Ibet you’re thinking ‘here we go again, another post where Hayley says she’s gonna stop been a glutton and get in shape’. Well you’re wrong. I’ve realised that when it comes to weight loss it’s all about making small and manageable changes. Recently I have been trying out the Slimfast 3.2.1 plan, although doing so in my own way so it fits around my life and also what I can realistically manage. I like to keep things simple as the rest of my life is one busy mess, plus I like to do things my way and not feel restricted at all. Which is why the Slimfast 3.2.1 plan is great, as it’s easy to bend it to fit your life and likes. The plan can be used as a simple way to lose a few pounds for a big day or you can bend it for more long term use.
If you’re a little older like me (woo to the 30s club) you’ll likely remember your mum or gran with a tub of Slimfast powder in the kitchen and a very hangry attitude, well it’s all changed now. Actually I was quite surprised to see that you can have up to 6 servings of food/shakes a day to keep you full, energized and without the hangry attitude. So the premise is that you have the following each day:
- Breakfast Shake (meal replacement)
- Light Snack
- Lunch (meal replacement)
- Light Snack
- Dinner (600kcal)
- Light Snack
The kit also comes with some meal replacement bars which are enormous – I was expecting multi pack chocolate bar size but they’re more like a full protein bar size. There’s some snack bars in too, which are more of a multi pack size (the caramel ones are bae) and some snack crisp type things and pretzels (you will devour those in 2 minutes flat they’re so good). Obviously the kit alone won’t work miracles, and you do have to have willpower, drink the recommended 2 litres of water a day and get up and about for 30 minutes of exercise a day too. The kit provides you with everything you need to boost your weight loss and if you’re like me then to take control of some of your less desirable eating habits (like a croissant for breakfast). If you are going to give yourself a little Slimfast boost then you should check the Slimfast Challenge App out too, as it’s a great resource for recipes, tips and most of all support. You can keep track of your progress on there, read people’s transformation stories (I like to do this whilst I am eating my evening meal)
Now here is the part where you’re likely expecting me to tell you I have lost 8lbs in a week. Well, I haven’t and to be honest I haven’t even checked. For me using this was more about gaining control of my habits and starting to make new ones. Yes, my 6 month pregnant looking belly looks more like I am 5 months pregnant now, which is great, but I know as soon as I start attaching numbers to a journey then it becomes me be all and end all, and for now I am just enjoying making some changes and more importantly, feeling some changes in me.
I’m helping to co-host a Twitter chat with @SlimFastUK tomorrow morning (6th Sept from 9am – 9.30am) and would love you to come along, ask some questions, share some tips and generally have a chit chat. The chat will be held on both Slimfast’s account and mine, and also by using the #SlimFastBreakfastClub tag. I can’t wait to see you there :)
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