After a month of following a 30 day vegan challenge in support of my sister, I find myself 15 lbs heavier than my six week postpartum visit. I’m sure those pounds were there before the vegan challenge but I don’t have a scale and I can’t fit into any of my clothes so I couldn’t really gauge any progress. Last week, I had to get on the scale at the doctors office and it was devastating, traumatizing, a harsh, harsh dose of reality. I’m fat. Again. I was miserable all day Saturday but by Sunday morning I knew what I needed to do. The HCG Diet. I did a round of the HCG diet in either 2009 or 2010, I can’t remember for sure. I started at 188 and ended at 173. Fifteen pounds wasn’t a big number for thirty or forty days (I can’t remember how long I did it) but I looked completely different because it was fifteen pounds of fat. I had a piece of chocolate almost every day and was always around 600-650 calories. This time I’m in complete compliance, I can’t afford to waste potential weight loss on a craving.
I have been reading The Plant Paradox and Medical Medium Thyroid Healing so I decided to order some high quality meat for the diet. Who knows how much grain fattened meat affects our metabolism but I need all the help I can get so I ordered pastured chicken breast and extra lean grass fed beef from Grass Roots Coop online.
Monday and Tuesday were loading days, I didn’t stuff my face but made sure I ate some fatty food. I ate some Keto cheddar biscuits I made the day before, Katz Gluten Free mini pies, I had three pieces of Against The Grain pesto pizza, Big Italian unwich from Jimmy Johns, and a couple of Base Culture Paleo brownies on Monday. Tuesday I ate a Udi’s sausage/egg/cheese biscuit, three Pumpkin Spice Katz gluten free donuts, chicken thigh, two drumsticks, some avocado, and another Base Culture brownie. I bought two pounds of tilapia to get started. Wednesday morning I cooked six of my 100g portions and cooked enough spinach for the next three days. My first time meal prepping. So far, it’s been great and absolutely no cheating.
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