Friday, October 9, 2009

Oh Me Oh My...HCG Update

When I tried and successfully completed the HCG Diet back in June, I just assumed that most people would do the diet through a physician. Boy, was I wrong. I don't advocate just ordering the product on line and using it. I received a TON of information from my doctor with links to other websites containing lots of information about the diet. There are so many RULES, that one must take about a week reading EVERYTHING, before even attempting the diet. Honestly, READ EVERYTHING!

That's why I suggested the Sugar Busters Diet book before doing the HCG Diet. I'm not trying to convince anyone not to do the HCG Diet, but it is extremely restrictive AND if done improperly there's a high chance of gaining weight. The most important thing to remember on the HCG Diet is to avoid hidden sugars. The Sugar Busters Diet book does a really good job of informing you on how to spot and avoid those hidden sugars.

Right now I'm working with a young mother, age 20, who gained quite a bit of weight during her pregnancy. Her starting weight is 204, and she was quite shocked when stepping on the scale claiming prior to that that she only weighed 180 pounds. That's okay I told her, because with some determination and self awareness she'll be down to 180 in no time at all, but not over night.

We talked a bit about her eating habits. She's got a big obstacle and that would be her significant other. He's skinny as a rail, eats all things fried and greasy and encourages her to do the same. His issue is something quite different, his deals with insecurity, but that's for a different post. She expressed a bit of concern of being able to eat healthy and admitted to me that she'd fallen off the wagon. I gave her encouragement and expressed that she'd been doing great and to not let this be an obstacle, but a starting point. It's also important to remember, that when you mess up a little bit, accept it and move on. Don't go to thinking, "Well, I've already had an order of fries, so I should just do it up real good and have a milk shake, a bag of potato chips, 16 Oreo cookies..." STOP

I started my darlin' mommy on 20 minutes of cardio, then she does a few exercises with the dumb bells. Alternating supinating curls, flys, curls and an over the head weighted press...4 sets of 12. She does this work out 3 times a week. We also talked about eliminating certain foods and soft drinks. Just doing a little at a time. This is the end of week three for my little mommy and she has lost 7 pounds. Isn't that amazing?! Yes, yes it is.

As promised another recipe from the HCG Cook Book:

Chicken Curry
100 grams cubed chicken

1/4 cup chicken broth or water
1/4 tsp curry powder or to taste
pinch of turmeric
dash of garlic powder, and onion powder
1 tbs minced onion
salt and pepper to taste
stevia to taste
cayenne to taste
Dissolve spices in chicken broth in a small saucepan. Add chopped onion, garlic and chicken. Add stevia to taste for a more sweet curry. Saute chicken in liquid until fully cooked and liquid is reduced to half. Additional water may be added to achieve desired consistency. Makes 1 protein.


Jovan Gonzales said...

Are you an undercover diet expert!? Hahahaha. Because I love food, this made me happy because there's a recipe! Curry chicken is one of my favorite things of all time, but I make mine slightly differently. I add a little stick of cinnamon while its boiling and take it out when its done. I also add a little cornstarch/water to thicken it. If you're not worried about fat, add some HEAVY CREAM!!! Mmmmm. Just so you know, because of you I was FORCED to make curry chicken bc my roommate saw the picture while I was reading, lol! Thanks! :P

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Too funny. Yes, normally I'd make my Curry a bit different as well, but the HCG Diet that is now all the rage, calls for absolutely no refined sugar, but I'm thinking that the cinnamon would be quite nice and not harmful a bit! Thanks Jovan!!!

You should always comply with the demands of a room mate, especially if said roommate is a female. ;)

Jovan Gonzales said...

HCG Diet, eh? Not that I'll ever try it, but I'll be sprinkling that into conversations liberally, like I'm in the know, haha! No refined you can use honey, sugar cane and stevia plants!? I'd say that's still pretty liberal.

And yes, my current roommate is a female. Trust me when I say, I KNOW NEVER to upset the roomie. If I do, I'm in for a worst death looks and silent treatment! Thankfully we're awesome friends so it only lasts till one of us has to tell the other something important!

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

You my friend, are an intelligent man!