amiegoesactive replied to your post: A Weigh A Day - 9
I’m looking at starting the BL 30 day jump start, any advice? Looks like you are doing great at it.
It may be a bit premature for me to comment on the program because I’m only a little over a week into it. But so far, I’m liking it and not just because of the weight loss. I’m already at my goal weight but I’d like to lose a little more fat. It seems to be helping. I’m making some modifications because I don’t like seafood so much (and there are several meals containing it) and I’m experimenting with new ways of cooking.
The real benefit is that the meals I’m making are much higher in nutritional value than the processed stuff I’d been eating. Yeah, I’d changed my diet a lot in the past two years ,but I was still guilty of getting “healthy”-ish stuff at the drive-thru all too often. And I was definitely prone to the “I’m running a long time tomorrow. I can eat a lot today” trap. The only problem is that I’d follow that after the run with, “I ran a long time today. I can eat a lot now.” It’s difficult to lose (or maybe even maintain) weight during marathon training, but I’m trying to be smarter this time around.
I get that a lot of people might start this plan and quit after 30 days. It’s probably unlikely to think that you can follow a book plan for the rest of your life. (At least I couldn’t live like that forever). But it’s helping me become more competent in the kitchen and organized/intentional as far as planning meals. I’m also trying to pay a lot more attention to whether I’m truly hungry or just bored. And those are the real benefits, I suppose.
There’s also a workout plan and a lot of helpful tips for those who are just starting out. I think that could be really helpful for some people.
If you’re looking for some ideas for developing a healthier lifestyle, I’d recommend it. I got the Kindle version from Amazon for my iPhone and MacBook. The book was $8.99 I think and the apps were free. It’s easy to copy & paste recipes or make grocery lists from those. I’m sure Jonathan, Brook, and Jason can offer more advice.
Good luck with whatever you route you choose!