The hCG diet is a controversial approach to weight loss. The hormone hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, after which the diet is named) is injected or ingested at a very low dose, combined with a very low calorie diet (VLCD). People who have battled to lose weight for many years have reported this diet successful for them. It was designed in the 1950s and has been modified and re-released.
I can’t really criticize this diet although it didn’t work for me or Kapua because I’ve seen dozens of my friends create new lives with a new healthier body through this program.
Being on this protocol revealed to me the emotional component to why I was overeating.
Though controversial, the HCG Diet has become very popular of late.
If you’re interested in this diet, make sure to take good medical counsel that has had experience and knowledge of the protocol before proceeding with it.
Kapua wrote to me to share her general results on the hCG diet protocol and is creating a new game plan.
She wanted me to give some feedback on her new weight loss for women shape-up plan.
I completely understand where she is because I’ve been on this path myself.
I also have a new game plan and from understanding that if I give myself love and patience while creating a new plan I will enjoy the journey alot more.
I mentioned that I lost weight via my own tailored weight watchers program some years back… anyway, since I see you as the fitness/Weight Watchers queen I wanted to get your input…
I thought of going back to the Weight Watchers Points System I figured out all those years back… Any advice? I hit a plateau at one point (from eating too many black beans–felt like I was starving but wanted to conserve on points LOL). I’m thinking of eating lots of veggies and some low sugar fruit (along with lean protein, etc but lower carb–low/no refined stuff).
Anyway, I’m also getting back to the gym. I’m very familiar with exercising/etc but am trying to piece it all back together properly after not enjoying the HCG stuff… i am a certified yoga instructor, used to run like 6 miles every other day (but cut down due to my knee/ankle) and am familiar with cross training as the best tool to burn off pounds and inches–combining weights with cardio…
Sorry for the long message but you’re just such an inspiration to me as a strong, healthy, beautiful woman! I’d be so grateful for any/all advice! If there’s anything I can do to balance the scales in exchange for your input, please let me know…
The process to create weight loss for women is never an easy or straight path. Most of us have experienced that. Make sure to visit Kapua’s blog, Guided By Spirit. Kapua is a true creative Curvy Goddess beauty. You’ll quickly understand how beautiful and passionate she is from reading just a couple of passages.
Thank you for reaching out. Based on your email it seems that you kind of know what to do. I think the challenge really lies with the mental part of us. Setting us up for success especially after the hCG aftermath. Yikes!
I must say that my hCG journey really f’d me up mentally and maybe even physically for some time. After hCG I still expected fast losses but just giving myself the goal of just going through a moderate weight loss process until June has allowed me to really relax into things.
The momentum is slowly increasing but the important thing is it is increasing and I am losing because I’m doing little things and not going to extremes. I don’t have to be the overachiever in losing weight every single week. I can just enjoy it. It makes me want to do more and stick to it.
Because of this one promise to myself of not quitting no matter what, I will probably finally achieve my goal.
Now the logistics. Weight loss for women… Eat whole foods. As much as you can. Drink water. Avoid the scale 6 out of the 7 days of the week. Pamper yourself once a week. Exercise. Focus on resistance training. Circuits really do the job. And I base Curvy Goddess Workout on this type of training. Large muscles groups to keep the heart rate up.
Any questions? Feel free to reach out again.
And thank you for the wonderful compliment. I hope to inspire women by just being me; a real woman.
Until next time Curvy Goddess…Stay Strong and Stunning!