Iíve been torn between the Simeonís diet plan and the diet plan the clinic I signed up with has prescribed. Because my friend is a doctor who has struggled with his weight all his life, but has lost 80 lbs with the HCG Simeonís protocol, I decided to follow Simeonís protocol or diet. However, by day 10, I started to get pretty weak and run down. The clinic I purchased the HCG from told me itís because 500 calories was way too low and Iím losing muscle and so they convinced me to follow their program, which was 900-1200 calories a day and included protein shakes and egg whites in the morning. On Simeonís approach, I lost 8lbs in the 10 days. Since Iíve switched to the clinicís diet program, Iíve plateaued and now Iím up Ĺ a pound. Iím really torn and not sure what to do. I donít really have a lot of faith in the nurse that Iíve been talking to from the clinic. Sheís obviously overworked and doesnít have a lot of patience for my questions. So Iím thinking of going back to the 500 calorie diet, after 4 days of 900-1200 calories. Has anyone else done this? And will this screw up my metabolism by doing this? I feel really lost and still have 25lbs to lose. I was really excited to see my weight going down each day. Now Iím bummed with this new dilemma.
It's been really quite frustrating to have such vague diets to follow. I don't do well with instructions like a cup of vegetables or mixed vegetables, but no criteria for off limits vegetables is given. Also, fruit, is it only an apple, orange, or possibly a handful of strawberries? What about raspberries instead of strawberries, or maybe blackberries? I just need a more descriptive diet plan. With either of these, there's too much room for me to make a mistake because something wasn't clear and that's frustrating.
Any advice from anyone would be greatly appreciated. Lastly, since Iíve started the clinics diet, I hate to admit this but I've become constipated. Iíve taken the magnesium tablets and flax seed daily that the nurse recommended but nothing yet after 4 days. What next? I just don't know what to do tomorrow. I'm seriously considering going back to the 500 calorie approach that made me tired, and hopefully I'll start losing again.