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I can remember back to the days when I would get teased for being so thin. It wasn’t because I didn’t eat. I ate. In fact, I ate. . .everything. I was in sports and always on the go, so I suppose the activity along with a high metabolism is what kept me so slim. All I knew was that it was super tough to gain weight, and back then, I would have given anything to put on a few pounds.
Fast forward to today. . .15+ years and two pregnancies later, I think I got what I was asking for. . .and maybe a little bit more. That isn’t a basketball under my shirt folks. That’s me nine months pregnant with my second child. It was a girl, by the way. Everyone thought I was carrying too high for a girl. I carried my babies the same and I have a girl and a boy. So much for tall wives tales.
While I have lost the baby weight, I would still like to lose about 10 more pounds. I know it’s not going to take anything extreme, but when you’ve never dieted in your life, changing the way you eat is really difficult. The first time I tried to diet I felt like I was starving myself and I craved junk food even more than when I WASN’T on a diet. It’s all mental. I truly believe that. I need something simple. I need something quick. I don’t have time to prepare special meals or just eat lettuce the rest of my life.
I work full-time as a Marketing professional, blog on the side, have a husband who travels A LOT, am responsible for two very active little children (ages 2 & 5), have a home to maintain, laundry to do, bills to pay, errands to run and, well . . . sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in a day. By the end of the day, I’ll admit, I’m pretty exhausted. Exercising seems like a chore, but I do what I can. I go on walks and have started a program in the evening to focus on my abs (take another look at that pregnancy photo). Uggh.
Shortly after my dieting disaster (or should I say, disasters), I was introduced to Slimfast. The only reason I even tried it was because someone used the words “chocolate” and “shake” together in the same sentence. I expected something gritty and horrible tasting, but it really was the exact opposite of what I had imagined.
The Slimfast Chocolate Protein Shakes are creamy and delicious! It’s so easy to grab one out of the fridge in the morning and drink it on the way to work. Is it weird that I even try to lick the “inside” of the bottle when I’m finished?
In addition to their protein shakes, Slimfast carries a complete line of delicious meal replacement options. They debuted a new snack bar in April 2014. The Slimfast® gimme some GREEK YOGURT & HONEY, honey™ Snack Bars feature the goodness of Greek yogurt and delicious honey.
Believe it or not, they are only 110 calories per bar! The chewiness of the bar is very satisfying and it helps curb my hunger for hours at a time.
Slimfast offers a 14-Day Slimdown Program that makes is possible to lose up to 6 pounds in 2 weeks! That’s why I love it. I want to see results quickly. Quickly, but safely.
Here’s how it works:
- Swap two meals daily with a Slimfast® protein shake or meal bar
- The third meal must be 500 calories
- Enjoy three 100-calorie snacks or pieces of fruit per day
- Don’t exceed 1200 calories per day
- Do 30 minutes of light to medium exercise daily and drink plenty of water
Slimfast really makes dieting easy – and I need that. I never thought I’d be in a position where I’d be wanting to lose a few pounds. After having children, however, life changes. . .in many ways. But I truly believe that with Slimfast and a bit of hard work, I can achieve my goal and probably be the happiest I’ve ever been with how I look AND feel. I hope you’re ready to start your own weight loss journey, too!
If you’re looking for even more motivation and support in your weight loss plan (like I was), you can sign up for Slim Coaching, a program Slimfast offers that includes tips from experts, daily motivation, funny videos and more!
To learn more about all that Slimfast has to offer, check out their website here.
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