Trainer Lindsey’s 6 week fit body challenge is the program I’m following right now, and it’s working really well for me! It may just be that it’s the right fit for where I am and what I need right now, but I am honestly loving it. Essentially, I’m eating a macro balanced diet that is ideal for fitness and weight loss, and Lindsey has done all the work for me to balance it out and give me delicious meal plans to follow.
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The substitution list is a really important element to this diet because it allows you the flexibility to swap out things you don’t like for things you do. I have really been enjoying not having to think about what to make or eat, and just following this plan. It makes it easy for me to fit eating right into my busy life.
The diet is heavy on protein (which keeps you nice and full), but also includes some healthy (and even not as healthy, meaning extra tasty) carbs and fats. Honestly guys, I got to eat a Pop Tart today and I’m not gonna lie, it was delicious. I feel great when I’m on this plan and the weight comes off quickly.
I like having access to so many healthy, tasty new recipes. That alone is more than worth the cost of this plan in my book. The full bundle is actually a really good deal because it comes with the meal plans, substitution list, two tubs of protein powder, a shaker bottle, and a tee-shirt.
Lindsey does have a free 15 day challenge you can also try, but having tried both I will say this one is SO much better. You can read my thoughts on her free 15 day challenge here. The free 15 day challenge uses almost two tubs of protein powder anyways so unless you have some lying around that is similar to the Ideal Lean Protein Powder (as far as calories, carbs, and protein) you really may as well get the full 6 week challenge bundle for just a tiny bit more than the protein powder alone would cost you.
I am currently on day twelve of the program and there are so many new foods and recipes to try that I am not getting tired of it at all. I have energy, I’m not hungry, and I am losing all that extra holiday weight.
- There’s no arguing that this is a balanced, healthy diet
- You won’t be hungry on this plan
- The weight comes off quickly because the macros are balanced for optimal health and weight loss
- All the work of planning what to eat is done for you so there’s no guesswork or mental energy required
- This plan includes workouts as well
- You use a fair amount of protein powder on this diet. If you hate protein powder you may not love this plan. However, I will say I don’t like protein powder much myself, but there are enough tasty foods on this diet that I’m ok with drinking some protein powder a couple times a day. The Ideal Lean Protein powder really is tasty and a good price. I recommend chocolate or strawberry flavor. I do not recommend the caramel mocha flavor. Can’t speak for any of the others.
- There is a fair amount of cooking and food prep involved with this meal plan. You definitely have to plan ahead and do some meal prep ahead of time to be successful with this diet.
- If you find yourself having a hard time sticking to new diet plans, even after just a day or two, I would recommend starting with the moderate day meal plans for a good week or two before you do any of the flush days. You are supposed to start with two flush days to jump start your weight loss, but the flush days are harder to stick to than the moderate days, so for me it worked better to get into the swing of it and start feeling successful before I tried a flush day. I usually only do one flush day at a time, and usually only after I have a splurge. You can lose weight just doing the moderate days.
- Plan your meals out on the weekend and do some food prep ahead of time. This is really important because if you are starving and you don’t have your next meal ready it will be hard to stay successful.
- Make a few servings of each meal when you go to make it so you have some easy to grab meals throughout the week and can cut down on food prep time.
- If you want to get started right away but are still waiting for your protein powder to arrive, you can still do the plan with a different protein powder. Just try to find the one that’s closest to the Ideal Lean powder as far as the carb/calorie/protein ratio.
- Use the substitution list! Don’t choke down something you dislike, swap it out for something you’ll enjoy.
- You can skip the meal plans that don’t sound tasty to you and just do the ones you really like multiple times. I usually do one day for at least 3 days in a row just because it make the food prep easier.
Reach out if you have any questions! I would love to hear from you 🙂