Okay people. If I hadn't posted about my latest craze I wouldn't even know that I had any readers. I have heard from so many people (albeit privately) inquiring as to my latest antics. I'm glad you're curious but a comment on the blog here and there wouldn't kill anyone. =)
So here it goes. Out of fear that someone would decide to try this out without the original protocol, I'm coming out and will explain what I'm doing.
2 months ago a friend shared with me that she is doing what is called the HCG Protocol. Over the next 6 weeks she lost 20 pounds. Her friend she did the protocol with lost 27 pounds. It all depends on your body, how true you are to the diet and how long you stay on it. While they stayed on for 40 days I only plan to do this for 21. I'm not interested in losing 20 pounds and I'm not sure I could do it. More power to them though. I won't go into specifics here because you can read www.diyhcg.com for almost anything you'd want to know regarding HCG.
In a nutshell, HCG is a hormone that is found in pregnant women. It is THE hormone that got me through my twin pregnancy. From week #6 I was sicker than sick. There aren't even words. So sick that my doctor prescribed Zofran (a very expensive drug that was created for those who were enduring Chemo. It is supposed to settle nausea and keep the patient from throwing up). It did very little for me during my pregnancy days. Zofran was/is the strongest anti-nausea drug on the market and let's just say I spent a lot of my pregnancy in the bathroom...up until I had the twins at 33 weeks.
So, how did I have 2 babies weighing in at 5 pounds 1 ounces and 5 pounds 10 ounces if I couldn't keep anything down? That's what I wondered too. Now I know. It's HCG. It allows the body to provide nutrients to a fetus whether or not the mother is eating the things the baby needs. There were many days during my pregnancy that the only thing I could possibly think of eating was mashed potatoes and gravy from KFC. That makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about it now.
I owe it all to HCG. It allowed my twins a healthy pregnancy while it ate away at any stored fat that I had. After I had the twins I saw my legs for the very first time. They looked like toothpicks. The pregnancy had eaten away at my fat reserves. One of the only benefits to my twin pregnancy...besides the twins of course.
This HCG protocol allows a person to eat very little while feeling full and satisfied. The body lives on fat reserves instead of what is coming in which explains the rapid weight loss. There you go. That's the gist. See the above mentioned website for details regarding the protocol. It is controversial to say the least and I'm not recommending it to anyone. My blog updates are simply a personal journal to track my progress and vent vent vent. I'd love to hear from you though. Are you aware of this protocol? Do you know anyone who has done it? Can't wait to share many of the things I'm learning about myself regarding food, cravings and self control. Stay tuned.