The great thing about doing the homeopathic HCG is showing myself that I did indeed have the willpower to completely give up all of the diary foods I love, and even coffee. To show myself that I could do this very strict diet and not buckle. I had to know I could do it before stepping foot in the weight loss clinic.
Because? It’s expensive. For the 23 day injection program it’s roughly $500. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have $500 to just throw away so I needed to know I could survive this diet. Especially because I’m doing the full 40 days. It’s no joke.
So I go to the clinic. They weigh me and give me an overview of the diet and I then chat with a doctor. That part is pretty easy. Next I get my first shot, because I must start the loading phase over and must do this while taking HGC. I was a little worried. Not at getting the shot, but more nervous about giving one to myself. Yes, they give you x-number of HCG filled syringes to take home with you. Which of course makes sense; would you really want to drive to a clinic every single day just for a shot? Not me. Luckily, sticking a needle in my own body was a lot easier than I thought it would be. The nurses showed me the where, and coached me through the how, and from there on out I’ve been doing it all on my own. I go in once a week to get more syringes and to check in on my progress.
A quick note about the loading phase: COMPLETELY GORGE YOURSELF ON AS MUCH FATTY FOODS AS YOU CAN!!!! The clinic gave me a menu for the loading phase and I couldn’t believe all the things they had on it. I definitely didn’t eat that much the first time I went through the loading phase, which might have been some of my troubles as well. This time I went all out. It was hard to cram that much food into me, but I managed to eat over 3000 calories worth of junky, fatty foods. Also? You might think you’re body is going to go into some sort of shock after this phase is over when you all of a sudden drop down to eating 500 calories. It doesn’t. In fact, it was a relief to eat the smaller portions, and I was surprised at how full I was getting after every meal.
I started doing the injections on April 3rd. Since then I have lost 14lbs, and when including what I have lost while doing the homeopathic version that puts me at a 24lbs loss total.
At this point, I’d love to answer any questions you might have for me about this diet and my experience with it so far.