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Bodyslims

  • 27-12-2021 12:02pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 8


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



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  • Registered Users Posts: 274 ✭✭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: 1,578 ✭✭✭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: 605 ✭✭✭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: 1,578 ✭✭✭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: 605 ✭✭✭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: 1,578 ✭✭✭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: 605 ✭✭✭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: 1,578 ✭✭✭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: 605 ✭✭✭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 🐣



  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭sunshine2018


    Is anyone planning to do the next round on 26th April ? What’s it like online? I’ve done it before in person years ago but can’t remember half of it! Just wondering what it’s like doing it online ?

    cheers



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  • Registered Users Posts: 145 ✭✭mmc2010


    Hi @sunshine2018, I'm planning on doing it. I'm desperate to get started but am apprehensive at the same time. The hour walking will be a challenge for me but looking forward to getting stuck in. This is the first time I've tried this.



  • Registered Users Posts: 18 AgnesTruluv


    Just logged in to see if I could find anything out about this. I only heard of it very recently. I'm considering signing up for the April programme too.

    Would love to hear more about what people think of it, or what their experience of it has been, in general.



  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭sunshine2018


    He has a video up on his bodyslims Facebook page free to watch - might be worth having a look to get a flavour of his style.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11 AidanParkes


    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. Dive into the world of online gaming at Yoju Casino, where convenience and excitement meet! This platform https://yoju1.casino/ie/games/crypto offers a seamless and user-friendly interface that responds promptly to your every move.

    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!

    I did bodyslims, it’s hard to tune in, but I managed to lose 7 kilograms using this method in a couple of months. Read everything you need to successfully complete this technique before you try it)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1 pate8


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  • Registered Users Posts: 22 Rita57


    Delighted to find this thread. I have tried everything and nothing had worked as I have no motivation! I have heard all great things about Bodyslims and am considering it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,014 ✭✭✭Mimojo


    Just came across this thread. I started yesterday, just watching Part 2 of the Seminar now. Its very different to anything I have tried before, WW, SW, the usual's. It all seems to be about mindset. I aim to give it 100%, have only read and heard good things about the programme, it seems you just have to surrender to it and follow it to the letter. Anyone else doing this cycle?



  • Registered Users Posts: 22 Rita57


    Yea I am doing it. Finding it hard to manage my time between 1 hour walking listening /watching the videos, working, kids, tracking food, etc but hopefully I will continue to be motivated for the remaining 9 weeks. How is everyone else finding it?



  • Registered Users Posts: 12 Mosorchat



    How long does it take for Bodyslims to be effective in losing weight?



  • Registered Users Posts: 12 Mosorchat


    @basket random I need a personal weight loss plan for me.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 605 ✭✭✭unichick


    I ended up losing 3 stone over 2 cycles so it worked for me. I have a full time job, 2 small kids & a busy life but I fully committed & prioritised myself for the one hour walk a day, usually at lunch time. The night time whispers really worked for me plus morning message, logging everything & night time message. Ger gets in your head. Maintenance is the toughest part especially around Christmas & off programme.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,014 ✭✭✭Mimojo


    Happy New Year! Just resurrecting's this thread again, anyone signed up for the January programme? I did the September one and lost 42lbs which I was delighted with. I have plenty more to loose, but really happy with the start. I really like the programme, its weird how you just get into it and it becomes the norm. Defo let go over Xmas period, but back at it today, back to my daily walk and hopefully if I am up a few lbs from Xmas they will be gone by the 17th to start programme 2.



  • Registered Users Posts: 261 ✭✭Dee01


    Hey Mimojo, I've just started for the 1st time. I signed up before Christmas, so knew it was coming. I've been sticking to the calories and walking the hour most days since 1st Jan. Now to formalise it with the plan. I'm finding it good. Just wish I could fast forward to 10 weeks time! Congrats on your amazing weight loss during your 1st round, that is amazing!!!!



  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭sunshine2018


    I’ve done two rounds of bodyslims and here is my assessment of the programme

    Pros

    good on the mindset particularly first time round with lots of thought provoking words on limiting mindsets

    daily and evening short videos that can help keep you focused

    his advice can be used in other areas of your life

    positive whispers evening listening are good - similar to Paul McKenna hypnosis type listening

    Cons

    From what I can see he has no formal qualifications either in nutrition or psychology

    for second time round there are short additional ‘team talks’ each week but other than that the videos etc are the exact same, literally the same videos

    the biggest downside for me is the sometimes very questionable advice around food. For the first two weeks you are advised to do the ‘3 for 2’ which is a very restrictive diet of around 1000 calories (you can Google to find it ). Then week 8 and 9 you have to cut out all grains sugar etc. he says it’s to prove to yourself you can do it - the cynic in me says it’s to get great results for the end of the programme. To be fair he says you can take the ‘slow train’ and just count calories but the general vibe is ‘surrender to win ‘ and do excatly what he tells you.

    the approach used for alcoholic recovery does not map over into food IMHO.

    You are told to stop all exercising except an hours walk a day. So if you are currently lifting weights or doing excercise classes you enjoy you are told to stop them. He says this is because of ketogenesis and it interferes with this but resistance training is excellent for lots of people especially middle aged women which are a huge part of his audience

    he can be very funny and witty at times but this often crosses the line into arrogance and a very patronising attitude. He assumes everyone who is fat is miserable and is staying at home ‘shovelling it in with both hands ‘ as he says himself. He assumes people who want to lose weight are all sitting home all night watching tv not living our lives. Many fat people have full and active lives. They just also happen to be fat.

    You are only a few weeks into the programme and you start getting messages about the next cycle - tries to instil fomo by saying places are limited - with pre recorded videos I doubt that very much ! It’s a hard sell tactic that I feel undermines the integrity of the programme

    the app is very dated, often falls over and you are not supposed to use a calorie tracker like my fitness pal - you are meant to Google the calories then input them into the bodyslims app. Seems like an unnecessary step.

    overall

    It’s just like any diet - if you stick with it you will most likely lose weight but weight loss doesn’t have to be as restrictive as he advises. I know many people who have done one or more of the bodyslim programmes over the years and all put the weight back on. There is no magic bullet.

    It’s probably worth trying one round for the mindset approach but second rounds not so much.

    I’m not really into the ‘do what he says when he says ‘ I feel that really takes away individual power and yes you might lose weight but programme does nothing to help you maintain it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1 RizzJack


    Just started in January after putting back on the weight I lost with sw

    I thought he concentrated on weight maintenance in the last two weeks? I know that's the most difficult part.

    Any idea how strict his menu is for weeks 6 and 7 as that 3 for 2 is very restrictive in my opinion. I'm well under my calories every day. Doing well, 20lbs so far.


    I find he goes on a bit. Definitely repetitive but that may be deliberate to make the message sink in.


    And can I ask, If I sign up for the next round, is it the exact same main videos or does he record new ones for each round. Out of all the videos on the app the one I prefer is the turning left turning right one because it's done with a live audience.


    Hopefully I'll have the skills to continue to lose and then maintain afterwards or should I say mindset.



  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭sunshine2018


    Well done on your loss to date!

    videos are the exact same second time round so no change there. The two weeks are no grains no dairy no rubbish no bread - just natural food - fish eggs meat fruit and veg.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8 Megafan1


    Bodyslims is brilliant. Ger is genuinely an inspiration. If you accept the advise and go with it. I am 7 weeks in, have lost 42 pounds and committed to the remaining 3 weeks and will sign up for next course for the mental health benefits and lose the last stone. There are enough things in life to drag you down, Bodyslims is not one of them. You can't regret making an effort and you might surprise yourself.



  • Registered Users Posts: 605 ✭✭✭unichick


    Anyone doing the April programme soon? I lost 3 stone last year but sadly put a lot back on. I don’t weigh myself but I am not as slim as I was. I kind of agree with Sunshine. Maintenance is poor after the programme which I wonder is deliberate to keep people coming back. Once you lose the app it’s hard to stay focused especially if you go on hols & get back into bad habits.

    Another thing never spoken about is women’s health & cycles. I feel Sharon could cover a bit on this.

    I’m going to do it all again & hopefully keep it off this time. Who’s with me?



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