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?
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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