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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Starting with the Salad

today's my first on hcg protocol. the protocol is meant to guide you eat protein and veggies (builders), fruits (cleansers), selected nuts and seeds, and seasonings for 45 days. each day consists of six meals: 3 full and in-betweens totaling 1500 calories. the diet goes with once-daily before-breakfast hcg injections which would make up for the difference in the required calorie intake of 2500 by triggering the burning of unused fats (1000 calories).  it depends upon you to mix up whatever is in the list.

Humble beginnings are worth it.
for this morning, i tried on chicken salad, with a vinaigrette dressing made from balsamic vinegar, olive oil and a little rosemary. after which i had a slice of papaya. for lunch, i cooked my first cocido - which according to hubby was not a disappointment.  right now, i'm having a slight headache brought on by menstruation (2nd day) and a caffeine addiction (waiting for the hubby and brewed coffee --- the only type of coffee drink allowed) but trying to wear it off by blogging, and later, washing some undies.

i'm sure why i'm undergoing this therapy. i'm already pre-diabetic (hbaic of 6.05% vs. the 7% limit), borderline obese, with underactive thyroids that are behind my hard-to-lose fat deposits. i envy women who do not need to go through this to lose weight. but i am proud of myself for finally making a big step towards real wellness and good health.  it also starts with a salad.

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