“For the first time in many years, I am very happy with my current weight, and feel it is exactly where I should be!”
I joined KICK START because I had been slowly gaining weight over the past few years, and just wasn’t happy with how I looked or felt. Although I regularly work out at Mid American’s wide variety of cardio and strength training classes, I knew I couldn’t outrun the poor eating habits that had crept into my daily life.
I have been extremely happy with the results I’ve seen from KICK START! During the 4-week program, I lost 10lbs and lost another six pounds over the next seven weeks. For the first time in many years, I am very happy with my current weight, and feel it is exactly where I should be. Primarily, I lost the weight in my mid-section, a very unattractive “spare tire” that had been growing and keeping me company for several years. I’ve also noticed a marked increase in my energy level, especially during HIIT classes that used to leave me completely winded.
“Even better, prior to KICK START, I had been experiencing arthritis pain in my hands and feet, as well as nerve pain which radiated down both legs. After about three weeks on the program, I noticed that all of this pain had almost completely disappeared. I no longer take any pain medication. I believe that this is the result of eating clean, whole, balanced meals with almost no added sugars, which I understand contribute to inflammation in the body.”
For me, the easiest part about KICK START was that the “rules” were very simple. I concentrated on the macronutrient ratio of 7 (grams of) protein, 3 fats, and 9 carbs [per my customized KICK START plan], and used the [Balanced Habits] “Pack and Go” guidelines extensively for simple breakfasts, lunches, and snacks. To keep dinner interesting, I started scouring cooking websites to find recipes that “fit” the program. I’ve also been using the app, Recipe IQ, to modify my own recipes into healthier versions.
“I have truly adopted KICK START as the way I eat now, and plan to eat this way for the rest of my life… I have no desire to go back to my old eating habits.”
On a recent vacation, I did stray a bit, but happily went right back to the Balanced Habits lifestyle as soon as I got back home.
If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to lose weight on your own, you really should give the KICK START a go. It takes some work, and it isn’t easy to change a lifetime of eating habits. Before KICK START, I had developed a bad habit of grazing all day long, and eliminating all that unscheduled snacking was hard for the first couple of weeks. But having a coach available is a big help, and the weekly weigh-ins help keep you on track. I truly feel I now have the tools I need to stay at a healthy weight for the rest of my life.
“This program may be the best investment I’ve ever made in my health, next to my membership at Mid American, of course!”