I don’t really like the term ‘diet’ – when you really want to make a long term change, its a lifestyle change. Like any other change in your life – your diet takes time. You have to learn to adjust to going without or eating more of things that you may not like. You need to learn your body, what works for you may not work for someone else – and you have to be willing to commit to see long term changes.
However – if you are in a bit of a hurry to get a few pounds off as soon as possible like a special occasion, or you have to wear a bathing suit there are things you can do to temporarily. Some people use this as a kick start to their new diet plan, others just when they feel like they need to lose a few pounds. That’s why I did the 14-Day Slim Fast Challenge!
By replacing 2 meals a day with a Slimfast shake or bar I lost six pounds in just two weeks!
Here’s my favorite way to do the challenge – I start off the morning with a shake. I am always in a rush in the mornings, so I just go ahead and drink a shake on my way to work. Now personally I find the chocolate shakes a bit well, chalky, but some of my friends like them just find. I prefer to get strawberries and cream which I think is good. Make sure you refrigerate it, it taste better that way.
For lunch I need to have something to physically eat – so I skip the shake for lunch and eat a meal replacement bar. Now there are 2 flavors that are my favorite, dark chocolate sea salt nut and caramel almond sea salt. They are pretty filling and do the trick until I can get home for dinner.
For dinner for the two weeks I did a simple healthy dinner. Grilled chicken, salad, green beans or corn and then maybe a carb like a baked potato or even some noodles.
The key to really losing the weight is drinking enough water. There is a ton of fiber in the shakes and meal replacement bars and if you don’t drink enough water you are going to end up feeling bloated instead of like you are losing weight.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes!