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    June 2024 Loaders - Seize the Day

    Welcome June Loaders, this thread's for you!

    Please join others starting an HCG journey in this thread. Use it for support, encouragement, planning, sharing questions or concerns or just for personal accountability. There is something affirming about discussions with people on the same path as you, and we also welcome input and wisdom shared from our veteran HCG users.

    I will be around to answer questions and give input based on the original protocol.

    Our title this month, "seize the day" is to remind us that we only have today, today will pass anyway, so let's use it to advance us toward our personal goals.

    All the best on your June round...you are warriors!
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    Bumping this thread up for tomorrow! It has been a crazy May. Hoping June is more stable!!

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    Scale is bumping up again. Going to keep to mostly fatty proteins and veggies today and hopefully avoid another steak day.
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    I'm up .2 today also. Got my grocery shopping done for the next two weeks. Taco salad later today to wrap up my transition days. Thankfully that's one meal I haven't gotten tired of! Still, I'm looking forward to changing things up with baked chicken enchilada casserole (sans tortillas) with green sauce and cauliflower rice, greek yogurt, sheet pan chicken fajitas, cauliflower crust pizza, almond flour/parmesan-crusted zucchini boats, and some other "treats" for the next two weeks. And lots of avocado!

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    First day of 2 week PI: Down 1.5! 188.5. My body has no rhyme or reason right now, but I'll take it! I ended up eating the chicken enchilada casserole last night. It was very good. Think I'm gonna see what else i can make with cauliflower rice!

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    PI D2: up .4. 188.9. Too many carbs yesterday too soon. I could tell by the way I felt last night that I was retaining fluid and would be up today. I'm also getting close to starting my period. I'm kinda looking forward to that bc it means I can start cycling the progesterone and take a break from it for 15 days. The step up to a higher dose has brought more nausea and sleep complications. I don't like it! I'm also frustrated bc it doesn't look like I'm going to get to start estrogen until my hot flashes become more intense/frequent, despite all the early conversations with the doc and all the talk about how all these other issues are related to drops in estrogen. Plus going to get a mammogram required for this very purpose. I don't know why I let myself believe this would be different.

    Anyway. Rant over. Time to get back to it.

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    Yes, you have to be mindful of carbs on an interruption. In the protocol manuscript, when Dr. Simeons talks about an interruption, he mentions using protein sources to get in at least 800 calories per day during the interruption. Over the years, the group wisdom has determined that you can just eat P3 during the interruption, but that is not how it started out. Something to think about.

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    If an interruption of treatment lasting more than four days is necessary, the patient must increase his diet to at least
    800 calories by adding meat, eggs, cheese, and milk to his diet after the third day
    Dealing with doctors can be so frustrating. One reason is that we now have the same access to research and current medical trends as they do and are often more well informed on our own issues. Its rare to find find one that will work with information you bring to them.

    Steak day for me today as I'm over the top of my window. I was going to do just the steak/apple combo for dinner, but started feeling a bit off this morning and hungry, so another hybrid correction for me with greek yogurt/blueberries as the extra meal. Usually coffee and cream is enough to keep me satisfied til about a 4pm dinner, but not today. I've learned to pay attention to body signals. Feeling fine after the yogurt. Going to have to work at getting the water in. I just don't want it, but know I need to do it for the steak day to be successful.
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    I had a cauliflower crust pizza last night, but with way too many peppers, onions, etc. Plus the onions were Vidalia onions, which I normally don't buy bc they are so much sweeter. I also should have pre-cooked them a little. I do think it's really a matter of my body holding extra water to break it all down. Everything else was in line with P3, which is what I'm trying to follow. I had an apple, collagen coffee, bacon, eggs, some unsweetened greek yogurt with jrobb vanilla protein powder, raspberries, and one serving of almonds, then my pizza-- homemade cauliflower crust and red sauce, red and green bell peppers, onions, uncured smoked ham and mozzarella cheese.

    I don't usually see gains or inflammation from nuts or cheese (I also measure my portions). But veggies can cause me to hold water, especially when I eat a lot of high histamine foods in the same day, which I did. Today will hopefully be a little more evened out. I also consumed 1710 calories yesterday, but I burned 2754. So I'm still coming in way under what I'm using.

    Do you have a hard time making yourself eat enough during P3? I haven't been hungry at all the past 2-3 days and I just don't want anything. But I know I have to eat, so I feel like I am forcing myself to half the time! Also kinda makes me wonder if my dose was too high the past couple of weeks.

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    I do have to be aware of not eating enough in P3. When I'm concentrating on fats and protein, I tend to get satisfied pretty quickly, so yes, a common issue for me. If left to my own devices, I would choose to eat toast most of the time. So it always takes mental effort for me to eat correctly for fueling.
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    I miss oatmeal with raisins, pecans, maple syrup, and butter of course! That (with a large cup of collagen coffee) is my preferred breakfast. I like eggs, but I'm starting to get tired of them. And being southern, I'd be lying if I said I didn't like a good buttermilk biscuit on occasion! Just not right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JennyV View Post
    I miss oatmeal with raisins, pecans, maple syrup, and butter of course! That (with a large cup of collagen coffee) is my preferred breakfast. I like eggs, but I'm starting to get tired of them. And being southern, I'd be lying if I said I didn't like a good buttermilk biscuit on occasion! Just not right now!
    I found I had to give all that up. I tried substitutes, but that didn't stop my cravings for bread, chips, and sweets. Every time I indulge, in regular cake, or other carby treats, I gain and it takes weeks to get rid of. Some people think the way I eat is restrictive: but I get steak, bacon, cream in my coffee, butter with my eggs, nuts, cheese, avocado, high % chocolate, flourless chocolate cake, home-made ice cream, etc - I say I eat the good stuff without needing to eat the high-carb fillers.

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    I tend to lean more toward protein generally, and I have rarely met a vegetable I didn't like. But I do like oatmeal bc it is filling and bc it helps get my fiber up where it needs to be to keep things moving. I'm not generally a big sweets eater. I don't eat pasta often. Bread I'll do in moderation, and when I do, it's usually whole grain. I don't think your way of eating is restrictive; it's just different. You are doing what you feel is best for your body and your needs! And if you can enjoy it, then all the better!

    PI D3: Up .2 this morning. Weighed early bc I had to take my mom to the cardiologist. I also started today. Shocking.

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