Mary had been trying to lose weight for years. But nothing she tried was working. Then she switched up her breakfast routine… Let’s talk about Mary’s Personal Trainer Food results, and some concrete steps you can take to lose weight, too.
When we first met Mary, it wasn’t like she was eating a ton of junk food or calories. She’s a registered nurse, so she knows better!
The thing is, every morning Mary was making a BIG mistake.
It’s something many people do every day—even doctors and nurses like Mary—and it could be keeping you from getting to your goal weight.
Just when she was about to accept being obese for the rest of her life, Mary decided to try our REV meal program. And that’s when everything changed. She dropped over 14 pounds in her first week alone.*
She went on to lose a SHOCKING 27 pounds in 21 days!
Don’t believe us? This video shows her actual weigh-in…
(It’s at 4:58; be sure to check out all the other Personal Trainer Food results in the video– they are INCREDIBLE!)
So, what was she doing wrong? Every morning, Mary would wake up and eat low-fat yogurt and a banana for breakfast. …big mistake!
Fruit and yogurt are good for you, right?
What Is Lurking in this Yogurt?
This nutrition label is from the popular low-fat yogurt Mary ate every morning.
Mary’s yogurt had a whopping 29 grams of sugar in it! And, while the banana does not have added sugars, the naturally occurring fruit sugars contributed another 17 grams of simple carbs to her morning meal.
That makes a total of 42 grams of sugar for breakfast alone!
42 Grams is as Much as a Soda Pop!
To put things in perspective, the American Heart Association recommends limiting your total sugar intake to 25 grams (or 6 teaspoons) a day. By the time she had finished her yogurt, she was 3 grams over that recommendation.
And, by the time she finished her entire breakfast, Mary had already consumed nearly TWICE her daily allowance of sugar.
The problem is many foods you think are healthy– aren’t.
These sneaky health foods such as apple juice, granola bars, smoothies, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter and yogurt (yes, even Greek yogurt) have tons hidden sugars and simple carbs in them.
If you want to lose weight, the worst thing you can do is to start your day eating sneaky health foods full of sugar for breakfast.
Turn On Your Fat-Burning Switch
A breakfast high in sugar sets you up for failure when it comes to trying to lose fat.
Mary’s yogurt and banana breakfast started a vicious cycle where she started feeling hungry and low later in the day. So she ate even more sugar as a “pick me up.”
Mary put a stop to that by switching to eating eggs and breakfast meats for breakfast instead.
In doing that, she could avoid the trap of craving sugar and carbs throughout the day. She lost weight, including stubborn belly fat without counting calories or starving herself.
How You Can Get Personal Trainer Food Results Too
Mary got her amazing Personal Trainer Food results on the REV meal plan.
With REV, you eat eggs and breakfast meat for breakfast. For lunch, you have meat and a serving of vegetables.
But dinner is a little different from our other meal plans. You have two servings of non-starchy vegetables for dinner. (More if you like)
It’s like having a veggie salad as your last meal. Combined with eggs for breakfast, eating non-starchy vegetables for dinner which is a powerful strategy to lose weight fast.
4 Easy Steps to Make REV Dinners at Home
Here’s the trick: by using frozen vegetables, you skip a ton of chopping, prep, and dishes! And everything is ready in just a few minutes.
- Grab a bag of mixed greens and another bag of mixed frozen veggies at the store.
- Thaw a cup or so of the frozen veggies in the microwave.
- Pile some greens on a plate or in a bowl and then layer your mixed veggies on top.
- Now pour on your favorite full-fat dressing. Don’t worry about the fat! It will help your digestion, and burns more fat than using low-fat dressing.
Since it is the last meal of the day, the vegetable dinner activates your ability to burn fat around the clock.
People who follow this weight loss strategy report losing 5-15 pounds in their first week alone.
Your Friends Will Start Wondering Too…
Mary’s transformation has been so amazing that her friends started talking about her behind her back…
“My husband and I went to a party Saturday night. On Monday night, my husband came home from work and told me that a friend who was also at the party told him that I looked great—ten years younger!
I feel so wonderful and healthy. I have never felt more energetic, or vivacious!
My attitude towards myself has changed, I feel more confident. I am happy that I am becoming the new me. I love my Personal Trainer Food results.”
Need proof that REV can do all that?
*Full Disclosure: Mary was given free food and prizes for her participation in our Altered Challenge in exchange for her success story.
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About the Writer: 100 pounds ago, Jan knew what it is like to be obese, unhappy, and stuck. She has spent the last 17 years as a fitness writer, trainer, yoga teacher, and Weight Loss Coach. Today, she’s proud to be a part of the Personal Trainer Food team so she can continue her goal to help others live their fullest lives possible. Email Jan@PersonalTrainerFood.com if you have any questions!
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Been doing this REV program for 20 days. Lost 10lbs so far. Haven’t cheated once. Eating 5 veggies a day and one of the protein. Very slow process but I don’t crave food. Hopefully I will get some if those results advertise when I’m done. 8 days to go.. Maybe there is a miracle out there
Hi Marilyn! Your progress is great on REV! 10 pounds in 20 days is still impressive results. Just keep up the great work and you will get to your goal, okay?
do a liquid fast to accelerate
A word of encouragement to Marilyn…10 lbs in 20 days is AWESOME! The fact that you can say you haven’t cheated tells me you should be proud. Just keep going and I’m sure the weight will come off!
kim jo says
so what can I do for breakfast if I can’t eat eggs? every single breakfast has eggs of some sort.
Janis Hauser says
If you can’t eat eggs, there are some lovely alternatives– to eat more of a European-style breakfast.
Deli meat slices
Lox (smoked salmon) sprinkled with capers and dill
Sliced tomatoes sprinkled with salt, pepper, olive oil
1 apple (in case you didn’t know, you can have one a day!)
The apple + nuts are a great breakfast on the go.
You can also slice the apple, sprinkle with stevia and cinnamon, dot with butter and bake at 350 degrees. Apple pie!
Meat and veggie leftovers from dinner the night before.
I did the program for 6 weeks and stuck very closely to the plan. When I wasn’t perfect I wasn’t terrible – a bite of dark chocolate a couple times, a teaspoon of creamer a couple times. Still, I ate much better than before I started the plan. But I lost only 3.5 pounds. I guess you really can’t veer off the plan at all.
Janis Hauser says
You know, when it comes to losing weight, I’ll take progress fast or slow. As long as it is in the right direction it’s all good! And the bigger picture is that you improved your eating and your baseline health.
It sounds like the little allowances you had kept you just out of the fat-burning zone. It’s easy to do, and very easy to underestimate the effect, especially if you are more sensitive to carbs. A weekly 24 hour fast is something to consider, it’s one of the best ways to shift into fat-burning mode if your progress is slower.
One thing for readers out there (I understand you might have been doing this already Toni!), WALK, WALK, WALK. It really does make a difference to speed up your progress– and it is the #1 thing folks forget to do.
I keep hearing about how a liquid fast can accelerate results, but can someone tell me what to drink and for how long? When is the best time to do a liquid fast?
Janis Hauser says
What a great question! I should write an article on this, lol.
Especially if it is your first fast, I recommend choosing fasting days when you do not have a ton of physical or mental demands.
A 24-48 hour fast is a great way to start your 28-day program. It shifts your body into fat-burning mode faster if you fast before hand. Fasting for 24-48 hours once a month is a nice practice to keep your metabolism up.
IF you have some weight to lose, a weekly 24-hour fast is a great way to prime your metabolism for steady losses. My preference is to eat a healthy breakfast and lunch and then fast until dinner the next day. The reason is that you can function for work etc the first day, the height of your fasting will be when you are sleeping. Many of the hunger-related cravings will have passed overnight. You’ll be surprised how light you feel when you wake up. And, if for some reason you need to break your fast, an early dinner is a great solution.
(Note that many people make the mistake of starting a fast after dinner and then not eating all day the next day. Then they go to bed and break their fast in the morning. This is longer than 24 hours, it’s 36!)
What to drink:
Any clear liquid beverage that does not have calories in it. WATER, sparkling water, flavored water, iced tea, hot tea, herbal tea, coffee, iced coffee (my favorite), BROTH, warm water infused with fresh ginger and lemon, water with citrus slices, water with cucumber slices… and so forth. A favorite here at PTF is a SAVORY tea– you can find them in the tea section of most grocers. They have great flavors such as tomato basil, spinach chive, tortilla soup. And they are perfect to tuck in your purse or at your desk if you are feeling a little snacky.
Let me know if you have any other questions!