My friend emailed me a link today regarding somthing called "Trim" by a company called AdvoCare. Basically, if you've never heard about it, it is a 24 day "cleanse" system to rid your body of toxins, help you lose inches and weight, and get you on the fast track to being amazing. I checked it out, asked her about why she wanted to do it, and she told me that her friend had done it, lost inches and 15lbs in the first 2 weeks, kept it off and has continued to lose weight. She then asked what I thought.
As an aside thought, NEVER ask me what I think unless you REALLY want to know. Just don't do it because you may not like the answer.
I said, "Okay, sounds great. But I don't think that losing 15lbs in 2 weeks is healthy weight loss." After that the conversation went stale--and I'm not sure if that's because I didnt' jump up and down for joy or if the busy-ness of the day interrupted.
Now, I'm not saying I've never tried the quick, easy way--OH I HAVE. I did Visalus for like 2 weeks--and after 2 days I couldn't just do shakes--NO WAY. Let's be real. I didn't get fat by NOT eating. A binge was not far behind.
I tried SlimFast. Again. Fell waaaay off the wagon.
I tried Atkins--and gained everything I lost back.
See my point? I have NEVER done a quick weight loss and kept the weight off--it's not sustainable. If one person can tell me that they can truthfully say they will NEVER eat a food again, and NOT because they are allergic and they are okay with that, and have no rebelling, EVER, then I will bow down. Because once I make a food off limits, I crave it. I have to have it. And that's what Quick Weight Loss diets do.
They limit what you can and cannot eat. So yeah, you lose weight--water weight first, then probably muscle if you are starving yourself or not giving your body what you need. And then, when you go off of the diet you WILL gain it all back if you do not continue to eat that way. You can't only have shakes and one meal a day and then go to eating WAY more calories and expect to not gain weight. You have to make a committment to eating that way FOR. EVER.
Me, I can't do it. I. LOVE. FOOD. I love the smell, the taste, the texture. THE SMELL.
I know earlier this week I talked about how impatient I am. And believe me, I am. I want results. Badly. But I want it all, too. I dont' want to have to give up that cookie in order to go down a pants size. And I believe moderation is the key.