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.
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.
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.
I did not have to do any correction days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every recipe in Week 2 was my favorite. My absolute favorite was the Balsamic Cast Iron Steak, Cauli Mash and Tomatocini salad.
My husband is a very picky eater but he really enjoyed all the recipes too.
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.
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.
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.