28 March 2012

80Bites Weight Loss Program Week 5 Review

If you missed my last week's post: Week 4 of the 80Bites diet, you can see my review here

I'm happy to announce that I am trying a new approach to weight loss.  It's the 80Bites program!  The 80Bites program is a whole new take on dieting and a close look at how much we are eating.  Thanks to the wonderful folks at 80Bites I am getting to review their full length program, which consists of 12 weeks.
Week 5 continues the theme of frequency!  This week the key is to focus on having 4 meals a day, at around the same time every day.  Ideally, 4 hours in between each meal is key to help let the body metabolize and detoxify in between eating.  Learning to structure your meals helps your body gain a regular time frame each day of when to get hungry and expect food.  This week I learned that snacking throughout the day can backfire, as it helps to continuously feed the hunger.  The goal is still to stay around 80 bites a day!  

Eating 4 meals a day for me was actually a challenge in itself this week!  I'm usually a 2, maybe 3 meal a day kind of person.  I eat a lot of whole grains so I don't tend to get hungry as often.  To make this program work with my eating habits, I cut back on how much I was eating at meals, to be able to space the food out over 4 meals a day.  After a couple days I noticed my body was only getting hungry when it was my regular meal time, not throughout the day or late at night!  I'm still going strong with my 80 bites a day and I hoped to see more weight loss this past week but I've hit a small plateau.  I'm assuming it's because I lost so much right off the bat.  

 I encourage you to check out the 80Bites website and have a look around.  If you want to get the same membership as I have, the 12 week program, the cost is $49.99 available through their site.
* If you're not quite ready to start the program, but would like a take on counting and keeping track of your bites, the 80Bites app is available through the iTunes and Android app store!
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*Disclosure: This post is chronicling my journey through the 80Bites program which was provided at no cost to me in exchange for my honest weekly review and opinions.  All opinions in this review are 100% my own and are not a result of any outside influence.

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