It's now been 2 weeks since I started dieting with HcG and I'm happy to say I have lost 15 pounds. It's pretty incredible, I can hardly believe it myself. I don't think my head has kept up with my shrinking body because it's going so fast. It's not easy and I think at some point I'm going to have to be really creative to think of different ways to eat with pretty limited choices. For the record, that's 100 grams of chicken breast, steak (once a week), eggs or fish; an apple, half a grapefruit, strawberries (which are now out of season) or orange; and 150 grams of cabbage, romaine, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes or cauliflower. That's one of two meals a day - the meals are exactly the same makeup. Results, however, are incredibly motivating.
While I'm in automatic pilot eating what I have to, I've been starting to notice when I want to overeat. Sometimes I'm bored or thirsty and sometimes it's when I've waited too long to eat and am famished. I also have sweet temptations all the time. The worst is that I tend to eat while I cook. I'm focusing my energy on becoming conscious of those times and trying to come up with coping mechanisms to deal with them. I'm also starting to formulate a plan for when I will be done and how I want to hit the ground running with a strategy for long term maintenance. I already know one habit that is a keeper - I'm tracking everything I eat to review the calories and nutritional value of what I'm eating.
Overall I'm very pleased with the results and it hasn't been too painful yet. I'm still not sure what effect blogging about this is going to be, and God forbid this doesn't work - yikes! In the meantime, hopefully soon I can update with a change in clothes size :)