Weight Loss Program Sneak Peek!

Posted on January 16, 2014 by Mary Patterson

 

We pride ourselves in teaching people how create a healthy sustainable lifestyle with our fitness and nutrition programs. We have learned and also understand sometimes you need a little more help and guidance.

To learn what foods specifically work for YOU and to give your body a real food gentle detox, you will still want to check out our Gaia Fit Transformation Program.

If you need a program that will provide you healthy natural meal replacements and a big weight loss jump start, our Shaklee 180 program is still the place!

This new program works in balance with both the Transformation and Shaklee 180 or is ideal for those of you who want flexibility in what types of food you eat and really need to fire down on portion control and balanced meals!


Some of your fellow Gaia Fit boot campers have given this program a trial run while providing their feed back along the way, we were able to adjust and enhance the program which will be ready for you in February!

Throughout 6 weeks:
4 out of 6 participants stuck with the program.
The 4 participants lost a combined 20.5 pounds and 11.5 inches.

Three of our participants were so kind to also share their experience with you!


Christina Boss, NJ
Pounds Lost: 5
Inches Lost: 4

1. What was your weight loss goal at the beginning of the program?
I wanted to lose 5lbs.

2. What was your result?
I lost 5lbs. and

3. What was the biggest challenge for you?
At first, it was decreasing starchy carb portions and giving up processed cracker and cereals to snack on.

4. What was surprisingly easier than you thought?
Counting the parts (portions). Once it clicked, it took a week.

5. What are the key things you learned about diet and nutrition from participation in this program?
Plan ahead.
My vegetable intake was lacking.
How bad processed foods are.

6. What did this program teach you about your diet and exercise habits?
My exercise habits were OK. I thought my diet was OK until participating in the program.

7. Are you still following the program?
I stopped adhering to it around the holidays - as in, I stopped the snacks and would eat a larger dinner and eat late. I actually went back on the program after the holidays. Since it is a healthy diet and incorporates all foods groups, I plan on making the program my real way of eating.

8. Any advice you would give someone interested in trying the program...
Do it! Give the program 2 good solid weeks to get started!

 


Stephanie Fortner, SC
Pounds Lost: 7
Inches Lost: 1.5

1. What was your weight loss goal in the beginning of the program?
I was hoping to lose about a pound a week.

2. What were your results.
I lost 7 lbs and 1.5 inches.

3.What was the biggest challenge for you?
The biggest challenge was eating enough protein and not eating too many starches. And drinking enough water.

4.What was surprisingly easier than you thought?
Keeping a food journal. I usually fail at consistantly writing down everything that I eat for an extended period of time. Having to share it once a week definitely held me accountable.

5.What are the key things you learned about diet and nutrition when participating in this program?
Eating a more balanced diet. I learned that I need to make an effort to get my protein in. I also learned portion size for a lot of foods.

6. What did this program teach you about your diet and exercise habits?
I learned how important it is to consistently work out in order to maintain any weight loss. I also learned that my eating habits we not as good as I thought. Vegetable portions needed to be bigger and fruit portions needed to be smaller. I was also way overeating in nuts and nut butters.

7.Are you still following the program?
Yes. It helps me to write down what I eat in order to make sure my diet stays balanced.

8. Any other advice:
I like to think of myself as fairly knowledgable when it comes to nutrition, but there was still even more information for me to learn through this program. It takes actually writing down what you eat and adding it up to realize what a balanced diet really looks like. Being held accountable to someone else is always a good motivator too.

 

 

Karen Verbenko, NJ
Pounds Lost: 3
Inches Lost: 3

1. What was your weight loss goal at the beginning of the program?
My goal was to learn portion control and hopefully lose weight

2. What was your result?
I did end up losing a couple of pounds, but learning portion control was the biggest thing I got out of it.

3. What was the biggest challenge for you?
Definitely seeing how many portions I was eating, and what I SHOULD be eating. Cutting down was very hard.

4. What was surprisingly easier than you thought?
I found that though the portion sizes seemed really small, I felt full after a meal.

5. What are the key things you learned about diet and nutrition from participation in this program?
Portion sizes! And that I really did not get enough fruit/vegetables throughout the day even though I thought I was.

6. What did this program teach you about your diet and exercise habits?
Though my habits were fairly good, they could improve. There's always room for improvement.

7. Are you still following the program?
I am not following the program, but I am more conscious of portion sizes and I try to stick to the smaller sizes.

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