I’ve had the most positive experience using the HCG Body for Life Program with the excellent guidance of Colin Watson. I lost 30 lbs and went down 15% body fat in 50 days (during the holidays I might add).
I started this journey mid October 2014. I had been a professional dancer for over 15 years, working out and dancing 4-10 hours a day. I ate anything I wanted and managed to stay in great shape due to the amount of daily activity I had for 15+ years. Once I stopped dancing, the amount of activity had gone down to 1-3 hours of exercising 5-6 days a week, I still had a physical job but it didn’t burn half as many calories as dancing.
I also started to go to dinners and movies and sit more and nibble on food at night, when for 15 years I had been in classes, rehearsals doing shows most evenings. In the last 5 years my weight had started to be steadily increasing, despite the diets and workouts. My body has always been a priority to me to keep in shape and look good- for my job, my health (physically and mentally), my confidence and my attitude.
I started feeling horrible about myself, the way I looked in clothes and just didn’t feel like going out and stopped being in pictures because I hated how I looked. I was frustrated and finally ready to do something drastic about it.
I had seen and heard the advertisements and results by following Colin and his lovely inspiring wife Jayne’s Facebook pages. I knew Jayne personally and wanted to find out more about this “HCG stuff”. I had questions and concerns since it sounded too good to be true and I wasn’t sure if it was safe.
I spoke with Colin and asked him my 101 questions and decided to go for it. Iwas willing to commit the time and give up what I had been doing, since it wasn’t working. I decided I wanted my body back enough thatI was ready to weigh myself, weigh and portion my food out and plan my meals ahead and do the HCG protocol everyday for 50 days.
What sold me on the program was that I had Colin as a coach throughout the whole process. The fact that I had him on my side- checking on me, supporting me, guiding me, answering every question via phone, email or text, motivating me, reminding me and making me feel like I could be successful and get the body I wanted was the BEST part.
I liked that every day while doing the HCG injections, you would either get results or consequences (which kept me from cheating).
Because of that, I overcame one of my biggest hurdles, got a scale and weighed myself on a daily basis.
I followed the protocol by PLANNING my meals and staying between 550-750 calories a day and sticking to eating the “allowed” foods, drinking a gallon of water a day getting good sleep and doing my daily injections. It was NOT impossible:
I ate something every 3 hours. The hardest part was learning to plan ahead, other than that, I felt great and energized and was not hungry. I proceeded to lose weight on a daily basis. Along the way, I had a couple hiccups in the road but with the help, advise, and expertise of Colin we were able to overcome the hurdles I had come across and kept moving forward.
I finished the phase 2 of HCG, looking and feeling great. I had lost 30 pounds and about 15% body fat. I felt amazing in anything and everything I put on. I couldn’t believe how successful I was and felt I had my young body back. The best part was that I never felt like I had to starve myself and I learned a great deal about my eating patterns.
It reinforced the importance of eating every 3 hours, and drinking plenty of water each day. Since then, I have followed Colin’s phase 3 – 2.0 by staying under the required net carbs a day and getting a cheat evening every 5 days. I’m happy to say that I have managed to stay within 5 lbs of my “goal weight” and within 1% of my low body fat percentage.
I am thrilled about having made the decision to do the HCG diet with Colin F. Watson. It has made a huge difference in my world both mentally and physically and has taught me so much. I have been blessed with not only getting a coach who cares about my progress and listens to my concerns, but I’ve gained a friend who I value and plan to know for years to come. I couldn’t imagine going through this process without the consistent guidance of Colin.
I think this is a great program for anyone who is ready to BE SERIOUS and make SACRIFICES and FOLLOW the protocol to attain their goal for their body. I plan to try to stay within my new set goals and do a shorter version of the HCG protocol on an annual basis just to regroup and reaffirm clean eating habits because let’s face it- life happens…