracked that with an app.
Rayzel: What app did you use?
Lynette: Fatsecret calorie counter.
Rayzel: Cool. Okay. We’ll put that in the show notes for anyone who wants to check that out. So
you just continued steadily losing on the 1200 first months. Cool. That doesn’t work for
everyone. Like some people when they eat low calorie their weight won’t come off but I had a
couple of interviews now who did continue losing in Phase 3 by eating a low calorie diet. So
that’s really cool. As far as what you ate like what were those 1200 calories made up of? Or was
it low carb or did you have some carbs in there?
Lynette: I have apples every day and blueberries, strawberries. I stuck to those fruits who were in
P2. I’m basically eating the same stuff that I’ve always ate. I have steak when we go out I have a
steak and a salad. When I’m at home I fix a little hamburger patties in the oven. I’m cooking just
like a salmon patties with no meal just kind of normal way you make them and use the coconut
oil and fry em up and we have salmon, steamed salmon. I don’t eat hotdogs or things like that. I
don’t eat bread except for the Ezekiel bread, I have tried that. It’s just basically everything that
you eat in Phase 3 and I don’t feel like I’m being cheated.
Rayzel: That’s great. It sounds like you just really committed yourself like your mind. Because
sometimes you know like you said before you did a lot of fast food and stuff. For some people
anyway in making that change can be pretty heart wrenching. Really. Like they’re constantly
thinking about that. Was that hard for you at first?
Lynette: Well, I guess, when we’re doing the fast food we were all sick of it. If that make any
sense? We’re just eating it because it’s fast and it’s convenient and we just get it over with. It’s
not anything we just- it’s weird but it’s really fast and convenient and we’re eating pizza and
fried chicken and hot wings and that stuff just got so old. That’s why I’m saying we’re all gonna
get- you know my mother has sugar diabetes and my husband’s side of the family has sugar
diabetes- I’m sorry everybody say sugar diabetes but anyway diabetes. But anyway you kind of
worry about your son getting that and so making a healthy change is really good for us.
Rayzel: It’s just time
Lynette: It was just time.
Rayzel: Find something that works so that’s good.
Lynette: I’m just so happy and praising God every step of the way. If I could bottle up how I
good I feel, I believe I could make million. So it is just so drastic the change.
Rayzel: I think I just, I think my kind of last thing I thought. Maybe you could share- I don’t
think if you got to think about it at all- but just as far as giving advice to other people who want
to start this protocol or who are struggling on it. What’s some of the most important things that
you felt were key to you doing this?
Lynette: I have a lot of friends at work who want to try and who have tried it and they just kind
of failed at it and I think that support just like watching your videos or listen to your podcasts,
that helps out a lot. You get a lot of information and just having somebody talk about it. And
support from your family, that’s really, it helps you along the way. And I think I haven’t tried
sublingual or anything but I think you should go under a doctor if you can, into a clinic and then
have them monitor you and make sure that everything’s okay with you and then get on the hCG
and you get really hungry then they can make adjustments faster than what you probably could if
you didn’t know anything about it.
Rayzel: Right. I do agree that making dosage adjustments is very important on the diet. People
sometimes they’re hungry for far too long and I do think it effects weight loss too. And it really
effects your moral. If you’re hungry for too long you just start being desperate.
Lynette: What else could I say? It’s only for 21 days and like you said before you go into it you
need to check it out you need to make sure you understand what you’re supposed to be doing
when you’re supposed to be doing it.
Rayzel: I like that point actually cause- it’s okay cause we’re all at different points, I’m not
making anyone feel bad here but I do still sometimes get messages, you know like private
messages on Facebook like “Oh, I’m starting the diet, what foods can I eat?” of if you know
something about it. Okay that’s not a good idea that you’re starting the diet if you don’t know
what foods you could eat. This is rather detailed. It’s not just 500 calories of whatever you want.
So it’s good to be prepared.
Lynette: And I think you just need to have your mind set. It is tough when everybody else is
having a ball eating whatever they want. When you’re at work and they want you to eat what
they’re eating and they won’t leave you alone unless you partake in.
Rayzel: How do you handle that?
Lynette: I just- When I first started there was a guy who had a barbequed brisket and he had
brought it to work and I got invited to have some and I just took my lunch down there when I
was gonna eat. I said “I’m sorry, I don’t meant anything about this but this is what I’m eating
today because I’m on this diet. I’m not gonna eat that. This is what I’m having. I’m here”
Rayzel: How did they respond? Is he okay?
Lynette: Yeah, they were okay after everybody pounded on me for a minute.
Rayzel: So but you have to do it right if you want to get to your goal sometimes you have to go
through that.
Lynette: It comes to the point are you gonna make them happy or make you happy?
Rayzel: Yeah. Like you said, the choice with you is affecting your family. So really it’s like am I
gonna choose people I don’t know that well or I’m gonna choose my family?
Lynette: Even if it was somebody in family I’m just gonna, I’m going this way so I’m not gonna
turn myself around for that. Not for cake today.
Rayzel: I know. Good point. Well good. Thanks so much for sharing all that with me. I think that
that’s about all that I wanted to ask you.
Lynette: Well I hope I did you a good interview. I don’t know.
Rayzel: No, that’s great. I just love hearing people’s persona stories because everybody has
different feedbacks and different tips to share and you know just depending on our personalities
we’re gonna resonate with different people.
Lynette: There is one thing though, in maintaining, that I found out. That you do have to weight
yourself everyday unless you have that inner thing.
Rayzel: Yeah. An inner scale. I don’t have that.
Lynette: Like the first round I was getting on it day and night and 3 and 4 times a day, it was
ridiculous. I was driving myself crazy. Then just maintaining that is helping me so much instead
of just focusing on keep losing, keep losing, and getting really frustrated with it because I’m not
where I want to be when I want to set that goal out there. Just learning how to maintain and
knowing what to eat and just being satisfied at staying with that one number or within the 2
pounds. I think everybody like you said should take a break and just learn how to maintain where
they are. I hope I can keep continue to lose and get into my- I don’t know if 150 pounds is where
I’ll be but somewhere around there.
Rayzel: So maybe it’s another 50 or so?
Lynette: Yeah, 25, 30. My husband’s leaving, they’re going to work now.
Rayzel: Okay, cool, cool. There will be a time when you’re ready. You can take walks now at
least right?
Lynette: Right.
Rayzel: That’s good and I’m glad what you mentioned about the maintaining aspect. Because it
is a really good feeling cause a lot of people haven’t really spent much time in life maintaining
just to give my mom as an example for many years she said she pretty much was yo-yoing
constantly on a diet losing and as soon as off the diet she could never maintain and then she was
gaining and she’d start a diet and be losing. So she never actually spent time actually being at a
stable weight whether it was a little overweight or not and it is nice it’s comforting.
Lynette: All that maintaining.
Rayzel: Oh yeah, it feels really nice for me, the scale, I’m pretty much within 2 pounds all the
time. It’s fine. I can wait if you wanna. So yeah I was just saying that it’s really comforting to be
stable in the scale I’m pretty much within 2 pounds almost all the time and like you said I do find
in regular life that weighing daily is helpful for me. There are a few people that I talked to that
can keep things in check without the scale because they get a little too emotionally wrapped up
in it. For me, I don’t. If it gets too high then I’ll just do make a correction. It’s just useful for me
because the thing is sometimes I do dwindle. I don’t know about you but some days you might
need a little more calories than others but it’s hard to make the decision about whether or not it’s
a day you can eat more or less if you have the idea where you’re at the scale. If I’m up I’m not
gonna indulge that day. I’m going to be a little more tight. And then if I’m kind of on the lower
side and it’s a day I’m like Oh I want to have a little snack and then I can cause I’m within that
range so it’s been helpful for me in that respect.
Lynette: You know another thing that made this diet easy for me is I’m not a big sweet fan. I
would rather have potato chips which is not any better but I don’t crave cake and pie and stuff.
Rayzel: You’re lucky. You are one of the lucky ones.
Lynette: In fairness I can’t figure out how I was overweight if I’m not eating all this stuff.
Rayzel: I could tell actually that you were not a sugar addict from the very beginning when you
were saying that Oh yeah I just made the change and I didn’t cheat and I just, it wasn’t too hard.
I’ve had a few other interviews like you where you’re like oh yeah I just did it and I’m like
Wow, it’s so much harder for me. That’s so good. Some of us we have that weird sweet tooth
thing and so that’s cool for you. But either way both types of people we get into that place where
we’re overweight and we have to make change.
Lynette: Yeah. And its chips and crackers and stuff like that and I really like salty stuffs. The
other thing about maintaining too is that you can’t find anything out there, any books, any things
that kind of help you along to tell you so I think too when you get up there you got to find what
your calorie range is, what your limit is, cause like I said before I was doing 1200 calories and
losing well this time I’m eating 1750 calories and maintaining.
Rayzel: That’s great. That’s so good.
Lynette: And I’m like I get to eat all this food.
Rayzel: I was actually gonna ask you that, what’s your maintenance level of calories. So 1750.
That’s awesome.
Lynette: I have gone up to highest 2000 later.
Rayzel: Yeah, so you kind of found your little comfort zone.
Lynette: And I did do a steak day yesterday. I found out, I don’t know if this may be old news to
you but I did 6 eggs, 2 eggs for breakfast, 3 eggs for lunch and 1 egg for snack and then I did 8
ounces of steak and an apple and I got up this morning and it was the same as just starving all
day and having that big steak in the evening. I don’t know if anybody knows that or if they’ve
tried that.
Rayzel: Yeah so you did that and then you lost weight?
Lynette: I lost 2.8 pounds.
Rayzel: Oh cause you have that super low carb day.
Lynette: But I’ve never tried that before and I’ve been searching everywhere to see if I can do it
differently because I hate taking the diet pill [inaudible] not be hungry. I just don’t like taking
that but it helps if you have to wait to dinner.
Rayzel: I gotcha. So you had the eggs and you still had a good result. It is nice having those
different little tricks up your sleeve. My body’s actually used to intermittent fasting, and all day
fast like that because I do it maybe once a week, maybe once every other week but it’s
something overtime my body’s adjusted to so I think that’s why I can do it without feeling
hungry. I think when I first started doing it I did feel hungry but it’s funny how your body
actually gets used to what you do with it. So that’s okay but it is nice just having some people do
that like egg days, other people would do just Greek yogurt all day and nothing happens or.
Lynette: Steak and cheese, I heard that one too.
Rayzel: I think it’s just having a plan that kind of gives you a boundary and usually involves low
carbs and less calories in some way but it just gives you that boundary, something to follow for
the day and yes it’s just nice to have those corrective measures. And I’m glad you shared that
you can do the 1750 for maintenance because a lot of people think that after the diet like “Oh for
only 1200 for life” and that’s, I actually don’t count calories because I hate to do it, it makes me
feel like I’m in jail but the few times that I have. I’m surprised how little 1200 calories is, to me,
like food. I’m like “That’s hardly anything, oh my God.” I would hate if that’s what I had to live
on but I don’t.
Lynette: I know. It gets depressing after a while. I have to do something different. I’ve got to see
if I can live outside of 1200 calories.
Rayzel: Yeah cause really having a whole another 550 for you that’s a whole another meal so
that’s great.

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When we are speaking of ordering real hCG online – that is, the real, prescription, actual hCG hormone, wherever you get it from, it needs to arrive to you in powder form, not liquid. Why is this?

Listen to Michael the Pharmacist’s explanation of this in the video above. Finally, the mommy blogger is proved sane and true! 😉 I’ve been saying this for a few years now.
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hCG as Liquid = Potency Degradation

Essentially, the moment hCG is put into a solution, it starts to experience potency degradation. How much? We can’t really be sure. But the point is to minimize this by making sure that the hormone is processed so that it is in it’s most stable form, as powder, until you are ready to mix it for your hCG round.

By having the hCG arrive at your home as a powder, which you then mix yourself (don’t worry it’s EASY PEASY with my hCG mixing tutorials), you can have a good 4 weeks or so to use your batch of hCG with sufficient potency to do it’s work in your body.

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At the Pharmacy: Why Stuff You Inject Needs to be Sterile http://hcgchica.com/at-the-pharmacy-why-stuff-you-inject-needs-to-be-sterile/ http://hcgchica.com/at-the-pharmacy-why-stuff-you-inject-needs-to-be-sterile/#respond Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:04:40 +0000 http://hcgchica.com/?p=13203 All information here has been provided through the permission of Nu Image Medical, OPTION 1 on my recommendations for buying hCG page. If you decide to go with them for hCG, you get a $50 discount that you wouldn’t get … Continue reading

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This is something I think we kind of all subconsciously are probably aware of, but don’t think about consciously, because, let’s face it, how often in life do we do injections? Unless you have diabetes, not often.

The 3 second rule NOT applying to injections is an understatment.

While using the three second rule for your favorite paleo snack you spent two hours baking that just fell on the kitchen floor that you haven’t swept in a month might be okay, Michael the pharmacist reminds us here why sterility when it comes to injecting something into your body is whole ‘nother kitchen floor scenario.

It all makes perfect sense as he explains it, but the reminder is a good one and made me realize that going cheap for things like sweatpants and pens may be smart, but for things you’re injecting in your body, being sure of the safety and quality is worth an extra dollar or two (okay maybe it’s more than that).

Essentially, when you inject something into your body, you are bypassing most of the natural safety mechanisms that your body has in place to protect you from something dangerous. So swallowing a bit of mold on your strawberry may not be a big cause for concern. Injecting something directly into your bloodstream that contains bacteria…..bad idea.

 

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The following is everything that has to happen BEFORE you even start to make compounded hCG. BEFORE.

This is the type of stuff that kind of opened my eyes a bit (okay more than a bit) to how involved the process is for making hCG suitable for injections. This video explains the sterilization process for some of the materials used in making hCG injections, and you can learn more about why all this stuff being sterile is so important here.

A few interesting notes:

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This process involves using what is called an Autoclave – basically kind of like an oven, to depyrogenate……wait wait!!! I think I’m losing you! Don’t go!

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As I was saying, an Autoclave (ie kinda-specialty-medical-oven/dishwasher-thingy) is used to dee-pie-roh-jen-ate – depyrogenate, all the empty vials and rubber stoppers that will eventually contain each person’s hCG. This means removing the bad stuff- things like bacteria, that if injected (thereby bypassing some of the natural safety mechanisms in your body like your stomach and stuff) could make you very ill…or worse.

 

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80 lbs Lost with hCG Injections, 12 Inches Gone from her Waist – Episode 25 of hCG Diet Interviews http://hcgchica.com/80-lb-weight-loss-with-hcg-injections-interview-episode-25/ http://hcgchica.com/80-lb-weight-loss-with-hcg-injections-interview-episode-25/#respond Wed, 10 Jun 2015 08:24:29 +0000 http://hcgchica.com/?p=12133 Well now you guys will find out just how long some of my blogposts are in the making lol! I conducted this interview back in November 2014 and it’s now June 2015 – I can’t believe that much time has … Continue reading

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Well now you guys will find out just how long some of my blogposts are in the making lol! I conducted this interview back in November 2014 and it’s now June 2015 – I can’t believe that much time has flown by.

  • Height: 5’7″
  • Starting Weight: 220 lbs
  • Ending Weight: 140 lbs
  • Total Weight Lost: 80 lbs
  • Starting Size: 18
  • Ending Size: 6
  • Waist Inch Loss: 12 inches
  • Hips Inch Loss: 10 inches
  • 3 rounds of hCG between April and November of 2014
  • Used hCG Injections (options for finding RX hCG online here)

Links mentioned in interview:

80 lbs Lost with hCG Injections - Size 18 to Size 6 - hCG Intervies with Real People - Episode 25 - hcgchica.com

Highlights from our interview:

When you lose inches from your waist, I think that’s a pretty reliable indicator that the weight that’s lost is fat because you don’t have 12 inches worth of muscle on your waist.

Many are concerned about muscle loss on the hCG protocol (as was I when I first came across it). Note what Casey has to say though, as a person who lifts weights:

“I would say that I lost no muscle because I lift weights and I’ve never had an issue where I felt like my weight lifting ability decreased. In fact it increased.”

Casey did exercise while on hCG so you can listen to her experience on that and how she modified things with her eating during Phase 2 to compensate for this.

She ate several “off-protocol” vegetables, pretty consistently, during Phase 2.

Major Tip on Making Cooking Healthy Food Easier

“If you’re looking for something that helps lazy people like me or who forgets that they’ve got frozen stuff and they have a family. The NuWave is a significant help. It’s called the NuWave. It’s just a little oven you have on the countertop. It’s ridiculous to say but that thing made the world difference for me. I moved on October and everything and I’d have to take my frozen food pop it in there and 12 minutes later I have my meal. You can do your vegetables and your protein at the same time. For somebody like me it made the difference.”

How Weight Loss Has Changed Casey’s Life

“My family. I’m able to keep up with my kids. That’s a huge difference for me, before like I said I was at a very low point. So I would sit on the couch and I just watch them play and now I’m right there out there with them. I’m running out in the backyard or you know. They’re seeing me make these changes in myself which is a huge motivator for me. The first thing they say is “Hey mom are we gonna go to the gym?” or “Hey mom are we gonna run around at the park.” That’s a really good feeling that they’re enjoying hanging out with me because I’m actually able to keep up with them. I think that and having the energy when I wake up in the morning I don’t feel like – uh. You know, I don’t feel defeated before I even start. I got a purpose now and I can actually go do stuff and that’s nice.”

Transcript for Episode 25

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Rayzel: Hey guys! Hcgchica. Welcome to Episode 25 of The HCG Diet Interviews. Today my guest is Casey. She’s actually lost 80 pounds with the HCG Protocol as you know, probably saw in the intro with her before and after pictures. She looks just amazing. We have a lot of fun stuff to talk about today. I was like talking about the successes people have but I also like talking about the struggles people faced both before hCG, you know what kind of led them to the point where they needed to lose weight, as well as on the protocol itself. There can be challenges so we’ll talk about that sort of stuff today. Welcome Casey!

Casey: Hi.

Rayzel: How are you today?

Casey: Very well.

Rayzel: So just you guys know we didn’t plan. We both ended up wearing stripes. Too funny. Why don’t you just introduce yourself a little bit like tell us a little bit about your basic stats. Where you started and where you ended with your weight and your clothing and stuff.

Casey: I started out at 220.2 which was my ultimate high ever. So I started HCG then and right now I’m at 140 on the dot.

Rayzel: That’s amazing. So that’s just almost exactly 80 pounds, right.

Casey: Yup. 80.2.

Rayzel: I forgot how tall you are. You’re taller right?

Casey: I’m 5’7’’.

Rayzel: 5’7. Okay. Cool. Awesome. So with that 80 pounds that you lost at 5’7’’ how did that translate into your clothing size? How did that change for you?

Casey: It changed significantly. So I started from a 16/18, forcing a 16. Right now I’m down to 6/8. Just depending on the brand I can get into a 6 and other ones I need 8.

Rayzel: Awesome. And at your height that’s really slender. You can tell in your pictures. You’re all slim. So that’s awesome. Do you happen to know, before I ask the question, about the whole inch lost? So now we move on to inch lost because that’s- sometimes it’s like weigh on the scale it’s just a number. You can weigh 200 pounds but you’re size 4. Great. Tell me what were some of your most drastic inch loss changes?

Casey: Definitely my abdomen more than anything. Followed by hips. So for the total on the weight obviously was the 80.2 and I lost measurements from the chest alone I lost about 9 inches, from the abdomen I lost 12, from the hips I lost 10, thighs I lost 5, and the arms I lost 3 each so it’s a total of about 50 something like that.

Rayzel: That’s amazing so like 12 inches from your waist, 10 inches from your hips. That’s like a whole foot.

Casey: My old pants I put them on just to see just the before and after just for me. It’s just a significant difference.

Rayzel: That’s amazing. The nice thing about that too is that when you lose inches in your waist, I think that’s a pretty reliable indicator that the weight that’s lost is fat because you don’t have 12 inches worth of muscle on your waist. So when we carry that extra flab that’s obviously fat. Just another thing as far as hCG goes that you’re losing fat.

Casey: I would say that I lost no muscle because I lift weights and I’ve never have an issue where I felt like my weights’ decreased. My weights is only significantly increased each workout.

Rayzel: Awesome. That’s good. As far as the actual hCG you used. What did you end up using?

Casey: I use the injections. That seem to work best for me. I did drops originally and I was not happy. I felt sick and there’s kind of a burning taste in my mouth and it’s a really bad experience for me and it kind of deterred me in the beginning. I had to do injectionswith my pregnancy so it was kind of well it was a lot of pain that I went through twice a day for my kid so I didn’t want to go through the pain with the hCG but the difference in the needle size and the difference in the solution, I didn’t feel anything. So that’s what kind of made it for me. That was my selling point.

Rayzel: Cool. That’s good. I did the injections too. Like you I was kind of nervous about doing that but then you don’t realize just how little the needle is. Yeah once you put it in like you said you really don’t feel anything if it’s going in your fat. That’s good to hear your feedback on that. With the weight you’ve lost can you give us just a rundown of how many rounds you’ve done, how long those rounds were?

Casey: I did 3 rounds. The first one I did was a long round which for me, it was okay but you get to a mental state where “I really need to move on to something else”. So the first round I started April 1st and it was 62 days. The 2nd round I did, I believe it was 30 or 31 days and then I took a 30 day break between there and then I did another round and that one I believe was 31 or 32 days on that one as well. Other than that I did workout in between my breaks and stuff so I did have the weight loss from there but I still maintained the P3 diet so it definitely helped.

Rayzel: For those of you who don’t know. Typically the diet is usually done in like 3-6 weeks period and then you take a break. Some do choose, like Casey did, to extend a round a little bit so instead of doing up to 40 days or so she ended up doing an extra 20 days. I actually do have an article kind of talking about the pros and cons on that. To help you guys decide what’s best for you. I’ll link to that in the article in the show notes for you guys to check out. But essentially like she said, it’s kind of, there’s a mental aspect too where sometimes it’s like, maybe you could keep going but it just gets to be like you’re just kind of done, you feel kind of done. Right? Usually at that point is when I tell people it’s good to stop when you feel done so that you don’t start cheating and ruined what you’ve achieved. But on occasion if you’re highly motivated, Casey did do well that 1st round doing it longer. In my other interview, I don’t remember which Episode it was. I think it’s like 3 or 4 or 5, I’ll put a link to it. She lost a 127 pounds and she did some longer rounds. She has MS, she was super motivated and she stuck to the protocol and she got it done. In some cases it does work.

Casey: Yeah, you can definitely do it. It’s all a mental thing. I think healthwise I have the energy, I was good to go it’s just mentally I was like “I need a change of diet, I need something like to kind of change it up.” It worked for me so.

Rayzel: We kind of already mentioned a little bit but as far as the time frame for your weight loss, when was your first round start? When did it start again?

Casey: It started April 1st.

Rayzel: April 1st of 2014?

Casey: Yes 2014.

Rayzel: April 1st and now it’s November, you’ve done 3 rounds in that time and you’ve lost 80 pounds in that time and you weren’t actually on HCG that whole time of course cause you had your breaks.
Casey: I took the 30 day break and then 30-ish on and then 30-day break so. I did maintain the P3 diet which helps
significantly. I kind of change my way of thinking as far as foods and stuff. I didn’t need those carbs to do stuff so I was working out but it was still beneficial because I was getting the proper proteins.
Rayzel: Gotcha. That’s right. Now, is there anything during Phase 2, the 500 calorie diet portion that you find particularly challenging at all?

Casey: At first I kind of went the harder route I think, personally, I tried to do the meal prep and everything like that. I did everything just from the beginning and it was kind of hard cause as a person like me I forgot to defrost things so that was kind of rough for me but I did start getting my way where I was proportioning and I got totally off note but I got a new way of which I can cook things from frozen so I did it in 12 minutes and I was good to go.

Rayzel: Oh good.

Casey: I can still meal plan and I can still prep but I didn’t have to cook it right then or defrost it or anything else so that made the difference for me. I didn’t stay 500 calories everyday though. I do cardio a few times a week and on those cardio days I did have to increase calories which was fine so.

Rayzel: Can you maybe elaborate on that? What you did specifically for any other who might be doing that.

Casey: As far as the cardio you know we do 15-30 minutes on treadmill and stuff. With that I felt like I needed just a little bit more calorie. I didn’t want to burn too quickly. I wanted the weight loss to be as steady. I would go up about 100, 150 tops for extra calories but I would typically lean towards either watery stuff like broccoli and have that extra little vitamins and minerals or I would stick with the protein. That definitely helped. Just kind of depends. I would try to keep it before just so when I’m running or stuff I don’t feel that extra exhaustion I already have the energy good to go.

Rayzel: Yeah. I’m on broccoli. Just to clarify too. The original protocol for Dr. Simeon’s didn’t have broccoli on the list of vegetables. However, a lot of people today do experiment with other vegetables. I actually did use broccoli on my final round as well. Just feedback on that and then were there any off-protocol foods you incorporated and how do you feel it worked for you.

Casey: I did salmon. I know that’s not one that’s on there but I like salmon. I do like the oil and I feel like it’s beneficial for me. I mean I also ate a lot of cauliflower. I don’t think that’s on the list but I love cauliflower and like I said I do crave carbs so that’s always my go-to. If I want a mash potatoes I would make cauliflower mashed potatoes. If I want a pizza it’s my cauliflower pizza and that helps significantly.

Rayzel: Great. Good. It’s obvious that you lost a lot of weight and I can tell by just looking at you that you lost a lot of fat so to me it’s kind of the proof in there. When you came to eating your vegetables. Did you actually count the calories of the vegetables or did you just eat to hunger?

Casey: The only one I actually do count is the cauliflower. Cause the cauliflower does have a little bit more starchy carbs and stuff like that so I would count the calories and I would look at the carbs for that.

Rayzel: So you wouldn’t get too carried away?

Casey: Yeah. Definitely. I would occasionally. I would have a plateful of cauliflower rice and then my little bit of shrimp on top. I’m having to stop myself from that. But no, I don’t like- I’m just not a salad person. I don’t like asparagus. I tried. I desperately tried to like the asparagus but it just wasn’t working for me. So I said there’s very few that I’ll eat so I’m gonna stick with what I can and see how my body reacts to that. My body did perfect with it so I just continued.

Rayzel: Okay. Cool. So you had broccoli, cauliflower, were there any other vegetables that you did eat or?

Casey: Mushrooms on occasions. Onion on occasion.

Rayzel: Okay. Cool. And you just kind of rotate those.

Casey: Yeah. Not, well during P2 I kind of kept it the same. I was pretty much the same thing always.

Casey: Rayzel: I’m like that too.
P3 I mix it up just cause I kind of got bored but with P2 it’s working I want to stay with what I know is working so.

Rayzel: Good point. Real quick. You mentioned that you actually were cooking stuff from frozen so you don’t have to defrost. Did you have a special method that you do? To share like what do you do?

Casey: Like I said if you’re looking for something that helps lazy people like me or who forgets that they’ve got frozen stuff and they have a family. The NuWave is a significant help. It’s called the NuWave. It’s just a little oven you have on the countertop. It’s ridiculous to say but that thing made the world difference for me. I moved on October and everything and I’d have to take my frozen food pop it in there and 12 minutes later I have my meal. You can do your vegetables and your protein at the same time. For somebody like me it made the difference.

Rayzel: Well I’ll put a link to that in the notes if anyone wants to check it out. Cool. NuWave. Very cool.
Casey: Like I said it’s kind of an offhand thing but it really works.

Rayzel: Sometimes it is those little things that makes something work or just play a huge role in something makes successful so I think that’s important and for everyone it’s gonna be different.

Casey: I know a lot of people complain that I have a family or I work all day and I don’t have time to come home and cook these healthy meals. You can. It’s not that hard to do. You just have to find different ways to do that for yourself.

Rayzel: Yeah like, this is just a funny little story. Just talking about that were some things you can make them more difficult than they need to be so you don’t do it. I put this on Facebook a little bit ago but my mom her whole life when she make salad she would tear up the lettuce leaf by leaf by hand and so that’s what I did. I thought that’s how you make a salad and it took me until I was 20 years old when I met my mother-in-law and I saw her make a salad one day. She take the whole head of salad and she takes a knife and just chops it all up in like 2 seconds and I was like – how did I never know about this?

Casey: My husband and I were the exact same we were like why didn’t we think of this before?

Rayzel: Yeah. Ever since then making a salad has been so much easier. That’s funny. Okay.

Casey: It’s the little things that help.

Rayzel: Yup. So before you started hCG was there like a low point like you reach or some story that you can recall that just made you realize that you needed to make a change or you needed to find something to help you?

Casey: Absolutely. I gained my weight during my pregnancies. I was hit by a car when I was pregnant with my first son. Steroids, I gain a significant amount of weight in a very short time. Had my son, lost a little bit, nothing significant. I immediately got pregnant a year later and I had my second son and I lost my best friend at that time. My grandfather was my everything and I just went through the worst postpartum depression, I just didn’t care. I wanted to feed my feelings. That was the happy place to go to and I just ballooned of course. My husband brought it to my attention, he was like, “You’re not happy, this is just not- something’s not working for you, what can we do to help you out and everything?” So we talked about it and stuff and then he was like, “You know working out you’re gonna feel better. This is what you’ve always done. You’ve always been athletic. Let’s start on this together.” So together we started working out and everything. I did lose a little bit. Definitely not what I was before pregnancies and then I got pregnant again. Yes. So when I got pregnant again it just was a total blow and I was just like “How do I keep doing this?” and my husband deployed during this pregnancy. I had my daughter when he was deployed and it was just an emotional time. So whenever he came back and everything again it was just different, a third child, he was working a lot so again was a very low, low point with just not a lot of motivation to do anything. Then he brought up wanting to go out for our 5th year anniversary so that was the motivator. I started working out. I did the Beach Body Programs and stuff and I did lose some but as soon as we hit our vacation I was like, “Okay, I did what I needed to, I’m done.” When he deployed I was like, you know, he’s deployed again right now and you know what there’s nothing holding me back, there’s no excuses. This is my “Me Time”. This is my year to do what I need to do to find myself and it’s worked like a charm. I’ve researched hCG for a very long time and I finally decided, okay, we’ll do it.

Rayzel: That’s good too. Because it does take- I feel like to do this protocol and feel comfortable with it I think it does require a certain amount of research. Do you feel like – Thanks for sharing that story too cause I think it will resonate with a lot of moms out there because it might not be the exact same story but there’s parts of it that it’s like yeah I went through something similar and like you said postpartum is pretty serious and like you said when you’re going through stuff like that, you don’t care. It’s like- and if you don’t care you can’t worry about losing weight or eating right.

Casey: You feed those emotions so you just don’t care.

Rayzel: Yeah. Do you feel like once like as you mentioned how you lost weight for your 5 year anniversary but then of course that came in once when the motivation was gone. Do you feel like you had to kind of make a mental change in your head in order to lose weight and keep it off? How did you have to change the way you thought about weight loss or eating?

Casey: So that kind of happen for me in Round 2 actually. In my mind it was one of those “I’m gonna have a cheat day once or twice a week cause you know I’m losing weight fast so who cares?” and that round I was like “You know this isn’t worth it.” I’m going up and I’m coming down but I’m not changing my thinking so my thinking is I’m gonna lose this weight so I could have this terrible, terrible food. I kind of realize right as I was finishing Round 2 this isn’t gonna work. If I want to keep working out like I’m gonna keep working out and I wanna keep going, I need to stick with the proper diet and this is gonna be a lifestyle change. I don’t want it to be something like when he comes back, “Well, I’m done. I’ve finished my thing”. No, I’m loving the gym. I’m loving the food. Which definitely helps and I’m giving myself options which is the biggest change. I think that’s what made the lifestyle change for me as before it was “I want this carbs, I want this carbs.” Well now I have my cauliflower or if I really want those sugars and I have my stevia. There’s different options. If you want it, you can do it just find your option or find your moderation which is key.

Rayzel: Right. And I’m really glad you mentioned that because I agree. Don’t deny, replace. And like you said that’s exactly- cause I had to make that transformation too because like you it was that thing like on a day I felt thin I would be like Oh I can eat more today because I feel thin and it’s like the reward is that you get to eat more and I too had to change that thinking that really it’s all about just being in moderation all the time and I had to just change my mind in that way and as well like you said getting away from the mentality that you’re like being denied something by making a change and instead of just thinking all of these are all of the things that I can’t have and that can be frustrating but actually when you shift that focus and you start thinking about what can I have? And then it’s actually so much easier and like you said you find stuff that you actually end up liking and so you don’t miss the other stuff after a while.

Casey: Exactly and there’s always a better option. Just take the time to look into your options. Look around. Do some research and it’ll change. Things will change and your brain will be like, you know, I really want that piece of cake but I can go this route and I can go still get that sweet tooth but it’s a better option for me.

Rayzel: Yeah and I think for other people who haven’t made a change yet and you feel anxious about it. For instance, when I was trying to make changes, it was like scared of the idea of making that change permanent because I felt like, what if I’m not happy? If I don’t like that food? Or if I don’t like not having the food that I’m used to having? But you don’t have to view it as a permanent thing. When I finally decided to do a trial with taking dairy out of my diet? I put if off for like a whole year. I kept knowing that my body wasn’t digesting it well but I love cheese, I love yogurt, I just wasn’t ready to like do this, like you know, permanently. I’m not ready to do that. So finally after a year, I was like, “Okay, I’m just gonna actually do a trial for like 2 weeks, take it out and see if I can find other stuff to eat.” And if it’s just a total horrible mess and I can’t find anything satisfying then I could just go back to eating dairy and as it turned out I found other things to eat and it was a good choice for me at this time and that made it so much easier by just doing it as a trial and then seeing what else I could find and I realize, “Oh this isn’t as big a deal as I thought it was”.

Casey: And I think that’s what a lot of people don’t do is they don’t want to expand. I’m the pickiest eater on the world, by all means, like I said, I don’t like vegetables, I don’t enjoy them but I branched out. I think a lot of people are scared. They’re like “Well that’s something I’m not used to or my family is not gonna eat that” and people are gonna look at me, “No, try it see how your body reacts to different things”. I never in a million years thought I would like cauliflower. My family looked at me like I was crazy and now I’ve got heads and heads of lettuce or heads of cauliflower in my fridge now. It’s uh- try it. It’s a big thing.

Rayzel: Right. That’s like with kale. Me and kale. I hate kale and then I don’t know how many heads of kale and salad I ate in the last year but I probably kept at least one grocery store in business so. What are some of the main things that feel different for you, I mean we came to that a little bit but as far as from being overweight, how it felt just living your life that way versus now. What are some of the main things that feel different to you that you appreciate?

Casey: My family. I’m able to keep up with my kids. That’s a huge difference for me, before like I said I was at a very low point. So I would sit on the couch and I just watch them play and now I’m right there out there with them. I’m running out in the backyard or you know. They’re seeing me make these changes in myself which is a huge motivator for me. The first thing they say is “Hey mom are we gonna go to the gym?” or “Hey mom are we gonna run around at the park.” That’s a really good feeling that they’re enjoying hanging out with me because I’m actually able to keep up with them. I think that and having the energy when I wake up in the morning I don’t feel like – uh. You know, I don’t feel defeated before I even start. I got a purpose now and I can actually go do stuff and that’s nice.

Rayzel: Yeah. Thinking you probably lost like however much your 3 kids weigh together, you probably loss them in your weight. You could pile them on your back now and that’s about how much you weigh before.
Casey: Pretty close.
Rayzel: Why don’t we just talk a little bit now about phase 3? So you did some like month long phase 3s. How did those go for you as far as stabilizing what you ate?

Casey: At first it was kind of tricky trying to figure out what my body would accept and what my body didn’t want to accept. But I was patient and I think that was a big key for me. It was like, “Well, I’m gonna take it day by day, I’m gonna change one thing at a time and see hey my body like this or hey it doesn’t like this”. But I’ve been very fortunate. Almost everything has gone really well. I love, love the plants that I have found. Like I said I’ve done some research and stuff and I’m eating my food and I’m going, “This is delicious, where has this been my entire life?” That has been a huge motivator for me. But I think I’m gonna continue on that for a while. My calories I don’t keep track of hardly at all. Because I am working out so much I do think I have a higher calorie count than most people on P3 but it’s working for me so.

Rayzel: Great. Did you say you have a Pinterest board or something where you get recipes?

Casey: I do. I need to separate it into an hCG category cause I have stuff prior the hCG. Why is that on there still?

Rayzel: Gotcha, gotcha. But yeah Pinterest is great for getting Phase 2 recipes. I’ll at least put a link to my P3 board. Maybe I’ll go look at hers and pin some of hers then that are P3 or if you ever get it divided out let me know and we’ll link to yours. So yeah. It is nice like you said to have variety and sometimes like you said with the cauliflower you wouldn’t have known that you liked it so sometimes by getting those ideas from Pinterest helps you open up your mind to things you wouldn’t have known about trying. People are so creative with food but I’m not one of those people so I have to get my ideas from somewhere else.

Casey: I’m incredibly picky and I was absolutely dying for pizza. That is my go-to and I saw somebody made it with cauliflower and I was like “Where have you been?” and I was like “Oh, it’s cauliflower” and I tried and I was like- I sent my family messages “You have got to try this!” and they said “You’re crazy!” and I said “No! You have to try it! It’s amazing!”

Rayzel: So that was the one with the cauliflower crust.

Casey: It is.

Rayzel: Ooh. I haven’t actually made that so it’s really good huh?

Casey: Yeah, it’s delicious. It’s a lot easier to make than- you know it looks scary on there but again patience and just a little bit of research and you can get things done.

Rayzel: Gotcha! Cool. Well just last question then as far as kind of maintaining now. Are you still eating mostly Phase 3 or have you added in any carbs?

Casey: Very little carbs. I try to stay away from carbs because that is just one thing my body just- it just doesn’t want to do. I do a lot of shakes. Protein shakes and stuff which have a little bit of carbs into them. Like I said the cauliflower does have a little bit of carb in it and stuff and once in a very blue moon I’ll have like a sweet potato or something and that has a little bit into it but I try to stick with protein vegetable mostly.

Rayzel: Yeah. Just real clean then.
Casey: Yeah. I don’t really do fruit that much. I’ll do with banana occasionally but I just don’t do the apples and that kind of stuff. I’ve been throughout but I keep with the same ingredients to the different recipes so.

Rayzel: As far as your fat goes what type of fats do you include in your diet?

Casey: Salmon. I pretty much have salmon every other day just because I love it. That’s my go-to or up with like coconut oil in my coffee and stuff just for a flavor change and just a little bit of boost.

Rayzel: Yeah. I have forgotten too. Did you end up having shakes on P2 as well?

Casey: I did. I did have shakes on P2.

Rayzel: What shake was it? I forgot.

Casey: I went with FitMiss for one and I also went with the Lameshakes and I also went with Shakeology. I just kind of mixed it up.

Rayzel: So you would have those in replace of a protein on occasion or?

Casey: Yes. Pretty much after a workout especially if it’s a harder workout. That would be my- I typically workout in the morning so that would be my lunch. It would be a replacement.

Rayzel: Okay. Cool. I’m glad to hear that cause a lot of people ask me about the shake thing and I haven’t had tons of feedback on it on how it works. So it’s cool to know that that worked okay for you.

Casey: Yeah. I looked for calories of course. Then I looked at carbs. That was my big thing. I don’t want any sugars and I want as little carbs as possible. That was definitely the way to go.

Rayzel: That’s great. Thanks for sharing all of your personal details with everybody.

Casey: Absolutely.

Rayzel: I hope everything- You’re good, right? Are you trying to lose more? Or are you?

Casey: Oh, no, I’m done.

Rayzel: You’re good. So you’re just working out, getting strong?

Casey: Yeah. At this point I don’t really care. I’m just wanting to get my strength back on. I’m doing a lot of weights and stuff so it’s all that fun. It’s huge difference for me.

Rayzel: That’s great. Cool. Thanks so much!

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Episode 24 – Phase 3 Success on the hCG Diet Protocol – hCG Diet Interviews http://hcgchica.com/episode-24-phase-3-success-on-the-hcg-diet-protocol-hcg-diet-interviews/ http://hcgchica.com/episode-24-phase-3-success-on-the-hcg-diet-protocol-hcg-diet-interviews/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 04:06:34 +0000 http://hcgchica.com/?p=11629 In all my private emails back and forth with many of you hCGers, often someone will mention something to me about their journey, in passing, that I realize is important info to pass on to the rest of you. This … Continue reading

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In all my private emails back and forth with many of you hCGers, often someone will mention something to me about their journey, in passing, that I realize is important info to pass on to the rest of you. This woman, we’ll call her Laura, happened to mention that she did very well with Phase 3 of the hCG protocol and had been maintaining for 3 months.

Since we are ALWAYS needing more help for the volatile Phase 3, I pressed her for more details and she agreed to a written interview- I hope you find it helpful!

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Interview with Laura – Phase 3 Success

Laura: You helped me to keep on track and I’ve kept my 30 pounds off from the hCG Diet now for 3 months!

Rayzel: Thats great that you’ve been maintaining for 3 months now! Would you mind sharing your basic stats with everyone – age/height/starting and current weight, your clothing size change?

Laura: I’m 60 years old, 5’8” and my starting weight was 195 and my current weight is 167. I’ve dropped 2 pants sizes going from a size 14 to a size 10!!

Rayzel: I’d love to hear how you are doing that- how do you eat now/what’s your life like that you are able to maintain your 30 lb weight loss?

Laura: I think my success was kick-started after Phase 2 when I VERY SLOWLY introduced new foods. I continued eating the same foods as in Phase 2, but increased the quantity. I would add one new food every 2 weeks and really watched my fat intake.

Rayzel: Okay can I ask for a few more details here? When you say you increased just your p2 food intake, did that include the P2 fruits? Can you give me an example of what you might have eaten on say day 5 of Phase 3 as far amounts of these foods go?

Laura: I started off with just my black coffee with 1 packet of stevia for breakfast. Lunch was typically a salad just like in P2, but I increased the grilled chicken or steak to 4-5 oz and used balsamic vinegar (no oil) and seasonings for dressing. Again, for dinner I just increased my protein from 3 oz to 4-5 oz. and added a salad (dressing as above) and a green vegetable. I ate apples and strawberries.

Rayzel: Then you mentioned you added a new food every 2 weeks- was this literally 1 new food, or 1 new food group? Could you give me examples? How did you decide if it was a success or not? Did you have any foods you add cause gains? etc.?

Laura: It was a food grouping. First I added dairy. I added cream (half/half) to my coffee. Checked next day for weight gain and all was good. So the next week I added cheese. Still okay. The following week I added eggs. Scrambled, hard boiled, any kind. I waited another week before adding oil. Everything was great…no weight gain at all. Then I added oatmeal to my morning breakfast. I was starving all day and even though I stayed on plan, I was up 2 pounds the next day. Several weeks later I decided to try again with crackers and I had the same reaction. Bread also caused a weight gain.

Rayzel: Awesome, thanks for that. Last question about that- so by the end of the normal 3 week phase 3 period, what new foods would you say you had you incorporated by that point?

Laura: Just to clarify I’d say my 3 week P3 was actually 4 or 5 weeks. During that time I added almonds, avocado, all vegetables except starches, and most fruits (no banana or pineapple). I added pork to my proteins at this point.

Rayzel: Wait I said that was the last question about this portion but now I have another one- so during the 3 week phase 3 period, how exactly did you find your weight stabilizing out? Did you do any steak days during that time? How soon before you started feeling like your weight was staying about the same on a regular basis each morning?

Laura: My weight was actually pretty stable, but as I said, I was super cautious. I did do a steak day whenever my weight was up 2 pounds, and the weight always fell right off.

Rayzel: Okay continue with your story!

Laura: I’ve managed to keep the weight off by limiting carbs and mostly focusing on protein. I work out 4-5 days a week….

Rayzel: Oooh interruption again! May I ask what your working out consists of? Duration and type of workouts?

Laura: During P3 I was doing the treadmill (45 minutes going from an incline of 1 and going up every 3-4 minutes to an incline of 12) on one day then a brisk 3 mile walk the next day and so on.

Rayzel: Okay continue ;)-

Laura: I eat good oils, dairy, fruits, eggs, and vegetables (no starches), and no grains or sugar. I discovered during phase 3 that grains do not agree with my system. I always gain if I eat them, so it was a pretty easy decision to omit them. I can get by with a little bit of sugar, but if I over indulge the scale will show it. I weigh every day and jump on anything over a 2 pound gain!!

Rayzel: When you hit that just over 2 lb mark, what do you do? Steak day or what? How often would you say you find yourself doing this? And what are the results of the corrections you do?

Laura: I still do a steak day, or an apple day. I think over the 3 month period I’ve probably done about 4-5 correction days.

Rayzel: When you say vegetables, no starches, which vegetables do you not eat, and what are some examples of ones you eat pretty frequently?

Laura: We have salad every night and they usually include bell peppers, onions, avocado, tomato, etc. All green vegetables especially asparagus, brussels sprouts and broccoli. Not green but I also eat a lot of cauliflower. I’m big on roasting vegetables in the oven at a hight temperature until they turn golden brown!!! Yum. Still don’t do corn or potatoes although I just recently tried sweet potato and I tolerated them just fine.

Rayzel: What do you do for a treat in Phase 3 life?

Laura: I treat myself to your fruit ice-cream (made in the food processor) or sugar-free crustless, pumpkin pie. I also will have a glass of white wine a couple of times a week. I recently made a flourless peanut butter cookie that was good oh and “cheesecake” type desserts sweetened with liquid stevia.

Rayzel: Another quick question – at what point in Phase 3 did you add pumpkin? There is some debate on whether or not pumpkin fits into the Phase 3 food list since it’s a higher starch vegetable. Just curious about when you started including that from time to time.

Laura: I didn’t add pumpkin in P3 only recently and it has been fine. No reaction.

Rayzel: Okay, continue….

Laura: I also try to limit my sugar-free intake to Stevia or Non GMO Erythritol. I’m just starting to introduce almond and coconut flour so we’ll see how that goes. I discovered if I keep some “legal” treats on hand, I don’t feel “cheated” when my husband is eating his desserts. Actually he likes my sugar-free desserts too!

Rayzel: So am I getting it right that you didn’t introduce nuts or dairy at all in the main 3 weeks of phase 3 then?

Laura: No I did have both nuts (almonds only) and dairy (half and half) in Phase 3.

Rayzel: Thanks so much for sharing all this – what’s next for you?

Laura: I’m looking forward to doing another HCG 60 day program after the first of the year. I’m happy with where I’m at, but would like to target some “fat loss” in specific areas. I love how HCG does just that! If I lost another 10-15 pounds I would be thrilled!

I love your website and wish to thank you so much for taking the time to educate all of us and offer support on the HCG program. Your website was an invaluable resource and I referred to it often…and actually still do! You made me feel like I had a friend to lend a helping hand throughout my journey. Thanks!

Rayzel: Thank you! I really appreciate the time you took to answer these questions and help everyone out in crazy phase 3.

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“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

                                                              – Aristotle

Hello my dear hCGers.

As some of you may know, with the growth of my blog, I have recently taken on the help of an email helper, Lucelle. She. Is. Awesome. She is doing a great job of pointing you guys in the right direction for simpler questions that I already have a blogpost about, or that I have answered by email before that she can reiterate to you. However, there are still many emails that really need me to personally respond, and this is something I really enjoy doing, as I love connecting with you, and no doubt MANY of you reading this have indeed had possibly even multiple personal replies from me.

However, I want to take this opportunity not only to share something personal that requires me to take a little private communication break, but also perhaps to share thoughts that will you get some of you thinking about your own situations in life, because I don’t want this just to be about me. I want to provide value to YOU if you are taking the time out of your busy day to read this. Perhaps there is a little tweaking your own path could use, and maybe this will get your brain wheels spinning.

Just to be clear, all this soul searching the past week has made me realize I need to take an email sabbatical. For the next month or so, I will be mostly out of commission for emailing and messaging through Facebook.

Where to Find Help

Before I get to the whole self-help-yourself-over-a-P2-meal-of-4-strawberries thing, let me give you a few links and info that will help you during this whole “email sabbatical” shin-dig.

1. Lucelle, my helper, will still be responding to emails and Facebook private messages. She is able to point you in the right direction in many cases.

2. I have a search bar in the footer of my site.

3. I have a FAQ section that is getting more beefy by the week.

4. Other areas of the blog you may need:

5. It’s perfectly okay to email or send messages with ideas for content you would like on the blog. This actually helps me know what to create in the future for you guys.

On to Inner Human Growth (Got Your Strawberries? Add a dusting of stevia. Trust me, it’s way yummier).

I read portions of a book not too long back about introverts vs. extroverts. Actually 3 books on the subject.

The theory behind these books explain that being introverted or extroverted is different from being shy or outgoing, and that you can easily be an outgoing introvert, or a shy extrovert. I believe I may be an outgoing introvert. One of the defining things about an introvert is that re-fueling requires being alone, and this is definitely me.

“We can’t underestimate the value of silence. We need to create ourselves, need to spend time alone. If you don’t, you risk not knowing yourself and not realizing your dreams.” – Jewel

I Love People

I LOVE people. Especially helping people. Teaching is in my genes. My mom is a music teacher, and both her parents were teachers. If you’ve seen me in my videos I connect with people, I get excited by my connections with people. I’ve been able to translate this into my videos because very early on I became aware of WHO was watching the videos that I made. So when I stare at the black lense of my canon and talk to it, I don’t see a piece of plastic and glass, I see you guys.

How Do You Re-Fuel?

The books discuss that introverts don’t hate people – especially if you’re an outgoing introvert, you still love to be around and interact with people. However, being around people takes energy out of an introvert, whereas for an extrovert, being around people infuses them with renewed energy. We all expend energy in various ways in life, and we all need to refuel. What takes energy out of us, and what puts energy back in us seems to be different depending on your internal makeup. Ignoring this can lead to more energy going out than coming in, which eventually will lead to, you guessed it, death by chocolate. Okay that’s my attempt to make a little joke about something that is actually quite serious when it comes to your quality of life.

“Stay true to your own nature. If you like to do things in a slow and steady way, don’t let others make you feel as if you have to race. If you enjoy depth, don’t force yourself to seek breadth.” ~ Susan Cain

Based on what I know promotes a feeling of wholeness and balance within me, I think I do tend towards this introvert side, where I love to be around people, but after a time, feel a strong need to be alone in order to regain my strength and mental clarity. If I don’t respect this about myself, both my physical and cognitive capabilities start going downhill, and fast.

Have you ever noticed this to be true of you? I didn’t actually realize this in and out energy balance to myself until the past few years and that I could operate more consistently and feel more stable emotionally and even physically when made sure to alternate more high energy/output occasions or tasks with more reflective/down periods to recover.

Here’s another quote that makes you think:

“Isn’t it refreshing to know that what comes perfectly natural for you is your greatest strength? Your power is in your nature. You may not think it’s a big deal that you can spend hours immersed in something that interests you—alone—but the extrovert next door has no idea how you do it.” Laurie Helgoe

My Added Complication

An added complication I have in my life is that I’ve been dealing with a mysterious chronic illness for over 12 years now. Earlier on the symptoms would come on with a vengeance, but then seem to disappear for awhile. Over time though, the symptoms became more a part of my daily life and no longer went away. My current belief is that on top of my confirmed diagnosis of Hashimotos thyroiditis, I have chronic lyme disease. The severity of the symptoms DO vary. I am fairly stable in general these days because I have eliminated almost completely from my life certain activities considered normal to everyday life that bring on symptoms. Despite this however, the illness is still there, in me, so the problem is I never know when symptoms will be more severe than usual, and for how long symptoms will last when they are there. I have come to realize that this health condition escalates the output of energy when I’m involved with people and escalates the recovery time for refueling as well.

I know that I’m not the only person with this going on because, yes, I get lots of emails from you guys telling me of your personal health struggles as well. Obviously I totally relate and resonate with these struggles.

Why I’m Sharing Personal Stuff

I’m sharing all of this more personal stuff because I want you to understand that the decision I am sharing with you – the need to take a sabbatical from private communication that I offer through my blog and social media, has nothing to do with YOU. You guys are great. It’s only natural to want and seek solutions to conundrums or troubles you are facing on the hCG protocol. In fact that’s what I’m always encouraging right! Don’t give up, seek solutions, don’t just wonder and leave it be. Find solutions, analyze.

But being in my current state and having a blog that has gotten a little more popular on google the past year means I am getting a lot more email and private messages than in the past and I have been feeling especially overwhelmed lately. I am still just this one person, and I am finding lately this constant feeling of pressure, sadness, and just an overall sense of not being good enough, because I can’t seem to keep up with all the messages. I feel so guilty when I see emails waiting in my que to hear from me, or blog comments going unanswered. I worry you will think I’m ignoring you, or that I don’t care. It bothers me just as much as if a friend had called me and left me a voice message and I just never returned their call, or it took me 3 weeks to do so.

While my blog doesn’t have the answer to every single hCG question you could ever come up with, at this point it does contain quite a bit of information to help you succeed. On top of that, there is now my newly published hCG Diet Workbook for Phase 2, with a length coaching section that I spent a great deal of time crafting and that many are finding very useful to them (just read the Amazon reviews! 61 and counting!)

So in my usual overly-wordy way, I’m sharing with you all that I need to take an email/private message sabbatical.

Is there anything in your life that you need a short break from? It doesn’t have to be a month. Often just 1 DAY of a break from whatever particular thing is starting to make you feel drained, can make a big difference.

I have a VERY hard time setting limits for myself because I often feel so driven inside to get things done. Do you struggle with this too? I have learned through multiple experiences now that whenever I start to feel totally sucked in and my brain gets into this weird feedback loop where I’m trying so hard to focus but in reality not getting anywhere, I realize what I actually need to do is not try to focus harder, but to just go do something entirely different.

Crossfit serves me very well for this. It’s a completely different activity that completely distracts me from whatever is on my mind and leaves me feeling refreshed.

How about you? What specific activity can you do that is DIFFERENT from your same ‘ol-same ‘ol, even for a little bit, to help break that overwhelm-brain-fog feeling.

What I Will Be Doing

It’s not that I won’t be working on hCG related matters. But I need to take some time out to work on deeper content for the website and the future P3 & P4 workbook – information that can be evergreen and be reachable by all of you, instead of just one.

I have always tried to maintain a balance between interaction on a one-to-one basis with time spent on blogpost articles and videos, and overall, I feel I’ve managed it pretty well. I’ve never felt that I should spend my time on just one or the other. Individuals ARE important. I will always believe that. But of late I find myself almost entirely focused on email replies and no other work is getting done, and this is off-balance for me – and for you as well, as in the long run, you will benefit more by having available to a large number of you something I’ve spent time crafting and researching. Additionally like I said, when I don’t get enough “alone” time, my own inspiration, happiness, and productivity really suffers as my brain gets foggier and foggier.

This goes back to the introvert idea. What I find happening to me lately is that I can’t focus on the articles I’m trying to write and such because of having so much outside input. I find myself scattered and distracted.

“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.” ~ Rollo May

Which reminds me of a little story that gives you a little window into my own nature.

I was in labor at the hospital with my son, ready to start pushing. Only my husband and the nurse were in the room. However I found it distracting and it was very difficult for me to focus on this obviously important task at hand. I had already asked for all the lights to be shut off, as I found the lights extremely distracting. Because I wasn’t alone, which is usually what allows me to feel focused, I was feeling incredibly scattered and incapable.

I finally asked my husband if he’d mind going into the adjacent bathroom, and closing the door so I couldn’t see him. Yes I did! Nicely of course.

I asked the nurse to leave as well.

She said that’s not protocol and that no one had ever requested this before.

I said, please, I need to be alone, I can’t focus with someone else here.

She reluctantly said she’d leave but that she’d still have to pop in and check on me every 10 minutes or so. Thank goodness!

Once I was alone, in the dark, I was able to give my full effort and concentration to the task. At the tail end, now feeling more like a “pro” at pushing ;), when the little slippery guy was ready to slide out into the world, I was okay with the menagerie of medical personnel making their way back into the room, including the doctor – who was warned by the nurse and rest of the staff to please not say a word, which to her credit and the rest of the staff, they respectfully stayed silent while I pushed the rest of my little baby boy out into the doctor’s hands.

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I was actually close to having a c-section prior this. To be honest, I’m not sure what would have happened if my need for privacy and aloneness hadn’t been respected. The ability of my brain and the power of my body were completely different once everyone had gone. I felt powerful and strong and capable and focused.

Anyway- that’s my little story to show you a little piece of what makes up me.

“Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone—that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born.”~ Nikola Tesla

I will be still be writing and posting content, as well sending out my weekly email newsletter to you all. I just need a little break for a bit from all the private one on one communication. My guess is a month or so.

Even now I feel nervous to make this decision. I feel like I’m going to miss out on something important somehow. And I feel like I’ll be letting you down – whoever of you take the time to pour out your story to me. But I’m trusting that you will understand my need to not self-combust.

What Happens When You Don’t Work With Your Nature

I feel that I didn’t at all understand how I as a unique person, operate best, until the past 5 years. What this means is I wasn’t able to flourish as I could have. I spent a lot of time trying to do things that were just not me. As a result, I never felt very confident about anything I did, which didn’t exactly help my self esteem, especially when those very same things others were doing with such expertise and confidence.

What’s interesting is, by doing more of what works with the type of person I am, I have actually learned to do more things that are hard for me as well. Interesting result. I also discovered that I’m good at, or can learn things, that I didn’t initially think were “me”.

But it all started with doing what came more naturally and easily to me FIRST.

That’s what got the whole wow-I’m-growing-up-and-wearing-recycled-yoga-mat-shoes-because-i-hate-heels ball rolling.

Thank You for WHO YOU ARE

Thank you all for being the great people that you are. Really and truly, my one on one communications have actually been one of the most enlightening and refreshing parts of this whole experience online. In fact, without it, I don’t think I would have had the drive or motivation to create as much content here as I have. I just need to create a little better balance and this break will help me achieve that so that I can come back refreshed and have a better system for helping you all out in the best way possible both for you and for me.

This thought puts it well, and how I feel about the kind of people you all are:

“The highest form of love is to be the protector of another person’s solitude.” Rainer Maria Rilke

The few times I have expressed a feeling of overwhelm, I have always gotten email replies from some of you telling me things like “we understand! Take some time out for you. We appreciate what you do so much but you have a family as well.” etc.
No joke.

I think only twice, out of literally thousands upon thousands of private emails, facebook messages and blog comments I’ve received and responded to, have I had someone express a complete lack of understanding for my one woman show.

So that means 99.99999999% of you are gold! See those people in the background below? Those are some of you hCGers. Some time back when I was about 75% done with the Phase 2 hCG Diet Workbook I was starting to hit a wall. I sent out an email asking to MEET you guys, so I could be inspired to get the last chunk of the workbook written. I asked you to send me your photo and share a little about your story, your struggles. I got many replies and had all the photos you all sent me printed and put them up on my wall.

I truly value the involvement and connections that I get to have with so many of you. After having a little down time from private communications, I will be back with a better, more organized set up for continuing to make those connections happen.

So how about YOU? Do you need time alone, quiet time to re-fuel? I’d love to hear your thoughts and story on this – just keep in mind I won’t be replying 😉 – But if you’d like to share for the benefit of everyone else reading, please feel free! It’s just so nice to know you’re not alone with how you feel right?
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April 30th – hCG Injections SALE – 1 Day Only http://hcgchica.com/april-30th-hcg-injections-sale-1-day-only/ http://hcgchica.com/april-30th-hcg-injections-sale-1-day-only/#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:07:52 +0000 http://hcgchica.com/?p=13079 US hCG Shots is one of the most affordable options for U.S. made hCG online. They are having a 15% off sale for 1 day only – today, April 30th. The discount is on all products and kits in stock. … Continue reading

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US hCG Shots is one of the most affordable options for U.S. made hCG online. They are having a 15% off sale for 1 day only – today, April 30th. The discount is on all products and kits in stock.

15% off everything and anything in stock, till midnight April 30th only.

Use coupon code 15%offall through this link:

Buy from US hCG Shots

Copy and paste the Coupon Code above on the bottom left of the Shopping Cart Page before Checkout

This is one of the companies I got to visit with in person in Florida back in January btw – I met their entire staff and got to see the inside of one of the pharmacies they use where the hCG is made. And yes, HANDSTANDS happened! How could we not when I found out one of the customer service reps is a fellow crossfitter? Score!

Handstands with US hCG Shots Customer Service Rep! Oh yeah, and he was also super nice. :) hcgchica.com

Here’s a breakdown so you’ll know how much you’d be saving

I rounded everything off by a cent – let’s just keep it simple right? 😉

HCG Injection Kits:

  • 28 Day hCG Injection Kit: $200 usually, 15% off = $30 discount – sale price: $170
  • 56 Day hCG Injections Kits: $360 usually, 15% off= $54 discount – sale price: $306

HCG Injections + Lipo Combo Kits:

  • 28 Day hCG Injections + Lipo COMBO kit: usually $340, 15% off = $51 discount – sale price: $289
  • 56 Day hCG Injections + Lipo COMBO kit: usually $640, 15% off= $96 discount – sale price: $544

B12 Shots and Lipo Shots:

  • 30 ML Methylcobalamin b12 Shots: usually $350, 15% off = $35 discount – sale price: $315
  • 30 ml Cyanocobalamin shots: usually $60, 15% off = $9 discount – sale price: $51
  • 30 ml Lipo Shots by themselves: usually $300, 15% off = $45 discount – sale price: $255
  • 10 ml Lipo shots: usually $160, 15% off = $24 discount – sale price: $136
  • 10 ml MIC shots: usually $150, 15% off= $22.50 discount – sale price: $127.50

For anyone who is planning a round of hCG, I hope that helps!

Remember, you can find all my tutorials for injections – how to mix, how to inject, all that fun stuff here:

Injections Tutorials

(keep in mind, the mixing instructions for all the US companies is the same – so I don’t have one specifically for US hcg shots yet, but you can simply follow my tutorial for either Nu Image or Advanced hCG)

Lastly, you can get all the basics on the diet to start it out right here: hCG Basics

There is now also the Phase 2 hCG Daily Tracker and Guide all in one which you can find on Amazon!

Use coupon code 15%offall through this link:

Buy from US hCG Shots

Copy and paste the Coupon Code above on the bottom left of the Shopping Cart Page before Checkout

Hope that helps you guys! Here’s a couple pics I took with some of the staff.

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hCG Diet Interviews Episode 23 – 20 Inches Gone From Her Waist Alone – Kimberly http://hcgchica.com/hcg-diet-interviews-episode-23-twenty-inches-gone-from-waist-kimberly/ http://hcgchica.com/hcg-diet-interviews-episode-23-twenty-inches-gone-from-waist-kimberly/#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:02:44 +0000 http://hcgchica.com/?p=12533 Kimberly and I had such a great time discussing her hCG experience. Here’s her basic stats: Height: 5’9″ Size change pre hCG: Size 26 Size change after hCG diet: Size 12 Inch loss from her waist alone: 20″ – Did … Continue reading

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Kimberly and I had such a great time discussing her hCG experience.

Here’s her basic stats:

  • Height: 5’9″
  • Size change pre hCG: Size 26
  • Size change after hCG diet: Size 12
  • Inch loss from her waist alone: 20″ – Did you catch that? That’s twenty inches. Wow.

The personal journey of Kimberly on the hCG Diet Protocol – as told by Kimberly

This is my personal experience and I just happened to be a nurse. As a nurse, I am not diagnosing or giving advice. I am simply sharing my private life, away from nursing.

HCG my story, as a child I was very athletic and active but at the same time I seem to be 20 lbs over weight. Before puberty I was called chubby and in my teens I was that girl who would be cute if she would just loose 20 lbs. As an adult, I slowly gained ten pounds here and there until in my late 20’s I was almost 300 lbs. I am 5 foot 9 inches and I did have a bone scan to reveal I am medium bone density.

Before finding HCG, I did go to a private consult with a physician who performs lap-ban surgery and he rejected me saying that I would starve to death with the procedure due to my metabolism. I was showing signs of a diabetic (insulin resistance). He did say the best number for me to achieve on the scale was around 175lbs, even with bariatric surgery. I was of course disappointed and a year later I found the Atkins diet, my husband did great on the diet, but I was unable to loose beyond the first 30 lbs. I was practically starving myself and still, just stall after stall. So for me the Atkins diet only made me loose 30 lbs, period.

I am 31 and its early winter, I was diagnosed with a life threatening tumor the size of girl’s soft ball surrounding my pancreas. I was given 6 weeks to live, (long story-shortened) I recovered and have been tumor free for 13 yrs now. Back to my overweight. I am in my early 30’s with only 40% of a pancreas which takes a year to recover from, during that year due to the extent of the procedure I can only eat “slip foods” (starchy soft food like oatmeal and rice etc., mainly mushy high sugar foods almost like what an infant would eat) So of course my weight is now again almost 300lbs. I go this way for a couple of years, and then I find my cure. HCG.

20 Inches Gone from her Waist Alone - Episode 23 of the hCG Diet Interviews- stories of real people - hcgchica.com

1. My first protocol with HCG, I did read Dr. Simeons book on hCG, Pounds and Inches, and I had to secretly order my HCG from an India pharmacy. I only do the injections of real HCG. (For current options where you can purchase hCG Injections online, go here).

2. My first round of HCG was very emotional, I had to deal with all of my eating disorders to achieve success and the weight melting off was a great reward for having the courage to deal with my emotional baggage. All over weight people have meaning behind food, it serves them some way beyond nutritional building blocks for the body

3. I had to give up using Splenda, it has dextrose from corn syrup as a de-clumping agent and is an insulin trigger and it is just shy of one complete carb per packet, as a nurse, I have to say that 1 cup of Splenda is 24 (real) carbs for my diabetics that I monitor their nutrition. I of course like all dieters was using this stuff by the cups for cooking/baking when it was introduced.

4. I had to permanently clean out my kitchen, and for me, I knew I could never return to my old way of eating after the HCG protocols, even on super maintenance, I have to be very strict.

5. I finished a 4 week round, and I was hungry half of every day, but I have been hungry most of my life. Yes, I read your post on adjusting hcg dose, ect. It was a good post!

6. I do load clean, no carbs on HCG injection loading days

7. On maintenance, I was not able to maintain my weight loss if I ate coconut oil. I have no idea why. Avocados are a huge no-no for me, they are high on the “insulin response chart” So yes they are low to moderate glycemic, but after digestive enzymes attach to avocados they make a high insulin response, they made me gain weight really fast, so none for me.

8. Over several years of HCG, remember it was hard to get your hands on HCG 6 yrs ago, and it was costly so I had to budget it out. I lost almost all of my un-needed pounds, resulting in going from a plus size 26 to an average miss size 12. Thanks to you, I can now order it in USA and hope to get down to a size 8 in the next two years. I lost almost 20 inches alone from the circumference around my body an inch above my belly button.

9. To help me keep my food choices under control I do follow the Dukan Diet 100 food list, except now I also avoid dairy and all soy (soy hates me, LOL) along with night shade vegetables, (tomato, eggplant, and peppers) due to leaky gut syndrome which causes cardio vascular disease.

10. The following is now the really good stuff, my tips for HCG and some things I have noticed. Ketosis state really does make you notice food more than normal. I notice when I am on a low calorie diet I see food packages more vibrant and can smell like a hound dog. It is a normal response from your body to help you find food.

11. For me I only eat meat on the injection part of HCG, it’s a personal choice, I am just a meat eater and the veggies to me personally, are wasted calories.

12. I do make myself wait at least 16 hours before consuming calories even on injection days, it’s part of my insulin resistance program of intermittent fasting.

13. Ketosis does mess with melatonin uptake, your body thinks you need to be alert to find food, so yes it does cause insomnia, I take 5 mg of melatonin from Swansonvitamins.com

14. Yes, I take a boat load of electrolyte vitamins, due to no veggies ect. Swansonvitamins.com

15. Mustard is my best friend, I use it on almost everything, and also the mustard dry spice

16. Side effect of mustard is it is high in vinegar, and vinegar makes a large majority of people over spill potassium, I am one of them so I have to take a lot of potassium supplements to avoid leg cramps

17. To avoid extra calories, I use the cartoon of egg whites to make all kinds of omelets, I enjoy the dill weed (looks like chopped up grass) as a spice on eggs, found on bake and spice isle

18. Swansonvitamins.com has gum that is birch wood xylitol all other xylitol is from GMO corn, I use this to help sometimes when I just simply need to chew, crazy sounding I know but sometimes I just simply miss the act of chewing and will also chew on a plastic straw, I will chew that sucker to pieces! I have cold sensitive teeth, but my husband he is an ice chewer

19. One tip is to get a blender like what you have or mine, I have the ninja blender and it makes ice into almost a powder, I will brew a strong cup of herbal tea say like blueberry and chill it overnight and make a slushy with it. Ice-herbal tea-stevia= sweet heaven no calories.

20. I use the stevia extract packets with zero calories with erythritol

21. Slushy’s are our answer to everything, need a dessert after your last meal, got a sweet tooth, want something but not really hungry, every single time the answer for us is Slushy.

22. We also use essential oils such as lemon and orange oil just 3 drops makes a 16 oz slushy

23. My theory on the inches lost part of Dr Simon’s book pounds and inches, I call it “my donut” As a nurse I have worked as a hospice nurse and as a Medicaid nursing home nurse in both I have seen people of all walks of life lose weight intentionally and due to end of life. One common factor they all had was a “donut.” We have two types of fat, white and brown. The white is the fast easy weight that any diet will make you lose around 30lbs., but then we have the brown fat that is wrapped around our organs and internal parts. This is where enlarged hearts and the term fatty liver comes from. Have you heard the term “baby fat” it is the extra pounds that females carry to help them when pregnant, it is always around the lower stomach, thighs and butt. This is the easy white ready to shed 30lbs that anyone can lose. On HCG we lose that white fat easy and fast, so then our body has to mobilize and change brown fat into more “baby fat” this is what I call a “donut” you will notice it is around an inch thick and it will be a large circle around your belly button, (I will show where in the video) so you will not see a change on the scale but you will lose inches around your body but now your pants seem tight due to the new storage of white fat around your belly button. I will be able to explain this easily with being able to point to my body, my co-worker a nurse practitioner who also uses HCG agreed with my theory of white and brown fat mobilization.

24. Tip when cooking on HCG go to Target and get a microwave steamer, I will show mine in the video, it is amazing who wants to cook when you can only have 500 calories, this does the cooking for you

25. I buy turkey 99% fat free and steam it into four meatballs each around 100 calories each

26. Buy a full length mirror, mine is from Walmart it is an over the door full length mirror, it helps me stay accountable during the maintenance part

27. You must a positive body image to be forever successful, there is no buts to this, its mandatory

28. I do recommend meditation, I use Kelly Howell owner of brain sync she is amazing I have used her meditations for a decade, it got me through my tumor healing, she has a subliminal guided meditation for weight loss, I highly recommend it, many of her meditations are on youtube, to get a free sample

29. Last but not least, is your emotional state. Why are you wanting to shed weight? If the reason isn’t for yourself you will fail and HCG is not a hormone you can play around with, it is a very serious when changing your body chemistry, it can be an amazing change, if it is honored! I can’t stress enough how cheating on HCG is not like any other diet when it comes to cheating. You cheat, you are not only letting yourself down, and you are messing up your body chemistry. I know, I totally screwed up my second ever protocol.

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2 Year Anniversary of Maintaining Weight Loss from the hCG Diet with HCG Injections http://hcgchica.com/2-year-anniversary-of-maintaining-weight-loss-from-the-hcg-diet-with-hcg-injections/ http://hcgchica.com/2-year-anniversary-of-maintaining-weight-loss-from-the-hcg-diet-with-hcg-injections/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:09:35 +0000 http://hcgchica.com/?p=12663 This one is going to be short and sweet (ha! well short in hcgchica world which is probably long in most other worlds), because I mostly just want to highlight the fact that I’ve maintained my weight loss from the … Continue reading

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This one is going to be short and sweet (ha! well short in hcgchica world which is probably long in most other worlds), because I mostly just want to highlight the fact that I’ve maintained my weight loss from the hCG protocol with hCG injections for over 2 years now, with no further hCG use during that time.

My other exciting news has been the release of the comprehensive hCG Diet Workbook – something that took me 6 solid months to complete. It is now published and up on Amazon for you guys. You can learn more and see inside the hCG Workbook here, or purchase it on Amazon here and remember that the first month it’s for sale, April 19th-May 20th 2015, you get a special thank you gift FREE – and it’s something of true value, not just a dirty sock. 😉 You can find out how to get the thank you gift here.

Before the hCG Diet, at the end of my final round, and 2 years later without any futher hCG use - this was with hCG Injections - hcgchica.com

In the near future I will be sharing my personal updates with regards to how I’m actually doing that right now – maintaining – my challenges and successes these past several months, to help you troubleshoot and succeed at your own journey.

Side View - Before and After the hCG Diet with HCG Injections - hcgchica.com

This .gov article on pubmed states that “weight loss maintenance may get easier over time; after individuals have successfully maintained their weight loss for 2-5 y, the chance of longer-term success greatly increases.

This is encouraging since I am now in this range. I remember reading something like this when I still in the middle of my hCG journey and feeling like that seemed like a long way into the future. And now it’s here. This is all not simply to be like yay me but to encourage you guys that this CAN be done.

Body Shot Before and After the hCG Diet with Injections - hcgchica.com

I finished my final round of hCG in November 2012 and it’s now April 2015, 2 years and 5 months later. My bodyfat percent is currently 16.5% (per hydrostatic bodyfat testing – see below). About 21 lbs of me is fat, and the rest of my 126 lbs is muscle, water, bones, and oh yeah, my all important organs! Gotta have those. Even got my good ‘ol wisdom teeth still.

Body Fat Test Results 2 Years After the hCG Diet - Still 16-17% body fat - hcgchica.comI began my journey at 34.5% body fat percent, which was 59 lbs of fat on my short 5’1″ frame. This means there is almost 40 lbs less fat on my body.

Body Fat Percent Before Starting the Protocol - hcgchica.comWhat You Need to Know

The most important thing that you need to know is that my weight is not static. I ain’t no concrete statue man! I have a range on the scale between 124-128 lbs where I’ve been at any given time the past 2 years with a handful of days where I hit 129 lbs. I make both almost subconscious and conscious corrections on a regular basis in response to what I know about a combo of these three things:

  • my weight on the scale,
  • the way my clothes are fitting, and
  • how I’ve been eating in the recent past week or two

Between these three factors, if my weight is pushing the end of my comfort zone, I will consciously be more cautious in some way – either for a day by fasting, or eating more clean than usual for a few days to a week.

The reason I feel this important to clarify is because I think my concept of weight maintenance meant staying the same weight all the time, so just so you know, these small fluctuations are okay and a normal part of life if you know how to respond to them consistently and not let them get out of hand. Because we’re ALL going to either over-do it here and there occasionally, or be dealing with a hormone issue that can cause weight gain.

hCG Diet Results- Maintaining Weight Loss from HCG Injections for 2 Years! hcgchica.com

These jeans are a size 2, but I say I’m technically a size 4 because that’s what’s comfortable to wear most the time. It’s all about comfort for me these days! I just realized something looking at the above picture – can you imagine how much less pressure is on my spine and back with all that fat gone?

I think you really should check out the video though – you’ll see me having body fat testing done before the diet and then 2 years post hCG – seeing it side by side is crazy!

Hydrostatic Body Fat Testing Before the diet, and 2 years AFTER the hCG diet completed - hcgchica.comHydrostatic Body Fat Testing Pre and 2 Years Post hCG - hcgchica.comHydrostatic Body Fat test 3

Hydrostatic Body fat test hCG Diet 4

I know hydrostatic body fat testing is not accessible to everyone, but I really encourage to give a little google search for it in your area – knowing your actual fat loss results is so empowering AND it’s also helpful when you “gain weight” that testing shows to be muscle, which was the case for me. If I hadn’t done that testing, it would have been harder to know exactly what was going on.

Body Shot images are everything! hcgchica.com

Maintaining hCG Weight Loss IS indeed possible - hcgchica.comMy face shrank that is for sure. You can see it all on camera lol since I was you-tubing my hCG journey right from the day 1.

hCG Diet Face Pics During hCG Weight Loss Journey - watch my face shrink! - hcgchica.com

Me and Hubby - hcgchica.com

Loves me regardless - love my boy! hcgchica.com

Lastly, I just got an iPhone finally! Yes, the power of better video while I’m on the go, in my hand. :) Could be a little dangerous given how camera happy I already am.

So my question to you guys is, would you find it helpful if I took more video of my daily life as far as what I eat, or what I do to maintain etc in a more casual way? Would this be something you would like to see?

And don’t forget the hCG Diet workbook is now published and up on Amazon for you guys. You can learn more and see inside the hCG Workbook here, or purchase it on Amazon here.

 

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It’s here! The hCG Diet Workbook is FINALLY here! http://hcgchica.com/hcg-diet-workbook-book-for-injections-homeopathic-drops-500-and-800-calories/ http://hcgchica.com/hcg-diet-workbook-book-for-injections-homeopathic-drops-500-and-800-calories/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:37:56 +0000 http://hcgchica.com/?p=12963 Before you is the front and back cover of the newly published hCG Diet Workbook guys! You can also check out my hCG workbook tutorial and my About-me-author-type-video here. I’m going to take you INSIDE the workbook though today so … Continue reading

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Before you is the front and back cover of the newly published hCG Diet Workbook guys! You can also check out my hCG workbook tutorial and my About-me-author-type-video here.

I’m going to take you INSIDE the workbook though today so you can visually see it and get a feel for what it’s all about and see if it’s up your alley.

And if you’re wondering why the cover suddenly looks different from the draft, well we had a showdown on Facebook and this one ended up being the winner. Oh yes and I trapped my parents and brother till like one in the morning on video skype to force ideas and feedback from them at gunpoint – oh wait, it’s skype, that wouldn’t be threatening. Nevermind, they were actually glad to help. Thanks fam and FB fans!

Cover of hCGChica's hCG Diet Workbook - hcgchica.com
Many of you have already been expecting the book’s release and know you want it, so for you, you can find it below. The rest of you, read on because I have lots to show you!

Buy hCGChica’s hCG Diet Workbook

OH! and don’t forget that I have a special thank you gift for everyone who purchases the book between April 20th and May 20th – and it’s not a dirty sock. It’s actually something that I am hoping you will find very helpful in your weight loss journey; a 5 Day hCG Coaching Course. Check out the details of the thank you gift here.

Why Is an hCG Diet Workbook Better Than Ice Cream?

Well, now I don’t know if I’d go THAT far, but I’ve given up some things in life that I thought were good for something that I found was even better. Quarts and half-gallons of ice-cream made me happy in the past for 20-30 minutes at a time. Being fit and healthy all day every day makes me happy, well not 24/7 because that’s just not possible, but, well a LOT of the time.

This workbook may be the ticket to catapult you over whatever hump you’ve been facing with weight loss or hCG.

I began this as merely a few scribbled designs of tracking layouts in a notebook. It included drawings of features I knew would be useful on a person’s weight loss journey with the hCG protocol. I’d kept my own records during my rounds, but wanted something that would give the ability to track more than I did, and in a way that was easy to read and gauge progress and patterns. I also felt the need to share some of the things I’ve learned along my weight loss journey that were the main reasons for my ability to not get frustrated with my weight loss in general, which was important to the entire thing (all extra weight) ever getting fully accomplished.

Here’s a peak at the daily Phase 2 Tracking pages:

There are 9 weeks, yes 63 days worth, of this, each day with either a unique Quote or hCG Tip.

Daily Tracking Sheets for Phase 2 of the hCG Diet - part of hCGChica's hCG Diet Workbook for Phase 2 - hcgchica.com

I wasn’t sure if this project was even worth pursuing originally as far as wondering how many people would actually want something like this, so I asked my facebook page about their thoughts on my idea. Boy I think the only other time I got so many comments on one status update were my before and after hCG photos! Even now, I have continued to get a lot of excited emails and messages about the workbook- mostly asking if it was done yet!

Sorry it took so long….but I think you’ll agree it was worth the wait once you delve into it with your bare hands. :)

Why A Workbook from hCGChica?

In case it matters to you, because many ask, I specifically used hCG injections for all my own weight loss, and have been maintaining my weight loss, from a size 16 to a current size 4, with no further hCG use for almost two and a half years now. What I share in the workbook are many of the main reasons I was able to achieve this, when previous attempts at dieting and maintaining failed.

Additionally, I am a very visual and detail oriented person so I spent quite a bit of time carefully laying out the tracking areas and diet instructions in a way that I hope will be visually easy to digest – which is important because this protocol can be a bit overwhelming when you are first learning about it. This is something I can’t actually do in a blogpost because the formatting doesn’t allow for it. I was able to go hogwild in the book with this!

Here’s an example – Overview of the hCG Diet

Overview of the hCG Diet from hCGChica's hCG Diet Workbook - hcgchica.com

4 Main Features to the hCG Diet Workbook

  • Coaching Discussions
  • Diet Instructions both for Original Protocol and Modifications I feel comfortable mentioning (clearly differentiated in the book btw)
  • Quick Glance Tracking for Phase 2 & 3.
  • Daily Comprehensive Tracking for Phase 2

Examples of the Coaching Areas

Expected Weight Loss on the hCG Diet - from hcgchica's hCG Diet Workbook for Phase 2 - hcgchica.comNow if that awesome stick figure cartoon doesn’t make you want this workbook, I don’t know what will. 😉

Beginning of the Coaching Article on Stalls During hCG:Stalls on the hCG Diet - from hCGChica's hCG Diet Workbook - hcgchica.com

Yes, essentially in a nutshell the 60 page or so coaching section is telling us all to not be insane. Oh I know all about it, I was crazy-bones too once! But my effort here in the coaching section is to explain the logical reasonings that I came across during my weight loss journey and through my research not only about what’s realistic, but more importantly, WHY it’s realistic – I find that makes it easier to accept and feel positive about.

Let’s break up all this black and white with a brief color interlude of fun:

Flexible for Use with Multiple Ways of Approaching the hCG Diet

This is probably one of the most important things that you know. I designed this workbook to be flexible, because with the number of people doing the hCG diet, there are quite a variety of ways that people are approaching it now, and as I explain in the workbook, in the end, after you’ve done your research, you have the right as an adult to make your own choice about how you choose to do this diet which I fully respect.

The workbook accommodates the following:

  • Both hCG injections or homeopathic drops
  • Various lengths of time ON the diet – there are 9 full weeks of daily Phase 2 tracking
  • Counting of calories, each meal and per day – so you could easily track 500 calories or 800 calories, or anything between.
  • Breakfast fields, snack fields aside from regular Lunch/Dinner areas
  • Modified food choices – some that I feel comfortable mentioning specifically, and blank fields for adding your own unique foods.

Daily Tracking Log for hCG Diet - from hCGChica's hCG Diet Workbook - hcgchica.com

Above again is what the DAILY tracking area looks like, and…

below you have an example of the Quick Glance tracking areas:

Quick Glance Weight Tracking for hCG Diet - hcgchica.com

More Quick Glance Tracking Stuff: Inch Loss

Inch Loss Tracking for hCG Diet - hcgchica.com

If you’ve seen enough and feel this post is getting too long, you can buy the hCG Workbook here:

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But wait, there’s more!

Trouble shooting Log:

Troubleshooting Log - hcgchica.comWait, what? I’m telling you you’re going to have trouble on hCG? Just stop it! Enough hCGChica!

Like I said, this is all about being REAL. Many things are not worth being concerned over, and yet there are some things worth addressing, so instead of burying our heads in a drawer full of goal jeans, we can troubleshoot the problems. I will make a video tutorial in the future on how I see this are being used.

The Table of Contents:

Table of Contents - Workbook - hcgchica.com

Table of Contents for the hCG Diet workbook- hcgchica.com

I hope this help you get a clearer picture of what the workbook has to offer. If you do end up trying it out, I’d love to hear your feedback through email hcgchica@hcgchica.com – let me know how its working out for ya!

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And don’t forget to claim the special thank you present that is NOT a dirty sock. When you email your receipt – it doesn’t have to be the actual physical receipt, it can just be a screenshot of your confirmation of your order, or whatever you have on hand like that to show your order.

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