Anyone who knows me personally will know just how much my weight gets me down. After I had my son my weight just got out of hand and the numbers on the scales kept climbing up and up, even when I wasn't eating much throughout the day. Sometimes I would only find the time to have one meal and a snack throughout the daybut still my weight kept climbing. I hate my body. There, I said it. It seems like nothing I do shifts the weight - exercise, healthy eating, even special diets don't keep the weight off. All of these things for me have worked in the short-term but have not resulted in long term or maintained weight loss. When I was approached to trial XLS-Medical's 12 week Direct Fat Binder programme I decided to give weight loss another go and use every morsel of effort I can muster up to at least try and make myself feel better about my appearance and myself in general. I need my confidence back, I need to feel like my old self again.
I have now been taking XLS-Medical Direct Fat Binder for one week. The Direct Fat Binder can help you lose up to three times more weight versus dieting alone and I like the sounds of those odds. I take a sachet of the directly into my mouth after a meal three times a day and taking them doesn't bother me. The sachets have the appearance of a sugar sachet and are very discrete, I have the berry flavour and it doesn't leave a horrible after taste in my mouth, it's quite pleasant actually and I like the texture of it. I don't know if it's down to the change of foods or taking the Fat Binder or both but I feel as though I have tons more energy. I'm able to get so much stuff done throughout the day and still find the energy to go for a brisk walk up and down the hills of my town pushing my son in his buggy and actually having the energy to do all these things is such a big deal for me.
Along with taking these sachets I have also stepped up my exercise regime. I have been brisk walking up and down hills pushing my son in his buggy for distances between 4k and 5k everyday. I aim to do this 5-7 times a week and actually enjoy getting the fresh air and feeling as though I have pushed myself. I've even been getting the urge to run and that's something I haven't done in a long time! I have also been keeping a food diary and have consulted with a dietician. This was a big help for me as I was able to pinpoint what my flaws are when it comes to my eating habits and what I can do to improve them. I have been eating a lot of high protein foods such as eggs, beans and lean meat and I'm actually enjoying my new, clean eating meals. To help me keep on top of my healthy eating and exercise goals I've been using two fantastic apps - My Fitness Pal, which helps me track my calorie intake daily and My Tracks which helps me keep on top of my speed, my route and how many calories I'm burning whilst exercising. I highly recommend these two apps to anyone who's beginning a new weight loss journey like myself.
As for weight loss this week, I'm delighted to report that I've lost 2lbs! I'm delighted that all my hard work combined with taking the XLS-Medical Direct Fat Binder is paying off for me! I've also lost 5cms off my body too so I'm toning up and losing weight, it's amazing and I can't wait to see the results after my 12 week programme has ended. If I lost 2lbs every week I'll have lost almost 2 stone in weight by the end of my programme, I would love to achieve that amount of weight loss so much and am determined to work for it.
Hopefully next week I can report some more good news to you all with more weight and centimeters lost. Wish me luck! You can read more about XLS-Medical Direct Fat Binder and the other fantastic products they have to offer on the XLS-medical website.