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.
Helen’s Basic Stats:
Starting Weight: 167 lbs.
Current Weight: 127 lbs.
Health Condition: Menopause
Current Size is 6 to 10 depending on the brand
Tips from this interview
- When you do the hCG Phase 2, PLAN. Don’t do it during holidays or any kind of family event. Be a hermit.
- Another thing that she did is as soon as she get a little bit smaller she got rid of her bigger clothes to help keep her going.
- Use low-carb substitutes in Phase 3 like the almond flour.
- I write my weight on a notebook and I write “I kept true to the diet”
- She did a sea salt cleanse after hCG. Mix Sea salt (uniodized) and 4 cups water drink it whole morning.
Resources from this interview
Helen’s hCG Injection Weight Loss Story in Her Words:
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 lost 40 lbs, from 167 lbs to 127 lbs. I am now the dress size and weight I was in high school and most of my life. 2 rounds of hcg, but didn’t follow the rules well
How long have you currently been maintaining (or where are you currently at in your hCG journey)?
Just finished P3 and starting P4, so about 1 month
Tell us how you came to be overweight and your struggles with that?
In the last 10 years I gained the 40 lbs, my brother died, my mother died, I almost lost my house in the financial crash, my son was diagnosed with autism, all this led me to find comfort in food. I would gain and then loose, gain and then loose…Finally HCG and reading lots of books have given me a strategy and game plan
What type of hCG did you use? If injections or prescription drops, what dose worked best for you?
started with drops, switched to injections
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?
P2 was hard because I was in a training program that had a lot of snacks and a set meal plan
What did you find yourself liking to eat during Phase 2/vlcd – how would you prepare your meals?
What tricks do you have up your sleeve to stay sane while on Phase 2?
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?
I stayed to a strick diet, and avoided social events that would tempt me. I was able to stay at my weight for a month
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 am avoiding starches and sugars still
What have been your tools for maintaining your weight loss?
reading a lot of books on emotional eating, food as love, food companies marketing, watching youtubes on mindful eating
Do you have any memories of your life/body pre hCG that are totally different for you now?
so nice to get back into my old size and look slim 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?
chocolate cake from your recipes (black bean cake), I don’t buy sweets and junk foods, but at a church potluck I will have some cake or brownies
What factors have you noticed to play a role in people NOT succeeding on hCG?
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 weigh in everyday and don’t let things get out of hand. I still avoid situations that will be hard to me, and read a lot about how food companies are targeting consumers with addictive additives, etc
I will do another P2 in Oct and I plan to pull out of circulation for the 3 weeks to avoid temptation.
Needing Support? Motivation?
I can help you stay on track.
- pep talks by yours truly
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