26 pounds and counting...
Jul. 27, 2011 10:29 am
Updated: Jul. 28, 2011 11:37 am
About three months ago, I decided to try out the HCG diet. This was a last ditch effort for me, after steadily gaining weight for the last several years regardless of diet or exercise. After doing extensive online research, I decided to go with the sublingual
homeopathic drops. At first I was planning to do the doctor supervised diet with shots, but then my friend completed a 21 day cycle of the diet while using the homeopathic drops and she had fantastic results. Rather than commit 600+ dollars to doing the shots,
I decided to invest only 60 dollars in trying out the diet with the drops. I was eager and well prepared. I charted everything. I lost 1 1/2 inch off my waist and 3 inches off my hips in 3 days. Then I stopped losing for 2 days. On the sixth day, I felt my
body simply shutting down for lack of nutrition. I decided to add somethings into the diet but still maintain the principal of primarily eating lean protien, greens and fruits. I instantly felt better! Then, a few days later, as I'm accustomed to veering sharply
in the wrong direction for a sinful splurge every now and then, I had a frozen yogurt. My mother was with me and can attest to the effect. All my faculties shut down. I went from lively and chipper, to zombie in 5 minutes. I also experience mucous production
overload. I slept and sneezed the whole rest of the day, but I learned that I am intolerant to dairy. A couple days after that, I ate some pizza. Not 10 minutes later, my joints began to ache all the way down my spine. I thought I was coming down with the
flu. Another lesson; I learned I was intolerant to gluten.
Since then I have cut all dairy and gluten and processed foods out of my diet. I have continued losing weight at a steady rate regardless of how much or little I eat. Even though the HCG diet didn't work in exactly the way I thought it would, it did get me
on the right track to eliminating the problems in my diet. It taught me many good habits like drinking more water, and having a salad every day. It made me look hard at labels and begin saying no to little things like breath mints and gum (because of artificial
sweeteners). It taught me to always be prepared for hunger. Now, I always have a healthy snack in my purse for emergencies. I have begun to do some exercising, now that it's much more comfortable to do so, but I'm not engaged in a regular exercise program.
I feel confident that whatever had been causing the continual weight gain has now been corrected, and I'm looking forward to a health filled future!