Lost another pound--seven pounds in six days. So what do I eat on a 500 calorie diet? I start the day with a liter of water, and then around 8:00am I drink tea or coffee sweetened with stevia. If I am hungry before lunch, I eat my fruit. Usually that is an apple because it fills me up most. Lunch is 3 1/2 ounces of fat free beef, chicken, fish or shrimp and a vegetable. I can also have one piece of melba toast if I need it. I go without unless I am super hungry. Dinner is the same--one fruit, one veggie, 3 1/2 ounces of meat, and melba toast. My kinds of veggies and fruits are limited--no starchy vegetables or high sugar/calorie fruits. I'm not supposed to have any fat or touch any oils. I can have all the lemon and stevia I want. The HCG keeps me from feeling too hungry. I take it three times per day. Also, I am supposed to drink 3 liters of water per day. That doesn't always happen. And that is my life for 40 days!
I made it through my first 500 calorie day. It wasn't easy. I made the mistake of going to Walmart in the middle of the afternoon. I was hungry. The sight of candy and baked goods everywhere made it worse. The other hard thing is smelling what everyone else is cooking. Tomorrow will probably be about the same. The third day it is supposed to get better. What a difference a day makes! Just yesterday I was sick of eating high calorie foods.
So I'm starting a new diet program this week. I'm using HCG drops under the care of a naturopath. The program starts by taking the drops for two days and eating like a fat-loving pig. Then the plan drops to 500 calories per day for up to 40 days. The HCG drops keep me from feeling hungry. I should lose 1/2 to 1 pound a day if it works the way they say. Fortunately, I have a few specific things to eat. Everything else is off limits! Keeps it simple.
For a few weeks, it looked like the speed of light had been beat. However, based on this article, Einstein's theory of relativity still reigns.