Thursday, June 23, 2016

Weight Loss Game Changer: HCG

Weight Loss Game Changer: HCG
We all hate diets!  I believe that for many of us, our addiction to food is as powerful of a disease as alcohol and other drugs and I believe that recovery requires confronting and dealing with the addiction to food.  I have a personal history of compulsive overeating.  I have spent my entire adult life on one yoyo diet after another, losing a few pounds here and there and quickly gaining it all back plus a few more.  Now I have discovered HCG and lost and kept off my weight.  
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My first thoughts about the hCG Diet were pure skepticism. But I was desperate, and unwilling to accept that I had no options. I really trusted my instructors at my aesthetics certification course.  I believed what they said and really wanted to make a strong effort to utilize the benfits of the HCG diet to help me lose weight.  I was also concerned that if I lose the weight, would I be able to maintain my weight loss long term and achieve a healthy metabolism?  
What really does makes HCG a real game changer is that YES, it really does change your metabolism. At least it did for me. And I have heard the same thing from others. It IS called the weight loss cure, and I do believe that for certain people in can be just that. (For more information on this read Dr Simeons’ original manuscript “Pounds and Inches” and Linda Prinsters’ book, ‘HCG Weight Loss Cure Guide’).
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I stayed on the diet for the full 6 weeks and lost 24 pounds. I did a second round and lost another 11 pounds.  I was amazed that I was barely hungry, that I felt great, and that I lost weight in all the right places. One of the benefits of HCG is that you lose ‘abnormal fat’ rather than ‘structural fat’. I didn’t really believe this would happen, however, I was pleasantly blown away when my ‘love handles’ disappeared as well as the fat around my armpits, areas where I had never lost weight before.  For the first time in my entire life, I actually could zip a pair of regular boots around my calves.  I dropped to below my lowest ever weight and size, smaller than when I graduated high school.  
More importantly, I am maintaining it, even though I eat 1500-1700 calories a day, and some days upwards of 2000 calories. Keep in mind, that before embarking on the HCG diet protocol, I was gaining weight when I even approached the 1200 calorie mark, despite eating a very low carb, gluten and sugar free diet. This is a good indicator that my metabolism not only hasn’t been ruined by the hCG diet, but has actually improved.
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I still hate diets. I would NOT have been able to stay on the HCG protocol but the results are so fast and rewarding.  Anyone can do anything for 4 to 6 weeks!  I believe that to truly transform your weight and your relationship to your body, you have to dig in and do the work, learn to love your body as it is, confront your food addiction, and learn to feed yourself with what you truly want, not just food.
However, I believe that the HCG protocol is not your typical diet. If you are willing to deal with your food and body issues, and do some core level healing along the way,  HCG really can be a cure for dieting. Because of the way it heals your metabolism it can give you a second chance and a clean slate to start over with.

Do I still have to work really hard at keeping my body at a good weight, remember to loving myself and my body, and continue to be deliberate in my food choices? You betcha! More than ever! But one thing I can tell you for certain that it is a lot more fun and rewarding working at eating well at 145 lbs instead of 180 lbs!  I am still working and I always know that HCG will provide the results I want if I just put a little effort to it.  
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