Hi, just a wee update on what the Dr. Simeons HCG diet protocol has been like for me. It's a saga with a prequel, sequel and now I'm in the final chapter.
P3 has made the VLCD look easy because it was: you could only eat 500 calories, and specifically a few foods. Simple, right? Right!
Now, on P3 you introduce your fats back into the diet. All the calorie counting and measuring and label reading is laborious in my experience. Though I write today with a true story of shock and horror! I now understand why Kevin Trudeau wrote in his book about shunning all pre-made foods/beverages due to the large amount of hidden sucralose, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup and just junk fillers that are in everything. (note to self: hire personal chef)
So I'm going to make my own fatty bleu cheese dressing to have for salads and as a dip. I buy the necessary ingredients: bleu cheese, buttermilk, sour creme and I already have organic Braggs apple cider vinegar and garlic in the house along with some sea salt to add as I need in my dressing.
I'm stirring and shaking my ingredients together just waiting to eat my new concoction when I finally get around to read the fine print of ingredients on the buttermilk and sour creme. Lo and behold, there towards the bottom, both contain sucralose and corn syrup. In buttermilk and sour creme? Are you kidding me! It so ticked me off!
I know you may be saying " well did you buy the organic brand?". No, I did not. I like to, but the budget doesn't always warrant that. Sheesh! Who's plan was this? Who makes this corn syrup and hides it in everything? Are they in league with the Easter Bunny and Hallmark greeting card company?
Let's just say I'm peeved though my dressing turned out amazing! In fact, I'm about to go make a steak salad and glop my homemade bleu cheese dressing all over it, though I'm still annoyed at the prevalence of hidden junk in my food staples!
Goodluck on your Dr. Simeons HCG diet protocol journey. You can do it! You have more strength, will and gumption than you know! Nothing tastes as good as being healthy and fit feels! Now go for it gorgeous!
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