Friday, June 06, 2014
Ok so I'm looking for some really honest opinions...... I'm trying to get completely back on track. I'm doing a mediocre job of it so far. I was thinking of ordering the Spark Solution and following the diet/exercise plan. I'm just wondering if anyone else has tried it and it you truly find it do-able. I thought when the book first came out that some were saying the diet was sometimes involved and a little too complicated in the way of cooking and preparing meals. I don't have a lot of time, which is why sometimes I eat/make the wrong choices..... I know ....poor excuse. I have found success in the past when I eat only what I am told and don't have to think about what to prepare thus eliminating the poor choices. I also need family friendly food that a husband and a grown son would enjoy (my daughter tends to eat more like me and will be adventurous)
So if anyone has tried the book or heard more in depth about the book, I would appreciate some advice/opinions. Thanks Spark people. I've made it this far because of all the words, advice, encouragement and support I have gotten in the past. I want to keep moving forward; I just can't seem to get in the groove
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I have the book, too, but I'm not very good at following a set plan for eating. I have tried to eat correctly based on our family style if that makes any sense. Good luck on finding a plan that works for you and your family.
1047 days ago
I haven't read the menu plan on the spark solution, do occasionally try recipes on SP. I too don't want anything too complicated. to be honest, I usually won't stick to it if it is. what I do is stick to a meal plan which to me means 3 meals and 1-2 snacks a day. I need the routine, it seems to keep my eating more under control. I have 3-4 breakfasts and lunches that I choose from and then go super easy with dinner, stirfry or something on the grill with veg and a salad. my motto is if its not on the table in 20-30 minutes, I don't want to make it!
This plan works for me. It was how I lost all the weight before and hopefully how I will succeed again. On the weekend my husband and I may go out to eat but... our little secret is to go out for a nice lunch instead of dinner. less calories and cheaper! Then we take a long walk. I also avoid fast food restaurants because I frankly love it too much to eat healthily there, although some people say it is possible.
Guess what I'm trying to say here is that you have to make it so easy that it's almost harder not to do it!
1060 days ago
It is so hard to find the right diet or eating plan. What works for some might not work for all. Good luck on finding your plan. Pam
1403 days ago
I bought the book, but, as you mention, I wasn't thrilled with the food aspect.
I tend to cook in bulk on the weekends. My go-to recipes seem to be minestrone soup with cauliflower instead of potatoes and no pasta, curried vegetables, tomato soup, and some others. I often have soup, a half of a salmon filet, or salad with salmon on it. I freeze the batch and mix up the order in which I reheat them.
I've gotten away from making a lot of different foods, because it's simply easier to track this way.
My husband is going away for about a month this Sunday, and I don't want to fall into the frozen pizzas and desserts trap again. Let's hold each other accountable.
1420 days ago
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