There are 3 questions that I ALWAYS get asked by people who are looking to lose weight.
- Does the 7 Day Shred REALLY work?
- Is it worth sticking to?
- Will I actually lose weight if I complete the 7 Day Shred?
When it comes to dieting, it’s such a controversial subject as to what actually works as everyone is so different. So even though I have completed the 7 Day Shred several times with amazing results, I decided to Shred again (I was probably overdue one anyway) and give you some more information about it!
I remembered from my last shreds that Skinny Juice was my saviour so I made sure to purchase a box when I ordered my shred. I also added a pack of Pancakes and a box Chocolate Lava Cakes because …… well just because if you can diet with pancakes and cakes, you do it!! Right?
I then planned 7 evening meals that were below 500 calories. I had chicken salad, chickpea curry, steak with sweet potato and I’ve forgotten the rest but you get the jist! I then completed by food shop online and that was it…..I was ready to Shred on Monday morning!
I started the first morning of my diet with Pancakes, and a cup of strip tea. Not a bad morning right? I had the blueberry flavour and I was surprised how much they actually tasted of blueberries! They were really good! Granted, they would have been even better smothered in Golden Syrup but hey…..they’re diet pancakes which are actually really good for you too! Anyway, my morning went without a hitch. Made up my HydraSlim and I headed out feeling very satisfied.
Lunch was super easy. I had a shake which I made up while I was on the go in a shaker sipper. I had a vanilla shake, and followed it up with lots of water!
Around 3pm is always torture time for me. My blood sugars dip and I want chocolate, cakes, cans of coke and anything else that’s going to give me a sugar boost!! Remember I said Skinny Juice was my saviour last time I shredded? Well this is why! I whizzed it up in a glass with some water and downed the entire thing. I’m not going to lie and say it was as satisfying as a chocolate covered donut would have been but it did almost instantly take my hunger pangs away. It definitely helps me get through to dinner time.
It’s the evening and I am drooling at the thought of my dinner. If you’re careful with what foods you pick and how you cook it, you really can have a good plate full for your 500 calories. I made it…..I devoured it!!
Evenings aren’t usually too much of a problem for me. If I start to feel like I want something sweet, I make myself a cup of raspberry tea. I like the sweetness it gives me with virtually zero calories.
I’m not going to bore you with every day of my shred as the rest were the same. It definitely gets easier by day 3…….until the weekend hits!!
My top tip for surviving a weekend whilst dieting is to save your calories for as long as you can because if your family is like mine, something will come up and you will go somewhere and food WILL be involved. My food schedule just goes out of the window and I’m counting every calorie as if it was my last! This is also when I take full advantage of the Chocolate Lava Cakes!! Whilst my family is tucking into a tub of Ben & Jerry’s, I don’t feel so left out stuffing a gooey cake down my throat! It really does feel like a naughty cheat and again….. it’s actually good for me!! #WinningAtDieting
Monday morning quickly came around again and I’d done it!!
7lbs loss and my body feels like it loves me again!
A couple more tips I’d like to share to help make your diet a success;
- Make sure you constantly have water to drink (you need it but also it helps to keep you feeling satisfied)
- Don’t forget that the 7 Day Shred is also a detox so it is normal to experience light headaches on days 2 and 3. Drink more water and you should see them pass pretty quick.
That’s all from me….hope this helps