This comment was posted in the Fresh Start Cleanse team on the PEERtrainer website October 4th. Christina went through a process called a "nutritional cleanse" where you remove certain foods completely and focus on the right foods.
"OMG I have to share with everyone. 15 lbs gone since the cleanse started
in Sept. I haven't seen that number on my scale in five years.
The cleanse has made such a change in my life and how I feel.
I can honestly say that I was on the road to nowhere until Freshstart. You guys have saved my life. Thank you, Christina flash2, 10/4/2012 1:33:50 PM"
This amount lost is at the high end of the range that we see, but the most important thing here is the word "change." This program is designed to change your habits for good, in a totally doable way.
For those of you who want to learn the exact process that Christina followed, you have a couple options.
The first is that we have created a free webinar and video series that outlines the steps you need to take. You literally can do a lot of this on your own. To have the training sent to you, just enter your email address here.
You will need to confirm this request.
Your second option is that you can join the PEERtrainer Fresh Start Cleanse Program, and be taken through this process step by step. We show you want to do and when. You also do it with a group of very supportive people.
As Christina found out, both the program and the group support made a big difference!!
February 24th, 2013 Update: Christina is now down 60 Pounds Total!!
You have GOT to read this. On October 5th, 2012, we posted a comment from someone who had lost 15 pounds in one month. The same person posted a comment in the PEERtrainer Cleanse team on February 24th, and upped her loss to 60 pounds! This is really an amazing accomplishment!
"Hi everyone! I'm so happy to have a group of enthusiastic cleansers
posting again. Hopefully this is not too long winded but I want to share
my story with you. I started the PEERtrainer cleanse this past Sept
after vacillating for almost a full year debating my ability to commit
and truly make a change. You see I had reached a weight of 287 lbs at my
heaviest and my health was failing fast. Broken bones and impossibly
painful knees and hips were a great excuse for why I was so sedentary. I
mean who could fault me for getting fat? I couldn't do anything about
it, right? Medication was prescribed for one problem which then led to
another to help with those side effects then another for something else
that popped up.
Okay, I had to get off that merry-go-round but how. Where do I start? It felt like an insurmountable hill to climb. I think I was slowly killing my self with negativity and comfort food. I watched the videos with Jackie and JJ explaining what this cleanse could do and I wanted so badly to believe I could change where I was in my life. Everyday I was taking prescription drugs for high blood pressure, inflammation, depression and recently added problem of a heart condition.
I wrote to the PEERtrainer cleanse team and asked if someone could help me with an explanation of all of the detox supplements, pea/rice protein shake and changes that I would have to make in my food decisions. I worried that some of these elements would be a problem with all the pills I was taking everyday. I wanted to bring this information to my doctor to see if it was something I could do given all the added crap I was swallowing in the form of "medicine" every day.
PEERtrainer team member, Brian got back to me almost immediately with a complete breakdown of everything I would be ingesting if I went "all in" and did the shakes and support packs. I like to think of Brian as my guiding light on this path and I never fail to read his columns when they get posted on the site.
Armed with this information I spoke with my doctor to ask if this change would affect all of the meds I was taking. You know what she said? "Christina, at this point anything you do to improve your situation is a positive thing". Okay I decided, "I'm going to do this".
Do I jump in and spend $95 for the 2 week course or do I really commit and order the whole package. It was a big investment that I was hoping (but not really expecting) would help me get my life back on track. I ordered the shakes, detox pack and medibulk.
We still had several days before the course started and I followed JJ's advice and cleaned out my cupboards and refrigerator. It's really amazing to see the pile of crap (yes, crap) I had on hand. Out it went! I have no kids to feed so I know this may be harder for many of you but just make sure the things you hang on to are for them and not you.
Yippie my package from Thorne arrived, my refrigerator was stocked with coconut milk, spinach veggies and berries. All of it was organic. We still had a day before the cleanse started but I decided to go ahead and mix up a shake, it smelled yummy and chocolate. Okay, it's mixed and I taste it. S___ I hated the taste. I looked at my husband and he looked back at me and rolled his eyes as if to say "you really didn't think you were going to do this did you?"
I've now invested a big chunk into my new eating plan and I have to make it work. It's just 14 days I can do anything for 14 days, right? With each shake that I mixed I refined the ingredients until I got to the combination posted here in PEERtrainer as chocolate decadence. Yup! I'm that chocoholic.
2 days in and I was feeling the affects of detoxing. You will hear more about this as you move through the course. On day 4 I got on the scale and was down 3 lbs! Never have I lost weight that quickly. The team members were very helpful and you should take full advantage of the support you get with this program.
SORRY I WARNED YOU THIS WOULD BE LONG WINDED!
By the beginning of week 2 I could feel the waistbands getting looser and the puffiness in my face was going down. There also seemed to be a remarkable decrease in the inflammation I normally lived with and my daily bouts of heartburn disappeared. I have not had heartburn since Sept 10th when I started the cleanse. Seriously.
Committing financially by getting the whole detox kit really helped during week 1 when those shakes didn't taste like dessert and my dinner consisted of green, green and more green stuff. The improvement in my health and the super fast weight loss in week 2 helped reinforce my decision to stick with it when it would have been so easy to tell myself I would try again at another time.
This is my time! I have dropped a total of 60lbs (yes really solid 60 lbs)! I actually felt so much more confidence that I went out to celebrate New Years for the first time in 5 years. All of my clothes, the fat wardrobe and the skinny closet, have become too big for me. I don't want to buy more right now because I still have another 50 lbs to come off. I did buy a belt though and that keeps my pants up :)) I have also begun to shop and try on clothes in stores that I would never have even walked into because they would not have anything in my size.
The most amazing change of all for me has been in my health. I no longer require blood pressure medication, anti-inflammatory meds and decreased the levels of depression medication I need. During a visit to my doctor in November the nurse was so influenced by my improvements that she signed up for a cleanse and has begun dropping pounds as well.
With these improvements I am finally in a position where I can exercise. I actually like it and do plenty of research on the PEERtrainer into what works and what doesn't. I used to hear people say "I just love to do a workout, it makes me feel so much better" and roll my eyes thinking "yeah, right!".
So... I will stop talking now but I want to leave you with one thought. If you are thinking to yourself "I have so far to go I'll never get there" STOP! Take it from someone who has actually been there. Commit to the 14 days, go all in and you will see a big change. For the better!
It's been 6 months and I can't tell you where I'll be in another 6 months but I can say I won't be 280 pounds living stuck inside my house hoping I don't have to see people who will look at me with pity in their eyes. I'm alive and feeling better then I have since I was 18 going on 30 :))
If you are still on the fence or have a friend that is not quite sure I would be happy to share my thoughts. Set up your "Magic fridge" and enjoy the changes you will soon experience. Congratulations on your new beginning! flash2, 2/24/2013 4:54:01 PM"
Articles Brian Has Authored For PEERtrainer:
A Complete Guide To Sweeteners
A Complete Guide To Inflammation
How Detoxification Supplements Work
The Ultimate Guide To Protein
Vitamin D And Your Health
Natural Remedies For Depression
How To Get Rid Of Belly Fat
The Real Reason You Lose Weight On A Cleanse
The Supplement NO List
How Many Calories Are In A Banana
The Health Risks Of Soy
How Often Should I Eat?
Are Green Coffee Beans Effective?
Nutritional Profile Of Peas