Before we go forward I am sure you have heard of it somewhere in your Life. It’s basically a 5 and 1 program. Every 2-3 hours you eat a meal replacement and 1 time a day you have a lean and green meal that you make yourself which consists of 5-7 ounces of a lean protein and 1.5 cups of veggies.
This program was perfect for me because I am so busy during the day with my kids that to spend 30 minutes every three hours in the kitchen to make a healthy meal is impossible. Whatever. I’m at the park with my kids or putting them down for their naps, or trying to get them to eat! And in the process, I’m bringing on left over Cheetos and snacking on Boston’s chicken nuggets he’s not eating. These are bars, shakes, oatmeal, pancakes, soups, smoothies, brownies etc.. that you can eat on the go. Would I have preferred to home make everything I was eating? Sure. But like I stated above I just didn’t have the time or the patience. I loved that I didn’t even have to think about it. Every three hours I just ate what I was told to eat and I started loosing weight. Every night I’d grill some fish and have a salad or vegetable, or the program comes with a secret page invite and you have access to tons of super yummy recipes (like the ones you’ve seen pictures of on my Instagram. This diet was possible for me because the guess work was taken completely out of the equation. I had plenty of energy to play with my kids and I wasn’t hungry!
You start loosing weight immediately. I lost 5 pounds the first week, mostly water weight, and then my body went into fat burning mode and I started loosing 2 pounds of fat per week. Obviously results vary. Because you’re doing one lean and green meal every day you learn new recipes and new ways to cook and eat healthy food. There is a fabulous book that comes with the program that’s honestly changed my life. Transitioning back to real food was easy and you have a mentor every step of the way incase you need help or encouragement. By the time you’re ready for real food again, you’ve learned certain habits that will help you keep the weight off for good. No yo-yo dieting.
I don’t mind calling this a diet, because that’s what it is. But it’s also a lifestyle change. I’ve started focusing on vegetables and lean proteins. I try to steer clear of dairy and anything processed. Everything in moderation though for me so I’m not 100%. I’ve been learning so much about nutrition and what’s healthy for my body and what isn’t. I am so much healthier now that I have ever been.