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Sunday, March 1, 2009

HCG Diet (Day 5)

I'm still feeling like death warmed over today, so I spent the majority of the day in bed. I guess this will give a pretty accurate indication of how the HCG Diet works on couch potatoes. :) As soon as I'm feeling better, I will start doing my 10,000 steps per day again.

I am noticing a disturbing trend-- I am losing pounds, but increasing in my body fat percentage. This means I'm losing lean muscle mass, as indicated by my falling LBMI. This is consistent with the information and studies out there where severely restricing calories will cause you to lose muscle. I am going to continue on this diet to see if eventually the fat loss actually will occur as your body gets used to the diet.

Yesterday, when I cooked my egg whites (I'm using the pre-boxed version), they stuck to the teflon pan quite nicely. Today, at my husband's suggestion, I put them in a bowl and cooked them in the microwave. Make sure your bowl is no more than 1/3 full of eggs, since they expand a lot during cooking. I cooked them for 2 minutes, stirred them up, and cooked for an additional 1 minute. I prefer to eat mine with hot sauce.

I guess I need to pre-plan my meals. I still didn't make it to 500 calories today. I thought that by adding in the extra eggs would do the trick, but I guess not...

Breakfast: 3/4 cup egg whites (90)
Lunch: 100g fat-free cottage cheese (70), 2 cups mixed greens (18), apple slices (72)
Dinner: Orange ginger chicken (110), 1 medium orange navel, cooked with chicken (80), 2 cups mixed greens (18)

Total Calories: 458

WeightBody FatVisceral FatBMILBMI