It’s Friday! And today’s Fad Friday diet is. . .HCG! ( exclamation because it’s another on of those love hate relationships with me and HCG) I have done HCG 2 times, and lost a ton of weight both times. . . But let’s be honest; you’re eating 500 calories, no sugar, and more veggies than any normal person eats in a day. . .how are you not going to be just melting fat off your body? HCG is a hormone found in pregnant ladies, it basically feeds the unborn child the woman’s fat stores if she is starving. So if you feed your body only 500 calories a day your body thinks its starving, and then the HCG makes it so you body starts feeding away fat store calories, which are the hardest to lose ( for me anyway, and I think lots of girls have the same problem). Both times I expected to feel super hungry and for it to be real hard, since you have to spend time in the kitchen to eat as healthfully as you are supposed to eat while on HCG. Both times I did it I felt hungry and cranky for the first 2 days. . I’m guessing mostly from sugar withdrawals. . . The addiction to sugar is real, and I would be happiest strung out on sugar all day long! But then again if I were eating that much sugar all the time I’d be fat. . . And that would not make me happy!! Right? After the 2 days of adjusting to no sugar and 500 calories weight just stared to shed off my body, not to mention I got used to it,and it wasn’t all that bad. I liked doing HCG because I knew exactly what I was supposed to eat, so even though it took longer to cook my meals I always knew what I was going to be eating, which made it easier in some ways for me. . . This diet will help you lose weight if you do it right! However this is a quick way to lose temporary weight! Unless you make cooking chicken, and veggies every day part of your life permanently, along with cutting out all sugar, then you will put all of the weight back on
I first heard about 5 HTP in January on the Dr. Oz show (you can check out the episode here: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/best-natural-appetite-suppressant-pt-1). 5 HTP is a natural hormone that is produced by our bodies. It makes serotonin in our brains which helps us feel fuller. So in short it’s a natural appetite suppressant, but it also heightens your mood, which is always a plus! On the Dr. Oz show he talks a little bit about why it helps curb your appetite. Basically when we are over eating its due to many reasons relating mostly to stress, hormones, boredom, ect. I know I eat more when I’m stressed, if my kids are making me crazy, or I don’t know where to start with my overwhelming pile of homework, I head straight to the kitchen to get my sugar fix. That ladies and gentlemen is the reason I’m about 20 pounds more than I want to weigh right now! So when you take 5 HTP it makes serotonin in your brain, which then increases your mood, lowers your stress, and makes you feel more full. In turn you eat less, your stomach shrinks, and your loss weight!!
But does it really work and is it Safe?
Like I said earlier, it’s natural, so as far as Dr. Oz and the other doctors that were saying on the show, it’s very safe. They also seemed to think it worked great, however they did say it was slow weight loss. This is not the fad diet you want if you are trying to lose 5 pounds a week. But with that being said, when it is slow weight loss it ends up being safer and most likely more permanent. SO now to my experience: I didn’t see any difference when I used it, I did buy the store brand. . .so that might have been the problem, and I also was using it with raspberry ketones, which I also heard about on Dr. Oz. Maybe that had some sort of counter effect? 5 HTP seems so legit, and Dr. Oz endorsed it, so it makes me bummed out that it didn’t do anything for me, so I bought some more, this time I bought the Nature Made brand( they were only $9, worth a second try) and I’m only going to take the 5 HTP, and see if I have different this time
I will post more about my second go around with a more legit brand, and following the instructions better. But for now if you’re thinking about taking 5 HTP, DON’T BUY THE STORE BRAND!
If anyone else has tried 5 HTP leave your experience, tips, and opinion on the product!
It’s Friday! I love Fridays, so to celebrate Fridays I invented Fad Fridays! I, as well as thousands and thousands of other women, also love(but also hate) a good fad diet. I love them, until I gain all the weight back, and then I hate them! I usually research a fad diet briefly before trying it, just to make sure I’m not going to die from doing it. Even though I know there are negative side effects with all the fad diets I’ve done, I still do them because I want to drop 10 pounds fast right before my sister gets married and we take a million family photos, or I go to Hawaii, or on a date with that super hot guy with the really amazing body!
So just incase you’re thinking about trying a fad diet and you want to hear my personal experience, as well as getting some of the information, that I so quickly found while researching before doing it myself, I’ll post every Friday about a different fad diet. If you ladies have request for a particular diet you’re thinking about doing let me know. If it’s one I haven’t tried, I’ll get some info on it, and then hopefully feedback from other followers to pass alone to all of you.
Anyway, moral of the story is that even though we all know it’s much healthier and more permanent to lose weight on a stable healthy diet, we still do fad diets because we don’t all practice the discipline to stay on the stable healthy diet. I say PRACTICE because we all have the discipline, we just don’t practice it. I will post things to make it easier to practice discipline, and live healthy, because I definitely recommend living healthy day to day and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and weight over fad diets where you drop a bunch of weight and then gain it all back. but IF you are going to try a fad diet, like I do from time to time, you can get some info from my Fad-Friday post.
Alright ladies what fad diets do you want info on?? Let me know, and any specific info you want about the diet.