I approach diets the way that many of us do: I want to be committed, but I need a friend keeping me disciplined since I always cheat in the end. The same applies for my daily workout routine… which is more like a weekly workout routine considering how many classes I end up skipping. This was fine for a while, but when my work schedule made it impossible for me to eat healthy and workout regularly, I knew I needed a lifestyle shift.
After yet another daily energy slump caused by a snacking binge and a missed morning gym session, I was feeling both exhausted and frustrated. One of my friends mentioned that she's been feeling fantastic since starting The South Beach Diet, which combines a scientifically-backed method of healthy eating with simple workouts that anyone can do from home! And no, this isn't some crazy military workout program. You don't even need to have a gym membership. And, you can work out anywhere you have space in your house!
The South Beach Diet has three phases to optimize weight loss. They ship delicious and easy to prepare meals right to your door. The program is designed to help you quickly get started by reducing carbs and resetting your body to burn fat effectively. This means that all you have to do is eat the food and watch your body transform before your eyes. It is engineered to burn your own body fat for fuel while helping to keep you full and satisfied. In the meantime, you can do some simple home workouts to help accelerate your results.
I was pretty nervous going into my first few weeks, but I was happy to learn that my hunger cravings that always happened midday had disappeared completely. Even better, I was still enjoying familiar favorites like tangy Beef with Balsamic Glaze or a Dark Chocolate Nut Bar. In between my meals (I still can't believe that I can eat 6 times a day on this diet) I started working in an easy workout routine using the videos and suggestions on their weight loss blog, The Palm, as guide. Jumping jacks, lunges, and some light hand weight reps - I was feeling like a fitness master. Plus I didn't have to worry about feeling self-conscious during a group workout class.
Between the quick workouts I do a few times a day and the amazing food, I am finally feeling like I'm in control of my health again. My energy lasts through the entire day, and I'm so excited for a tropical vacation I have coming up since I look so good! The South Beach Diet is a plan that works with my schedule, leaving me with time to spend on the things that matter most to me.
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