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I’m so excited I found another male hCGer! This protocol works so well on men as well. Just like the previous male hCGers we interviewed, Thomas had some phenomenal results with the program. Watch our interview and read on to know more about Thomas’ hCG experience and how the diet has also helped him with his health issues.
Read his story below.
THOMAS’ BASIC STATS:
Age: 39 years old
Starting Weight: 279 lbs
Ending Weight: 232 lbs
Total Weight loss with hCG injections: 47 lbs – 2 Rounds of hCG, 30 days each. So: 47 lbs lost in 60 days on Phase 2
Size Change: XXL shirts to XL shirts. He can fit into clothes he wore 15 years ago.
Maintaining: He’s maintained all but 5 lbs of his weight loss for 5 months, through the holidays.
Health Conditions: Thomas has had 2 major accidents (car and motorcycle) and has been through 50 surgeries. He’s been in a coma. Needless to say, he’s been through a lot, and can’t really exercise a lot or even have much mobility like he’d like. This led to his gradual weight gain over a period of years.He’s had a knee replacement. Losing weight will allow his knee replacement to last longer.
Show Note Links:
Dosage article – Thomas’ dose at 150ius (although Thomas mentions being a bit hungry sometimes and I am curious if a higher dosing for him at his height/weight may have possibly curbed his hunger more. Many many of that frame size seem to do better with a dosing between 175ius and 225ius. Just something to possibly try for any other guys out there reading this).
- Should You Add Lipo or MIC Shots to your hCG Injections on the hCG Diet? article
- Blue Diamond Almond Nut-Thins Cheddar Cheese – This was Thomas’ go-to snack if and when he needed a little something. He probably eat between 10 to 15 of these crackers and it was wonderful.
Phase 2 hCG Protocol he followed:
- 500-850 calories daily
- Foods he ate on P2:
- Chicken breast
Cost of local hCG Injection Program he checked into in Manhattan:
$2,000 for a 30 day round of hCG
He needed to do this twice – so that would have cost him $4,000!
He did it on his own instead through the online sources on my blog (link) – he specifically used Rejuvi Medical and felt very happy with their customer service.
Hi there my name is Thomas I just wanted to say thank you for everything you’ve done for me if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have lost 44 pounds in 60 days I’m 6’2″ and was 285 lbs. if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have gone on the HCG diet and if it wasn’t for you I probably wouldn’t have completed it correctly.
So I just wanted to pop in and say thank you very much I love my results I fitting clothes I haven’t fit in in 17 years I’m only 38 years old and the reason I gained so much weight is because I had over 50 surgeries because of a horrible accident, where I broke or I should say shattered everything from my hips down ( pelvis, legs , femurs , arm ribs, shattered- I have about 20 pounds of rods screws and plates in my body ) and then I had to deal with a doctor-screw up surgery related and a nice infection from the hospital still being laid up for a long time and not being able to walk like I used to I’m a little stuck but because of you I went on the HCG diet I lost the weight and I’m lighter on my feet which is better on my knees because I also need a knee replacement.
I finished my diet about a month ago and I did everything the P3 correctly I’m still about 3 pounds from my weight when I stopped HCG shots. You’re the reason for everything that’s happened to me and I just wanted to say thank you.
Thomas’ hCG Injection Weight Loss Story:
Last year, from June 18 to August 18, Thomas went on two 30-day rounds of an hCG Injection program (a total of 60 days). At 39 years old and standing tall at 6’2″ (used to be taller at 6’3″ but has gotten shorter with age), Thomas weighed 278 to 279 pounds before going on the diet. At the end of the 60 days, he lost about 47 pounds, going down to 232 pounds. He also went from size XXL to size XL and his clothes from 15 years ago now fit him again.
In his late 30s, Thomas has already been in 2 major accidents that left him shattered from the pelvis down caused him to go into a coma. He has also already undergone 50 surgeries. It was due to immobility, from being bedridden after his accidents and surgeries, that he started to gradually gain weight.
Thomas recalls how difficult it was for him to stay in the hospital and be unable to walk. He had always tried to stay healthy as best as he could but the circumstances made it impossible for him to avoid gaining a lot of weight.
According to Thomas, what really drove him to seek a diet program that will suit him and his condition was when he found out that he needed to undergo total knee replacement at the age of 39. His doctor explained that the procedure is not going to give him permanent results and that in another 15 or 20 years, he would need to undergo another total knee replacement. He was told to do whatever he can to make it easier on his knees. Thomas knew that his number one option was to lose weight and that was when he started looking for a program that would fit him and give him the results he needed.
In order to get his results, Thomas did his best to really stick to the diet and follow the instructions of the protocol to a T. He believes that focus, discipline, and following the diet the way you are supposed to made it really work for him.
Thomas found out about hCG after visiting a doctor in Manhattan who told him that he could help him lose 50 to 60 pounds through a diet called hCG. Thomas was intrigued and did his research on the program. With the information he gathered, he felt that hCG fit him perfectly. Wanting to lose weight but not wanting to starve himself, he decided hCG was the best option for him.
However, Thomas did not want to pay the doctor $2000 for a 30-day cycle so he decided he would try the program by himself through the online sources – he chose one of the providers on my hCG blog. It helped a lot that during his research he found hCGchica and after reading the blogs he felt confident he could do the diet himself.
After successfully losing almost 50 pounds with hCG, Thomas felt the huge difference to his overall health. He used to take a low dose blood pressure medication but has since stopped because his weight loss helped bring down his blood pressure. He also felt much lighter on his feet and being over 20 kilograms lighter helped relieve a lot of pressure on his knees.
But the best part for him was receiving all the compliments he got from his family about how great he looked. Coming from a very medically oriented family, Thomas knew they were very skeptical of the program in the beginning but he knows that that is not the case anymore now that they have seen his results.
His hCG Journey
Thomas did the program for a total of 60 days.
While on P2, his hCG dose was 150 IU and his calorie intake was between 500 to 850 calories per day. Thomas remembered having some difficulty during his first 2 weeks with the limited amount and kinds of food he could eat as well as dealing with some hunger, but he found that as long as he kept his mind busy, it did not bother him so much and he eventually got used to it that he found it easy to maintain.
Although 175 to 200 IU is usually more apt for guys, Thomas says he didn’t have to adjust his hCG dose because he felt it was what worked for him best.
Thomas joked that, right after the hCG protocol, he doesn’t really want to see or eat chicken for while because all he had during the 60 days he was on the diet was chicken. He kept it real simple – his 2 daily meals consisted of chicken breast with broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots.
Even though he was pretty strict with his meals, Thomas admitted to a few instances of cheating. Most of his cheats though, were just extra veggies (a few extra broccoli or cauliflower florets will not ruin everything). He also remembers not being able to resist having a slice or two of pizza about 2 or 3 times during the duration of his hCG diet. Although he felt extremely guilty afterwards, he did not feel he had to do any correction days. If he did have any weight gain, it was probably too insignificant because he does not remember it and he feels like it did not really have a big impact on his results.
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Thomas injected hCG every morning in his belly. While on the protocol, Thomas also gave himself intramuscular lipotropic injections once a week. He believes that the lipo shots contributed to his results and also helped make his liver work better.
Asked if he has gained any weight since he concluded his second 30-day round, Thomas said he gained about 5 pounds after all the holidays, particularly after Thanksgiving. However, he does not fuss over his 5-pound weight gain knowing that after finishing 2 cycles of the program, 5 pounds is easy to lose.
Gained a few pounds? Read about my post on ways to lose 5 to 7 pounds without hCG.
As for P3, Thomas mainly remembers gradually introducing certain foods back to his diet. He ate the same things again, but this time he was much stricter with his portion control. He also made some small, simple changes to his meals like removing croutons and cheese from his salad. He knows that these little changes make a big difference over a period of time.
For other guys (and gals) who are curious and interested to try the diet, Thomas recommends following the protocol instructions to get the best results. However, he also advises to do what you feel is right with what you are comfortable with. Because you know your body best.
Because of the results he got from hCG, Thomas is already thinking of doing another 30-day round in the springtime. 🙂
“Your opinion matters a lot because you deal with the hCG diet all the time”
– Thomas (on how Rayzel and hCGchica.com helped him on his hCG journey)
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