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





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

Day 3


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!

Posted by: hungryguy | April 15, 2016

hCG diet phase 2 complete. So now what?

Today is day 28 of my second round on the hCG Diet.  My weight is down to 246.8 pounds.  I started at 285 on my first round and 275 on the second round.  Almost 40 pounds in 7 months or so.  I feel great but now what?  

I want to celebrate again… Have my first glass of wine in a month or a beer or pizza or cookies… DONT! DONT! DONT.

They say phase 3 is the most important phase.  I have gone 2 days without an hCG injection but still on 500 calories each day.  However instead of just a chicken breast and tomato tonight I treated myself… I had a salad with chicken and every vegetable I could (onion, bell peppers, banana pepper, tomatoes, lettuce, black olives, jalapeños).  I also had some low fat dressing but it did have 9 grams of sugar per serving.  I should have held off on the dressing but I figured in 28 days what the hell.  

So now I must continue for 3 weeks with no sugar or starches.  No more salad dressing!  I can eat basically anything else but must keep calories at a slowly increasing pace.  Go up to 1000 and then 1500 and so on.  I am going to enjoy some read meat, some nuts and a variety of different fruits/veggies.  I must still weigh every day and can’t go above or below 2 pounds from my last injection.  I think my last injection was around 247.5 so that is the number I am going to use.

Also I need to start exercising again.  I am going to begin 30 minutes of elliptical each morning. With 1000+ calories I should have the energy.

As far as my type 1 diabetes I have had to increase my insulin the past week.  My body has started adapting and so insulin up from 30/day to 36 or so.  That is still on the 500 calories so I know as I increase calorie I will need to keep increasing insulting.  Just another pain in the ass thing to have to think about and deal with but I can handle it.

It seems to be about planning for food.  I have to plan what I am going to eat to total my 1000 calories tomorrow.  No damn way I can just do 4 chicken breasts and 8 tomatoes and 4 apples to double up.  I gotta get more creative and start enjoying food again.

I will weigh every day and keep blogging.  Gotta keep it around 247 pounds for the next 3 weeks!


Celebration meal photo… Not the beer and pizza I had last time which cost me 7 pounds!

Posted by: hungryguy | April 6, 2016

hCG diet before and after Phase 1 with diabetes

I promised I would post this before but I didn’t find either picture to be flattering. However now as I reach the end of my 2nd round on hCG diet Infind I should post this before and after to remember how far I have come.  This was starting at 285 pounds and 30 days later at 255 pounds… Of course Inam now heading toward under 250 and will be there soon!


Notice any change?

Today is my 19th day on the hCG diet (but whose counting – haha).  This morning I am down to 253 pounds.  I stalled for a day at 255 which was the weight I ended at when I completed hCG 6 months ago so  now I am ready to move lower.

I had my 6 year olds birthday party and watched 24 hot dogs get eaten for lunch and 16 burgers get eaten for dinner.  I had just an apple for breakfast, skipped lunch and doubled my protein at dinner for a 9 ounce turkey burger a little onion, saraicha hot sauce and two tomatoes.  Just spices and turkey and it held together perfectly – YUM!

Otherwise I remain on chicken breast and white fish as my staples.  Tomatoes my only veggie and apples mainly as my fruits. Yes it gets very boring but I am not hungry much.  I had an apple day even though you are only supposed to Apple day after 4 days of no loss.  I just wanted to try it.  Ate 6 apples in 24 hours and was not hungry at all.  Kept losing my regular weight 1 pound each day.

Basically 1 week left to finish the 26 days. Then no

More shots and 2 days still on 500 calories before I start increasing food intake.  Craving some variety but the weight loss should be enough motivation for anyone to stay on this!


Posted by: hungryguy | March 29, 2016

hCG diet with type 1 diabetes week 2 amazing

I am only a few days from completing week 2 and I am down to 261 pounds.  That is a loss of almost 15 pounds already.

I am not cheating at all… Weighing all my food exactly.  Protein remains chicken and white fish (Cod) and I have added some prawns and scallops as well.  Cucumber and tomato is my only vegetable each day.  Fruit is mainly apples but also oranges and strawberries at times.  Everything to exact weight, of course.

I am getting a bit bored especially of the cucumber but seeing the weight significantly coming off day after day is keeping me focused.  Also drinking 4-6 litres of water each day keeps the hunger pangs away.

Humulin N Insulin down to 15am and 15pm with no other insulin required. (Previous was 85-95 units per day) Blood sugar staying perfect at 4-6 all day.  More excellent benefit to this diet.

Only a few more days and I am halfway through.  I hope to keep up this weight loss pace and get below 250 pounds by the end.  I am gonna shoot for 240 now!!!

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