A few days ago I received a message from one of my students:
“I’m on my fourth injection day. I was wondering did anyone else go through hunger pains and when do they go away if at all?
My hunger was just constant and gnawing, not overwhelming, but only went away right after I ate. I never had any strong cravings except that bread and butter and peanut butter sounded good. Today, I was glad to eat what I could, but was satisfied. It is day 13 for me.
I have been so hungry on this diet. I’ve had the hunger headaches, stomach growling, etc. I thought can I do this and then I tell myself yes you are going to do this. I did go to my clinic today and they told me that this usually goes away, but until it does to eat as much spinach and cucumbers as I want for snacks. B/C they said what is happening is the HCG hadn’t made it to my hypo. yet and my belly is use to alot of food and the spinach and cucumbers will fill that full feeling my stomach is use to. Also these two veggies has the lowest amt. of calories. I also have yeast in my mouth or thrush and that is where they think the headaches are coming from. ”
First, every one of us experiences different levels of hunger…from: I can’t eat all this food, to wow… I get really hungry now & then. I can tell you that for me if took about 6 days of 500cal before my hunger diminished. And even now after starting my 2nd round, I still have days when I’m hungrier. But absolutely nothing that won’t go away with tea or water! Can’t even stress enough how important that water is.
I believe that everyone should follow Simeon’s diet exactly. That is exactly what I said when I said, “First, you MUST not cheat.”
However, I do not believe, when one falls from glory, that they should be abused. There are too many that carry their torch to the point that the want to light up the offenders (or burn them at the stake)! I don’t think that is necessary or right. I know, from my own experience, that I must follow exactly Simeon’s protocol. Some say they do not have to, and I wish that was me, but it is not. I can gain from eating maybe 100 calories off the diet, so I couldn’t advocate for anything but strict adherence. Therefore, I always advocate for folks to follow it exactly.
But I do not advocate the criticizing of others who do not follow it so I say “they criticize anyone who doesn’t follow the diet exactly.” I don’t think beating someone up who already sees the rising scales is a reasonable choice. Therefore, I said, “And there are some that want to help, so they tell you that you need to follow the diet to lose correctly. I don’t adhere to the critical way of thinking.” What that means is that I don’t believe anyone needs criticism but rather generally needs help.
I guess I don’t see how I gave conflicting information. But I’d rather that you searched someone else’s posts and found fault with them instead of me. I might change my mind about some things as I go through the third round of hCG in a few weeks. I’d rather not be watchdogged.
However, that being said, I agree that people should read the Simeon’s protocol repeatedly. I learn something new all the time. IMHO, it just shows what a tremendous genius the man was–his mind was far greater than my own.
Last but not least, you MUST not cheat, and some people have upped their doses to get less hunger.