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P3tolife Interview Episode 19

P3tolife Interview Episode 19

JESSICA’S STATS:

  • 40 years old
  • Starting weight in 2014 was 230 lbs
  • Last round starting weight was 193 lbs
  • P2 ending weight this last round was 181.6
  • Weight after P3tolife is 172
  • Goal weight is 130 lbs

Jessica’s Experience With:

THE P3TOLIFE PROGRAM DURING PHASE 3 OF THE HCG PROTOCOL

What were your biggest concerns when contemplating going into P3?

My biggest concern in P3 was, what do I eat without regaining the weight I have lost. I was very concerned with hidden ingredients in foods and just wanting to have food with more flavor. This is the 3rd time I have done HCG and this P3 was the easiest.

If you were to explain to an hCGer in just a few sentences why the P3 program has been valuable to you, what would you tell them?

The P3 program really took the guesswork out of what I could eat and how much. Following the menu plan that was provided was very easy and the food had a lot of flavors.

The videos on the P3 to Life page also help with explaining and guiding me through certain areas that I was unsure about. Especially shopping.

What did the P3 program provide to you that you feel like you didn’t have before without it in past Phase 3s?

I felt like I had somewhere to turn when I had a question. The videos helped out a lot when there was a concern. The biggest help was just following the recipes. I continued to lose instead of gain throughout P3.

Did you have to do any correction days during P3 this time and if so, what do you think was the cause and how did your correction day(s) go?

I did not have to do any correction days.

Can you share your tangible results from following the P3tolife program? – how your weight has been while following the P3 program?

My LDW was 181.6, and when I ended P3tolife I was 174.2. My weight would fluctuate a little between 174 and 176, but for the most part, was pretty stable.

How did you feel about the portion sizes & taste of the P3 meals? Did the portions and taste of the food make any difference in how you felt about eating/relationship with food while on p3? If you still felt hungry, how did you adapt it to add calories?

The P3 meal plan portion sizes were awesome and so was the taste. Everything had great flavor, and I was never hungry. There were a couple of times I could not finish the portion because it was too much. The smoothies were a lifesaver because I love my chocolate. I would have a chocolate peanut butter smoothie, I would make it without the zucchini, and that would help curb any need for sweets.

Can you share a little about your personal life- ie work full time/part time, kids or hubby or school? Would love to hear how you made the logistics work of cooking the program with whatever time constraints you deal with. How did you manage to fit in preparing the meals with your schedule each week?

I am 40 years, work full time as a corrections officer, I have two teenage girls, and I go to school part-time to finish my bachelors. On my days off I would follow the batch cooking guide in the simplified cooking section. It made it very easy to just grab and go when I was on the run.

Have you struggled on past p3’s and if so what were your struggles? Did the P3 program help address these struggles/how so?

On past P3’s I would cheat because I would get sick of eating the same food with the same flavor because I was afraid to add anything new. This gave me the variety I was looking for and almost a freedom to where I did not crave sweets or more food. P3 to Life really helped me to incorporate better eating and ideas about food that I did not have before. I never knew that mayonnaise had sugar in it. I have learned to buy more natural foods and less processed foods.

Were there any positive results from following the plan that surprised you, that you weren’t expecting? Have you learned anything new from the program?

One positive result was that fact that I continued to lose weight. I have not been working out, and I still lost about 6 lbs.

On other P3s I would end up having to do steak days because I would continually go above the 2lbs of my last dose weight. The biggest thing I have learned is shopping and incorporating these new healthier ways of eating. I really exam the snacks I eat.

My biggest guilty pleasure though is going out for Mexican food. I love it! I try to only go out once or twice a week and really limit any processed or fast food. I have not eaten at a fastfood establishment in about 4 months.

What were one or two of your favorite recipes in the plan?

Every recipe in Week 2 was my favorite. My absolute favorite was the Balsamic Cast Iron Steak, Cauli Mash and Tomatocini salad.

Balsamic Cast Iron Steak, Cauli Mash and Tomatocini salad

My husband is a very picky eater but he really enjoyed all the recipes too.

Was there anything in the coaching section you found useful or that resonated with you and how so?

I have not watched all the coaching videos, but I really like the one on shopping. I think shopping is the most intimidating thing because there are so many choices and you hope you are picking the right one.

Any other closing thoughts that you want to share about your experience with the program, or that might help others considering whether or not to give it a try?

I definitely recommend the Phase 2 book that you have and the P3 to Life program. When I did my first round of hCG I had nothing but a print out from the doctor I was seeing with the foods I could eat. Then I found HCG Chica and followed the videos and tutorials to help me on my journey.

As soon as the book came out I bought it and it made my life easier.

Now I have the P3tolife website with all these awesome recipes that really help me from getting bored with cooking. I have had a botched round, had surgery, gained the weight back and now I am back on the journey to my goal weight.

P3 to life has really given me an outlet for when I get discouraged, as well as watching videos of other HCGers who have been successful.

What type of hCG did you use?

I used injectable hCG. My start weight in 2014 was 230lbs. I am down now to 175lbs. I want to get to 130lbs.

I have a couple of rounds left to do, so I am glad I have this program to help me through.