June 10, 2016 at 11:55 am #18340
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July 4, 2016 at 4:56 pm #19267
Hi I am Cynthia, 51 years old. I am 70kg and 156cm tall. My ideal weight would be 57kg. I was 59kg about 3years ago. I broke my foot and I was sitting down for about six months and everyone else was feeding me, so what ever was in my plate I would eat although I was used to making myself small portions and so I put on the weight and I could never bring it back down. I blame my menopause which has kicked in slowly a few months ago. I have been looking forward to this new program. I called head office to find out why I cannot get on the website and they told me they were coming out with a new program which I was eager to start and here I am. I heard alot of great results with this program so I cannot wait to get into it.
I have quickly went through your website and I find it over whelming with all the reading that I have to do. Could you please do an easy guide so we can start right away and maybe a step by step on where to start and what the next step is.
July 10, 2016 at 5:06 pm #19634
Hi Cynthia, I’m Rowena and 40, I’m 58kg and 150cm, id like to be 50, same as you I did BT about 2 yrs ago I got down to 52kg and felt great, but gave up, it took another 6months for the weight to come back on, my body really did turn into a fat burner, I didn’t exercise at all, not recommended. Hoping this will be good also. Go back to the My guides it will have the 3 boxes with 1 Fast Start, 2 Trimsition 3 Body Trimming, that is the step by step…Hope this helps. Good Luck
July 10, 2016 at 5:09 pm #19636
Cynthia, sorry on the left hand side click on Welcome to mybodytrim, then on the screen a few boxes will appear click on The Mybody trim program…..that is easier than above lol….
August 28, 2016 at 6:37 pm #21781
Hi my name is Alexandra and I weight 99kgs, 180cms tall and need to get down to 70kgs. I did BT 5 years ago and got to target but being an emotional eater is hard to keep on track. Hope this time will be different! Thanks
September 22, 2016 at 10:09 am #24382
Best of luck on the program, stay positive, motivated and you’ll see success.
September 26, 2016 at 11:29 am #25102
Hi Fellow Trimmers
My name is Kerrie. I did BT 4 years ago and lost 25 kg. I felt amazing. Unfortunately, being a food addict, I did not pay much attention to the maintenance program and gained it back 🙁
I am disgusted with myself but decided it worked once, it can work again .I DID use the old program as detox as I found it easy and not too stressful. Now on day 7 using shakes and proten and whole foods.
I have shown my confusion on forums here old versus new but reading through it all helps!
Onwards and upwards I say….or INWARDS.
September 29, 2016 at 8:39 am #25437
Hi Kerrie. Good on you for giving it a go again, i am sure you can achieve your weight goals this time!
If you have any questions, please remember you can always contact our friendly customer service in Australia on 1300 724 455 and our Bodytrim nutritionist will be more than happy to help you with specific questions on the program. BT team
September 29, 2016 at 12:02 pm #25480
I’m Louise and I’m 47 years old, start weight is 80kg with a height of 162cm. I have put on weight over the last 5 years (although I did lose 7kg on the old BT two years ago). I have a big trip planned in January with family and don’t want to be a beached whale and to enjoy spending time around the pool with my children. So I bought the new system from Coles at the weekend and have started from Monday. I actually find the shakes rather delicious and have not been a chore at all. I ended up putting some ice and a tspn of instant coffee in my morning one today …. the second day was hard but I’ve broken through and now on Trimsition (day 4). Was happy to have the protein snack this morning and am ready with a boiled egg for this afternoon. I was struggling with no coke-zero or any diet soft drink as they are my go to, but each day gets easier. My goal is to lose 15kg by Christmas … whether this is possible, I don’t know. But I am being strict and want this to be the last time I try any diet of any sort … maintenance of course will be very important!! Good luck everybody. Louise
September 29, 2016 at 12:16 pm #25482
Hi Louise, your motivation is really contagious! It is great to have a short term goal to kick start your weight loss. Remember maintaining the good habits on a long term basis is the key to sustainable weight management. Believe in yourself, you can do it! the BT team.
September 30, 2016 at 10:29 am #25565
Hi, I’m Jan and am on day 4 of the program. Glad to be through the Fast Start, although I found it very manageable as I found 3 recipes for the evening meal suitable for Trimstartbut also very adaptable so my husband could eat with me ( with bigger serves and added carbs!). They were on your website. I had my first coffe this morning with almond/ soy milk. So good to be able to have a couple of homemade cappacino! Couldn’t face black coffe, don’t like tea, so that was a real challenge e first 3 days. I weighed 70 klgs at the start of my journey, which means I put on 10 klgs over the last 2 years. I am the heaviest I have ever been, but more worrying are the unsightly love handles and stomach fat. Obviously this is where I store my fat, and it’s the dangerous place for fat! When I try to eat sensibly, my weight has refused to change. I know carbs are something my body turns to fat very easily, so this program should really help me. Love the support I’m getting from daily emails. Have printed out most o the info I think I’ll need and made a folder for Bodytrim. Love all the great articles.
One question,mandarins are not on the fruit lust. Does that mean they are a no- no?
Look forward to following all your journeys and sharing mine.
October 3, 2016 at 6:22 am #25807
We are pleased to hear you are enjoying the recipes and are able to adapt them so both you and your husband can enjoy!
Mandarins are perfectly fine and would be considered a non- starchy carbohydrate. If they are particularly small mandarins you could have two as a serving.
BT Nutritionist 🙂
October 6, 2016 at 8:31 am #26191
Dear BT Nutritionst,
Hi my name is Roz I have finish the Fast start found it quite good no craving or hunger pangs nothing at all.So as a grazer/comfort eater that was really great.(head space required mentally thinking)
As I am recovering for an incident which happened 16 weeks ago ,I Fractured pelvis which has healed but I had a hematoma aspirated on my thigh & I can’t for the next 1 week do and form or exercise.I cant go to the pool to do my hydro- therpy or walk any distance.Limited really.
So was asking if I can stay on the transsion stage for a couple of extra days.
Hoping you can advise my on this matter.
Also so what do you mean by a piece in the food guide (eg is that a sml apple/banana or a piece as stated
I have lost 3.5 kgs already so very happy.Mind you tho there’s a lot more to go.
Cheers Kindest regards Rozzie.
October 6, 2016 at 10:00 am #26193
We are pleased to hear of your success so far on the program. Well done!
We would still recommend going on to the third and final phase of the program (Body Trimming) so that you are able to start incorporating more whole foods into your diet. You could perhaps stick to the Starchy Carbohydrates guidelines of the Trimstition phase for a couple of extra days into Body Trimming if you feel that you may be a little behind due to the fact that you are unable to exercise as much as you would like- for the Trimstition phase we do not recommend consuming Breads & Pastas (see ‘Carbohydrates- Starchy; article in ‘My Food Guides’), but these foods would then usually be included in the final Body Trimming phase. In terms of exercise, do what you can when you can, gradually incorporating more exercise as you are able to.
A ‘piece’ of fruit would be one medium sized whole fruit.
BT Nutritionist 🙂
January 6, 2017 at 1:27 pm #32849
Hi I’m Jenny. I followed the BT program 2010/2011 and lost heaps of weight. I stayed motivated for over a year until my dear mum aged 93, took sick and passed away in November 2011. For 3 days and nights I sat at her bedside and had 5 hours sleep in that time and just ate whatever was available, then came organising the funeral, emptying her unit which took me months, then trying to deal with the grief. You guessed it I’m an emotional eater so I fell off the wagon and made a couple of feeble attempts over the years to get back on track and failed. I work full time in a position where I sit at a desk for long hours and I am 67 years of age, so those things don’t help either. However I thought the updated program might be easier to start off with the shakes. So today is a new day. I have planned to do this in January for the last month and made sure I was ready and feeling motivated. So far have had my morning and lunch shakes and feeling good. I really want to succeed this time. Good luck to all of you on your journey. I really like body trim as it is simple to follow. Best wishes to all. Jenny
January 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm #32856
Thanks so much for sharing your very personal story with the bodytrim community. We are very sorry that you have had to go through difficult times, it is truly heartbreaking.
However, it is fantastic that you are now starting to get better and ready to make a fresh start in your life. Welcome to the new program! The shakes are a convenient way to help our busy and time-poor trimmers; It is the opportunity for you to learn from the program about nutrition, at your own pace, and move towards a healthier lifestyle. The key to success is not to be too hard on yourself and accept that sustainable weight loss doesn’t happen in 1 day. We have here an amazing team of nutritionists available if you have any questions so please make sure you reach to us. All the best! BT team.
January 9, 2017 at 5:46 pm #33222
Thank you for your reply BT team. I didn’t join in the forums last time so hope this might help. The only problem with the emails is that they are a day behind with my days. I think I joined up then went on the program the next day so I am at the end of day 4 but today’s email states day 3. Don’t know if that can be adjusted. At work today the team were going for lunch and at first I was thinking “oh, that will be nice”, then I remembered I’m not at that stage so declined, then I ate a boiled egg as had forgot to have my morning tea snack. I didn’t care about missing out but instead spent their lunch time looking at the BT forum and tips and working out how it runs now. So far very happy with how it is going and I have resisted weighing myself, waiting a week where I usually do every day. I think weekly will be better as there can be such a fluctuation on a daily basis. I miss Geoff’s input though and he isn’t in ads anymore. What is he doing now?
October 12, 2017 at 2:07 pm #50891
Hi All, I did the original body trim 4 years ago and lost about 6kg but have slowly put it all back on and more now up to 80kg and feeling pretty unhappy with my body, looking to get under 70kg. I’m wondering how this program will go as a shift worker? I do a lot of night shifts so eating a meal at around 5am is not really feasible, any advice would be greatly appreciated. I will start the fast track tomorrow, looking forward to shedding a few kilos in time for summer. I’m refusing to buy anymore summer cloths till I loose a few kilos
October 18, 2017 at 2:01 pm #51309
BT Team MemberKeymaster
You can split your protein meal into two serves to have at separate times, so 50g of protein and 1 cup non-starchy vegetables two times a day and then your three shakes. This will enable you to have 5 mini meals a day which you can spread over the hours you are awake. If you are still hungry then additional non-starchy vegetables would be your best option.
If your day is particularly active then you might benefit from having a third serving of 50g of protein and 1 cup of non- starchy vegetables.
Good luck with the program and achieving your goals. Keep us updated.
January 18, 2018 at 12:27 pm #56831
Hi boys and girls.
I’m 122Kg for 1.95m
Ideally I’d like to be 90kg
I’ve been on a few diets, mostly high protein, and they tend to work, until I lose motivation and just go back to eating everything I shouldn’t.
I’ve got no problem with exercise, my problem is portion control, and cravings.
I’ve started today.
Hopefully being a part of a community will help me stick to it.
August 19, 2018 at 10:15 am #76877
I’m currently weighing in at 75.2kgs and 155cm.
My goal weight is to get to 65.2kg.
I’m new to Body Trim and really hope I can do this.
I have lost weight before by cutting out all my carbs and only eating high protein veg and salads which was very hard as coming from a European back ground we are surrounded by food, family and lots of gatherings..
I have no issues with exercising, my problem is also portion control!!!
Im starting Body Trim today and I need all the support I can get from please to reach my goal.
I need to stay strong and positive!!
Cheers and good luck to all.
September 15, 2018 at 9:48 am #79670
Hi, my name is Sue. I am 57 167cm 83kg. I have set my goal weight at 72kg as I think this is achievable but hopefully I can move the goal post more as I get closer 🙂 I have been a yoyo dieter all my life due to the fact I could never sustain the restrictions. I have always worked in jobs where I was on my feet all day but 5 years ago changed to an admin job where I basically sit for the whole day and gained 10kgs !!. When I started BT 7days ago I bought a pedometer. On a normal work day I was only doing 3,000 steps !! I am now making myself get up from my desk and walk around my small office when I can. Also I went for a 30 min walk after work one day and added 3,000 steps to my day !!
My weekly weigh in this morning I lost 1.8kgs and 3 cm off waist hips + thighs ! Thanks BT for your inspiration to get me motivated to improve my health
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September 18, 2018 at 1:01 pm #80014
Welcome to the Bodytrim program!
We hope that you find our program much more sustainable. Many trimmers have commented that they love the flexibility and freedom of Bodytrim and enjoy the variety of foods we allow. Office jobs can be tough yes so it’s great to hear that you have invested in a pedometer- these can be awesome motivation tools!
Congratulations on your success so far and please do keep us updated. If you have any questions at all don’t hesitate to ask.
BT Nutritionist 🙂
September 29, 2018 at 10:49 am #81134
Hi, just an update. After a great 1st week loss, week 2 saw no loss but Week 3 weigh in this morning showed a loss.
I have lost 2.2 kg in 3 weeks and 9cm in total :). I am so happy with this.
I am enjoying trying some of the BT recipes and the variety they offer.
I actually look forward to my meals. Thanks again BT.
September 15, 2018 at 12:41 pm #79682
I’m Leeann and I’m 47 years old and weigh 78kg. I’d been a size 10 all my life but then went and had two beautiful children at age 40 & 42. Since then I’ve tried all manner of diets but my biggest problem is putting food in my mouth… the boredom thing plus not wanting to waste the food on the kids plates after they’ve finished eating. I’m looking forward to following everyone on here and picking up tips from you. Good luck 🙂
September 20, 2018 at 8:30 am #80188
Welcome to the program!
Practicing mindful eating may be a big help to you, this is being fully conscious of what you are putting in your mouth, it’s something a great deal of us are guilty of!
All the best and if you have any questions at all please do ask.
BT Nutritionist 🙂
October 10, 2018 at 5:52 pm #82165
My name is Jan and I have just finished day three. So far I am doing really well, and although I know I should have waited until a week passed before weighing in… I just did. I am really proud of myself.. loosing a whopping 5kg.
I have over 20 to go, but have made a great start.. I struggle with depression and this has been a wonderful boost for me… good luck to you all… keep going and inspire each other.
October 15, 2018 at 8:38 pm #82591
Just checking in to say hi and get advice. I have just weighed in and have only lost .2 since my last weigh. Was a bit of a let down from my initial 5kg loss first weigh-in. But, it was still a loss and I am trying to focus on that fact. Do you think that I should be doing anything different? I am at the two shakes stage and am having 1 for breakfast, then protein mid-morning, then lunch is light salad + protein-ie egg and mid-afternoon is a shake. I have a salad for tea with either 100g salmon or an egg. Am I doing this right?
October 16, 2018 at 10:19 am #82638
Well done on your 5kg loss- this is a great achievement! Sometimes it can take the body a little time to adjust so hang in there, stay consistent and remember that healthy and sustainable weight loss is a process that takes time. We recommend weighing yourself no more than once a week as short- term fluctuations (day- to- day) are quite normal and could be disheartening- it can be something as simple as water weight. Even the time of day you weigh yourself can result in fluctuations.
It sounds like you are on the second phase of the program? During this phase we recommend:
1 shake for breakfast
Protein snack for morning tea
1 shake for lunch
Protein snack for afternoon tea
Balanced meal for dinner which consists of 1 serve of protein, 2 serves of non- starchy carbohydrates and 1 serve of starchy carbohydrates.
It sounds like you have a slightly different structure but this shouldn’t be an issue if you would prefer to carry on this way. We would suggest adding a serve of starchy carbohydrates to your dinner meal, whether it’s 1/2 a cup of cooked brown rice, 1/2 cup beetroot, corn or a small banana to follow (check out the Food Servings Guide for ideas).
BT Nutritionist 🙂
October 16, 2018 at 7:18 pm #82699
Thank you for your advice. I have adopted your recommendations, by having the shake for breakfast and lunch and a protein snack morning and afternoon tea. Is it ok to add quinoa as my carbohydrate addition?
For dinner tonight I had eggplant, zucchini, leek and canned tomato mixed together with a dash of Wostershire sauce. I then added 1/4 cup of quinoa and topped off with a 1/3 cup of grated parmesan. Is this an ok balance? I thought the cheese would be my protein component.
I made enough for tomorrow’s dinner or perhaps my snacks – if this is ok.
Thank you for your support. It is so helpful to me. I would not be able to do this on my own. Thanks so much
October 17, 2018 at 7:47 am #82744
On the Food Servings Guide we’ve listed Quinoa as a starchy carbohydrate and a serve size is 1/2 a cup of cooked quinoa. So yes, quinoa is absolutely fine.
1/4 cup of parmesan would be 1 protein serve.
For snacks we only recommend having protein and non- starchy vegetables, so this could be any of the Bodytrim protein snacks (cookies, bars or slices), you could also opt for something like a boiled egg, a small handful of nuts, cottage cheese with non- starchy vegetables, a small tin of fish. We also have a few recipes for protein snacks in our recipe section on the website.
BT Nutritionist 🙂
October 17, 2018 at 7:11 pm #82798
Many thanks, I have prepared tomorrows menu… shake breakfast, boiled egg snack with carrot sticks, lunch is salmon and salad.. afternoon tea is a shake… dinner is salad and chicken breast grilled. Salad will include pine nuts, salad leaves tomato cucumber onion and capsicum. I think I am getting the hang of things.
I am feeling really positive… thank you so much for your support.. I hope to be one of your success stories! 🙂
January 3, 2019 at 9:04 pm #88611
Hi everyone, this is my first-time-ever dieting experience. I am 48 years of age, 157cm and weigh 67kg. My goal is 55-57kg. I have been slim and well toned all my life, but recently I gave up smoking cigarettes of 30 years – I am now going on 19 months cigarette-free! Due to giving up the cigarettes, I have put on the weight and I cannot get used to what I see in the mirror everyday! I am approaching the third day of the trimsition phase and I’m enjoying it…having no problems with it at all except that I haven’t lost any weight yet?
My other concern is…I also have hypothyroidism which could be contributing to my weight gain, I don’t know? as I wasn’t putting weight on until I gave up the cigarettes 19 months ago and I’ve had my thyroid problem for 8 years now. Will my thyroid issue make it harder for me to lose weight?
Another question is…how much protein are we having each day? Is it possible to have too much protein and not enough carbs?
Thanks for your help.
Good luck to everyone on the program!
January 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm #88928
Hopefully you have received our response to your email query regarding the hypothyroidism and quitting smoking.
An under- active thyroid can make it more difficult to lose weight. If your weight gain has been due to an increased food intake (which many people do find happens when they smoking), then getting on the Bodytrim program might help you to get some structure in place, help to make sure you are eating wholesome and nourishing foods and encourage regular physical activity, all of which give us the best chance of success when it comes to weight loss.
We recommend having protein with each meal and protein- rich snacks. Depending on which particular foods you chose to eat you could be getting 70- 120g of protein a day. The problem with a lot of the carbohydrate sources we tend to eat these days is that they are highly refined (processed) carbohydrates, they break down to sugars and hit the blood stream faster which causes spikes in blood sugar, insulin, and before long you’re hungry & craving again. Protein does not have this effect and tends to keep us satiated for longer. In saying this, too much protein is not necessarily better and could also cause weight gain, so try and keep to what’s recommended.
It’s worth adding that not all carbohydrate sources are bad. Fruits provide carbohydrates as well as fibre and various other important vitamins and minerals. Milk provides carbohydrates as well as protein and important minerals like calcium. Legumes and beans provide carbohydrates, protein, fibre and a range of minerals. Having carbohydrates via whole food sources like these rather than refined or highly processed carbohydrates means that you are getting more than just carbohydrate energy, you are getting vitamins, minerals, healthy fats as well as protein and fibre which act to slow the absorption of the carbohydrate, meaning less significant spikes in blood glucose and the ability for the food to keep you feeling fuller for longer which can be very beneficial for weight loss.
Hope this helps.
BT Nutritionist 🙂
February 4, 2019 at 12:22 pm #90800
Hi I am coming back after a few years where I was forced to depart from Bodytrim being stuck in hospital system – They just can’t deal with the departure from high carb meals. I developed FODMAP sensitivities, and had to go through 2 years of (carb loaded) testing and elimination phase to work out my trigger foods. Now my gut is repairing, I can handle the shakes and know what limited low carb foods I can prepare for my snacks and meals, avoiding the particular high fodmap foods that I react badly to.
I have a long complicated medical history, but short story is, I was on cortisone in massive doses for over 14 years, and have now been able to get off it (for the last 8 months) due to new diagnosis and specialty targeted treatment (monthly injection) that has given me my quality of life back, and the ability to now start to lose weight again.
I am looking forward to my journey, and hope to be able to continue life long this time, knowing the foods to avoid (despite this meaning a bland diet, I have found that I am handling bodytrim shakes really well now, and rarely have upset stomach – protein I eat is usually meat, so no issue there with FODMAPS as long as I avoid any sauces etc – plain diet, but I can deal with that!)
I like the new plan, it seems easier, and I am looking forward to reconnecting with my weight loss warriors friends 🙂
I have about 50-60 kgs to lose to be healthy – not thin….. If I were to go by BMI, it would be an unattainable goal. So I am looking to celebrate each 10kgs, do it slowly and surely, and not get hung up on numbers, but just be happy to be proactive again, stable and give my food dilemma a rest forever!
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February 8, 2019 at 11:34 am #91102
Welcome back 🙂 It sounds like quite a time you’ve had!
It’s great that you’re figuring out what works best for you – this can take some time.
Best of luck with your goals, you sound very committed which is great! Let us know if we can help with anything and please do keep us posted with how you’re doing.
BT Nutritionist 🙂
May 3, 2019 at 8:18 am #96633
So today is day one. I’m 123kg and struggle with FMS and CFS which means I’m not as active as I would like to be. I am also an emotional eater and have an addictive relationship to food ….particularly to sugar. I look forward to reading all about your journeys and sharing my own.
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