Hey! My name is Olivia, and I’ve hit my weight loss goal with meal planning—I’ve lost 30 lbs in 4 months.

It all started 9 years ago when my partner told me I was getting a little chubby. I’ve never been skinny or athletic, but I felt okay about my body before that conversation. As we were going on a vacation in a couple of weeks, I decided to lose some extra pounds and stun everyone with my perfect silhouette.

I started dieting. I needed something short-term and effective and bumped into my first mono diet and lost 10 lbs by the time I was off on vacation.

I felt proud of myself and confident in my lighter body and celebrated my success with some delicious treats and eventually ate more than before dieting.

Hey! My name is Olivia, and I've hit my weight loss goal with meal planning—I've lost 30 lbs in 4 months.
Hey! My name is Olivia, and I've hit my weight loss goal with meal planning—I've lost 30 lbs in 4 months.

When I came back from vacation, I realized I had gained the weight back and even some more, so I got back on track and practiced more and more severe dieting. All I was thinking of was losing more and keeping it off.

I tried keto, low carb, paleo, volumetrics, 75 hard, vegetarian, and every other diet you can imagine. But my cravings only got stronger. Every time I restricted myself, I ended up giving up and binging on the carbs I tried to avoid during the diet. All in all, for the next 5 or 6 years, I was constantly dieting, counting calories, and limiting the amount and variety of foods and drinks I consumed. And once the diet ended, I simply gained back everything I had lost previously. Ah, also I punished myself with extra workouts for the incorrect meals.

Maybe that was a valuable experience that led me to mindful eating, but I guess staying hungry, miserable, and desperate wasn’t a necessary step. I was obsessed with dieting and developed severe eating disorders.

My story changed a lot when I accidentally bumped into meal planning.

At first, I was skeptical about all these healthy cooking and in-app programs. But I read several reviews and gave a personalized meal plan a try. Surprisingly, it worked. I lost 30 lbs, and the result lasted for good.

Moreover, I am finally getting over my calorie-counting obsession, constant drawbacks from short-term restrictive diets, and endless feelings of guilt from even the thought of forbidden foods.

I am no longer hungry and easily merge my cravings into my plan to eat what I want with no consequences. I feel good, and I like the way I look.