Wednesday, November 26

Personal Trainer Food Days 1-3



I have been now been on the PTF program 3 days! Here are my highs and lows:

The Good:

-The food is tasty! Yes, I wish I had more of it, but I am enjoying everything so far. I have been very hungry though--they say the first 3 days are the worst and then my hunger should subside (fingers crossed).

-Prep is a super easy--you don't even have to puncture or cut a slit in the package--just throw in the microwave as is! Also all the food is already cooked so you are just re-heating it rather than cooking it so in under 4 minutes my meal is ready.

-The program doesn't emphasize working out--in fact they discourage vigorous workouts and boot camps. They only ask you walk 15-30 minutes a day. I hate exercising so this is perfect for me!

-They also advocate ignoring the scale and only weighing yourself once every two weeks. Instead, focus on if your clothes are feeling looser, even how your rings fit. I also love this philosophy! I often get in scale frenzies and I find myself jumping on the scale even more than once a day when dieting.

-They really don't even like their program being called a 'diet'. This is a change in eating that is ongoing--it doesn't end in 28 days. To keep the weight off you need to permanently break your carb and sugar addiction. Again, if it's not a meat, egg, cheese or vegetable you are best avoiding it. I can already see this way of eating being quite easy to transition into after the official program--both at home and eating out--just order meat and veggies--hold the bread and dessert.


The Not So Good:

-They said the first few days would be the hardest and they were right! I miss my wine, smoothies, bread and pasta. They say your body is going through withdrawals and you will adjust--so I will just keep moving forward and wait this out.

-Everything is just so savory.  My taste buds miss those sweet notes, even fruit. Yes, we are allowed an occasional apple but I am trying to not go there just yet to allow for maximum fat burning. On their entire menu I have found ONE item, the cocoa almonds, that satisfy a sweet tooth.

-The pouches can be messy. A few have burst in the microwave or developed small holes and tears so when I grab them some liquid leaks out.


Well that's my 3 day wrap up---I will update after I am complete with week 1!

As a reminder, the 28 day PersonalTrainerFood program was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Is there a list of acceptable and unacceptable foods\

    1. acceptable- ANY meats, eggs, non-starchy vegetables, select nuts, cheese, apples, and non calorie drinks.

      not acceptable- starchy vegetables (corn, peas), pasta, bread, fruits other than apples, diary other than cheese, any sugary foods, alcohol, drinks with sugar or calories.

      it's a big adjustment but i am willing to try it for 28 days to see what happens. thanks for visiting and commenting debbie! :)

  2. Anonymous12:02 PM CST

    This would be a little rough for me - I absolutely love pasta! Best of luck on your journey, keep us updated!

    1. yes, this first week has been tough but i am determined! thanks for visiting!

  3. Anonymous12:07 PM CST

    Wishing you success with your weight loss journey, it sounds like you have found something that works well for you.

    1. thank you for the encouragement! i hope it does work for me :)


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