So, Monday I started Phase 1 of the Bodytrim Weight Loss system, I'm not calling it a diet, I'm not making a big deal of it.
For those of you that follow my blog you'll know that this is my second attempt at trying something serious, below is the link to my journey with fabulous Personal Trainer Brendan Junge from In Motion Fitness Health and Fitness who taught me a great deal last year.
As a result of a serious health condition and medications that I take and have to take for the rest of my life, over the last 5 years I have put on over 20 kg. Unfortunately, these medications have affected my liver and will continue to which have and will make it very difficult for me to lose that weight.
On the upside it's done wonders for my condition but has made it very difficult to lose the fat, which has caused other issues such as low self esteem blah blah blah. Ladies, all know the side effects of weight gain don't we?! So nothing to lose by giving this a go.
I'm aware that because of the meds there is a large possibility that this may not work as I've worked with personal trainers, tried weight watchers, plus other diets and have had minimal results in the past - HOWEVER, you've got to be in it to win it right?!
- 6 instructional DVDS and 2 CDs
- Reference Guide including recipes
- Food Diary
- Tape Measure
- Electronic Pedometer
- PLUS 4 weeks FREE membership to Trim Club
After watching the first DVD I was incredibly motivated, it's not just a DVD about
Phase 1 of the Bodytrim is the carb detox - simply put, no carbs no sugar - protein only.
Bodytrim is NOT a diet it's a lifestyle choice that you can manage for the rest of your life!
Going in to this, I had concerns.... I didn't eat a lot but I was eating badly. Carb loaded, high in sugar and a 2L coke a day habit. I was prepared for headaches, crankiness the works. But I stocked up on coke zero and bottled water.
6 meals a day of 50-100g of protein over 3 days with a minimum of 10,000 steps/day. I won't go into full details about the program - you'll just have to buy it yourself!
Below is an example of what my food diary consisted of over the three days.
Breakfast - omelette and 390 ml water
1 egg white
Bacon ( no fat )
Tspn cottage cheese
Snack - 80g sliced chicken deli meat
Lunch - 100g sliced ham deli meat and 330ml Coke zero
Snack - 3 x meatballs
Dinner - 2 x Lamb cutlets and 330ml Coke zero
Snack - 100g meatballs
Fast forward 3 days and I didn't cheat AT ALL, no headaches. It was suprisingly easy which made me wonder if I was following the system correctly lol.
The only thing I wasn't able to manage was the 10,000 steps a day. I managed to only do my incidental exercise (the walking I did throughout the day on my usual daily routine).
Regardless, it's now set me up for Phase 2. I feel great, more energised and prepared for the weight loss part.
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