In any case, there could be potential in any supplement. Other than that it is difficult to tell without knowing your actual daily diet and also where you got your drops. It drops back off pretty quickly. I will look for an alternative diet pill solution to my Adipex problem. Wow what an exciting thing to move to the other side of the world. Idealboost is an easy-to-use on-the-go drink packet from Idealshape, the company that brought us the best-selling meal replacement shakes. I have been thinking about doing this diet for quite sometime but I have been scared to try.
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I am just on day 1 of the HCG diet. I am doing it under the supervision of a doctor, and taking drops. I am in Ireland. The only thing is I got such a shock when I saw my weight yesterday that I dont feel like eating today and I am meant to be fat loading.
But I have taken loads of inspirations from your posts. Well done to you all. I hope I am as successful. Just focus on your end goal! Thanks for a great post Lyn. I came across your site today and I am glad I did. I have been thinking about doing this diet for quite sometime but I have been scared to try. I am a heavier woman and 80 lbs loss is my goal. I guess my question to you is, how long can you do this diet for? Would I do it for a month then stop, then start again?
Phase 1 goes for two days, then phase 2 the weight loss phase must be for a minimum of 13 days and a maximum of 45 days.
After 45 days must stop and wait 6 weeks before starting again. These should give you more information. Also, if you have struggled with weight loss for a while and are a bit scared about HCG you might like to read my posts about Jon Gabriel. His is a more gentle approach that focuses on nutrition and the reasons our bodies want to be the weight they are.
I know a lot about him and include many of his principles in my daily life for health and weight maintenance. Sorry for the delay, I was sure that I had answered your comment but it appears not. Some HCG protocols vary slightly but are similar enough for me to give you a good idea based on the one that I did.
You will have two days of Phase 1 then a minimum of 13 days and a maximum of 45 days on Phase 2 the weight loss phase. This is followed by a three day transition phase into Phase 4 where you gradually reintroduce foods, monitoring which ones may cause problems for you. You then must wait 6 weeks before starting another round. Everyone is different but I would say that to lose 80lbs you would need to do two to three rounds. I hope this helps. Firstly, you are pretty lucky to have lost 10 kilos in 3 weeks.
Here I was naively thinking this happened to the majority of people who did the Protocol, but no. The average weight loss seems to be about g a day, which is only But, a loss is a loss. Overall I lost 7. Just be warned, there can be a lot of obstacles, you must be strong. Many people would see it as an amazing success! You are only a few kilos from your goal so celebrate your success and move forward with the same determination it took you to complete the 45 days.
Were you in a support group or doing it by yourself? In the support group I was in a few people had problems with tomatoes causing a stall. My sister did it after me and lost 16 kg in 45 days so we should consider ourselves lucky. I am sorry to hear about your Dad, I hope he will be OK, it is awful as parents age and have health issues.
A major stress can definitely disrupt a weight loss plan, it is something I am working on myself at the moment. He lost an amazing amount of weight and now teaches others how he did it.
I have written a couple of posts about him. I live in Noosa and will be driving to Changing Habits this morning to pick up my drops. I am so excited, I hardly slept last night. I will not break the strict diet and will lose weight each day. I just know it!!! I will find it hard to not have Kefir each day, otherwise it sounds amazing. I have not done it, what I can say for sure is. Attitude and positive frame of mind are a powerful force.
So keep watching as I post my progress. My goal is 15kg in my first round. I will do phase 2 for 43 days. After the first round of the protocol, I will take the recommended break of I think 3 weeks and go again.
I expect to do this 5 or 6 times in total. So beware to the staff that will have me waiting at the front door at 9am this morning, I have many questions and feel very excited. I hope to inspire men and women with a lot of weight to lose and bring encouragement.
I devised them when I was doing it. When I did it there were about members but I just checked in the other day and there are around Anna, the coach is fantastic too. Make sure you ask about the slim noodles. You can get them at the grocery store in the healthy food section. All the best and keep us posted on your progress. Ohh thanks, I found the girls at the counter very helpful with my questions and raced off to the car to take my drops.
Day 1 done and feeling empowered. Is there a link you could send me for Cindys support group please. The drops seem to make me very thirsty, makes it so easy to drink a lot of water. I am so happy! Here you are Krissy, where it says comment wall, write your questions in there anything you like or checkout the blogs up the top.
Here is a link to the page where you can get it. If you got the drops I think you will find that the forum is included so get in contact with them to find out how to log in. Hey Krissy, what an awesome attitude you have. It will help you a long way. And read read read, there is so much information in the blogs and just on the wall. Reading up on it might save her repeating herself and others as you often see the same questions asked over and over from new people.
Not that anyone minds replying, they love it! Ada and Sharon on there are mad for it! Terrific support anyway, let me tell you, many people have fallen off the wagon but it pays to get straight back on as they all do.
Good luck to you! That link takes me o an invitation only login. Any ideas on how I get invited. Thanks again, you are very kind. Have a wonderful evening. Oh umm, well I have to think back.
I bought the drops on line and received emails from changing habits which I guess had a link in there with the invitation. You must be able to join if you have the drops. You might have to call them tomorrow. I just started my first of 21 days of vlcd!
I gained 5 lbs on the loading time; and now will have about 12 lbs to lose. I always lose weight really slowly.. Anyways, thanks for the inspiration! Today is day 2 of phase 2. Only 2 loading days and 1 day on calories as it is now 6am.
Overall how do I feel so far. I think this gently pushes me along to show them, this protocol is different.
My current weight today is So its never to late. I feel your excitement like its me doing the Protocol. They will be so excited for you as I am.
What I loved about it was getting up every morning to jump on the scales. And when your clothes start to fit better, well… you just have to feel that sensation and do your happy dance. Good on you Krissy! Karen is right, what is important is that you know what is right for you. Two of my favorite sayings are:. Starting tomorrow with about 15kgs to lose total. Excited and nervous because I know the hard work that lies ahead but also the many rewards.
Any idea if ill get this weight off on a 43 day program? Eat very little but always just a little overweight. Recently put on 10kgs following back surgery. Need to lose it ASAP to protect my back from re-herniating and of course to feel healthy again.
I hope that the contributions from other readers is of benefit to you and that you will also post your successes and challenges for the benefit of others that come after you. I lost 10kg in 27 days and my sister lost 15 kg in 45 days so it is do able but you will need to stick to the protocol diligently.
It was incredible for me. Hi and thankyou for your reply. Did the 10kg and 15kgs you and your sister lost get you to your goal weights? If not, how close were you?
Also, I started today on the drops and loading and felt nauseous right from the 1st dose and all throughout the day. Did you or anyone else have this problem? Meaning day 1 of phase 2. I have stuck to it to the exact everything. I must admit I have been surrounded by many temptations in social situations. You really need to be disciplined.
I feel wonderful and am sleeping better than ever. You are right, you must be strong. Your aim is to repair it so it can work better for you as it already has started to. I was a bit worried that it would be like that the whole way through! I felt much less nausea today day 2 of loading than yesterday so ok guessing my body is just adjusting to the drops. How much are you aiming to lose in total?
Both mys sister and I reached our goals. She had more to lose than me so after six weeks she went back and did a second short round. In all I think she lost about 24 kg and she has kept it off. Good on you Krissy, well done!
I choose to lose about 50kg. I would like to do this in 3 full protocols with the breaks in between. If it takes 4 I will be happy. I believe sugar is the biggest enemy. I have never had a sweet tooth. Except about 8pm when the kids are asleep or during the first 3 days of my period.
I have now landed on earth and been 5 days without sugar. I found it veryhard to stick to eth protocol with a busy job and two small kids but I did my best, cheated a bit so could have lost more — hoping to really pull myself up now for teh next round and do better. WOuld love to hear how you did on all the subsequent rounds. We have received the worse news about my Dad. So the next month or more will just get worse and worse unfortunately. So I am thinking I will have another go later down the track when things have settled down with Dad and I can re-start my living.
It should only be a few kilos. So sorry to hear about your Dad Karen. We went through a similar experience with my Mum a few years ago and it is very hard. Try to keep your spirits up for both you and him. I agree, postponing HCG for a while is a good idea considering your circumstances. He delves very deeply into the emotional side of weight loss, stress, anxiety and how to deal with situations you have no control over.
If you scroll to the bottom there is a link where you can download his first chapter free to see if it is something you think might help. I love your choice of words.
The owner of my local Pilates studio often discusses this. I think the nausea might come from the green powder — about 13 years ago I became violently ill from spirulina — I vomited for hours but I think I took very large doses… and it had happened once before that. Love lemon juice with lots of ice blend it and a little stevia — very naughty and quenching. Sorry for the late reply. We are moving overseas in four weeks and life is chaotic to the point of insanity.
You sound very focused and determined. Keep us posted on your progress. So far I have finished week one 4. I love this whole experience. Very very happy with that I only gained 0. That leaves me with I had several nights of poor sleep and I normally sleep like a baby but that has now passed, was extremely hungry but that is starting to abate and a migraine on days 4, 5 and 6!!
Sometimes thinking about how long I have to go is overwhelming too so I try to focus on the positives being health and weight loss. It is great that you own and acknowledge the challenges, so encouraging for those that come after you. It is not for the faint hearted but the results are so rewarding. You mentioned headaches, are you drinking enough water? It is also great that you are focusing on health. In the past I only focused on weight loss but things really changed for me once I shifted my thinking to health.
Tomorrow will mark 3 weeks and I will be no where near the 7kg average for the 3 week mark.. If I had been close that would have been enough to keep me content. I even had to do a plateau breaking apple day on day 18 because my weight had stalled at the beginning of week 3.
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I soon realized why when I stuck my nose in it. It stunk I mean stunk like tar. Please do not put your dog through the torture that I put mine through. I came on here for dog food reviews, not to read a bunch of whiney comments from veternarians trying to justify recommending the same garbage for every single dog in the world.
Thanks for the reviews everyone. I guess vets who push this crap think every dog is the same. My 11 week old Shi Poo, seems to become possessed approx 30 min after eating. Mean and bitey, growling. And seems to have a potty accident as well. He has no control and forget commands. When we first got him the pet store recommended Science Diet. Does this sound like an allergy? Has anyone else ever had this experience after a feeding? No idea about allergies, as the symptoms for those tend to show up in a lot of funky ways depending on the dog.
Do not buy this food unless it is the grain free formula, and even then I would consider another brand. If your dog has allergies, go to another brand that specifically formulated for allergens.
I started my dog on Wellness and a vet pushed me to switch to Science Diet. They do not learn about nutrition in school, or what they learn is very little. I was 18 and it was my first dog, of course I trusted the vet.
Corn is often the first or second ingredient. This food is equivalent to Beneful. My dog gained 10 lbs on this food and it took months for me to get the pounds off her.
Do you have the actual nutrition profile? Do you know the calorie content? You probably treat your dog, fail to read the feeding guidelines and have someone in your house providing extra food. Give me a break.
We have a new poptop can to replace the old. The old was 13 oz. The new is Why should I keep buying this stuff iat the same price if the nutrition is cut and the price stays the same? Even though she had done very well on Wysong Nurture I decided to follow my Vets suggestion. One week later she developed hot spots — and after three weeks on meds.
She has been off it for 1 week now and cannot come to a definite conclusion but signs indicate the dog food is the culprit here. I am not comfortable with the ingredient list of the Hillis food so I am going back to Wysong. I will discuss this with my Vet but I do not have any intention of returning to Hillis. Moral — if she is doing very well why change? My bad decision her suffering. Per her advise we did so.
With-in days Shadow woke up one morning not his usual happy jumpy kissie self. Then we noticed that he was not wanting to eat any of is food and had no interest in treats. Let me tell you that boy loves his treats!!
So we took him to the vet and he had a fever and a urinary tract infection. We were given antibiotics and some special food. Once we ran out of the special medicated food we once again gave him the Science Diet, just to see how it went, because we just werent sure if that was the cause of everything. Well this time it only took 2 days and he was already showing signs of larghy and lack of intersest in food and treats.
We have decided to taked Science Diet Back and have exchanged it for a more natural food. There have been lots of complaints of allergy type complaints that we have read on line. I wld not recommend this food to anyone and it really disguste me that the vets get paid really good money to endorse this product that is out there making our dogs very ill and in some cases even killing them.
I seriously doubt that persons dogs were killed by this food. I actually would look to more outside issues before food being blamed as a killer. Science Diet has been around since , so someone needs a history lesson. Most people will trust anything piece of marketing put in front of their face without looking into the real truth.
It seems to agree with him except he has skin allergies and I think the corn in the food may aggravate his condition. Also the last bag of food we bought had a very strong odor that none of the bag of food had before.
The smell was not like kerosene but strong and similar. Could you comment on my concerns. Then switch to Ideal Balance natural food. However, most allergies are environmental.
Most of what you hear from these new designer companies is not true and is all marketing. They chose it over all the rest, from cheapest to most expensive.. Because they are so picky, I had to try them all..
I am very pleased with the results.. It has improved their coats to a gorgeous shine, and smooth skin with no dander.. A big improvement over their previous puppy food, with results within days.. It is a brand I truly trust.. I rescued a German Shepherd who had epilepsy, constant intestinal issues, bad gas, skin infections. He had been raised on Science Diet. I kept asking my vet — is engineered corn really what my dog is supposed to be eating? After 6 months of dealing with repeated antibiotics for diarrhea and horrible gas, I ignored my vet and slowly switched to Taste of the Wild.
Every dog is different — I think mine had corn allergies. He became more alert, no more diarrhea, less seizures, less skin infections. I also switched vets. Vets recommend this food because Science Diet sponsors these vets and pays for their schooling.