How I lost 10 kg with HCG Drops
I am so proud of myself. Once again, I proved that strong willpower is not my problem, but actually my ally.
For the last month, I was on a quite drastic diet of 800 cal per day + HCG drops. However, the month-long effort paid off, because I lost 10 kg and finally got back to my middle school weight. My hips, stomach, and thighs have dropped significantly and my whole silhouette has slimmed down noticeably.
I was talked into the diet by my mom and her friends who tested it themselves. Before making a final decision, I read the information on the fashion on a health website and the HCG Diet System website. After developing a basic plan, I started my diet on February 8.
I won’t say it was an easy time, especially at birthday parties where I could neither nibble on cake nor drink wine.
The HCG Diet
The HCG drops diet is based on taking HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) three times a day. It aids weight loss, burns about 2,000 kcal of our accumulated fat, helps conserve energy, and suppresses the feeling of hunger.
The diet is divided into four phases. In phase 1 we overeat to the limit for two days while taking HCG, the next phase is the actual diet + HCG drops for 30 consecutive days. Phase 2 is based on two meals containing 100g of protein (different types of protein for lunch and dinner) and according to the original protocol one vegetable.
I varied my diet a bit by mixing different kinds of vegetables. You can also eat fruit twice a day: in my case, it was usually apples and oranges. I didn’t eat grissini sticks, but you can also have two of them every day. All our meals must not exceed 800 kcal. Fat is strictly forbidden even in cosmetics, but black coffee, tea, and spices are recommended.
You can sweeten it with stevia and use one tablespoon of milk. It is important to continue the 800 kcal diet for another 3 days after you finish taking HCG. And one more important message women should not take HCG during menstruation, so it is best to start it right after your period is over.
Now I’m in phase 3 and over the next 230 days I should gradually introduce fats and other ingredients, but still, avoid sugars and starches.
However, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t experiment a bit. So I’m back to my vegetarian diet (finally!) and hope to make it more plant-based over time. I also want to pay more attention to what I eat and not spike myself with chemicals.
Is the HCG drops diet worth trying?
Definitely! I can honestly say that it’s been a long time since I’ve felt so good and had so much energy to do things. Since the 8th of March I started regular yoga and meditation classes and today I’m introducing additional exercises. I’m planning to lose another 4 kg and sculpt my figure.
Also, my approach to food has seriously changed. I choose quality over quantity, as well as the way it’s served and slowly savoring each bite. It means eating more consciously. Now I can get a little bit of food even with an apple, and on top of that everything has taken on a whole new flavor!
Eating fat-free and heavily trimmed doesn’t have to be unpalatable at all! I have to say that I experimented a bit, especially with the spices. But because I don’t like meat, my protein was only shrimp, fish, and chicken alternately. Towards the end of the diet, I also introduced eggs, rather without any negative effects.
I hope this post will be useful for many people who would like to try this diet but are struggling with excess weight or unnecessary fat. In my opinion, it’s really worth trying it for a month to enjoy a better mood, a slimmer figure, and fast weight loss.
Besides, from what I’ve read, HCG also regulates the work of our brain (hypothalamus), which controls appetite and the feeling of hunger, thus really changing eating habits. A breakthrough like this is a good start to more mindful eating and a healthier lifestyle.
What do you think about diets? Does the HCG diet suit you or is it too drastic?
I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a fan of the word diet and I’ve always believed that you should actually change your eating habits, not starve yourself for a short period of time.
This is my first time on a specialized diet plan and from what I’ve heard it’s hard to yo-yo (unless you try hard). I am happy with the results and I do not regret my decision.
These few weeks allowed me to appreciate taste, pay attention to the quality of food, and also convince myself that I don’t like meat after all.
I also found that the excellent HCG diet recipes supplied with the HCG drops course are brilliant! I never once was stuck, trying to plan my meals.