It’s been a full week since I started using the Cinch® Inch Loss Plan to lose weight naturally. And I’m already seeing and feeling a difference. But before I give you an update, let me tell you what I’ve been doing and what I’ve learned works and doesn’t work for me.

The Cinch® Inch Loss Transformation Kit arrived with a month’s worth of supplies:

  • Cinch® Inch Loss Plan Transformation KitChocolate Shake mix
  • Vanilla Shake mix
  • Full~size shake samples
  • Almond Blueberry Meal Bars
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Meal Bars
  • Pomegranate Energy Tea
  • Lemon Cranberry Snack Bars
  • Chocolate Decadence Snack Bars
  • Peanut Butter Crunch Snack Bars
  • 3-in-1 Boost Dietary Supplement

#Cinchspiration ShakeBasically, the plan is to either eat a bar or drink a shake for breakfast and lunch (taking a dietary supplement with each meal), eat snack bar between lunch and dinner, then eat a sensible dinner. It’s also recommended that you drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day and engage in at least 30 minutes of exercise a minimum of 3 times a week.

According to my weight loss plan, I have to eat 1200 calories per day and burn roughly 93 calories per day. While that may not seem like it’d make much difference, it does when you’re strength training and doing cardio exercises. The thing that makes the Cinch® Inch Loss Plan different from other diet programs is that it helps you to lose inches not muscle (so you’re losing fat and keeping the hard stuff).

My workouts consist of walking at least 2 miles per day and/or doing 20 to 40 minutes of Zumba. I’ve also added this 10 minute arm workout to my routine. So I average anywhere between 200 and 700 calories burned a day, depending upon my workout schedule for that day. I’d like to add more strength training to my routine but that’ll come in time.

The one thing that I’ve found that doesn’t work for me with this program is not maintaining a regular eating schedule. If I go off schedule I get pretty hungry and pretty cranky. The shakes and the meal bars are incredibly filling but I’ve been waking later than usual, which is throwing off my schedule, so I’m eating later than normal and it’s got me all out of whack.

#Cinchspiration Week 1 Weight Loss {Living Outside the Stacks}

Weight Loss: 3 lbs

Goal Weight: 135 lbs

I’m pretty proud of myself, I surpassed last week’s goal of losing 2 lbs! I cannot tell you how happy I am to be in the 150s again. This is crazy exciting and just the motivation that I need to go harder and stronger!

This week, my goals are to:

  • maintain a regular eating schedule
  • increase my strength training
  • drink more water
  • eat more fruits and vegetables

To watch my story unfold, stay tuned as I blog, Facebookvlog, tweet and pin my inches lost. You can follow the Team Cinchspiration conversation on Twitter using #Cinchspiration. I’m also on Instagram, you can follow me here.

Please keep cheering me on, remember your words of encouragement, support and advice are so very important to me. Thank you!

Disclosure: I am receiving free Cinch® Inch Loss Plan products from the Shaklee Corporation in exchange for my participation in the #Cinchspiration campaign. All opinions are my own.