Day 6

I'm still going strong as of this morning.  I lost another 2 pounds last night so, I'm down 5 pounds total, so far.  I'm sure that the majority of the weight lost so far is water weight, but I don't really care... its five pounds! 

I've discovered the importance of variety in this diet and so, for lunch today I made a soup.  Here is the recipe:

4 oz. chicken breast
2 cups water
1 clove garlic, minced
1 chicken bouillon cube
celery serving for this meal
fresh ground pepper
fresh herbs of your choice, finely chopped

Boil chicken in water.  When chicken is almost finished cooking, add bouillon, garlic, celery, and pepper.  Cut up chicken into bite size pieces while in the pan.  Stir in fresh herbs and serve.

Yield: 1 serving

Super easy and super yummy and filling too! 

I was thinking about a few things that might help somebody that hasn't ever attempted this diet before and came up with a list.

  1. Drink, drink, drink as much water or tea as you can.  The more fluid you intake the more weight you lose.
  2. Get enough sleep at night.  The HCG isn't going to do its job if you aren't getting at least 6 hours of sleep.  The more the better.
  3. Break up your meals throughout the day.  I don't have breakfast, but have tea instead.  I eat lunch, a snack, dinner and another snack.  It helps with the "I'm starved" feeling if you eat a little bit all throughout the day.
  4. And this one I think is most important... find something to do with your time so you aren't thinking about how you are only eating 500 calories a day and all you really want is that brownie instead... REMEMBER 1 brownie = 3 POUNDS and three days to lose it again.