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5.0 out of 5 stars
Nothing to lose but those unwanted lbs, 7 Jan. 2013
My husband pre-ordered this for me as I have previously followed Paul McKennas 'I can make you thin' system.
I have to say that I'm normally quite cynical when it comes to these kind of products but after years of dieting and reverting back to my pre-diet weight, I figured why not just give it a try?
I read through the book in a day. Much of the book content is similar to the 'I can make you thin' system as the golden rules still apply. Much of the plan is common sense: Eat consciously, eat when you are hungry, eat until you feel satisfied and then stop! This sounds like such a simple concept, but if it was that simple in real life, we'd all be slim!
This is where the pre-op and gastric band surgery trances come in to play. So far, the trances have been more effective than I ever expected. I genuinely feel as though I can no longer over eat and I'm already having to revise my portion sizes!
I appreciate that it is still early days, so I'll update and re-review this in a few weeks time.
I know I said that I would re-review in a few weeks (and I will properly) but I just wanted to share my first week's results! Not only have I lost just over 7lbs in my first week, but as much as I can almost not believe I'm typing this... It has genuinely seemed utterly effortless!
(3/2/13) Apologies for not re-reviewing at the 4wk mark as I initially intended as I have been busy! I just wanted to share that this system continues to work brilliantly for me.
My weightloss slowed/plateaued a little at the 2/3week point but those weeks, I began to lose inches!
At week 4, I am down by a fabulous 12lbs and a whole dress size and I'm still shrinking!
Long story short... I am more convinced each day in the power of this amazing system. It remains nothing short of a miracle for me! No more diets in this household, just sensible eating and consistent weightloss. Wonderful!! Thank you Paul McKenna... x
(28/2/13) Week Eight: I am now down by almost 16lbs and no sign of boredom - I am normally utterly bored and miserable when trying to lose weight! - Maybe the key word here is TRYING? I still haven't felt as though I have had to try and I'm still eating what I want, when I want!!
(26/5/13). I wasn't going to continue adding to this review, but I've noticed a new wave of interest in this book so I thought I should add how well this system is STILL working for me I am now down from a very large UK16 (can't bring myself to admit that I should have been in an 18!!) To a comfortable UK size 12. 26.5lbs gone forever and it's honestly now just a way of life. I still eat out and eat 'naughty' foods when I want to but it's all in moderation and without conscious thought.... Truly a life changer for me and I can categorically state that there will be no more 'DIETS' for me EVER!!!
(18/6/13) edited at the request of Sian!
Just to let people know that I am STILL shrinking!!! Currently my weight loss is an amazing 33.8lbs and I am merely 7lbs over my desired goal as I type this! I have been recording my losses in an app on my phone and its telling me that 33.8lbs is 18.8% of my starting weight which I am beyond thrilled with!
We have had several birthdays in the family and I have eaten out (and endulged in slices of cake!!) but all in the moderation the band allows so the weight is still shifting!!
I am now down to a size 10!!
Hopefully my next update will be to say I am at my goal!!!! ;-)
Keep going everyone!!!