Friday, July 1, 2016

Week 4 Last FULL WEEK of VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet

If you been following along, you know that I slipped big time last Sunday and paid dearly on the scale with a gain. This weekend proves even more difficult with the holiday and my birthday. 

(humming Gloria Gaynor... "I WILL SURVIVE!")  I weighed today and had a loss!  Then I come back to the office and my supervisor had went and purchased Fluellen's for my Birthday!-- JEEZ... hardest thing ever was to skip the Banana Pudding Cupcake... but I dodged the bullet.

Progress this far:

Week 1 312 lbs
Week 2 300 lbs
Week 3 302 lbs  (cheated; but could have hit resistance from the big initial drop)
Week 4 300 lbs

Not as much off this week as I would have liked.  Plus side?  I am really in love with my scrambled eggs and FRESH Salsa for breakfast.  I have a food processor that cubes tomatoes without crushing them.  AMAZZZZZING.  I will do a review once I am back from vacation!

I need to be honest, the cheating really messed me over.  I had trouble every day until Thursday and that was the D-Day... if I could not follow the plan I would need to quit this round and set the weight I had lost.  Late night carb cravings were the worst and I was losing the battle.  Strange things occurred like a serving of cookies instead of a serving of protein.  One might think well, the calorie count was not alot higher, or I still stayed below my goal for the day, right?  WRONG!  The reason for this is HCG is very UNFORGIVING.  If you are not on protocol the scale will snitch and tell it all. Your success is tied directly into how well you can follow the plan.  Even more specific, the 1st 10 days are the most important. 

This week I decided to try out the Pure Garcinia Cambogia Liquid Extract. 
I had tried tablet form before and did not notice a difference in my appetite.  I decided to try the Liquid because I have a better absorption most of the time.  

Dr. Zach does recommend supplementing it along with the HCG 2.0 protocol.  He sells a brand on his site.  The effects that are expected are:
  • Increased energy*
  • Decreases in sugar cravings*
  • Decreases in appetite*
  • Preventing carbohydrate and protein conversion to fat*
  • Inhibiting loss of lean muscle mass*
  • Overcoming insulin resistance*
  • Aiding in maintaining good cholesterol levels*
Dr. Zach does say since the VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) portion is restrictive of carbs that this would better be suited for the maintenance phase.  But remember my cheat days?  Those triggered cravings and hunger so I decided to try it.

I was very pleased with the appetite control I experienced.  Just so you know, this is a product that I paid for myself, and received no compensation for my thoughts.  At .23 cents per serving, I am very happy in the investment.  You can read my full review here. 

~~ Happy Tuesday...
“Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” ~Dorothy Bernard

1 comment:

  1. I got clear idea about very low caloric diet.Now I can also follow these diets in order to reduce extra ponds of my body,after all who doesn't want to look pretty.