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New to slim in 6, In NEED of HELP/ ADVICE/ BUDDIES
New to slim in 6, In NEED of HELP/ ADVICE/ BUDDIES
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11/29/12 10:09 AM
hello everyone, I recently ordered slim in 6 and right away I read through the guide books and I found a lot overwhelming
This is the first time I'm trying diet and exercise, and I'm doing this completely alone with hopes I can transform my unhealthy overweight body to the body of my dreams.
For me breakfast is the most important meal, not on any diet plan I'll eat my favorite (egg with rice, and Italian sausage)
With the slim in 6 diet plan meals I don't find much fulfilling and because of that I don't have the energy to complete my workout without feeling the need to vomit. My body feels like I need to eat more food in order to last throughout my workout and feel good after working out.

Can you motifiy daily meals?
Can I eat my usual breakfast to get me through the mornings/morning workouts?
I honestly look at the options of meals and get very discouraged because nothing sounds appealing and Im STILL hungry after eating emoticon
I really really want this to work for me, help/advice please?
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RE: New to slim in 6, In NEED of HELP/ ADVICE/ BUDDIES
11/29/12 2:27 PM as a reply to Need2burnfat.
Need2burnfat:
hello everyone, I recently ordered slim in 6 and right away I read through the guide books and I found a lot overwhelming
This is the first time I'm trying diet and exercise, and I'm doing this completely alone with hopes I can transform my unhealthy overweight body to the body of my dreams.
For me breakfast is the most important meal, not on any diet plan I'll eat my favorite (egg with rice, and Italian sausage)
With the slim in 6 diet plan meals I don't find much fulfilling and because of that I don't have the energy to complete my workout without feeling the need to vomit. My body feels like I need to eat more food in order to last throughout my workout and feel good after working out.

Can you motifiy daily meals?
Can I eat my usual breakfast to get me through the mornings/morning workouts?
I honestly look at the options of meals and get very discouraged because nothing sounds appealing and Im STILL hungry after eating emoticon
I really really want this to work for me, help/advice please?


Hi! First of all congrats on making the decision to get healthier. Slim in 6 is a great program. Nutrition is often the hardest part of any change. The first thing I recommend to anyone starting out is to define WHY they are doing this. What is your goal? Why is is important to you. You need a strong enough WHY to stick with lifestyle changes. It CAN see overwhelming and this is so normal. Post your WHY where you can see it.

It is ideal to follow the nutrition plan, but I can understand that it can be daunting. Make small changes, eating whole grains vs white bread, apple instead of chips, water instead of soda. As you start to eat healthier and work out, you will find that you want to eat better and have less cravings. I find tracking really helpful. I use myfitnesspal which is free. Even if you do not follow all the meals in the meal plan, try to stay in the amount of calories. Thirst is often confused with hunger so try drinking some water when you feel hungry.

Can you post a normal day of meals? It will help you make suggestions.

Finding a supportive group also helps. I would love for you to join us at the support thread I moderate -->Support Thread

Please do not hesitate tor reach out with any questions. You CAN do this!

Cheers,
Christina
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RE: New to slim in 6, In NEED of HELP/ ADVICE/ BUDDIES
11/30/12 11:19 AM as a reply to CoachCBove.
I found I had to be realistic when I made the switch to a healthy lifestyle. Especially when it comes to eating.

I now eat 5-6 smaller meals every day. For example, for breakfast, I have an egg sandwich (1 egg with a slice of low fat cheese, a piece of turkey sausage on 2 pieces of whole wheat toast). Then I wait an hour and if I am still hungry, I will have an apple with a small glass of milk or a protein shake.

Keep a food journal and count your calories - it will be an eye opener for you. Seriously, it is a major wake up call. There are websites that can help you keep track of this if you need it. (my fitness pal is a good one)

I made smaller changes toward a healthy lifestyle first. I eat on a small salad plate now instead of a huge dinner plate. I use brown rice instead of white rice. Whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread. I stopped putting salt in my food. Used olive oil instead of butter. Turkey sausage instead of real sausage. As a treat,1 piece of bacon instead of 3 pieces. (because I love love bacon- and I can't help it if it is in the house!) Plain yogurt with a little honey instead of sugary fruit flavored yogurt. I try and have at least 1 salad a day.

Remember, you are changing your LIFE. It will not happen overnight. It is a marathon, not a sprint. Be realistic and honest with yourself. For example, I knew I couldn't change my diet overnight and not binge eat sabotaging myself. But at the same time, I took a hard look at my food journal and knew all the "cookie snacks" I was having in the evening were a large part of my weight issue.

You know you better than anyone. For example, if I eat less than 1600 calories a day (I'm 5'8") I am starving at the end of the day! So I make sure I eat 1600-1800 calories. But, because of this, I know that the weight will not come off as fast as if I ate only 1300 calories or so...But, I'm ok with that. This is what works for me.

Don't give up and keep trying. Push play for that workout every day! And if you fall off the wagon, just get right back on and try again.

Good luck,
Rachael
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RE: New to slim in 6, In NEED of HELP/ ADVICE/ BUDDIES
11/30/12 11:53 AM as a reply to Need2burnfat.
I agree with using Fitnesspal. I have never really followed the Nutrition plans exactly but fitnesspal is great in helping you figure things out. Its easy to use and once you set that calorie amount in there you will end up instictively trying not to go over it and find foods you can eat alot of that dont have as many calories

You are not alone..we all started where you are and we are here for you. I sent you a buddy request
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RE: New to slim in 6, In NEED of HELP/ ADVICE/ BUDDIES
12/5/12 12:38 PM as a reply to Need2burnfat.
Congratulations on ordering the program!! I am on day 10 and i am starting to feel stronger. I am not at this time able to have the shakeology but I have been adjusting my eating to make it a healthy lifestyle change instead of just a diet. it is a struggle and a work in progress. I had to get past the fact that this is not something that will happen quickly and it is a process. Any time you want to talk or anything, just message me. I accepted your buddy request so it will be easy. I am a good listener and sometimes it helps to 'let it out'.
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RE: New to slim in 6, In NEED of HELP/ ADVICE/ BUDDIES
1/4/13 9:37 PM as a reply to Need2burnfat.
I just accidentally erased the message I had written to you. I sent you a buddy request. I am also doing slim in 6 and couldn't stick to the 6 day express diet, but will continue to improve. The coach here had some good suggestions so I will leave the nutrition advice to her. Good luck! We all need encouragement/support at times.
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RE: New to slim in 6, In NEED of HELP/ ADVICE/ BUDDIES
1/4/13 10:04 PM as a reply to Need2burnfat.
My sister is struggling with this very same problem. So I will share my philosophy that she is now trying to follow.
I did not eat as healthy as I do overnight. And I am far from perfect with my sweet tooth and love for Mexican food. However, I gave up one thing year after year to get where I am now. When I gave up sausage, I converted to chicken sausage. If your area has a Sprouts store, they make it fresh and it comes in a variety of flavors. This is not ideal but it is an improvement in the right direction.
For life time success you need to own your WHY and make livable changes. When one is comfortable, it is time to purge another. My progression over years went something like this: Smoking, Soft Drinks, Fast food, Caffeine, Fried foods, Beef, Pork, Milk Chocolate, Processed foods.

That body you are wanting needs to be yours FOREVER, not just through a program. Be the best you that you can be. I am 45 yrs old. My doctor tells me I am the healthiest, sexiest 40 something she sees. My WHY is my two young children and being a single mom to them. I am committed and I want you in that same place.

Congrats on getting started. Stay in the fight. You will love the victory lap of a healthy life.
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RE: New to slim in 6, In NEED of HELP/ ADVICE/ BUDDIES
1/5/13 11:34 AM as a reply to Need2burnfat.
When you are really hungry try eating a small apple or even a pickle!
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RE: New to slim in 6, In NEED of HELP/ ADVICE/ BUDDIES
1/7/13 8:54 AM as a reply to Need2burnfat.
Need2burnfat:
hello everyone, I recently ordered slim in 6 and right away I read through the guide books and I found a lot overwhelming
This is the first time I'm trying diet and exercise, and I'm doing this completely alone with hopes I can transform my unhealthy overweight body to the body of my dreams.
For me breakfast is the most important meal, not on any diet plan I'll eat my favorite (egg with rice, and Italian sausage)
With the slim in 6 diet plan meals I don't find much fulfilling and because of that I don't have the energy to complete my workout without feeling the need to vomit. My body feels like I need to eat more food in order to last throughout my workout and feel good after working out.

Can you motifiy daily meals?
Can I eat my usual breakfast to get me through the mornings/morning workouts?
I honestly look at the options of meals and get very discouraged because nothing sounds appealing and Im STILL hungry after eating emoticon
I really really want this to work for me, help/advice please?



Hi there!

I'll tell you what I do and maybe it's something that can work for you. I'm on day 6 of SI6.
Your breakfast above could be modified to scrambled egg whites, 1 turkey sausage patty, and instead of rice, have a slice of sprouted grain bread and a big glass of water on days you aren't working out. I suggest work out early, on an empty stomach, then Shakeology or another whey protein isolate shake right after.

Mondays (I work from home on Mondays)
530 a.m. - SI6 for 1 hour
6:30 a.m. - Shakeology or another protein shake made with unsweetened almond milk, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1/2 c. berries, scoop of protein powder and some kale. Blend still smooth.
8:30 a.m. - Meal 2 is small apple and a protein source like 3 oz tuna or boneless, skinless chicken or 1 piece of low fat string cheese.
11:30 - M3 (lunch) low carb, whole wheat tortilla filled with lean turkey and veggies
2:30 p.m. - M4 - Protein shake made with cold water

6 - 7 p.m. Zumba

7:15 p.m. - M5 (supper) - A protein source 5 - 6 oz (fish, turkey, chicken, etc.), 1/2 c. brown rice, small sweet potato.

To bed by 10:30 p.m.

The meals are what I am actually going to eat today, but are also examples you can use as a guideline. Also, drink at least 64 oz of water per day. You can do this! In order to get to the body you desire, your diet has to be healthy and you have to exercise. Otherwise, it's not going to happen. I read that losing weight is 80% what you eat and 20% exercise - so diet is super important.
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