I'm new to Minimins, but have been lurking reading all the great tips :-)
So I am expecting my S&S trial hamper today! I looked at a number of VLCD and S&S appealed to me because there seemed to be 1) a good support network 2)
Value for money compared to the others 3) There is 4 packs a day and there seems a more leeway and 4) I loved the success that many has had on it, and want a piece of the action!
I got the trial in oppose to going gung-ho on a month as I wanted to check out the packs before splurging. Really looking forward to seeing what I get!
A bit about me:
I have been on my own idea of a Ketogenic diet for the past 3 months. I am 5"4 and I started at 13 stone 3lbs but as of today I am 11 stone 9lbs. I know I have done well on it, and as much as I love the results, I am getting a bit fed up of all the meat, fat and eggs etc and wanted to give it a rest.
2 years ago I weighed 10st, was a size 10 and looked great. I got pregnant to my gorgeous son, however during pregnancy I was still the poster child of healthy eating - I did not put on extra weight and luckily enough I did not suffer from high calorie cravings! After I gave Birth I was still slim.
So what happened? I found it easy to eat takeaways in oppose to cooking. I also developed a sweet tooth and ate mountains of Bourbon biscuits - my midwife said it was because I was breastfeeding and it was my body's way of making the milk sweet for baby! My mother also passed away during the final months of my pregnancy. At the time I found it hard to grieve as I focused on little one in my womb (we had several complications during pregnancy - I went into early labour at 26 weeks. Thankfully he stayed put until I had an emergency C-Section at 34 weeks!).
The grief came out 10 fold after and I ate and ate.
Forward to over a year later and I still did not think I had a problem until I was at a festival 4 months ago and a guy asked if I needed help carrying supplies back to our tent cos he thought I was pregnant!!! Bizarrely I wasn't mortified but it got me thinking. I had a problem and need to address it. I think I needed a stranger to make me realise it. My OH, bless him said he didn't notice the difference and anyway I just had a baby. I'm like that was over a year ago! He has also packed on the pounds and said he was going to do something about it too.
So he we are today! I have managed to get out of the obese range of my BMI due to being in Ketosis. My OH has been following a low cal diet as he could not get his head around Keto.
I am hoping because I am still in ketosis that I will find the transition on to S&S easier.
Wish me luck and good luck to all who is on this journey x