Weight loss is a tough thing, especially in today's crazy, busy world. I am a Mom who has consistently struggled with my weight my entire adult life and the older I get, the tougher the battle gets. Several months ago, you might remember me telling you all that we were relocating. We left our home and moved 3 hours south and to say that I was doing a lot of emotional eating would be an understatement. When the scale almost hit 200 pounds, I knew I had to change. I had never weighed even close to that number and I disliked myself. This was the day that I decided that I was going to start taking time for myself and regain control of my health and my weight. There was a day that I wouldn't have even considered sharing pictures like this but found that it was a very important part of my journey.....to actually be able to look at myself, the good, the bad. After just a short time, my confidence has gone up and I realize that being overweight doesn't define me. It's not who I am. I have extra fat and I'm ok with that. The pictures below are what I now consider to be my beginning.
Doing the only thing that I knew to do at this point, I started slashing calories and exercising and it worked! The only problem was, after an initial loss, I hit a wall. How on earth could I have plateaued so quickly, I still had a ton of weight to lose? That is when I was introduced to Atkins Nutritionals new step-by-step meal kits.
One of my biggest issues is time. With 5 children, spare time to prepare healthy meals is not always an option. I always joked with my husband that if I just had someone who would cook for me, I would be good to go. I never found that option but thanks to Atkins, now I have the next best thing. The new meal kits from Atkins allow busy people to stay on track with frozen meals, snacks and menus (including shopping lists) all delivered right to their front door. The meal kits include an entire week's worth of food and tools with 3 different options to choose from depending on your needs.
The first kit is the Frozen Foodie Meal kit. At just $69.99, this kit is for those who don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. The kit features a variety of Atkins Frozen Meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The next kit is the Evening Chef Meal kit. For $89.99, this is designed for those who want to simplify their choices during the day but want to prepare their own meal in the evening. This kit includes Atkins Frozen Meals, Snack Bars and Shakes to cover breakfast, lunch and snacks. It also includes recipes and shopping lists for low-carb supper ideas.
The 3rd and final kit is the Easy Peasy Meal Kit. For $97.99, it includes all meals and consumers just make their own snacks and side dishes. This kit includes a variety of Atkins Frozen Meals, Meal Bars and Shakes to cover breakfast, lunch and dinner. We received the Easy Peasy kit from Atkins and it was SO easy to follow because all of the meals are provided for you. I received enough meals, bars and shakes to get me through an entire week and all I had to really purchase was my veggies and a few odds and ends condiments for snacks. My husband and I were absolutely shocked at the quality of food. I have done other weight loss programs where food is provided and I can tell you that the biggest reason that I quit those programs was because the food was terrible. This is NOT the case with Atkins and that is shocking for me to say as a picky eater. There was not a single meal that we didn't love. As a matter of fact, we have since went and bought more frozen meals and I have purchased the bars and shakes several times since our first delivery.
All 3 kits can be ordered at Atkins.com where you will also receive FREE support from nutritionists, access a ton of great info and share insights with the Atkins community. In addition to the delicious food, all plans also come with the Atkins Meal Kit Guide, The New Atkins Made Easy Book, the Atkins Carb Counter and the Recipe Booklet. Meal Kits can be purchased as a recurring subscription and until September 30, you can get Free shipping and 5% off all orders with promotional code NEWKIT5.
I really wanted to give the Atkins program a try so that I could share my results with you so I went all in. I read the book that was provided in my kit and learned how the program worked so that I would have the best results possible. I followed Phase 1, the Induction Phase, just like it is spelled out in the book. I ate the food from the Easy Peasy kit and in 2 weeks, at the end of Phase 1, I was down 12 pounds and 12.5 inches!!! That is HUGE. The pictures above, they truly are just my beginning. This is a program that I am excited to continue and I am excited to share my results with you all down the road.
The Atkins diet is a controlled carbohydrate eating program that allows your body to maintain energy without spikes and drops in blood sugar. Not only is it great for weight loss but it's also good for your overall health. Since starting Atkins, I have lost weight, I feel better and my resting heart rate went down from high 70's to mid 60's. Knowing that my heart is getting stronger while my body is getting smaller is an amazing feeling! I eat tons of good foods rich in protein, fiber and good fats and I no longer wake up in the mornings feeling hungover. If you are looking for a program that could help you, visit Atkins.com!
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