I truly desired to be able to carry out this Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Fat Loss Study, but as it turns out, for the several who have asked me how this is going or if I’m still conducting it, the simple answer is that I haven’t been able to get anyone to track the information I needed for the length of a full round. So it has kind of fizzled- I may try again to see if the world is more ready for me then. :)-
Hey guys! HCGchica. I’m here because I am going to be conducting a study and I need some of your help feel free to pass this on to anyone you want. As you know I’m writing an e-book that is all centered around making sure that you lose fat on HCG and not muscle.
In the process of writing this book I just feel like there still a lot of information that just hasn’t been proven or just not enough information sometimes. Everyone uses a scale to weight themselves and everyone else how much weight we lose on this diet but sometimes it can still be unclear how much of that is fat loss and it is important to lose fat on this diet. If you lose too much muscle mass you can actually become unhealthier even though you’re thinner. I thought I’d like to design a study I’m gonna call it The HCG Fat Loss Study and basically anyone who wants to do a round of HCG can participate. The rules are gonna be fairly simple and you’re gonna be able to do whatever you want on the protocol. Basically the purpose of this study is going to be to determine if significant fat loss on the diet, on the HCG diet can be helped or hindered by a variety of variables. You can see I’m reading my notes. Including but not limited to the amount that you are overweight, variations that you make to the diet like adding fat, having the proper dose which equates to being not hungry and if you exercise. So those are some of the main things. Some of the different variables that I feel may have an impact on how much muscle you lose versus fat. The thing is since I’ve mostly only experimented on myself I can’t make a blanket statement just based on myself. So I thought if I could gather more information on a variety of people that would help me. Because I have a few different theories actually because the truth is there are some people, of the few people who have done some type of reliable body fat testing, there are some who have lost significant amount of muscle on this diet. I am actually one of them. That happened to me my first round.
I have a couple theories. One is that it is preventable. The second one is it possibly isn’t preventable depending on how overweight you are but I need to find out by tracking other people and their results and what the truth is. Cause you know I think everybody on here fat takes up a lot more space on your body than muscle and there’s really no benefit to losing muscle and you can actually become unhealthier. You can end with a higher body fat percent if you were to lose too much muscle mass and not enough fat. I explained the purpose and the reason for it is because some people are losing too much lean mass and there are many people who haven’t had the chance to track their body fat so they may not even know their true results.
What you need in order to participate is a hand held body fat monitor. The one that I’ve been talking about that you can get on Amazon for about $30 it’s by OMRON. I’ll put the link in the description. The second thing I’ll need is a little container of ketone strips. I think it’s around 10 dollars also in Amazon. I think you can get them at the drug store too. They’re for tracking your ketones, if you show any. And also a logging sheet that I’ll be sending to you guys, whoever decides to sign-up. It will look kinda something like this. This is one of mine from my last round and I’m gonna make it a little bit more organize but basically the things that you’re gonna be tracking- these are the rules. What you’ll be tracking while you’re on the protocol. Everyday on the protocol you’re gonna log your weight, your ketones if any, your body fat percent and you’ll calculate how many pounds of fat you have from that percent, how many hours you slept would be nice, you don’t have to do that necessarily. What you do though, you do have to do what you ate and the relative amounts, the dose of HCG your taking and the type, homeopathic or RX and record any changes. Because as we do this protocol most of us make a change at some point sometimes even if you use a sweetener different sweeteners I want that to be recorded. If you cheated just record that. So those are the ground rules.
Basically, this is all about charting your journey and not just charting it based on weight. It’s about charting a bunch of different things while on the diet. And you’ll be sending me your results throughout the round. For each person, for each individual who participates on the study you do the protocol as you wish. So there’s no rules like half the group will be doing it POP and half the group will be totally screwing it up so that they lose a lot of muscle. I mean I don’t want any of you guys to be unhealthy so even though that would probably be the ideal way to do the study that just not ethical to me. So I can’t do it that way and that’s okay cause I’m not a scientist and I can’t publish this in some scientific journal so it doesn’t matter. I can do this the way I want and I think that this will be effective. It may not give me the clearest information that way but I do feel it will yield some very useful information and it will allow you guys to make changes or do whatever you want to do on the diet. It’s just basically tracking everything that you do and then seeing what your fat loss results are. And throughout the protocol since you’ll be tracking it you might decide to make a change like if you’re having, say you’re having chocolate delight on the protocol or you’re having or throwing in some things like egg days. Say you see your body fat go up the next day after that, say you lost weight but your body fat went up, that could be a bad sign right? So you may choose to eliminate that variation or you may choose to do a few days without aspartame-type sweeteners if you see your body fat now going down for a few days and then if you see that taken out and then all a sudden your body fat drops that might be a good indicator that that was preventing something. Obviously that can’t concretely mean that but I feel like if I get enough people to track things in this way I feel like I’ll be able to gather some pretty good theories of what can cause what.
The goal is to get the most fat loss with what you’re doing on the HCG diet. I’m not talking about trying to get the most possible weight loss on the diet. Sometimes we might try to do things in order to get ourselves to lose more weight. This could actually be harming us if that extra weight is coming from muscle and not fat. So in the end I don’t care about trying to get the most weight loss. What I care about is preserving as much muscle as possible and losing as much fat as possible and whatever it takes to achieve that. I feel like by doing this study and having you guys all track these different things. We’ll start to develop an idea of what affects what.
I am gonna probably go ahead and I’ll give you guys some starter information that you can choose to use if you want base on my own results. I’ve kind of already vlog about it but I’m gonna try to get it all into this vlog. Some basic things are that I ate low carb for about 1 week before my last round started. I was trying to basically clear some carbs out of my system and the whole goal of that is to get into ketoses quicker, into fat burning, which it did that for me. But as I said I’m just 1 person sometimes when you do 1 thing once it could always be accidental so I don’t really think that it is but this would be a better way to prove that so I did a low carb 1 week prior to loading. I loaded low carb as well. I know that that can be hard to think about cause everyone looks forward to loading sometimes and again you don’t have to do any of this cause these are just suggestions of things that did cause a lot of fat loss for me this time. And just remember that I had a round where I lost a lot of muscle. So I loaded low carb, I had a lot of bacon and I had super high fat protein but I did not have any grain and any fruit even. I think was really light on any of the higher carb dairy things too and so I did that and then on my low calorie days I was in ketoses after the first day which I was very happy about. The other thing is I did make an alteration to the protocol itself for myself. I chose to forgo the fruits which was allowed on the protocol but I replaced it with 0% FAGE yogurt which is not allowed on the protocol. However as I said I was tracking my body fat so for me I feel like as long as I’m tracking that and as long as I’m losing mostly fat that’s what matters to me. I also had miracle noodles or shirataki noodles the whole protocol, it never affect my ketoses or my fat loss. Those are just some of the starter information that I was gonna past on that you guys can choose to use or choose not to. Either way doesn’t matter. The whole goal is to see what factors affect how much fat you lose on the diet.
For everyone who chooses to be a part of it you’ll get a free copy of my e-book when it’s completed which might be a year from now cause I have to obviously compile a lot of information from this as well but you’ll also learn how to make use of all this different factors to make sure that you’re losing fat which I think once you start it you’ll really find it valuable to know where you’re at. For instance there were some days on the last round when I didn’t lose weight and that could be discouraging. However my body fat did show a drop. In the end it was actually good that my weight wasn’t going down as fast because sometimes my fat hadn’t come down as well as I felt it should have and I would get a little nervous but then my weight would stay the same again the next day but then my body fat dropped so it was like my pounds of fat lost or catching up. So really that was a good thing because that meant that my ratio of fat loss to muscle loss was larger, it was better. So things like that really actually help me to do better.
Now I’ve gotta warn you too. It could be a little disconcerting or scary to be tracking all these different things. You gotta be mentally and emotionally up to it and if anyone wants to drop out that’s fine obviously you’re not getting paid to do this or anything. This is basically just if you wanna be a part of- just proving some different things about HCG and learning about it for yourself and you get a free copy of my book which I think will have some pretty useful information in it. That’s pretty much what I’m planning to do, The HCG Fat Loss Study.
At first I was thinking of having a specific start date but the reality is that you guys are all starting rounds at different times so instead what I will do is just have it on going but I will have my own like start and end date as far as what periods of time I’ll take in information and you can start or end your round anytime during that period. Basically what I’ll do is I will accept whatever you wanna call it, applications, I’ll accept anybody who wants to do this so if you apply you will be approved but anyone who wants to participate please email me and I’ll be accepting emails. I’m probably gonna stay for the next 2 or 3 weeks. I’ll do another vlog soon giving the final thing for the next 2 or 3 weeks for anyone who wants to be involve. Like I said please pass this on to anyone who’s interested and then after that I’ll just have you guys start tracking things.
I think just for simplicity’s sake. I should stick with people who are starting their round and are not already mid round. I think that will be best so if your mid round right now and you wanna participate just join when you start your next round. If there’s some extenuating circumstances that you think will be really great that you could be involved even though you’re in the mid round you could always email me. I just think that the information I gather will be a little better to get some theories and stuff from if it’s just from start to end. That’s that.
My email that I’ll have you guys sent to is [email protected]. I hope it’s okay to put that on here. I hope I don’t get a spam mail or something now. I really hope I get some people interested because it is a lot of information to track and you do have to buy a couple of things if you don’t really have it but I really think that this is something that everyone should have anyway. I think a lot of us would like to think that we’ll stick to POP but then the reality is all to get 3 weeks into it sometimes we start thinking about making a variation because it’s hard or we have a really hard day and at that point it’s nice to know if the variation you’re making is helping or harming you or mutual. Because if it’s harming you, you wanna replace it with a variation that’s not gonna hurt you which I feel that I’ve been able to do my last round.
I hope some of you will be interested again. My email is [email protected]. This is obviously not a super professional study or anything but I think we’ll get some really good information from it and as long as with your guys permission I’d love to include any fantastic results in the book and perhaps some before and after photos to show what you did cause basically I’m hoping to come to some more concrete conclusions after this because as I’ve been writing the book I basically came across some different questions that I couldn’t answer quite yet and I don’t want to write a book and put it out there for people to buy if the information don’t feel like it’s totally accurate. It’s hard to know if an information is 100% true for a lot of things but I can still be fairly sure and feel confident that the information I’m putting is useful and so I just ran into a couple things that I was thinking. I really need to see what a number of people’s results are in order to kinda prove or disprove a couple of theories that I have. I need to do it with a people over variety of weights. For instance, the lean mass loss problem. One idea that I came up with is obviously if you’re certain amount overweight you have a lot of lean mass for your body size, for your body height and frame, and you’re gonna have to lose some lean mass to get to a normal weight and honestly that is true, however you know so first the thing well maybe it would have happen regardless of what I did, maybe I would have lost that much muscle anyway. However I came across a woman I think it’s hcgdietforum who is not that overweight she lost about 13 pounds in the 3 weeks on HCG and I think she did make a couple variations but it didn’t sound like she had done too much, however she did hydrostatic body fat testing and she lost I think 6 or 7 pounds out of the 13 was muscle. That’s really not a good ratio and she was not that overweight to begin with like her after picture she look like she’s done. So she really wasn’t that overweight in which case losing that much lean muscle’s really not acceptable. So I’m trying to find out how that could have been prevented because I do think that that doesn’t have to happen. Because my proof is that I lost out of 21 pounds I believe I lost 4.8 pounds of muscle and 16.8 pounds of fat. That’s a pretty good ratio and it’s definitely possible that it could have even more fat if I had change something else. Maybe if I didn’t have the yogurt or something maybe I would even lose more fat I don’t know. Also my dose was not correct at the beginning of the round because I was getting really low blood sugar and I think those can have a lot to do with how much your body is losing from fat or lean muscle. Those are just some of the things, sorry this vlog is really long but this is an exciting thing to me. I just- I’m not sure how many people are actually gonna be interested in this aspect but that’s what this book is all about. It’s getting more awareness of fat loss not weight loss and that’s what’s gonna make the most difference in how you look like how small you are and your health and what you are able to do in your life cause you’ll be strong and fit. Anyway let me know if you’re interested and hopefully we’ll work out some more details as I start communicating with some of you. All right I’ll talk to you all soon. Take care.
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