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.
Guys do this protocol too.
Not as often, this is true. But when they do….boy does their fat literally seem to fall off left and right!
Like Chris here. 44 lbs of weight loss in 56 days. Sheesh! From 251 lbs to 207 lbs.
Remember ladies, we’re not men, and we don’t typically get the same SPEED of results as men get with hCG. They have higher metabolisms, which means they burn more calories in a day, which means they lose more weight per day on hCG, and they also have a different hormone balance make up which also seems likely to play a role.
But we’ve got some great info today that will help men and women alike!
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Chris did two 20-day rounds of hCG and lost a total of 44 lbs and 7 inches off his pants. And we don’t mean his legs got shorter. :)-
In our interview, 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 found out about his intolerance to dairy when he went to a naturopath and had a blood test done. Prior to going on the hCG diet, Chris had already quit dairy for 5 years.
Chris talked about how he tried exercising but found it mentally and physically unsustainable. It came to the point where his body image deteriorated and he could not see an end to his weight issues in sight. That was when he learned about hCG from one of the patients at the chiropractic clinic he worked in. He became very interested.
Chris wanted to lose weight, not primarily to look better, but because of health concerns. He noticed that he felt breathless after a climbing stairs, he described a sensation of “pins and needles” whenever he slept, he also found exercising painful.
On the diet
Chris did 2 rounds of hCG injections, each for 20 days with a one month break in between his cycles.
During both rounds, he lost, on average, a pound a day, however he ended up losing more during his second round because he did each round different.
Chris mentioned that during round 1, he went for walks every once in a while but during round 2, he went on walks everyday. He would usually go on 2-hour walks every day. He noticed that when he walked daily, he was sure to lose 1 lb per day, but without walking, the weight loss would usually be around half a pound.
For his dosage, Chris used 200 iu’s for round 1 and 150 iu’s of hCG for round 2. Round 2’s dosage of 150 iu’s worked better for him because he felt more normal in terms of how much hunger he felt. With 200 iu’s, he never felt hungry at all which did not feel normal for him, he would even feel spacy or nauseous sometimes. With 150, there was no lightheadedness and even though his appetite is suppressed, he would still get hungry and it felt so much more natural for him.
Chris already knew beforehand that he was going to do 2 rounds of hCG. For round 1, he did his loading phase a little haphazardly, which he intended because he wanted to see the difference between his 2 rounds.
His intake was around 3,000 calories for his first round of the gorge phase, while for round 2, it was between 2,000 – 2,500 calories (wow that made me feel like a ‘lil piggy lol! At 5’1” when I tracked my loading my final round, I ate 4,000 calories on each day haha!!)
During his round 1 loading, he gained about 5 lbs in just a day, as opposed to round 2 where he just gained about 1 ½ lb per day.
In general, Chris stuck to the 500 calorie intake in P2. However, during round 1, he would go over by around 50 – 100 calories because he did not want to be too stringent and he was not too committed to the P2’s 500 calorie diet.
In between rounds, Chris actually gained 10 pounds because he was not too careful with what he ate. He wanted to test how fast he would gain after P2 so he ate completely normal immediately after the diet, consuming around 2,500 calories daily.
Feeling great after hCG
After losing weight from 2 rounds of hCG, Chris felt his stature change because he has become leaner.
He finds hcg to be an amazing way to lose weight and has experienced several benefits that he attributes to his hCG weight loss.
After the diet, Chris feels that he sleeps so much better and the prickly “pins and needles” feeling he usually got before was gone. He also did not feel breathless anymore after climbing stairs.
Chris also mentioned that he feels his metabolism is better and faster. Exercising feels great for him now, too!
Another thing Chris mentioned is his glucose levels which were a 6 or above prior to losing weight. After his hCG weight loss, his glucose is now at 4 to 5 on average.
With the many benefits he experienced after losing weight, Chris doesn’t feel like he needs to worry about so many things regarding his health, like before.
Chris recommends not pressuring or stressing yourself during the hCG diet, in particular during your first round. For him it is important to be flexible and have breathing room.
Something that Chris figured worked for him during his hCG rounds was having small or minor cheats that are monitored. He said that small cheats were good for him mentally and helped him relax on the diet more (which I thought this just goes to show how very different we all are! This would not have been a good tactic for me personally, but it was for him. It’s important to try to do things in tune with the type of person you are, something only you would know).
He mentioned that it also helped that his wife was there to help control and monitor his cheats (Aha! So that’s what I was missing). ;)-
He does admit that during round 1, his cheats were more random compared to round 2 where he was more organized (also please take note ladies that men are able to do this sort of thing without it really effecting their results much, but I have not seen this to be the case with women – women will sometimes cheat, whether purposefully or not, and then stall out completely for 4-5 days. Just fyi there).
Another one of Chris’ suggestions is a needle or injection technique he uses. To lessen or avoid discomfort when injecting hCG, he would test the pain level on an injection spot. He would always use his stomach, if he found a spot without pain he would use that as the injections site.
He also does not recommend being too obsessed with weighing yourself daily after the diet because it can be mentality unhealthy.
A little message of thanks 🙂
Towards the end of our interview, I was so flattered when Chris mentioned that he loves the hcgchica website and how he appreciates all the information I provide there. 🙂
“It’s a such a blessing you have committed so much of your time to hCG. It’s like you’re doing something that is really necessary and your website is not filled with ads, i find it more credible too, I did not find that with other hcg places. It’s just really honest and I appreciate that.”
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