52 Weight Loss Missions
52 Weight Loss Missions was created by Michele Connolly, a qualified life coach.
This program helps you take practical actions relating to diet, exercise and mindset that will bring permanent weight-loss success.
Weight Loss Missions Basics
This weight loss plan involves 52 “missions” and is designed so that you can do one mission each week.
This usually works well for busy people but you can proceed at a faster or slower pace if you prefer. Each mission requires you to take a practical action that will support your weight loss goals.
This is the most important premise of the program because without taking action you won’t succeed.
The weight loss missions cover….
- Mental attitude
- Lifestyle behaviors
They are provided in a specific order. For example, you should complete Mission 6: Choose You-Friendly Exercise before you do Mission 8: Overcome Exercise Barriers. However, if particular missions are drawing your attention then you have the choice to start with those ones first.
Specific Diet Actions
Instead of giving you a particular diet to follow you are guided to choose specific diet actions. These are practical steps you will take that will move you closer towards your weight loss goals.
If you severely restrict calories and deprive yourself of your favorite foods, eventually this leads to cravings and overeating. It also slows down your metabolism, which makes it more difficult for you to burn fat.
So to lose weight it is better to simply eat a little less each day. It isn’t necessary to adopt an extreme diet. Some of the specific diet actions that can help you achieve this include:
- Reduce your portions sizes by 10 percent.
- Switch to low-fat dairy products.
- Cut out sugar in your tea or coffee.
- Skip dessert every second day.
- Drink fewer alcoholic beverages.
- Stop putting butter on sandwiches.
Recipes and Meal Plans
This program doesn’t include any recipes but you are guided to create your own “Smart Recipe System’. This involves searching for and collecting healthy recipes that will support your weight loss goals.
You will use your recipe system as the foundation of your menu plan, which you will create each week. The program provides instructions to make this process easy, as well as a sample meal plan.
If you don’t cook you will still need to reevaluate your food choices and construct a meal plan.
Fruit, vegetables, legumes, whole grain cereal, rye bread, rice, pasta, oatmeal, chicken breast, lean beef, eggs, low fat yogurt, almonds, unsalted popcorn, coffee.
Sample Meal Plan
Oats with skim milk, blueberries and honey
1 banana plus a few almonds
Chicken salad sandwich on wholegrain bread
Small low-fat yogurt
You don’t have to do any specific type of exercises if you prefer not to. However, it is necessary to get your body moving if you want to lose weight.
You are encouraged to find physical activities that you like. Suggestions include dancing, walking, cycling and boot-camp training.
Ideally you should do something for thirty minutes at least every second day.
Costs and Expenses
The 52 Weight Loss Missions Action Pack is $79. This package includes an e-Book, 12 months access to online resources, an MP3 audio book and a variety of tracking tools.
There is also just the ebook system for $29 without the extra resources available.
- Breaks down weight loss into small manageable steps.
- Encourages a healthy lifestyle approach to weight loss.
- Does not require a specific diet or elimination of particular foods.
- Calorie counting is not necessary.
- Dieters can choose the type of exercise they most enjoy.
- May be time consuming to collect recipes and create your own meal plan.
- Does not provide adequate guidance on how to select healthy foods.
- Weight loss results may take some time to become apparent.
52 Weight Loss Missions helps you to make practical changes in your diet and lifestyle. By undertaking one task each week you will gradually adjust your habits and adopt positive changes in your behaviors.
This will allow you to lose weight and keep it off without a strict diet or extreme exercise regime.