Guess what? I’m just about to start a six week review of SureSlim. The people at SureSlim contacted me a little while ago about reviewing their new online program and running a giveaway. Emails flew back and forth for a few days while I grilled them about the health and psychology behind the program. Then I googled like mad for a few days reading reviews about their old system – both good and bad. Finally, satisfied that all sounds okay, I agreed. And this week I took my first step and had some blood taken for the ‘must do’ blood tests. Now I’m waiting to hear back from them about my individualized eating program before I can begin the review – hopefully early next week.
Some of you might be a little surprised to hear I’m doing this (part of me is too). I’m not a fan of the diet industry or the drive to all look the same – like we popped out of a cookie cutter mold. With all my heart I believe in diversity for women and focusing on health – not weight. I hate scales and truly believe women shouldn’t let numbers control their mood or happiness. I hate calorie counting too. I think we should listen to our body’s needs and eat accordingly. And finally I abhor the fact that diet companies set goal weights for us. Nothing makes me cringe more than being told I must be XX number of kg before I’m allowed to be happy with myself. (I’m glad to say SureSlim don’t do this.) Emotionally I am a reformed dieter and have put a lot of energy into healing my mind from the damage ‘feeling overweight’ and ‘yoyo dieting’ did to me. And yet, here I am all signed up and ready to go. So there must be something good about this program – let’s hope so!
I guess the bare basics of the matter for me are that at a size 18 I know I would be better off health wise if I shifted some weight. (I have simply never lost my baby weight.) Now I’m not talking mega weight here. I’m thinking maybe one day being a size 14 again – but frankly I’d be more than happy with at size 16. I see that as a healthy size for me. (So for the sake of argument let’s list my goal as a size 14-16.) My other main goal is to feel full of energy. I have no doubt that learning to eat healthy fresh food regularly is the key to this (with an added dash of moving the old body about it bit more.) These are goals that will add to my life – not enslave me to a diet mentality. To achieve this I know I need to refocus my lifestyle. Sureslim, I hope, will point me in the right direction with what appears to be a low GI eating plan. A big part of this, and where I think lots of programs get yet another big FAIL from me, is when it comes to maintenance (help returning to every-day balanced eating) I’ll be checking out carefully how SureSlim manages this.
Anyhoo, this is how it’s going to work. I’ll be undertaking the Quick Loss Express Program thru SureSlim for six weeks. During that time I’ll be keeping a diary which I’ll post on Fridays. This is going to be a warts and all kind of affair. I’m not ashamed to spill about my hang-ups and struggles. Because I know most of us are just like the rest of us. If it’s hard you’ll know all about it. (But hopefully I’ll be sharing loads good stuff about the program and some delicious healthy recipes to boot.) That, along with the inner workings of my mind as I progress through the program. Because one thing I am sure of is that for most of us, managing your diet is about much MUCH more than the food you eat.
I’ll also be listing the giveaway in the next week or so. It will be open for six-week and close when the review finishes. The giveaway will be for exactly the same program I’m undertaking (which is valued at $497). Yes the program is not cheap. Another reason you really need to know it’s a positive and helpful experience before you start. From what I’ve read and researched so far I’m feeling hopeful that this is the case – but I will be putting it all out there over the coming weeks. Regardless, by the end we should all have a pretty good idea if this program is a good as it’s said to be and it if will work for the average mummy – like me.
If you’re interested here is some blurb about the program. And you can check out more information at the SureSlim Website or Facebook page. If you have questions you’d like answered or have any feedback regarding the program feel free to leave comments and I’ll chase up what I can. Okay, until next Friday – wish me luck
For a slim and healthy body for life, your weight loss program must be sustainable for the long term. Look for a program with an eating plan that consists of only real, natural, whole foods that you can buy at any greengrocer and/or supermarket, anywhere your life takes you (in the world). Avoiding pre-packaged and processed foods, and sticking to natural whole foods will enable your digestive system to work the way it was intended and keeping your body and mind energized throughout the day.