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180 Program Testimonial – Follow Up – Smarter Not Harder

Female, age 32, VA & CA

How has the continued use of the 180 Program nutrition principles helped you?

It’s been 18 months since I started the 180 program. The following are benefits that I’ve experienced since beginning and maintaining this way of life:

  • Weight loss (formerly a size 8, I am now a size 2-4). I’ve lost 20+ pounds and it continues to come off. My body is still changing for the better as I continue the program.
  • Loss of bloating and puffiness in body and face
  • No PMS, regular cycles, no cramping, no mood swings
  • 100% improvement in all digestive issues and regularity
  • Better, more restful sleep (I’ve made it a priority in my life to get to bed early, especially during the week. This also includes no tv before bed or falling asleep with the tv on. It makes a huge difference).
  • Clear, glowing skin (I only use coconut oil on my face and body now as a moisturizer instead of expensive products that I used to purchase at salons that contained chemicals. I formerly had issues with breakouts and sensitivity to any skin products. Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that works better than any product on the market and it’s inexpensive. I highly recommend this – especially for women).
  • 100% improvement in mood and happiness and no anxiety
  • Off all medications from dermatologist for skin issues
  • Off all medication for anxiety and depression from my doctor (formerly prescribed Lexapro and Diazepam)
  • Off all “vitamins/supplements” that I thought I needed
  • Improved libido
  • Increased exposure to light and sunshine (I’ve made it a priority in my life to spend as much time as possible being outdoors, soaking in the sunshine. I’ve found that is has improved my general mood, makes me happier, helps me to sleep better and look better). Light matters. Your body needs it.

What have you gained from the less is more philosophy as it applies to exercise?

I’m a lifelong athlete and former workout fanatic with a very competitive personality. I was obsessive about it. 6 days a week, 2 hours a day – that was me in the gym. I used to be so stressed out about when I could get there – my entire life revolved around it. Whether I had to wake up at 4 or 5am to fit it in or 10pm at night – I always HAD TO get there. I put so much pressure on myself and no matter what I did, I only saw minimal results. Over the years I’ve spent thousands of dollars on personal trainers and had no free time to enjoy anything else in life. I was beating up my body and had nothing to show for it except lost money, pain and inflammation.

I committed to changing my ways when I started this program (even though I fought it like crazy in the beginning). I wanted to see if there was anything else that could work. I still go to the gym once in a while now, and when I do, it’s for a maximum of 30 minutes. No more personal trainers screaming at me to do more, more, more. Now I do a little bit of cardio or weights, stretching or yoga. I’m in and out. A couple times a week, max. I’d much rather spend my time outside walking or relaxing in the sunshine.

All I had to do was stop putting stress on my body and commit to following the food portion of the program and I continue to shrink. Over-exercising DOES NOT work. As I mentioned, since I’ve changed my ways with exercising, I’ve gone from a size 8 to a size 2-4. I’ve lost over 20 pounds. My size 4 skinny jeans are falling off. Even my feet got smaller.

I have extra time in my life now to do things that make me happy. One of them includes shopping for smaller clothes. On top of everything else, I’m saving a ton of money, I’m thrilled with the way I look and my body is calm and at peace and so is my mind. It’s the exact opposite of anything I’ve ever been taught but it works and I’m a better person because of it.

If you have the discipline and make the time to give this program your 100% attention, you will be successful. It’s not magic – it takes work, but if I can do it, anyone can.

 

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  1. Keith Colby says

    Great Job!

    Rob keep up the great work!

  2. Roquefort says

    No zen, no gain :)