Cheated! How Do You Guys Do It!

Cheated! How Do You Guys Do It!

Cheated! How Do You Guys Do It! I am on my vlcd day 6. I lost 6lbs already. I weigh myself in the morning and see the numbers drop, but when I get home from a hard day at work, I weigh myself again and saw that I gained 2lbs. That is very discouraging for me.

Can someone give me a specific daily menu on how to do the vlcd. I would appreciate it from breakfast, lunch, dinner, and if you prepare a snack in between. Of course, I am on P2. I heard it is easy, but I’ve been getting hunger pains.

Boy, maybe I am not doing it right. Need advice on how I can go by my daily routine day by day until I reach my 23rd day.

Are you following it to the “T” by eating the limited food menu, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, and cosmetics?

Any advice and suggestion would be so helpful to me. Thank you

Re: Cheated! How Do You Guys Do It! I am, definitely no expert. Since June 19th; I have lost 18 pounds by following the Nutrisystem diet plan. My wife has been on it 2 times and has lost 52 as of this morning. Do not be surprised if your weight fluctuates by a couple of pounds during the day. Typically, you will have a 2.5-3 pound difference. Actually, for fun, I have been weighing in the evening before bed and there is about a 3-pound diff by the next morning due to metabolization.

My wife does the baking soda for toothpaste, I do not. I drink coffee in the morning with a couple of drops of vanilla stevia (instead of cream), she drinks a glass of tea. An apple about 10 am; lunch is either chicken or tilapia (3.0 ozs) on or with a tossed salad with a sprinkle of Italian dressing for flavor. Dinner is the other of either chicken or tilapia, green beans, and possibly a salad. Another apple about 8 – 9 pm. Lots of Water. Good Luck. Today was my last day of drops, so I am a little nervous about weight gain in level 3.

Re: Cheated! How Do You Guys Do It! One of the best ways to stay on track is to have a great support group…I did my first round with 7 friends and we e-mailed each other daily and met at Starbucks every Friday night to share our experiences and challenges and cheered each other on for not cheating.

Come to the Forums EVERY Day. Keep your mind on your goal constantly. This is very hard. You need to feel empowered every time you resist the urge to cheat….you can do ANYTHING for 40 days (or however long your round is)…every food you crave will still be there at the end of your round.

My day:

am: Black coffee

9:00: One apple (the biggest one I can find)

12:00- Lunch

Hamburger patty with Cucumbers soaked in red wine vinegar OR a grilled chicken breast with the cucumbers (I like the cucumbers because I make them the night before and just grab and go)

6:00: dinner

Chicken nuggets in a lettuce wrap (I put the recipe in the recipe section) OR Meatballs OR Chicken soup with cabbage OR grilled steak with Onions

8:00- Second fruit-either strawberries or an Orange

I only eat the grisini if I am making chicken nuggets…otherwise, I do not eat it.

Tonight we are BBQing so I am putting my steak on the BBQ grill…and my onions (Use sweet onions)…YUMMMMMMMM

I cook all family meals using gloves…no oils or grease touches my skin.

Re: Cheated! How Do You Guys Do It! 

My menu for the day usually is as followed:

Lunch: Shrimp, grilled yellow peppers or green beans, 3 Melba Snacks, and an Orange.

Dinner: Baked chicken seasoned with garlic and onion Mrs. Dash, boiled and mashed cauliflower, 3 Melba Snacks, and 5 strawberries. 

Sometimes I eat a different vegetable or prepare something different, but that’s mostly what I eat. I also make homemade lemonade with lemons, Pelligrino, and stevia.

Other than that, I drink lots of water and tea.

As for cosmetics and lotions, I finally found products that are acceptable and don’t dry out my skin or cause me to break out. 

For skincare, I use all Clinique products. Clinique products are all oil-free so I use their moisturizers, lotion and recently started using their deodorant. 

As far as make-up goes, I use everything BareMinerals. And for shampoo and conditioner and other hair products, I use Biolage. 

For body wash and scrub, I use Neutrogena Acne Free Body Wash and Body Scrub.

Good luck!

 This is my 4th round doing the HCG drops and I have lost a total of 90 pounds. The first two times I did the full 6 weeks and the second time, I was only on the drops for a month. This time around, I am only going for 3 weeks.

I started my drops 9 days ago and have lost 15 pounds so far. My menu for the day usually is as followed:Lunch: Shrimp, grilled yellow peppers or green beans, 3 Melba Snacks, and an Orange. Dinner: Baked chicken seasoned with garlic and onion Mrs. Dash, boiled and mashed cauliflower, 3 Melba Snacks, and 5 strawberries. Sometimes I eat a different vegetable or prepare something different, but that’s mostly what I eat.

I also make homemade lemonade with lemons, Pelligrino, and stevia. Other than that, I drink lots of water and tea. As for cosmetics and lotions, I finally found products that are acceptable and don’t dry out my skin or cause me to break out. For skincare, I use all Clinique products.

Clinique products are all oil-free so I use their moisturizers, lotion and recently started using their deodorant. As far as make-up goes, I use everything BareMinerals. And for shampoo and conditioner and other hair products, I use Biolage. For body wash and scrub, I use Neutrogena Acne Free Body Wash and Body Scrub. Good luck!

Re: Cheated! How Do You Guys Do It! Hey there!!! You are doing great. I am on day 26 and it took me a solid week to figure out how to eat on the diet…then another solid week of losing, cheating and gaining, and losing to figure out how much I wanted this to work for me.

I am only down 12lbs and it could have been way more. BUT…I am thrilled with the results!

I have not been great about all the extra stuff like lotions and skincare stuff. I stuck to my normal routine right down to my morning diet coke. So in my experience, you can deviate a little but not with Food. Do that part right or you will gain the weight back.