I began the SlimPlate System on October 15. Today is November 22. I’m on step 2 and still have two more steps to go. When I started, I was 140 pounds. My BMI is okay, but I’m heavier than I’d like to be. Today, I’m 136. I was planning to wait until the end of four months to write this review, but the holidays are coming up and it would be hard to evaluate the effectiveness of the system if I cheat and gain weight, so I want report what has happened up until now.
I’ve followed the system as best I could, but it was not exact. The first month, there was no room for carbs on the dinner plate. If we were having spaghetti and meatballs with salad, I’d take just meatballs and salad. However, if it was lasagna night, no problem. I still had my lasagna on the protein portion. I just pat myself on the back for adhering to smaller portions. There’s a breakfast bowl and plate for bread and cereals, so the system does not disallow carbs completely in step 1.
To be honest, I was hungry the first day. After that, it wasn’t so hard. We get two snacks, which the plan insists we eat, and I can drink two sugared drinks (not sugar-free) per day, so I can get in my sodas.
I’m on step 2 now. There is room for a small amount of carbs on my dinner plate now. If my roll is far too large for the carb section, I might break it in half; but something that is just a little bigger, I leave whole. Having room for carbs is so much nicer.
We eat out a lot. I cut portions in half most of the time. When I eyeball it, half a portion is what fits on my plate. Alternatively, I order off the light menu.
I plot my weight with an app using my Bluetooth scale. My weight has been fluctuating much less since I’ve started the system. It is on a steady downward slope. You can see it in the photo of the screenshot I uploaded:
I’m very happy with the weight loss and I hope I have some self control for this Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This product was provided for review by SlimPlate System.
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