What is 2B Mindset?

I have been getting a lot of questions about what this new program called 2B Mindset is all about!  So I am about to drop you all the details on the program, the most commonly asked questions and concerns so that you can decide whether or not this program would be a good fit for you!

What Is 2B Mindset?

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2B Mindset is unlike any other Beachbody Product and program ever created before.  Beachbody has always defined itself as being a fitness company that creates world class fitness programs that transform your body along with incredibly well designed nutrition plans to really give you the total body solution to your problems.  Beachbody pairs their fitness and nutrition with an incredible support system that is provided by the networks coaches who walk you through the fitness programs from start to finish to get the results that you want!

2B Mindset follows the similar support system guidelines but this program focuses on the one area that most people struggle with the most and that is NUTRITION!  I have so many clients who have no problem showing up for the workouts but it is the nutrition that constantly trips them up and prevents them from getting the results they want or maintaining their hard work.  So Beachbody saw the need to find a solution to some of the common struggles we as women face such as:

  • Yo-Yo Dieting
  • Feeling like you are constantly on a diet
  • Feeling like you are restricted
  • Counting Calories, Macros, and portion containers
  • Loving to eat lots of food AKA Volume Eaters
  • Late night snacking
  • Emotional Eating
  • Traveling/Dinners Out with friends
  • Meal Planning and Prepping

2B Mindset, What is 2B Mindset, How Much Does It costSo Beachbody paired up with Ilana Muhlstein R.D.N. who is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Beverly Hills.  She works at UCLA where she has lead the Bruin Health Improvement Program for 10 successful semesters.

2B Mindset is a video based weight loss program that will change your mindset about food, your body, and losing weight!

Instead of diets that focus on what you can’t eat, this simple and easy approach will have you focused on what you CAN eat so you FEEL FULL, satisfied, and in control without ever counting calories or points or measuring foods!!

You can ACTUALLY LOSE WEIGHT HAPPILY!!!!

Ilana actually lost 100 pounds herself with her own program.  So in this 2B mindset program you re going to learn her favorite tips, tools and strategies to help you achieve your weight loss goals while living your life to the fullest.

EXERCISE is actually bonus! So if you want to start and JUST focus on nutrition you can still have success with the program.

 

What Comes In The 2B Mindset Package?

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  • There are 21 videos that teach you the basic principles of the program such as education on the food groups, what to eat and when, plus real life strategies for every eating situation (eating at restaurants, parties, while on a trip, for vegans/vegetarians, ect…).
  • 5 videos to overcome common weight loss struggles and it includes answers to commonly asked questions and advice on weight loss challenges.
  • 15 Recipe Videos where Ilana teaches you to cook time saving, delicious, easy and satisfying meals in no time.
  • Getting Started Guide:  Which is an easy step by step instructional manual to help you get your journey under way.
  • My Go To Guide:  This accompanies the videos and highlights the key takeaways, recaps the food lists, features grocery shopping lists, and more.
  • 2B Mindset Recipes:  Includes over 30 of Ilana’s favorite recipes.
  • 90 Day Tracker for your progress and meals plus other key indicators that play a role in helping you achieve your weight loss goals.
  • Water Bottle:  You are going to be focusing on “water first”. The goal is to drink lots of water through the day and she gives you tons of strategies on this.
  • Beachbody Nutrition + App:  This is your go to place to access the entire 2B mindset program, featuring all the videos, the tracker, downloadable and printable tools and resources, and 24/7 access to the 2B mindset community.

What Makes 2B Mindset So Different & Effective?

It’s not a DIET- it is a MINDSET!!!  Most diets have an end date.  But because you are going to be shifting the way you think about food, you can use the 2B Mindset principles for the rest of your life.  Also, most diets require deprivation.  The 2B mindset shows you how to get to, and maintain, your idea weight, while eating the foods you enjoy so you always feel satisfied and happy!

This program is extremely EASY TO FOLLOW!! There is no counting calories, no measuring food, and no using food containers.  No cutting out food groups, no deprivation or feeling hungry and you have the ability to follow the program even when you are at a restaurant, a party or on vacation!

How Is Shakeology A Part Of The Program?

Ilana is a HUGE fan of Shakeology because it is high in protein (17g).  Shakeology can count as the protein for any of the 2B meals.  One of Ilana’s primary tips is to have a consistent breakfast and Shakeology is easy and quick to make and so this is a great option for your breakfast or any meal that you struggle with!  Plus you are getting nutrients, vitamins, pre and probiotics to help you digest your food, give you energy, and help you fill in the gaps you don’t get from the foods you eat!

 

How Much Does It Cost?

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The 2B Mindset Challenge Pack consists of:

  • Streaming access to all of the 2B Mindset videos
  • The 2B Mindset Starter Guide
  • The 2B Mindset Go-To Starter Guide
  • The 2B Mindset Recipe Book
  • The 2B Mindset Recipe Book
  • The 2B Mindset 90-Day Tracker
  • The 2B Mindset 30 fl. oz water bottle
  • Access to the videos and tracking via the Beachbody Nutrition + App (App available June 3rd)
  • Plus 30 days of Shakeology and a Shaker Cup

The 2B Mindset Challenge Pack is available for purchase through me as your coach on the 2nd of May by clicking this link here!

2B Mindset Challenge Pack

2B Mindset Challenge Pack Costs $160 and this is a promotional price from the 2nd of May until the 3rd of June.  The regular cost is $180. 

If you would like to add on the 1 year membership to Beachbody On Demand which is our digital streaming platform where you can do any of the workouts that our company has ever created you can get the 2B Mindset & Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack for only $200 and that is an INCREDIBLE SAVINGS!!!!!

The 2B Mindset BeachBody On Demand Challenge Pack is available for purchase on the 2nd of May by clicking the link below.

2B Mindset BOD Challenge Pack

To Check out more details click here:  2B Mindset Page


Most Commonly Asked Questions.

Can I access 2B Mindset on Beachbody On Demand?  

2B Mindset is on it’s own platform separate from Beachbody On Demand.  It is called our Nutrition Platform.  You will purchase this product and you will have forever access to the resources.

When is 2B Mindset Launching?

2B Mindset launches on May 2nd on the Nutrition tab on Beachbody On Demand. On June 4th 2B Mindset will also launch the Beachbody Nutrition + App.  Anyone who purchases 2B Mindset will have access to stream the program on the nutrition tab of Beachbody ON Demand and also the app.

Can I exercise while doing 2B?

Yes you can exercise but it is not required.  It is considered extra credit.

If you are going to do a program like 80 day obsession you can choose to forgo the 80 day nutrition plan and do the 2B Mindset eating!  Totally up to you!

Can you do 2B Mindset if you are pregnant or nursing?

2B Mindset is a weight loss program. Since pregnant mothers should be gaining weight and not losing weight, it is not advised that they follow 2B Mindset during pregnancy.  For breastfeeding mothers, La Leche League International advises to wait at least two months before making any drastic effort to lose weight in order to allow your body to recover and ensure a steady milk supply. Keep in mind that breastfeeding women may naturally lose one to four pounds per month simply due to the amount of energy required to nurse in the first place.

 

 

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I Am Interested In The 2B Mindset. How Do I Get Started?

Thank you for your interest in the 2B Mindset Nutrition Program. This application is for individuals who are interested in working with me directly as their coach on this this program. If you currently have a coach please reach out to your coach for support.

 

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Weeks 3-5 HFLC/Intermittent fasting

After week three I am ecstatic. I have only finished a workout program one time and I have made it through this far with not skipping any workouts and my food has been on track about 95% of the time. We had a family xmas last Saturday. Tradition there is chicken noodle soup for lunch, a bunch o appetizers and lasagna or supper. I did have a little of each 😦 I am still down 5lbs which was my goal by  Christmas. However, I just had surgery yesterday and brought my ShakeO with for after surgery knowing I woul be hungry and wanted to avoid the saltine crackers they normally give a person after surgery. I had some salad for dinner last night. I wasn’t very hungry.

I woke up today and was very sore where incisions are located. I broke my fast earlier today so I had something  in my stomach before taking the pain killers.  My main goal at this is point is to stay on track with my nutrition so I continue to see progress while I am unable to exercise.

More updates: Sherri is now down 13lbs, Cary is down 9 and I am down 5. WOOHOO!!

Goal for 2018-to see my abs muscles!!!

Week 4-5

I have been busy recovering from the surgery and holidays. It has been an adjustment to get used to not working out. I went back to teach my TNT workout class 3 weeks after surgery. I realized quickly that I was not fully ready to participate (nor was I supposed to). On Wed I was cleared to do as much as I felt up to except for core work. I started back on the treadmill and walked 2 minutes than ran 2 minutes for 2 miles. I felt pretty good after that so I continued with my workout class on Friday morning. I did a little bit more than the previous week. I have been doing pretty well at keeping meals on track. HFLC is really easy once you get used to it. I have not been 100% but shoot for 90% each week.

Progress photo! This is probably the scariest thing for me! I am a little self conscious but I always tell my participants that these pictures are a reality check and putting them side by side shows us how  much progress we are making even if the scale doesn’t show a huge number. So true!!

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I have some sinus issues going…must have caught a bug with the holidays. I woke up sick on New Years Day. Strangely I tried adding garlic infused water to my neti pot and it helps! I’ll try all sorts of things to avoid going to the doctor and them telling me that I need to wait it out. Anyone else hate that??

I was lucky enough to get an air fryer from my mom for Christmas. Thanks Mom!! I love it. We have been using it to make whole chicken, chicken wings, sweet potato fries, zucchini chips, veggies etc. So quick and easy! I also got a pressure cooker, similar to Instant Pot but different brand. I need to use this more but need to find recipes that work with HFLC. I went with this brand so that I could use it to can spaghetti sauce in later this year.

Time to bring on week 6!!!

HFLC/Intermittent Fasting Beta Group…week 2

Since this group is 12 weeks, I won’t bore you with specifics of every day.  This way of life has become a routine and one that I enjoy! I was tempted when my mom brought down Christmas cookies this week tho and I actually had a few pieces on Sunday.  Weekends are always the hardest for me as our friends are out and about socializing and I have been trying to remain beverage free. I know that those beverages completely negate my progress for the week. I need to get a good jump start on this before introducing them back into my life.  I had some La Croix water and poured it into a wine glass to pretend 🙂

Here are some meal pics.


I mentioned in the last post that I have a surgery coming up. I am very nervous how I will feel when I can not exercise for a couple weeks and have a lifting restriction possibly up to 6 weeks. Also no ab work for 6 weeks as it could cause a hernia. I have had some lower back pain that I have been battling for months so hopefully this break gives my back a much needed rest. In the meantime, there is always walking! Since I live in Wisconsin and it is winter I will be taking advantage of the treadmill. 

Day 15-I was on vacation today and did some meal prep for my surgery recovery. I made some ground chicken mini meat loaves with celery, onion, hot sauce, and I threw in a little blue cheese (which is not approved). These will freeze nicely and help me when I am not feeling like cooking and need to stay on track. 

Update on weight loss:

Me -5lbs

Sherri -10lbs

Cary -8lbs

We are 3 happy ladies!!! I am keeping that Beachbody trip to Riviera Maya in the back of my head and I am working hard with goals of maybe seeing my abs by then. If not, I will see much less stomach blubber!  Side note- I have never seen my abs in my entire life!!!


HFLC and Intermittent Fasting 12 week Journey

Day 1

The Monday after a holiday weekend can be a little tough. I had indulged in plenty of food and beverages over the weekend so I was plenty HUNGRY this morning. I have decided to do an 8 hour eating window and chose to eat from 10:30 am-6:30pm. This was tough for me b/c there are days where I teach a 5am class and waiting till 10:30 to have my first meal is a stretch but I will give it 100%. My “Before” pics were a huge reality check..which I will share at the 3 week point so you can see some progress. I dread those pictures, just like all of you.

 

Meal 1 was eggs with spinach, avocado, 2 slices of bacon and Shakeology. This was great and filled me up until about 1:30pm. For meal #2 I had a salad with tuna, peppers, and avocado. This was delicious. In the afternoon I had some herbal tea to get me through the my munching time when I am cooking dinner. Meal 3 was zucchini noodles with meatballs and cherry tomatoes. I made this for the hubby too but gave him some organic marinara sauce with his. He was satisfied with the zucchini noodles and didn’t even complain. Day 1=SUCCESS!

*Around 8:30pm I found myself craving chocolate. This is typically the time I’d go to the fridge for a snack. Drank more water and went to bed! This will be a tough time of day for me!

 

 

Day 2:

I taught TNT class at 5am today so we knocked out the scheduled workout as part of class. This works out pretty well so I am not doubling up on workouts. Finished my energize when I got home from class and had coffee and a 30 oz of lemon water prior to my 10:30am breakfast. ShakeO for breakfast along with ham & egg cups and avocado. These are my favorite and it filled me up. At 1:30 I wasn’t even hungry but forced myself to eat lunch b/c I had dr appts for the kids all afternoon. I ate some leftover meatballs, walnuts, celery and cucumber. Meal 3 was steak, mushrooms, roasted asparagus, broccoli and Brussel sprouts along with some sweet potato. Very satisfying!

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Day 3

Started off my morning with my first HIIT workout LIVE with Chris Downing. WOWZERS! That one was tough. I have a love/hate relationship with burpees but I sweat like a beast. The workout lasted about 15 minutes. Thankfully I have TNT Yoga tonight to stretch out my muscles and relax. Breakfast was eggs, bacon and spinach along with my Shakeology with spinach and MCT added. Today I realized that adding those into the shake definitely helps me reach my daily goals for veggies and healthy fats. It also fills me up!

 

Day 4

I am feeling good today. Definitely noticing less inflammation. I have a hard time staying off the scale. I’m down 1.5 lbs so far 🙂 Same situation with the meals today so I won’t bore you too  much with the details

Day 5

I was on the run today. Had 5am TNT workout where we worked lower body. I got the kids ready for school and did a LIVE HIIT with Chris Downing. Another great workout! And he was super funny too. Loved that my coach Lauren was doing the demos. So much fun when you the people involved. I had the afternoon off so I was on the go.  I had ShakeO on the run and packed a bag of goodies for the day. I  knew I wouldn’t be home till about 9pm so I had tuna, avocado, with olive oil, onions and lemon juice. I put this on a bed of spinach and ate in the vehicle! I also brought walnuts for a snack. Troy and I went to Panera bread for supper. I opted for the Asian chicken salad but NO bread, dressing on the side AND I even picked off my favorite crunchy wonton noodles. I used to eat those in a bowl with soy sauce!

 

 

Day 6

Another busy day. I had signed up to do a 5K at 8:15 am and knew I was going to watch my niece’s bball tourney afterwards so I packed a lunch again. I was STARVING after running in the cold 30 degree weather. I counted down the minutes till 10:30 and had some Applegate chicken with some avocado mayo, walnuts and my ShakeO. Around 1:30 I was on the way home and starving again. I had a beefstick (not the best choice, I know) but not horrible either. Here’s where I go off track. My sweet daughter made chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon. At this point I am starving and craving sweets. I caved and had a cookie! Keep in mind that I was down 3.5lbs this morning which is huge for me b/c I normally lose barely 1lb/ week.  I had steak for supper with cauliflower and sweet potatoes. I caved a little here and added some blue cheese to my steak.

Day 7/Rest day

No workout today. Kicked myself for my bad choices yesterday b/c the scale reflected it. YES I KNOW, I am not supposed to weigh in every day. Meals were good today. I stayed away from those cookies!! Egg roll in a bowl for lunch and steak for supper with a ton of veggies.

Here are some takeaways after 1 week:

-inflammation has decreased

-appetite is regulated

-bowel movements are much more regular. TMI, right??? 🙂

Day 8

I weighed in today. 139.8. I was down to 138.6 before those bad choices but also guessing water and sodium played a part in the fluctuation. Either way, I am happy with losing almost 2 lbs. I was not 100% perfect, but I am human! I was much better than I had been in previous weeks! Stay tuned for more details on my progress!

 

 

Day 3 Ultimate Reset

Day 3:

-Down 2.2lbs

I continued with a little bit of black coffee today and had it right away in the morning. I had overnight oats for breakfast and found the recipe/instructions on the Beachbody site. There are some recipes that can be used for Reset in a Crunch. These are great to substitute if you are short on time or not feeling like cooking a big meal. Lunch was a greek salad with chicken. This was pretty tasty and had Kalamata olives. I liked those!

For dinner I repeated the black bean and rice taco. I LOVE that recipe and it fills me up!

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I haven’t found the meals to be terrible but the way they are laid out hasn’t worked out well with my schedule. I have a bunch of miso soup made up in the fridge and also have lentils ready to make a lime lentil salad which is on my agenda today. I also need to be looking ahead to next week so I know what groceries I need and what meals to have each day.

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Day 2 Ultimate Reset

Day 2:

-down 1.5lb

Today I woke up with a huge headache from caffeine withdrawal. I tried to struggle through it and make it till about 10 am and caved and had some coffee. Not a lot but a little to get me through the day. I decided that the headache wasn’t worth it. I will follow the food plan but feeling like crap isn’t doing it for me.

 

Side note-you will notice that I am repeating some of the meals. The plan says that you can substitute a breakfast for another breakfast or lunch for a different days lunch. That’s what I’m doing. Partly b/c of the food I have handy and also because of time savings. Also there are a couple days that call for Tempeh. I looked for this but couldn’t find it. I live in a small town and even went shopping at the bigger stores and couldn’t find the ingredients for the Nori Rolls and Tempeh. So I am substituting.

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For breakfast, I had the same as day 1. Then I was on the move running errands. I stayed full till around 1pm when I had some veggie rolls (substitution for Nori rolls) that were bought from the local grocery store. Around 4pm I had my shake. I stayed full most of the day. LOVED IT! For dinner, I had the beans and rice taco. That was so yummy. I plan to have it again tomorrow night.

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I have the hubby on board with healthy eating too. He is doing some of the meals but not the full reset.