Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Is it ever a good idea to start a diet on a Monday?

Let's face it...Mondays suck, but don't let that stop you! When you have a really substantial amount of weight to lose, there is no optimum day. The best day to start is when you're ready, and for me, that was yesterday...a Monday. urgh...

I have never considered doing the Tony Ferguson Weightloss Program before. Diets that include meal replacement shakes have never been successful for me. Since having my gall bladder out, I find it hard to keep a lot of foods in my system (tmi?), and shakes are pretty much the worst.  Having said that...I desperately need to lose weight. An opportunity from The Soup to participate in the Tony Ferguson Weightloss Program came my way, and it was too good to refuse.

So, my journey began yesterday with the New Start program...

New Start is designed to get your weight management journey off to a good start with some early weight loss. This will give you confidence in the effectiveness of the Program and boost your motivation to continue. On this phase you will trigger the fat burning process by replacing two meals a day with our delicious Tony Ferguson Meals. We guide you in selecting a variety of healthy foods for your third meal and snacks. This is where you will learn the basic habits that will help you maintain a healthy weight for life.

I have opted to follow the program online, and have already received plenty of support from the Tony Ferguson consultants. I feel confident that this is a program I can actually follow. The shakes and soups I've tried over the last couple of days, have been really tasty...and I've been able to keep them down!

So, here I am...day two of my program and I'm feeling pretty good. I've had a slight headache this morning, but nothing major.  I haven't been hungry...if anything, I feel full.  Since I'm a lot heavier than the average bear woman, I'm allowed to have an extra serve of protein at lunch time, which helps. As I lose weight, I will also lose the extra protein, but by then I will be more than used to the program.

Here's what a typical day looks like during New Start...

Here's what I like so far:
  • The shakes and soups are tasty and easy to prepare. Great for taking to work.
  • There's a huge amount of proteins, fruits and vegetables that are allowable, which is great for adding  variety to your diet.
  • I don't have to prepare a special dinner for myself. I can have what the family eats, as long as it fits in with the program.
  • The cost of the program and foods, is really affordable!

In upcoming posts, I plan on sharing my weightloss journey with you, and will be completely honest...if I like something, if I don't, what my goals are...and most importantly, what my results are. Here's my starting point...

Statistics as at 23/01/12
Starting weight: 139.5kg
Height: 163cm
BMI: 52.5 (super obese)

Have you tried Tony Ferguson before? How did you go? Any words of wisdom, or encouragement you wish to offer is completely appreciated.

PS. Before you embark on any weightloss program, please consult your doctor.

Disclaimer: I received complimentary products from Tony Ferguson for review purposes. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

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