Feeling Better than ever after the HCG Diet Program at The Natural Path
It was the eve of my 60th birthday celebration last June and I recall sitting in my bedroom in a panic about seeing all of these friends and family members that I had not seen in some time. Over the past 3 years, I had put on 50 lbs. I had let my guard down and ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted and did not make time for exercise. I sat there immersed in these feelings of shame and guilt. I felt terrible and embarrassed about my body and I really was not feeling good at all. I knew I needed to move beyond this place. I was depressed and the weight needed to go. I quickly decided that this was the year I was going to face my fears and stop using food to band-aid emotional issues, boredom and the need for a reward. My daughter had done the HCG Diet at The Natural Path in Portland, Oregon the year prior and lost 34 lbs that she had gained in her 30’s after having 3 children. She looked great, felt wonderful, exercised daily and ate a diet that seemed kind of boring to me (but she loved it).
Getting Started on the HCG Diet Program
Two weeks later, I was sitting at The Natural Path waiting to have my first appointment to begin the HCG Diet. I was nervous about injections, nervous about being able to let go of junk food and really scared I would fail at this and fall deeper into this downward spiral. As soon as Dr. Cara came out to greet me, I instantly felt better. Her warmth, compassion, kindness and acceptance made me feel so comfortable. She was inspiring and motivating and I left KNOWING that I could make this happen and I felt supported by the Dr. Cara and all of the staff at her office.
I began the journey and it was not as hard as I had thought. In fact, after the 4th day I began to have more energy, I was not hungry and I really enjoyed eating from the limited list of foods. I was always prepared and brought food with me if I needed to. I began seeing the weight come down on the scale daily and it was so motivating. After two weeks, I could see and feel the changes in my body which was even more motivating. I kept with it for 6 weeks and in that time I lost 33 lbs. I felt wonderful! My skin was clear, my vision improved and I was wearing clothes I had not been able to touch for a year. Two months later in the Fall of 2014, I began my second round and in 6 weeks I lost 27 lbs. I felt amazing!!! I began exercising with a trainer at the gym since I could not self motivate and by Christmas time I was down a total of 63 lbs. With my dietary changes and new exercise routine, I am now weighing in at 143 lbs. When I began this journey last June, I was a whopping 204 lbs.
What I Learned from the HCG Diet Program
Honestly, after the HCG Diet Program my diet was forever different. I realized how horrible processed food made me feel. My cravings were now for clean, lean protein and vegetables. I love vegetables of all kinds. I learned to cook my own food in such simple, easy ways. I learned to wait until I was hungry to eat and to stop eating once I was satisfied. I learned how I could eat moderates amount of fat and not gain an ounce! I learned how to exercise and got to feel the benefits of sticking to an exercise routine. I feel strong now. I feel alive. I can truly say that I feel better in my 60’s than I have for most of my life!!Eating Healthy, HCG Diet and Exercise, HCG Diet Beaverton, HCG Diet Gresham, HCG Diet Portland Oregon, HCG Weight Loss Portland, Healthy Diet Doctor Portland, medical HCG Diet program, Medical Weight Loss Portland