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  • 27-12-2021 11:02am
    Registered Users Posts: 8 Cosgrove

    Anyone tried Bodyslims? Have done WW & SW in the past. Any advise welcome before paying!


  • Registered Users Posts: 267 ✭✭ Mutleyboo

    Bodyslims is great, if you got 1 stone or 15 stone to loose it works. The key is just do what Ger says when he says to do it. Your mindset will change and honestly you feel amazing.. once you follow the program.

    I've done 2 cycles as I had the weight to loose and signed up to start again as I like the extra help.

    Go for it!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,494 ✭✭✭ JDD

    Just resurrecting this old thread.

    I am doing my third round of Bodyslims, starting 18 January. I lost 20lbs on the first course, but wasn't as dedicated on the second course, so only lost 10lbs, and over Christmas it appears I have put six of those back on. I have about 60lbs to lose all together.

    So I'm climbing back on the wagon on the 18th - and actually I started yesterday as I would like to get those six back off before starting, or as close as possible.

    I honestly really enjoy the 10 weeks once it starts. I sort of seem to miss the daily videos and weekly talks in the intervening period. And I miss the feeling that I am achieving something.

    Anyone else doing the course in January?

  • Registered Users Posts: 539 ✭✭✭ unichick

    Yes myself & a friend are starting on January 18th. It will be the first time for both of us. We both know a person each who lost 2 stone doing it.

    I’m a bit apprehensive on what to expect. I wouldn’t be the worlds best cook. I’ve been good in 2023 & cut out snacks & started doing a few exercise classes. Congrats on your weight loss. If you’ve any tips let me know. Newbie here green as the grass! Lol.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,494 ✭✭✭ JDD

    Honestly - he doesn't really focus on food at all, which seems weird for a weight loss program. He knows that the vast majority of people signing up have been on other weight loss programs and have shelves heaving with recipe books. He gives you a calorie limit, and off you go. As he says - calories are king, but composition is queen. So you can knock yourself out having toast and mars bars and stay within your limit, but you'll go absolutely cracked and won't stay the course. He gives suggestions for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and they are all very focussed on protein and vegetables, but everything is very very easy to cook. In fact most of it is just assembly.

    The vast majority of the course is actually working on your self worth, cracking your bad habits, cracking through your limiting self beliefs, focusing on your goal, getting better sleep and increasing the happy hormones in your system so that you don't look for a hit of dopamine from food. And that's just what I can think of from the top of my head. You're going to love it, I really mean that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 539 ✭✭✭ unichick

    Thanks for your reply JDD. I’m anxious but it sounds the perfect course for me as my self esteem wouldn’t be great & a lot of negative thinking on a daily basis.

    I’ve just been invited out to lunch with friends. How do you manage eating out or socialising? I guess just calorie count? I’ve just seen the 3 for 2 menu. Looks good & simple.

    The very best of luck with it. Keep in touch here. I’m interested to see how we get on. By the way I’ve never done anything like this before, not weight watchers or unislim. My weight gain is a recent thing since Covid. I used to be fairly fit. Hoping to get back to that again.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,494 ✭✭✭ JDD

    Unichick - the fact that this is your first weight loss rodeo will really help you. Half of Ger's job is trying to deprogram most of us from the way other weight loss programs run themselves.

    As for lunches/dinners out, my first step is to not organise any for the 10 weeks. I'm often the person suggesting lunches and dinners out amongst my friends, so I just stop doing that. If I'm invited I'll do one of two things - if its friends I see quite regularly, I see if I can join them for the latter half of the meal and just get a coffee or soft drink. If I don't see those friends regularly enough, I look at the menu online and pick the lowest calorie option. I make sure to have a banana and soup or something beforehand so that I stick to my plan. The inner child who just wants instant pleasure will make all sorts of arguments with me "but you're paying €20 for food you don't even really want, why not use your hard earned money for something you do want? One meal off won't hurt", or "your friends will all notice if you order a salad and will pressure you into getting a pizza, so just order the pizza because that's what you'll do in the end anyway", or "you'll have food envy, and you'll binge when you get home, it'd be better to just have the pizza and avoid a bit blowout later on in the day".

    The truth is that if you order the salad, you're much more likely to avoid the blowout later on in the day. Your friends don't give a whistling sh*te about what you order and going out to meet your friends is about the company, not the food. At least it is not about the food for the next ten weeks.

    So that's my advice.

    I watched the first part of the seminar yesterday and am trying to find some time this afternoon to watch Part 2. Signing off to go grill a chicken breast now!

  • Registered Users Posts: 539 ✭✭✭ unichick

    Hey JDD I had mushroom stew today & it was quite nice. I’m vegetarian so a bit of a struggle to find nice things but they have some good options. I got out for my walk at lunch time & the route was flooded but I kept going & got the hour done. My runners & trousers went straight in the wash haha.

    Ya I’ve looked already what I’m going to order for Sat 🤣 I’m there for just an hour so shouldn’t be too tempted.

    I’m feeling good for day 1. Had some stressful work stuff but still found energy for other stuff after work so I think maybe the lack of junk food & eating better is paying off. I’ve been good for the last few days & most of January. Let me know how you’re getting on. I’ve listened to most of the seminar. Handy to listen on the walk. I’m enjoying it so far. Long may it continue!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,494 ✭✭✭ JDD

    How are you getting on Unichick? I had a loss of 5.2lbs on Wednesday, which I'm very happy with. I know it's not going to be that every week, but I'm going for a 2.5lbs loss next Wednesday so that I can firmly say that my Christmas weight is gone.

    I had a bit of a write off of a day yesterday. I just had one of those Fibre One bars, and for some reason they always seem to trigger a binge of rubbish with me. I'm never buying them again. I slept well last night and am feeling much more on plan today.

  • Registered Users Posts: 539 ✭✭✭ unichick

    Hey JDD congrats on your loss. We are doing great. I lost 8 pounds, much to my surprise! I have followed the plan & done the walking but I thought maybe a pound or two! I was really happy. My friend lost 4 pounds.

    I made the corn chowder recipe they emailed us. Really tasty & I can’t cook at all 🤣 Baked eggs in peppers are a hit with me too.

    We’ll be looking amazing in those yellow dresses by Easter 🐣