A guinea pig for the HCG drops

Posted in Uncategorized on November 27, 2011 by Dobsessed

Well…there has been alot of hype for the HCG drops – stars such as Demi Moore and Jwoww (of Jersey Shore) swear by it.

HCG Dieters can apparently lose half a kg a day (a pound) a day on the regime. Online, there are literally hundreds and hundreds of sites proporting the benefits of the diet.

I have found some blogs too…most dealing with the HCG homeopathic and non-homeopathic, drops and injections.

Injects are prohibitively expensive for me, and having accidentally purchased the non-homeopatic drops, I’ve decided to use myself as a guinea pig, follow this diet to the book and see if it actually works or not.

The diet, quite simplistically involves gorging yourself for 2 – 3 days (whilst taking the 10 HCG drops, 3 times a day), and then after that, for a maximum of 43 days (I’m doing this course for 40 days), you only consume 500 calories a day (breakfast: coffee/tea, no sugar; lunch: 100g lean protein + one serveof one type of vegetables; Dinner: 100g lean protein (though different from one had at lunch) + one serve of one type of vegetables; snacks: 2 apples, 2 melba toasts per day).  Which is practically starvation.  The reason this diet ‘apparently’ works is because the HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) accesses your fat stores and burns those so that you still have energy – thus allow you to lose weight very quickly. 

I have just returned for a 3 week, luxury holiday (where I ate very well, and as often and whatever I wanted)…I have gained a lot of weight and I’m in fact the largest I’ve been in 10 years.

I’m hopeful that this diet works and will keep you updated.

Today, I started my first phase (gorging days) and I’m feeling a bit ill from eating so much, I’m in fact uncomfortably full. You are encouraged to have as much high calorie, high fat food as possbile (though not just carbs and sugar).

Today, I had: Instant noodles, 2 eggs, fried scones with syrup, beef and blue cheese burger from Borough Markets, almond croissants, milky coffee, a huge bowl of truffle pasta (made with parmasen cheese, egg, cream, truffel oil), 100g praline chocolates, huge bowl of rice with mayonaise, soy sauce, 1 x 500ml of Haagen Dazs (Dulce de Leche), 100gof white chocolate with caramelised biscuits.

No wonder I feel sick. Just look at my fat bloated face.

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Restart tomorrow

Posted in Uncategorized on September 4, 2011 by Dobsessed

…again

 

 

Momentum to start…

Posted in Diet & Exercise, Pigging Out on September 2, 2011 by Dobsessed

So…I haven’t posted for a few days – I went to Paris on the weekend and ate and ate and ate.

I also happened to go to Paris with my flatmate who is really really tight, so all we ate were baguettes, we only ate at a cafe ONCE in 4 days (this included breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Now…I’m not going to make some excuse about carb addiction getting hold of me (which it did by the way)…but it’s soooooooooo hard to get into the momentum of being in a diet or strict eating once you haven’t done it (even if it’s only for four days!).

I had every, EVERY intention of Dukaning again once I came back…and I even had meat ready but I just could not do it.  I nearly managed it today…but dinner tonight was noodles.

Help, help! How do you get that momentum back?

Thing is, once I get into it…and I’m in the diet, I find it so easy to stick to it…but once I stop…it’s practically impossible to go back.

I’ve given myself a break this week – though no total blow out or anything…and it will be a fresh start on Monday…but please, please tell me HOW you get straight back into the momentum of eating better and exercising…because my exercising has also suffered…

Dukan Diary: Day 8 and what I’ve been eating

Posted in Diet Blog, Dukan Diet, What I ate with tags , on August 24, 2011 by Dobsessed

Starting weight: 83.8kg (184.4lbs)

Today’s weight: 80.4g (176.9 lbs)

Today’s weight loss: 0.5kg

Total weight loss: 3.4kg (7.5lbs)

Exercise: 40 minutes Body Combat class – first time ever, thought I was going to vomit!

So, weight loss today! Woo hoo! half a kilo, not bad.  So after a week and a day, I’ve nearly lost 3.5kg! I really can’t wait to get below that 80kg mark.

Whenever I get over that 80kg threshold, I don’t know why…I just seem to not be able to get under it and then I just gain and gain and gain…so I’m only half a kilo off, so I’m hoping I can smash it today.

I keep saying that I haven’t been hungry but I don’t talk about what I eat, and honestly, I’m amazed that I register weightloss with the amount of food I eat! I think next week, for a whole week, I’m going to document everything I eat, so that you can see the portion size too.

Here’s what I’ve been eating yesterday and today:

Monday:

Oatbran, Chicken pieces (thighs), yoghurt, more chicken pieces, hot chocolate, Egg salad, lots of water, lots of teas, a coffee, a coke zero, and a square of chocolate

Today:

Oatbran, a bunch of asparagus tips, Broccoli soup, Cauliflower Cottage Pie with cheese, coke zero, 1 Rolo, a prawn cocktail, 2 fillets of salmon (with sweet soy), another bunch of asparagus, tea, coffee and a huge mug of hot chocolate (options)

7 Days Later on the Dukan Diet – Stats

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 23, 2011 by Dobsessed

Starting weight: 83.8kg (184.4lbs)

Today’s weight: 80.9g (178 lbs)

Total weight loss: 2.9kg

Measurements  Starting Measurements in Orange in inches

Bust: 38.0 ~ 39.0 – 1 inch gain – I don’t understand how that happens??

Waist: 32.5 ~ 31.5 – 1 inch loss

Fullest part of bottom: 45.5 ~ 45.0 – half an inch loss

Bicep: 14.0 ~ 14.0 – no change

Upper Thigh: 28.5 ~ 28.0 0 half an inch loss

Not a bad result after one week hey? I don’t know how this week will go.  I’ve got 4 day weekend coming up in Paris.  I beg you to tell me how I am supposed to resist cheese, baguette, croissants (my favourite are almond croissants), macarons, chocolates…?

Weekend mini update 200811

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on August 20, 2011 by Dobsessed

Starting weight: 83.8kg (184.4lbs)

Today’s weight: 80.8g (177.8 lbs)

Today’s weight gain: 0.1kg

Total weight loss: 3kg


Relax….it’s a beautiful day…♥

Dukan Diet Diary: Day 5 – Attack Phase

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on August 20, 2011 by Dobsessed

Starting weight: 83.8kg (184.4lbs)

Today’s weight: 80.7g (177.5 lbs)

Today’s weight loss 0.9kg

Total weight loss: 3.1kg

Exercise: 25 minute cardio at the gym – I’m working on working out longer!

Today’s Food:

2 soft boiled eggs with furikake, 5 cups of tea, 1 cup of coffee, chicken brenton, coconut muller light, coke zero, turkey meatballs with mozerella cheese and a fried egg, Options hot chocolate

Thoughts:

I actually brought the turkey meatballs as my afternoon snack but I was so full from lunch that I didn’t feel like it. The carb cravings are starting to subside, my headaches are still hanging around though. I do feel like I have way more energy and I’m not in a carb induced slump on the tube home after work…it’s all going quite well.

Can you believe I’ve lost 3.1kg in 5 days??? Really, it’s 4 full days…but I just think the results are amazing.  Even if it IS water weight – water weight still makes you look fat and bloated!

Tomorrow I start eating vegetables…so I guess it’ll be the end of such awesome results…