VLCD - end.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Holy busy week/weekend. I am on day 23 (25 if you count load days) and have lost 16lbs, 4 inches off my waist and reduced my waist to hip ratio by 8%. My body is exhausted. Not sure if it is just stress or what but I have decided to stop taking the hcg (although it will still be a few days before it is out of my system) and move onto P3 (No sugar, No starch, normal calorie intake) for the next three weeks. After that I will go into maintenance. I might do another round at some point but I want to see how stabilizing goes first. I am eager to start exercising again too so we will see what happens...

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    Good luck with P3!! Let me know if you need any help with anything.. P3 is a breeze! After doing P2 you think you are eating way to much, be sure not to eat to little or you will start to gain..
    1809 days ago
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    It is definitely not intended for long term use and I highly doubt most people would be willing to put in the effort to follow the protocol but it works and I feel great!

    With No sugar/No starch I still have lots of great things to eat that will be mostly protein, low GI fruit and veggies. Things I am most looking forward to.... avocado, cheese, bacon, coconut oil, creamer, eggs, melons, salads (was only allowed one type of veggie per meal on P2). I am pretty sure the next three weeks will be a breeze and then I will start adding health carbs back into my diet (hummus, sweet potatoes and I will never forget about tortilla chips!!!)

    P3 is all about keeping your weight steady and letting your body rest. emoticon
    1809 days ago
    I am glad you are done with this. I can't believe it can be healthy (or even work on a long-term basis); if it did, EVERYONE would be on it! I can totally believe that your body is exhausted.

    I'm a lot older than you so I lose weight much more slowly, but it would take me about 3 months to lose 16 pounds by reducing calories and exercising. So for that alone, if you can keep the weight off, it might have been worth it! What will you be eating if no sugar/starch? Protein and veggies?

    I guess I'm just at the age where I've been on a zillion diets and I just am not willing to do anything that I can't keep up forever. Some women I know are on a program where they do cleanses and protein shakes and take a bunch of other supplements, but I enjoy eating FOOD and don't want to pay $300/month for nonfood!

    Good luck in Phase 3!
    1809 days ago
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