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My XLS - Nutrition journey so far ....

Hi Guys!!

I thought I would do a little check in with you, I’ve been a little quiet on my blog recently because I’ve been so super busy I just haven’t had a minute to finish off some of my posts. I’m so bad I know. However one reason I have been super busy is because I have been following the XLS Nutrition journey, and trying to fit meal preparation and exercising into working full time and blogging, is bloomin’ difficult.

I choose to take part in the XLS programme because I was struggling to lose the last few pounds I wanted rid of. If you are a regular follower of my blog you will know that before this I had already lost 50lbs previously, however with Christmas and a very busy social life I had managed to gain 8lbs back. I dreaded this happening, but as much as I exercised regularly my diet and alcohol intake just didn’t cut it. 

XLS is a 8 week weight loss programme, followed by a 4 weeks maintenance programme. It’s all well and good loosing pounds and inches but it’s maintaining it that’s the hard part. So for 8 weeks I’ve been trying to replace 2 meals a day with and XLS shake and then consuming a 500-600 calorie meal once a day. 

I am going to be completely honest here, I have in no way stuck to this plan completely. I have snacked when I most definitely shouldn’t have, I have had two meals a day on days where I have burned excessive calories exercising. Ohh and I may have had a couple of gins too.. (facepalm). However I have managed to have atleast one shake every day. I have made sure I walk between 10,000 and 15,000 steps a day, included in that I have made sure I go to the gym atleast 5 times a week. I have upped my water intake to 3 litres a day, and drank more green tea than coffee. 

I am now on week 5 of 8 and I am 6.5lb down in weight, which I am very happy about. My initial plan was to lose 8lb, 1lb a week so to already be ahead of that plan is great. As much as I haven’t stuck to the plan religiously, mentally it has made me a lot more prepared and I have worked a lot harder than I did before I was on the plan. I have decided to not measure my inches until the very last week so that I can see just how much I have lost.

You may think that 6.5lb isn’t a great loss, however I didn’t really have a massive amount to lose in the first place. Also I incorporate weights into my workout sessions so there is the chance that that has slowed down my weightloss number because muscle weighs heavier than mass, this is why I think inches lost show better results. 

So look out for Instagram posts over the next few weeks, as in 3 weeks time I will be publishing my final weightloss numbers.



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