Hello ladies! My name is Tara S. – I’m a single mother, work from home, and have 2 little girls.
Life has been pretty busy for us, their father left us for a younger, thinner model of me, and I found out they had been seeing each other for over a year before I caught him in the act.
I’ll spare you the details – the messy breakup, the depression, the subsequent binge eating. The embarrassment and low self esteem, the crying in the pillows.
I was at a very low point in my life, and had very little motivation to do anything besides… eat. So I ate. Inhibited. Whatever looked good or I even thought about, I ate. I began to pack on a LOT of weight, and felt extremely unhealthy.
I had no energy to do anything. My relationship with my friends and my own daughters began to suffer.
It was time for a change. One day I woke up and realized I needed to take back control. Not just to become a better mom, but to take control of my life entirely. I wanted my old self back – body, mind, and spirit.
So I turned to Google to try and get back into shape :).
My 2B Mindset Review
Anyway, no more sob story. I promise – because that’s not what we’re here for. I just wanted to share my thoughts and opinions about the hottest new diet, the 2B Mindset. After seeing positive reviews flood the web, I had to give it a shot.
If you’re here, I assume you’re also wondering if the the Beachbody 2B Mindset guide is worth buying.
I’ll start off with the most important thing – the price. It is an insanely expensive diet, ESPECIALLY if you’re on a diet (like me). I paid $99 for the BASIC package – the cheapest version. (UPDATE! The price is even higher now, at $119 + Shipping and Handling!)
At $99, I want the diet to lose weight for me, you know?!
Not to mention, there’s two more packages. The “Let’s Do It” package, which is $160 US, and the “All In” package, which is $200!
$200! Does Gordon Ramsey come into the kitchen and cook for me at that point?
Okay okay, but is it worth the price?
Well, it is and it isn’t.
To be honest, I was expecting more than a diet than tells me to eat a lot of veggies and drink a ton of water.
I mean, it doesn’t even come up with a workout! I’m spending $200 to lose weight and I don’t even get a workout with it!
Don’t get me wrong! This advice is solid, and corresponds with my ideas on how/why to clean up your diet. And yes, a clean diet will lead to weight loss (It’s all about calories in vs calories out)
But I’m spending $99-$200 dollars and there’s no Gordon Ramsey.
If I’m spending this much money on a guide, I want to be GUIDED. Ilana Muhlstein gives good, solid information, but she allows so much freedom that I can see it being very easy for people to fall off the wagon on this guide.
My Unfinished 2B Mindset Results
After 2 weeks I gave up. I tapped out, I quit!
I gave it an honest shot, but like I said, the diet guide just didn’t really give a whole lot to keep me going. I wanted to lose weight with the ultimate guide, but being told to eat a lot of veggies and drink a lot of water… I mean.
It’s good advice. But at that price? There’s got to be better options.
2 weeks in might seem to early to you guys, but I was bored. The diet bored me! Sorry 2B, but I’m not a fan.
So, it shouldn’t surprise you that my 2B Mindset results weren’t spectacular or anything. If I had kept going, if I had stuck with it? Maybe I could have been the next Jillian Michaels, sure. But I need motivation. I need to be pushed.
I even discussed it with some of my friends. They recognized the name (the 2B Mindset is really EVERYWHERE right now) but their jaws dropped when I showed them the content vs the price I was paying.
Group Consensus – Nothing Special.
My best friend, Lexi, who goes to the gym like it’s her job and hits the track like it’s her vacation, said the diet has a clever twist on what is essentially common sense, and that I’d be better off eating clean in general, and getting an excellent workout to guide my weight loss journey. Luckily for me, I found one.
Does the 2B Mindset actually work?
I’m going to be honest – I think almost any diet or exercise program can work as long as you remain consistent. I think 2B is no exception.
In my opinion, this is a good diet for people who don’t mind eating 70% water and veggies all day.
The best thing about it is that it was created to lose weight without working out.
However, what I learned from this experience is that I need more. I do want to workout, I want to be able to feel the effect of weight loss. Just dieting alone is like a slow burn, and I find that in that mode, it’s very easy to mess up, or end up binge eating.
It’s harder to stick with something when the results are so slow to see.
If you’re like me, and want a way to lose weight that’s better for beginners AND a better value for your money, I would suggest you look at the alternative that I currently follow – www.2weekdiet.com.
The 2B Mindset Alternative I Use That Worked For Me
I was a little disappointed at myself and at the 2B Mindset, but I was also still just TIRED of feeling fat and unhealthy. I figured I just needed to find something that was right for me!
The funny thing is, I searched around on Google and found a forum where other people who also had a bad experience and gave negative reviews.
Through them, I was informed of the 2 week diet by Brian Flatt.
I wish I had found the 2 week diet earlier because it’s WAY cheaper, AND it comes with an activity handbook and motivation handbook. The activity handbook is good so I have exercises as an option when I feel like it (which isn’t too often, to be honest), and the motivation handbook keeps me going. Who else is subscribed to a bunch of “Motivation” boards on Pinterest?! I NEED that extra push sometimes! So I’m getting three sides of the weight loss equation – the diet, the motivation, and the workouts.
Don’t just take my word for it, visit Brian’s website at www.2weekdiet.com and you’ll see exactly what I mean. There’s no comparison to 2B. You get a full diet with bonuses and it’s only $37.00.
2B Mindset vs 2 Week Diet
Enough talk. Let me SHOW you the difference.
|Type||2 Week Diet||2B Mindset|
|Dieting Program (Basic)||$37.00||$119.00|
|Activity Handbook||FREE||NOT INCLUDED|
|Motivation Handbook||FREE||NOT INCLUDED|
|Shopping Lists||FREE||NOT INCLUDED|
As you can see, you get more with the 2 Week Diet, and at a fraction of a fraction of the price of the 2B.
I’ve been on Brian’s diet for a full 2 weeks now and I’m having fun. I’m having FUN following the program! I learn more and more everyday, when I decide to I use his exercises to work up a sweat, but it’s not even necessary since I can feel the fat that I’m burning with the food that I enjoy eating. It should go without saying, but I’ll be following this diet for much longer than just 2 weeks.
Even though it was written by a man, I can tell that Brian Flatts did his research (and maybe had some help from his wife) while creating this meal plan.
I’m not going to say the 2B Mindset flat out won’t work for you, and I’m not here to just bash them or anything.
To be honest, I should be thanking them. I wouldn’t have found Flatt’s diet if I didn’t run into that forum with people posting their reviews of how good the program is.
If you have any questions about 2B Mindset or 2 Week Diet, please feel free to ask them in the comments below!
I’m more than happy to help anyone using either program. That said, please do not ask me to try and get you them for free. You HAVE to buy the guides yourself!
Personally, I recommend the 2 Week Diet over 2B Mindset, but it’s totally up to you and your preference. If the water intake and vegetable portion method of 2B appeals to you, go for it. I needed something a little more though.
UPDATE: My Results So Far (Before and After – 4 Weeks)
Hey everyone, after my review of 2B Mindset, I thought I would come back and show how much better Flatt’s 2 week diet is treating me.
It’s been 4 weeks and I’m already seeing pretty insane results. I’ve pleasantly surprised myself with how much progress I’ve made, and It’s only going to get better from here on. I have, confidently, changed my mindset. Even my daughters are commenting on the transformation.
Since starting the 2 week bikini body challenge, I have accomplished my goal. I have seen improvements in my health, mentally, physically, and spiritually. The things I’ve learned will last me for the next 52 weeks 🙂
I have more energy than ever before, I feel more confident, and every time I catch my own reflection I can’t help but smile. 🙂 The change is just so… so… I don’t even know how to put it into words.
It’s like I had forgotten my own potential for a long time there. I see my cheek bones again!
I wake up and I’m full of energy. I practically explode out of bed. I don’t need coffee as much as I used to. I don’t get brain fog. The air smells better, water tastes better. I’m serious. I feel like a new woman.
The best feeling is being able to be the mother that my 2 girls need me to be. I also feel like with all this healthy eating and working out, I’m going to be an excellent role model for them. Already, they take curious bites out of my meals and watch when I’m doing ab exercises at home.
To anyone reading this, I don’t care if you want to do 2B Mindset, 2 Week Diet, or any other diet. Just do it. Just do it and stick with it! Find the program that works for you and take CHARGE!
Brian Flatts, if you ever read this review, I just want to say THANK YOU. You ended up changing my life around.