This was me about two years ago. About one year after I had my son. I worked hard for those results, they may not look like much to you but I could not believe what I was able to do with A LOT of hard work. That photo lets me know what I am capable of and that it is possible for me to achieve those results again after our second child is born.
Thankfully maintenance won’t be an issue this time around because ff what I’ve learned.
I’ve tried and succeed at losing weight many times over the years. Notice I said “many times”. It was never easy and guess what it never lasted.
Have you ever experienced the Diet Cycle?
You start a diet. You are SO motivated you can practically see the motivation sparkling on your skin. You just know that THIS time will be different!
You begin to cut calories and exercise. All is going well until — BAM!
Around day 10-14 of your “different this time diet” temptation becomes too much. You are frustrated because you were doing so well! You don’t feel very well, you have brain fog and irritability, your energy is low. You feel like something is missing and your body is SCREAMING for you to feed it anything to make it feel better. Which normally are junk sugary foods because those foods provide an immediate sugar high. Only to drop us hard shortly there after.
Then comes the guilt. Ahh! I’m such a failure! I’ll start fresh tomorrow. I’ll be good etc etc.
I lived stuck in the diet cycle, until I realized it’s cause.
I wasn’t a failure… YOU aren’t a failure — our diets failed us!
We assume it’s a lack of will power, that we are weak. That’s not the case.
When we cut calories AND add exercise we cut vital nutrients. All a craving is our body saying I need nutrient x y or z.
When you drink Shakeology every day you are feeding your body what it needs and wants.
You are then able to:
- cut calories
- stick to your diet
- keep the weight off
The best part, it’s not a struggle!