Posted by: hungryguy | October 2, 2015

HGC diet and diabetes – 30 pounds in 30 days

I did it!  I completed the first phase of the HGC diet with my diabetes 100% in check and I lost 30 pounds in 30 days.  I went from 285 to 255 pounds.

In addition to winning the weight loss challenge at work I feel great.  I am now in phase 2 and working closely with a dietician to slowly increase my calories from 500 upwards.

This phase is more important than the first because an intake of carbs can result in immediate and disgusting weight gain.  I Celebrated with 3 beers and 3 pieces of pizza… Gained 7 pounds in 2 days!!!  I am back focused now.

I have increased my insulin to 50 total units (from 30 on HCG).  Still way down from the 90 I was taking before.  My focus continues… Before/after photos from the phase 1 of HCG diet I will post in a blog soon. 

Posted by: hungryguy | September 17, 2015

HCB diet and diabetes week 3 summary – down 20 pounds

I am starting my final week of the HCG diet and so far the results are astonishing.  I am down 20 pounds in 21 days.  From 285 pounds to 262 pounds this morning!

I am still on just 30 total units of insulin (15 humulin N at morning and night).  No short acting insulin at all.  That’s down from 85-95 units per day before.

The easy part is choosing food because the choices are so limited.  Chicken, fish, tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, Apple, orange.  Those are my staples.  There are other choices but I stick to those and enjoy every time I get to eat.

I have not been that hungry.  When I am, I drink water and it goes away.  However social situations are the hardest.  Family reunion pot luck with everyone eating and drinking beer was probably the hardest.  Business lunch not easy either.  Just order plain chicken breast with salt pepper and cucumber gets funny looks.  

Diabetes and blood sugar has been great.  Everytime I test it is perfect.  Not really testing much anymore as it is always the same and I am not cheating… At all.  The HCG diet and diabetes seems to work very well.  

So now I look toward the end of next week when the HCG will no longer be running through my body… I am a bit worried about how hungry I will be.  The HCG diet includes a 6 week maintenance program after which I am planning to follow.  It will ease me from the current 500 calorie diet up to an amount suitable to avoid weight gain.  I will work with a dietician for the first month or so I think.

I have not gotten rid of my cravings.  Saw an open tray of cookies in our pantry and just about lost my mind and dove in.  Also missing my melted cheese snacks.  Bread and sandwiches too… Gotta stop thinking about it… Rule #1 keep temptation out of sight and out of mind.  Damn too late.  Gotta drink some water now.   


Posted by: hungryguy | September 1, 2015

Diabetes and HCG diet week 2 food, weight, insulin journal

Day 8:  274.6 pounds, blood sugar 4.5 in the am, 20 units HCG, 8 units humulin N am (reduced from 15 as golfing today), 15 units humulin N pm, blood sugar good all day 12.2 before bed.  Food: celery, Apple, chicken breast, tomato, chicken breast, strawberries.

Notes:  officially over 10 pounds lost in first week.  Grocery shopping yesterday not fun… Too much food to look at.  Feeling great.  Not hungry, drinking lots of water. Golfing went great.  Lowering insulin made blood sugar perfect.  Had to watch my partner eat and drink beer.  Drank 5-6 litres of water.

Day 9:  273 pounds, blood sugar 9.5 in am, blood sugar 15 at bed, 15 units humulin N am, 20 units HCG, 16 units PM, 4 units humalog at bed.  Food:  cucumber, chicken breast, tomato, chicken breast, strawberries, orange.

Notes:  First week check up with doctor today.  Went great.  Refreshed my supply of HCG. I am so happy to be getting close to under 270 pounds.  Also my work place started a contest this month for whoever can lose the most weight by percentage.  Pot is $280 so now I have even more motivation!

Day 10: 272.4 pounds, blood sugar 4.5 in am, 15 units humulin N am, 16 units humulin N pm, 20 units HCG, Cucumber, chicken breast, cod, tomato, Apple, orange.

Notes:  doctor said that there will likely be a stall usually in the 2nd week.  I am still down over .5 pounds but perhaps a stall is coming.  Feeling great but was a bit more hungry yesterday than usual.

Day 11:  271 pounds, blood sugar 9.5 in am, 15 units humulin N am, 20 units HCG, 3 units humalog, 16 units humulin N. Food: celery, chicken breast, tomato, chicken breast, Apple, orange

Notes: back down over 1 pound…YES! I am not drinking as much water… Only 2-3 litres. I think that is why I am more hungry.  Also getting a little bored with the food but it is easy to decide what to eat since the choices are so limited. Gonna look up some HCG diet recipes online for the weekend.  All in all still feeling good.

Day 12:  270 pounds, Blood sugar 6.6 in am, 15 units humulin N, 20 units HCG, 15 units humulin N pm. Food: tomato, chicken breast, cucumber, scallops, Apple, orange 

Notes: saw a box of cookies out today and just about tore into them.  Some of my cravings still come and go but overall not too bad. Water is the solution.  Without water I am very hungry.

Day 13: 269.6 pounds. Blood sugar 7.6 in am, 15 units Humulin N, 20 units HCG, 15 units humulin N pm. Food: scallops, tomato, chicken breast, cucumber, 2 apples.

Notes: weight not down a whole bunch today but still down slightly so overall looking good.  Tomorrow is end of 2 weeks which means I am well over halfway there.

Day 14:  271.6 pounds. Blood sugar 6.6 in am, 15 units humulin N, no HCG (day off), 

Notes:  ending week 2 up 2 pounds from yesterday.  I don’t feel heavier and thought I would be down again.  Seems maybe I need an apple day to reignite my weight loss.  Going to go one more day first… After all is is a holiday today so I need a little protein!


I have decided to keep this post as an ongoing journal or my progress with the HCG Diet and myself as a type 1 diabetic.

Starting:  285 pounds, 64 Units Humulin N, 20 units Humalog

Day 3: 288 pounds, 20 units HCG, 8 units Humulin N am, 10 units pm, 9 units Humalog, blood sugar 9-16, tomato, chicken breast, 10 celery, Apple (500 calorie total)

Notes:  headache came and went for most of the day.  When it came, drank a litre of water and it seemed to go away.  Drank 5-6 litres total.  Hunger pangs came only in the middle of the day and lasted just 30-45minutes… Again drank water.  Tired at the end of the day so went to bad at 10am.  Had a really bad dream.

Day 4: 283 pounds, 20 units HCG, 10 units Humulin N am, blood sugar 18 in am gave 9 units Humalog, Blood 14 at 10am gave 4 more Humalog, blood 3.7 at 5pm, blood 10 at 11pm, 12 units Humulin N pm.  Food today:  Apple, chicken breast, chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, 8 strawberries.

Notes: really happy to be down 2 pounds already and 5 pounds in one day. Blood sugar running high but plan to carefully get that in line.  No headache today.  Belly was a little grumbly before lunch and dinner but water helped both times.

Day 5: 280.8 lbs, 20 units HCG, 12 units Humulin N am, 14 units pm, blood sugar 12.5 am, blood sugar good all day but 16.6 late, gave 3 humalog Food 4 celery, chicken breast, tomato, halibut,Apple,strawberries,

Notes: surprised how big of a portion of strawberries and celery I get on the HCG diet.  Tomato and cucumber is big too.  Hardest part so far is hearing my wife crunch a toasted tomato sandwich. 

Day 6: 280.4 pounds, 20 units HCG, 15 units humulin N am, 15 units pm, blood sugar 11.6 in am, blood sugar good all day and night. Food: 4 celery, chicken breast, Apple, chicken breast, cucumber.

Notes:  went for a walk and felt more tired than usual.  Very little hunger, no headache, feeling very good overall. Still drinking 5-6 litres of water per day.

Day 7: 276 pounds (woo hoo), no HCG (day 7 is day off from HCG), 15 units humulin N, blood sugar 9.4 in the am, cucumber 10.5 ounces (get 13), chicken breast

Notes:  what a feeling to get to day 7 on the HCG diet and be done 10 pounds since the start.  I have been feeling great and blood sugars have levelled off with my increasing of insulin.  As a diabetic I know I can still do anything but the HCG diet was a bit intimidating.  However with 20 days left I now have mor confidence than ever.

… To be continued  


Posted by: hungryguy | August 27, 2015

Day 3: HCG diet and diabetes… Time to start losing

I woke up after my last day of loading up another 2 pounds.  I am now at 288 pounds.  Today I drop to 500 calories and I feel hungry already and it is only 7:30am.  However I know it is just in my mind.

The photo is the list of the ONLY foods I can eat to equal my 500 daily calories.  Basically 2 proteins, 2 fruits and 2 vegetables.  I plan on having a small Apple for breakfast, half chicken breast for lunch, half chicken breast and a veggie for dinner and another small apple in the evening.  I feel mentally prepared but Inalso have a headache already so I might be stressing a bit too much.  I am also taking some multi-vitamins.  But no omegas because oil is not allowed – not even on my skin (cream)

Diabetes wise my sugars staring at 11.5 which is perfect.  I have reduced my humulin N insulin to 8 units from 32 units. I will be testing lots to see what is going on.

Now I have to cook a chicken breast to use later.  However I can’t use butter or oil, etc.  so the BBQ is fired up –  LET IT BURN!  (In more ways than one) 


Posted by: hungryguy | August 27, 2015

Day 2 HCG diet and diabetes loading continued

I am getting closer to my 500 calorie start day.  Today is my 2nd and final loading day.  I gained a pound from yesterday so up to 286 now.  Today I ate:

Bacon egg and cheese wrap, sausage egg and cheese wrap, 2 hashbrowns, caramel latte, 12 chicken wings, 2 pieces of deep fried fish, large fries, 8 oz prime rib, potatoes, cheesecake, 4 large beers:

I don’t know if that is considered stuffing myself enough but I am stuffed.  Blood sugars were high most of the day.  One time they were perfect.  Had to give insulin all day.  I drank a bit more water so I felt a bit better today.

Going to bed early.  Done eating… Today and for a long time.  Tomorrow I start my new regime.  

Posted by: hungryguy | August 26, 2015

Day 1 HCG diet and diabetes monitoring

It is nearing the end of the day and I have been stuffing myself full of as much bad fatty food as possible.

Breakfast McDonalds:  2 breakfast burritos, a mcgriddle sandwich, sausage and egg mcmuffin, 2 hashbrowns, coffee with double cream

It took me to 1pm to eat all that.  I ended up taking 30+ units of insulin when I normally would have had 5.  Blood sugars stayed high at around 15.

Lunch burger drive inn:  1 double cheese burger, extra large fries with ketchup and a large Oreo cookie/vanilla milkshake.

Again it took me hours to finish everything and I could not finish the fries as they were dry and awful.

Now I was starting to feel awful.  It was mainly from the salt as I did not drink any water.  Feeling sluggish and bloated which is no surprise.  A little depressed too.  All this over stuffing is not really great for the mind either I think.

Dinner subway:  I had to slow it down a bit but I did choose the worst sub I could – foot long meatball with extra Mao.  Also had 3 cookies, some bagged candy and some BBQ Doritos.  Still have to finish the cookies and chips but I will.

I am going to wash everything down with a 3 pack of beer and half bottle of wine.  My mind keeps wondering to day 3 when I will hit the brakes and live on 500 calories.  Considering I have to stuff myself like this again tomorrow I feel as if I won’t have to eat for a month anyways.  We will see.   


I have been blogging about my diabetes and weight challenges for something like 8 years now.  It is now time to put this weight behind me..: actually away from me all together and forever.  I have consulted my doctor and at 285 pounds I am going on the 26 day HCG diet.

Day 1-2 are the loading days.  I should be able to handle these.  I have given 20 units of HCG (actually 200 units but we are using insulin syringes) and I must now eat everything bad… Stuff myself as full as possible with fatty foods.  This is a very important step in getting through the first few days of what will soon be a 500 calorie diet plan.

I am a bit nervous about my blood sugar.  I increased my morning dose by over 20% Sinai hope that will help.  I am going to start at McDonalds with a breakfast sandwich and a half dozen or so hash browns.  Actually make that 2 breakfast sandwiches – ha!

I will keep blogging and tracking my food, weight loss and blood sugars.  My plan is to reduce my morning and night insulin from 32 to 8.  That will be when Instart the 500 calorie plan.  

I plan on losing 30 pounds.  My doctor does not want me to lose more than that in the first round.  Actual goal weight will be 250 so that might be closer to 35 pounds on my scale from my current weight.  The maintenance program after will allow me to keep the weight off while adding back in the calories.  The whole process should help reset my metabolism and get my body burning fat again.  I am excited… A lot nervous but ready to begin! 


Posted by: hungryguy | October 24, 2013

Type 1 diabetes no needles just pills for now

There is a new blood test I have not heard of before. It took 2 months but it confirms whether someone is type 1 or type 2 diabetic. It tests for some type of enzyme. For my mom, it confirmed that at 60 years old she now has type 1 diabetes (same as me).

However 2 months ago when we knew something was wrong, her doctor put her on pills. With pills, diet and exercise her sugar levels have been great. Only a few high sugar levels and not even that high.

So after confirming type 1 diabetes the doctor had no idea what to do. So they sent her to a diabetes specialist. The specialist said they will keep her on the pills as her sugars have been good. They feel her pancreas must still be producing insulin and it could for a long time still or a short time… They dont know.

She has also been taking garcinia cambogia. Now I dont want to start giving any credit to her blood control to garcinia but it could be a factor too, i think. My mom does not want to take needles (who does?) so this is good news for her. She is proper weight, exercises everyday and eats well. Along with the pills and garcinia it will be interesting to see how long she can manage her type 1 diabetes without needles or insulin.

As mentioned in my last post, I took 2 weeks off my garcinia cambogia. I started back on it and woke up in the middle of the night full of sweat… Blood sugar down to a staggering (literally) 1.5!! I am happy I was not in a seizure and I was able to go downstairs and drink juice.

The next night same thing 1.7. Third night 1.6. Finally I realize that my body is reacting to taking the Garcinia Cambogia again. So i lowered my nighttime insuling from 32 to 28. Still i woke up at 2.1. At least i did not wake up at 3am… I slept all night but still too low. I will reduce again tonight.

So my hypothesis is that the body reacts better to garcinia cambogia after taking some time off of it. Otherwise why would my sugars start plunging again when I was fine for months after the first 2 week blood sugar drop?

So i expect again I will need to reduce insulin significantly for 2 weeks or so. Once my sugar starts going high in the morning I will bring insulin back up. But the ultimate question is: does the Garcinia Cambogia work better when taken in 2 week daily intervals and then stopped for 2 weeks? I will see how good my weight loss is during this next 2 weeks.

The warning to diabetics again which I did not heed myself: you should consider reducing your insulin when starting garcinia cambogia or when starting again after a break. Monitor your blood sugar carefully.

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