Since my husband started his diet, he has inspired me to start a diet as well. No, I don't shoot up every morning like he does, I have enough PMS as it is! I'm keepin it simple and doing weight watchers.
I've always associated diet with guilt.
Usually what happens when I say I'm dieting is I continue to eat the same things I always do, I just feel guilty about it. But not this time, I'm determined to shed the unwanted pounds!
Alot of you have asked what the HCG diet is that I mentioned in my last post. My husband has lost 30 pounds on this diet! I'm definately not the expert but I'll give you a little info and if you want to learn more just go here.
HCG stands for Human Choriogonadotropin, the hormone produced by pregnant women in the early stages of pregnancy. Research suggests a small, daily hCG injection results in a weight loss of 1 to 2 lbs per day, and often more, when accompanied by a very low calorie diet of apprx 500 calories.
HCG works to mobilize fat for utilization by the body only when there is a significant decrease in calories and fat. A starvation state must exist for HCG to work. For weight loss, we use a very low calorie diet to trigger HCG to help rid the body of fat. Because HCG mobilizes fat and makes it available to the body as an energy source, it naturally reduces appetite. So, even though, you are taking in fewer calories, your body is able to access the energy you have stored. Most people have plenty of energy and feel good while on the program.
Now I want to thank Angie for sharing some of her Weight Watcher secrets with me and now I want to share one with you! I found a great Weight Watchers recipe for Potato & Canadian Bacon Chowder. It is really yummy and keeps you full and it's only 3 points!
Potato and Canadian Bacon Slow Cooker Chowder
2 cup(s) potato(es), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 large carrot(s), diced
1 cup(s) leek(s), chopped, white part only
1 medium garlic clove(s), minced
4 cup(s) fat-free chicken broth
1/2 cup(s) uncooked barley
1 piece(s) bay leaf
1/4 tsp dried thyme, crushed
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 oz Canadian-style bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1/2 cup(s) fat-free evaporated milk
2 oz fat-free half-and-half
In a slow cooker, combine potatoes, carrots, leek, garlic, broth, barley, bay leaf, thyme, pepper and bacon; cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
Stir in evaporated milk and half-and-half; heat through, uncovered, about 10 minutes. Yields about 1 2/3 cups per serving.
POINTS® Value: 3
Preparation Time: 25 min
Cooking Time: 360 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
This is one serving:
It passes by my standards:
and most importantly,
It doesn't give you gas!
1 year ago