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First Week on Cinch

It’s been one week since I started using the Shaklee Cinch program to lose weight and inches! I don’t plan on doing this every week because I have a feeling it would get a little repetitive, but I think people might like to hear how I’m doing!

What I’m Eating

A lot of people have asked what I eat on the Cinch plan.  Those of us on Team #Cinchspiration right now get 3 Cinch products a day (well, 4 if you count the Pomegranate Energy Tea mix):  a meal in a bar, a shake, and a snack bar.  We got a variety of flavors, and we can mix it up. I can do a bar for breakfast one day, a shake for lunch, and a healthy dinner or do a shake for breakfast, a meal bar for lunch, and a healthy dinner. OR if I want to get really crazy, I can change it up completely and do something like I did yesterday, a meal bar for breakfast, eat a healthy lunch, and then a shake for dinner.  My healthy dinners have been a frozen healthy entree, salad, FF cottage cheese, and steamed vegetables.

In between meals, I’m drinking lots of water, the energy tea once a day, and healthy snacks like the Cinch snack bars (1 a day), fruit and vegetables. I also take three Cinch 3-in-1 Boost, one with each meal.

“But you’re starving, right?”

I also get this question or some variation.  And the answer is NO!  Unbelievably almost, I’m not starving. I can say that maybe once this week I felt my stomach growl and that was my fault for waiting too long to eat. The protein and other ingredients in Cinch products really do fill me up. The meal bars and shakes are a good size, so I’m not hungry after eating them.

I’m also finding that I’m not hungry during the times I would typically be snacking mindlessly. I’m thinking (not obsessing) over all the food I put into my body. I’m using My Fitness Pal to log my food and exercise and even managed to stay under on my calorie goal yesterday! I made cupcakes using a cake mix and Sprite Zero and topped them with FF Cool Whip. I did eat two, but hey, I’m allowed a tiny indulgence, right?

Moving More

I haven’t become an athlete overnight, but I’m beginning to be more active. I took the boys on a walk around the neighborhood once (it’s HOT), did step aerobics DVDs twice in my living room (I love me some aerobics routines from the 90’s!), mowed our yard, and did gardening at our church’s food pantry garden.  I’m happy with what I did, but know I could do more.

The results are in…

My goals for this week were to learn the Cinch program, find dinners that I like, and work on getting in more protein. I’d say I met those goals, so this week I’ll be focusing on getting more exercise and more water!

Okay okay, I’ve stalled enough.  This week on Cinch, I lost…4.4 lbs!

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About Krista

Krista is a full-time working mom of two boys, currently aged 6 and 7. She lives in Kentucky with her husband, Brandon.


  1. playdatecrasher says:

    @PlaydateCrash Great Job!

  2. PlaydateCrash says:

    @playdatecrasher Thanks friend!

  3. Great job Krista! I’m loving the Cinch program! I feel like it is one of the easiest diets to follow. Not only am I NOT hungry, but I have so much more energy! Great post! 🙂

  4. momof3boys3702 says:

    Great job!! I have a question, though – what is up with 4.4??  I had lost 4.4 before starting, then gained a little and got on the scale this week and lost 4.4 again.  Weird, right?

  5. Lindsay_Blogs says:

    Krista, the CinchWellness site has a lot of good ideas for dinner if you’re looking for some stuff. I also have become somewhat addicted to She takes beloved meals and makes them figure-friendly (and DELICIOUS).  And I think you’re doing a great job. Mowing the lawn is one of my favorite workouts because I feel so productive at the end of it all (and a bit of heat stroke, ha!).

  6.  @momof3boys3702 Thanks! Ha, that is pretty weird!

  7.  @Lindsay_Blogs Thanks! And thanks for the tips on dinner. The only reason I’m doing frozen entrees right now is because my husband is out of town (for 5 more days – can’t wait!) and my little boys won’t eat real dinner stuff. I can’t see making a big healthy meal just for myself right now. But I’ll be ready to ditch the Lean Cuisine’s after this weekend!

  8. sunshinepraises says:

    What a great start to your program! Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  9. playdatecrasher says:

    @PlaydateCrash Can’t wait to see your results on Monday! #cinchspiration