It was at this point that a good friend pointed out that slimming is typically an outcome of developing new habits and most habit formation takes about six weeks if done almost daily. That made sense to me because I knew that once you form any habit, good or bad, it doesn't go away easily and if I could develop healthy habits, I will change my life forever. She suggested that while I could do it on my own, she found that the Slim in 6 by the folks at Beachbody was an excellent program because it is based on this simple argument that you can acquire new habits in just 6 weeks.
What else do I like about the slimming program?
- This is a program based on exercise, eating right, and changing your lifestyle. No one is promising results if I do not do any of these things as suggested. No pills to be taken that will burn fat while I eat like a pig. No big promises.
- It is affordable. For a one-time expense of roughly $70, I am all set. Nothing else to buy. I eat food anyway; it is just that you have to learn to eat the right things in the right amount. They just provide you with a nutrition guide.
- An online community of people like me. So I don't feel alone and the company can't fool me. I have all these other people that I can talk to and find out if it is working for them, what are they doing differently, and this is the best part, they have this program called Work Out With You (WOWY) in which you match up with someone else remotely and set up a time to workout together (so that you feel that you have made a promise to someone else to join him/her for a workout, and therefore, you definitely do your part and never let your companion down by cheating).
Why the program worked for me?
Well, I lost 22 lbs, which is 7 lbs more than I had hoped for. What really pleased me is that I acquired new (good) habits. Believe it or not, my body now hurts if I don't exercise. Yes, I still enjoy a dessert once in a while but I don't crave for it anymore every day. I might sound corny but I now like fruits and smoothies. Instead of having a cookie box in my drawer at work, I now bring a smoothie, store it in the office refrigerator, and have it at 3 PM when I start to get hungry. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who is not only committed to losing weight but also wants to keep it off forever by transforming one's personality.
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