I was recently asked about my weight loss journey with Plexus Slim — what was it like, what did I do, etc. This friend said he was taking Plexus info to his doctor, and wanted to know my personal experience with it. So I thought I’d just copy/paste my (long!) response since I haven’t posted here in a while.
If YOU have any questions, PLEASE ASK ME! :-)
I’m so glad you’ll talk to your doctor about Plexus. It has helped a lot of people, not just lose weight, but get off their insulin shots, lower their need for fibromyalgia pain meds, etc. Plexus is safe for pregnant women, breastfeeding moms, and has helped kids lower their need for ADD/ADHD meds and behave better in school. Diabetes runs in my family, and my thyroid was out of whack, so I was very thankful it helped kickstart my weight loss.
Every person loses weight differently because their issues are different. Some people have lost 100 pounds in 6 months; for others, it takes longer. I’ve also seen people whose health was SO bad off, they took Plexus Slim for 2 months and didn’t lose a pound — then lost weight beginning in the 3rd month.
Plexus Slim is not a diet, or a stomach-shrinker, or a colon-cleanse so you see quick results. The key ingredient, Oxypregnane steroidal glycoside, affects your brain — which in turn affects your hormones, which affects your thyroid, insulin, moods, energy, happiness/depression, etc.
I started Plexus Slim the end of August 2011. For me, I lost nothing the 1st week. I added the Accelerator (which has natural caffeine) and lost 9 pounds the 2nd week. I cut out all other caffeine — Diet Coke being my only vice, since I don’t drink coffee, tea, alcohol or smoke, etc. Side note — I was taking half the drink each day, and giving the other 1/2 to my daughter. I wound up losing 22 pounds in the next 3 weeks. Might have lost more if I were drinking a whole drink each day. My daughter lost 11 pounds, too.
Then I purposely went off of it for 6 weeks — I’ve lost weight on other things/diets before, but always gained it back, and I couldn’t afford to start a product that I’d have to be on forever to keep weight off. In the 6 weeks, I ate like a pig… seriously… I was trying to gain weight back to sort of prove the product didn’t work for me. I did not gain a pound. I went back on Plexus/Accelerator and lost another 10, then went off again, then back on and lost another 20. I did this on and off and lost a total of 79 pounds in a year. NOTE: I had no end goal. I was not trying to lose a certain amount of weight by a deadline. In fact, I was trying to see if I’d gain weight… I also did not do ANY “exercise” except walking around my neighborhood a couple times per day and biking to the store (1.4 miles round trip) once per week.
I’m not on it right now — I wanted to see how I’d do during the holidays, I’ve lost 5-10 pounds since being off Plexus in October 2011, even pigging out occasionally (there’s a new pastry shop you may have seen me rave about on Twitter and several great restaurants!! :-). But I’ve held steady now at this weight since Thanksgiving. This is the first time in 20 years, I’ve been able to eat literally anything and not gain weight. Of course, I don’t eat anything pre-prepared (out of a bag or box — though I buy single ingredients that come in bags/boxes like rice, oatmeal, dried lentils, etc.). I buy organic veggies when I can, seasonal vegetables, cage-free eggs, local raw honey, local milk (pasteurized by law, but not homogenized), Celtic sea salt. I use a high linoleic oil (high in polyunsaturated fat) for cooking, and I also order coconut oil (has medium-chain triglycerides, not long), etc. I eat chicken & turkey, but no red meat or pork, etc. Now, I NEVER eat at a chain restaurant or fast food place. While on Plexus last year, I was a regular at Sonic. I don’t eat their anymore since I’m moving toward being pseudo-vegetarian. The local restaurants make their food fresh — so no dangerous chemicals, fake flavors, colorings, preservatives, high sodium, etc.
In February, I’m going back on Plexus because I’m ready to get going again. I have another 50 pounds to lose, and this is the year to do it! ;-)
I was also like you when I first looked at the price, but then I looked at how much I was spending on my food (as my comfort drug), and it was about even. As a single mom, this was a tough time for me. But I chose to be healthy rather than feeding my pity party that would never get better if I didn’t make better choices.
So I took the Plexus (in water) with 1 Accelerator in the mornings before my morning meal. I was never hungry during the day, so I only ate when I was hungry. I ate dinner but ate a lot less than I normally did. I drank a lot of water to counter the caffeine (and no coffee, tea, soft drinks, etc.), and that’s about it. I didn’t starve or do without. More importantly, it became impossible to binge. I just couldn’t eat that much food anymore. Even now, being off Plexus, I can’t binge like I used to… now “binging” is a single portion strawberry cheesecake from the pastry shop and 2 pieces of pizza… and sometimes, not even that much.
One of the things that I’ve noticed about Plexus is that it helps with other contributing factors of over-eating (for me, anyway), and that allowed me to look at my emotions, stressors, etc., and though some things I couldn’t change in my life, I can change how I deal with them, and not hurt myself in the process. I have a child to raise, after all. :-)
Anyhoo…… this is longer than I anticipated… :-) Hope I didn’t bore you, but please feel free to ask me anything else.