21 days ago I made the decision to follow the 21 Day Meal Plan. I am SO proud of my 21 Day Meal Plan Results and couldn’t wait to share them with y’all. Let me first back up and tell y’all what this plan is all about and why I’m doing it.
In 2006 I lost 50 pounds following the Weight Watchers CORE plan. The plan had to focus on a list of whole foods, but you could eat as much as your body needed from the list. It worked so well for me and I loved the community I had through that season of weight loss thanks to Weight Watchers.
Since 2006 I’ve gained weight (and lost some). I went through an extremely traumatic event and then years later, after marrying my amazing husband, had 2 beautiful kids. I’ve found some weight loss success over the years, but realized last year that I had to first face my issues with overeating and emotional eating. Since then, I was ready to focus on weight loss and knew I wanted to find a plan similar to CORE. I purchased the 21 Day Meal Plan and started my first round of the Plan on March 11.
I love so much about the plan. First, I am not hungry!! My first week was really good and I loved all the meals I could make, focusing on the whole foods listed in the Plan. The list of foods, which is in the Meal Plan, focuses on vegetables, fruits, limited dairy, lean meats, and some whole grains and nuts.
Week 2 of the plan was definitely hardest for me as the detox from sugar and processed foods was in FULL SWING! I wasn’t hungry, but man did I miss sugar. Once I was past those days, I felt amazing! I am less bloated, am losing weight, and have little to no cravings.
Much like WW CORE, I have had to be creative and to spend more time in the kitchen. It’s one of the things I love about eating whole foods, but I’ve also had to make time to cook. My FAVORITE meals so far include the Almond Flour Chicken Tenders from the 21 Day Meal Plan Cookbook and anything with the 90 Second Bread (Oh, and this red pepper sauce in the cookbook).
In my first round of the 21 Day Meal Plan I lost 6.8 pounds! I am SO proud of myself, yes for the weight loss and inches lost, but mostly for detoxing from all the sugar and processed foods I was eating!
I am starting round 2 today, but will end the round short as I’ll be traveling to Texas before the 21 days is over. Although my goal is to eat on plan while I’m in Texas, I definitely plan on enjoying my vacation and time away from DC, food included!
If you have questions about the plan, send them my way! You can always send me a message through the Balancing Today Instagram!