So I have been doing this really strict diet for about a week now. Anyone who knows me knows that I tend to try a new diet out every few months or so. We (Hubbie J and I) actually eat pretty well but with our lack of time to workout, we have not had any success in losing weight. With the lack of working out and our weekend eating habits, the weight stopped coming pff after Quinn, and started going back up. Ugh!! A few months ago someone was over a my house talking about a friend of theirs that they knew that lost 30 lbs in a month. I thought they were full of it. Then a few girls at my wrk did this diet and lost about a lb. a day when they were on it. I just couldnt believe it.... so I get online and do a ton of googling. It didnt sound too bad. Its called the HCG Diet (i HATE the name). At first I thought it was just eating extremely low calories and I thought that would be super unhealthy. I didnt really understand it. From what it sounds like, if you take these drops while on a very low calorie diet, you will lose FAT and not muscle and your body will not go into starvation mode. I decided, what the heck!
I ordered my drops on ebay (i know..... but they were the cheapest there) and a week later we started it. I say we because I somehow talked J into doing it with me. Im so luck to have a hubbie who will try out these diets with me :)
The first two days you are suppose to eat fatty foods, not high carb foods, but fatty (the good fat is the best). This is for some reason suppose to help you not be starving hungry the first few days of the diet. During these days you take these drops also - which you will do for the next part of the diet also. Then for the next 21 days you eat two proteins (100 grams each), 2 fruits (chice of strawberries, grapefruit or apple), two vegetables (the choices of these suck, im not even gonna list them) and two melba toasts squares per day. You can have coffee, tea or water and that is it! So Splenda :( Only Stevia. Its hard, I was soooo hungry at first. I can eat a lot at one meal so I know I have stretched out my stomache too much and it needs to shrink back down, hopefully this will do the trick. I have beend rinking so much water and I miss my diet coke dearly.
The first two days, I gained 1.4 lbs. I knew that was gonna happen. I didnt go craz on the fatty foods but did eat of few of my favorites, which include the taquitos from QT - my favorite! So the third day I had a hard time. I drank coffee in the morning, then about 1pm I ate chicken wrapped up in lettuce. I also had strawberries and a melba toast. For dinner we did extra lean ground beef (93/7) with homemade taco seasoning, wraped up in lettuce with tomatoes. I had strawberries and melba toast again. I pretty much repeat lunch the rest of the week and then dinner is meat with tomatoes, and a grapefruit (1/2) with the melba toast. Eating is not fun anymore :( I kep telling myslef its only for three weeks!! Well so far it has paid off and I hope it continues to do so. I have lost a total of 8 lbs since day one of the diet (so really i gained 1.4, then lost 9.4). I really can complain.
This weekend was super hard too. It was my birthday Friday sothe girls at work made some food... even my favorite: chocolate cupcakes with white icing. The cupcake actually sat on my desk for 5 hours. I didnt eat it though. It smelled sooo good! Then that night we went to my sisters and there was bean dip my mom brought over. I LOVE bean dip, but I just sat there and drank my water! Saturday we went to the baseball game. It was hot and I brought in a HUGE water. I wanted a beer so bad. Games realy just arent the same withought a nice refreshing beer. Oh and I think everyone had nachos in their hand. I never eat nachos but they lookd oh so good. That night we had a few friends over and grilled chicken on the grill. I broke down a little though that day. My friend Rachel had these amazing chocolate covered strawberries delivered to my house for my birthday, so I thought it would have been really rude to not eat one ( I mean, its a strawberry, right). And then that night I had a drink. Captain and diet. It was worth it.... I still lost a lb that night.
We will see how it goes. Im learning to make extremely healthy meals. No butter, not even spray butter. I thought I was going to die. I have thought of some really good ways to cook food and I am sure after I lost the weight I need (only 10-15 more) then I will be great at maintaining. Usually I would go this extreme but swimsuit season is next weekend (yikes) and I needed a quick fix. Its not easy but it works (so far).