There is a page on facebook (that I am not going to mention by name) that basically called EVERY method of weight loss besides buying a gym membership and eating clean a "scam". This piqued my interest so I read more on her page, and I realized that I completely disagreed with her.
Like I have said before, I have tried a lot of things. A lot of weird, unhealthy things to lose weight. Lets take HCG for an example. I dont think HCG is healthy and I do not recommend it to ANYONE, BUT I know people who have successfully lost weight with it. I didn't, because I can't restrict myself that much, but my best friend lost over 40 lbs with it, and a girl I follow on instagram has lost over 100. Who are you to say that that is a "scam"? Is it healthy? no. Is it possible that they will gain it all back? sure. But that doesn't mean its a scam.
She went on to say that Beachbody DVD workouts are a scam. This blew my mind. Because it is a proven way to workout and lose weight AT HOME and not in a gym, its a scam? I don't get that.
She is a believer in clean eating and good old fashioned gym workouts. I get that. And good for her! But I feel the need to explain something. Clean eating is not a simple concept. It sounds simple, and really the IDEA is simple, but you have to exist in a world where the ENTIRETY of human beings eat only to fuel their bodies. I would be willing to bet that 98% of us eat for other reasons. 1. It tastes good. 2. We are upset. 3. We are bored. 4. They are Girl Scout cookies and they taste freaking delicious thats why!
We don't just eat to fuel. That is a fact.
So the whole concept of "Clean Eating" itself is hard as hell because it changes COMPLETELY how you eat.
Not saying that it isnt worth it, because it definitely is. But for someone addicted to processed foods, it s a really jarring concept. I know this because I was that person. I couldnt imagine what I would eat without boxed or caned foods. That was my life!
And the other thing is I don't think a gym membership is the best idea for everyone. I had a membership to a big boxed gym for about 4 months, and it was a good tool because I knew how to use it. BUT the first time I ever stepped into a gym, I was completely overwhelmed! I didnt know what anything was, or how to use it, or what to do on it! So I got a trainer. But those things arent cheap! For my husband and I, we were shelling out $130 a MONTH for a gym, without a trainer. Then the trainer was $50 an hour ON TOP of that.
My point is, there are other ways to work out that don't involve an expensive gym membership you wont end up using.
And now I am at the end of this rant and I am not even sure I have made my point. Lets recap.
Alternative methods of losing weight are not "Scams".
Clean eating is not as easy as it sounds, so dont judge someone who can't make it work for them.
Gym memberships are hella expensive and NOT the only way to exercise (and often not even the BEST way to exercise for a beginner.)
Side note. I just want to talk about something for a second. I have been drinking Shakeology for a month so I feel like I should update you on what I think. I have tried lots of different protein powders, but this one really is different. Not only does it keep me full until lunch, it cuts down on muscle soreness, has completely regulated my digestive system (remember this post! GONE.) AND it has cleared up my skin. So many people commented that I have such clear skin and I am so happy to hear you say that because I am a normally pimply girl. I haven't changed my skincare regime, just my vitamin intake through Shakeology. I know a lot of people don't think it will work for them, so they dont even want to try it (and I was one of them). BUT after a month of drinking it, I can tell you I feel great. I can't even explain it.
And I want to share this wealth. That is why I am doing a super cool Shakeology Challenge. It will start February 3rd and all you have to do is drink Shakeology for 30 days. No workout, no special meal plan, just replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology for 30 days. The winner (decided by a point system) will win a Ruffles with Love tank top (of your choice) AND a set of Sol Republic Headphones (worth $79.99). So $100 in prizes.
Are you ready to fix your digestive problems, start eating cleaner, and get better nutrition? Think you can replace one meal a day with Shakeology? Wanna win those awesome prizes? Cause I sure as heck do.
Join the challenge here.