How Do You Lose Weight and Improve Your Health?
The answer escaped me for years.
I felt unattractive when I was overweight, and even with all the research and workouts I tried, I couldn’t figure out a realistic, sustainable approach to lose weight and get toned. But I did eventually figure it out, and here's one of the most important things I learned along the way:
Fat Is Not The Problem - Fat Is a Symptom
...a symptom that hints at a more serious problem that, if left unchecked, could have life-altering consequences.
If Any of the Following Applies To You, There's a Solution
Bad bill of health from your doctor? Feel unhealthy in general?
Don't like what you see in the mirror? Does it affect your relationships?
Hard time staying active or keeping up with your kids?
Lack of Food Discipline
Is it difficult to manage your food habits in a healthy way?
Unsure of What To Eat
Do you know what a healthy diet looks like, meal-by-meal?
Metabolism Not Burning Hot Anymore
Did your metabolism hit the breaks at around 35 yrs old?
(If so, You Can Turn It Back On!)
In Need of a Change
Need to make a health change in your life?
Sporting that dad bod?
Excess Post-Baby Weight
Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t look like you did before you had kids!
These Are All Symptoms of a Much Larger Problem
As a society: We have an unhealthy relationship with food. You may be raising an eyebrow at that, but consider this: Starting out, most of us either don’t know how to lose weight, or we have habits that are preventing us from losing the weight. If we didn't, weight loss would be easy and already be happening naturally.
IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT. "Healthy diets" are often looked at as something that those "crazy fit moms" or "gym rats" do, not regular people like us... That's because unethical food advertising has brought shelf-ready (but unhealthy) processed and sugary foods into our mainstream diet (not to mention fast foods), and we’ve grown up not really knowing what a healthy diet should look like. But it is simple, and you can reverse the weight gain.
To lose weight, you’ll need a roadmap that will show you what to do, step-by-step, and help you break fat-inducing habits in the process.
You Can Lose The Weight - and I Can Help You Do It
When I first decided I want to lose weight, I had no idea how to get started or what to do. After a recommendation from a friend, I discovered what 23 million other Beachbody customers have discovered, and in just a few months I lost 32 pounds and completely transformed my body. You can achieve your ideal body as well - and I can help you master the process.
There are 3 Simple Steps to Craft Your Own Personalized Weight Loss (or Muscle Building) Plan
- 1) Set a Weight Loss Goal
- 2) Choose a Fitness Program That Fits Your Lifestyle
- 3) Choose a Meal Plan That Fits Your Lifestyle
That's it. Obviously there are more details within each step, but if you take action now, you'll have overcome the hardest part of your weight loss journey: getting started on the right path.
The Cost of Waiting
You could wait to get started until after the New Year, or the next holiday, or when finances are better, or when life (somehow magically) uncomplicates itself... but consider the cost of waiting:
Poor Nutrition Can Shorten Your Life By 20 Years!
Weight Loss is More Than Looks - It's Life!
All those processed foods & sugary drinks the food industry pushes on you are taking a serious toll on your health & life expectancy. Studies show that poor nutrition can reduce your life expectancy by up to 20 years - and give you all kinds of illnesses and ailments along the way. It’s time to fight back, stick it to the unethical food advertisers and take back your health!
You Only Get One Chance At Life
Are you missing out on life because of your weight? I've heard stories from personal friends about not being able to form relationships, or not being able to play with their children because they're just too tired and unable to actively play with them. It breaks my heart to hear that, especially when I know there is a simple solution that everyone can use to reach their weight loss goals. Don't let another day of your life pass you by. Live your life to its fullest and get started losing weight today!
Whatever your reasons for wanting to lose weight, if you follow the 3-Step Personalized Weight Loss Roadmap below, you can reach your goals & live a healthy lifestyle, starting today.
Create Your Personalized Weight Loss Roadmap in 3 Simple Steps
Step 1: Set a Weight Loss Goal
Fill out the entries below to get an instant calculation of how long it will take to reach your weight loss goal:
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Congratulations on taking your first step towards a healthier, leaner version of yourself!
Using our Weight Loss Roadmap analogy, now that you've set your destination, go through steps 2 and 3 to pave the road that will take you there.
Step 2: Choose a Fitness Program That Fits Your Lifestyle
Working Out Isn't Neccessary For Weight Loss. But it sure does speed things up. And if you want to get fit, tone your body or build muscle, it's absolutely essential. Not only that, but a recent study shows that not exercising is worse for your health than smoking!
Three common questions most people have before starting a workout program:
- What are the best kinds of workouts to do?
- How often should I workout?
- When is the right time to work out?
There’s a single answer to all three questions: Whatever works for you. Seriously. All that matters is that you get your body moving, re-ignite your metabolism and have a good time so that working out isn’t a chore. The workouts you choose should fit into your life and your schedule, not the other way around.
Each program will help you accomplish a specific goal (weight loss, body tone / muscle gain, well being, etc). Some will accomplish all of those things, while others are more focused in their scope. Deciding which program to choose will depend entirely on what you want to accomplish.
I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t like every single Beachbody program there is. Some are amazing, some are “meh", and some... I'll never do again. But guess what? The programs that I like the least - those are the ones my wife loves the most (and vice versa)! So there are no bad programs here, only programs that may be better suited for you than others. And that’s our goal right now, to find you a program you can start out with that you’re going to enjoy right away that will help you reach your goals quickly. Every single program is designed and led by fitness experts and tailored for different interests and abilities. Whatever it is you enjoy, there's a program for you.
Choose the Right Workout to Speed Up Your Weight Loss and Shape Your Body
To choose a program, you need to answer two questions:
- With 60+ programs to choose from, how do I sift through them all to find something I like?
- How do I know the program I choose will work for me?
If you're not familiar with Beachbody's programs, picking one can feel like the most daunting part of the process. You could try out a program in the blind since all of them will work to some degree, but before you commit to something that will take so much time and effort, you want reasonable assurance that you're going to enjoy it and that it's going to do an amazing job helping you reach your specific goal. This is where I can help: as a long-time Beachbody customer and coach, I can make recommendations based on your preferences and current situation and save you the time and uncertainty of choosing a program.
I’ve set up a filtering form below that will narrow down the choices for you based on your preferences. If you still have a hard time finding something suitable, don't hesitate to contact me for a personalized recommendation.
Your Fitness Program:
You've selected as your first workout program and completed mapping out the most difficult part of your roadmap.
Now that you've completed Steps 1 and 2, it's time to take a look at your meal plan options. If you choose "Portion Control" or "Timed Nutrition", then your meal plan calculations have been done for you automatically. Continue on to Step 3 to choose your meal plan, complete your roadmap and get started on your weight loss journey!
When you set a weight loss goal, your meal plan calculations will be done automatically for you. Return to Step 1 to set a weight loss goal, then proceed to Step 3 to choose a meal plan and get started on your weight loss journey!
Step 3: Choose a Meal Plan That Fits Your Lifestyle
If you’ve ever done a workout program and been disappointed by the results - or the lack thereof - then the most likely culprit is nutrition. Nutrition is where 80% of your weight loss results come from.
There are 3 kinds of Beachbody Meal Plans you can do:
- Portion Control
- Timed Nutrition
- 2B Mindset
Portion Control will teach you what a healthy diet looks like, combating our tendency to overeat and helping you choose the right foods in the right proportions to live healthily and lose weight. You can still eat out and enjoy desserts and alcohol. Portion Fix Eating Plans arm you with tools to eat healthily in any given situation while allowing you the nutritional and scheduling flexibility to live your life the way you like.
Timed Nutrition uses portion control as its foundation, but takes it a step further and gives you step-by-step instructions on what to eat at exactly what time of the day. It is specific to the program "80-Day Obsession", but it can be applied at any time to any program. If you have the time and discipline to stick to a strict diet, Timed Nutrition will eradicate bad habits and help you develop the habits you need to succeed.
2B Mindset is an entirely different approach to nutrition for weight loss. It’s not even called a “diet” because our traditional understanding of the word diet implies deprivation, whereas the 2B Mindset is a positive approach to weight loss where you say “Yes!” to the things you love, instead of denying yourself the things you enjoy that wouldn’t be allowed on most other diets. That means you can keep eating your desserts & snacks, drink alcohol, eat out at restaurants, enjoy big family meals, and just keep eating the things you love! Instead of finding ways to say no, 2B Mindset teaches you to say “yes” within a framework that teaches you a healthy relationship with food. If you’re an emotional eater, yo-yo with your weight loss and you just can’t swap out your foods for a healthier lifestyle, the 2B Mindset will teach you how to change the way you think about food in a way that will still allow you to rapidly lose weight.
Which Meal Plan Should You Choose?
It depends on how disciplined you are and how much follow-through you possess. I love that Portion Control provides nutritional and scheduling flexibility. My wife loves the structure of Timed Nutrition (she's far more disciplined than I am). Some people can't imagine doing either of those, so the 2B Mindset would be the better choice. I haven’t done Timed Nutrition or the 2B Mindset because I strive for balance in all aspects of life, and portion control provides the greatest nutritional balance and scheduling flexibility to fit just about every lifestyle.
If you’re not sure which to choose, I recommend starting with Portion Control. You can always try something else later on, but Portion Control is a natural fit to how we live and operate in our daily lives, providing guidance but not overbearing control. It’s what I use and recommend to the majority of people unless you have a driving need to use one of the other meal plans. For that reason, I’m going to focus on showing you how Portion Control works and how it will help you lose weight and start living a healthy lifestyle.
How Portion Control Containers Work
The Portion Control Containers are color coded by food group and used in one of six meal plans. Lettered from A to F, you’ll use the Portion Fix Meal Plan that corresponds to your calorie target
When you complete Steps 1 & 2 above, your calorie target and meal plan will be calculated automatically for you.
If you plan on using Portion Control or Timed Nutrition, your meal plan has been calculated for you automatically:
Your Meal Plan: Portion Plan ?
Based on the Activity Level you selected in Step 1, and the intensity of the program you selected in Step 2:
Your calorie target is calories, and you'll be on Portion Plan ?.
Let's go over what that means...
Each Portion Fix Meal Plan has a set number of containers to use throughout the day for each of the 7 categories of food: Protein, Carbs, Fruits, Veggies, Healthy Fats, Seeds & Dressings and Oils & Nut Butters.
Each food group has a list of the healthiest foods that are the most effective for weight loss. You’ll quickly get the idea of how to identify food groups, even if what you're eating is not on the list. The foods are ordered from best to worst (top to bottom). You’re not limited to just what’s on the list, though the foods named on each list will help you reach your goals the quickest. Use the lists as a go-to guide of what to eat first, but also to teach you how to categorize your food when you encounter something that didn't quite make the list (and consider eating less of those kinds of foods and more of the foods on the list).
You’ll fill up each container to the brim throughout the day until you reach the number of containers specified in your plan. You can stuff as much food as you want into the containers; as long as you can still fit a lid on it, it counts and fits within the plan allowance. That means there's flexibility in how many calories you'll be getting each day. This is the right thing to do to prevent your body from plateauing, which can happen when you grow accustomed to the same number of calories day in, day out. Giving your body a range of calories each day eliminates the stress of calorie counting, keeps your metabolism burning hot and prevents you from feeling deprived.
The containers are conveniently built for travel (and you can eat straight from them), but on a normal basis you should use the containers to measure your food and then place everything on a plate, bowl, etc. That way you learn to visually identify what a healthily portioned meal looks like. After a few weeks you may not even need to use the containers anymore, though I recommend still coming back to them every so often just to make sure your "eyeball" measurements aren't cheating you out of the progress you can expect to see.
When you workout, create a meal plan and follow that meal plan, you're following a proven formula to lose weight consistently without feeling deprived. But even the strongest among us are still tempted by all the delicious treats available everywhere you go. How do you handle the temptations without falling off the wagon?
Weight Loss Fact: You’re Going to Take Detours On Your Journey
How to Shorten the Detours and Find Your Way Back
Detours are an inevitable part of everyone's weight loss journey. That's because your metabolism is like a fat-burning fire, which may have significantly died down. Once you exercise regularly and eat the right foods in the right proportions, you will re-ignite that fire and start burning calories at a very fast rate.
That's excellent for weight loss, but a fiery metabolism amplifies a common problem: Cravings! Cravings have the potential to send you on a detour, taking you off your weight loss map - sometimes never to return. What you need is a way to combat the cravings without derailing your progress. That's why Beachbody came up with Shakeology: Your Daily Dose of Dense Nutrition. Shakeology was formulated to give your body the energy and nutrients it needs so that you can combat your cravings, stop feeling guilty over giving in to temptations, and stay on course during your weight loss journey.
Shakeology is a powdered blend of superfood nutrients from across the globe that you'll mix up into a shake. It's versatile and simple enough to be mixed with water, or you can add a couple of ingredients to blend it into a whole meal - replacing unhealthier meals and saving on your grocery bill while losing weight.
Cravings = Survival
Your organs, muscles and everything inside you that keeps you alive all need nutrients and energy to survive. When you're low on something you need, your body screams at you to fix the problem immediately (i.e. cravings). Through conditioning, we've learned to satisfy those needs with the quickest source of energy we can find: junk food. But it's short-lived energy, and it's nutrient-deficient. Shakeology is long term energy and is nutrient-dense, ensuring your body has what it needs to stay healthy and perform at its peak during workouts for maximum weight loss. And it's a delicious treat.
Shakeology Extinguishes the Cravings Fire
Imagine you're sitting on your couch, feet propped up as you relax and binge your favorite tv show. All of the sudden you feel your belly button getting uncomfortably warm. You look at your stomach and scream in horror as your shirt spontaneously catches fire! You race to the kitchen and look for something to smother the flames. The nearest thing to you is a bowl of Jelly Bellies. You grab a handful and use them to pat the flames, only to singe your hands in the process. You recoil in pain and race to the next thing you see: a plate of rice crispy treats. You grab the biggest one you can find and start patting down the flames. It seems to work for a moment, but as you wave your hands back and forth you fan the flames and make the fire grow even bigger. You race to the next thing you see: a bowl of chips. Those break into a million pieces as you pat the flames, having no effect on the fire whatsoever. Your eyes dart back and forth, frantically looking for a viable solution that will put out these flames for good. Finally your eyes rest on a cup of Shakeology. You lunge for the cup and pour the Shakeology onto the flames, finally putting out the fire. You breathe a sigh of relief. You notice there's just a bit more Shakeology in the cup, so you pour the rest of it on your shirt - just in case. The fire is now definitely out.
There's obviously a lot wrong with that story - like why you wouldn't just "stop, drop and roll" - but it highlights what happens to us when cravings suddenly strike. It's absurd to think about trying to put out a fire with junk food, but that's exactly what we do when our fat-burning, fiery metabolism flares up and creates this insatiable fire within us.
Shakeology does two things for us to combat cravings:
- It stops our cravings in their tracks as soon as they strike
- It prevents them from even occuring when you regularly drink Shakeology
Like a fire, you'd pour water on it to put it out, and then you'd do everything in your power to prevent the fire from happening again. Shakeology both extinguishes the fire caused by cravings, and prevents them from happening again. It does this by answering the underlying need that your cravings are trying to satisfy to begin with: nutrients and energy.
Shakeology contains superfood nutrients from around the globe that our body desperately needs, but can’t be found in our regular diet. If you listen to your body and fuel it with Shakeology just before or during your worst cravings, you’ll defeat your cravings and keep your fiery metabolism burning steadily and efficiently, maximizing your weight loss and all around feeling of well being and health. When you conquer your cravings, you conquer your greatest fat-inducing enemy. You can do it, and Shakeology can help you get there.
If you start today, you could reach your destination and lose 0 lbs by
Once you've completed your Personalized 3-Step Roadmap and know exactly what you need for your own Total Body Transformation, it'll be time to get started:
The Vertically Integrated Solution
The Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack has everything you need from your roadmap to get started on your weight loss journey and see it through to your end goal.
Unlimited Fitness Program Streaming
Start losing weight with any program of your choosing, then continue getting results by switching programs and streaming any of Beachbody's 60+ workout programs through Beachbody On Demand. Stream in your living room, bedroom, garage, the gym - anywhere on just about any device. ($99/yr)
Portion Control System & Nutrition Guide
Simple nutrition with color-coded containers to portion out your meals for maximum weight loss, heightened metabolism and overall health. In just a few weeks you'll get a feel for what a healthy, sustainable diet is supposed to look like. ($40)
A one-month supply of Shakeology to help you defeat your cravings and replace an unhealthy meal so you can lose weight rapidly. ($130)
That's me. I can be your drill instructor and ride you to help you stay disciplined, be your GPS to get you back on the map if you deviate from it, or simply be a supporting cast member in this episode of your life who offers advice and help when you ask for it. Whatever you need to succeed, you now have a personal coach to help you get there, at no cost to you (Beachbody pays me to do this, so use me to your advantage as much and as often as you need!).
Stay accountable to and find support from your peers. I'll invite every new challenger to join a private Facebook group and keep your peers apprised of your progress! These are people just like you who are putting in the effort every single day to create the best version of themselves. They need your support, and you need theirs. It's a lot harder to give up when you're all counting on each other.
Because Beachbody offers a vertically integrated solution, everything you need to succeed is included. Unlike weight loss programs that only offer nutrition, or gyms that only offer fitness, Beachbody takes care of every aspect of your weight loss journey: Fitness, Meal Guidance, Nutritional Supplements, plus the parts you don't normally think about, like a personal coach and a support group.
Start Your Total Body Transformation Today with a Beachbody On Demand (BOD) Challenge Pack
or preview the New Customer Training to see exactly what your weight loss journey will look like.
That's not $180 per month, or even $180 per year. Just $180. Period.
Not only will you be able to stream the workout of your choice through Beachbody On Demand, but you'll also have access to 60+ workouts that you can stream for the whole year so that you can continue to make progress and get results. You'll also have access to a cooking show (and the included recipe book) called "Fixate" that has some of the healthiest and tastiest recipes invented to help you on your weight loss journey.
There's no real competition in the weight loss arena that can provide you fitness, nutrional guidance and supplements, professional trainers, coaches and support groups, but if there was something comparable...
Here's How The "Competition" Would Stack Up
A BOD Challenge Pack is:
- 5 times less than the average annual gym membership
- 12 times less than 1 year of Crossfit or Orange Theory
- Less than half the price of Weight Watchers (the least expensive weight loss program)
- 16 times less than Jenny Craig (the most expensive weight loss program)
- The same price as only 2 hours with a personal trainer!
In fact, if you were to workout 6 days a week under the guidance of Beachbody's personal trainers, you'd have to pay nearly $25,000 for the same instruction privately. And that wouldn't even include all the extra educational, planning, and tracking resources that the Beachbody trainers provide.
With the BOD Challenge Pack, you get to keep eating the food you love, work out in the privacy of your home (or take it with you to the gym if that's still your thing), train with the best professionals in the industry, get one-on-one coaching, support from your peers, and try the best cravings-busting shake in the world. To help you stay on track, Beachbody sets you up to get Shakeology shipped every month to you following your initial trial period. If Shakeology doesn't help you stay on track, feel healthier and lose weight in the first month, just let me or Beachbody know and we'll cancel any further shipments. You won't be charged anything and you can keep working out all year long, armed with all the other nutritional, educational and physical tools you need to lose the weight.
But if you're like most people, you'll find Shakeology helps you lose weight and defeat your cravings, and you'll want to continue drinking it. Shakeology costs $130/mo, or $99/mo if you apply for the coach discount. That may sound like a lot, but when you break it down, that's as low as $3.30 per day, which means you'll actually be saving on your grocery bill when you use it as a meal replacement (and even more so if you're replacing a fast food meal!). And while I'm not saying you have to give up your daily Starbucks, Shakeology costs less than your daily morning fix and only has 160 calories (but more nutrients than an entire meal!). If you're serious about wanting to lose weight, you're gonna have to do something different. Remember: You're not spending money - you're investing in your health! But you don't have to commit now - just try Shakeology for the first 30 days and let your body tell you whether or not it's worth it.
The Reach-Your-Goal Guarantee
Everyone's goals are different, the time to reach those goals vary, and reaching your goal will require sticking to your roadmap. There are a lot of variables that make your situation unique, but losing weight is simple nutritional science, and one thing is certain for everyone starting out: You should start seeing results within the first few weeks.
It takes around 21 days to change a habit and create a new one, so within 3 weeks you should know whether or not the BOD Challenge Pack will help you reach your goal and whether or not you will stick with the journey you've begun. Only you can decide if you have the mental and physical strength to continue, but if for any reason you decide you can't do it or don't wish to continue, you have 30 days to get a full refund.
That means you can:
- Finish certain fitness programs entirely from start to finish
- Read and download meal plans, nutrition guides, recipe books, fitness regimens & workout guides
- Keep the portion control container system to use indefinitely
- Drink the healthiest meal replacement & cravings-busting shake in the world for 30 days (down to the very last scoop in the package!)
...and then get all your money back. You've got nothing to lose - except the weight!
Beachbody has helped over 23 million people transform their bodies, improve their health and change their lives for the better!
It's not a question of whether or not this works - it's a matter of whether or not you're willing to work for it. Start your total body transformation today and you will see start to see results within just a few weeks, or your money back guaranteed. For a very short time commitment and a surprisingly small cost, you'll know within weeks whether or not you've finally found your path to getting the body, health and fitness you've been wanting. Start your total body transformation today and become one of the 23 million Beachbody success stories!
To put in perspective the amount of people Beachbody has helped transform their bodies and health, think of it this way:
If you were to line up every customer Beachbody has helped to transform their body throughout the years, back-to-back, the line would stretch from the Beachbody headquarters in Santa Monica, CA, through the mid-west, across Canada, over the Atlantic Ocean, through Ireland, Germany, Poland and all the way to Moscow, Russia. That's a long line of changed lives.
But you don't have to get in the back of the line in Moscow. With the BOD Challenge Pack, you get an all-access VIP pass to start your total body transformation today.
Visualize Your Transformation
The next few weeks will pass no matter what. Ask yourself:
- Where will you be in a few weeks?
- Where do you want to be in the next few weeks?
- What will you do differently when you lose weight?
- How will you feel when you're living healthily?
- What will you do with your new, sexy body?
See that image clearly. Daydream just a bit - and then hold on to that image. Write it down. Remember what you see and how you feel as you visualize how your life will change over the next few weeks. When it gets tough (and it will get tough, I promise!), visualize your transformation and remember how you're feeling right now and what you'll do with your transformation. Pain is temporary. You'll get stronger, you'll adapt to working out and eating right, and soon you'll look forward to it. Nobody ever said "I regret working out, getting healthy and losing weight." It's time to start your total body transformation!
Start Your Total Body Transformation
BOD Challenge Pack
1 Yr Unlimited Fitness Program Streaming
Carve Out a Strong, Young-Looking, Sexy Body
Portion Control System & Nutrition Guide
Lose 10-30 lbs, Get Healthy & Live Happily
1 Month Supply Shakeology
Defeat Cravings to Stay On Your Roadmap
Get Help & Advice Whenever You Need It
Stay Accountable & Find Support
If you need more information before getting started, preview the New Customer Training to see exactly what your weight loss journey will look like.