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Good Bye Personal Trainer Food™. Hello to a new me!

As I officially end my 28 days on the REV program on June 4th, I am anxious to see whether I can incorporate all that I have learned through Personal Trainer Food™ to change my lifestyle, so that I am eating healthier. It is a sad day for me since I have become dependent on the foods provided to me initially knowing that these premeasured foods are full portions, which help to eliminate overeating, as well as eating the wrong foods. I am proud of the fact that I have progressed as far as I have in such a short time – 16.2 pounds and counting, but plan to continue onward with the program to reach my goal. Another 10 to 15 pounds to go, I think would be my perfect weight for my height and build. 

Good Bye Personal Trainer Food™. Hello to a new me! 

In a previous review, I mentioned exactly how important it is to get your exercise on a daily basis, as well as drinking plenty of water and eating your vegetables. This is especially true when you are dieting. The guidelines of the Personal Trainer Food™ program suggests that you walk 20 minutes or 2000 steps a day. Although I do my 20 minutes of walking a day faithfully, I was curious to know approximately how many steps I take on a typical day. To obtain this information, I downloaded an app on my smartphone just for fun, which counted the steps as time progressed. I was amazed to see that I had taken over 2000 steps even before I walked my 20 minutes on the treadmill.

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The following photo depicts the amount of steps after I walked the 20 minutes.

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Just think of it, over 4300 steps in one day. This is definitely an incentive to add other exercises into my daily routine. Since I lost weight, I need to firm up those flabby areas of my body.

If you are serious about taking the weight off, you will follow the guidelines closely. That means eliminating sugar from your diet, and no cheating. If you follow the guidelines, I can assure you that you will lose the weight. I have lost over 16 pounds in the 28 days of this program, and in doing so, I feel much better. I have more energy, I have dropped two pant sizes, and best of all, I am not hungry! The food that you receive from Personal Trainer Food™ are full portions with no fillers, hidden sugars, bad carbs or trans fats and low or no gluten.

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Before Personal Trainer Foods

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After Personal Trainer Foods

Prior to starting the Personal Trainer Food™ program, I could only image what it would be like to experience a holiday without all the traditional foods on the table. However, I have since learned through the program to change my lifestyle. No, it is not anything drastic. Actually, it is easy to do, if you have the will power, which with the right incentive, you are able to achieve your goal. My husband has been a real inspiration throughout my journey to lose weight and must say that he is very pleased with my progress. Although I know he loves me, he is excited to see the new me, or rather the old me back in his life – the person I used to be prior to all the weight gain. He has supported me along my journey, and at times has even tempted me to deviate from the plan; however, I am staying strong and eating the correct foods. Even if I need a snack between meals, instead of the cookie or candy bar, I now reach for a couple cherry tomatoes (which have now become my favorite) or a celery stick.

This past Memorial Day, the weather was quite warm, so I decided I would try the following recipe from the Personal Trainer Food™ website. This was such a refreshing change from the usual holiday food served on a hot and humid day. Moreover, talk about tasty. Both my husband and I loved it. Check out the recipe section on the company’s website for suggestions of dishes to prepare, anything from meats to desserts. The best part of this site is the fact that you can get ideas on how to turn a plain and ordinary meal into something extraordinary and still stay within the guidelines of your diet.

Apple Salad

This light, refreshing salad is the perfect dish to bring to a social gathering. Your family and friends will love the sweet touch of fresh apples.

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Personal Trainer Food Ingredients: 1 Rotisserie Chicken Breast 1 ounce of Almonds, chopped Note:  Rotisserie Chicken can be substituted for any chicken breast with minimal seasonings.

Additional Ingredients: 1 Apple, cubed Pre-chopped Celery Cinnamon Mayonnaise Lemon Juice Lettuce

Instructions:

  1. Put the Apple, Pre-Chopped Celery, and chopped Almonds together in a bowl.
  2. Add Mayonnaise, Lemon Juice, Cinnamon, and sliced Rotisserie Chicken to the bowl.  Stir the ingredients together, and scoop a spoonful onto a bed of Lettuce.
  3. Enjoy a refreshing, fat-burning Apple Salad!

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Personal Trainer Food™ has several plans from which to choose to suit your needs. Whether you are male or female, you can find the perfect plan for you.

Learn more about Personal Trainer Food™ through their social media sites:  Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

Keep positive. If I can lose the weight, I know you can. Check out the Personal Trainer Food™ website today, and take the first step to becoming a new you and living a healthier lifestyle, not only for yourself, but for your family as well. You too can achieve success with this program and I whole-heartedly recommend anyone wanting to drop those extra pounds to take advantage of this tremendous program. Do not miss out. Get the body you want and deserve. Wish me luck to reach my goal. I know if I follow the Personal Trainer Food™ guidelines, I will be able to reach my goal without any difficulty.

 

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Have you Eaten your Veggies Today?

It is commonplace to hear a parent tell his/her child to eat their vegetables when at the dinner table.  Since vegetables are an important part of the Personal Trainer Food™ program, I felt it prudent to delve into the significance of these foods in your daily diet.  And what better place to find those fresh fruits and vegetables than the Southside Farmers Market.

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Last week, I discussed the importance of water, as well as how crucial it is to keep hydrated.  I hope you were able to take stock in my words, and added more drinking water into your daily diet.  In doing so, you are changing your lifestyle for the better.  Vegetables are just as important.

When you enroll in the Personal Trainer Food program, your main concern is to lose weight.  As my Personal Trainer Food coach said, “weight loss is all about consistency and habit.  It is “making something sustainable for yourself long term.”  It is adapting a new lifestyle for yourself as you learn what foods burn fat, so you take off those extra pounds, as well as which foods you should eliminate from your diet all together.  Vegetables play an extremely important part in your diet.  On the REV plan, I eat three portions of vegetables a day:  one for lunch and two for dinner.  However, federal dietary guidelines recommend that you eat at least nine servings per day. Now, I care for most vegetables, okay not really most, but a lot, but to eat nine servings of vegetables a day would mean that I would be eating all day long.  I do not find those guidelines attainable for the majority of American families.

I have heard it said that variety is the spice of life, and it is definitely true with vegetables, as you have a choice on a daily basis.  The majority of the day-to-day used vegetables are very low in calories, and saturated fats.  These low-calorie but nutrient-rich foods help the human body stay fit, and free from diseases.

Did you know you should always purchase small quantities of your vegetables, so they will keep their freshness for a day or so?  Of course, you want to buy your vegetables that are bright in color and flavor, and feel heavy in your hands.  Look for blemishes, spots, fungal mold and signs of insecticide spray.  Buy whole vegetables instead of sections of them, also.  Buying your vegetables fresh ensures you receive the health benefits.

BENEFITS OF ADDING VEGETABLES TO YOUR DAILY DIET 

  • Reduced risk of many chronic diseases;
  • Dietary fiber from vegetables helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease;
  • May reduce risk for stroke, cancer, and type-2 diabetes;
  • Vegetables have generous amounts of vitamins to regulate metabolism as well as used to convert the fats and carbohydrates into energy;
  • Green vegetables have health-promoting benefits;
  • Can help to reduce high blood pressure and protects against cataracts and macular degeneration, the major cause of loss of vision among people over age 65;
  • Vegetables also have a positive effect upon blood sugar which can help keep appetite in check;
  • A vegetable rich diet can help protect you from arthritis, dementia, and can even help slow down your body’s aging process;
  • Your yellow and orange color vegetables are rich in Vitamin A, whereas dark-green vegetables are a good source of minerals, as well as anti-oxidants;
  • Vegetables hydrate your skin, helping to reduce wrinkles.

The aforementioned list is just a sample of the reasons why you need to eat your vegetables daily.  Vegetables provide a lot of the vitamins and minerals you need in your daily diet.

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Week Three

This program is simply terrific!  I am so happy, even though I lost less weight this past week than in former weeks.  I learned from my Personal Trainer that this process is normal since my body needs to adjust to being at a new weight.  He stated, “weight loss is a nonlinear descent that requires necessary periods of equilibrium.” 

Although I have not taken any measurements throughout the program, I know I have lost inches, especially in my upper body.  I am able to detect this easily when selecting a blouse that I have not worn for a while, and after trying it on, I find the sleeves are loose on my upper arms.  My lower body is the hardest area for me.  This is the area where I usually gain the weight or inches first, and always the last area to lose the weight, or inches.  For health reasons, I cannot do any strenuous exercises, but I believe the more exercise that I can receive on a daily basis, the more toned my body will become.  Therefore, I am continuing to exceed my required 20-minute walks, or 2000 steps daily, when possible. 

I am pleased that I have lost a total of 13.8 pounds to date, which is a great start to my new lifestyle.  I feel good, and best of all, I think I look better, as well.  I contribute my great stride to the information that I am learning to live a healthier lifestyle from the Personal Trainer program, as well as the delicious food I received at the start of the program.  I would be remiss if I left out my Personal Trainer Coach, who has been a tremendous help, also.  He is always available by email to answer any questions I might have, as well as taking a genuine interest in my progress.

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For my dinner or the supper meal, I have 2 serving of vegetables.  Two of my favorite vegetables are Green Beans and Lima Beans, although I find it hard to resist the Broccoli and Cauliflower, as well.  The Personal Trainer Food has a good selection of various vegetables from which to choose. 

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The Garlic Butter Sauce that I received along with my food shipment from Personal Trainer Food spices up my plain vegetables.  Since I am not a gourmet cook, I just sprinkle a bit of the Sauce on my veggies for a change of pace.

Learn more about Personal Trainer Food™ through their social media sites:  Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

Keep positive.  If I can lose the weight, I know you can.  Check out the Personal Trainer Food website today, and take the first step to becoming a new you and living a healthier lifestyle.  In addition, do not forget to eat your vegetables today for all the health benefits they offer.

 

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Just Get Rid of it Without Feeling Guilty

With the opening of the Southside Farmer’s Market, we need to focus our thoughts on foods that are good for our bodies to provide the energy we need on a daily basis.  For those individuals who are looking to slim down, foods from Personal Trainer Food is just what you need.  Of course to supplement, you are allowed other foods to help compliment your Personal Trainer Food, such as celery, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.  These are the types of foods that are now available at the Southside Farmer’s Market.

Just Get Rid of it Without Feeling Guilty

I am preparing to treat myself to a Mother’s Day gift.  A gift of a healthier lifestyle and thinner frame.  For such a long time, I have wanted to lose these extra pounds, but could never really stick to one diet.  I’ve tried several over the course of the last couple of years and although I lost a few pounds, as soon as I quit the diet, the weight came right back.

I recently kept a wellness visit arranged by my insurance company.  During this visit, the nurse took all the crucial information such as the medications I take on a daily basis, my height, weight, etc.  Now, I know that I am overweight and was pleasantly surprised when the nurse said that with my high body mass index, she would consider me as overweight, but not obese.  Despite the body mass index number, I know I am overweight simply because I feel sluggish.  I have no energy to do anything at all.  Furthermore, in brushing my hair the other day, I noticed that my arms were beginning to get flabby.  Yes, it is definitely time to do something about my weight.

Now, my daughter had the same weight problems for quite a number of years.  She rearranged her lifestyle many years ago to eat healthier and today she is 72 pounds lighter.  It took several months for her, but she accomplished what she set out to do, and that is to lose the weight.  Well, she tells me that my weight problem is from boredom.  Thinking back, she is correct.  One can never see what is right in front of your face until it is pointed out to you.

Recently a teammate took the Personal Trainer Food challenge, as well, and lost 30 pounds just since the New Year, but she was on another plan.  That was my incentive to do something about my weight problem.  So, when Personal Trainer Food offered me an opportunity to review their REV!™ plan, I was anxious to do so.  Thank you Personal Trainer Food.

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Yes, that is right; I just needed some incentive to try this diet.

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The Personal Trainer Food is not your typical weight loss plan, however.  With the Personal Trainer Food, the aim is to eliminate all sugar in your diet, as sugar is the culprit of most weight gains.  Now, I will be the first to tell you that I am a sugar junkie, or should I say, I was.  Today, I am fasting to prepare my body to lose the fat.  I have learned a lot about the benefits of fasting as it jump-starts your weight loss by providing an easier transition to fat-burning mode, deceases sugar withdrawal symptoms your first week, gives your digestive system a break and helps you bust through weight loss plateaus.  However, just because I am fasting does not mean that I have to do without.  With the Personal Trainer Food, even on your fasting days, you can have coffee, diet soda and other sugar-free drinks, unsweetened tea and drinks like water or flavor enhancers like Crystal Light™.  You can also have broth.  I had a cup of chicken broth for lunch and will have another one for dinner.  Then tomorrow morning, I will begin eating the Personal Trainer Foods.  Through the REV!™ plan, you receive 1 breakfast food of your choice:

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You get one meat and one vegetable for lunch:

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In addition, for dinner you get two vegetables.

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The REV!™ plan last 28 days.  Personal Trainer Food provides enough food to last you the entire time.  The foods are individually packaged, so you can mix and match them for endless varieties, and are packed in dry ice for shipping purposes.  When mealtime calls, you simply microwave your food pursuant to the directions on the package.  You even get to have snacks, as well.

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Learn more about Personal Trainer Food™ through their social media sites:  Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

Come join me as I endeavor to lose unwanted pounds, as well as strive to gain more energy.  Stay strong, you can lose it with Personal Trainer Food™.

 

 


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Twenty-Eight Days & Counting & Eating

I have been talking to you about the twenty-eight days Personal Trainer Food™ Program and today I want to tell you how to eat the Personal Trainer Food Way.  Now it is pretty simple since the meals come prepackaged in individual servings so you can mix and match them any way you wish.

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As you can see the food comes prepackaged and on each package are the instructions on how to heat in the microwave.  Ok, on the 28 day program you pick 28 Breakfast packs, a variety of 56 packages of vegetables and 28 meat entrée all from the menu.  The nutritional information is available on the item on the menu online so you can see that before you order a particular item.

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There are several meal plans available such as a 2 day meal plan, a 3 meal day plan with or without snacks and then an option of 140 (28day) Fat burning varieties. The RECON program for men who want an exercise program and breakfast, lunch and dinner for 28 days. There is also a 3 day plan especially design for women.  With this option you get a daily 1 on 1 email support with a trainer, weekly weight loss calls to your coach and a REV insulated bag with water bottle.

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I have told you how delicious the meals are, but you are not only required to eat just Personal Trainer Foods.  You don’t want to get bored on this diet because it does work and to keep you interested you have to change it up a now and again.  To change things, you can add unlimited leafy greens, meat and eggs are unlimited, you can have almonds, pistachios, walnuts or sunflower seeds. You can have an apple a day, a variety of cheeses like cheddar, mozzarella and other hard cheeses.  You can have salad dressings with 2g or less of sugar per serving and non-dairy powdered coffee creamer.  Occasionally, you can even eat out by following the simple DO’s & DON’T guidelines.

Now you all know that I have been doing this during the Christmas season and I have been subjected to things like pecan pie, cookies, mashed potatoes, candy and all the other typical holiday goodies we always fill our houses with and I was good not to eat anything that was not on my list.  It was not even that hard to say no because most of that food did not even sound like it would taste good.

Now would be a great time to make your New Year’s Resolution by using the coupon for $75.00 off any meal plan by using the promo code NewYear when you place your order.  Check out the meal plans and see how easy it will to start the new year off right.

As my 28 day program progresses I will continue to tell you how I am doing and the progress I have made.  I know while everyone else at the dinner table was stuffing their faces, I was eating foods that were helping me reach my ideal weight and I was the only one at the table that was not grunting and groaning because I had eaten so much I couldn’t move.

Use the coupon to help you get started on the fabulous new you for 2016 but you need to hurry because the offer expires on January 1, 2016.    Keep watch, I will be writing real soon.