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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

 

Sneaking Sunrider.. Testimonial for Wellness

Colleen Seton sent me this testimonial on 5.31.11  Thank you!

My name is Chiquetta Jarman (Trish).  I have a very unusual intro to SR story. A friend of mine told me of this place that was offering a yoga class, a massage, and a sauna for 5$ and said she was losing all sorts of fat… I couldn’t believe it and asked what the catch was…. She said, well you have to listen to this lady go on and on about her foods. I asked what those foods were and she said SR.

She did not know but I had been having a secret love affair with SR for 20 years. My father had brought me SR foods when I was pregnant with my first son. He didn’t know anything about them just told me to eat them and I did. I felt fabulous. I was in a religion that discouraged intake of caffeine and I was sure these foods had caffeine or something, somehow they had to be bad for me, I just felt so good. So I talked myself into not thinking I could afford them after father quit buying them. But being a weak mortal, I snuck them for the next 20 years. But, I would just allow myself to have maybe one guilty fortune or calli a day.

So,  I called this lady the moment I got off the phone with my friend and set up the appointment. I loved the offerings, but mostly I loved hearing about my secret love, SR foods. The second night I went, I found myself in the sauna with Colleen. We talked for  a while and I told her of my secret love, she assured me there was no caffeine, and asked why I wasn’t eating it 3 times a day….. I told her, “I can’t afford it.” She told me, “Don’t ever say that, you can have anything you want.” At that moment I knew it was true, I went away with the determination whatever it took I would have these foods. I realized the truth was, I could always have afforded the foods, I didn’t think I deserved to feel so good.

This time I learned about the foods, I learned about the Philosophy of Regeneration. I was hungry for information. I felt like the prodigal son coming home and realizing I should never have left. I had needlessly struggled and suffered for an extra 20 years. During these years I was in a constant search for answers to my lifelong health problems. Spending a small fortune on supplements and treatments. I have always sought out Organic foods and did not indulge in the standard American diet at all.

  • Well, after about 3 days on SR , what I would say was my lifelong depression, was gone. It has been over a year now and there has been no return.
  • My horrible hormonal imbalances, including horrific monthly cycles, with intense pain, bloating, and deepening of the depression was gone completely in about 3 months.
  • I have lost 23 pounds and 19 of them are fat pounds, which are usually the last to leave on a standard diet.

But as great as all that is, the best is yet to come… I have had a roommate for the last 5 years. The story starts out as us being best friends. Over the years the friendship had disintegrated into intense animosity on both of our parts. All I wanted was to make enough money to live on my own again. We truly barely spoke to each other for most of the time. After a while he saw another friend of mine while eating the foods lose 25 pounds in one month and my roommate invited himself to an educational meeting. Long story short, he started eating the foods, went vegetarian, changed in such awesome wonderful ways, we are, best of friends again, we are appreciating each other and have entered into a SR business partnership. I can’t believe how different we both are, he also was dealing with severe depression and neither of us knew how to free ourselves. Our lives are both full of hope, joy, and a sense of wellbeing that I never have felt in my life. As a health therapist, I share Sunrider with every person that comes to me, and every person I meet. I am looking forward to spending the rest of my life sharing this miracle of health.

Feel free to contact me if you’d like more information about Sunrider, The Philosophy of Regeneration and more.

Christine Marek- 480.491.9551/ Sunrider Consultant

Sunrider Quality Products.. Part II

  PERSONAL CARE
Instead of… Enjoy this Sunrider product!
Anti-bacterial hand cleansers Kandesn® Hand Cleansing Gel
Soaps Oi-Lin® Liquid Soap, Kandesn® Beauty Bar
Body Lotions Kandesn®, Oi-Lin®, and Dr. Chen Hand & Body Lotions
Relaxation, Aromatherapy, & Exfoliating Products Oi-Lin® Firming & Moisturizing Scrub, Kandesn® Spa Products
Deodorant SunSmile® Herbal Deodorant
HAIR CARE 
Shampoo & Conditioner Kandesn®, Oi-Lin®, and Kandesn® Spa Shampoos & Conditioners
Hair styling products Kandesn® Hair Care Products
Hair coloring Dr. Chen® Herbal Hair Color
COLOR COSMETICS 
Liquid and powder foundations Kandesn® Protective Foundation SPF 15, Kandesn® Creamy Powder, Kandesn® Dual Pressed Powder
Loose powder Kandesn® Sheer Silk Translucent Powder
Blush & eyeshadow palettes or compacts Kandesn® Blush & Eyeshadow Refills, Kandesn® Advisor and Mini-Compact Compact Cases
Eye pencil, eyeliner, and mascara Kandesn® Eyetrim Pencil, Kandesn® Liquid Eyeliner, Kandesn® Lash Enhancer Mascara
Lipsticks, lip pencil, lip gloss Kandesn® Moisturizing Lip Colors, Kandesn® Lip Liner Pencil, Kandesn® Lip Gloss
Nail polish and nail polish remover Kandesn® Nail Lacquer, Kandesn® Nail Lacquer Remover & Conditioner
Make-up Brushes Kandesn® Brushes
Mirror, magnifying mirror Kandesn® Mirror
Perfumes and colognes Kandesn® Parfums and Colognes
ORAL CARE 
Toothpaste SunSmile® Herbal Toothpaste
Teeth whitener SunSmile® Herbal Whitening Gel
Mouthwash SunSmile® Refresher Drops
Breath mints or chewing gum SunSmile® Tabs
HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS 
Water, produce rinses SunSmile® Fruit & Vegetable Rinse
Kitchen cleaners, dishwashing soap, bathroom cleaners, household cleaners SunBright® Household SuperClean
Laundry detergent SunBright® Laundry SuperClean
Laundry bleach, chrome and kitchen appliance cleaners SunBright® Bleach
Glass, mirror, and window cleaners SunBright® Glass Cleaner
Water bottle, beverage bottle Sunrider® Shaker Bottle, SR Sports Bottle