Today I am ready to be totally transparent and share my results after a full week of implementing what I have learned in the new nutrition course I am taking. If you missed, Enough is Enough-Why I am Making a Shift and You Should Too, be sure to check it out!
Today I will share:
SO, ABOUT THAT HYPE…
I was just as skeptical, if not more skeptical than most of you so I didn't really talk about this program too much before it launched. I really thought that this was going to be the same old stuff we already know, just repackaged in a prettier way. I thought that adding the word "mindset" was more a way to add a little buzz and hype. I had still planned all along to get the program, but not necessarily follow it, just learn about it so I could share it with others...Man would that have been a mistake!
When I started to listen to some of the original test group participants, it forced me to really take a good hard look at myself and where I had gotten with my nutrition. I realized that I didn't just need a new approach, but I had to really fix my thinking and mindset after all. Whether this could help me or not was going to be another story, but at least I realized I needed some help.
As I started watching the initial videos in this course I was blown away! I learned so much so quickly, yet it was all so simple! How had no one put this together already? This was NOT just taking what I thought I knew and repackaging it. It was simplifying some of what I already knew, yet adding so much more while actually teaching me about food at the same time.
Sure, tell me what to do, I will do it and likely be successful, but teach me how and why and the game totally changes!
So, without any hesitation I can now say yes, yes, yes! This program has absolutley and unequivocally lived up to it's hype!
WEEK 1 RESULTS
How can I so confidently say this? Well, my week one results don’t lie! I am already down 3 pounds! Sure, it fluctuated some from day to day, however, at the end of it all, I am a solid 3 down! 3 pounds down while enjoying my food, not counting calories, macros or containers, still having and enjoying cheesecake (real stuff, not some “dietiezed” version), pizza (real pizza on real crust, not cauliflower), alcohol (no “skinny” version, real stuff) and french toast (not a “heathy” version, but right from a diner)! None of those had me feeling totally derailed, defeated or guilty. I also am no longer looking at the scale as the enemy but as a piece of information that has already helped keep me moving in a positive direction!
Do I expect to lose 3 lbs a week until my goal weight? NO! That’s not how real life works and when you do lose like that, often it is harder to keep off. I will absolutley go for a steady 1-2 lbs a week if it means I am enjoying life, enjoying food and knowing I can sustain it over the long haul!
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED
I have learned what combinations of foods to eat at what meals and WHY I am eating those combinations. I am also learning why I am not eating certain things at other meals. In addition I am learning why I don’t need to be eating 5-7 times a day.
I am learning what foods are keeping me the most full and satisfied throughout the day without compromising my energy levels. AND I am learning how much of those foods to eat to continue losing weight instead of gaining or maintaining.
I have learned how to set up my kitchen and how to shop for success, but also how to be much more cost effective and efficient!
I have even learned how to enjoy social settings and special occasions in a new way that actually allows me to enjoy them for their intended purpose and not have to be stressed about eating or drinking and what it will do to the scale!
I have been given incredible tools and resources along with a phenomenal community of support to really help me be successful.
WHY YOU DON’T NEED TO GO “ALL IN” AND WHY I DON’T RECOMMEND THAT!
You need this! I am not suggesting you have not been successful in the past or are not currently being successful with a plan, but this is different. This course is about real life! This is the real deal on how to truly live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life when it comes to your nutrition.
This isn’t something I think you should have a mentality of “going all in” because that’s not what this is about! I think that is the kind of mentality that has set far too many of us up for failure in the long term. It is also the mentality that keeps us from ever getting started. We are waiting for the “perfect time” where we aren’t traveling, or where there is no holiday or special occasions, that we feel we can have total control over our food…but that isn’t real life!
I want to answer your specific questions and help you figure out your next step! If you know you need to lose weight and gain control of your nutrition, the time is now! If you don’t want to count calories, containers or macros, this is for you! If you aren’t able to exercise, don’t have time to or just don’t want to, this course is a must!
The next step is yours! Let’s connect and chat more!
I am a former dual sport collegiate athlete sharing my story, how you can gain strength, confidence and discipline too, and how I apply lessons learned from competative sports and how to turn them into real life success.