It was heartbreaking and inspiring all a the same time, reading the 168 entries into The Ultimate Weight Loss Program giveaway.
So many of you in so much pain. But ready to change your lives, move forward, and move on.
One hundred and sixty eight people who need UWL in their lives, each and every one deserving to win.
Thank you for pouring out your hearts and stories to me. You inspire me to bring the freedom I have found to so many others who suffer.
I was you for so, so long. Wanting to lose weight and trying to lose weight and failing.
Thinking about food when it wasn’t mealtime and I wasn’t actually hungry.
I’m thanking the universe right now that I found The Ultimate Weight Loss Program, developed by Chef AJ and personal trainer John Pierre. It is NEW. It is unique. It is whole food, plant based and it’s salt, oil and sugar free. You will eat vegetables for breakfast, each and every day. And it’s helped hundreds of people achieve a healthy weight and eliminate their food cravings completely.
There is nothing else out there like it on the market. Literally.
For YEARS I have been working on losing the “same” 30-ish pounds. I have tried Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Atkins-ish, trying to eat “healthy”, watching portions, diet pills etc. I have been told over and over and over that when I am “ready” I will do it. I have sought help from an eating disorder therapist to discuss my “why” behind my eating, I have gone to OA meetings…I have seriously tried everything I can think of to help me release myself of my constant thinking of food and my body. I figure I have the willpower of an entire country to have lost the weight a few times throughout my life. However, I can’t say that I have ever ever released my brain of constantly thinking about everything to the point of any true “relief”.
Fast forward to today: I have now been eating VFB (and WFPB) for a few weeks. This has completely changed my life. I’m no longer starving after eating a meal a few hours before and seeking out what I will eat next as ravenous as I was prior. I am no longer thinking about food constantly and my body all day long.
I feel “released” from food for the first time. I know throughout my day that I can eat whenever and however much I need to be full of my veggies (and/or fruit) and somehow I keep hearing in my head asking myself – “Am I hungry enough to eat a bowl of veggies??” If that answer is no, then I just tell myself that I can wait. Food doesn’t call me and my choices I’m making are satisfying and easy to make. Passing up foods isn’t as difficult like it used to be.
I am doing my best to not step on that scale because who really cares about how much “weight” I’ve lost since I know it’s immeasurable because I feel so much better. That should be “enough”!!! That being said, my size 12s are feeling a bit loose. I can’t wait to put my 10s on soon and the feeling of knowing that perhaps those 8’s and 6’s I want to purchase are something I can accomplish, well, that’s just freakin’ amazing!!!!
For the first time in quite a while, I can see my future of eating this way, and it has only made me grow upon my “success” thus far. Not only that, I don’t feel like I’m fueled by willpower. I feel fueled by actually feeling better in my own skin….by feeling healthy, by feeling like perhaps I can actually accomplish some goals that I have set for myself….a feeling I haven’t had in quite some time. The desperation and guilt I was feeling is slowly disappearing, making way for an abundance of positivity….something I am beyond happy to have as the focus in my life….. and the fact that my kids are snacking on my green beans this morning only brings a smile to my face as I know they are watching everything and echoing my “teachings”.
Thank you so much to AJ (and Jay Pea). I wish I could give you a big hug. I live only a few miles away from you, so perhaps one day I will…Wendy Solganik, thank you so much for your bravery on posting your struggles. Without seeing that, I don’t think I would’ve taken this step towards my release….
I hope that you too are ready to take the next step.
Here are some answers to questions that you might have in case you are interested in completing our Back-to-Basics 21 day UWL challenge with us:
The program was designed by Chef AJ and John Pierre.
A 21 day recipe guide is provided, but not a structured 21 day meal plan. You can choose what you eat, in what quantity, on what day, and the recipes are provided as inspiration. We provide you with very specific guidelines on how to chose on your own what foods are “UWL compliant.” It’s called “eating to the left of the red line” and it’s all explained in the first UWL video.
The content is delivered all at once when you purchase the program. You will receive four hours of video to watch and nine hours of audio to listen to. You can watch and listen at your own pace, but I highly recommend watching and listening to as much of the content as you can before September 20th so that on day one of the challenge you feel very ready to jump right in.
Every person who joins will receive a refrigerator magnet with a calorie density of foods chart (remember, we UWLers eat “to the left of the red line”) and a bracelet that says “Eat to the Left of the Red Line.)
The three new Back to Basics coaching calls will happen on the following dates at 5:30 pm PST/8:30 pm EST:
Wednesday, September 16th
Wednesday, September 23rd
Wednesday, September 30th
You will receive a call in telephone number and a code. You can call a few minutes before the call starts and then listen in live for one hour, or you can listen to a recording of the call which you will have access to the following day. You will get instructions about listening to the recorded calls by e-mail the day after they are recorded.
Everyone who joins UWL is invited to join our private Facebook group as well. We are a group of highly motivated and supportive folks who encourage each other 24/7 with answers to questions, meal ideas, recipes, inspiration and loads and loads of emotional support. Instructions for how to join us on Facebook are included with the instructions for the program.
Also becoming available soon is an OPTIONAL book (delivered as a .pdf for you to print out) that I am currently writing entitled The Dos and Don’ts of Ultimate Weight Loss, a comprehensive guide to eating on The Ultimate Weight Loss Program. I’m putting the finishing touches on the book right now (I just accepted my position as Director of Marketing and Customer Relations one week ago!). Once in the UWL program, you will receive information about purchasing the guide as soon as humanly possible (I’m shooting for one week from now).
The cost of The Ultimate Weight Loss Program is $149.00. All content is delivered electronically and you can watch it on a computer, tablet or smart phone.
If you would like to order the program and you need to receive the hard copy DVDs of the video portion of the program, there is an additional $30 fee which covers the cost of the DVDs plus shipping and handling.
I sincerely hope that each and every one of the one hundred and sixty eight of you that entered the giveaway will join us for this next round of UWL challenge. It’s so clear that you are ready to take action, and that you so desperately seek the peace that I know we can offer you.
And I almost forgot! The winner is . . .
who said, “I need to pave the way into the Healthy BOYS Kitchen. I know deep down that carrying 100 extra pounds is a health risk. But my harsh reality is that being a morbidly obese male can lop as many as 20 years off my life. Having just passed age 51, there’s no better time than right now and I’m hoping I can continue 36 days of doing Eat To Live SOS-free becomes years and years with what I can learn and contribute with Chef AJ’s plan. Instant Pot and Vitamix are in hand…let’s do this!”
David, if you are reading this, please contact me a.s.a.p. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And the rest of you guys? I’ll see you on Facebook in the private UWL group, right?