Have All Your Diets Failed? Here's Why.
Paleo, Atkins, Detox, Low-Carb, Low-Fat, Juice Cleanse, Dukkan, Intermittent Fasting… With a new, trendy diet popping up seemingly over night it can be hard to keep track of how to really lose weight. One day, we're being told to eat meat and cheese but don’t even think about consuming fruit; the next, we’re being told to subsist purely on juices, and then we hear the latest and seemingly greatest weight loss trend, eat whatever you want! The catch? You have to completely stop eating for 2 days a week! It’s dizzying trying to keep up with weight loss diets and make sense of them all.
The problem with most diets is inherent in that name — diet. The term “diet” implies a temporary eating pattern, a quick-fix solution to undo years of unhealthy habits. With most diets, you’re expected to completely overhaul your way of life, replacing bad habits with new bad habits, creating eating (or non-eating) patterns that are disruptive and unsustainable for the long term. Most of us can stick to this type of plan for a few days, a few weeks if we’re really committed, but inevitably something sets us off and we’re back to our old ways, regaining any weight we lost and sometimes gaining more.
To make the diet madness stop, we need to change the way we approach dieting. Think of it as an overall lifestyle, not a temporary change. We need to stop fetishizing food as something to be feared or controlled, and view it as what it’s meant to be: a source of fuel and nourishment to power our bodies through our extraordinary lives.
While some may dismiss NutriBullet LEAN as just another weight loss diet, we’ve designed it to be so much more. The NutriBullet LEAN Program teaches you how to feed your body for optimum efficiency and choose the right foods in the right amounts to tell your body it’s safe to let go of those years of excess. It’s not a quick fix: there’s no starvation, no super-processed formulas or pills, just real, wholesome food arranged in nourishing, satisfying combinations.
What makes NutriBullet LEAN unique in promoting weight loss?
1. The right combination and portions of macronutrients.
NutriBullet LEAN rests on the foundation of macronutrient balance. Unlike many (low-carb, low-fat) diets that eliminate entire food groups, the LEAN program recognizes that our bodies need all food groups — protein, carbohydrates, and fats — to function properly. NutriBullet LEAN focuses on the quality and proportions of these macronutrients rather than any group’s total elimination.
You won’t find processed, chemical-infused protein bars in the LEAN Plan, but you will see grilled fish, roasted chicken, and 100% plant-based protein powder. You won’t find low-fat, high sugar, 100-calorie packed snacks, but you will find baked sweet potatoes topped with almond butter. By prioritizing unprocessed food and portion control over obsession with any single food group, NutriBullet LEAN emphasizes a sustainable approach to balancing your meals and snacks.
2. Meals are easy to make and transport.
In the LEAN Program, you enjoy 2 LEAN Blasts (nutritious, macronutrient-balanced smoothies made in the NutriBullet LEAN) daily. LEAN smoothies are quite possibly the easiest meals to create, ever. All you have to do is throw raw ingredients—leafy greens, vegetables, low-sugar fruits, protein, healthy fat, and water—into the LEAN Cup (which indicates exactly how much of each ingredient to add), twist on the blade, and blend. That’s it. Even better: this cup is easily portable, letting you take your perfectly balanced meal with you on the go.
The rest of your daily eating consists of one tasty, nourishing cooked meal and multiple snacks that a cook of any caliber can create. And, guiding you through the whole process is the NutriBullet LEAN app. The app provides you with a meal plan and shopping list so you can do all your cooking and meal prep in one day, setting you up for a week of success. And once you achieve your desired weight, switch to the LEAN Maintenance Mode - which helps you to keep the pounds off while on a less strict meal plan.
3. Helps you eliminate common dietary stressors, then reintroduces them gradually so you can get in touch with how your body functions.
The most extreme aspect of the LEAN Plan is the elimination of common dietary stresses: gluten, dairy, and sugar. This is not to say that any of these foods are inherently bad, but the unfortunate truth is that these 3 types of food tend to be the most difficult for our bodies to process, triggering digestive issues and inflammation that often contribute to discomfort and keep a large portion of the population from losing weight. By eliminating them for the first portion of the program, then gradually introducing them one at a time, you’ll get a sense of how they affect your individual system, and you'll then be able to make informed choices about whether or not they fit into your long-term lifestyle.
Once you commit to the NutriBullet LEAN food philosophy, you won’t want to eat any other way. You won’t feel starved or malnourished and you won’t feel deprived, because you’ll be eating exactly what your body wants you to feed it. NutriBullet LEAN is not a diet. It’s a way of life, and one that anyone at any level of health can benefit from.
Let’s raise a LEAN Blast to that!