Sunday, October 26, 2008

Here are some pictures
 of the meals we are eating on the hCG VLCD. You get to eat 2 of these meals a day plus two fruits, your choice of an apple, orange or grapefruit. Plus 2 pieces of Melba toast daily.

                  #1) 100 grams of Grilled chicken with a mustard sauce drizzle and steamed asparagus.

#2) 100g Steamed Lemon Pepper Shrimp tossed with fresh cilantro 
and 100g of Apple cider baby cucumbers.

#3) 100g grilled Red Hot Chicken with steamed lemon pepper spinach. 

#4)  Grilled glazed Salmon with fresh spinach salad.

#5) 100g Grilled Streak with cucumber/red onion salad.

I will be posting more pictures of the VLCD (very low calorie diet) food.
As of Oct. 26, 2008, Mike and I both have lost 
7 pounds each in 7 days!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

A little more about the hCG diet.
There are some strict rules, like the VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) but if you follow them you can lose on average 1/2 pound a day! With out losing muscle or water! There are certain foods you can eat, and teas you can drink and spices you can use. And of course you are always loading up on water... No need for a "BIGGEST LOSER" work out... Just a little walk everyday to get your body moving! A little ab work or free weights to maintain muscle 3 times a week is recommended. Click on the link below for the whole diet. Its free.
 I am also going to be posting some recipes and photos of the food that stay within the guidelines of this diet that I personally made up. Here are the spices I use to cook everyday:

I'm a chef, I love to cook. I try to cook healthy, but we all need to learn healthy portions and habits. On this diet you may also drink coffe and tea. I chose to stop drinking coffee for 21 days and stick to tea... these teas and others were chosen to help you on this diet. Here is what we drink and use to give the tea a bit of sweetness: 

 The  original hCG Diet by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons
The complete manuscript can be found here: 
Check it out for yourself


This is what we are using to help sculpt our bodies along with the strict VLCD

Rainey: "Enough is enough, I am tired of being fat and looking at photos of myself and cringing and trying to keep up with the grandkids! I need to lose weight for me and my health!"

Mike: "I had a liver transplant three years ago. All went well as I had a living doner, my incredible son Scott. After that I lost a lot of weight, much of it was that "surgery" weight and it left me looking drawn and sagging... But when I started feeling better and eating again I gained the weight I lost back! I have to lose it the right way. The healthy way."

We have a Natureapath Doctor and she has highly recommended the hCG Diet. If you haven't heard of it before I will explain the protocol. It was developed by Dr. Simions. Its been used for over 40 years... its quite simple and I will explain it as I understand it:

You inject your self with .125IU of hCG every morning and keep to a strict 500 calorie a day intake of certain foods per day, for 21 days. The concept: With every injection, the hCG helps burn appx. 2000 calories of stored fat and you intake 500 calories of fresh food, so really, you are on a 2500 calorie a day diet. The fat is burned as energy, the foods you eat therefor are used for nutrients and energy also. With the hCG you aren't supposed to be hungry or weak.

We started this diet on Sunday Oct. 19th. That first and second days of injections, you load up on fat... Its all designed to "shock" the body and get its attention... cause on Tuesday we started our 500 cal. a day diet! Ok we loaded up and took our first injections. The injections are no big deal. Mike is diabetic, so we use his insulin needles and they are so small. You don't even feel the injection... Besides, we keep telling our selves... Its only for 23 days!

UPDATE: Our 23 days of the phase 2 part of the protocol are over. Rainey lost 19 pounds of FAT and Mike lost 15 pounds! Now we have to have a 6 to 8 week break, then we can have a round two. 

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