I’ll be posting my daily progress under the title HCG Diet Update so you can blow right past it if you aren’t interested in whether this so-called “weight loss cure” works for me. My goal is to lose 28 pounds in 26 days and reach 132 pounds, what I weighed for years eating normally until I begin taking a migraine preventative medication in October of 2009. My husband and I are doing the diet together.
After my headache went away Monday afternoon, I started to feel pretty good! It is so nice that I’m not hungry, but I miss my ritual snacking. I had some mild cravings for my beloved sugar cookies and cereal with milk, but they didn’t last long. For dinner Monday night we had the leftover turkey and tomatoes.
I’ve been eating an orange every morning to keep the headache away (hopefully) and the breadstick, then I just eat the protein and vegetables for lunch. I’ve also been eating the second breadstick in the afternoon simply because I miss eating something crunchy and I’m bored. It’s certainly not because I’m hungry.
Tuesday night we had steamed shrimp with lemon and asparagus. I was in bed before I realized I had completely forgotten to eat the second fruit of the day. Less than 500 calories for the win! Actually, I’m going to be diligent and not forget food again because eating less than 500 calories can slow your progress.
After using my regular hair care products on Tuesday afternoon I was curious about whether it would have an impact. Since the scale this morning showed I had lost another pound, right on schedule, I’m going to continue using the Deva Curl.
From now on, I won’t bore you with what I’m eating. It’s very simple. Two meals per day, lunch and dinner with 3.5 ounces of lean protein and 3.5 ounces of veggies, 1 breadstick, and 1 fruit. You can eat the 2 breadsticks and 2 fruits at other times for breakfast, snacks, or before bed. Only certain proteins, veggies and fruits are allowed.
I had a fun conversation with my brother on Tuesday in which he accused me of shooting up with speed to lose weight. Not true, little brother. He just likes to be a drama llama. I knew there would be skeptics about my diet on the range of Are you sure that’s safe? to I’m going to have you committed!
These are my early morning weights:
Day 3 (Monday, 2/28)
Day 4 (Tuesday, 3/1)
Overall mood: Happy and coasting with no hunger and no headaches. Also thrilled that my jeans fit much better and my stomach is flat.