"I need to lose weight." "How can I lose weight?" "I'm unhappy with my weight."
I know for a fact that I'm not the only woman who hears those words go through her head multiple times a day, every day, every week. However, with resolutions running rampant this time of year, the little voice in my head has been talking a little louder than it normally has. LOSE WEIGHT.
I'll be honest though, there are two main things that are always in the way of me managing to shed the extra pounds. One is my complete lack of willpower. I know everyone is faced with temptations but I really do think I'm missing the part in my genetics that would allow me to walk past a brownie and not eat it. Even if I'm telling myself that I don't need it, my hands find a way to get it to my mouth.
Second is my sheer and utter laziness. Exer-what? When it's warm out at least I can walk to the park with my kids. In the winter? Nope, nothing. It's like that same willpower that forces the junk food into my mouth manages to turn up again, this time as feelings of exhaustion that overcome any ideas about going to a gym or even turning on one of the many workout DVDs that are sitting around here.
Needless to say, I need help. I need someone to tell me exactly what to do and what to eat and possibly find a way to send a message to my body to start burning some extra calories. That's not too much to ask, right?
EIROfit (pronounced air-o) is more than a typical diet program, it is a complete weight management system designed to help you reach and maintain your ideal weight with ease. Combining general exercise and dietary guidelines with their two main supplements, EIRO Burn and EIRO Lean, you are able to begin taking steps towards a healthier lifestyle from the moment the products arrive. They even offer an online system to track your progress, so you can receive support while seeing the results.
So what are these innovative products? EIRO Burn is easy. Just pop one of these metabolism-boosting capsules into your mouth and it helps enhance your energy level while controlling hunger between meals - two things that I know I sure can use extra help with.
EIRO Lean helps with the all-important calorie reduction, as it is a meal replacement shake that is low in fat, high in protein and contains multiple vitamins and minerals for ideal nutrition. It is also high in fiber and contains resistant starches that are not digested by the small intestine and keep you feeling full longer. Extremely easy to make, simply use the provided scoop and mix EIRO Lean with milk (or try one of their other yummy recipes) and you have a tasty, nutritious shake.
As I mentioned, I'm someone who needs explicit instructions to follow when it comes to weight loss. Fortunately, the EIROfit program breaks things down into two phases that are clear enough for even a slacker like me to follow.
First, the Induction Phase, which can last anywhere from two to four months depending on the amount of weight you need to lose, is designed to quickly help you lose the extra pounds and get your body to the ideal weight that you are working to achieve. When you've reached that goal, the second phase, the Maintenance Phase, begins and works to aid in keeping your new, healthy lifestyle.
Throughout the Induction Phase and the first week of the Maintenance Phase, EIRO Burn and EIRO Lean play a large part in getting you on track with losing weight and reducing the amount of calories that you take in, therefore encouraging you to move in the right direction with your body.
However, with the recommendations that EIROfit gives for exercise and diet (including meals from The Wellness Prescription by Dr. David Rahm), by the second week in the Maintenance Phase, you are able to go back to eating three meals a day (healthy ones, of course!) and continue upholding your new weight. I appreciate the fact that EIROfit actually wants to teach you how to live and eat on your own so that you don't have to worry about what will happen when you complete their program.
I wasn't able to try the EIROfit system out for an extended enough period of time to gauge how much weight I truly could have lost or how easy it is to maintain it, but I was able to review both the EIRO Burn and the EIRO Lean enough to get a feel for how it works and how using the full program would show true benefits for anyone.
Along with those, I did sample the other two EIROfit products, EIRO and EIRO Energy. EIRO is an amazing superantioxidant blend of five fruit purees that is wonderful for your body as a whole and tastes like a strong drink of juice (in a good way). EIRO Energy is also great for you and is formulated with natural sources of energy to give both your body and mind a boost. From tasting these, I could definitely see how they would work well within the entire EIROfit system.
So, for two weeks I did my best to follow the program and found that it did indeed meet up to my initial impressions. Taking EIRO Burn was extremely easy, simply wash a capsule down with breakfast and with dinner, no problems there. When it came to EIRO Lean, I was pleasantly surprised with the vanilla taste and how it really did curb my hunger. One shake kept me from snacking and didn't result in that feeling of not having eaten anything as I had found in the past with other meal replacement drinks.
The aspect that I had the most difficulty with was, of course, sticking with the program. Only days after starting EIROfit, my husband and I were treated to a weekend away for the two of us (thanks to his parents watching the girls) and... well, I managed to take my EIRO Burn twice daily, but when it came to our meals my old habits returned and I went back to my usual unhealthy overeating.
At the completion of two weeks, I ended up having lost three pounds. Not a huge amount, but not too bad either, particularly because one weekend included vacation eating and one weekend included a family birthday party (and cheesecake. Lots of cheesecake). Imagine what could be accomplished in eight weeks or more and with even a small amount of willpower? If you're looking for a way to jump start your weight loss, EIROfit is a great place to start!
As a retail customer, EIRO Burn sells for $49 for 60 capsules and EIRO Lean costs $49 for 15 servings. It pays to sign up as a preferred customer, however, because using the convenient EIROfit autoship program will save 25% off of the retail price of their products. For more information or to order any EIROfit products, be sure to visit their website.
Now is the time to lose weight and feel better about yourself! Thanks to the generosity of EIROfit, one person will get to experience the program for themselves because...
One lucky person will win a canister of EIRO Lean and a bottle of EIRO Burn for themselves! ARV $98!
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A huge thank you to Kristina for providing me with EIROfit products to review as well as one canister of EIRO Lean and one bottle of EIRO Burn for one lucky giveaway winner. A healthy weight management system, what a wonderful program! The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.