My experience on the modified HCG protocol thus far has been positive. Yesterday was my first day of the reduction phase, after 2 days of taking drops and loading.
I didn’t like the loading phase. For the first 2 days of this protocol (it’s not a diet) one takes the drops 3 times a day and eats as many calories as they can. You’re supposed to eat junk: pizza, Mc Donalds, ice cream, cookies….anything to load your fat reserves (whatever that means). I tried to skip this phase and go directly to the reduction phase, and boy did I get a butt-chewing from Dr. Chandler. It’s a protocol, and must be followed.
Day 3 (which was day 1 of phase 2) was easy. I had gained 4 pounds during my loading phase. I took pictures and weighed myself. I hated what I looked like and set my goal to lose 25 pounds in 40 days. Forty days down the road is my wife and my 17th anniversary. I want to look “killer” by then.
I was not hungry. I had a slight headache. My meals were big – plenty of food. Dr. Chandler encouraged me to weigh my food as opposed to counting the calories. I did so. I believe this protocol will work and I’ll be able to stay fit.
Day 1 of Phase 2 Lunch:
Corned-beef trimmed of all excess fat, 5 strawberries, an entire bunch of kale made into chips.
Day 1 of Phase 2 Dinner:
2 Melba toast crackers, shrimp, cucumber, tomato, and an apple.
Lost 2 of the 4 pounds I gained.