Monday, March 21, 2011

The Last Four Days of Xyngular Ignite Program and What I Know for Sure

I haven't posted for a few days because I didn't want to bore anyone with all of the details of my diet plan. After the first few days it repeats it self, like washing your hair, wash, rinse, repeat. The protein only days did get easier and easier as the week went on, and my cravings were for strange things like broccoli, celery, tuna and I really wanted V8 juice. The best news is that I lost 9 lbs. in 8 days and my husband lost 10!!!!

During the week I tried some new foods that I thought other people might find interesting.
I discovered something called "Shirataki Noodles. They can be found in wet or dry forms in Asian Markets and some supermarkets. I found the wet variety at my Publix grocery store.
They are very low calorie, low carbohydrate, low calorie, and not bad tasting. The word "shirataki" means "white waterfall", describing the spaghetti like appearance of the noodle. They are traditional in Japan and made from the konjac plant and are largely composed of water and water-soluble dietary fiber called glucomannan. They really have very little flavor on their own but they will absorb what ever sauce you pair them with. The reason I decided to try them is that my husband is a spaghetti crazed man, and I would not let him eat that many carbs this week on the Ignite Program. So I did this:
I boiled up some Shirataki Noodles, they really do look just like spaghetti, then I added some Quorn Meatballs to some low carb marinara sauce.
I have talked about Quorn products before on the blog, Some New Things I think are Worth Talking About, but for a quick review; Quorn is the brand name of a premium line of all natural meat-free frozen food. The main ingredient in Quorn is mycoprotein, which is a fungus, like truffles or mushrooms. It is high in protein. very low fat and zero cholesterol. So my new "spaghetti" dish was very healthy for us and my pasta loving husband was a happy man. The noodles are more chewy than regular pasta, but it tasted really good.

One of my other favorite meals of the week was this:
For lunch I had a Quorn breaded chicken pattie on a whole grain bun and V8 juice. It tasted just like a chicken sandwich you would have eaten at a fast food restaurant except it had a 1/4 of the calories, carbs and fats. That meal was right around 250 calories and it was wonderful. I made one for my picky husband and did not tell him what kind of "chicken" he was eating and he loved it.

What I learned this week about myself and what I know for sure are:

1. Changing your eating habits is a tough thing to do.
2. I am stronger than I thought I was.
3. That stupid saying, well I thought it was stupid at one time, "Nothing Tastes as Good as Thin Feels" is really true.
4. Xyngular products work. They make it easy to lose weight and they keep you motivated to want to keep going and lose more.
5. I lost 9 lbs. in 8 days and to me that is a miracle.
6. I surprise myself every day by how great I am feeling.
7. Going to Old Navy today and buying an XL top instead of XXL top felt awesome.
8. It really is true, you are what you eat and I don't want to be a greasy, high carb, high fat hamburger anymore.
9. If I can do this anyone can.
10. It is never too late to start your life over one pound at a time.

Thanks for stopping by and please leave me a comment or a question.


  1. and you continue to motivate me, Lynn. I am a loyal follower!

  2. Hello Lynn, I am researching the Xyngular diet before purchasing it but have found it difficult to find site related to this diet that aren't posted by the actual manufacture or sale's reps from the Xyngular Ignite company.

    I have found this blog of yours very helpful in making my final decision to buy Xyngular or not........I am absolutely going to try it now :-)!!!

    Thank you for your review on this weight loss program, and motivating me to try it. I have been struggling off and on with the HCG diet for over a year now, and could not wait to find something a little more realistic for my lifestyle and needs/wants.

    Thanks again!!

    p.s. My maiden name is Mackie, same spelling and all, crazy right? (I have not met any Mackie's that spell it the way my family does).

    1. I am sorry it has taken me so long to reply to your post. I have been so busy that my blog kind of has taken a back seat in my life, but I really appreciate your comment. I hope you are doing well in your Xyngular journey!

  3. What store did you get the noodles, meat balls n chicken patties at?

    1. I buy most of my groceries at Publix or Winn Dixie, but I am sure most large grocery stores now carry most of these products. Also, any health food store should carry many of these as well. For the noodles, I find them in the vegetable area, near the tofu.

  4. I just started using the product on Monday, May 28th (Memorial Day) and for me this is what I would have designed just for me. I love the energy and I wasn't hungry and stuck with the food intervals "exactly". I had the energy to just do chores (wash clothes, dishes, I walked 1.5 miles, cleaned my kitchen/bathrooms effortless). It's like I've felt when I used the 5 hr energy drink, but even better. Blood pressure 98/68 last night and this morning. I'm a believer because I like the way this makes me feel inside. I'm not sluggish after eating. I'm 50lbs over weight/mid 40's / family history of I knew that I needed to make a change NOW before I ended up with Diabetes.

    1. I am so happy that you are giving Xyngular a try! It is an excellent company, and the people that I have worked with really care about you, and want everyone to have the best possible experience with the products! For me, a day without Xyng, is a disaster. I wish you the best of luck with your journey.

  5. Hi lynn my name is valerie i am very excited about trying this product!! just reading about your experience have really motivated me i been seaching for a long time for something like this and i truly believe i found my answer!thank you so much for sharing....