Jericho's HCG Diet Log! Round 2
- 05-17-2011, 12:10 AM
Jericho's HCG Diet Log! Round 2
As the title says, this is round 2 of the HCG Diet for me. Round 1 log here:
Jericho's HCG Diet Log!
Starting weight - 190 lbs
Ending weight - 174 lbs
Current weight - 181 lbs
So after the 21 day diet then a month of eating like crap I'm down 9 lbs total. Could've done without the month of eating like crap but it's definitely still progress. This time I'm not going for progress though, I'm going for a transformation! And I'm going to read this again after the diet to keep my head straight.
On to round 2...
500 Calorie Diet
Breakfast - banana or apple, with coffee or green tea
Lunch - 100g chicken breast, 1 cup broccoli
Snack - banana or apple
Dinner - 100g chicken breast, 1 cup broccoli
Snack - sugar free jello as needed
Cheat meal once per week, usually a burger and fries or whatever I feel like eating.
Still taking 200 iu injected sub-q every morning. Seemed to work well last time so I figured there's no need to change it.
Did 3 days of injections while eating normally before starting the diet.
Planning on a 28 day diet as of now which should be plenty long enough.
- 05-17-2011, 12:10 AM
Felt pretty good today. Kind of an empty feeling in my stomach again but nothing that even remotely compares to day 1 of the 1st round. The extra loading day may have helped, or it may just be the fact that I've done it before. Coffee may have helped too (just recently started drinking on occasion) because it wasn't until mid-late afternoon that I noticed the empty feeling at all.
Did the p90x chest/back workout. Energy was fine but I wasn't too impressed with the workout. Something about working out at home and following that douche on the video just didn't feel the same as going to the gym. Plyo tomorrow so that could be fun. Maybe blasting some music will help instead of listening to the dvd.
05-17-2011, 10:29 PM
179.8 lbs (-1.2)
I'm actually a little sore from yesterday's workout. Really wasn't expecting that. Feeling it a little in my back, shoulders, tris, and abs lol (no I didn't do ab ripper, just the chest/back workout).
Sugar free jello is AWESOME.
05-18-2011, 10:44 PM
177.6 lbs (-2.2, -3.4 total)
Steady so far.
P90x shoulders/arms workout today. Pretty sure I'm just going to go back to the gym, working out at home is weird.
05-20-2011, 09:05 PM
05-20-2011, 09:20 PM
05-20-2011, 11:04 PM
05-21-2011, 08:34 PM
Energy has been solid but I can't really get into P90x. I'm just going back to the gym 3x per week starting tomorrow. Will probably still be doing mostly higher rep dumbbell stuff though, going to give my body a break from the heavy stuff.
05-23-2011, 09:57 PM
Haven't really had a lot to update on so I haven't been posting every day but I've been recording my weigh-ins.
176.2 lbs (-0.4, -4.8 total)
Cheat meal for lunch - burger and fries from Five Guys
176.6 lbs (+0.4, -4.4 total)
Stalled for a day because of the cheat meal. Totally worth it.
175.2 lbs (-1.4, -5.8 total)
Back on track with the weight loss and energy has been about normal. Went back to the gym tonight and had a decent chest/back workout.
Going at a little slower pace than last time but I figured that would happen, especially with a full on cheat meal every week. Still down 5.8 lbs after the first week so if that pace keeps up I should be able to drop 15-20 lbs total for the 4 weeks which is what I've been aiming for.
05-24-2011, 12:08 AM
You are giving me hope bro. When I used the HCG diet before, I was always under the impression that working out cause lots of problems with the diet, but it seems like you can do it and still lose. I think I will give it another try WITH the workout, supps and HCG diet.
05-24-2011, 08:16 AM
Good luck in your log.... I also called a office of MD's that are doing this kind of therapy.
The overview in the phone interview was that you get pinch once a day or take orals twice a day. They put you on a 500 a day calory intake and you CAN'T workout.
Never follow up. seems strange to me to survive with 500kals
05-24-2011, 04:58 PM
As far as taking other supplements I'm not sure. This time I'm dropping weight a little bit slower and one variable that changed is that I've been taking a multi, b-vitamin, fish oil, creatine, bcaas during workout, and Jack3d pre-wo as opposed to the first run when I only took the creatine and Jack3d. I can't say for sure if that has anything to do with it but I think I am going to drop the bcaas and fish oil.
05-26-2011, 07:29 PM
I don't like hearing that the weight loss stopped on the days that you worked out. Once I start, i think I will just take a break from working out and concentrate on the dieting. As long as I am making progress(cutting), I won't be too worried about missing the time from lifting.
I don't know if its true or not, but I read that if your adrenal are fatigued, the diet will not work as well. I will start using Revamp or Reset AD 2-3wks before the start of the diet to make sure my adrenals will be working optimally. Then once on the diet, I might add in alphaburn, adipose annihilation, 1-2 grams of inj carnitine, and alot of walking. Will see what kinda fat mobilization I can get with that.
I would definetly drop the fish oil. Even though its a good fat, because the diet is so picky about fat, you never know how it might be affecting your fatloss.
05-26-2011, 07:34 PM
HCG diet. 500cals ED + HCG = Weight loss.
Non HCG Diet 500cals ED = Weight Loss
Why do you need HCG? Just asking.
05-26-2011, 08:22 PM
Will post an update in a bit with my last couple weigh-ins
05-26-2011, 08:22 PM
HCG diet. 500cals ED + HCG = FAT loss(and lots of it) good energy, very little muscle loss
Non HCG Diet 500cals ED= Weight loss muscle and fat, after a few days, you feel like you are gonna die.
Originally Posted by megadeth
I have done the HCG diet(inj) on a 2 occasions over the years. It worked great and I lost 20 or more lbs each time. The last time I tried, I went with a formula that many say works which is a sub lingual formula that I mixed up myself. Well, I don't know if my HCG was no good, or the formula is flawed, but after 5 days, I felt AWFUL. I had a VERY sick feeling and was very weak. I thought I was in a complete fog mentally as well. I came off the diet and ate and within a few hrs, I was back to normal. At least for me, low cals without HCG doesn't work. With HCG, no problem. Without HCG..felt like death.
Originally Posted by RobInKuwait
I think I'm believing the HCG talk now. How you felt after five days is how I felt today. I'll post what happened below.
Originally Posted by RobInKuwait
Day 10: 285 pounds (-16)
Today, at work I was just dying. I had no ability to focus and everyone was telling me I looked tired (after 3 cups of coffee and 25mg of geranium extract). I ended up eating my second 250 calorie meal by 1 pm. Anyways, I went to the gym and had a great workout. When I got back, I was still starving and decided that this diet wasn't working for me anymore. I've lost productivity at work and I am finding myself not really depressed, but pretty much apathetic, with low libido . I decided that I'm going to start the Anabolic Diet tonight, and try to get myself back on track.
I don't know if this is a failed experiment or what, but as you guys said from the start, and what should be obvious is that 500 calories is not enough for a 285 pound man.
Originally Posted by Megadeth
I don't understand how the HCG works, but I know there was a HUGE difference in how I felt on the Inj. as opposed to the subling. That tells me that there IS a difference. I don't care what people who haven't tried the diet might say. Also, I haven't heard one person that has used the diet mention that they have lost a significant amount of muscle.
The first time I used it, I was close to 300lb. Lots of muscle but lots of fat too, so 500 can be enough, u just gotta add the HCG!
05-26-2011, 08:32 PM
During my experience on the diet with the HCG I honestly don't feel any physical hunger (the psychological urge to eat is a different story), don't feel rundown or braindead, and still have the energy to workout. I haven't tried the diet without the HCG so I can't compare the two, but I would assumed I would want to kill myself eating 500 cals/day under normal circumstances.
05-26-2011, 08:35 PM
Just realized the part I quoted was actually from somebody else...lol
Still glad to see another person with some experience with this joining in!
05-26-2011, 09:10 PM
The saw oral HCG mentioned years ago from a clinic in Mexico I believe. Later I saw different people on Youtube with mixing instructions. (HCG, B-12, Colloidal Silver mixture). I thought I would try it, but it sucked for me.
Yeah,it is nice....and frustrating, because you have so many people that haven't tried the diet yelling how it doesn't work. I don't understand it either, I just know it works and its always nice to have someone logging it and backing up what we are claiming.
05-26-2011, 11:09 PM
175.4 lbs (+0.2, -5.6 total)
174.8 lbs (-0.6, -6.2 total)
As of today I'm down to the recommended 100g of chicken per meal instead of 200g. Also cut out all supps except the HCG and creatine. Weight has been coming off slow so we'll see if this helps.
174.6 lbs (-0.2, -6.4 total)
Today's life lesson: DON'T BE A LITTLE BITCH
I realized this afternoon that I've been using this diet as an excuse to half-ass my workouts. I've had plenty of energy so there's really no reason for this but I hadn't been very motivated and kind of felt like I was just going through the motions.
As soon as I realized this I ate my 2nd apple with some ECA and half an hour later I hit the gym and had the best workout I've had in recent weeks. This was the first time I've taken ECA on the diet (actually the first time in quite a while) and the energy was awesome! Will probably keep using it for my pre-workout.
My back and probably shoulders are going to be good and sore so tomorrow I'm going to hit legs then take a day off, maybe 2 days at most.
05-27-2011, 01:39 PM
173.2 lbs (-1.4 lbs, -7.8 total)
Feeling great today. Popped a dose of ECA this morning and had a really good leg workout. Feeling good in the gym really keeps my motivation up so I'm going to try to get in 3-4 times next week.
ECA is officially my favorite thing ever.
05-27-2011, 01:50 PM
500 calories a day past a week or so your eating into muscle. A normal man that is. Personally, it would kill me. Id be looking at my dogs backstraps
05-27-2011, 03:22 PM
05-27-2011, 09:39 PM
05-27-2011, 10:44 PM
I'm not sure how I missed this, but I'm definitely in, man. I'm glad to see things are going well again for you so far.
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