Today I’m allowing one of my readers to post her review of a popular diet program – one I’ve not had the chance to check out myself. I helped her work on this article, so enjoy!
2B Mindset Review – My Results and Why I Didn’t Like It.
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 – The Mediterranean Diet.
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 Mediterranean Diet Custom Meal Plans.
I wish I had found the Mediterranean diet earlier because it’s WAY cheaper, AND it’s created to go with YOUR body and YOUR goals. It’s completely custom.
The website warms you up by quizzing you on foods you like to eat, your body type, and your goals. Then, it outputs a thorough analysis of what your body is going to need to get you the results you want, as quickly as possible.
Then, the actual meal plan you get is fantastic, with guided ideas on what to cook and eat. PLUS – and I was REALLY taken aback by this – it also has a guide on how to eat at your favorite fast food restaurants without messing up your diet!
Don’t just take my word for it, visit the official program at www.mediterraneanplan.com and you’ll see exactly what I mean. There’s no comparison to 2B. You get a full custom diet with bonuses and it’s only $37.00.
EDIT: It seems that it’s not always $37 – if it’s that cheap at the time you’re reading this, I would DEFINITELY buy it before the price changes. I’ve been on the diet for 4 weeks and my results have been fantastic!
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 the Mediterranean way 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 my custom Mediterranean diet, 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, the Mediterranean 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!