A huge pat on the back for the team. I am absolutely loving the recipes – easy to prepare, very tasty and fresh.
When I think of how many times I endured the L.. & E.. diet (which my doctor repeatedly recommended), it never worked. I could never eat all the meals and worst of all, the dinners were pre-cooked and frozen in cardboard boxes. WELL DONE! Loving it so far!
I have been following the plan I would say 90% of the time and I just wanted to say a big thank you to the team and community. This HAS changed things for me. I am almost 10kg lighter and my bloods are SOOOOOOO much better than they were, practically normal!
I am not going to become complacent though as I know that I have various triggers and challenges that make me want to eat stuff that isn’t so good for me. However, after doing this diet I do feel confident in my abilities to maintain healthy eating as my taste buds seem to have changed and I have control over my portion sizes.
This Program offers the best support I’ve ever come across.
And when it comes to stress eating I can definitely relate. While on this program I’m becoming so much more aware of what my triggers are and am gradually developing strategies to avoid having to rely solely on willpower when I’m stressed or tired.
I already know that my learnings from the programme have been so valuable to my future health and wellbeing. I loved being able to use the recipes and prepare my meals in advance. Being a chef, I’m still a little fussy about some of the foods but with an open mind I have tried a lot of new and interesting flavours. Whilst on the programme, I was able to chat with others in a similar situation on the forum and this was something to which I really looked forward. Knowing that I wasn’t alone and that we could support one another was a pleasure. alone and that we could support one another was a pleasure. I would like to thank the team – I have never had as much support or involvement as I have had during my time on the 12-week online programme; it has changed the way I think and live my everyday life.
This program has provided a foundation for life.
For me it has brought together all the bits of knowledge I ‘sort of’ knew and added in new information in a way that makes so much sense to me. If I go off track it’s easy to get back on, because it’s such nice food, it’s simple and it makes sense. Chocolate isn’t as tempting anymore….it just doesn’t taste as nice so I can stop after a small amount. I simply don’t want it, rather than needing to use all my willpower to stop. Having forum support was really useful too. Thankyou team and community.
I thought I would share how I have gone. I have found the menu plans very helpful. I’ve almost cut out alcohol and the forum support and feedback essential to staying on track. I have continued with my usual 3 – 4 gym visits per week but have added a daily 10,000 steps. I started at 85kg, now I am 74kg. I was on 4 prescribed medications. My GP has taken me off 2, including Metformin, and the other 2, for cholesterol and blood pressure have been halved. As of last week my glucose fasting had dropped from 7.7 to 4.9 and my HbA1c has decreased from 6.3 to 5.2. This program has been fantastic – thank you to the team and all the community members!
I haven’t eaten so well for years.
Just wanted to say thank you Menu Team for such an interesting, delicious and satisfying first weeks menu. Yum!!
Like others here I expect, my “good food radar” had been broken after too many years losing (and gaining!) the same 10kg with a variety of diets. So nice to be able to enjoy fats again.
My big takeaway from this week has been with a menu plan (and the fridge/ pantry stocked accordingly) the weeks eating is a breeze. With a bit of time spent on the shopping list, there is a lot of time saved during the week. Also less chance of going off the rails. This is going to be a big tool for me post the 8 weeks.
Today is the day that I have been told that I have worked hard enough to come off all my medication. I will no longer be taking Metformin and this is one week before my goal date. When I started I was 115.1kg and I was taking Metformin and blood pressure medication. As of today, no more medication. And after a two week plateau I am now down to 102.8kg. This
is such a great start to my future – I hope this is just the beginning of many positive steps. I am no longer in the morbidly obese category, but I still have a long way to go. Thanks to everyone who has helped me on this journey. Keep up the good work everyone!
12 weeks later I am now, today, 223.9lbs or 101.56kgs. My body fat % reading is 33.6% and my chisel fat reading is 15. At my last check in with the diabetic nurse, my Hba1c reading was down to 51, which was after 8 weeks and the nurse was flabbergasted! She could not believe it and was totally astounded when I got on the scales. My waist is now 44″, hips 41″ and chest 44″. People are asking me if I’m alright? or “are you sick? One person even said I’d” lost way too much and enough was enough!!”
“I have lost 10.3% of my body weight and have never felt better in years.