The Summer was long and I definitely lost my way towards the end of it with my eating and exercise habits. This resulted in me feeling sluggish, bloated and a few pounds heavier. I still was exercising at least twice a week but I stopped doing PiYo regularly - which I LOVED - and strayed a bit from my Trim Healthy Mama. Not so completely far from it that I was no longer following it, but just far enough from it that I wasn't feeling as good as I should. The principles of Trim Healthy Mama work for me - it's the ONLY thing that has worked! So, what was my problem? Why was I losing my way from what they perfectly describe as "Food Freedom"?
So, about two weeks ago I was talking to my best friend and she follows the BeachBody program called the 21 Day Fix. I had also heard good things about it. So, I decided to give it a try - because I then was watching TV and came across the infomercial, too. So, I thought sure, why not give it a try.
Essentially the program is portion control which therefore limits calories consumed based on your current weight and activity level. You get a certain number of protein, fruit, vegetable and fat allowances based on that with color coded containers to measure. There's also an exercise component to it which I didn't do but did do similar workouts - cardio, pilates, weights, abs, etc. I will say that I do feel this program would likely be effective for most people who are looking for a healthier way of eating IF they are currently not following a whole foods/clean diet. I don't feel that I was the right person for this way of eating.
Why do I say that? Well, with Trim Healthy Mama, I was eating a very minimally processed, whole foods diet. I eat large, healthy salads with protein and I eat wholesome carbohydrates. So, one week on the 21 Day Fix and I GAINED 2-3 pounds. I was perplexed and frustrated to say the least.
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Today, I'm happy to report I'm already down 3 pounds I gained over the Summer and gone are the few pounds from the few days I was on 21 Day Fix.
Before Summer I was still bouncing around 153-155 pounds and I'm pretty much back to where I was now this morning at 155.8. The scale had gotten pretty up there for a bit but I'm happy it's come back down.
So if anyone needs me I will be eating my skinny chocolate while reading my two new books :)
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