She's been available to me at all times, and has never made me feel any question I may have is insignificant. She also introduced me to her team of Grit Girls via Facebook where we can all communicate our questions, share recipes, success stories, and encourage one another. The entire experience has been phenomenal, and successful. I'm down 3 pounds in 2 and a half weeks, and I'm shrinking! I can clearly see marked definition in my arms, legs. mid section, etc. To think it all started with a message from Instagram. I love the internet!
The first week on the plan was the most difficult to adjust. I ate the same things, literally every day, for a week straight until I felt comfortable adjusting my diet. Once I got into the groove, it's become a much less time consuming task for me each day to ensure I'm eating the right amounts of each food - Protein/Carbs/ Fat (Macros in a nut shell).
As a former fatty, chunky monkey, fluffy girl, whatever you want to call it, I feel I will always have issues with the super strict diet. I personally feel the super strict diet sets you up to fail yourself. Unattainable goals and unrealistic expectations set you up for disappointment. When you feel like a failure, you want to throw in the towel, say f*ck this, then you're disappointed in yourself. You'll stand in the mirror and pick yourself apart, let the scale determine your worth, rapidly depleting your self-esteem- why can't I do this!? and, if you're anything like me, insert binge attack. For these reasons, I will never follow a super strict diet. I allow myself one extreme cheat a week. This prevents the negative scale cycle and food dependency. I do feel over time I've become detached from food, however if it's Sunday evening and I'm craving ice cream, I'm going to eat ice cream. I've done it twice since starting this diet. The Sonic Peanut Butter Cookie Shake is other worldly by the way :) Guess what? I'm still getting the results I want from my macro plan even with my one cheat a week. I don't feel deprived or hungry, and YES I'm still getting in my social hour on high carb day aka Saturday. Ya'll know this girl ain't missing out on that! Come on nah!
I'm hesitant to call any meal plan a life style. This buzz phrase just doesn't fit my life. Ya'll wanna know what my life style plan is?
|Aside from the fact that she's ridiculously rich (hello personal chef),|
Jennifer's plan will work for my life too
In other news, rocking and rolling the May Meltdown with Ms Michael's, and looking forward to the conclusion of Operation Red Bikini! Who is ready for the link up tomorrow?! THIS GIRL!