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.
KJ lost 50 lbs with hCG injections over 4 years ago. Yes, that’s right, she’s been maintaining her weight loss for 4 years.
- Height: 5’10” (prior model- easy to see why she’s GORGEOUS!)
- Age: 50 years old
- Starting Weight: 183 lbs
- Ending Weight: 133 lbs
- Starting Size: 13
- Ending Size: 4/6
Show Note Links:
- KJ’s 1st book: Reaching Superior Health for a Superior Self
- KJ’s 2nd book: A 9 week companion workbook to her first book
- KJ’s 3rd book – discusses getting over blocks to advancement in implementing these healthy strategies
- What the studies really say (or don’t actually say) about breakfast – precision nutrition
- Ratio of of women who deal with cancer at some point in their lives – 1 in 3.
- Rayzel’s current recommendations for real hCG injections online
It was at the age of 46 when KJ decided to do things right. According to her, it was kind of like her mid-life gift for herself.
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 (which she absolutely didn’t want to do) 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. At her job, work-related angst drove KJ to eat more and eventually she realized she wasn’t punishing anyone but herself.
Read on to know more about KJ’s weight loss experience and how she has successfully kept the weight off as well as what she does to keep herself healthy, fit, and happy!
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.
According to KJ, as she went into phase 3, she was able to stabilize perfectly. She did it in 3 divisions; first, she figured out her max calories, then she worked up to it for 3 weeks by starting with a third of the amount, and then adding another third the following week until she reached her max calories, which at the end of P3, was 1,690. She would eat more when exercising.
Another thing that KJ experienced was going from “flat to fab” because of her fat consumption. She noticed that her breasts and her booty came back and even her cheeks also became plumper. And all of that happened without a change in her weight or her size.
Now, she sticks to a P3 lifestyle – no grains, no sugars – with an exception for occasional treats. 🙂 She lives by the 80/20 rule. That is, 80% clean and green where she sticks to pastured or grass-fed protein sources and low carb veggies while the other 20%, she parties up and completely lets loose – a good example – she had a dish of soft serve ice-cream just the other night. 😀 KJ bases the treats on her cravings and because she has such a clean diet now, she only gets cravings for something sweet or carby once in a while.
According to KJ, she differentiates between cheats and treats because she acknowledges her cravings, she listens to her body that’s why she has no guilt when enjoying her treats. Even with alcohol consumption, she knew when to stop herself and when to schedule/plan her intake.
KJ used P4 to find what her body was sensitive to when it comes to gaining weight. For the first week, she tried one sugary or starchy type of food for one meal. For the next, she went with either a sugary or starchy (but not combined) food for 2 meals. For week 3, she combined a starchy and sugary meal (i.e. jelly on whole wheat toast). She did this to see how her body reacted to the combinations because she was so nervous about gaining weight.
At the end of P4, KJ decided that it’s so much easier for her to stay on a P3 diet (her 80/20) with the occasional treats 20% of the time.
Her daily diet and activities
KJ’s breakfast consists of organic raw cream which she mixes with a big mug of coffee plus lots of water with slices of lemon or cucumber. The abundant fluid intake make her feel very full that she usually doesn’t get hungry until 4 or 5 in the afternoon. The time usually depends on whether she woke up late or early, but it typically takes several hours before she starts to feel hungry (e.g. if she wakes up at 6 am, she might get hungry around noon and if she gets up at 9 or 10 am, she usually wouldn’t get hungry until dinner).
KJ believes that the (long) time it takes for her to get hungry has been reinforced by the hCG protocol. She also feels that she has better mental focus before she eats, rather than after.
KJ does Bikram Yoga every morning, 5 days a week. She also does some weightlifting (her kids even ask to join her sometimes! :D) and once or twice a week, she trains her clients and goes on outdoorsy adventures with them like hiking.
For KJ, it’s all about fun and intense exercises. Having fun in her workout regimen is very important to her. She believes that our bodies react to our choices and feelings that’s why it’s very important to enjoy what you’re doing.
Being in tune with her body
KJ says that it’s important to realize that once you get in tune with your body by eating extremely clean, you’ll have food freedom. Basically, you get rid of your obsession with food and become more productive.
Last April, KJ was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Before getting diagnosed, she had been wondering why even though she was eating clean, her midsection was getting larger. She also noticed that she was getting a lot of sleep but she would still wake up tired. As she went around doing her regular activities, she felt that something just wasn’t right.
Because she is so in tune with her body, KJ knew that something was off. She specifically felt that something was wrong with her T4 (thyroid hormone, thyroxin). She went to a doctor and insisted to get tested. She proved herself right. She started taking a natural thyroid hormone and her belly slimmed down and her symptoms improved after just 6 weeks of using it.
(Please see my blogpost on the best resources for researching hormone imbalances online.)
Sharing her experiences and helping others make better lifestyle choices
Through her books, KJ wants to share all the knowledge that she has gained, not only from her personal experiences, but also from all her extensive researches. She writes about her personal weight loss journey, basic nutrition, her current diet, activities, how to gain support in making lifestyle changes for the better and even cancer healing food therapies.
She also holds FREE self healing workshops which she does about once a month. She’s very passionate about helping people make life improvement choices.
“Just by showing up and doing your best, regardless of where you are on your weight loss journey, you’re already living an example just by being you.”
I encourage all of you to watch the interview so you can hear all about KJ’s amazing hCG experience and get more information on her awesome books and free workshops.
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