Now entering the second week, the Beach Body programme is well underway. Fifteen determined individuals are following the strict detox plan, and exercising with Kettlebells up to five times a week for records breaking results. One lady lost 6kg last year..so I’m really excited to see how this bunch get on!
After a weigh-in, bodyfat measurement, and waist circumference reading, everyone was given a full run down of their diet. These measurements are then compared at the end of the programme to gauge results. Not everyone is doing the programme for weight loss. Some are looking for better health and more energy. One chap is looking to gain (lean) weight on the programme.
Now at the end of Week 1, some are finding it harder than others. After a few days the body is purging its toxins- with headaches and feelings of lethargy (showing how addicted we are to these toxins) ,most people are now reporting feelings of wellbeing and high energy.
The hardest things to give up (for me included), was Caffeine. I love my Mate tea (an indigenous tea from South America)….but I’ve given this up for the Beach Body programme.
For others, Sugar is the hardest to give up….many rely on a sugar hit, a few times a day, just to get them through the day!
Thats the whole point of the diet: to re-programme how we feel about these foods and to allow ourselves to break habits formed around the toxins (ie: Coffee in the morning, followed by sugary cereal for breakfast).
Each Monday we all sit down with our filled-out diet sheets, to talk about the diet and share experiences and education. The Kettlebell training further augments the results. With lots of calories being burnt, the body’s metabolism is put on over-drive burning more calories even when we go home.
This year I’m experimenting with cutting out meat from my diet, to see how it affects me, my training and recovery time. I’m still eating fresh fish every day (responsibly sourced), to keep my protein levels high. So far so good!
This year’s Beach Body is full of enthusiastic and driven individuals from all walks of life- giving the programme a fun and motivating experience! The programme has three weeks left, ending on Friday 11th June.
Spelt is allowed on the Detox diet, so here’s a great recipe for Spelt Bread which you can make yourself!
650G Doves Spelt Flour
2 tsp Sea Salt
15g Soft Organic Butter
Sachet of Yeast
400ml Water (100ml warm, 300ml cold)
– Rub butter into flour and add salt, and stif in yeast.
– Add warm water to form a soft dough
– Knead for 10mins on a floured surface
– Cover and leave to rise in a warm place for half an hour until it has doubled in size
– Bake in a pre-heated oven at 230oC for half an hour.
You can also add dried fruit and nuts for a sweet version. Olive oil can also be used instead of butter.
The next Guaranteed Results weight loss programme will be in August- if you’d like to join us, please send me your details to be added to the list!
Keep checking back for further reports on the programme!