Tuesday, February 26, 2013

HCG Diet! (Phase 1)

Good morning guys,

As always, when I hear about a new diet, I have to try it...So, last week I was browsing on Facebook, when I came across a post by a Beauty Salon here in Malta called Glam Health and Beauty about HCG diet and so I made some research on it and I liked what I saw, so yesterday I went to buy it and I'm starting it today!

First of all, HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin, which is the hormone that Simeons discovered in pregnant women. The HCG diet was discovered quite by accident by Doctor A.T.W. Simeons over 50 years ago as he worked to cure malnutrition in underdeveloped villages . . While observing healthy women during their pregnancy, he noticed that as soon as the child was born, the health of the mother began to deteriorate. There had to be a reason and this is when HCG was discovered. This naturally occurring hormone is created by the body to nourish and protect the fetus by taking the stored fat reserves and changing to nutrition for the placenta. If this new discovery could actually drain fat cells and transform to positive natural energy, it might actually help people with obesity.

These are real HCG results from lady at the salon I bought the kit from!

 There are three different types of fat found in the body. Structural fat is found nestled between the skin and organs and is necessary as a protective layer. Normal reserve fat is the layer that supplies the body with energy when calorie intake is too low. The abnormal fat is what forms as extra fat in hips, waist, thighs and buttocks and is not used for anything. This is the only fat that is consumed by HCG. Many ask why a low calorie diet would not lead to the same results. The facts are simple. By starving your body of protein and vitamins, it will take whatever is needed from any type of fat, including structural and normal reserve fats. This is why once you stop a low calorie diet, not only are lean muscles destroyed but the weight comes back with a vengeance as abnormal fat. Therefore, nothing was really accomplished except for redistributing the fat.

There are 2 ways of doing the HCG diet; injections or drops. I'm doing the 26 day drops version which costs € 80.00. There is also the 40 day version which costs € 120.00.

I'm currently on phase 1 of the diet, so will explain about the other phases when I get there.


This is the whole kit for the dietm which contains the HCG drops, which I have to apply with the given syringe 3 times a day before meals under my tonguem vitamin drops, an inch tape and a guide book.

I have to start the diet with a 2-day fat loading phase. I still have to take the drops 3 times in a day, but I have to eat full portion servigs of high fat food... sound good , right ? They recommend dairy , nuts and seeds,avocados etc. The books says that it's important not to skip this step. Apparently, this step is crucial, because the loading phase stocks normal fat cells and prepares the body to burn abnormal fat, resultin in fast weight loss. Then, from day 3 to day 26, I have to follow a strict 500 calorie diet, consisting of x 2 100g protein and vegetables, 2 pieces of fruit and 2 bread sticks as snacks. One may also have green tea and/or tea and/or coffee with stevia.

Here's my fat loading days mini haul:

Do you think there's enough fat in there ?? haha. .
I had coco pops for breakfast. I'll have a big salad with walnuts, croutons, cheese and olive oil for lunch  (will post a pic on our facebook page later on) and the other for snack, This haul is for the whole 2 days. (I already ate a bowl of coco pops this morning, so the remaining packet is for tomorrow.)

I also bought some veggie mince, fake burger and chicken pieces (since I'm vegiterian) to eat after the loading phase :



Will let you know about my progress!!

Love,

Densie o.b.o The Fabulous Team XOX



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