Whether you’re new to TFR or getting back on plan after a break, here are our top tips to make your first week on TFR a massive success!
Well done on making the amazing decision to place your first order with New You! Your beautifully packaged TFR parcel arrives a day or so later. You rip open the box in trepidation, not really knowing what to expect; and there inside lies gorgeous heavenly pinks and sunny yellows encasing an abundance of packs and bars, snacks and shakers.
You unpack your box, looking to see what you ordered thinking: ‘Is this really going to make me thin? What happens now?’ You probably feel a little apprehensive and scared. So, to help take away that feeling of concern and ensure you get your TFR diet off to the best possible start, here are our top tips to make your first week amazing!
1. Get organised
Clear out a drawer or cupboard or buy yourself some stacking boxes and sort your packs out. If you like to be super organised, a great tip is to sort out a week’s worth of products into daily food bags. It’s also a good idea to pop a bar or two into your handbag or ruck sack just in case you are out and about for longer than anticipated. Purchase a drinking water bottle or stack up on mineral water from the supermarket.
2. Pick a day
Choose your start date and commit to it. Tell your friends and family that you are starting a diet. Be accountable; this in turn will ease the awkwardness when you get invited out or have a family gathering.
3. Planning is key
Plan your goals, keep them small and achievable and award yourself with something non-food related when you reach them. Some find it helpful to keep a journal to record their thoughts, feelings and of course losses. Take your measurements, weigh yourself and don’t forget those all important before and after photos. You may not feel like taking the photos but you will be amazed that even after just one week, you can see a difference!
4. The products
You must have four products a day (5 products if you are over 17 stone) and 3 to 4 litres of water. Each pack contains 25% of your RDAs so consuming four will ensure you are getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Plus, if you don’t eat 4 meals per day you will not be getting enough calories and so you will not burn fat!
5. Say hello in Secret Slimmers
Come to the Secret Slimmers page and introduce yourself. You will be amazed at how supportive and friendly our community is. This is the key to your weight loss. You will be welcomed and encouraged every step of your unique journey.
There are plenty of people on there to guide you, from our experienced Cheerleaders to other Secret Slimmers on the same path as you. You will never be alone. The great thing is our page is totally secret, so nobody else apart from fellow slimmers will see what you post. Have a look though the ‘Files’ section, where it explains what you can and cannot have whilst on plan.
We do have a few rules in our group – we never talk about food unless it’s a New You product. If you must talk about food please refer to it as a blip. Be kind and supportive to other slimmers and don’t mention any other diet companies. Get involved on the page by taking part in the challenges and themed days. They are there to keep you motivated and help you get the most out of what will be an amazing journey.
6. Days 1 – 3
As any of our customers and they’ll tell you these are the toughest days. Your body is going through a massive detox so you can expect tiredness and perhaps a headache or two. So, warm baths, early nights and tablet form paracetamol help hugely. You will need to stay 100% focused on these three days and push your way through it. Before you know it, ketosis will kick in and you will be feeling fabulous!
7. Get to know ketosis
Ketosis will kick in around days 4 to 7. We are all different but you will know when it does. You may have massively increased energy levels, and a strange metallic taste in your mouth or ‘Ketosis breath’ as we like to call it. This is all totally normal.
8. Weigh-in day!
Only weigh yourself once a week – 7 days after you have started the plan. This will be your weigh-in day every week. It is imperative that you only weigh yourself once a week as your weight will fluctuate throughout the week and this could leave you feeling demotivated. Always remember that your journey is unique to you and so never compare your losses to anybody else. One week you may not have as big a loss as you hoped, so this is when you take your measurements as it’s highly likely you have lost inches!
It is not imperative that you exercise whilst on plan as your body is already going through a lot. However, a good brisk walk in the fresh air is perfect in the early days. You may feel like taking up some sort of exercise once you are firmly established on your journey, which is great but you must always be mindful that you need to keep your calories above 450 to stay medically safe. If you have burnt a lot of calories, you may need an extra pack.
10. Down with negativity
There will always be doubters – there will always be people who tell you that the plan is not safe. It is 100% safe. This is YOUR journey, YOUR body and YOUR mind. They will soon see the pounds falling off you and then they will want to know more about how you did it!
I really hope this helps to put your mind at rest and that you know we are here to support you every step of the way. You will, of course have other questions, so ask away on Secret Slimmers and they will be answered.
Change happens when you take small steps of courage.
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