Posted by: hungryguy | March 25, 2017

HCG week 1 statistics. Losing lean muscle – add protein.

Finished week 1.  Both of us are down 10 pounds each.  That includes the loading weight we put on at the start so actuall down 12-14 each if you include that weight we put in and took off.

Feeling great but when we ran the body scan it also shows we both lost 4 pounds of lean muscle mass.  Since we are working with a personal consultant on this, she is recommending we double our protein and remove one fruit.  So that boosts us to 800 calories per day (from 500) and only 1 fruit portion.  Also veggies don’t count toward our calorie intake.  As long as they are on the list they are good to go.

So basically 700+ calories of protein only.  Currently at 300.  Having gone through HCG twice this is surprising to me as I always stayed on the 500 calories.  However we don’t want to lose lean muscle so that is the point I guess.  We will see what the results show when we scan next week.

Last night I enjoyed the new protein with 200 grams of ground turkey make into buyers with romaine lettuce buns, mushrooms and asparagus.  It was so good. However only down .5 pound today.  Love having more protein though.

Still we are shooting for 60 pounds during the program.  Just over 2 weeks to go!


The burgers were so good!  Added tomato as well as mustard and hot sauce.  Did not eat the onion just used them to stop the turkey from sticking on the grill.

Posted by: hungryguy | March 22, 2017

Day 6 HCG update. Insulin up and weight down.

Read back to the beginning of my blog last night to get some inspiration. As a type 1 diabetic I have been tracking my weight struggles for almost 9 years now including the past 1.5 years and my previous 2 session of HCG 26 day program.

This morning I am down 2 more pounds. Down to even 260.  Feels great compared to the over 270 just 4 days ago. I need to share more technical info as it really helps me in the future.

I raised Humulin N insulin to 18 units instead of 15.  This has helped already and blood sugars now below 10.  Should get steady to 6 by tomorrow I expect. HCG taking by syringe.  I am taking 22 units his time instead of 20. This was recommended by the doctor.  Also taking calcium & magnesium supplements this time to help with constipation.  Working so far.

Weekly I am also tracking lean body mass, BMI and all body weight distribution.  Need to make sure HCG is not losing lean muscle and only bad fat. I will report on first week findings after Friday tests.

All in all, I am feeling really good.  Motivated again to stick to the plan without waivering.  Blood tests today at 9:50am so can’t eat until afterwards.  Continuing with lots of water.

My friend The Big Guy is having amazing success so far during his first week. He is down 8 pounds I believe.  He will comment.  My new goal now is 235 pounds. 25 pounds from where I am at today.  I have not been below 242 for well over 10 years.  Can’t wait for the new me!!!

Posted by: hungryguy | March 21, 2017

Weight falling fast – Day 5 HCG diet update 

Woke up down another 2 pounds today.  That is almoat 5 pounds in 4 days so things are moving in the right direction.

No real “hunger” but I slight headache comes and goes.  Usually water helps.  Drinking 4-5 litres of water.  

On the diabetes front, still balancing the insulin levels but expect to get sugar normalized today.  Once it is set it should be smooth sailing.

Looking forward to another day and more weight loss.  Barry will comment.  His progress is even better!

Posted by: hungryguy | March 20, 2017

HCG Diet day 3 eliminates all loading weight and more!

So here we are at the start of Day 4.  Myself and a good friend of mine dedicated to losing a total of 60 pounds during the 26 day program.

After day 1 and 2 of total food debauchery we started the 500 calorie restrictive diet yesterday.  Not only did our bodies lose all of the loading weight (which was a significant 6-8 pounds) but we are also both down almost 2 pounds each from our starting weight.

Talk about incentive to keep it up!  I am feeling great this morning and not really hungry at all.  Menu today:

Breakfast : black coffee

Snack: 6.6 oz of strawberries 

Lunch: chicken with tomatoes

Dinner: 2 jumbo prawns with romaine and apple cider vinegar

Snack:  apple with cinnamon 

Everything weighed to the fraction of an ounce!  That is so so important.  You need to have the list that gives you portions to the exact ounce so you don’t have to mess with counting calories.  Simple… 2 fruit portion, 2 veggie portion and 2 protein portion each day from the list.   Comment and ask me if you need the list.


The exact portion of freshly washed sweet strawberries!

Posted by: hungryguy | March 20, 2017

HCG Diet the body shock and food of Day 1 vs Day 3

For those who have not journeyed into the HCG Diet, here is a quick look at the shocking comparison of day 1 and 2 foods vs day 3 and onwards.

Day 1

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Over 5000 calories including not shown beer , wine, half an extra large Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Day 3

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Down to 500 calories including the cod fillet, 3 scallops, strawberries above as well as romaine lettuce with apple cider vinegar and grilled chicken breast, 3 Roma tomatoes and a medium apple.

This really demonstrates the shock to the body after trying to process 5000 calories and now getting only 500.  The calorie burn and fat burn is kickstarted and ready to go.

Updates will continue throughout including the glamorous “before” pictures we took.  Over 550 pounds of human mess ready to start cleaning up!

Posted by: hungryguy | March 19, 2017

HCG Diet 60 pounds in 30 days

So the two of us started our loading days Friday.  My starting weight is 266.4 and Barry starting weight is 288.  Plan is to lose 30 pounds each on the 26 days HCG diet.

Today is our first day on the restrictive 5oo calorie diet. We each gained 5 pounds during the 2 loading which included on day 1 – two breakfast burritos, an egg/sausage mcmuffin, coffee double cream, jumbo donair with a pound of meat, 8 baklava, BBQ ribs with fries, brownie with ice cream, 6 pieces deep dish pizza all washed own with 8 beer, bottle of wine and half bottle of grand mariner.

Day 2 was not as extreme but still a lot of sweets and a lot of carbs and a lot of fat.  These first 2 days are so important.  You really wanna feel like you are going to explode and never want to eat again.

now today I have reduced my insulin from 80-90 units a day to 30.  Had tomato for breakfast and chicken with romaine lettuce and a little tomato for lunch. Some changes to the diet include being able to mix veggies at meals and also give HCG every day instead of taking one day off per week.

 

Posted by: hungryguy | February 27, 2017

HCG Diet and diabetes one year later. Time for round 3?

As a type 1 diabetic and having gone through the HCG diet program twice I said I was never going to have to do it again.  Now I am looking back a year ago to when I started it the last time.  I lost almost 30 pounds and kept most of it off up until Christmas.

My body reacts badly to beer, wheat and carbs in general.  Christmas marked my return to drinking beer and not being as disciplined as I once was.

So now I am up 16 pounds one year after losing so much.  I am sitting at 263.5.  Still down significantly from when I started HCG the first time at 285 pounds but again I feel I need to get back on the program and get myself below 240 pounds so I can maintain it from there.

With my hockey ending soon and summer sports not starting for at least a month this March timing is good for HCG since no exercise can be done on the 500 calorie restrictive diet.

I am pulling a friend in with me this time.  He is up at 291 pounds and has a real fear of heart attack and other health problems. We are going to do the program together starting in 2 weeks.  I am also going to have a lean mass composition scan done by my doctor.  He does not recommend HCG and is worried I am going to lose lean, healthy muscle with the restrictive diet.  I am going to pay the costs and have the scan done before and after so I can report back.

I am also going to be changing my insulin medication after the program. My doctor says the old medication I am on (Humulin N) causes weight gain and the newer stuff is much better.  That will help me maintain afterwards. I will blog more on the insulin and diabetes technology changes later.

For now, I am excited to get going on HCG again.  Right now I am eating only protein and veggies to try and reduce as much weight as possible myself before going on the program.  I want to get to 260 so I can have a real shot at getting to 230… a weight I have not seen for over 15 years. Also going to keep playing hockey to the end of the season.

I plan to blog throughout my program again with updates for both myself and my friend.  Together we plan to lose 60 pounds in 30 days and then keep it off forever.

More to follow.  

Posted by: hungryguy | June 24, 2016

HCG diet finished phase 3

I had to check my last post to see how long It has been since start of phase 3.  Actually been over 2 months now!  Hard to believe.  I have continued leaving out breads and cereals as much as possible.  I did break down and have an occasional cookie binge.  Also have been drinking beer a few times a week or more … Oops.  however when I do drink I make sure not to binge on carbs after.  So where is my weight now?

As of this morning I am at 248.8 pounds that is only up a single bound since my LIW (last injection weight).  I am so impressed!  I would say I have shifted now I to the final phase which I guess is to continue watching the carbs.

Continue eating salad, veggies, meats.  Lots of BBQ and I have added BBQ sauce back.  Just skip the breads and carbs for the most part.  Missing exercise.  Still not part of my routine aside from walking the dog and biking with the kids.  Gotta kick it into high gear and start daily exercise soon.

hell I am thinking I could add exercise and get down to 240 by end of summer!

Posted by: hungryguy | April 20, 2016

hCG Diet phase 3 – week one summary

I have figured out that my craving for cookies and carbs is never going to go away.  Of course it doesn’t help that my wife baked our girls dozens of “healthy” chocolate chip cookies.  The kind I really like too… CRUNCHY.

Still today is the official end of week 1 of phase 3.   I did spend the first 2-3 days at the 500 calorie threshold but now I am up around 1000-1200.  I have had steak, pork chops, chicken, scallops as my proteins.  Variety of vegetables – onion, tomato, cucumber, banana peppers, bell peppers, pickles.  Fruits are still apples, strawberries but have some pears and plums but haven’t eaten them yet. Largest increase in calories is coming from dressings (Caesar, oil/vinegar, maonaisse).  It’s like 200-300 calories per day in dressing but as long as not from sugar and starch I am supposed to be Ok… Snacks are regular cheddar cheese as well as plain raw almonds. Controlling all portions to keep it in line.

My weight is around my last injection weight of 247.5.  Actually a bit lower still by a pound (246.6).  Weighing every day.  Drinking 3-4 litres of water.

Here is another quick day menu which has worked for me and fits the phase 3 hCG diet program:

Breakfast: 1 apple with 60grams cheddar cheese = 314 calories

Lunch: steak salad. 2.5 ounces cubed steak with tomato, lettuce and roasted bell peppers/onion. Dressing (oil/balsamic vinegar) = 226 calories

Dinner: remainder of steak (2.5 ounces), lettuce, newmans olive oil/vinegar dressing = 277 calories

Snacks:  15 raw almonds = 208 calories, 6 strawberries = 23 calories

Total = just over 1000 calorie.

I ate larger protein and a bit more snacks today so looking like I am going to have to go to 1500 calories now for week 2 of phase 3.  Drinking lots of water helps.  Not drinking any alcohol yet.  It’s not getting any easier but I am staying focused. If the scale stays constant at the new calorie increase I will be happy.


Chicken Caesar salad with parm cheese and no croutons – another great option for phase 3 hCG diet.

Posted by: hungryguy | April 17, 2016

hCG diet phase 3 start. First day meal plan.

Weight is back up to LIW (last injection weight) today – 247.5 or so.  Phase 3 says stay away from sugar and starch.  Considering this is the most important phase to keep the weight off, that is not much guidance.  I did as directed and first 2-3 days tried to stay at 500 calorie.  Actually day 3 I was up over 1000 as I had a celebration salad with sweet onion dressing.

The next step there is talk to keep calories at 1000 and work up to 1500-1800.  Again very little guidance.  Being 247 pounds, 1000 calories is likely not going to sustain me for long.  Here was my day today to set me up for success:

Breakfast:  2 large soft boiled eggs = 182 

Snack:  15 raw unsalted almonds = 104

Lunch: Salad: 4oz roasted chicken, 3 cups lettuce, 5 slice tomatoes, sprinkle of black olives, few slices dill pickle, few banana peppers, some green pepper, southwest dressing (not sweet) = 334

Dinner: (see photo): skewer of 5 medium scallops with purple onion and red/yellow pepper. Side Caesar salad with low calorie dressing = 247 

Total so far 867 calories.  Likely will have an apple and a little cheese later tonight and will get to 1000 or just over again.  

The salad dressings are killing the calories.  20% of my calories from the dressings.  Kept the sugar down though so I would say I am still doing what I need to.  Hope the scale agrees tomorrow. 

  
Finally got to BBQ and eat the same as my entire family of 5.  Everyone loved to see dad not just eating his small plate of chicken and tomatoes!

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