Read Leslie’s firsthand account about how she was able to lose weight and create a healthy, sustainable routine with Balanced Habits KICK START!
“I feel much better overall and I’m encouraged by the changes I’m seeing in my body, and by the fact that I’m able to start wearing some clothes I haven’t worn in quite some time!”
Prior to KICK START, over the past two years, I gained weight and gotten really out of shape. I tried to lose weight on my own and did lose some, but usually gained it back. KICK START came at a good time for my schedule, and I was intrigued by its claim that it could help “reset” my metabolism, as I felt that was something I really needed.
“I was pretty skeptical that the program would work, but it has! I’ve lost 16 pounds, and I’m slowly but surely getting back into shape. I think losing the weight, plus having to get into something of a routine helped me get into a healthy routine in other areas of my life, such as working out.”
During the program, you eat real food and honestly, I was rarely ever hungry. You actually get a lot of food, sometimes maybe more than you might want to eat. I do much better when I have a “routine”, and this program definitely requires that. You eat at specific times, so you have to plan ahead and think about when you’ll be eating. It isn’t hard, but it takes time and planning.
One of the things I really enjoyed about KICK START were the recipes. I like to cook and I like variety in the food I eat, so I liked trying the recipes—many of them were really good! And, in addition to eating guidelines, you’ll get recommendations on how much exercise to do each week. It isn’t a crazy amount, and this also really helped me get back into a good routine. It also helped that I had to weigh-in regularly and “check-in” with my food coach. When someone else is monitoring your progress, there’s just a little extra incentive to stick with it!
“I really think there’s something different about this program. I think it does reset your metabolism, and you never really feel deprived. I still have a ways to go, but I feel like I’m definitely on the right track, and that I have the tools to get me where I want to be!”
For anyone considering KICK START, I say try it and see what you think. It’s just 28 days and I think we can all stick to something for that long. But, I would also say it’s important to try to start it during a time when you can devote some attention and focus to sticking to it.
“As for me, after KICK START, I opted to continue with the LIFE nutrition program, and I am continuing to lose weight! I have always struggled with my weight and I’ve tried many different approaches to lose weight. This approach is different, and I truly believe it’s something I can continue doing for the rest of my life!”