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My HCG Diet Program Helped me to Shed 82 lbs

May 27, 2015
Shed Unwanted Weight with the Medically Supervised HCG Diet
Shed Unwanted Weight with the Medically Supervised HCG Diet

The Funk that Led Me to the HCG Diet


My story begins in May of 2013. I was turning 50 and I was really down on myself. I had a beautiful life ... a loving wife, a great job, lots of friends, successful children, a beautiful home and the list goes on and on.  However, I did not feel good in my body and I hadn't in years.  Between the age of 47 and 50 my health went down hill.  My blood pressure was high, my cholesterol was elevated and my blood sugar was what they call a pre-diabetic range.  Worse than all of that, I simply did not feel well.  This feeling really zapped my energy and began to bring on some feelings of depression.  I spent atleast a year in this funk UNTIL I decided to do something about it. 


Of course, like everyone else, I began parousing the internet looking for the cure. I came across some blog posts of people who had done the HCG Diet and had tremendous success, In reading these accounts, I begame extremely motivated. It just felt like the right place to start.  I had hope. I found some inspiration that night.  I did a search for medical providers using the HCG Diet for weight loss in the Portland Metro area and came across the Natural Path with Dr. Madda and Dr. Phillipo.  These are two ND's that I cannot say enough wonderful things about.  They are two of a kind!   I called the next day and had a nice chat with Dr. Phillipo about their HCG Diet Program. I was immediately impressed with her knowledge and kindness. I went in the next week and got some recommended preliminary blood work done.  Once the results came in, I met with Dr. Madda for my first appointment.


Begining the Journey of Changing My Life with the HCG Diet


My beautiful bride of 30 years came with me to my first appointment.  She was there to help me on this journey and I could not have done it without her.  The second phase of the program seemed quite daunting at first.  However, once I got into the swing of things it was SO easy.  I was not hungry and it was really nice to see those numbers drop on the scale each day.  Over the course of 6 weeks on phase II of the HCG Diet , I managed to lose 41 lbs.  Dr. Madda said this was the most weight he had seen someone lose in a round of the HCG Diet. I was quite proud. Now, if I could just keep it off. 


I went into Phase III with a lot of hesitation, I began to eat what seemed like an enormous amount of food and still the scale stayed the same.  I loved how I felt on clean, lean proteins and green veggies.  As I began introducing foods back in I learned that I did not do well with eggs or nuts.  My body began giving me clear signals when something worked for me and when it did not. I had never experienced that kind of awareness before. 


I was a memebr at 24 hour fitness and began to head back to the gym.  I did not lose any more weight for 2 weeks and then I began losing about 1 lb per week for the next month.  Now, I was down 45 lbs.  I continued on this path and by Thanksgiving, I was down 50 lbs total.  Not only that, I was no longer on any meds for blood pressure or cholesterol.  The statins for my cholesterol really did make me feel horrible.  In January of 2014, I decided to do a shorter round of the HCG Diet. I went for 35 days and lost 32 lbs.  It felt great to be on the program again and dial in my eating habits a bit further.  I learned even more about my eating triggers.


Life Now after the HCG Diet


What can I say? Can you imagine losing 82 lbs off of your body?  It feels really incredible. I can move and play with my grandchildren. I exercise daily. My wife and I eat a very clean diet of protein and veggies with the occasional fruit. We have let go of all legumes, breads, pastas and grains. I rarely eat sugar that is not from a fruit.  I love eating this way and feeling this way.  I do not really pay attention to my portions and eat what makes me happy ... after this program, it is very healthy food that makes me happy.  I am happy! The HCG Diet Protocol is really a life changer.



Norm, Camas, WA


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