Maintaining HCG Diet Weight loss
Keep in mind I am writing this as if it was at the time I made this vlog, which was in February.
I have still be using the Eat Stop Eat protocol to help me maintain my weight loss. It has worked so marvelously well, and I’ve been finding myself only fasting once a week instead of twice because my weight has become so stable. It has come to feel effortless to maintain my weight.
Regarding my thyroid and adrenal medications and supplements. I’ve been on a fairly high dose of T3 medication (aka Cytomel or Cynomel in mexico) for my Hashimoto’s (autoimmune thyroid condition).
I also was taking small doses of cortisol in the form of Isocort, an over the counter natural cortisol derived from plants.
Recently I started feeling horrible. But in a different way than I have experienced feeling horrible in the past when it was due to low thyroid and adrenal symptoms. It wasn’t the profound fatigue I used to have- it’s hard to explain- I just felt really weird and yucky and my head felt strange like my eyes were trying to come up and separate from my head (no joke). It was just a really weird, horrible feeling- I almost felt like it was unsafe for me to drive because I felt like I couldn’t fully focus on the road.
At first, since this is usually what the problem is, I thought I needed to increase my thyroid or cortisol medication. I tried increasing my cortisol first. I felt even worse! Needless to say I realized that I actually needed less, and as it was I ended up getting of all the cortisol entirely pretty quickly. I felt better but still not perfect. My head was still feeling a bit strange. I asked myself, could I possibly need less thyroid medication? This was very hard for me to even fathom because I had been on this fairly high dose for 2 full years and I basically was a sleeping zombie before I started it, so the idea of reducing the medication was quite scary to me. My alternative care health dude I see (like my professional term for him?) confirmed with me through muscle testing that I techinically no longer needed the thyroid medication- he suggested if I felt comfortable with the idea, that I could try weaning off it.
I did end up choosing to do this, and immediately I felt so much better and my energy was much better. This was back in February of course, and now it’s October. I’ve been completely off my thyroid meds for 7 months. I still can’t believe it! I live a normal life again and I don’t take any pills for it. It’s just so crazy to me.
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