This is an email that we were sent yesterday. Very powerful, and frankly this is our intended result. The most important thing to know is that you can get to this point.
Even if you are just starting the weight loss process and doing very basic portion control, you can get here. For those of you who are in the "professional dieter" category, please keep an open mind to new adjustments.
Here is the email we were sent:
"1 month on the PT cheat system!
I can honestly say this has been life changing. I have been a part of PT for years. I have struggled with maintaining weight loss and also with binge eating. I thought there was no way the cheat system could work cause I was eating so much food, nothing was off-limits, I can snack whenever. To someone who has had issues with binge eating this has worked wonders at stopping that cycle of depriving myself till I go crazy and eat everything.
I was always in the mindset of "I will use this diet till I get to my goal weight and then stop." How come it took me so long to realize that doesnt work! On the PT cheat system I dont feel like I'm dieting. It is a way of eating I can/will continue for the rest of my life. I love it! It is so freeing! My body always seemed to get stuck at 150lbs and at 5'5 that put me just into the overweight category. Well I've lost 6lbs in the first month of the cheat system without ever feeling hungry. In fact I'm often full of delicious foods!
The system forced me to experiment with foods I never ate before. Edamame baked with olive oil and a little Parmesan is fantastic. Quinoa (the apple pie recipe) with some organic blueberries and a tsp of agave syrup is so yummy! I find myself coming in at 700 points sun-thur. and on the weekends I max out at 1000. This allows me to have a drink or some dessert (and this is a diet??) and I still maintain my weight loss.
Best part is I have had so much energy I was able to quit coffee. If you knew my love of coffee you would be shocked at this. But I have anxiety issues and the caffeine is really bad for me. I have so much energy just from the food alone within a week of being on the cheat system I was able to cut out coffee completely and never look back.
Any down sides? I'm gassy from all the beans! I spend a lot of time meal planning. I plan my whole weeks meals on sunday and do a lot of cooking on sundays to make sure I have all my lunch meals ready for the week. Everything is thought out before it goes into my mouth. It takes a bit of extra time. I am vigilant about keeping my veggies stocked in the house and have taken over most of the weekday cooking so I can make sure meals are more focused around veggies. Thats about it. Thanks for introducing me to such a great plan!"