October 19th, 2011, 09:21 AM #1
Cheated majorly on phase 2...need some advice please!
Im on the HCG drops, and 7 days in on phase 2. I cheated miserably last night and binged like there was no tomorrow. I've been feeling VERY hungry
everyday, and pretty much lost control last night.
This morning, the scale confirmed I gained 5 lbs. SO UPSET
Being that Im on the HCG drops, would you recommend a steak day, apple day....?
Any help/advice would be very much appreciated!
Thanks so much!!
October 19th, 2011, 09:49 AM #2
From what I've read - steak/apple days are mainly for a long stall (I think) I have also cheated but I am on injections and yes the scale goes up the next day but within a day or 2 it's gone and usually with more! So just get right back to P2 eating and it will correct itself hopefully
Don't beat yourself up - for me this is not a race but a marathon and I know there will be bumps in the road - I accept them and just continue on otherwise there is no way I would be able to do P2
Also you should not be so hungry = maybe ask the experts you may need to adjust your dose. I have binged before but it was more of a mental hunger than actual physical hunger
October 19th, 2011, 09:52 AM #3
Hi Penny.... I would just continue, but if you're feeling hungry, try increasing OR decreasing your drops. I'm on pellets and found when I reduced from 4 to 3 it took care of my hunger. We're all different. Take a deep breath, and go for it girl!
Carpe Diem !
October 19th, 2011, 10:02 AM #4
Thank you so much for the advice!! Really appreciate it! ((((()))))
October 19th, 2011, 12:56 PM #5
I don't know why but, I am on day 24 and I have had little cheats the entire time and I have lost a total of 19.6 pounds. I was thinking that maybe because I am a diabetic that some of the sugars are ommited through my urine. I'm not quite sure. But, I want to beat myself up because I could have lost more had I stuck to protocol. Another thing that I find weird is that when I eat strictly by protocol I lose NO pounds. Penny I do drink all of my water that helps with hungry and flushing out any impurities. I started out weighing 233.8. Hang in there and I agree that you and I should adjust our drops
October 19th, 2011, 02:16 PM #6
19.6lbs is AWESOME!! really! I have been cheating almost every weekend and no I don't advise it but for me it keeps me sane and i'm still losing weight sure I could be farther along but I also am able to be strict during the week and I'm still losing weight so for me it's working!
Originally Posted by LadyT
I'm sure when I do another round I won't be able to do this as I'll be closer to my goal
October 19th, 2011, 05:49 PM #7
Originally Posted by clairebear
Miss Clairebear....Im so curious! when you say you cheat almost every weekend, are you eating HCG protocol foods and eating a little extra here and there? Or do you
just go to town and have huge amounts of food/sweets (like I did last night)?
October 19th, 2011, 05:51 PM #8
19.6 in 24 days is amazing!! awesome job Lady T! thats especially awesome for having little cheats! Sometimes, or really all the time, I wish we could fast forward to
our goal weight and just work on maintaining it from there. We'll be there soon
October 20th, 2011, 07:08 AM #9
Well it's usually because on weekends we bbq or go out so it mainly involves beer - last weekend I had a grilled hamburger with a bun, some chips and cheezy noodles and some of those darn fish crackers (My weakness) was up 3lbs on Monday but by wed AM I was down 5lbs
I went out last night for a bday dinner and of course had drinks and nachos and a slice of pizza - only up 1lb this AM which probably sounds bad but for me that is unheard of - normally before hcg I would've been up at least 4 or 5lbs with that much food/drinks!!
I'm not a sweet eater it is normally salty chips and stuff that gets me so I know this process will be slow for me which is ok but I also know that hcg is doing something to re-set my metabolism because I would never be able to do that before without a huge gain that lasted forever
Last edited by clairebear; October 20th, 2011 at 08:09 AM.
October 20th, 2011, 12:25 PM #10
I do cheat and it is with things like fries, miniture candy bar, tasting my family dinner, or substituting 2 corn tortilla shells for melba toast I definately don't suggest anyone else do this. I think that diabetes meds are whats helping me to continue to lose