Oh golly, summer is coming! It’s time to think about shedding those clothes and bearing that skin. Many of us are not happy with the way we look and feel, and if you are like me, you want to lose a few pounds before the real hot weather gets here.
I’m terrible at sticking to diets and plans, and my head is often all over the place. I have learnt that if my mind isn’t in it, neither is my body. It’s important for me to talk about my feelings to somebody who understands, and to exercise, eat well, and meet others in the same situation.
The Curves Complete diet has given me all of the above. So please take from it what you will, and maybe try if for yourselves.
What is it and when did I start?
This diet plan includes working out at the gym, weekly expert training from a qualified coach, a specific meal plan for you every week including snacks and goodies, and lifetime access to the website. I know this sounds like advertising, but it’s all true, I’ve done it.
The first thing I did was meet with my coach and discuss the foods I most enjoyed. Was I vegetarian for example, or did I prefer white meat to red. I was also asked if I would prefer to cook or buy healthy meals, did I want to include my family. My answers decided my meal plan.
With access and training on the website I logged in and found my weekly meals and snacks laid out for me, I didn’t have to do any measuring or count calories. I had decided to eat store bought healthy meals for evening meal and utilise the easy breakfast and lunch recipes. If I wanted to change anything I simply added food or took it away, I could even replace meals – my coach trained me on how to do this.
My goal is to lose 23 pounds and to do this I have to follow the three phases of the diet:
1. Eat 1,200 calories a day, by following the meals and snacks each week.
2. The website automatically put me into phase 2 and a plan based on 1,500 calories a day. This phase lasts until I reach my goal.
3. After reaching the goal, phase 3 meals consist of 2,000 calories per day, and if you start to gain a few pounds, then go back to phase 2.
Any vegetable that is not high in sugar content can be eaten outside of the meal plan, which helps that peckish feeling at the end of the day.
I started two weeks ago and I haven’t met my goal so I am still in stage 2. However, I have lost seven pounds, and I do feel a lot happier and fitter. The best part of this plan is that it includes the gym, and working out with other people that I can identify with. My coach is also on Curves Complete and we chat about how hard it is to train our minds to eat right, and eliminate bad habits.
Aswell as twice a week at the gym, I try to attend Saturday morning zumba at my local community center. I have also started going to an hour long movement class with a friend. I’m not saying I am perfect in attendance, sometimes I have “life” going on and I can’t do everything. For me it’s important to have the right mindset, and be able to focus on what is important for me. Sometimes this is difficult, which is why having a good perceptive diet and health coach is priceless.