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Recommended Sunrider Foods and Teas for the HCG Diet

Here is a list of the recommended foods and teas that can be consumed for a successful HCG Diet.

  • Calli Regular or Cinnamon Tea
  • Fortune Delight Regular, Cinnamon, Lemon or Raspberry
  • Quinary
  • NuPlus Plain or Simply Herbs
  • VitaShake Strawberry
  • SunnyDew or Sunectar Stevia
  • Evergreen

All these foods are part of the important Nourish, Balance and Cleanse foods from Sunrider.

Please contact me if you’d like to know more about these amazing health foods.

Christine Marek/ Sunrider Consultant/Successful HCG dieter/ p. 480.491.9551/ Christine@ChristineMarek.com

 

HCG Diet + Sunrider = Success…Week 3 Truths Uncovered

This Blog Post is a continued series of articles about Christine Marek’s  journey on the HCG Diet- beginning June 2011. She hopes these posts help others to be able to enjoy the Sunrider nutrition and benefits during the HGC diet process.

August 7, 2011-

I write this post on Sunday night 8 weeks after starting this blog ( 6/10/11). I am 8 pounds lighter. My goal was ten, I achieved 11 and I am no longer on an HCG diet.

You may be wondering what happened to my diet after week 2? I stopped blogging because life happened. My blogging prioirty was tosted down the list of things to do.

Here’s the updated truth…Into my third week I began my menses. My doctor advised me to stop the diet during this time of female cleansing. Actually I was relieved to go back to eating more calories. Even if I could have continued I’m not sure if I would have. I just did not feel very good on the diet.

The 500 caloric intake was so difficult for me. I was tired, cramping and my mental clarity was not strong, either. I didn’t even want to drive. Granted I was only on the HCG diet for 2 weeks and others say, including my doctor,  that HCG absorbed over time will increase my energy levels and also deter my food cravings. This arguable fact from many I did not test.

After I got off the diet I went on a California business trip and vacation. Yes, I was lighter as I hit a weight goal of 113 pounds. At the beginning I was 124. Best part was that even off the diet I kept losing. Yeah! I believe this happened because I kept to the recommended food intake only eating more. And then I have slowly  added the bad habit foods into my life. This includes  occasional alcoholic drinks, (yes, I love Pinot Noir), breads, some sugars and nuts. I so missed the nuts!

Hey, I’m not perfect and some of those foods I abandoned during the HCG diet I love and they ARE good for me. For instance SunBars are so yummy and I feel so good when I eat them.  It’s just that they are high in calories and/or complex carbs and I know I can only metabolize 1200 calories a day. If I want to loose weight I need to take in less calories. Plain and simple. I choose and those choices are reflected in my weight and body appearance. It’s also reflected in my mental attitude. Yes certain foods make me feel more confident and others can make me feel sad.

So far my weight has fluctuated from 116 to 120 pounds depending on what I splurge on.

Would I go on the HCG diet again? Probably not, but I am happy that I did because I had the toughest time getting my weight under the 120 pound plateau. I’ve been trying with no success for 6 years. Today, I believe I will  keep my weight maintenance thanks to the HCG diet for bumping up my middle age metabolism and I also thank Sunrider foods for keeping my weight down below 120. When I eat my nourish, balance and cleanse Sunrider foods and teas my weight is great. It’s when I eat the bad foods – sugar, pasta , processed foods, too large of portions, breads and alcohol I will gain back the weight.

Exercise has to be a big part of my weight maintenance, too. I love the look of lean, toned muscles on me and as I continue to excercise and discipline myself to eat foods that are best for me I’ll see more progress in my personal health goals. Heck, if I’m really good I could look like my favorite body builder friend, Jamie Ambler. … OK I’m dreaming. It’s not that big of a deal to me…yet.

It’s all about choices and I loved learning about them with the HCG diet. I’m sure glad Sunrider was there for me on this journey, too!

Let me know what you think about HCG Diets and Sunrider. I’d love to share my thoughts and education on this matter with you.

Fighting for my best health,

Christine Marek

Sunrider Consultant/ p. 480.491.9551

 

Are you a flip-flopper when it comes to wellness?

You know them. They are the ones that go from doctor to doctor searching for wellness answers. They get the next great advice, they share this with you and you wonder if they’ll ever be committed to wellness.
Could they enjoy this roller coaster ride of illness and wellness? Then I looked in the mirror and it hit me, I’m a flip-flopper when it comes to wellness. Do you know what I mean?

Here’s some examples….

Committed to Wellness Flip- I exercise at least 45 minutes a day 6 days a week. . This includes running, jogging, weight lifting, golfing, walking, stretching and hiking.

Uncommitted to Wellness Flop? A week or two of extra work, family matters, holidays, vacation, etc.. hits me and I don’t do any exercising. My body is so tense and aches the more I don’t and then I go back to it. All that progress I made now has to be regained. Oh I hate that part! Does this sound familiar.

I do this with my nutrition, too!

Flip- I’m on the Sunrider Nourish, Balance and Cleanse program for life. I eat two- three Sunrider NuPlus a day. I take Quinary and Bella twice a day and drink Calli and Fortune throughout the day.
Snacks are veggies and fruits, plus the wonderful Ezekiel bread. WOW, I feel and look great.

Flop-I go to a party and eat potatoe chips, cake, enchiladas, pizza, drink wine. Or.. I am too busy to make dinner so I order a pizza, chicken wings, tacos. Oh yes and cookies are around the house for me to grab. YIKES! Recently I can tell that what I am eating either makes me feel great or not so great and eating junk food I definetley feel awful. Sometimes I feel horibble even while I munching on this food.

Flip- But I don’t want to be deprived of the foods I so enjoyed in the past. That brownie really gave me a lift. These awful and unnutritous foods gave me such joy, and they tasted so good.

Flop- I gain weight, I ache from the bad nutrition, my mental attitude is low. How’s that for short time joy.

Flip-
I forgive myself for not being perfect and learn how to reward myself with foods that make me well.

So you have it, I’m a confessed flip-flopper. Does it sound familiar to you? I hope not, but if so remember don’t diet, LIVE. Diets don’t work, it’s a proven fact. None of us are perfect. Some of us will be more committed than others. It’s a wellness journey.  I’m learning how to get better at it every day. Thank goodness Sunrider foods have showed me what makes me feel good and what’s good for me. Not to mention they are so affordable and convenient. Now it’s up to me to stay committed to a lifetime of living the best life possible.

Good luck with yours and remember I’m here and so is Sunrider when you need to get back to flipping on the wellnes side of of life!

Yours in support,

Christine Marek
Sunrider and Wellness Consultant
p. 480.491.9551/ 888-988-4882 toll free