Subtitle: Apple & Cheese Day
A new method for either stabilizing or further weight release during the later parts of Phase three or any time in Phase 4.
When I was in Phase Three of HCG, I kept releasing weight for the first week. I got down to -7# from LDW (Last Drop Weight). I was concerned about it until I called my nutritionist and found that any further losses in P3 or P4 were “bonuses” and I shouldn’t fret over it. I went back up to my LDW within a month, however, and have stayed within 2# of that. When I do go over, I have a Steak Day and find that I’m back within range. My friends and I, all of whom I’ve met through HCG forums, FaceBook, and my blog (http://www.lessofmehcg.com), have been testing out a process I discovered quite by accident that is proving to be a great option to the Steak Day. It was a happy accident to be sure, but still an accident.
The day I discovered what we’re testing, I was busy, busy, busy getting ready for Christmas. Food just wasn’t on the top of my list and I junked out. I figured that the end of the day better finish on a more positive healthy note, but I still pulled out the steak out of the freezer to have the next day. My final meal that day was two apples and two ounces of cheese. The following day, I found my scale showed a small loss rather than a gain. So I looked at what I had done the previous day and decided it had to be the final meal. If I could junk out the way I did and then still release weight, I’d better start experimenting. I ate normally the second day. I was going to be busy the third day and, since cheese travels much better than meat, & apples travel much better than other fruits, I figured it was a good day to test the theory. The next morning, I got on the scale and was delighted to see a 3.2# release. I had to try that again.
And again, I saw 3.2# weight release. Have such great success with this, I wanted to offer an option outside of the commonly practiced Steak Day. The results from the Apple & Cheese day are consistently higher than the Steak Day. Eating throughout the day, rather than skipping both breakfast and lunch, is much more satisfying, over all.