Back in 2012 I went on a weight loss journey after too much cake and baby weight and after 18 months I lost 4.5 stone and gained back my confidence.
I went back to play hockey, I started to find me again …
With that in mind in October 2013 I decided to give up smoking … wise choice yes, in terms health .. But it was an unwise choice for my waist line. Ever since giving up I have put back on the 4.5 stones and in fact have now totalled a 5 stone increase making me very unhappy.
This year we would like to try for our third and final child and with the excess weight I know my chances of a healthy pregnancy with already having SPD are non-existent so my only hope is weight loss.
I have to say I am rather excited at the prospect of another baby and think this is the key motivator for me to take back my life and fitness… but to start with I am going to have a helping hand.
This next week starting tomorrow I am going to be trying a new to me VLCD Diet (very low calories diet ) with New You. The main aspect of this diet is the fact it is a total meal replacement diet and so I will not be eating anything other than the products that form my diet package.
When ordering my package I got to make some choices over how I would pick my food/drinks which I thought was a great idea. I am not a fan of soup and so I automatically counted that out of my daily foods as I prefer shakes instead so my average daily foods will be along the lines of 2 shakes, 1 bar and a meal each day, along with 3-4 litres of water per day.
I know to some this might sound like an odd diet to do since in fact the amounts of calories is very low however this is because VLCD’s are designed to put your body in a Ketogenic state as it restricts carbohydrates so the body is not using them at their main source of energy and for me I am hoping this boost will start my weight loss journey again in the right direction.
This diet is obviously not a life long option and the folks at New You highly recommend that this programme is not follow for longer than 12 weeks without a break, along with making sure you BMI is over 25 and there are certain health criteria regarding condition you can’t have if you wish to partake in this diet plan and nothing I would not have expected so with a clean bill of health I am going to see what it can do for me for the next 7 days.
I have water at the ready, I have my New You package now I just need the new me ..
Disclaimer: I have been sent a one week bundle for the purpose of an honest review. All Opinions and thoughts have been formed independently by The Oliver’s Madhouse.