SugarFree Protocol – Caitlin

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Caitlin will join us on Monday, Monday, March 5, but you can learn more about her now.

Caitlin’s Introduction:

Hello, everyone. My name is Caitlin.  I am twenty-eight, 5’4″ and weigh 174 pounds.

Although I was slim when young, my excess weight gain began with my first pregnancy.  No matter what I did to lose it, the weight never came off. Then I discovered HCG and thought it was the answer. I was wrong, since all the weight I lost came right back on again. By that time I had a blog in which I encouraged others to start HCG, but recently wrote a final thread apologizing for leading them astray.

Now, after one more child and a struggle to maintain my losses, I am turning to the SugarFree Protocol.

My metabolic test results aren’t pretty, and they fit to a “T” the results of all the other former HCG takers. I have Hyperinsulinemia and I am Hypothyroid. My Vitamin D level is in the basement, so SugarFree is helping me correct that too.

I look forward to taking this journey and am thankful for the opportunity. Talk to you all soon!

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 1 – 3/5

Weight: 173.6

Bust: 39″
Waist: 36″
Hips: 41″

– 4 oz broccoli
– 4 oz spinach
– 1 T. butter
– 11 oz. chicken thighs
– 1 oz potato
– 9 oz asparagus
– 1 oz sour cream

– 6 oz salad greens
– .5 T. Olive Oil

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 740
– Fat: 50.3 grams (61%)
– Protein: 50.7 grams (27%)
– Carbs: 21.0 grams (12%)

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 74
– 1-hour PP (after breakfast): 64
– 2-hour PP (after breakfast): 63

This morning I found myself consciously reminding myself this is diet time, and to NOT take little bites and tastes of the breakfast I made for my children and the sack lunch I prepared for my eldest. I am realizing just how much snacking I have done during the day.

By the time lunch rolled around I was very hungry. As I started measuring everything out to cook though, I thought: “How in the world am I going to eat all of this food!?” I managed with exception of about one ounce of the spinach leftover. I was completely full. I know this first week will be difficult, but I am ready! Don’t know about my low blood sugar tests though?

[Note: You’ve had a great first day with some great realizations of former habits. As to your low blood sugars, this is a pattern often seen in hyperinsulinemic participants. Your body is awash in insulin, 24/7 and as a result it is lowering your blood sugars a lot. That will slowly change as your pancreas gets the message that you are no longer eating in a way that requires a lot of insulin for good blood sugar control, and it will make less. When that happens your blood sugars will truly normalize. Jan went through exactly the same thing, so check out her thread!]

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 2 – 3/6

Weight: 171.0 = down 2.6 pounds

– 7 oz shrimp
– 4 oz spinach
– 4 oz broccoli
– 3 T. butter
– 5 oz. green beans
– 1 oz potato
– .5 oz Colby cheese

– 6 oz salad greens
– 1 T. olive oil

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 797
– Fat: 56.6 grams (64%)
– Protein: 49.7 grams (25%)
– Carbs: 22.2 grams (11%)

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 65
– 1-hour PP (after lunch): 77
– 2-hour PP (after lunch): 68

I am really happy with my first loss this morning. I know it’s only water, not fat, but the fat loss will come. I have lots of energy this morning and feel pretty good regardless of my low blood sugar. However, in the hour before I ate I was shaky. This persisted in the couple of hours following my lunch. I know it will eventually disappear as my pancreas quits pumping out too much insulin.

Also, I chopped up my spinach and broccoli and cooked it in butter with my shrimp.
This made the combined 8 ounces so much easier and tastier to eat! And I’m very excited about some helpful hints and recipes from SugarFree on how to cook more tasty dishes!

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 3 – 3/7

Weight: 169.0 = down 2.0 pounds

– 7 oz liver
– 8 oz spinach
– 3 T. butter
– 9 oz. asparagus
– 1 oz brown rice
– .5 oz onion

– 4 oz salad greens
– .5 T. olive oil

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 771
– Fat: 51.1 grams (59%)
– Protein: 49.3 grams (26%)
– Carbs: 28.6 grams (15%)

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 63
– 1-hour PP (after lunch): 76
– 2-hour PP (after lunch): 76

Last night I tossed and turned all night long. My mind would just not quit racing. I had to wake up and eat a piece of cheese because I felt like my blood sugars were low. I thought I would wake up and feel terrible this morning due to lack of restful sleep, but turns out once I got up and going my energy was just fine!

I am telling you, I am loving all this good fat and greens! I am sure people will be mistaking me for Popeye by the time I’m done. I have noticed that my complexion is also more improved. That’s what no more sugar does, I bet.

Another thing I am enjoying is sitting down with my little kids and providing them with their own portions of what I am eating. They are loving it, and that is making this mama very pleased. So far so good and I can’t wait to keep learning and changing.

Oh, and seriously – I  never thought I would like liver, but due to SugarFree telling me how to cook it (in butter, over low heat, just a few minutes on each side so the inside is still pink, rosy and tender) the meat it was delicious. The rice and onions were perfect with it all too. I also, cooked down the eight ounces of spinach in butter and it was wonderful!

On a final note, it’s been nice that people are already noticing my improved spirits and energy. This might be better than the weight loss so far, but I’ll take the losses too! :)

[Note: Amazing what good food that actually reaches your cells to nourish them will do for you. 🙂 The improved complexion however, is due to the animal fat, not the veggies. Wait until you’re on Maintenance — your hair will shine and your face and skin will glow. The tossing and turning might increase a bit too, which comes from the fat in your tummy finally being released and burned as fuel. It’s no different than if you got up at 2 a.m. and ate a few thousand calories of fat — you’d have too much energy to go back to sleep. Don’t worry, this will simmer down on M. and meanwhile, you are becoming a much smaller person. :)]

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 4 – 3/8

Weight: 167.2 = down 1.8 pounds

– 8 oz sirloin steak
– 8 oz broccoli
– 1.25 T. butter
– 5 oz. green beans
– 1 oz potato
– 1 oz sour cream

– 6 oz salad greens
– .5 T. olive oil

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 838.3
– Fat: 52.9 grams (64%)
– Protein: 53.6 grams (26%)
– Carbs: 21.2 grams (10%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 79
– 1-hour PP (after lunch): 79
– 2-hour PP (after lunch): 76

This morning I weighed myself three times just to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. I know these losses aren’t going to last forever. There will be some days coming up where my body is going to have to fill my fat cells with water and then finally dump those cells. However, it is nice to have some great losses early on to motivate me to stick with it!

I oven-roasted the broccoli today for lunch along with some extra for the rest of my family, and boy was it a hit! I am really appreciating not only losing weight but also learning to cook, because it is obvious I didn’t know a thing. So although, many of you may already know these basic wonderful ways to cook food it is something new to me and I am enjoying learning!

I slept much better last night and have really good energy today. It is so nice to feel like I can keep up with my life a little better now. I think it is interesting that my fasting glucose has come up a little and just on the fourth day.

[Note: Quite a change from the bad ‘ol HCG days, no? 🙂 Yes, your fasting glucose came up a bit today, because your pancreas is starting to get the message that all that excess insulin is no longer required. And your energy is rising because your cells are finally receiving some nourishment from the food you eat, instead of having it all go into fat storage. Enjoy it – it gets better from here.]

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 5 – 3/9

Weight: 167.0 = down 0.2 pounds

– 8 oz pork chop
– 8 oz kale
– 2 T. butter
– 5 oz. green beans
– 1 oz potato
– 1 oz sour cream

– 6 oz salad greens
– .5 T. olive oil

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 788.5
– Fat: 57.3 grams (65%)
– Protein: 47.0 grams (24%)
– Carbs: 21.2 grams (11%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 72
– 1-hour PP (after lunch): 96
– 2-hour PP (after lunch): 86

I felt a little sleepy this morning, but my energy picked back up this afternoon. My 1-hour PP was the highest it has ever been, but my 2-hour PP came down pretty well? I don’t know if that is good or bad? I don’t think there was any hidden sugar.

[Note: Caitlin, you’re starting to have truly normal blood sugars. Yours today were GREAT. Please re-read my note to your report yesterday (especially what is in italics) to understand why.]

I also intend to change my menu a bit as SugarFree suggested. This weekend I will be eating different foods within the requirements. I am happy with a loss of 6.6 pounds four days, and am looking forward to seeing what my measurements are on Monday!

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12 Responses to SugarFree Protocol – Caitlin

  1. skinnybreachAline says:


    I applaud you for your courage to admit that HCG is not for you (or anyone), and for being willing to take the hard right over the easy wrong. You have no idea of how many people (despite the difficulty in maintaining their losses) will not accept the fact they are making matters worse because they don’t understand their bodies at the molecular level.

    I was a Protocol Participant, but due to my job and hectic life had to stop posting. Nevertheless, I still follow SugarFree’s principles and have had amazing results (that take time, but they do show!).

    Congrats on your decision to truly cure yourself!


  2. Theresa says:

    Welcome, Caitlin!


  3. Lisa says:

    Hey, Caitlin – I know on Protocol you’re going to learn a lot about your body and how it reacts. You’re a strong woman and can do whatever you put your mind to. I have confidence in you!

    Love you – Lisa

  4. Caitlin Murphy says:

    Thanks so much for the encouragement so quickly, Aline and Theresa! I’m so glad to join you. And thank you, Lisa –love you too! Thanks for following me here.


  5. Lisa says:

    Woohoo – 2.6 pounds! And your shrimp, spinach, and broccoli in butter sounds delish.


  6. helderheid says:

    Caitlin, I’m so happy you’re off and running! I can’t wait to see all your progress! 🙂

  7. Caitlin says:

    I was so excited to see your comments, LD and Helderheid — you guys are wonderful!

    Thank you, thank you…


  8. Shawna says:

    Caitlin, I finally got around to catching up with the old gang here. I read your posts and it sounds like you’re off to great start!

    It’s been a few weeks since I’ve left Protocol, but I’m still using the tools SugarFree gave me. I continue to melt off the pounds and inches and I’m pleased to say that some of my old size 2 bottoms are fitting me.

    Wishing you continued success on your journey to getting healthy.


    • Shawna, I’m happy to hear you’re doing so well. It is absolutely true, as I’ve stated so many times here: once you fix the root cause of what made you fat to begin with (insulin resistance) and heal your metabolism, you will stay slim and trim for the rest of your life while eating thousands of good calories a day. Thanks for checking in. 🙂

      Best wishes,


  9. Caitlin says:

    Hi, Shawna!

    Thanks so much for checking in with me. I am enjoying Protocol so far. So glad you are doing so well- SIZE 2, that is absolutely awesome. I have been wondering about you and missing you. 🙂

    Thanks again,


  10. Caitlin says:

    SugarFree, this is great news! I am just used to such low blood sugars that normal is not normal to me. I’m so glad my pancreas is getting the hint. Now the poor thing can slow down a bit. 🙂

  11. Lisa says:

    Caitlin, your progress is amazing, and I’m so glad to hear that your good energy is back. You are starting to heal your metabolism, and your body is getting the hint that it doesn’t have to work so hard in return for so little, like with HCG. Congratulations — You are doing FANTASTIC!

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