The Next Iteration

The Next Iteration

Today I am beginning a 6-week temporary diet to lose 20-30 pounds. It’s called the HCG diet and it is not without controversy. But I’m doing it under the supervision of a medical doctor who is certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She specializes in non-surgical weight loss and management.

I’m spending today and tomorrow loading up on fat so that for the next 6 weeks I will be on a diet restricted to 750 calories a day. This is an extreme deficit. The other part is that I am to inject myself with a hormone (HCG) which is supposed to assist with satiety and the use of fat stores over muscle.

I am more than anything looking forward to the strict regiment so I can turn off reasoning about food and just ‘stick to the plan.’ I also like the idea of a strict 6 weeks and then returning to a healthy but sustainable daily caloric intake. If it goes well I may lose up to 30 pounds in the 6 weeks. This would be the lowest weight I’ve been in I don’t know how long and I predict will come with a big quality of life improvement.

With success I could return to another cycle of the HCG diet in a few months. This is the plan for now. I am going to work harder than I ever have to make it work. But should I plateau after a cycle or two I will move on to something else that will keep the numbers moving in the right direction. Rather than as I would in the past simply give up. This is the difference.

Begin again.

Adam Gutierrez
454 lbs
Thunder Pounds


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