15Kgs in 40 Days

As an active 53 year old male, I was struggling with level of exertion, to level of perspiration ratios!, That was 80 days ago today, (27th July 2016), today is 40 days after the end of my 40 day HCG diet.

On 09/05/2016 I weighed in at 94kg at the start of day 1, on my Tanita body scan scales, my body fat was 31%.

By Day 40 the figures were 79kg exactly, and 19%.

Now 80 days later I am still 78.6 and 18.8%, my lowest just recently was 77.9kg. that's a solid 15kg loss, and my goal weight was the range of 75-80kg, so HCG ticked all the boxes for me :-)

That's enough of the figures, I was totally over the moon with this - but for several reasons, not JUST the weight loss - most importantly - I ENJOYED the Diet, and the food - and in a demanding set of Circumstances.

As a small farm owner milking a few cows, feeding a few calves, and maintaining 40 or so acres of pasture, fencing, water etc. taking things easy is a tough call - so I made sure I was totally prepared for the changes in food intake.

I had subconsciously identified that my previous slump into belly fat mode, had arisen due to the effects of fresh milk and cream, ice-cream-a-plenty, and masses of dairy products, stirred up with buckets of fresh ground coffee to get the energy I needed to complete my work.
That along with panic eating, (when you leave food too late), of anything I could find in the fridge/cupboard that could be consumed quickly and get back out into the jobs in progress - not a good scenario - this along with eating too much too late in the day for the same reason - it had got to a stage that most of my clothes were tight, uncomfortable to work in, and needed changing at least twice a day, along with showers to control the stink of perspiration.

So I reviewed a lot of background and different info from different online sources, on HCG meal planning, and how it could keep me adequately sustained whilst trying to pick the quietest time in the farming calendar to give me a fighting chance of success.

With the support of my wife and kids, which is very important, I weighed out my proteins meats, mainly fish, Stir fry steak, and Chicken, with occasionally some frozen Shrimps as a variation, and set about finding how to make a salad interesting! - I froze in labeled boxes at least a weeks supply ahead, to afford instant access, and speed in meal prep time.

My secret was to cook the meats in a little water after reducing to dry fresh garlic slices and onions - the meat flavours became intense, and I tended to serve them up hot on top of fresh cold salads of Iceberg, Baby leaf lettuce , & Spinach with which I would fill a large dinner-plate each meal, garnished with half a tomato chopped Himalayan pink salt, and apple cider vinegar - the contrasts and flavour levels were extremely satisfying.

I discovered which Apples I liked best, and ate them along with fresh Oranges, Pineapple, and Grapefruits (the latter from our small orchard), whenever I needed a boost, I guess I was probably using 1000 - 1250 calories per day, but the extras above the fatless meats were only fruit and veg calories, and I needed them all for my exertion level daily.

I said goodbye to coffee & tea, and drank only water and Peppermint tea, sweetened with stevia, to this date I have not had a coffee, and only the occasional cup of normal tea, in my 40 days of new weight consolidation, I have re-introduced dairy in reduced quantities, and virtually excluded bread from my diet - now I feel great - but none of my trousers stay-up without a belt, and all my belts are on the last hole, which from where they were gave a waist reduction of about 12cm, I can live with that :-)

It was not all plain sailing, the first week, whilst the body is in shock of suddenly having withdrawn, all the comfort food it previously relied on.I was a bit woozy and light headed, for some periods of the day, early, late or just after stopping activity, were the worst times for me.
This was uncomfortable on a reducing level after about day 4, and gone by about day 10. - importantly with the Rose Cook HCG, this was much less intense, and easier to get through, than with the Homeopathic HCG, which I had used a few years back (with much less thought & preparation).

 Also I discovered that stress will tend to make the diet stall - which I experienced on day 29, which was my eldest Daughter's Birthday, and also the day in which an elderly relative we had been caring for, chose to depart this world, :-( , it took me 3 days after suddenly gaining weight for the first time since the start of the diet, to get back to where I was prior to that awful day, though the effects of grief went much deeper.


Thank you, Rose Cook HCG for an outstanding product, which does exactly what it claims - and if you are reading this looking for a diet that really works - give it a go - you won't be disappointed! :-)

Mark Lawrence
Northland