Sunday, October 25, 2009

out of hcg!

Well, I didn't make it to 10 lbs this short round. My hcg ran out yesterday so I am on my 3 days of vlcd. I'm looking into trying homeopathic hcg to see if there's a difference for me. Until I decide, I will hang out and try to get to my LIW this round. I'm in the 'ovulation-gain' period right now and not getting enough sleep, so my body is retaining water... bleck......

2 comments:

Jim Purdy said...

Just curious ... If you're going to be on a very low calorie diet anyway, it seems like you would lose weight rapidly, even without HCG. What does the HCG add to the VLCD?

Trudi said...

Jim, you have to read Pounds & Inches to understand fully. hCG helps keep your body from metabolizing muscle and structural fat, which is what happens during low calorie diets. Low calorie diets cause our bodies to go into starvation reflex mode (where everything is stored as fat and not burned properly) and it can be very difficult to get out of this vicious cycle.

Besides, I have starved myself fat so not eating causes me to GAIN weight, not lose. Part of the paradigm of the starvation reflex.