Many years ago I found out about the Glycemic Index. I also listened to Anne Louis Gittleman speak at a conference. I never forgot how great the information was but obviously didn’t always put this information into practice.
Now while on Maintenance after HCG I am utilizing the Glycemic Index principal.
American Diabetes Association uses the Glycemic Index. And if this is all sounding quite familiar, it’s because big named diet programs are promoting that they are now using the Glycemic Index as though it is something “brand new”. In a post coming soon I will explained what I learned from Anne Louise Gittleman about food additives for low fat foods that actually cause your body to want to hold onto fat.
Below is one of the books Anne Louise Gittleman wrote;
When it comes time to incorporate exercise back into your lifestyle you will have changes to adjust to.
This example has always stuck with me and I want to share it with you –
If you used one of those “balance scales”, you know the ones with an area to load items on both sides”
Ok, Let’s say on one side you filled the entire side with a can of whipcream. It would spill over the scale plate before you know it.
Now on the other side add a small piece of filet mignon.
Of course on the filet side there would be extra area to add more to the scale plate (no spill over) But GUESS WHAT???
The whip cream (which represents FAT)
Would still weigh less than the filet mignon (Your lean muscle)
Yet the filet would obviously weigh more than the whip cream.
Below is my original Vlog when I explained this example. The vlog was done early in my HCG journey.
I hope this gives many of you peace of mind.
Because as we know the more MUSCLE our body’s have to maintain, the more calories it needs to sustain itself.
That is a good thing 😉
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Mug full of water
For 2 drinks per day – Juice of half a lemon per drink
When on P2 – You are allowed the juice of one lemon per day
Cayenne Pepper (don’t use too much all at once)
Approx. the same as the contents of 2 cayenne capsules opened up and poured out
I prefer to use a cayenne pepper from the spice bottle and measure out approx 1/8 of a teaspoon.
Stevia to taste
Either use boiled water or zap in the micro to the temp you desire.
Got to Goal and Stayed there for a Year??…say What??? That is What it is ALL About! – Thanks to ALL =)
I am just days away from my one year hcg anniversary and I just now for the very 1st time shared with family (my bro) my YT channel name. EVERYDAY that goes by with success on HCG you want to to let those you care about know that there is REALLY something out there that REALLY WORKS!!!!
My 1st vlog looked like I was in a witness protection program.
I was so scared! My thinking was ” what if someone comments saying YOU are SO fat etc.
I was Blessed to have so much support, love ans encouragement. Thank you all that have been there for me!
Very first vlog
Once Again Shannon saves us with some GREAT HCG Cooking Tips
If on P2 – Proceed with caution. Some HCGers get releases from including chocolate delight, yet others get the opposite result.
I didn’t even like tomatoes till this recipe – lol
Thank you Shannon for helping others succeed!
It’s super simple – The amount of protein allowed on P2 of shrimp
A good sized tomato – cut up
sea salt,pepper,onion powder
ALL ingredients sauteed together
(hint – the water that is created when I defrost the raw shrimp in the micro helps to make more sauce to enjoy)
I need to figure out the correct camera height when I video my whole body. This angle makes me look wider than I am. I’m am currently wearing a size 26 if you were wondering. And at the after Christmas sales trying on 2’s and 3’s. I NEVER in my wildest dreams thought that could EVER be possible.When getting a scale get this one or one that does the same calibrations. I am so glad IDSpecialist did her vlog on youtube and explained the benefits of this scale. Besides buying the hcg it has been the best purchase I could have made! Happy New Year and HCG Happiness to ALL!! =)
Please Note – Do Not Do this Flush while on HCG
The Jay Robb Fruit Flush
The Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox is the brainchild of clinical nutritionist and fitness expert Jay Robb, and is a great alternative to other detoxification diets out there that allow mainly fluids to be taken throughout the duration of the process. Unlike juice fasting, this detox diet relies on the consumption of fruits in achieving its guaranteed health benefits, including weight loss. And since the Fruit Flush lasts for only 3 shorts days, many people who have tried their hands on detoxifying themselves found it relatively easy to stick to the diet from beginning to end.
Line of Attack
Jay Robb believes that elimination of toxins in the body can be done with the mere consumption of a proper combination of foods. The Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox Diet utilizes the substances or contents of fruits and other natural food items in cleansing the body’s different systems. In addition, this detox diet enables one to efficiently lose excess weight of up to 9 pounds, according to its creator.
The nutritive content of fruits has many positive effects on the body, not just suitable for detoxification but for providing for a general wellbeing as well. Fruits are a good source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. They also provide quality carbohydrates – those of the low glycemic index type.
You see, not all carbohydrates are the same when it comes to their effect on the blood glucose level. The glycemic index, or GI, ranks carbohydrates based on how fast they trigger rise in the amount of sugar in the blood stream. Food sources with high glycemic index will trigger a dramatic spike, while a low glycemic index will only cause a small rise. For people who are trying to shed off excess pounds or maintain ideal weight, sticking to foods with low glycemic index is the way to go. By consuming carbohydrates with low glycemic index, one’s blood glucose level becomes stable, therefore maintaining increased energy levels and preventing hunger pangs.
The 3-Day Plan
Since this detox diet is designed by a clinical nutritionist, he understands that not only is it important for people to eat well-balanced meals all the time, but also need to get rid of accumulated toxins in the body from time to time. That is why the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox is so designed: to effectively sweep toxins out of the body in as little time as possible, enabling the return to consuming well-balanced meals just as quickly. Basically the 3 days is composed of 1 pre-flush day and followed by 2 fruit-flush days.
• Pre-Flush Day – The pre-flush day consists of drinking protein shakes and ending it with a serving of vegetable salad with chicken, turkey or fish. From 8 am to 4 pm, anyone undergoing the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox should consume a 6-ounce glass of protein shake every 2 hours. Protein shakes are easily available at health and fitness shops, and even on the internet. Also, it’s recommendable to purchase whey protein, as it is best absorbed by the body.
• Fruit-Flush Days – The fruit-flush days are on the second and last day of the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox. From 8 am to 4 pm, one should consume a serving of fresh fruit every 2 hours. Then the day will be ended by having up to 6 cups of vegetable salad and a 6-ounce protein shake. However, on the fruit-flush days, note that no lean chicken, turkey or fish is served with the vegetable salad.
Remember to take lots of water throughout the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox in order to hasten the elimination of toxins in the body. It is also important to drink 8-12 ounces glass of water one hour after every intake of protein shake, vegetable salad and fresh fruit servings. The following is a sample diet plan:
Pre-flush (day 1):
8:00 am – protein shake10:00 am – protein shake12:00 pm – protein shake2:00 pm – protein shake4:00 pm – protein shake6:00 pm – up to 6 cups of vegetable salad with 3-6 ounces of lean chicken, turkey or fish
Fruit-flush (day 2):
8:00 am – 1 medium-sized banana10:00 am – 2 cups strawberries12:00 pm – 1 large apple2:00 pm – 1 large mango4:00 pm – 2 small oranges6:00 pm – up to 6 cups of vegetable salad with protein shake
Fruit-flush (day 3):
8:00 am – 2 cups grapes10:00 am – 2 medium-sized kiwis12:00 pm – 1 large pear2:00 pm – 1 medium-sized banana4:00 pm – 1 large apple6:00 pm – up to 6 cups of vegetable salad with protein shake
The Good and Bad
If you think about it, the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox is a healthier alternative to other fad diets out there also claiming to get rid of poisonous substances in the body and weight loss. Well, the truth is, this diet is obviously much healthier because you are allowed to consume fresh servings of fruits and vegetables, plus it only lasts for 3 short days. When a detox diet needs to be carried out in just a matter of few days, one will find it easier and more motivating to complete it, and enjoy the benefits as well.
However, as with any other forms of diet – for detoxification, weight loss or a combination of both – there are certain side effects involved. For the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox, one may experience hunger and fatigue because, despite of the frequent servings of fresh fruits and protein shake, their caloric contents are still relatively few to enable anyone on the detox diet to perform regular activities as efficiently as before getting on the diet. For the same reason, one must abstain from pairing the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox with cardio and weight training workouts. Also, the advice of a doctor or any other health professional must be sought before trying the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox, to ensure safety.
The dressing I make for the salad –
2 Tb yellow mustard,MCT oil,ACV, and a dash of sea salt,pepper,onion powder – mixed well then shook up in a closed container with the veggie salad ( I think it is Yummy!)
My thoughts on Fruit selection –
I think one thing about the fruit it what type of fruit to have. Since we have done hcg I made the decision to only eat fruit that was allowed when on P2. Apples and strawberries. I was too concerned that bananas etc would be to high in sugar for my system. I also base it on the glycemic index. When I first read pounds and inches knowing that it was written in the 60’s I thought it was interesting that Dr Simeon chose low glycemic fruits. Good call on his part 😉 I do feel really full from all the salad bulk that is taken in. So the 1st time I did it I was worried that I would gain so I was totally surprised that I actually lost real well with it.
Thanks to Cherry V for originally sharing this flush with me.