This is no joke. I lost 14lbs in 14days on this programme. I went from 199.3lbs to 185.2lbs in 2 weeks. I also lost inches around my waist and improved my overall health and wellbeing just by getting clean and lean.
I have long since coveted a supermodel body. I do not know who hasn’t, so if that isn’t a great selling point for James Duigan’s Clean and Lean Diet, then I do not know what is. However, it wasn’t just the fact that he trains Elle MacPherson and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, but also the fact that it isn’t a diet. You don’t just do it and move on. It is a simple lifestyle change. Essentially, stop eating rubbish. Start eating naturally. Get your body clean and feel much better about yourself. Simples.
I initially found it a lot easier than I thought to cut dairy, sugar, alcohol and carbs from my diet. My eating was mainly made up of eggs, lots of green vegetables, nuts and lean meat. As I mentioned in my half way blog here, I loved the fact that I could have a steak and vegetables when out with friends on a Friday, but I did miss having a glass of red with it. And I really enjoy greek yoghurt and fruit for breakfast, neither of which were part of the kickstarter programme.
However, when you see the results coming so quickly, you can’t help but just keep going. After the first week, I had dropped the water weight after a heavy weekend and also lost about 5lbs of real weight. My stomach was flatter than I had ever seen it and I felt proud and healthy.
One of the biggest changes to my lifestyle was the amazing feeling that I had when waking up every morning. I just jumped out of bed ready for the day. The energy that I felt whilst eating this way had me totally convinced that this is the way to live. I learnt so much in just a small space of time as I spent most of my time reading and re-reading the Clean and Lean book.
It’s a total lifestyle change for me now. Even though, I’ve had a couple of holidays this month and a few parties, I love the fact that I just eat clean the rest of the time. Being able to reintroduce fruit and yoghurt as well as other simple, natural foods (yes, and a glass of wine and a couple of squares of organic chocolate!) has made my diet so much more plentiful and I feel balanced and healthy. I think I’ll be clean and lean for life.