The HCG Diet Plan with HCGChica http://hcgchica.com HCG Chica Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:40:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 67779291 Ladies in Menopause Who’ve Lose Weight Successfully with the hCG Diet http://hcgchica.com/menopause-weight-loss-hcg-diet/ http://hcgchica.com/menopause-weight-loss-hcg-diet/#respond Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:24:31 +0000 http://hcgchica.com/?p=18345 One of the most frequent questions I get through email or in the blog comments: ‘does the hCG diet work for women in menopause?’ Well don’t take it from me. Take it from the 14 interviews and counting below of … Continue reading

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One of the most frequent questions I get through email or in the blog comments:

‘does the hCG diet work for women in menopause?’

Well don’t take it from me. Take it from the 14 interviews and counting below of women in Menopause, who’ve lost between 25 and 122 lbs with the hCG diet. Some of them were on hormone replacement therapy while on hCG, some were not. Some used hCG Injections, some used drops.

I hope this will give you a feel for what’s possible for this protocol for women with similar situations as you.

Are You At a Disadvantage Doing hCG while In Menopause?

Before you dive head first into all this transformation amazingness, you need to know that ladies like you in menopause are doing GREAT on the hCG protocol, not just because the hCG diet itself works so well on it’s own, but because you are mature enough to plan ahead, and respect the guidelines of the protocol and follow through with it.

So sometimes, you ladies might be feel like you are at a bit of a disadvantage dealing with menopause – and it’s understandable that you feel that way because along with the many challenges that menopause brings with it (and I’m only going off what you ladies tell me! I’m still a few years from that yet) are fast/unexplained weight gain and difficulty losing weight on other diets that used to work. So naturally you feel like you’re the underdog in this scenario.

But as you’ll see here, women lose great on this protocol AND combined with the maturity level you ladies usually have from your long life of adulting so far ;)- you often do BETTER than the average lady attempting this diet. hCG is HARD. You’ve done lots of hard things in your life by this point. You are ready to handle this challenge and meet it well.

Best Tip for Avoiding Trouble on hCG While in Menopause

Okay so I said the last tip was the last tip, but I just remembered one more VERY important tip – IF you do the hCG diet in menopause, it’s possible you may need a lower dosage of hCG than normal to have the proper no hunger effect.

Let me repeat that because #YOURSANITY is as stake.

In Menopause….

YOU MAY NEED A LOWER THAN USUAL DAILY DOSAGE OF HCG ON THE DIET.

I have a very in-depth post on dialing in your hCG dosage here – it’s really a must read for success on this diet because hCG IN THE RIGHT DOSE (which is unique to your body) impacts our hunger levels on hCG – it can both make you un-hungry and super-hungry. Obviously the latter is what you want to avoid like the moldy mushrooms in the bottom of your crisper bin.

Women in menopause may find themselves needing to take anywhere between 80-120ius, when the standard lowest daily dosing is 125iu. Please see that article for gauging when you need a dosage adjustment and how to go about making it.

Should You Continue Your Hormone Replacement Therapy While on the hCG Diet?

This is a personal decision for you and your doctor to make. In general, it seems that most women stay on whatever hormones or medications they are taking to support their various hormone systems. I’m by no means an educated medical person, but I don’t personally see the hCG hormone and this diet as something that just fixes all the things, and if you have a good balance and are feeling well with your current med/hormone protocol, it seems potentially unwise to mess with this groove, especially while on a diet.

Some medications like thyroid hormone and adrenal support, may actually increase your weight loss results vs going without while on hCG, and other things like estrogen and/or progesterone replacement MAY slow down the process a little bit, but overall, big picture here, it’s better to feel mentally and physically well and take the pace just a tad slower than throw caution to the wind right?

And now without further ado, I give, you the interviews!

25lb weight loss with hCG Injections while on Menopause & Hormone Replacement Therapy

At the age of 57, Lynda successfully lost 25lbs with hCG injections. She’s menopausal and she has to be on Hormone Replacement Therapy. She’s a p3tolifer and she stabilized pretty well while feeling all satisfied and full! Lynda also shares her strategies to succeed on P2 in her interview.

Watch Episode 60 here


50lb Weight Loss & 19% Bodyfat despite Menopause & Hormonal Imbalance

At the age of 51, Tamara lost a total of 50lbs and went down by 10 dress sizes. Despite post-menopause and serious bouts of hormonal imbalance, she had great results with hCG injections and have been successfully maintaining 19% bodyfat for a full year!

She has been thin and active all her life but as she got older, she found it was harder to maintain her weight.  She has always worked out and ate healthily but noticed a change in her weight drastically 5 years ago.  This was due to a hormonal imbalance  – which lead her to feel tired, overeat, indulge more in things and food like carbs, wine, etc.

Watch Episode 57 here


180lbs to 122lbs hCG Diet Results despite Major Health Issues

Michelle was diagnosed with Celiac disease about 6 years ago, she also has HPT, fibromyalgia and Hashimotos. Currently at the age of 54, she has done 5-6 rounds of hCG over the past 5 years and overall lost more than 50 lbs and went from a size 14 to a size 4.

She has struggled with her weight her entire life from her own words. In college, she gained the “freshman 15” which was really more like 30. She gained and lost weight over and over again: 45 lbs when she was pregnant with her first child, and did not lose it all before gaining another 35 with her second. She was almost 180 lbs at her heaviest weight.

Watch Episode 55 here


Melting away 35lbs & 53 inches Off her body in Menopause

Pamela had a health problem which was stress-induced (PTSD) psychological dysfunction and she struggled with this for 5 years. She has tried 3 half rounds of prescription drops and homeopathic spray a few years back. Currently, at the age of 60, her most recent round where she lost 35lbs was with hCG injections which she found the most effective overall. Over this one-year period of 2010-2011, she melted away 35 lbs & 53 inches off her body.

Watch Episode 51 here


167lbs to 127lbs: 40lb hCG Diet Success Story at 60

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At 60 years old, Helen has regained her size and weight from back when she was 15! Helen talked about how over the past 10 years, she gradually gained weight, in part due to menopause but more from finding comfort in food during times of great stress because of some very difficult situations she through. Her weight loss journey went from 167 lbs to 127 lbs.

Watch Episode 43 here


183lbs to 135lbs with 2 Rounds of the hCG Diet

Moe lost 47 lbs and have transformed from a size 16 to a size 6! She’s menopause, has Multiple Sclerosis, a reformed cigarette smoker, and she’s about to be 52 by the time of her interview. She used sublingual drops on her 2 rounds within a span of 100 days.

After quitting smoking, she gained 45 pounds over the course of 6 years. For her & her husband, it was such an intimate thing to cook and to eat. Everything went into her mouth. Her triggers were meat & cheese trays, savory comfort foods and anything salty/crunchy, good beer, good cheese, good wine, good chocolate.

Watch Episode 38 here


102lb Weight Loss despite Menopause & LipedemahCG Diet Interviews - Real Results - Episode 37 - hcgchica.com

Diane started her hCG journey when she was 57 years old. She lost 102lbs with homeopathic drops. Diane mentions a disorder that she has that as many as 11% of women worldwide deal with called Lipedema and interesting tips on cosmetic surgery post weight-loss.

Watch Episode 37 here


302lbs to 200lbs with the hCG Diet despite HysterectomyhCG Diet Interviews - Real Results - Episode 36 - hcgchica.com

Vicky is 56 and lost 102 lbs with the hCG injections. She went from size 26 to size 14. She had a hysterectomy, a very bad arthritis, and slightly high blood pressure.

Her first pregnancy made her pack 55lbs and had a C-Section so recovery and losing the baby weight was tough. She got pregnancy 7 years later at very unhealthy 195lbs, she did weight watchers during that pregnancy and only gained 16 pounds, but never lost any weight after the baby.

Vicky has some tips to make this diet doable and tips for traveling while on hCG.

Watch Episode 36 here


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Nance lost 75 lbs with hCG injection in the late 50’s. She went from size 22 to size 8 and lost 12 inches off her waist! She talked about moving past the yo-yo dieting mentality which started as early as the end of high school. We have a very detailed discussion about Phase 3 that will definitely benefit you guys. She charted her macros and calories on Phase 3 so if you want to know more, check out this interview!

Watch Episode 28 here


A 62-year old’s Inspiring hCG Journey

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Janie lost 122 lbs with hCG injections. She had her hydrostatic body fat testing after hCG with her results at 23% body fat, which for her age is considered as LEAN.

She recalls being a pudgy fat little kid and always has the weight problem all her life. She has tried Nutrisystems, and “everything you could think of”, Weight Watchers, Atkins, Zone diet and nothing has ever worked for her or maybe it started to work but then she just couldn’t stay on it.

She’s 62 years old when I interviewed her and she has a very inspiring story to share.

Watch Episode 18 here


90lb Weight Loss Success with the hCG Diet & Making A New Way of Eating Stick

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Carma lost 80 lbs with hCG. She started her hCG journey at just over 50 years old and she is in menopause.S he was heavy her entire life, even as a child. Her highest weight was 247 lbs.  She stared her journey at just over 50 years of age at 235 lbs in a tight size 18/20.  She’s 5’7.  She’s now a very comfortable size 12 and says she can even occasionally wear a size 10 in certain brands.

She has gone to great lengths to discover the best recipes, the best resources, the best tools to prepare food in a newer healthier way that doesn’t feel like a downgrade to the taste buds. And she shares all that in this interview.

Watch Episode 13 here


A 69-year old Lady’s Successful journey with the hCG Diet

Miriandra lost 36 lbs with hCG. Her first 2 rounds of the protocol she did not really follow the rules for Phase 3 too well.  She was misled by the misinformation out there online that leads some to believe that once Phase 2 is over, you can eat whatever you want.  She went back to eating how she used to eat because she thought she could.

She has failed previous rounds but when she took the protocol more seriously she has maintained really well. We talked a lot about how she went from failure rounds to successful rounds. She shared lots of tips on how to not fail based on her own experience.

Watch Episode 11 here


50lb Weight Loss with hCG Injections despite Menopause & Hypothyroidism

Bonnie lost 50lbs with hCG injection. She went from a size 12 to size 2. Bonnie went into surgical menopause about 4 years ago when she had a hysterectomy.  She was already overweight up to about 175ish pounds or so (being 5’5″ tall) at the time of the hysterectomy, but following the surgery and entry into menopause, she put on another 20 lbs in the span of a few months, putting her close to 200 lbs.

She was a healthy weight for her size, in the upper 120’s, earlier in life until she got pregnant and had two children 18 months apart. She found herself eating more because she was not feeling well, and eventually wound up in that 175 lb range.  At the time that she has the 20 lb weight gain from menopause, she also went to see a thyroid doctor who diagnosed her with hypothyroidism.

Watch Episode 3 here


A Cancer Survivor’s 15lb Weight loss story with hCG Drops

Barbara, a 56-year-old cancer survivor lost 15 lbs with homeopathic hCG drops, in menopause no less! The anti-cancer drugs she had to take caused a change in her hormones and put her into early menopause.  With that came a 15 lb weight gain which eventually she was able to lose with the 500-calorie hCG diet.

Watch Episode 2 here

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What Does It Take to Lose 100+ lbs on the hCG Diet?

The 13 interviews of ladies (and 1 guy!) you’ll see below have lost between 100lbs – 150lbs with the hCG diet protocol.

When you have 100+ lbs to lose, I understand that seeing interviews of ladies who are all excited that they lost the 15 lbs they needed to lose might just make you want to gag a little bit. Right? In all honesty, your time will come when you will be at that point, but for now, this doesn’t exactly RESONATE with you and where you’re at. We need to see and hear from people in a similar position to US doing and achieving what we want to achieve.

I had about 50 lbs to lose myself when I discovered the hCG Diet protocol and the hCG Injections (my current recommended online hCG providers are here). and since I had already given up on finding any real solution for my weight and resolved myself to it, I felt like I would just be happy to drop a few sizes, even if I was still overweight at the end to some degree. It’s all perspective right?

When you have 100 lbs or more to lose facing you, there’s a couple things that are unique to you:

1. You may feel overwhelmed by the task in front of you – you know it will take you multiple rounds to get to a weight you feel comfortable with.

2. You need consistent input to help you maintain your motivation during your journey since it’s a little longer.

Most people feel pretty motivated at the start of any diet – and it might be enough to carry you through a round or two of hCG. But motivation wears off and the whole things starts feeling like a big drag at some point. Maintaining your motivation can be done by listening to these interviews and continuing to learn about all the aspects involved in making this life change – both eating and mental stuff – I try to provide as much as I can to address both those things on my blog. My P3tolife program for phase 3 may be an excellent tool for you to stabilize or possibly even lose between rounds.

3. You will want to make use of sanity savers

It’s inevitable that you will have difficult days – having ideas up your sleeve that aren’t out and out cheating on the diet will help you STAY SANE. Please see my post here on how to cheat without cheating on the hCG Diet.

1 Pointer for Sanity During A 100+ Lb Weight Loss Journey

You will find that initially, your weight loss average – how much you lose during 1 round, may be pretty high. Some of you ladies MAY even have that notorious 1lb/day weight loss that circulates online a lot – the 40lbs in 40 days type deal. Many of you still may not, but it’s definitely possible.

But this number WILL go down as you get smaller. And there is nothing wrong with you or you body when this happens. It’s a simple matter of science really – when you are a smaller person, you actually have a lower metabolism in general naturally just by way of weighing less. This means you burn less calories at rest than before. Additionally, think of this: if you lost 35 lbs in one round whiled weighing 250lbs to start, that’s 16% of your bodyweight you lost. But if you lose another 35 lbs in a round, with a starting weight of say 170 lbs this time, that would actually be 20% of your total bodyweight you lost – logically it doesn’t make sense to lose a larger percentage of bodyweight as you get smaller. Does this make sense? That same 35 lbs is a larger amount technically coming off a smaller body than a larger body. If you lost the same 16% of your bodyweight, that would be 27 lbs this time – and like I said you likely won’t even continue to lose the same percentage of bodyweight but less – if you lost say, 13% of your bodyweight at 170 lbs ,that would be 22 lbs.

Once you get into the 40 lb weight loss range, your typical weight loss ratio will usually be more in the .5lb/per day range (which would equate to more like 20 lbs in 40 days)

I hope that makes sense.

My point is, it’s totally normal for your total weight loss each round to gradually go down, this is GOING to happen and I’m warning you now so that you won’t think you’re doing something wrong and get all bummed out. You are doing JUST fine girl.

On with the interviews!

 

104 lbs & 89 Inches Gone with the hCG Diet
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Amy has been overweight as long as she can remember. She lost 104 lbs with the hCG protocol and lost 89 inches overall.

Being overweight was something her whole family struggled with. She recalls that as early as junior high doing diets with her family. They did the cabbage soup diet, Atkins, Slim Fast and so many more.  She would see losses for the first week or so and then it would completely stop and would go right back up – like a yo-yo pattern.  By the time high school hit, she was already over 200 pounds and in a size 16 pants and XL shirt.

Watch Episode 47 here


130lb Weight loss with 6 rounds of hCG Injections

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Leeann has been overweight since she was 9 years old. She said that she’s a child of divorce / alcoholism / dysfunction ….all that stuff.  Food was her comfort and  as an adult, she still has emotions of guilt and anger so those childhood emotions carried over into adulthood. She has lost 50 and 80 lbs in the past but it all came back plus more.

She lost 130 lbs with hCG injections – a total of 6 rounds (5 long and 1 short round).

Watch Episode 44 here


110lbs & 16 sizes down with hCG Drops

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Melissa lost 110 lbs on her hCG journey. She used homeopathic hCG drops. Her body fat test shows her body fat percent is 24.2% and currently at 17%! We discussed hCG as a tool and not to rely on it forever where it becomes a crutch.

She was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in late teens and dealt with Bulimia in the past which began in high school. She said she would lose 20-30 lbs purging, but of course, gain it right back.

Watch Episode 40 here


302lbs to 200lbs with the hCG Diet despite HysterectomyhCG Diet Interviews - Real Results - Episode 36 - hcgchica.com

Vicky is 56 and lost 102 lbs with the hCG injections. She went from size 26 to size 14. She had a hysterectomy, a very bad arthritis, and slightly high blood pressure.

Her first pregnancy made her pack 55lbs and had a C-Section so recovery and losing the baby weight was tough. She got pregnancy 7 years later at very unhealthy 195lbs, she did weight watchers during that pregnancy and only gained 16 pounds, but never lost any weight after the baby.

Vicky has some tips to make this diet doable and tips for traveling while on hCG.

Watch Episode 36 here


150lbs Gone in 6 Rounds of hCG despite Major Health Issues

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Heather lost a whopping 150 lbs with hCG prescription troches, sublingual drops and injections. She has diabetes Type 2, Hypothyroid and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. She tried hCG first as a way to avoid invasive surgery.

Heather shares her history with weight including being put on her first diet when she was 7 years old, which made her think something was wrong with her. She reached a point in adulthood after trying many diets and not being able to maintain weight loss.

Dieting is hard on your psyche. So for a period of years, she tried to simply eat healthfully but be at peace with her body as it was. Eventually, she was led to hCG after discovering her health really as in danger with her weight.

We talked a lot about the process of getting over emotional issues related to her weight.

Watch Episode 29 here


108lbs Gone with hCG Injections after failing with other diets

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Laynette lost a total of 108 lbs & 17 inches off her waist alone with hCG injections by the time this interview was published. She started being overweight when she was around 10 or 12 and went into adulthood overweight. She has lost weight off and on through the years and has gotten up to the 300lb mark.

Watch this interview as she shares how her life changed by doing this protocol and how having your mindset help you succeed in this protocol.

Watch Episode 26 here


A 62-year old’s Inspiring hCG Journey

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Janie lost 122 lbs with hCG injections. She had her hydrostatic body fat testing after hCG with her results at 23% body fat, which for her age is considered as LEAN.

She recalls being a pudgy fat little kid and always has the weight problem all her life. She has tried Nutrisystems, and “everything you could think of”, Weight Watchers, Atkins, Zone diet and nothing has ever worked for her or maybe it started to work but then she just couldn’t stay on it.

She’s 62 years old when I interviewed her and she has a very inspiring story to share.

Watch Episode 18 here


Losing half of her Weight with hCG Injections
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A follow-up interview with Lisa from Ep. 10. She has lost a total of 125 lbs. with hCG injections. She has dealt with major hypothyroidism issues as well, so her experience is encouraging.

Lisa ate healthily and exercised but still, she gained weight and could not lose it. She had tried different kinds of diet but only lost the weight on hCG. We discussed a lot of topics on hCG and metabolism.

Watch Episode 17 here


Men on hCG: 345lbs to 235lbs in 6 Months
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Nathan lost 110 lbs with homeopathic hCG. His starting weight was 345 pounds. And for a guy who stands 6’6” tall, he was a pretty big guy. According to him, he felt like he was probably at stage/class 2 obese and it was pretty scary. Prior to losing weight, he had a lot of health problems. He was on a lot of medications because of the problems brought about by his weight. He found it very difficult because he even had to take medicine because of the medicine he was taking.

This is the first real diet he has ever done and he did great. He was able to go back to physically demanding work without feeling “weakness” after his weight loss.

Watch Episode 9 here


127lbs Gone with hCG Injections despite Health ProblemshCG Diet Reviews - 127lbs lost - maintained weight loss 1 year - Episode 6

Donna has a very motivating story to share. She lost 127 lbs with hCG injections and she went from size 20 to size 7/9. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 15 years ago.  It affects all parts of our body because it involves the nerves- your brain, your speaking, your walking, your balance.  Then 6 years ago she had a mild heart attack- she’s had 2 heart surgeries for stints.  High blood pressure for 8 years which she has a long family history for.

She states first of all that the biggest factor that she learned in hCG is that she is in a healthful mindset now. Before she began the protocol, she was taking 17 pills a day for just her regular medication to help her function on a basic level- that didn’t include supplemental pain meds.  After completing the diet, she was down to 7 pills a day- less than half.

Watch Episode 6 here

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Ladies & Gents Who’ve Lost 60-100lbs with the hCG Diet http://hcgchica.com/60-100lbs-lost-hcg-diet/ http://hcgchica.com/60-100lbs-lost-hcg-diet/#respond Thu, 01 Feb 2018 11:15:31 +0000 http://hcgchica.com/?p=18241 Do you have between 60 and 100 lbs to lose? Here are 16 ladies and gents who were in the same boat a you. Some of these ladies were “done” with their hCG weight loss journey when I interviewed them, … Continue reading

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Do you have between 60 and 100 lbs to lose?

Here are 16 ladies and gents who were in the same boat a you. Some of these ladies were “done” with their hCG weight loss journey when I interviewed them, and some were still on their journey partway through. Some used hCG injections (you can purchase those here), some used drops.

I’m going to share a pointer that I shared with the 100+ lbs interviews post peeps, because it applies to you to:

1 Pointer for Sanity During A 60-100 Lb Weight Loss Journey

You will find that initially, your weight loss average – how much you lose during 1 round, may be pretty high. Some of you ladies MAY even have that notorious 1lb/day weight loss that circulates online a lot – the 40lbs in 40 days type deal. Many of you still may not, but it’s definitely possible.

But this number WILL go down as you get smaller. And there is nothing wrong with you or you body when this happens. It’s a simple matter of science really – when you are a smaller person, you actually have a lower metabolism in general naturally just by way of weighing less. This means you burn less calories at rest than before. Additionally, think of this: if you lost 35 lbs in one round whiled weighing 250lbs to start, that’s 16% of your bodyweight you lost. But if you lose another 35 lbs in a round, with a starting weight of say 170 lbs this time, that would actually be 20% of your total bodyweight you lost – logically it doesn’t make sense to lose a larger percentage of bodyweight as you get smaller. Does this make sense? That same 35 lbs is a larger amount technically coming off a smaller body than a larger body. If you lost the same 16% of your bodyweight, that would be 27 lbs this time – and like I said you likely won’t even continue to lose the same percentage of bodyweight but less – if you lost say, 13% of your bodyweight at 170 lbs ,that would be 22 lbs.

Once you get into the 40 lb weight loss range, your typical weight loss ratio will usually be more in the .5lb/per day range (which would equate to more like 20 lbs in 40 days)

I hope that makes sense.

My point is, it’s totally normal for your total weight loss each round to gradually go down, this is GOING to happen and I’m warning you now so that you won’t think you’re doing something wrong and get all bummed out. You are doing JUST fine girl.

On with the interviews!

Stabilizing Under LIW with the P3tolife Program

After losing around 100 lbs on hCG and gaining them back some few years ago, Andrea decided to take a few more rounds this year and lost weight again. Recently, she decided to follow the Simplified p3tolife program and has been in love with it ever since! On top of having a variety of tasty food in proper amounts, she was able to lose 9 more pounds on the p3tolife program.

Watch Episode 54 here


40.9% Body fat to 27% with 5 Rounds of the hCG Diet

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Bella lost 65 lbs, from 216 lbs to 149 lbs. She used different kinds of hCG on her 5 rounds. Prior to the hCG Diet, she had bodyfat testing with 40.9% bodyfat. After her hCG journey, she only has 27% fat – a loss of 44lbs of actual fat.

She was very thin until third grade and then started gaining weight. She didn’t lose weight until her junior year in high school via Weight Watchers. She started at 196 lbs and ended at 138 lbs but wasn’t healthily eating while on that diet. Her family also has a history of blood sugar issues and obesity.

Watch Episode 35 here


85lbs Gone, from Size 24 to Size 8 with hCG Injections

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Melissa lost 85 lbs with 2 rounds of hCG injections, going from a size 24 to size 8. She had diabetes and high blood pressure prior her hCG journey and she actually recovered from them after the hCG Diet!

All her life, she always believed that she was overweight and did a lot of yo-yo dieting. She actually had her stomach stapled in 1997 after having gained a considerable amount of weight after her children were born. She did very well with weight loss and maintained for 3 years until she had a hysterectomy in 2000 and within a month, her weight gain began all over again. On this interview, she shared some great tips and tricks for staying sane on P2.

Watch Episode 33 here


12 Sizes Down & 90lbs Lost with hCG Injections

Sarah lost 90 lbs with four 28-day rounds of hCG injections. Her heaviest was at 210 lbs with her height of 5’1″.  She went from a size 16 to a size 2. She has Tourette syndrome and Polycystic Ovary Disorder.

She struggled with her weight since she was a little girl with medications which made her gain 30lbs in a year’s time and it continued to balloon as she grows older. Now she shares with us how she overcame her eating disorder.

Watch Episode 30 here


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Nance lost 75 lbs with hCG injection in the late 50’s. She went from size 22 to size 8 and lost 12 inches off her waist! She talked about moving past the yo-yo dieting mentality which started as early as the end of high school. We have a very detailed discussion about Phase 3 that will definitely benefit you guys. She charted her macros and calories on Phase 3 so if you want to know more, check out this interview!

Watch Episode 28 here


80 lbs Weight loss & 12 inches off her Waist with hCG Injections & Exercise

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

Casey lost 80 lbs with hCG injections. She went from size 18 to size 6. She also EXERCISED while on P2. She discusses in her interview how she modified her eating on Phase 2 to compensate for that. She also has a very interesting tip on cooking food easier and healthier.

She gained weight during her pregnancies. She was hit by a car when she was pregnant with her first son. With steroids, she gained a significant amount of weight in a very short time. She also went through the worst postpartum depression, where she described it as “feeding her feelings”.

Watch Episode 25 here


Men on hCG: 65lbs Gone in 8 Weeks

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James lost 65 lbs in 1 round of 8 weeks with hCG injection. He’s 53 and was at his heaviest at 485lbs before. For any of you who think it’s impossible for a large grown man to be comfortable on a 500 calorie diet, perhaps James’ input will help you re-think that. The hCG hormone does not appear to be a placebo in light of user feedback like James, who at 6’3″, with a very active job, can take 200 IU of hCG a day and live on a 500 calorie daily diet for 8 full weeks, without hunger comfortably.

Watch Episode 22 here


256 lbs down to 186 lbs with 3 rounds of hCG Injections and Crossfit


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Stefanie lost 70 lbs with 3 rounds of hCG injections. She was an operating nurse, teaches nursing, and has even worked in the bariatric field of nursing. She saw and was very aware of the complications that can occur with bariatric surgery like gastric bypass. When the tables turned and she was pondering bypass surgery herself, her friend who was a nurse practitioner responsible for follow up care of bariatric patients suggested she compare the pros and cons of surgery vs. the hCG protocol.

Watch Episode 21 here


50 lb Weight Loss in 12 Weeks

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Over 60 lbs gone with hCG injections. She lost about 25 lbs in each of 2 rounds of hCG of about 6 weeks each. She lost several additional pounds during Phase 3.

She had an injury a couple of years ago and broke a bunch of bones in her left foot. She wasn’t able to exercise to keep her weight in check and it just went up and up, gradually. Then she got married and it went way more up. Mary was actually considering doing a gastric bypass before doing hCG.

Watch Episode 20 here


Losing 74lbs with the hCG Diet despite Fibromyalgia

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Linita lost 74 lbs with hCG. She also found the hCG to improve her fibromyalgia symptoms. She had hysterectomy years ago and she’s on hormone replacement. There have been a few times however that she has had to “catch” weight gain before it got too out of hand and do correction rounds. Usually, she would find herself about 10 lbs higher after the holiday months and do a correction round in the early part of each year.

Her weight has pretty much been between 142-152 most of the past years until she ended up having a surgery- a tummy tuck. As many women know, excess skin can be an issue after major weight loss. One point of note is that she found the hCG to improve her fibromyalgia symptoms.

Watch Episode 19 here


90lb Weight Loss Success with the hCG Diet & Making A New Way of Eating Stick

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Carma lost 80 lbs with hCG. She started her hCG journey at just over 50 years old and she is in menopause.S he was heavy her entire life, even as a child. Her highest weight was 247 lbs.  She stared her journey at just over 50 years of age at 235 lbs in a tight size 18/20.  She’s 5’7.  She’s now a very comfortable size 12 and says she can even occasionally wear a size 10 in certain brands.

She has gone to great lengths to discover the best recipes, the best resources, the best tools to prepare food in a newer healthier way that doesn’t feel like a downgrade to the taste buds. And she shares all that in this interview.

Watch Episode 13 here


70lbs Gone with the hCG Diet plus more Weight Lost on Her Own

Elke lost 70lbs on hCG and lost another 13 lbs or so on her own. For her, it was the classic head to college story. Top ramen, eating out with friends too often, super burritos at 4 in the morning. She says she “ate until it hurt.” Even though she would feel full, she’d keep eating. A combination of emotional eating and not paying attention made her overweight.

She did something different on her Phase 2, she used the Jay Robb protein shakes for 1 of her meals while on P2. She also did Clean Loading which worked positively for her.

Watch Episode 12 here


hCG Diet Major Transformation: 100lb Weight Loss and Developing a Healthier Mental Outlook

Ginn lost 100 lbs with hCG. She began her journey at 281 lbs, lost 80 lbs, and 100 lbs overall so far- the last 20 lbs that have come off have been all through a combo of clean eating and exercise.

Ginn says she was heavy even as a child as young as six and being teased horrendously. She recalls trying to do her first diet when she was 10 or 11. She did fail some rounds so we talked about the keys to her long-term success and what helped her live in a healthy way.

Watch Episode 8 here


100lb Weight Loss & 16 inches off her Waist with 4 rounds of hCG Injections

B lost 100 lbs in 16 months. From size 28 to size 8 in just 4 rounds of the hCG Diet. B took a solid 6 months to research the protocol before starting it herself. B took a whole 8-month break between her 2nd and 3rd round.  She maintained her weight extremely well during this time, and even managed to only gain 3lbs while on a month-long trip to the UK eating hot dogs and croissants!

She shares that throughout her 4 rounds, she has had to change her dose every round. We discussed lots of tips on Phase 2 and how she maintained her weight loss.

Watch Episode 7 here


80 lbs Weight Loss, size 16 to size 3 with Homeopathic hCG Pellets

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Laurie lost almost 80 lbs with homeopathic hCG pellets. She went from a tight size 15/16 to a comfy size 3 in jeans. She lost the majority of her weight in only 3 rounds of this protocol- she got down to 127 lbs from 204 lbs.  Like many of us, she has done a couple fine-tuning rounds since then.

Laurie found that as she got to the point where she had very little weight left to lose, she needed to increase her calories above and beyond the 500 calories.  There’s a lot to learn from Laurie and she also has her own very informative YouTube channel where she vlog her hCG journey.

Watch Episode 5 here


Over 60lbs lost in only 5 Months with Online Community Support
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Jeana lost 65 lbs with prescription (RX) hCG injections. She said that she started feeling uncomfortable being overweight and she was concerned how her daughter will feel having an overweight mom so she started doing the hCG. She lost 65 lbs in 5.5 months, 2-month break included.

She lost about 27 lbs in her first round, then she actually lost 11 more lbs in P3.  Her 2nd round which she is still on (at the time of the interview), Jeana started at 182 lbs and as of this writing she’s actually 149 point something lbs, so a loss of over 32 lbs so far in about 50 days or so. We discussed stalls on the hCG diet and how the online hCG community helped in her success.

Watch Episode 4 here

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Do You Have 30-60 lbs to Lose?

I’ve got my hCG Diet success story interviews with 16 ladies (and 1 brave dude!) who’ve lost between 30 and 60 lbs with the hCG diet – some have used hCG injections, which you can check out my current recommendations for online hCG providers here, and some have used drops.

If you have 30 lbs to lose, you will likely be able to lose this weight in 2 short rounds of a few weeks each.

If you have closer to 60 lbs to lose, you may need 2 long rounds (6 weeks each) or 3 short rounds (3 weeks each).

TIP:

Don’t get cocky on Round 2.

Round 2 is notorious for failures. I’m included in that group. My 2nd round was a DISASTER – during and after. Had to redo it. So the above layout for timeline is IF you stick to your guns and do the protocol right. No eating sugar alcohol fiber cookies all day instead of veggies and meat like I did during round 2 ya? ;)- Here’s just one example of me sharing myself as a basketcase after round 2.

If you can keep the respect for the protocol, you can keep your hCG weight loss journey short and succinct and be done and move on with your life

WHICH….btw, while we’re talking about moving on from weight loss- if you don’t already know about my structured program for Phase 3 and beyond into maintenance, you should – check that out at P3tolife.com. I’m completely not bashful about shouting it from the rooftops anymore, even though it’s my program, BECAUSE IT WORKS ladies.

35lbs Lost on a 45-day Round of hCG Injections

Jenna had a rare condition called necrotic stomach (where her stomach basically killed itself). She lost 35 lbs with hCG injections on a 45-day round. She has tried many other diets and nothing worked but hCG! She has lots of tips and tricks to share in her interview.

She became overweight after her stomach died and got sick. The only thing she could eat without horrible pain was carbs (basically plain pasta).  She was eating very little protein and she couldn’t eat leafy greens.

Watch Episode 59 here


50lb Weight Loss & 19% Bodyfat despite Menopause & Hormonal Imbalance

At the age of 51, Tamara lost a total of 50lbs and went down by 10 dress sizes. Despite post-menopause and serious bouts of hormonal imbalance, she had great results with hCG injections and have been successfully maintaining 19% bodyfat for a full year!

She has been thin and active all her life but as she got older, she found it was harder to maintain her weight.  She has always worked out and ate healthily but noticed a change in her weight drastically 5 years ago.  This was due to a hormonal imbalance  – which lead her to feel tired, overeat, indulge more in things and food like carbs, wine, etc.

Watch Episode 57 here


180lbs to 122lbs hCG Diet Results despite Major Health Issues

Michelle was diagnosed with Celiac disease about 6 years ago, she also has HPT, fibromyalgia and Hashimotos. Currently at the age of 54, she has done 5-6 rounds of hCG over the past 5 years and overall lost more than 50 lbs and went from a size 14 to a size 4.

She has struggled with her weight her entire life from her own words. In college, she gained the “freshman 15” which was really more like 30. She gained and lost weight over and over again: 45 lbs when she was pregnant with her first child, and did not lose it all before gaining another 35 with her second. She was almost 180 lbs at her heaviest weight.

Watch Episode 55 here


Maintaining 55lb hCG Diet Weight Loss with P3tolife

Alexandra has a health condition called stress-induced narcolepsy and had been overweight since she was a kid. According to her, anytime her heart rate and stress levels get above a certain level, she falls asleep. This made her hesitant to work out because she doesn’t want to pass out in the middle of a gym sesh.

She did 4 short rounds of hCG injections and was successful in losing weight. At her constant dose of 250iu with 500 calorie intake daily, she lost a total of 55lbs and maintained it with the help of p3tolife program.

Watch Episode 53 here


Melting away 35lbs & 53 inches Off her body in Menopause

Pamela had a health problem which was stress-induced (PTSD) psychological dysfunction and she struggled with this for 5 years. She has tried 3 half rounds of prescription drops and homeopathic spray a few years back. Currently, at the age of 60, her most recent round where she lost 35lbs was with hCG injections which she found the most effective overall. Over this one-year period of 2010-2011, she melted away 35 lbs & 53 inches off her body.

Watch Episode 51 here


190lbs to 146lbs: 44lb Weight Loss despite Hysterectomy & Hypothyroidism

Nisa lost 44 lbs with the hCG injections. She had a radical hysterectomy in 2013 and she’s currently taking bio-identical hormones. She is also diagnosed with hypothyroidism and currently taking 2 thyroid medicines.

She has struggled with eating disorders for all of her teenage years and most of her adult life. From bulimia to binge eating disorder, she just never had a healthy relationship with food. Food was either her enemy or her best friend. Oddly, she had a partial tummy tuck and then her weight started to balloon right after her surgery.

Watch Episode 48 here


61lbs off the Scale with hCG Injections & Drops

Denise lost 61 lbs with hCG injections. She has used both hCG injections and drops. And from her experience, there is a huge difference between the drops and the injections which she shared in the interview.

Denise began packing on the pounds in her late 20’s and 30’s. She had trouble conceiving and did multiple infertility treatments (IUI and IVF) before finally becoming pregnant with her twin boys at the age of 42. After giving birth, she never lost the pregnancy weight and her eating habits were out of control due to stress from her twins being born at 30 weeks. She looked to food and it provided the comfort she was looking for which resulted to weight gain.

Watch Episode 46 here


167lbs to 127lbs: 40lb hCG Diet Success Story at 60

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At 60 years old, Helen has regained her size and weight from back when she was 15! Helen talked about how over the past 10 years, she gradually gained weight, in part due to menopause but more from finding comfort in food during times of great stress because of some very difficult situations she through. Her weight loss journey went from 167 lbs to 127 lbs.

Watch Episode 43 here


50lb hCG Diet Weight Loss in a Single Round of 60 days

KJ lost 50lbs with hCG injections and she’s been maintaining her weight loss for 4 years now. Prior to losing weight through hCG, KJ weighed 183 pounds, which she did not know until she was forced to go to the doctor because of a backache. She was asked to step on the scale and when she saw how much she weighed, KJ was horrified and there and then she decided she had to do something about it.

KJ admitted to having unhealthy eating habits all the way back to when she was still a model up until the time she was already working in the hotel industry. KJ did P2 for 60 days straight where she ate between 550 to 750 calories based on her hunger. Her hCG injection dosage was 200 iu. She lost 50 pounds in 60 days.

Watch Episode 39 here


183lbs to 135lbs with 2 Rounds of the hCG Diet

Moe lost 47 lbs and have transformed from a size 16 to a size 6! She’s menopause, has Multiple Sclerosis, a reformed cigarette smoker, and she’s about to be 52 by the time of her interview. She used sublingual drops on her 2 rounds within a span of 100 days.

After quitting smoking, she gained 45 pounds over the course of 6 years. For her & her husband, it was such an intimate thing to cook and to eat. Everything went into her mouth. Her triggers were meat & cheese trays, savory comfort foods and anything salty/crunchy, good beer, good cheese, good wine, good chocolate.

Watch Episode 38 here


Men on hCG: 251 to 207 lbs within 2 Short Rounds of hCG Injections

MEN on hCG. Chris lost 44 lbs in 56 days. Chris talked about how he gained weight slowly through the years until he reached his pre-hCG weight of 251 lbs. He attributes his continuous weight gain to his dairy intake before. To be more specific, Chris believes that it was his intolerance to milk that actually caused his weight gain. Even after he quit dairy, he retained the weight.

He has a lot of tips for men and women on hCG. He is a kinetics graduate and recorded ketone and glucose as well as caloric intake and daily losses.

Watch Episode 32 here


47lb Weight Loss despite Major Depressive Disorder

Tracy lost 47 lbs with hCG injection. And overall she lost 44.5 inches. She has a Major Depressive Disorder and the antidepressants prescribed to her cause weight gain together with the depression that makes her crave carbs for the endorphins. She is also sharing some tips and her sanity savers while on P2.

Watch Episode 31 here


200lbs down to 141lbs with Two Four-week rounds of hCG Injections

Kerrie lost 59 lbs using hCG injections. She went from size 14 to size 6. She did not lose all of this weight during P2, she actually lost 23 lbs in between her rounds, without hCG.

According to her, the reason why she was not able to maintain her weight loss in her previous diets is that she really didn’t change anything about what she was eating. She has sort of a sugar problem, a sugar addiction, a carbohydrate addiction, and so even though she would try different ways to lose weight whether it be diet modification or exercise and diet modification, they were not maintained in the long run.

Watch Episode 27 here


From 157lbs to 120lbs hCG Diet Success

Patti lost 40 lbs with the hCG protocol. From size 13 to size 0 of the same clothing brand. She used both homeopathic hCG and the real hCG hormone. She had failed Phase 3 before and now she will share how she finally stabilized and maintain her weight loss.

She had struggled with her weight her whole life and began yo-yo dieting since she was 16 years old and felt like finding this diet was what she had been looking for her whole life. She feels the root problem with her weight goes back to a love of food and simply eating too much of it.  She was always good at being focused ON a diet and lost weight well, but could never pin down how to eat normally in regular life for maintaining weight – a way of eating that both were in control enough yet still enjoyable and not feeling like a diet.

Watch Episode 15 here


A 69-year old Lady’s Successful journey with the hCG Diet

Miriandra lost 36 lbs with hCG. Her first 2 rounds of the protocol she did not really follow the rules for Phase 3 too well.  She was misled by the misinformation out there online that leads some to believe that once Phase 2 is over, you can eat whatever you want.  She went back to eating how she used to eat because she thought she could.

She has failed previous rounds but when she took the protocol more seriously she has maintained really well. We talked a lot about how she went from failure rounds to successful rounds. She shared lots of tips on how to not fail based on her own experience.

Watch Episode 11 here


50lb Weight Loss with hCG Injections despite Menopause & Hypothyroidism

Bonnie lost 50lbs with hCG injection. She went from a size 12 to size 2. Bonnie went into surgical menopause about 4 years ago when she had a hysterectomy.  She was already overweight up to about 175ish pounds or so (being 5’5″ tall) at the time of the hysterectomy, but following the surgery and entry into menopause, she put on another 20 lbs in the span of a few months, putting her close to 200 lbs.

She was a healthy weight for her size, in the upper 120’s, earlier in life until she got pregnant and had two children 18 months apart. She found herself eating more because she was not feeling well, and eventually wound up in that 175 lb range.  At the time that she has the 20 lb weight gain from menopause, she also went to see a thyroid doctor who diagnosed her with hypothyroidism.

Watch Episode 3 here


Bodyfat Testing showed 93% Fat Loss with the hCG Diet

Sabrina lost over 50 lbs with both prescription hCG nasal spray and hCG injections. She had her body fat tested and she lost 93% FAT with the hCG Diet.

She has been struggling with being overweight almost her entire adult life and then she developed a non-cancerous tumor, had a surgery and this is when her health, diet, and weight got worse. She then decided to lose weight after learning about the hCG diet on Youtube. She followed the 500-calorie protocol and has been successful with it.

Watch Episode 1 here

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Do You Have 10-30 Lbs to Lose?

Perhaps you are in the boat where you just have those 10-15 last pesky pounds you can’t seem to lose and they’ve just been STUCK on you for some years now.

Or you were going along in life, dum-dee-dum, all fine at a healthy weight you were happy with and BOOM, somehow 10-20 lbs just came up behind you and JUMPED you. Perhaps you had to take a medication like cortisone, or hormone replacement therapy or some other med that caused the weight gain. Or you may have had an injury and all of a sudden you found yourself sedentary and your job or gym hour got replaced with snacks on the couch while you healed.

Whatever the case, here’s 11 ladies I’ve interviewed, either about their hCG diet experience, their P3tolife experience (a structured program for Phase 3 of hCG), or both.

You can typically lose 10-15 lbs in one short 3 week round of hCG.

For 20-30 lbs you will probably need 1 long 6 week round, or a 2 short 3 week rounds.

Bodies vary of course, but that will be go for many of you. You can see my current recommendations for online hCG providers here to purchase real hCG injections or pellets.

I’m also going to give you the same tip I gave to the 30-60lb weight loss group:

TIP:

Don’t get cocky on Round 2.

Round 2 is notorious for failures. I’m included in that group. My 2nd round was a DISASTER – during and after. Had to redo it. So the above layout for timeline is IF you stick to your guns and do the protocol right. No eating sugar alcohol fiber cookies all day instead of veggies and meat like I did during round 2 ya? ;)-

If you can keep the respect for the protocol, you can keep your hCG weight loss journey short and succinct and be done and move on with your life

WHICH….btw, while we’re talking about moving on from weight loss- if you don’t already know about my structured program for Phase 3 and beyond into maintenance, you should – check that out at P3tolife.com. I’m completely not bashful about shouting it from the rooftops anymore, even though it’s my program, BECAUSE IT WORKS ladies.

Enjoy their stories!

25-lb weight loss with hCG Injections while on Menopause & Hormone Replacement Therapy

At the age of 57, Lynda successfully lost 25lbs with hCG injections. She’s menopausal and she has to be on Hormone Replacement Therapy. She’s a p3tolifer and she stabilized pretty well while feeling all satisfied and full! Lynda also shares her strategies to succeed on P2 in her interview.

Watch Episode 60 here


8lb weight loss with P3tolife despite Thyroid problems & Celiac Disease

Thyroid problems & celiac disease made it difficult for Julie to lose weight in her mid-forties. But with hCG injections, she was able to lose 20lbs on P2. What’s more exciting is she continued to shed 8 more lbs while on P3 with the p3tolife program. Also, she learned to love cooking and her family loved the p3tolife meals, too!

Watch Episode 58 here


Successful stabilization with P3tolife after 4 rounds of the hCG Diet

Arleen lost 15 lbs in her most recent round of hCG with the help of the P2 workbook. At the age of over 50, she has successfully stabilized and even lost more weight while on Phase 3 by following the p3tolife program. She did a total of 4 rounds of hCG where she had a hard time maintaining her weight loss on her previous rounds. She also has some travel tips to share!

Watch Episode 56 here


From Ketogenic to P3tolife Maintenance Success

Heather is the type who needed structure when it comes to weight loss programs and she has been successful with it. She lost 28 lbs with keto and used the p3tolife program to stabilize – not struggling at all and at the same time being able to eat delicious food with variety together with her family.

Watch Episode 52 here


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Debbie lost 17.4lbs with the hCG Diet. She was also diagnosed with Hashimoto’s. She had trouble stabilizing before but she had great success with my P3tolife Program and finally stabilized well at 19% bodyfat! She had a total of 5 rounds of hCG, where previously her weight loss came back so she had to do it again & again.

Watch Episode 49 here


hCG Diet short round success: 160lbs to 142lbs

Lynette lost 17.8 lbs with a 22-day round of hCG injections. She prepared for her hCG journey by researching hCG for 6 months when she started gaining weight after getting pregnant at the age of 44.  She has some really great food tips and treats to share that made her stay sane while on P2!

Watch Episode 45 here


25lbs lost with the hCG Diet & stabilizing at more than 2lbs her LDW

Jenny lost 25 lbs with hCG drops. She tested positive for Celiac disease but ever since going on the hCG diet and being completely gluten-free, she has not had any symptoms whatsoever and she feels very healthy. We also talked a lot about BODY IMAGE issues and her experience with bulimia and how she recovered from it.

According to Jenny, after reaching 133 lbs, she felt that she was still unhappy with her body and thought about doing another round – which she eventually did. Her weight dropped to 123 lbs. However, she had a hard time stabilizing and her weight climbed back again to 133 lbs. After some self-evaluation and wondering if her desired weight is healthy for her, Jenny decided to just listen to her body and stabilized at her current weight.

Watch Episode 42 here


 hCG Diet Success Story straight from a Weight loss Clinic Employee

Bridgette lost 20 lbs with hCG injections and sublingual hCG. She works with an hCG health clinic in Orlando, Florida. She had been working with patients doing the hCG for almost 3 years before she tried doing it herself. She knew the protocol very well and she coaches the patients weekly. After finding out that her weight was at 153 pounds, she finally decided to take advantage of her knowledge about the diet and the fact that she works in an hCG clinic. She also thought it would be great if she would be able to share her first-hand experience with her patients when coaching them.

In the interview, she shared that hCG promotes testosterone production that’s why people retain their muscle mass and actually gain muscles if they do a higher calorie protocol and some light resistance training during the program. (But if you’re on the 500 calories you don’t want to do that.) This is just something she discovered based on seeing so many patients go through the program.

Watch Episode 41 here


A Nutritionist & an Endomorph’s hCG Diet Success

Donna is a practicing nutritionist in Australia and she specializes in coaching women who are 40+ with weight loss and autoimmune disease. While never terribly overweight, being an endomorph, she has always struggled with slowly gaining and fighting to stay within a normal weight range. She has used the HCG diet protocol to lose fat efficiently for that stubborn 15 lbs. she had a DEXA scan done showing she reached 19% body fat.

She has shared her P2 sanity savers and her food/meal plan during Phase 4. She’s also sharing lots of valuable tips and the most important keys to succeeding in the hCG Diet.

Watch Episode 34 here


 Phase 3 Strategies for Success from a 60-year old

At the age of 60, Laura lost 28 lbs with hCG injection. And she had successfully stabilized with proper Phase 3 for about 4 to 5 weeks. During phase 3, she ate P2-style but with more quantity. As P3 progresses, she slowly introduced other food groups to her diet.

Her starting weight was 195lbs and she ended up at 167lbs. She works out 4-5 times a week during P3 of hCG diet and she has done 4-5 correction days within this period.

Watch Episode 24 here


Drastic Weight Loss & Adapting to Change: 200lbs to 120lbs

Mandy started at 200lbs and ended her weight loss journey at 120lbs. Out of the 80lbs she lost, 30 lbs were the result of the hCG Diet. She used to wear size 42 in Men’s and pretty much gave up on women clothes. This was one of the major adjustments that she had to go through when she started losing weight.

She did 5 rounds of hCG but mentioned that she never really stabilized properly until the 5th round. She also did ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting which did not work for her as she expected it to be.

Watch Episode 16 here


A Cancer Survivor’s 15lb Weight loss story with hCG Drops

Barbara, a 56-year-old cancer survivor lost 15 lbs with homeopathic hCG drops, in menopause no less! The anti-cancer drugs she had to take caused a change in her hormones and put her into early menopause.  With that came a 15 lb weight gain which eventually she was able to lose with the 500-calorie hCG diet.

Watch Episode 2 here

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Hello lovely hCGers. This interview is part of what is now a plethora of weight loss success stories with real everyday women (and men! There’s a few dude interviews in there) who have used either hCG injections or drops with the hCG diet protocol to lose between 20 and 150 lbs. You can see the current episodes available here.


CARLEE’S BASIC STATS:

  • 29 years old
  • Starting Weight: 200 lbs
  • Weight loss with hCG: 29 lbs
  • Weight loss with lipomax: 8 lbs
  • Weight loss with b12: 8 lbs
  • Weight loss with eating healthy and exercising: 10 lbs
  • Current weight: 145 lbs
  • Height: 5’3″
  • No medical condition

Show Note Links:

Carlee’s IG: hcg_me

Carlee’s P2 Recipes:

P2 hCG chili recipe
10 servings

Ingredients:
32 oz 97% lean ground beef
Chopped fresh tomatoes
7 cups of water
5 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp garlic powder
½ tbsp salt
A little bit of pepper

P2 Shrimp Recipe:

Sauté shrimp, cucumber, and onion. Then add lemon.

Carlee’s tips for eating healthier in P3 and maintenance:

  • Saute a lot of onions and garlic and adding herbs and spices to dishes to add flavors.
  • Make radish hash browns and mashed cauliflower
  • Buy fresh produce weekly.
  • Adding olive oil to food for better taste
Carlee’s hCG Injection Weight Loss Story in Her Words:

Basics:

  • Age when I did hcg: 28
  • Age now: 29
  • Height: 5’3
  • Current weight: 145
  • No past medical history

How much weight you’ve lost with hCG/starting weight/ending weight/ clothing size change.  How many rounds did you do, how long was each round? stuff like that.

  • Starting weight after fat loading May 22nd: 200lbs
  • Weight after one round of hcg: June 30, 2016: 171 lbs
  • Total weight loss after 30 day hcg round: 29 lbs
  • Then July 1, 2016 started Lipomax injections at 171 lbs ended that round at 163 lbs
  • Total weight loss after lipomax: 8lbs
  • Then Aug 1,2016 started Vitamin b-12 injections at 163 lbs ended that round at 155lbs
  • Total weight loss after b-12: 8lbs
  • After 3 months I lost a total of 45lbs
  • Since then not only have I maintained but I’ve lost another 10lbs naturally on my own eating healthy and working out. Giving me a current weight loss of 55lbs today.
  • My clothing size was a 14/12 depending on the brand and now I am in a size 6.

How long have you currently been maintaining (or where are you currently at in your hCG journey)?

I have been maintaining since the end of August 2016. March 2017 I got to my lowest weight 143 lbs but I fluctuate between that and 145 lbs. So I have been maintaining 11 months now. I only did one round of hcg, but am considering doing just one more in the future.

Tell us how you came to be overweight and your struggles with that?

In college my friend and I went to this sketchy foreign weight loss doctor. I wasn’t very heavy in my early 20’s I think around age 22 my weight was maybe 165lbs. We paid $200 cash for these miracle pills called phentermine.

Well I took these I barely ate anything they made you completely lose your appetite and run around like a crazy person. While taking these I got down to 127 lbs. I was happy to lose the weight but it didn’t last long, as soon as I didn’t have the pills I gained the weight back and double.

I didn’t change my lifestyle at all I still ate Mcdonalds and starved myself a lot. I think those pills killed any metabolism I had. Then I became more overweight after college, life changes a lot and as a millennial I kind of expected things to just fall into place for me. Like the perfect job, perfect relationship, and smooth transition into adulthood.

I was always active and thin growing up but after college I no longer had a gym, some days I was finding a job substitute teaching, some days I didn’t and just laid around. I honestly think I used food as a coping mechanism for every failed relationship or unsuccessful interview. Eating became my best friend and drinking heavily on the weekends didn’t help either.

What type of hCG did you use? If injections or prescription drops, what dose worked best for you?

I was on Groupon one evening and saw an ad for vitamin b12 shots, I bought a round, and it said to call this weight loss center for an appointment. Well when I got there they mentioned a three month program that started with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin injections.

It was expensive for the program, but it also included a coach that I met with once a week. I knew if I had someone else making me get on the scale it would hold me accountable. I had some blood drawn for lab work, and then I met with the Dr at the weightloss center, we went over my labs while his staff drew the needles of hcg for me. I’ve never tried the hcg drops, but have heard injections are more successful, and they were great for me.

Have you ever used b12 and/or lipo shots, and if so, do you feel it was worth it and why?

I think lipomax and vitamin b12 are worth it. I mean I lost 8lbs on each, so I think they work, just not as quickly as the hcg obviously, eventually you have to go back to eating more than 500 calories a day.

I also had a ton of energy when I took the b12 and I was on such a high from losing all the weight and feeling lighter. I started looking forward to working out and eating healthy.

What would you say your experience was the first week on phase 2? Easy or hard? explain. Could also discuss how you loaded if you like. What parts of the protocol were easier for you and which parts were more challenging? How did you handle the challenging aspects?

My first week on phase 2 was really rough I had headaches, drowsiness, fatigue, and some muscle cramps. I never felt hungry though, I just stayed focused on the diet. I don’t know if I didn’t load enough, but the day I loaded I felt very full. I ate Frappuccino’s, doughnuts, enchiladas, and pizza. It was honestly gross, I couldn’t wait to start the next phase.

The first day of the first injection was the hardest. After work I came home and went right to sleep because I had such a bad headache. After about 4 days the symptoms I was experiencing dissipated. But when I came off the hcg, same symptoms came back. I dealt with the muscle cramps by taking a magnesium vitamin and working out. The doctor I saw said lifting really helps with hcg cramps. Now I lift every other day and love it so much. The headaches I dealt with by simply getting rest. Sleep was my friend at the start and end of hcg.

 

What did you find yourself liking to eat during Phase 2/vlcd – how would you prepare your meals?

I found myself really enjoying the hcg chili. I really looked forward to days where I knew I was having it for lunch or dinner. I’m also a huge seafood fan, so the tilapia or shrimp days were some of my favorite.

My least favorite things were eating asparagus, I started loving it but by the end of it I was so sick of it. I also had some stalls during hcg so I did an apple day. Now I never want another apple. But it did help with my stall I think I lost 3 lbs after my apple day.

I prepared a lot of my meals with fresh onions, garlic, and lots of herbs. I didn’t use any oil or butter on my proteins, but instead a little water. I really tried to watch my sodium intake as well. I used a lot of lemon for my fish and shrimp.  

I learned that I can drink my coffee black and I don’t need the heavy creamer with tons of sugar. Now I drink black coffee every day, I only use creamer as a rare treat instead of everyday. I love steak so having top round sirloin was an easy meal for me. The hardest part was trying to switch my proteins between lunch and dinner meals.

The no bun burger was also a go to meal for me and something I continue to eat in my everyday life now. I don’t need the bun and the mayonnaise and the cheese anymore.

What tricks do you have up your sleeve to stay sane while on Phase 2?

My greatest trick is to continue to drink water. My coworkers got me a S’well water bottle, which keeps my water super cold. As soon as I feel the bottle getting low I just refill it.

Water is like gasoline for my metabolism. I drink so much all day, and any time I think I’m still hungry after I eat I just get a huge glass of ice water and the feeling passes.

What Lessons have you learned during Phase 3 – give us the good and the bad! What types of things did you discover when it came to maintenance that did and didn’t work?

During Phase 3, I learned that I can eat similar to phase 2, not as drastically but in order to maintain. I slowly started reintroducing oils into my diet. I cook daily with a small amount of olive oil. I never use butter and I do still try to stay away from dairy.

I did learn that I can’t sit in front of my tv and eat peanut butter with a spoon because I will gain that day. I do cheat on holidays and special occasions, but as soon as Monday comes I try to get back on track. Popcorn is my go to safe snack now. There are so many light options with it, and I try to only sit down with

In Phase 4: Can you tell us what types of foods you eat now in every day life? And how is this different from what you used to eat on a normal basis?

One thing I started doing after hcg was out of my system, was eat two eggs every day for breakfast. I use to eat granola bars or Greek yogurt, but those things have a ton of sugar in them.

Now I really try to watch my sugar intake even with fruit, I rarely have it in the house it usually goes bad before I can eat it all. Now I buy almost the same things every week 93% lean ground beef, chicken breasts, steak, and shrimp or tilapia. I enjoy green beans, Brussel sprouts, mushrooms, and cauliflower. I make so many crazy things with cauliflower; mashed potatoes, Asian stir fry, and carbless pizza crust.

I treat myself during the week sometimes with brown rice sushi. I mostly try to buy all fresh produce and do a lot of my grocery shopping at Aldi. They have the best healthy options to aid my healthier lifestyle.

What have been your tools for maintaining your weight loss?

My tools to maintain are really following a routine. I work out 4-5 days a week, and I find that working out helps aid my eating, if I don’t work out some days it’s just an off day for me and I can’t focus as well on my diet. They go hand in hand for me now.

I try not to drink alcohol during the week, while on the hcg I didn’t drink the entire 30 days and I think it did wonders for my body. If I do have a drink now in a social setting I usually go for vodka soda water with a lemon or lime. I use to drink wine during the week or while cooking and now I don’t want that extra sugar or calories in my body.  

Also just getting in the routine that after I eat dinner, that’s all the food I’m having for the day. I’m a late night private snack-er, so now I try to go to bed at 8pm in order to go to the gym at 4:30 am. Making dinner as soon as I get home from work, eating early, and following my routine help me maintain my success.

Do you have any memories of your life/body pre hCG that are totally different for you now?

Sometimes when I’m shopping I still don’t believe my size, I will get bigger ones just in case for the dressing room and I always end up getting the 6 but I don’t know I just can’t believe I’m truly that size. When I was heavier I felt like I had given up and let my eating take over and that I had no control over my body. Now I feel more confident in my choices and that I can control what I eat and how I feel about what I eat.

When you want a treat now, give us a couple examples of what you might eat? Also, are you ever able to indulge in a regular treat, like cake at a party, and still maintain?

When I want a treat I tend to go for popcorn, there are so many flavors that can be healthy. I also make my own at home and use I can’t believe it’s not butter spray and popcorn seasonings I buy at the grocery store. I do indulge in deserts, not often mostly for special occasions, and I can maintain by weighing myself every morning. Seeing my weight everyday helps keep me in the know, and that way if I do see a gain, it’s on my mind and I can refocus and get on track.

What factors have you noticed to play a role in people NOT succeeding on hCG?

My mom and I actually did hcg together. We both lost a lot of weight but unfortunately she has not maintained. I think she was focused on the diet while it was taking place, but adjusting it back into her regular lifestyle hasn’t been as successful for her. I remember my dad complaining a lot about what we were eating on the diet because he too has to eat what she cooks. I think worrying about his happiness when preparing meals has caused her to gain the weight back.

What do you feel are the most important keys to success on the hcg protocol? If someone said they want to have the same results you have, what would you tell them?

I would say the keys to success are treating the diet as a lifestyle change. You can’t do something for just 30 days and expect the results to continue when you go back to eating junk food. I knew when I signed on to the program that I was determined to lose the weight and that this was my last chance to get my weight and life on track.

I took the diet very seriously, not only because of the money I spent on the 3 month program because I truly wanted to feel happy and comfortable in my skin. I wasn’t feeling that way before hcg, and it was reflected by me holding back and not doing things in my life because I wasn’t at a comfortable weight.

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25lbs gone, Size 6 to Size 2 in Menopause + Successful Maintenance in P3 with the P3tolife Program – Lynda – Episode 60 http://hcgchica.com/menopause-hcg-diet-25lb-weight-loss-p3tolife-episode-60/ http://hcgchica.com/menopause-hcg-diet-25lb-weight-loss-p3tolife-episode-60/#comments Mon, 08 Jan 2018 01:25:19 +0000 http://hcgchica.com/?p=16360 Hello lovely hCGers. This interview is part of what is now a plethora (as of this interview, that would be….60….because episode 60. Wow I’m smart!) of weight loss success stories with real everyday women (and men! There’s a few dude … Continue reading

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Hello lovely hCGers. This interview is part of what is now a plethora (as of this interview, that would be….60….because episode 60. Wow I’m smart!) of weight loss success stories with real everyday women (and men! There’s a few dude interviews in there) who have used either hCG injections or drops with the hCG diet protocol to lose between 20 and 150 lbs. You can see the current episodes available here.

Watch our interview above if you like! Or read her story below.


LYNDA’S BASIC STATS:

  • 57 years old
  • Weight loss with hCG: 25 lbs
  • Size change: Tight Size 6 to Size 2
  • Health condition: She is post-menopausal, she’s on testosterone pellets, estrogen, progesterone and she has a sluggish thyroid.

Show Note Links:

  • hCGChica’s Dosage Article – Lynda started out at 200 IUs. She decreased her dose 10ius, then dropped down another thirty ius. She stayed at 160iu for quite some time then she ended up dropping another ten, down to 150 IUs.
  • hCGChica’s Phase 3 to Life Program – you can enroll anytime, but I recommend at least a week BEFORE P3 starts if at all possible so you have time to familiarize yourself with the program and plan ahead.
  • Lynda’s Sanity Savers:
    • Miracle Noodles
    • Savory Spice Shop  –  If you don’t already have a nice store of spices in your pantry, they can be pricey. This online source is MUCH more affordable when you need a batch of spices and also much FRESHER which means it actually add the ton of flavor it’s supposed to, unlike most grocery store sources.
    • Peppermint tea + chocolate stevia – she had this on both P2 and P3
  • Flexible Thai Knife
  • Instant Pot: 6Qt
  • PiYo Workout – Lynda is doing this now on Phase 3. PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga.
  • Calorieking – Food diary app
Other strategies Lynda did for a successful P2:
  • Wear disposable gloves while cooking oily foods
  • Lynda used UltraBurn injections to keep her energy up
  • Read nutrition labels
  • Eat before going to a restaurant. Have a coffee at the restaurant. If you really have to eat your packed meal, just tell the restaurant staff you’re on a special restrictive diet.

Here is Lynda’s original email to me:

“Thank you so much for adding this element to P3 to Life! Love the flexibility, list of approved foods and nutritional value. I especially LOVE the ability to create a grocery list from the recipes- that’s a great time saver!!….

Just want to express how much I appreciate your HELP! I just completed my 1st week on P3!  The recipes were simply DELICIOUS!  I’m still am amazed at the amount of foods in each serving! Thank you also for adding the Extra’s List of foods when you are still hungry.  Also, the tools that you have shared and the resources like the savory spice shop. The Kiwi knife arrived yesterday and it is quite the knife for $7!!”

Thank you for responding so quickly! I have to tell you that  all the hard work you’ did to share EVERYTHING about hCG. P1,P2, P3… has made this a  success for me. Once I decided to jump into hCG (injections)- I watched your videos and then read and coped all that you’ve created and placed into a binder- tabbed all the categories and continue to use it as ‘my hCG Bible”.

During part of  P2, I stayed at my daughter’s house as she delivered  her 4th child and needed some help- so for 18 days while on P2- I continued without a hitch. I wore disposable gloves to cook all meals- bacon, cheese, PB&J’s mac/cheese, etc. and wipe sweet lil faces 🙂 !   Prior to traveling, I weighed, cooked, then froze enough food to get me through 2 weeks, which was so helpful so my meals were easy to complete. During the time I was there we had 2 birthday parties, lots of company and people bringing lots of meals for the family. The food looked great, but I never felt  the need to even taste it- thanks to hCG .
 I must confess that I did remain on the P2 protocol an extra 8 days until P3 was released.
Just as I had done with P2, I also PREPARED, shopped and ordered many of the items that you suggested for P3. The “go to” extras for me have been the Miracle noodles (P2 &P3),  Cauliflower or Broccoli rice 2 cups cooked in 2 tsp ghee and seasoned with Turmeric, Paprika, garlic, sea S/P. I always have boiled eggs (P3) in the frig. Also, when I’m hungry, first  I drink 8oz water then wait 20 minutes, if still hungry then go to my extras. So far, this has worked vey well. My other helper is Peppermint tea with Chocolate stevia! ( had to be careful with the stevia is P2- stall).
I LOVE all the P3 recipes and meal plans you’ve created! I have followed each day as suggested and enjoyed all the yummy smoothies for dessert!
Currently, P3, week 2, day 4, my weight has unintentionally decreased  from my LIW. Today, I’m down 1.2 lbs and at one point 1.6 lbs. I assume that the 2 pound rule applies from the LIW. I am post-menopausal, and under the care of a Bio-identical Dr. testosterone pellets, estrogen, progesterone and a sluggish thyroid. Prior to hCG, my diet was mostly clean, worked-out 6 days/week. (jog treadmill/PiYo). During P2, a lite work-out caused a stall. So once my weight stabilizes I will return to my work-out routine. I am also taking the Ultra Burn injections which help substantially with energy.
During P2, each morning, I entered my entire day of meals into MFP and then I could adjust my daily meals to meet the caloric and macronutrient allowed, this saved my from ,any “Mistakes”!
Rayzel, love your personality and watching your videos! I simply can’t thank you enough for all that you’ve done to make hCG a success for me! My goal, is to maintain and return to daily workouts as you have personally accomplished!
Sincere gratitude to you,
Lynda”
Lynda’s hCG Injection Weight Loss Story in Her Words:
Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Basics:  (age, height, menopause? any medical details you feel are important- ie thyroid etc).

I’m 57 years old, a booboo (grandma), and a nurse.  I’m menopausal and on Hormone Replacement Therapy. My thyroid levels are very low but not yet as hypothyroidism.

How much weight have you lost?

I actually wanted to lose 15 lbs, 20 at the most. But I lost 25 lbs.

Tell us how you came to be overweight and your struggles with that?

Being a nurse is a stressful job. You don’t get a lot of sleep and you ate at weird times. That set me up for a really bad pattern.  I always controlled my weight with diet and exercise.

When I started menopause, I just started packing on pounds. It didn’t matter what I did. It was because of the hormones and my thyroid. They were working against me.  I was suffering terribly with my bioidenticals. I do the testosterone pellets. I’ve done a lot of things through the years trying to get the menopause weight off. When nothing worked anymore, I wondered “Am I just going to stay like this forever?”

How did you learn about hCG?

My doctor suggested hCG around Christmas time when I came in for a hormone palette implant. He told me to go directly to him. It was a two-hour drive and I had to come every weekend. The cost was $269 every 2 weeks. I was pretty much accountable to myself and I knew my husband would say no. So I researched and found you. I watched all your Youtube videos, and I thought “Maybe I should look at this a little closer.”  At the back of my mind, I thought “it’s probably going to be another one of those things that don’t work…”

The hCG regimen Phase 2 recommended consuming 500 calories. I should confess I tried 500 calories on my own for 2 days (meaning without using hCG). I wanted to rip off my right arm and eat it! So I thought, this was not working.

I researched more about hCG and read that the fat is being released and that you are actually circulating those calories, so that made a lot more sense. And you already did all the legwork to find out which companies are legit, so that was important. To me it was a risk to inject the hormones in.    So for me, when I got hCG, I never wanted to cheat. I just wanted it to work for me.

What type of hCG did you use? If injections or prescription drops, what dose worked best for you?

I used the injections because compared to the other forms, I wanted it done and not worry about it the whole day.   The needles were tiny.

One of the awesome things you said that the others weren’t talking about was about adjusting the dosage to match what you need. I was starving. I can imagine you going, “Adjust it! Adjust it!” I found that by adjusting the dosage I was okay again.

I just followed what you said. I started out at 200 IUs. One day I dropped down 10, then dropped down another thirty IUs. Then I stayed there for quite some time. Then I ended up dropping another ten, down to 150 IUs.

Have you ever used b12 and/or lipo shots, and if so, do you feel it was worth it and why?

On P2, I did the extra, the UltraBurn injections. I personally think it helped with my energy. I lost fast. I didn’t see myself nude until I got home from my daughter’s. I thought, “We’re done.” I took the Ultra Burn for the energy and for the toning. I didn’t want to feel tired.

The Ultra Burn was supposed to help your liver metabolize that fat more efficiently. In theory it does make sense, and it’s injected so it’s localized.

The Ultra Burn needles are also tiny and if you’re not careful you bend it. They recommend you do it on Mondays to Fridays and not on Saturdays and Sundays.

We get up really early, 4:00 – 4:30AM when I was helping with the grandbabies, cooking breakfast and stuff. I had to get a head start, she had four babies. It helps with the energy and helps you stay on it because you’re not tired and you’re not dreading it.

Did you have any difficulties or challenges on P2?

You talked about cheating and how to correct it. When I got hCG, I never wanted to cheat. I just wanted it to work for me.

There were times I made some mistakes. But that was it, it was just an error. And I would just come back to it and ask myself, “Okay, what did you do wrong, or what do you need to do to correct it?” And it would balance itself out. There were days I lost weight, there were days I gained. And I ended up losing more than I initially thought I was going to lose.

Some strategies from Lynda:

I’ve had to go out with people in restaurants during P2 and P3. I used to have just coffee. Then I got peppermint tea that’s delightful and very robust. And before I got to P3 I got my chocolate stevia and put that in the peppermint tea. I drank that all winter long.

Also while I was on P2 my daughter had a baby. So while I was cooking I was constantly wearing disposable gloves. My grandkids asked, “Booboo, do you have an owwie (ouchy)?” Or my son-in-law, a paramedic asked, “Are you going to shock me?” You have to make it fit into your life. People were bringing in food, we had two birthdays. When my daughter came home, the boys wanted to bake her a cake. I was able to get through P2 without compromising. In P2, it’s the simple things. You’re cooking for your family and you touch the butter and not thinking about it. So I went through two boxes of gloves.

For Phase 3: I heard this tip for when you were going out to dinner. They did a diet root beer. I get club soda, mineral water, add my root beer stevia, and then add a tablespoon of heavy cream so I have my fat. If you drink that before you go to a get-together. It helps take the hunger away a notch so you don’t eat around the table.

Lynda’s Experience with:

THE P3TOLIFE PROGRAM DURING PHASE 3 OF THE HCG PROTOCOL

Tell us a bit more before you transitioned to P3. What were/have been your biggest concerns when contemplating going into P3?

When you announced you were going to come up with the P3, I was getting nervous. How am I going to transition? I was getting scared. What am I going to do?

Like you, I was scared and terrified. Plus, I only wanted to do P3 once. This is the first P3 I’ve ever done and I want to stay that way. I stayed on P2 seven days longer even if you told me not to, and waited for the program to come out because I was terrified. While I was waiting I kept reading all the materials we had, and I kept thinking “It’s gonna come out, it’s gonna come out…”  I was so pleased to be able to get the program, put the food together and just devoured everything.

When it came out, I was at my daughter’s because she was having a baby. I was driving when I saw the notification for the tester P3 program. So I pulled over and got the program. I was a bit worried about the cost, but then I saw the price. I was so happy I signed up right away.

How did you find the P3toLife Program?

Coming in to P3, it was awesome because when I would get hungry I always kept some riced veggies and hard boiled eggs, plus my miracle noodles and you can throw it in really fast.

The Simplified Plan is great for somebody who’s so busy. I’m not too busy to cook so the Original Plan is great. You made it foolproof. You provided the recipes, you have the shopping list, you have the tools, the suggestions of the products that worked with you. So if you can get through the hCG part, which wasn’t so bad, then you’re almost guaranteed success if you grab this P3. I didn’t really gain weight on P3.

I was so enlightened when I got the P3tolife Program. I was so excited looking through the recipes. I wanted to sit down and eat slow and savor the food. And it’s so good. The Mahi-Mahi with Asparagus is really good. As well as the Salmon and Broccoli slaw. You suggested doubling it. You can use it as a lunch crossover. And it’s so easy.

Can you share how you prepared for making the meals for Phase 3?

I put the materials on a ring binder, and I take the page I need for the week and post it up. I tell myself I just have to follow it. You’ve done it and prepared it, so I just follow it and go.

Rayzel: If you design things for everyone, you know everyone has a different metabolic levels. I wanted to make sure you guys have a baseline. Some ask if they have to eat the entire meal prepared. No, you can eat less if you’re full. Sometimes when people come up from P2, they don’t need to eat much. After that, your appetite comes back.  Some people have higher metabolic levels and are hungrier. In that case, don’t eat when you’re not hungry. But if you’re hungrier, add on. The whole point is that you can eat as much as you can without gaining weight.

 

Even if I’m retired, I feel for the ladies who are in a working environment. My children are raised, so I have the time to prepare those. If you’re working it’s alright to plan it for the week and prepare the meals on the weekend. It’s so easy to do.

Rayzel: One of my goals is for all of us to try different things and eat a variety. You end up feeling happier long term if there’s variety.

How did you adjust your eating on Phase 3?

If I got hungry, I would refer to the rice or the eggs. Thank goodness you suggested miracle noodles. I learned about them years earlier, and I went “Ugh, those sound terrible.” But when you suggested it, I ordered some online. I love it. To me, miracle noodles was like cheating when I was on P2. When I was hungry it would give me the feeling of being full. But it helped me so much, also the riced cauliflower and broccoli, even in that phase. So I thought, I must be cheating even though I wasn’t. I would panic I would find in my refrigerator I was down to 2 packages, it would take some time for Amazon to deliver.

One of the things you suggested is I can eat the extra portion of breakfast if I get really hungry. One of my favorites is the sun-dried tomatoes, but the bowls. You’re busting like 200 calories on that, but if you’re really hungry, it works.

Because of that you don’t feel deprived and I’m always amazed. I think it’s the volume of vegetables we were throwing in.

Yeah, and that was strategic. I’m just a person, maybe it’s my DNA and I want to eat a lot. so… You guys, I’m still maintaining. It’s been 5 years, but I still eat quite a bit! When I designed it, I knew the food has to have volume! I get panicky if I feel I will not be able to eat as much to feel good. So I thought, okay, I have to make sure everyone feels they have enough. It shouldn’t happen that they’re run out and hungry at the end of the day, and there’s nothing to eat.  

When you threw in those desserts, every one of those are divine! Plus I think, “Oh, I still get to have some smoothie tonight!”

I love your recommendation to make two or four servings. For instance, yesterday we did Buffalo Chicken Salad. I took that with me and ate it, and had it for lunch.

I was trying to pick favorites, but I love the variety of tastes. It made me eat different things. I didn’t eat shrimp, or chicken thighs, but now I cook them and I go, “These are pretty good!” Last night, I don’t usually eat pork, but I had Pork Cacciatore, that was divine! It was really, really good!

How was your weight after P3?

To be honest the whole time I was on P3, from my last dose weight, I went back to what I lost after Day 6, and I’ve been under it ever since. I also lost 3 1/2 lbs within that. I’m trying not to lose, it just happened naturally. I’ve just been eating what you put in.

I took it and that’s when I emailed you. Two pounds over and under the Last Injection Weight. I don’t want to lose any more. I’m eating what you put down.

Have you encountered any problems while on P3?

The only problem is none of my clothes fit me. I only get to wear my leggings.  My size 6 clothes were getting really tight. I now fit into this tiny jeans skirt that’s a size 2. This is from the days I taught aerobics. There were times I taught 3 times a day.

I went to PiYo before, it’s a combination of Pilates and yoga. That’s where I want to go back. I tried to walk in P2 and stabilized the weight. I didn’t want to lose too much. I do need to tone up. That’s where I am now.

 

Fortunately it’s easy to accommodate food restrictions. Years past, you can’t. If I know I’m having wine, I’ll use miracle noodles. I have to rinse them out. It’s fishy.

I love the spices. I just got a huge order from Savory Spice Shop.

Also, I love the $7 knife you recommended! Everyone’s having a knife in their stocking this year.

Everyone, the knife is in the recommended tools of the P3toLife Program. It’s a $7 knife and cuts everything so well. I get wrist pain if I have to slice a lot. The other expensive high end knives are so heavy. These knives are so awesome. Learned it from a Thai cooking class a while back.  

I tried to do the Apple peeler core spiralizer. It doesn’t work. The Instant Pot, I don’t have yet. Looks like it saves a lot of time.

I cook a lot. I can always get tips from you. But those who don’t cook, there it is. This is how you do it. All the meals are easy. Thank God I have a Vitamix.

In the P3 program there’s an allocation in the calories for smoothie that’s dessert. It’s sugar-free and it’s for dessert. How was it learning to make the dessert smoothie? What do you think of them?

I tried them all and I love it. I’m not a fan of bananas but with the walnuts… oh my goodness! I’ve made that 2 or 3 times now. I have a learning curve. It is awesome. First time I did it the same way you did. Mine was icy crunchy. I had to learn that if I do 2 ice cubes at a time, I get this huge bowl of smoothie.

I do it like you say then I add 2 cubes at a time then I press pulse until it sounds like it’s smoothing. Then I add two more until I get 7 or 9.

So when you followed the program, you lost a few pounds, it sounds like your weight is fairly stable. Did it gradually go down?

On P3, the first day I have been within 6/10 of a pound.

I can’t express how grateful I am to have that. I want to be able that when I’m done, I’m done. I want to be just like you who’ll say it’s been 5 years down the road since my hCG!

I want to do other things in my life. I don’t want to worry about that! Do the work out, eat right, and I’m done. I was so skeptical to start the whole thing and I’m like “Yay!” That’s why I’m so grateful to you for bringing the P3, and you’ve given us the maintenance, the options of adding to, to stay where we are. There’s so many recipes in here I don’t have to have any more.

I’ve always been a label reader. So many of those protein shakes, spices you just really have to read the labels. It helps people. If you’re not aware of the information and you just grab things, you might sabotage what you’ve been working on so hard. Like, I got this deli meat and I asked if it had sugar. The deli man said there’s no sugar. And I asked, can you read the label? And it did have sugar. It’s the little things.

When I have the P3tolife foods, I’m just full. It’s such a nice feeling. When others do the diet you just feel hungry all the time.

You mentioned to use an app to track yourself. I did that on P2. In the morning I would add everything I was going to have that day. Then later on I could switch things if I’m going over. I didn’t have to correct mistakes. I already knew this was what I could have. It wasn’t the same with the Fitness Pal, it didn’t add up correctly. It was crazy. I used it the other day for tracking breakfast. It should’ve been only 190 calories but then it says 400 calories! Then you just want to go, forget it, I don’t want to do it. It’s a total waste of time. It’s good for tracking water though and work out time. I’m going to try Calorie King app.

Can you tell me about the volume of the portion sizes, you mentioned in one of your emails the portion sizes were good. Can you tell us more about it?

I wish I had my bowl so I can show you. It was a Buffalo Chicken Salad and it was HUGE. It was two cups of lettuce. My husband will have a meat and maybe a salad or vegetable. Occasionally, a bit of rice. He’s eating a little bit and I have this huge plate mounded. And I’m not eating near the fat that he’s doing. It’s a lot of food and I do like to eat a lot. The amount of food is incredible. Even if I try to weigh it out, I have to get bigger containers because there’s so much food to split between containers.

The frittata, it makes four nice pie-shaped servings. And so, yesterday I was gone all day and only ate lunch at 3PM. The frittata with spinach held me all morning long and then I had the Buffalo Chicken Salad. It keeps me satisfied.

And just the variety of food that’s in there… My husband says “Wow, that’s really good, I’m proud of you for eating this and that.” And it really is, and I will just keep cooking this over and over again.

I was afraid of eating because I didn’t want to sabotage what I just finished. I appreciate all the food here are laid out, ready to go. And I’ll just follow through.

I think it’s so doable and it works. You just totally changed it. Maybe like me others need to have hormone tweaking done, I don’t know.

You are just like a Fairy Godmother to us.

Getting your body into homeostasis and it works so much better. I’m excited and I appreciate the exercise videos too.

I’d love to talk about how you handled eating out?

Well, last week, my grandson had a baseball game and we took him out after. So my daughter-in-law asked the restaurant staff if it’s alright that one of us was on a special diet. Would it be alright to bring the food in? The restaurant said, sure. I wouldn’t have eaten if it wasn’t mentioned. I was planning to have just coffee. So we bought the whole meal, desserts. I’ve done it several times. Usually I have coffee and water, plus I eat before I go. If it’s a meal, I just simply ask them. I don’t have to say anything except I’m on a special restrictive diet. They don’t have to know. I don’t really care and it keeps me where I need to be.

If it’s a really special restaurant, I would choose not to go there

It’s such a short time that you have for yourself.

If you do find yourself in a social event and people want to know, just say I’m on a special diet.


 

 

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After reading/listening to Jenna’s story, tell me what your goal is for this round of P2 for you. What is your goal? And I’m not talking about pounds you wish to lose honestly- what’s the deeper thing you wish to achieve?

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Hello lovely hCGers. This interview is part of what is now a plethora of weight loss success stories with real everyday women (and men! There’s a few dude interviews in there) who have used either hCG injections or drops with the hCG diet protocol to lose between 20 and 150 lbs. You can see the current episodes available here.


JENNA’S BASIC STATS:

  • 36 years old
  • 5’7″
  • Current weight: 167 lbs
  • Starting weight: 202 lbs
  • Weight loss with hCG: 35 lbs
  • Size change: Size 16 to Size 10
  • Health condition: She had a necrotic stomach – so her stomach basically killed itself. They didn’t know why or how that happened. They removed her stomach so her esophagus is now connected to her intestines.
From Jenna:

If anyone has questions or wants more info from me about the necrotic stomach or side effects (or anything!) you can reach me on my Instagram: @jennabh80– I check it daily – and my hCG IG account: @ChicagohCG

Show Note Links:

 

Jenna’s hCG Injection Weight Loss Story in Her Words:
Basics:

I am 36 years old and 5’7″ tall.

I have a strange medical issue- my stomach unexpectedly died in 2012 so my esophagus is attached to my small intestine.

It makes eating difficult and as a result of this happening I gained a large amount of weight for an unknown reason.  Even though I don’t have the capacity to binge and eat horribly on a regular basis I gained about 60 pounds within 7 months after this happened.

It has been a struggle ever since and NOTHING has worked other than this HCG diet!  The diet even helped me eat foods I haven’t been able to eat in the past such as red meat and greens.

How much weight you’ve lost with hCG/starting weight/ending weight/ clothing size change.  How many rounds did you do, how long was each round? stuff like that.

I lost 35 pounds on a 45 day round.  This was the first round I have ever done.

My starting weight was 202 and my end weight was 167. I went from a size 16 pant to a size 10.  I’m bottom heavy so you can notice it drastically in my top half!

How long have you currently been maintaining (or where are you currently at in your hCG journey)?

 I’ve been maintaining for 31 days!  I didn’t have any major gains during Phase 3.

Tell us how you came to be overweight and your struggles with that?

I became overweight after my stomach died and getting sick. The only thing I could eat without horrible pain was carbs (basically plain pasta).  I was eating very little protein and I couldn’t eat leafy greens.

I have a weird side effect of what happened to me which is that I can never feel full.  I literally can be eating and still feel hungry- it never goes away.

During the diet I had to tell myself that it wasn’t hunger that I feel so now I say I never get hungry (which basically means I just always feel the same… which is hunger but it’s mental).  It’s all very strange!

What type of hCG did you use?

I used hCG Injections (Rayzel’s note: current recommended sources for buying hCG shots online here).

Have you ever used b12 and/or lipo shots, and if so, do you feel it was worth it and why?

Yes I ordered the B12 Lipo shots for the second half of Phase 2.

I don’t think they really did much for me other than maybe break my stalls which happened a lot the second part of my long Phase 2.  I take B12 injections weekly due to my medical issues for the past few years so it really just replaced them with the lipo part adding the aminos.

Rayzel’s note: You can add b12 shots do your hCG diet protocol with any of the companies on my blog.

What would you say your experience was the first week on phase 2? Easy or hard? explain. Could also discuss how you loaded if you like. What parts of the protocol were easier for you and which parts were more challenging? How did you handle the challenging aspects?

The first week of Phase 2 was hard. 

I had to realize how often I ate just because I could or because I was bored.  I feel tired a lot and I would eat to refuel but it actually was working against me.  All of this was realized during this first week!

I also noticed how much my body was changing just after a week!  Weight was dropping but I know that was mostly water weight.  I noticed less bloating, less fatigue, better skin, and I was sleeping better at night! This made it easy to stick with it but the hunger and not just eating to eat was the hard part.

I also missed pasta a lot! Since loading is hard for me with a lack of stomach I just ate really calorie rich items all day long in small quantities.  I didn’t gain much loading (only 5 pounds) but I think that is because I couldn’t get a lot of quantity in.

I put a picture of myself at the moment as my screen saver on my phone so every time I went to go look at Facebook or text I would be reminded at how unhappy I currently am with my body and it would give me the extra push to stick with it.

I also watched almost every video of yours online so I felt like I really understood what my body was going through and what to expect.  That helped a lot with just feeling informed!

What did you find yourself liking to eat during Phase 2/vlcd – how would you prepare your meals?

I can’t eat anything that goes near water so I was pretty restricted to chicken and beef.  Because of this I did allow myself some of the vegetarian options and I did occasional low carb shakes and Morningstar Farms products.

  • I LOVED the tomato basil burgers from Morningstar farms. I would make a salsa and eat it with the salsa.  I ate this twice a week so it was always something I looked forward to.
  • I made applesauce in the slow cooker which was delicious.
  • I also made sure to buy very high quality steak. When I ate steak it was filet mignon and this helped TREMENDOUSLY because it was such quality meat.   No cardboard steak!
  • I also did “taco’s” a lot with iceberg lettuce and then meat mixed with Valentina hot sauce!
  • Tastefully Simple is an online company that makes great seasonings so I bought those and put their Onion Onion seasoning on my chicken all the time and their Simply Salsa mixed with the tomatoes. I actually found a lot that I liked for what I was working with!
  • Also Stevia packets saved my life! I would get the green tea from Starbucks almost once a day and add Stevia.  You just have to make sure to get it unsweetened!
  • Also, I prepared all of the meat fresh when i wanted to eat it. This made a big difference to me.  Eating day old cooked chicken or steak just isn’t as good as from the oven.  And I broiled all my meat with just salt, pepper, and seasoning so it only took about 6 minutes to make.  I pre made the salsa so it lasted for a few days and always had cucumbers and ice burg lettuce on hand.
What tricks do you have up your sleeve to stay sane while on Phase 2?

Stay busy!  I’m a stay at home mom which some people always talk about not having time to eat but I never had that problem!  I just made sure to make food for them… and make mine separate.

 Also I think having those couple items you really enjoy eating but not eating them every day.  Make it something you look forward to.  I would be like… meh chicken tonight… but steak cups tomorrow!!!  I basically ate the same 6 meals over and over but I enjoyed them so I didn’t mind.

What Lessons have you learned during Phase 3 – give us the good and the bad! What types of things did you discover when it came to maintenance that did and didn’t work?

Phase 3 is tricky because all of a sudden you have to make all these good choices and stay on protocol.  I found not allowing myself to even taste anything off protocol worked for me because one taste and I would want more.

When you introduce carbs do it very slowly and for breakfast or lunch.  I have been using the app MACROS and it is awesome!  It is basically like weight watchers so it tracks your food and points.  I like it because you can input how many carbs, calories, protein, etc a day you want to really make it specified to you.

I put in 50 carbs a day as my max and I just made sure to follow that!

In Phase 4: Can you tell us what types of foods you eat now in every day life? And how is this different from what you used to eat on a normal basis?

I think the biggest change is drinking which I’m able to do now.  I’ve had beer here and there and I haven’t had an issue with it.

I don’t eat pasta or bread unless it is a very special occasion (which I haven’t had yet!).  I have stuck to carbs more in the form of crackers or chips.

I found an awesome Cauliflower Pizza Crust which allows me to eat pizza.  I basically tell myself that I’m not technically “craving” something just because I see it.

I haven’t gained any weight at all P3 or P4 so far other than maybe one or two pounds at a time which is corrected by eating steak and my tomato salsa the next day.  I found that gains are basically coming from eating sugar so I have just been trying not to eat any and sticking with the Stevia!

What have been your tools for maintaining your weight loss?
  • MACROS is amazing.
  • HCGChica website and Instagram is awesome- it makes me feel like I’m not alone and I love imagining all the people just getting started and how happy they will be once the weight starts to come off.
  • Long trips to the grocery store looking at labels and checking ingredients for items JUST FOR ME is great too.  When you are shopping for the whole family you are distracted so I like to go browse grocery stores with me in mind!
  • Also weighing yourself every day is key.
Do you have any memories of your life/body pre hCG that are totally different for you now?

I was so so unhappy with how I looked- for the past 5 years.  I had 2 kids in that time frame but I never was able to get under my pre-baby weight so I can’t really blame the pregnancies.  I perfected hiding my body with dark clothing and good camera angles.  Now I just am so impressed with how I look after a short period of time that it is the motivation I need to stick with it and not let myself slip again.

When you want a treat now, give us a couple examples of what you might eat? Also, are you ever able to indulge in a regular treat, like cake at a party, and still maintain?

I haven’t totally indulged yet other than beer.  I think I had 3 one night and didn’t gain so that was success!!!  I have tried tastes of things such as my daughter’s birthday cake and a spoonful of ice cream but it just isn’t what I remember.

I allow myself the tastes but I don’t want to get in the habit of ordering my own quite yet.  I found that the cocoa covered almonds from Trader Joe’s really help my sweet tooth when I have it. You just have to make sure to follow the serving size!

What factors have you noticed to play a role in people NOT succeeding on hCG?

I think cheating during P2 is huge.  I didn’t cheat- not once!!!

My friend did it with me and she cheated often.  She still lost weight but not as much and she is still in diet mode on Phase 3. I didn’t feel like I was still dieting on Phase 3 at all because I could eat so many new things.

Also, I think you really have to just kick yourself in the butt and say it’s only 23 days.  ANYONE can go 23 days without cheating on a diet… if you cheat it’s because you allow yourself to so just don’t do it!  (I know easier said than done).

What do you feel are the most important keys to success on the hcg protocol? If someone said they want to have the same results you have, what would you tell them?

I would tell them not to cheat on P2.  Listen to your body – I couldn’t eat a lot of things others could on the modified P2 diet such as cauliflower and broccoli.  It would make me stall so pretty soon I just stopped trying things off of protocol and stuck with the basics.

I think really trying recipes until you find stuff you actually like is key too.  You can’t just make food to eat it you really need to find ways to make it so that you actually like what you are eating.

Which if you made it this far….I now have a resource for you for that!

HCGCHICARECIPES guys!! Go now.

Also these resources for recipes are awesome:

Culinary hCG’s blog

Tammy Skye’s hCG Diet Gourmet Cookbook

 

 

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Weight loss during Phase 3 with P3tolife after the hCG Diet (when desired) – Julie – Episode 58 http://hcgchica.com/weight-loss-during-phase-3-hcg-diet-julie-episode-58/ http://hcgchica.com/weight-loss-during-phase-3-hcg-diet-julie-episode-58/#respond Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:37:10 +0000 http://hcgchica.com/?p=16357 Hello lovely hCGers. This interview is part of what is now a plethora of weight loss success stories with real everyday women (and men! There’s a few dude interviews in there) who have used either hCG injections or drops with the hCG … Continue reading

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Hello lovely hCGers. This interview is part of what is now a plethora of weight loss success stories with real everyday women (and men! There’s a few dude interviews in there) who have used either hCG injections or drops with the hCG diet protocol to lose between 20 and 150 lbs. You can see the current episodes available here.


This got started from the comment Julie left on the P3 program membership site:

“Someone in heaven is watching over me because the weekend that I started P3 was the same weekend that Rayzel offered the P3tolife program!!! I bought it immediately and am completely in love!! I’ve NEVER been so excited and happy with food I am eating and felt so satisfied and good at the same time! I can’t wait to try each new recipe and I’m continually amazed at how delicious and flavorful the food is that I’ve cooked. My family is loving it as well! I triple every recipe! I haven’t had one issue on P3 – it has been soooooo easy and I keep losing weight too! I have lost 8 more pounds during the past two and a half weeks by following Rayzel’s P3tolife!! I plan to continue to eat this way for life!! Rayzel – you are an angel from heaven! I can’t thank you enough!!”

If I said my eyes didn’t get misty I’d be lying. When you work SO hard on something for quite a long time, not knowing whether or not it will be useful or valued once you put it out there for everyone to see and use, getting comments like THIS one truly validate all that painstaking work.

After I contacted her, this was her follow up reply:

“Ahhh!  So good to hear from you. I meant every word I said!  I really don’t have a clue what I’d be doing right now without this program and I’m so excited about the future!  I lost 20 pounds on HCG and 8 pounds on Rayzel (haha)*.  Total loss of 28 pounds in 2 months – that is crazy!!”

*Please note: Weight loss during P3 is not typical – usually the goal for most is to stabilize their new weight loss – however, some P3tolife members, by eating to hunger (which means that in many cases they end up finding they don’t eat all the P3 meals in their entirety), they end up losing more weight which is something they uniquely choose to do. I am personally not against this either- at some point you stabilize your weight loss, but in my experience, when exactly you do this doesn’t honestly seem to matter.

JULIE’S BASIC HCG DIET WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY:

  • Starting Weight: 164.8 lbs
  • Ending Weight after hCG: 144 lbs
  • Ending Weight after P3tolife Program: 136 lbs
  • Total Weight Loss: 28.8 lbs
  • Age: 45 years old
  • She has Celiac Disease and has been gluten-free for 3-4 years. She also has a thyroid problem making it hard for her to lose weight.

Show Note Links:

  • hCGChica’s Dosage Article – Julie was really struggling with hunger even after 3 weeks and her doctor didn’t know why.  She called her pharmacist and they thought the doctor prescribed too high a dose.  She googled “what causes hungry on HCG diet” and that’s when she watched a video or read about it on hcgchica.com.
  • hCGChica’s Phase 3 to Life Program – you can enroll anytime, but I recommend at least a week BEFORE P3 starts if at all possible so you have time to familiarize yourself with the program and plan ahead.
  • Chocoperfection – This is my favorite brand. Ultra fine and creamy texture. This chocolate is sweetened w/ Erythritol + chicory root fiber.
Julie’s Experience with:

THE P3TOLIFE PROGRAM DURING PHASE 3 OF THE HCG PROTOCOL

What type of hCG did you use, and where are you currently at in your weight loss journey?

This was my first time to do the HCG diet.  A friend asked me to do it with her and I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into.  I wasn’t very prepared.  I used a doctor in Dallas and did the injections.  I was really struggling with hunger even after 3 weeks and my doctor didn’t know why.

I called my pharmacist and they thought the doctor prescribed too high a dose.  I googled “what causes hunger on HCG diet” and that’s when I watched a video or read about it on HCG chica.

I started at 164.8 pounds on Jan 31, 2017 and lost 20 pounds in 5 weeks on HCG diet and then transitioned to P3 after 5 weeks – I couldn’t take being on P2 anymore!  The same weekend that I was transitioning to P3 I got an email from HCGChica about a program for P3.  I bought it that weekend.  I continued to lose weight by following the advice of Rayzel and using the P3tolife program/recipes.

If you were to explain to an hCGer in just a few sentences why the P3 program has been valuable to you, what would you tell them?

I was willing the follow P3toLife JUST to get my weight stabilized, but the bonus was I continued to lose weight (8 more pounds on P3), had absolutely NO problems, never did a steak day, NEVER felt hungry and the recipes were OUT of SIGHT DELICIOUS!!

P3tolife has been more than just three week transition, it is a new way of life for me!

What did the P3 program provide to you that you feel like you didn’t have before without in on past Phase 3s?

I am the luckiest girl in the world because I have never done Phase 3 without the P3 program – sorry that doesn’t help you much, but it was great for me – LOL!

How did you end up following the program – did you do the original plan, the simplified, or build your own meal plan or just tweaks to one of these? Can you give a few details of how you utilized the program and tailored it to yourself and your circumstances?

I made the recipes for myself and my family of 4.  I tripled almost all the recipes except a few I only doubled.  Because I work full time, I needed to maximize my cooking time, and I would triple the recipes and eat them for as long as I could.

For example, I made the Bacony Eggs and would eat them for breakfast for about 5 days before I would make another breakfast item, like the chocolate mug bread, and would eat that for 4 days.  I followed the recipes in “order” but it took me two weeks to get through the “Week 1” recipes, and two weeks to get through the “Week 2” recipes.

I would try to get 3 or 4 meals out of a lunch/dinner recipe so that I only had to cook about once during a work week and did most of the cooking on the weekend.

My family loved the food I was making! I’m starting the 5th week of making these recipes and I’m a few recipes in on the 3rd week of recipes.

Can you share your results – how your weight has been, while following the P3 program?

I lost 8 more pounds while on Phase 3 and it was so much easier than being on P2 because I wasn’t hungry on P3.  I really struggled with hunger on P2 because I don’t think they got my dosage right.  I’ve continued to eat the recipes on P4 and my weight is stabilized.

Were there any positive results from following the plan that surprised you, that you weren’t expecting? Have you learned anything new from the program?

I had NO idea I was going to love the food so much.  I plan to continue to eat this way going forward and I am so excited that there could be more recipes released in the future.

I have learned to love cooking – something I hated before.

What were one or two of your favorite recipes in the plan?
  • My husband’s favorite recipe is the Buffalo Chicken Salad.
  • My Son’s favorite recipe is the Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken w/sautéed broccoli
  • My Daughter’s favorite recipe was Spaghetti Squash and meatballs
  • My favorite recipe…..so hard to pick!……I loved the Bacony Egg cups (made triple batch twice already) and I loved the Deconstructed Pork Eggroll Bowl and the I loved Cauli mash!
Any other closing thoughts that you want to share about your experience with the program, or that might help others considering whether or not to give it a try?
  • This program takes all the planning work out of “what am I going to eat”!
  • It is easy to adapt to the program to your own needs
  • Easy to follow the video and written directions
  • Most of all – yummy to eat!

I lost 8 more pounds on P3 and it was the easiest part of this whole journey.  The peace of mind I had that all I had to do was follow the plan and I knew I would be successful and I was!

PS from Rayzel: Our interview is like…an HOUR…so there is a lot of good stuff she shared that we weren’t able to get here in the notes, so you might want to listen or watch as well!

You can enroll in the P3toLife program anytime, but I highly recommend at least a week in advance so you have time to full prep yourself to start with ease!

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1 Year of Maintaining 50 lbs of hCG Diet Weight Loss – Episode 57 http://hcgchica.com/1-year-maintaining-50lb-weight-loss-hcg-diet-interviews-episode-57/ http://hcgchica.com/1-year-maintaining-50lb-weight-loss-hcg-diet-interviews-episode-57/#comments Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:43:02 +0000 http://hcgchica.com/?p=17593 First off- I’m sorry, but the technology powers that be keep periodically ruining our lives and in this case, the entire visual recording of our interview just decided to freeze a couple minutes in to the interview….so, please just enjoy … Continue reading

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First off- I’m sorry, but the technology powers that be keep periodically ruining our lives and in this case, the entire visual recording of our interview just decided to freeze a couple minutes in to the interview….so, please just enjoy the audio.

Hello lovely hCGers. This interview is part of what is now a plethora of weight loss success stories with real everyday women (and men! There’s a few dude interviews in there) who have used either hCG injections or drops with the hCG diet protocol to lose between 20 and 150 lbs. You can see the current episodes available here.


TAMARA’S BASIC STATS:

  • 51 years old
  • 5’4” tall
  • Current weight: 120 lbs
  • Starting weight: 170 lbs
  • Weight loss with hCG: 50 lbs
  • Size change: Size 12 to Size 2
  • Lbs lost: 50 lbs
  • Prior health conditions: Menopause and hormonal imbalance. She is very low in the following: Thyroid, Progesterone, Testosterone.

Show Note Links:

Bodyfat Testing:

You can google “your area” + “dexa scan” or “hydrostatic body fat test” or “bodpod” to find a location in your area that does these sorts of tests.

Cost is typically between $40-70. Bodpod is the cheapest, Hydrostatic is mid-range (I can mine as a pack of 3 tests to be used whenever I want for $100 which is $33 each instead of $45 to buy 1), and DEXA is the pricier but much more specific kind.

A Note About  “Bodyfat Percent” on Home Scales

I would not trust these. They are frequently inaccurate. I’d like to give you a real example of this below, at the end of Debbie’s story.

Tamara’s hCG Injection Weight Loss Story in Her Words:

Basics:  (age, height, menopause? any medical details you feel are important- ie thyroid etc).

  • Age: 51
  • Height: 5’4
  • Post Menopause (4 years now)
  • Had to get my Hormones in check – was very low in the following: Thyroid, Progesterone, Testosterone. Use a very low dosage of Hormone Replacement from my Doctor to supplement these and bring me to a normal range for my age.
How much weight you’ve lost with hCG/starting weight/ending weight/ clothing size change.  How many rounds did you do, how long was each round? stuff like that.

Started Feb 2016 – weighed in at 170 and ending at 120 – Lost 50 lbs  went from 33% body fat to 19%

Starting size: 12 – ending size 2 – I did 2 rounds of HCG.  1st one was 40 days – took 21day reset and second round was 24 days.

How long have you currently been maintaining (or where are you currently at in your hCG journey)?

Goal weight was reached – May 2016 and have been maintaining it for a year now.

Tell us how you came to be overweight and your struggles with that?

I have been thin and active all my life but as I got older found it was harder to maintain my weight.  I have always worked out and ate healthy but noticed a change in my weight drastically 5 years ago.  This was due to a hormonal imbalance  – which lead me to feel tired, overeat, indulge more in things that I had usually use to pay attention too.  Carbs, wine, etc.

What type of hCG did you use? If injections or prescription drops, what dose worked best for you? 

I used injections at 125iu.

 

Did you ever use b12 or lipo shots and if you did what was your opinion of them?

YES and totally recommend them.  They helped me feel alert.  My hCG was mixed with the vitamin B.  But also took the b12 and lipo shots randomly while on hCG for that extra boost.  I also used lipo shots during my Phase 3 helped me out a lot.  Keeping me in line with my goal and keeping me  alert.  I still use b12 to this day and lipo shots during the Holidays (i.e. Thanksgiving and Christmas, New Years).

Rayzel’s note: You can purchase b12 shots WITH your hcg kit from the vendors on my recommendations page here:

hcgchica.com/buyhcg
What would you say your experience was the first week on phase 2? Easy or hard?  Explain.

Easy because I really wanted to make a change and was prepared to do whatever I had to do to get to my goal.  I was also very excited so see how hCG worked.  I made sure I was at the right dosage which helped and is very important to make the journey seamless.

Could also discuss how you loaded if you like. 

I loaded clean and kept out bad carbs and sugars.  I did eat more fats ( i.e.  Butter, cheeses, oils, bacon, etc.).  Which helps because I am a slave to bad carbs and sugary treats.

What parts of the protocol were easier for you and which parts were more challenging? How did you handle the challenging aspects? 

I would say the 2 rounds were easy for me because I prepared myself with a variety of options to keep it interesting – seasoned everything to make it edible and stayed away from restaurants and social gatherings to keep temptation at bay.   Followed your website HCGchica through the whole thing for guidance and ideas to help manage cravings.

What did you find yourself liking to eat during Phase 2/vlcd – how would you prepare your meals? 
  • I start work early so by 10am I wanted something –
    • I would cut up a Grannie Smith apple and sprinkle cinnamon and stevia on it and warm it up in the microwave.
    • Cup of black coffee ( usually drink it that way anyway)
    • An orange sparkling flavored water.  i.e. Sparkling ICE brand and a scoop of l-glutamine 4.5g to keep my sweet tooth at bay.
  • Lunch :
    • 3.5 ounces of any kind of low fat meat, Fish or Poultry which I prepared in a crock pot with spices (Mrs. Dash of all flavors)
    • Vegetable medley:  Cucumber, bell pepper, red onion with balsamic.
  • Dinner
    • 3.5 ounces of a protein like Lunch but make sure it wasn’t the same to give me a variety and keep myself motivated and not bored eating the same stuff.
    • Grilled veggies i.e., broccoli, Brussel sprouts or asparagus, seasoned with Mrs. Dash (any of the flavors) and sprayed with just a couple of sprays of “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!” so make it stick and grill well.
    • In the evening I would have 10 unsalted mini gluten free pretzels, dip it in mustard and a diet coke.
    • Extra treat would be sugar free Jell-O.  (Kept a variety of that too)
  • Sometimes I would skip the apple and pretzels and have a Fage 0 Greek yogurt with cinnamon and stevia or make a morning mocha using “Muscle Milk Light.” Also, plenty of H2o!! and sparkled flavored.

What tricks do you have up your sleeve to stay sane while on Phase 2? 

Variety, variety, variety as mentioned previously in my daily menu.  Not eating the same thing every day.

One day I wanted lobster so I made that with a little steak which they both weighed up to my 3.5 serving total, grilled veggies, Bai sparkling water in a champagne glass.

Desert: I had 1 single serving of “Artic Zero” salted caramel which is only 35 calories.  – This gave me that feeling of going out to a fancy dinner.  Yep, nice plate, music and even dressed up.  I was in my home but hey, I wanted to make it fancy!! lol

What Lessons have you learned during Phase 3 – give us the good and the bad! What types of things did you discover when it came to maintenance that did and didn’t work?

A very important lesson I learned in Phase 3 is that I am a structured type and to keep everything all ready to go, weighed, prepackaged so I can grab and go in auto mode without having to put too much thought into it.

I also know that I can never go back to Bad Carbs and Sugary Foods, they are my crack and I know I cannot have just a little.  It’s easy to turn it down than to stop eating it. 

I tried a treat during phase 3 and ended up eating the whole bag of yogurt covered pretzels.  Was it worth it?  At the time it was, but 10 minutes later is wasn’t.  I of course forgave myself, had a steak day the next day and told myself there are so many other things I can have that agree with me and since I am doing this for the long haul, it’s not worth it. I don’t like when people try to control me so imagine a bag of cookies doing that.  Why give them (junk food) the power!!?  lol

 

In Phase 4: Can you tell us what types of foods you eat now in everyday life? And how is this different from what you used to eat on a normal basis?

I can eat up to 1800 calories and more if I strenuously work out (go hiking), so Breakfast, Lunch Dinner and 3 snacks in between.

I do choose wisely and make healthy choices.  I have added fats in my diet – nuts, protein, etc. this keeps me satisfied and not hungry at all.  I stick to the structure of the Phase 3.  Just more proteins, veggies, low glycemic fruit, gluten free products, and my favorite Arctic Zero, which I treat myself to every night.  I also add a glass of wine or two but keep it to a 2 day thing.  I get to choose.  Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun but try to keep it at that since it can lead to bad habit eating.

My eating habits now are healthier choices.

My mantra is “forever young!” (youth; mind, body and soul with the benefit of appearance!  Lol)   Also, bad foods are always going to be around so if I have to have something I can but weigh out the consequences.  I’m the one choosing, no one else.  If I decide to, I have no one to blame except myself.  Power of control is awesome.

What have been your tools for maintaining your weight loss?
  1. Underwater weighing 2 times a year to keep motivated and in track.
  2. New goals to look forward to and keep my life exciting. (trips, outings, etc.)
  3. Weight training twice a week; Yoga twice a week (Vinyasa Flow and Hatha)
  4. Walking my 4 doggies; hiking with friends.
  5. Sleeping in on the weekends!!!!
  6. Creating my personal Feng Shui with positive surroundings.
  7. Helping out others that want to lose weight and keep a positive healthy lifestyle.
  8. I love clothes too so that helps as well.

Do you have any memories of your life/body pre hCG that are totally different for you now?

I wished I would have known about hCG 5 years ago!!  Lol!!  But honestly everything in life comes in time for its own reasons.  I believe all experiences good and bad in our life build a stronger person.  Lessons are learned from our “stepping stones” of challenges.  I am glad everything happen in my life when it did, it only makes my story more interesting and helps me guide my friends and family in a more healthier direction.  No regrets just all respects!!!  Lol!

When you want a treat now, give us a couple examples of what you might eat? Also, are you ever able to indulge in a regular treat, like cake at a party, and still maintain?

A treat now would be my Arctic Ice,, Sugar Free Pudding cup, sugar free Jell-o, baked veggies from sprouts dipped in hummus.

As far as a regular treat, if I am at a party there are usually other friends that are watching their weight too, so we all share a dessert.  We call it sweet bonding!!  lol

What factors have you noticed to play a role in people NOT succeeding on hCG?
  1. Planning to do hCG at a busy time when they have a lot of events to go to which if not prepared with lead them to fall back into bad habits and cravings
  2. Not being able to forgive oneself if they slip up
  3. Negative thinking and letting others feed you with negative thoughts
  4. Not enough sleep.
What do you feel are the most important keys to success on the hCG protocol? If someone said they want to have the same results you have, what would you tell them?

It’s totally worth it!!!  You have to go into it prepared and in control.

Enough Sleep. Change your bad habits and craving to new ones because there are so many yummy things out there and things to do that are worth looking into, change is awesome!! 

It’s nice to have a support group as well.  Keep in mind you are investing in the best thing ever, your health which is the most precious thing ever.  Forgive if you slip up, we are all human and have slipped as well.

The most important thing is to believe in yourself.

This is Tamara’s most recent body fat testing result:

 

 

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Hello lovely hCGers. This interview is part of what is now a plethora of weight loss success stories with real everyday women (and men! There’s a few dude interviews in there) who have used either hCG injections or drops with the hCG diet protocol to lose between 20 and 150 lbs. You can see the current episodes available here.


Show Note Links:

Arleen’s Experience with:

the P3toLife Program During Phase 3 of the hCG Protocol

Can you give us an introduction about yourself? Basics:  (age, height, menopause? any medical details you feel are important- ie thyroid etc).

I started P2 a little over 170lbs and now I’m at 155lbs. I’m 5’7”.

This is my 4th round. It took me 2 times to lose to go down this weight and then I’ve gained and then I’ve lost and so forth.

I am a very active and outdoorsy person, we live on a lake so we go on a boat all the time and stuff. I play competitive tennis and I eat pretty healthy. Tried everything but not losing weight.

I do eat pretty healthy and I try not to eat too many carbs. I’m over 50 and I guess everything slows down at this age but still there’s no other way for me to lose weight. I’ve tried everything and I just don’t lose weight.

What ended up making you decide to try out the Phase 3 to Life program?

I’ve been watching your Phase 2 program- going online and reading it. This time, I want to do it seriously. I bought your Phase 2 Workbook. And I think the hardest part is the stabilizing. The being on the organized part where you can always eat 5 different food is pretty easy because that’s all you can eat. But when it becomes you have many more choices- what do you do?

Your P3toLife program came out a week or 2 before I started Phase 3. So it’s great for me to look through it. You’re the first program that has this.

What did the P3 program provide to you that you feel like you didn’t have before without it in past Phase 3s?

I entered Phase 3 with a great ease because I’ve looked at your coaching videos and meals in your P3toLife site. It made me not afraid to be done with Phase 2 of hCG. I was almost excited because I thought “Oh look at all this great food I can eat and it’s okay to eat this food.” So it made me excited.

This was the total opposite of how I was every other time in Phase 3 which was scared. Usually on P3 you’re scared of; what do I eat the first day? What do I eat the first week? Do I just keep eating slices of chicken breast for the rest of my life?

You get all these great menus and meals. I was like this is relaxing! This is exciting! I was looking forward to getting off of hCG and starting to eat and knowing that I’m not going to blow everything.

How did you end up following the program – did you do the original plan, the simplified, or build your own meal plan or just tweaks to one of these? Can you give a few details of how you utilized the program and tailored it to yourself and your circumstances?

I mostly did the original plan of your Phase 3 program. I put everything in the Copymethat app and meal planned it. I followed that almost 100%. I did travel during the time so when I travel I just made the meals ahead of time and pre-portioned them. My husband’s doing it with me so I made one serving for each of us for the amount of time we were out. Sometimes we were just out a whole day so I make sure the mug muffins and everything are set and ready. I ate out at a restaurant maybe twice the whole time so I try to be really strict on what your meals were.

You did come out with the Build-Your-Own meal plan and the Simplified Plan. But I wanted to try ALL the recipes so I didn’t want the simplified. ;)-

I did tweak the pork recipes. I don’t eat pork so I changed that out to chicken but I looked at the calories to make sure I got the same balance.

The recipes seem to be easy and yummy.

Also, I did yoga almost every day and I only played tennis 2x a week in my leagues and I do these half hour workouts.

Rayzel’s note:  By this time, there are now 5 weeks worth of P3 recipes in the program. The original plans have more recipes and more variety in the meals each week. The Simplified plan uses less recipes in a week, cooked in larger batches for less cooking and you eat more of the same meals to keep things…simple!  The Build-Your-Own Meal plan is designed to help you design your meal plan of P3 recipes and/or simple meal combos that fit P3 guidelines well. You get all plans when you enroll in the P3tolife program.

Can you share your tangible results from following the P3tolife program? – How your weight has been, while following the P3 program? Did you have to do any correction days during P3 this time and if so, what do you think was the cause and how did your correction day(s) go?

I totally stabilized. I lost a couple lbs from my LIW. I lost and gained a couple lbs. I only gained one time and that was my bad because I did drink a little and I weighed over my last injection weight by 0.2 lbs. So I never have to go 2 lbs over and worry about a steak day or any correction day. Mostly I was at goal or below goal.

When I ended Phase 3

I was actually 1 lb under my last injection weight.

How did you feel about the portion sizes & taste of the P3 meals? Did the portions and taste of the food make any difference in how you felt about eating/relationship with food while on p3? If you still felt hungry, how did you adapt it to add calories?

It’s hard to blindly trust it but I thought I ate so much food and it tasted so good- everything was just so amazing and you’re eating full plates of food and you’re stuffed at the end. I was sure I was going to gain weight. Then you get on the scale and you lost 1 lb or 2 more- which has never happened before. I’ve never lost on Phase 3. How can that happen?

I thought the variety was great. So you’re like “This is so good and I’m not gaining weight!” What else could you want? I also thought the recipes were kind of easy so it was a win-win for me to try all the variety. A couple of recipes I may have missed because I went to lunch but even now I will try the few that I’ve missed.

Can you share a little about your personal life- ie work full time/part time, kids or hubby or school? Would love to hear how you made the logistics work of cooking the program with whatever time constraints you deal with. How did you manage to fit in preparing the meals with your schedule each week?

What I had done was I prep as much as I can on Sundays. In my head I try to think how to make it organized. I chopped all the vegetables that I could and maybe cook some of the meat. Vegetables would last the week but the meat I maybe cook everything Sunday and it will last until Wednesday or Thursday and then I’d have to cook a 2nd time. That works with my family schedule. We have a whole weekend schedule and we have a whole week schedule.

I try not to cook every night or sometimes I do. Sometimes I’ll just have everything ready and you just throw it all together in the pot. I have an Instant Pot so that makes everything even simpler.

I have 2 Instant Pots, you can do your vegetables in one and meat in the other.

Copymethat is a recipe clipper. Easily add any recipe to your recipe box. You’ll have your own copy of the recipe, ready to edit with your tweaks and notes.

How did you utilize the program when you travel?

There was a couple of times we were overnight at places. We made sure to get a hotel with microwave and a little refrigerator. I just made the mug muffin recipes in the little mason jars. I cooked them all before I left, put the lid on it, when I got there I just have to pop them in the microwave for 30 – 60 secs and then we could eat them. Then we just put the jars in a bag to take home so it’s not messy.

We also went to my son’s competition event, we had to travel and stay there until midnight. We’d be sitting there during the whole day so sometimes you don’t really get a break from lunch so we just bring a little cooler bag. I’d put individual portions. Each is like 2 servings so I just cut half for me, half for my husband, put it in a single Tupperware and eat it while we’re watching. I’d bring an extra apple and slice up some orange so I didn’t feel deprived or like I was going to starve and had to go out buy a candy bar that was sitting out the hall. So I never had that thought to do that.

That to me is the easiest thing – to plan ahead and the mug muffins take no time to make and a few minutes to heat up.

Each week I was gone at least once a week for that whole day and maybe twice we were gone overnight. When you’re gone early morning until after midnight- it was not easy days.

You have to think ahead and be ORGANIZED. If you have the food with you then even if everybodys going out and getting burgers or whatever you’re like “Oh no, I got my yummy food here. I don’t need your greasy burger. “

I eat some of the recipes cold and I didn’t have a problem with it. You had some salads that can be eaten cold, like the Buffalo Chicken Salad. I remember, for one dinner we went back to our hotel and we just stick our food in the microwave.

What were one or two of your favorite recipes in the plan?
  • Apple Spice Mug Muffins – I think my favorite which I made a bunch more.
  • Blackberry Lime Zinger
  • Fish Taco Bowl – I made it with fish one time then I made it with leftover steak.
  • Buffalo Chicken Salad is really good.
  • Chimichurri Steak w/ Tomato Cucumber Salad
  • Greek Chicken Bowl – the dressing for that was really easy.

I never really liked the cauliflower rice before but when I made it this time, I loved it!

What do you think about the Smoothies?

I love the Mango Vanilla Coconutty Dessert Smoothie, Banana Nut Smoothie, and Blackberry Lime Zinger. Now that it’s hotter I’m going to make them more.

It feels like you’re eating ice cream and I love ice cream! So it doesn’t make you feel deprived. It tastes yummy and you’re not gaining weight from it like you would if you eat ice cream. So there’s no need to eat ice cream when you can eat this. It doesn’t taste like diet food.

Any other closing thoughts that you want to share about your experience with the program, or that might help others considering whether or not to give it a try?

To me, having the P3 program is just so easy. It’s totally worth the investment. It takes all the guesswork out of it.

I didn’t go over my weight and every time I’ve done P3 before, I’ve gained because I didn’t know when to add the almond, when to add the milk, when to eat yogurt. Then you just end up, let me try this and this and you have no idea why you gained weight the next day. So this took all that guesswork out of it which is you put so much time and effort in the P2 part of it and then you get off of it and you’re like, “Okay, what do I do now?”

I thought it is an amazing program! Hopefully, I never have to do this again. But, if I do, there would never be a second thought. And anybody I’ve talked to- my friends who are on P2, I’m like, “You have to get this program because it’s just perfect! It’s amazing! Nobody’s ever done it before so nobody knows Day 1 what do you eat?

This is all easy, laid out for you and then you have your coaching things too when you need help or how to make things. I thought all your coaching videos are motivating and helped keep you through the 3 weeks.

I wished it was longer than 3 weeks now because it just makes life so easy. You don’t have to think about what you’re going to do so I would definitely recommend it to anybody getting off P2.

Rayzel’s note: The full P3toLife program will be 7 weeks worth of meal plans/recipes once complete. Currently there are 5 weeks up in the members area, with weeks 6 and 7 coming in the next couple months!

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February 2018 Update!

This project is well underway and is currently house at hcgchicarecipes.com – all the recipes are currently free to access to everyone until this project is complete.

I hope you enjoy the recipes! There are dozens there already – here’s a couple samples:

Thus begins….the creation of the Phase 2 hCG Diet Cookbook for the hCG Diet Protocol – sometimes you are fine just eating plain stuff on P2, and sometimes you want some recipes for P2 that will keep you on track and help you not give up!

For the please-don’t-write-your-life-story-I’m-busy type people (I’m sorry, I’m a write my life story type journal gal!!), the main point is,

to get what YOU want/get your way ;)-

give your feedback please:

  1. Ignore my beautiful journally story (lol!! jk no guilt, scroll on ladies!)
  2. Scroll to the bottom
  3. Look at the Master P2 Ingredient List
  4. Comment below to add any rogue/off original protocol P2 ingredients you see missing from the list that you have used and love and would like used in P2 recipes (and feel free to include how you used it so we can get ideas!)

Hey you guys!

Okay. So now that the Phase 3 hCG Stabilization and Maintenance program – P3toLife – is wrapping up, I am looking to my next project for the hCG community.

Because basically, I can never be done. I’m a never done person. Someday maybe I will relax at the beach and read a book for several hours, but at this time, after about 10 minutes of trying something like that, my mind has already drifted to brainstorming on my projects and then want to get up and start working on them, so I may as well just admit I’m a project person.

Aside from being a project person, if you are very new to my blog, I’m Rayzel, better known as hCGChica, and you can see a photo here of me prior to doing the hCG diet protocol with injections, in 2011, and this summer, 2017, where I have been maintaining my weight loss without further hCG diet use for 4.5 years.

You can see towards the end of my weight loss journey in 2012 – I love this photo because it shows how much imitation goes on with kids. This was actually the MAIN factor that left me so terrified when I sat in my car bingeing on whole bags of cookies prior to discovering hCG. I KNEW my son would be watching me do that and copy it. I feel like the hCG protocol has helped me be a MUCH better example when it comes to healthful eating and lifestyle the past several years as he now nears 8 years old. I haven’t binged in almost 5 years.

I’d like to take you on a short journey of how the P3 program was created – a little behind the scenes – so you can see the process of creation for something like this and your role and help in helping it come to fruition.

The Phase 3 program was sorely needed because…

there is literally NO structured program out there for after you finish Phase 2 of the hCG diet – not one that tells you exactly what to cook and how much to eat etc in a way that’s pleasing that allows you to reliably stabilize your weight loss.

It was a HUGE undertaking, and by the time it’s fully complete (it’s basically already 95% there and can be enrolled in and used now – you get future updates free at this time – once done there will be 2 versions- the P3 essentials program and the full she-bang version of the P3 program for a little more – right now when you enroll you will always get the full she-bang for the current price, woot woot. #earlyadopterswin #rewardsforearlybirds).

Once complete, that project will be an almost full 2 years in the making. It was WELL worth it, despite my own personal fears and misgivings over such a colossal endeavor, because I get emails like this weekly from ladies who follow P3tolife:

Hi Rayzel,
I had such a great experience and loved the recipes. I have not had one steak day on P3 and in maintenance for 3 weeks now I have not strayed over 2 lbs. I feel so empowered and am at a great weight. My goal was to lose 10 more but may wait until after New Years, just to stay unstressed. It has also rekindled my love of cooking. I need to know how to morph that excellent chocolate morning mug bread into a peanut butter flavor, lol.
I’m all in to help out with a Skype interview. I work during the day, I am a nurse practitioner. I found all the articles regarding how to choose hCG and all the others as most valuable to my overall understanding of how it all works. You are my hero!!!Sincere thanks!
Lori


Do you guys have any idea how INCREDIBLE you are! This is amazing..the new P3 program is amazing!
I just made the Turkey Chili and I am in HEAVEN!!! Thank you for all that you do!
Cheers,
Stacy

Those are just two emails among MANY I will eventually show you all.

So this 2 year project has not been in vain! But like I said, this endeavor will soon be coming to a close as far there being a ton of work for me personally to do on it. Pretty soon I will be able to focus on just continuing to support my P3tolife members as needed.

Big projects CAN come to fruition, one step at a time. The P3toLife program started out as simply this mindmap sometime in the beginning of 2016. By March 2017 the trial version of the program was released. By the end of this year, the full blown version will be completed.

YOUR INPUT was instrumental – As It Will be Now

You all helped me get this thing done, both by giving your opinion on logistical stuff when asked, AND by letting me know how excited and interested you were in it,

which helped me overcome the hard days when this was all I checked off my to-do list in order to have a more productive day tomorrow. Making something this involved is never a straight shot to completion. Even just being able to share with you all that some days turned out more like this:

comforted me and helped me get back on my feet to have a productive work day the next day.

You let me share my process as it went along on my Instagram- which again, helped me know I was creating this for REAL people, not some far away mass of people that I couldn’t connect with.

Do We Really Need a Phase 2 Cookbook?

I could just stop there. And in truth, there’s actually plenty of cookbooks out there for Phase 2 already – one I highly recommend is Tammy Skye’s hCG diet Gourmet cookbook on Amazon for only $24.95 – it has like over 200 recipes for Phase 2! All on the original protocol. And she has a 2nd volume with 150 more recipes! Tammy is awesome and a very creative chefy gal, I highly recommend her cookbooks.

So it’s not as much of a NEED to create and put out a P2 cookbook, because we already have some high quality resources.

And regardless if you decide you dig my P2 cookbook project, you should still probably buy one of these cookbooks above now, because this new project will NOT be done for at least 6 months and I know you don’t want to wait that long to lose your next batch of weight with hCG!

Why I’d Like to Create a Cookbook for Phase 2 of the hCG Diet

Reason 1: hCGChica Likes Doing Creative Stuff

During the P3 creation of the recipes and meal plans, I both learned the skill of, and came to be passionate about, food photography. I photographed 100% of all the dishes in the P3 plan. I knew absolutely nothing about this art/skill when I began in the spring of 2016.

By the time the full blown version of the Phase 3 program fully complete, that will be 116 dishes photographed (but whose counting). I’m down to shooting the last few dishes and I’m like, wait, there’s nothing else to photograph? But wait, I don’t want to be done! I LOVE doing this! It’s such a creative process, I truly enjoy it.

Even when that involved shooting outside sometimes in 30 degree weather this past winter. Ooooh boy did my fingers get frozen.

So basically, one reason for thinking of the cookbook was to, basically have an excuse to do more food photography. Yep, totally selfish reason.

Because who doesn’t LOVE their kitchen looking like this??

Reason 2: Visuals to Eyes Leads to Hands That Cook

There aren’t actually any P2 cookbooks out there that I know of anyway that have full color appetizing photos. To me, how a dish LOOKS is kind of what makes me decide whether to bother making it or not.

And of course, we all know as a home cook we aren’t going to take the time to sprinkle those little parsley garnishes on top, or swirl our little spoonful of yogurt over the soup in that exact perfect way – but it doesn’t matter-

the point is the beautiful photograph is just to motivate us to get our butt in the kitchen and make the stinkin’ recipe! Then we eat it and we’re like, HEYyyyyy this is yummy. I think I can get through another day of P2 now, or P3, or whatever, and skip those fries as McDonalds.

Here’s some samples images of recipes in the P3tolife Program:

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Which leads back to the draw of me doing more work when I can be creative with it – I made a couple of my own ceramic plates for the photography:

As well as did QUITE a bit of painting and distressing of my own background surfaces:

Reason 3: Lead You Smoothly Into P3toLife

The P2 Cookbook will be a downloadable ebook, just like the files in P3toLife, with the same overall look, graphic design, and layout. You will be able to get comfy with the look and feel so that when/if you decide to take the next step after P2 and do your Phase 3 with help from the structured P3 program, you will already be familiar with the layout and that will be ONE less “new” thing to learn/adapt to.

Because new things take additional energy. It takes energy to drive a new car initially because the buttons are in different spots- like argggh how do I turn off that irritating beep eeeeverytime I put the car in reverse?? My old ride didn’t even HAVE that option. #truestory #happened2daysago

I want you to have as smooth a transition into stabilization and maintenance as possible, and the more you are ALREADY familiar with, the less overwhelm and more confidence you will feel, which will make you even more likely to succeed.

Because while it’s true that those who follow P3toLife succeed, pretty much without exception if they follow it, there is still a lot of new things to it right? I mean, it’s a whole PROGRAM. Whatever you can do to adjust during Phase 2, will make it that much easier to breeze into and out of P3.

Okay so that leads to…

YOUR part – how you can help get this Cookbook created in the best way for YOU.

Below you will see my current MASTER INGREDIENTS LIST for PHASE 2 RECIPES.

This cookbook WILL have both strict simeons protocol recipes AND rogue/newer/updated/variation type recipes using ingredients that many now use on hCG that aren’t on the original ingredient list Dr. Simeons made. We will OF COURSE always clearly state on the recipe what is original and what is rogue, so that everyone can make an informed choice about what they want to eat while on P2.

I do not want it to be strict simeons only because there are so many other options these days that DO work for many and that variety can make the diet much more doable for many.

Please:

  1. Look over the master ingredients list
  2. Comment below (or reply to my original email) and let me know if you have any additional ingredient rogue P2 ingredient ideas for use in recipe creation for this cookbook – please feel free to share HOW you used the ingredient to help us get ideas as well! The ingredient you suggest could be a food, a spice, a product or brand you came across (if product, a link would be help but if not, no worries, we totally know how to go to googlemeister) ;)-

Thank you SO much in advance, I couldn’t have created the P3 program without your input, and I know your input now will be instrumental in the P2 cookbook project as well.

Current Master P2 Ingredient List for Recipe Creation – What Should I Add?

Currently: Rogue ingredients have an “R” listed at the end.

Protein:

1 Serving size = 100 grams/3.5 ounces(2 servings a day total)

  • Beef – very lean – ideally 95% or more fat free – ground/london broil/ etc (80/20 will not do)
  • Chicken breast
  • Veal
  • White fish (examples: Catfish, Cod, Flounder, Halibut, Sole, Red Snapper, Sea Bass, Tilapia, Trout)
  • Lobster
  • Crab
  • Shrimp
  • 97% Fat Free Ham – R
  • 99% Fat Free Ground Turkey – R
  • Water-packed tuna – R
  • Low-fat canned Salmon – R

Occasional meat replacement allowed (1 serving):

  • 1 egg + 3 egg whites
  • 100 grams fat free cottage cheese
  • Protein Powders – (sweetened only with stevia or erythritol) – R

Vegetable:

  • Asparagus
  • Beet Greens
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Cucumber
  • Fennel
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Bell Pepper – R
  • Broccoli – R
  • Cauliflower – R
  • Crookneck Squash- R
  • Mushrooms – R
  • Zucchini – R
  • Carrots – R

Fruits

  • 1 Apple
  • 1/2 Grapefruit
  • 1 Orange
  • Strawberries – 1 handful
  • Blueberries – R
  • Blackberries – R
  • Raspberries – R

Carb:

  • 1 Grissini Stick (without oil- check many have olive oil in them)
  • 1 Melba Toast
  • ¼ Smart Bun (gluten free) – R
  • ? More gluten free options ? Brands?

Side Ingredients – both savory or sweet:

  • 1 lemon/day
  • 1 tbsp milk/day
  • Judicious use of sugar sweeteners – swerve/erythritol/stevia (would you consider that R?)
  • Psyllium husk
  • Coconut oil spray – R
  • Coconut Oil – R
  • Fat Free Greek Yogurt – R
  • Protein Powder – R

Savory Only Type Ingredients

  • Spices and herbs (that do not contain starchy fillers etc).
  • Condiments/spices/etc
  • Tomato paste
  • Canned tomatoes (with no added sugar) – fire roasted is awesome
  • Mustard – yellow
  • Brags amino
  • Fresh herbs – cilantro/basil/parsley/mint/rosemary
  • Miracle noodles – R
  • Chicken broth – msg free or homemade
  • Vegetable broth – msg free or homemade
  • Walden farms dressings – R
  • Bare Foods Zero Calorie Stevia sweetened dressings/barbecue sauce
  • Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Vinegar

Sweet Baking Type Ingredients

  • Vanilla bean powder – R
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cocoa powder
  • Flavored liquid stevia flavors- Ie grape, chocolate, toffee, orange, etc.
  • Bakto flavorings
  • PB2?? (One without added sugar) – R
  • Other calorie free or almost calorie free products?
  • Stevia Diet soda – use in? Smoothie? – R
  • Spices – nutmeg/cinnamon/cloves/
  • Fresh herbs – Mint/Basil
  • Flavored teas- sun tea – etc

Possible cooking methods to make things fun/easier/more satisfying:

  • George Foreman grill
  • Spiralizer for veggie noodles (zucchini/cucumber/etc)

Other notes:

  • Mixing vegetables is considered off protocol- so if I put a salad with lettuce with tomato onion and lettuce, would most consider this off protocol and include in the “rogue” section of the cookbook, or is it so close to being original protocol that I can call it a regular old p2 recipe? Opinions?
  • Is stevia considered strict protocol? I think so. But how about erythritol- would that be considered more rogue?
  • Any other ideas or thoughts you have for me to consider while creating this? You know how they say it takes a village to raise a child? Well it takes a village of brains to create a P2 cookbook– especially when I have brain fog a lot from lyme disease and hashimotos lol!!
  • Potential issues you foresee coming up and your ideas on handling?

THANK YOU!!!

If I could be with each one of you for just a moment in real life, and make each of you a kitty, that I could then hold and cuddle with, in my I LOVE BURPEES crossfit tank, I would. Just like my Elmer.

 

 

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Hello lovely hCGers. This interview is part of what is now a plethora of weight loss success stories with real everyday women (and men! There’s a few dude interviews in there) who have used either hCG injections or drops with the hCG diet protocol to lose between 20 and 150 lbs. You can see the current episodes available here.


I highly recommend you listen or watch the interview to get the full story, because we talk about quite a few details that I just can’t include in the written version of the story here.

MICHELLE’S BASIC STATS:

  • 54 years old
  • 5 feet tall
  • Current weight: 122 lbs
  • Starting weight: almost 180 lbs
  • Weight loss with hCG: over 58 observation
  • Size change: Size 14 to Size 4
  • Prior health conditions: She has celiac disease, HPT, fibromyalgia, and Hashimotos

Show Note Links:

Recipes she used on Phase 2:

 

Michelle’s hCG Injection Weight Loss Story in Her Words:

Regular hCG Journey Questions:

Basics:  (age, height, menopause? any medical details you feel are important- ie thyroid etc).

I am 53 (almost 54) 5 feet tall, and currently weigh 122 (my high school graduation weight). I was diagnosed with Celiac about 6 years ago, have HPT, fibromyalgia, and Hashimotos. I have not had a period in 9 months, so it seems I have almost completed menopause.

How much weight you’ve lost with hCG/starting weight/ending weight/ clothing size change. How many rounds did you do, how long was each round? stuff like that.

I have done 5-6 rounds of HCG over the past 5 years. Overall, I have lost more than 50 lbs. and went from a size 14 to a size 4.

This past round began in March. I did 40 days and lost 23 lbs. This is the first time I made it to 40 days (past rounds I got very sick of the diet and gave up after 30-35 days).

How long have you currently been maintaining (or where are you currently at in your hCG journey)?

I have easily maintained my weight loss for 2 months now.

Tell us how you came to be overweight and your struggles with that?

I have struggled with my weight my entire life (or at least that is my perception). In college I gained the “freshman 15” which was really more like 30. I have gained and lost weight over and over again. I gained 45 lbs when I was pregnant with my first child, and did not lose it all before gaining another 35 with my second child.

At my highest weight, I was almost 180 lbs.

I tried weight Watchers, medifast, counting calories; OverEaters Anonymous, fad diets, excessive exercise, and anything else I thought might work to lose the weight.

My mother was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia and became bed ridden at the age of 48. She lived for 15 years being bed bound, depressed and taking massive amounts of OxyContin for the pain.

When I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 10 years ago, I got very scared. I saw where I could end up and I did not want that for myself. I was a single mother with two boys- I had to be there for them! I had a couple of bad flares where I could not lift dishes off the counter, had debilitating headaches, and even rashes.

I would make it to work most days, but suffered in pain a lot and had no energy for my children. I was depressed and scared. I found a Naturopath who did a complete work up on me, modified my medications, and found supplements to help. At this point (about 7-8 years ago), I took anti-anxiety meds, high blood pressure, and then was diagnosed with Hashimotos. Then, Celiac.

Since giving up gluten and getting on medication for my thyroid, many of my illnesses have gone away. I no longer have migraines, blood pressure s normal, have not had a Fibromyalgia flare in 5 years.

Every year on my Birthday I hike the second highest mountain in VT- because I can!

What type of hCG did you use? If injections or prescription drops, what dose worked best for you?

I used injections for all round of HCG. In this round I began at .125 (125 iu) and raised it to .15 (150 iu) after the first three weeks or so, only going up to .175 (175 iu) for the last few days. I was never hungry, my energy was always good. In this round, I lost weight every day except for 2. I am very faithful with the food plan and did not feel compelled to cheat once.

Rayzel’s note: PLEASE see my very comprehensive post on dialing in your right hCG dosage if you are struggling with hunger on this protocol – this is pretty much the ticket to fixing that the vast majority of the time:

HCG Diet Dosage

What would you say your experience was the first week on phase 2? Easy or hard? explain. Could also discuss how you loaded if you like. What parts of the protocol were easier for you and which parts were more challenging? How did you handle the challenging aspects?

I loaded for 2 days, focusing on healthy fats. As I do not eat gluten anyway, it is no problem for me to stay away form carbs.

What did you find yourself liking to eat during Phase 2/vlcd – how would you prepare your meals?

In this round there were many days I did not eat all of my food. I did make a point to eat the protein.Sometimes I would spread the food out over the course of the afternoon….2 GF crackers for a snack, apple in the afternoon, etc. I love that I don’t have to worry about salt when doing the vlcd portion of the diet.

I love dill pickles wrapped in roast beef, 2 hard boiled eggs with salt and pepper, and anything dipped in mustard!

I spent time this round actually cooking P2 chili, “dirty” rice, chicken soup, etc. Having flavorful foods, things with spices and little kick to them really helped me not get sick of the diet. Plain chicken breasts get old.

To make it easier with my hectic work schedule I would cook 2-3 days of meat on the George Foreman and have them ready to go. I gave up cream in my coffee and have not gone back! I am now a black coffee drinker!

What tricks do you have up your sleeve to stay sane while on Phase 2?
  • Drink a ton (get a perfect water bottle), lots of herb tea
  • and if I felt nervous, anxious or bored (which can be triggers to eat) I would go for a quick walk, chew a piece of gum, put hand cream on, etc.
What Lessons have you learned during Phase 3 – give us the good and the bad! What types of things did you discover when it came to maintenance that did and didn’t work?

Funny one- my alcohol tolerance is very, very low now. I cannot have more than one drink without waking up with a headache!

In Phase 4: Can you tell us what types of foods you eat now in everyday life? And how is this different from what you used to eat on a normal basis?

I have always been an “ISH” person. I hate counting calories and use to believe “everything in moderation”. I don’t think that anymore.

Since I already had the gluten free thing under my belt I have now expanded that mindset to other foods that are not good FOR ME. I have not eaten sugar at all (expect in fruit). Before this round of HCG I was very achy and had a lot of headaches.

Once I detoxed from sugar, the arthritis symptoms went away and I feel terrific! I am making much more conscious choices about what to put in my body.

I don’t worry about calories but listen to my hunger scale. It still surprises me when I push my plate away with food on it- even 2-3 bites…when I am done, I am done.

Michelle’s first email to me

 

Do you have any memories of your life/body pre hCG that are totally different for you now?

YES!!! And this helps me maintain!

Physically I feel SO different- blood pressure is down, energy is higher and more stable, no headaches, body aches, less fuzzy brain. I easily walk 5 miles and pop out of bed in the morning instead of rolling and grunting.

When you want a treat now, give us a couple examples of what you might eat? Also, are you ever able to indulge in a regular treat, like cake at a party, and still maintain?

TREATS:

  • Chocolate Delight
  • Glass of red wine
  • Apple and peanut butter
  • Potato chips
  • Ice coffee with ½ and stevia.

I do not indulge at parties.

Recently I “treated” myself to a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store that was seasoned. I got SO sick from the preservatives in it that it was a good reminder to stay away from anything you don’t know what is in it. Again, I have been gluten free for so long, I cope with it well.

At my office we celebrate birthdays. We have had several recently and I watch everyone else eat. If there are berries, I will eat a few of those. Sometimes I feel like I stick out and get embarrassed about being different but in the end, I realize it is what I need to do to stay healthy!

We had a pizza party the other day and a coworker got a GF/dairy free pizza just for me. I really didn’t want to eat it because I was newly in P3 but felt obligated. I had one piece, which settled fine, but did not want any more.

What factors have you noticed to play a role in people NOT succeeding on hCG?

The notion of “I can’t”. This is true for everything in life- if you think it is too hard, then it will be.

One has to “psych” themselves up to ‘I can do anything for X days’.

What do you feel are the most important keys to success on the hcg protocol? If someone said they want to have the same results you have, what would you tell them?
  • You need to be in the right headspace for success.
  • You have to be ready to give up your old life, way of thinking.
  • Food is FUEL. It can heal you or harm you, depending on how you use it.

HCG can be a permanent solution, not just a tool to lose the same 10 lbs over and over again (as it was for me). It is a way to see results fast but more importantly to detox your body and get back to a baseline from which you can experiment and see what your body likes and doesn’t like. It is an opportunity to focus on you. Listen, feel, get healthy and stay healthy.

 

Michelle’s Experience with:

THE P3TOLIFE PROGRAM DURING PHASE 3 OF THE HCG PROTOCOL

Rayzel’s Note: Michelle purchased P3tolife and ended up using it more for inspiration, support and ideas, but followed her own method for actual eating during P3, which is fine! I just wanted to clarify that. She mentions increasing P2 foods in Phase 3, and this totally something you can choose to do as well. The P3tolife program however is not designed this way and provides a lot of variety in food and flavor right off the bat and women do stabilize fantastic as well when following this! I just wanted to be sure there is no confusion over what you would be getting if you purchase the P3tolife program, and also, it’s just nice to know we have choices depending on what sounds more appealing or safest for our own particular bodies.

What were your biggest concerns when contemplating going into P3?

Regaining the weight, as I have in the past.

If you were to explain to an hCGer in just a few sentences why the P3 program has been valuable to you, what would you tell them?

I enjoy the P3tolife community. It has helped me stay focused and given me the next level of information and support. I really enjoy the recipes.

What did the P3 program provide to you that you feel like you didn’t have before without it in past Phase 3s?

A place to go to keep a good P3 in the forefront of my mind. The success stories, some people with similar situations, gave me ideas.

How did you end up following the program – did you do the original plan, the simplified, or build your own meal plan or just tweaks to one of these? Can you give a few details of how you utilized the program and tailored it to yourself and your circumstances?

I began my P3 by eating P2 foods, just more of them. I really, really slowly added more calories and more variety. I never added more than 1 or 2 new foods per day and really paid attention to how my body felt and how my weight fluctuated the next day. I found that dairy and nuts were not my friends…..especially in the first few weeks. In addition, I used intermittent fasting to keep my weight in the two pound range. In the 7 weeks since ending P2 my weight has settled 2 pounds less than LDW. It has been relatively easy to maintain that.

Did you have to do any correction days during P3 this time and if so, what do you think was the cause and how did your correction day(s) go?

I have had to do a few “unofficial” correction days, fasting until dinner, eating only P2 foods. I believe eating nuts and dairy too soon were the cause of the weight gain, as well as, too much exercise, too soon.

Can you share your tangible results from following the P3tolife program? – how your weight has been, while following the P3 program?

The P3tolife program has given me another tool for my toolbox. Being able to hear Rayzel’s voice and encouragement, a new recipe to try, listening to interviews kept me motivated. I read Weightloss Apocalypse and have a better understanding about the science of how my body works and to really internalize the hunger scale.

Can you share a little about your personal life- ie work full time/part time, kids or hubby or school? Would love to hear how you made the logistics work of cooking the program with whatever time constraints you deal with. How did you manage to fit in preparing the meals with your schedule each week?

I work 55-60 hours per week between two jobs. I live with my partner who has been very supportive (and sometimes frustrated) with my journey. He used P2 as a reason to eat take out Chinese and lots of bread. As I reintroduced foods, I did more cooking with mixed reviews from my boyfriend. I typically cook on Sundays, a couple of meals for the week. With such a busy schedule it is difficult for me to cook a fresh dinner every night. I made sure I had some “staples” around, chocolate delight, hard boiled eggs, protein powder for smoothies, apples, tuna,  frozen berries. I have to pack lunch and dinner two days a week and ate a lot of salad. In my desk drawer I keep Quest protein bars and Kay’s protein snacks. I use to also keep raw almonds but no longer.

Have you struggled on past p3’s and if so what were your struggles? Did the P3 program help address these struggles/how so?

This is my first successful P3. I went back to old eating habits too quickly. I would maintain my weight loss for a few months but over time, ended up gaining it all back again.

Were there any positive results from following the plan that surprised you, that you weren’t expecting? Have you learned anything new from the program?

The best thing about using the P3 program has been the “tested recipes” and using the hunger scale. I also really use the intermittent fasting technique quite successfully.

Any other closing thoughts that you want to share about your experience with the program, or that might help others considering whether or not to give it a try?

If you follow the plan, you lose weight. To keep it off means truly feeling the results of your efforts. Feeling good feels better than eating a piece of cake.

What type of hCG did you use?

Injections prescribed by my Naturopath. There is a local compounding pharmacy and it was mailed to me with syringes.

Note: For the rest of you who don’t live next door to Michelle 😉 you can get hCG injections or prescription pellets or drops online, from your couch, without a prior prescription from these 4 online hCG sources on my blog – they all have their own medical staff and prescribe you your hCG, the ship you your kit.

 

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