I can’t believe it, but my first 10 weeks with Lindora are coming to a close! I’ve managed to lose 31 pounds since my first consultation with Lindora and 28 pounds since I started following the Lindora plan. A solid 30 pounds of weight loss in less than 10 weeks! I want to take a moment and talk about my experience so far with Lindora. I’ve been asked a lot of questions from friends and family, so I thought, what better place to answer them, than here, on my blog.
What Exactly is Lindora?
Lindora is a medically supervised weight loss program. It is comprised of one-on-one clinical visits with a medical professional, to help guide you through the process. I went five days a week and brought my food journal with me. The better I journaled, the better the staff could help me. They congratulated me on every pound lost, even if it was the same pound I had previously lost and gained. They had tips and helpful hints to getting me through every step of the journey. They answered all my questions. The BEST part? They had all been through the program themselves and knew what I was experiencing! I couldn’t have done it without the helpful staff at the Temecula Lindora clinic!
What Do You Eat? Do You Have to Buy Their Food?
I got asked many times, throughout my program, if Lindora was one of those programs where you HAVE to buy their food. The answer is, no. Lindora does sell their own foods—which are delicious and convenient, by the way. You could EASILY work the program with food purchased at the local grocery store and you can most certainly eat out at restaurants—they’ll show you how! When I first started, I had no intentions of ever purchasing any of the food Lindora sells. However, what I found was, some of my unhealthy eating habits were because I wasn’t prepared for all situations. I soon began to purchase protein bars and shakes to keep on hand, especially when we were traveling. It was so helpful to grab a bar, before I was feeling HANGRY (hungry and angry), and before I yelled at my loved ones.
The answer is, nevertheless, that you could follow Lindora’s Lean for Life Plan and not ever purchase any of the food. There’s plenty to eat on the plan, that kept me satisfied. Lindora has a food concierge that prepares fresh and delicious meals for purchase—real food! At the same time, it is simple to follow the plan and not buy any of the Lindora products, if you don’t choose to.
Was it Difficult?
I’ve been trying to do this weight loss thing for a long time. This is the first time I can truly say that it wasn’t THAT bad. I mean, depriving myself of the comfort foods I love, such as butter drenched mashed potatoes and stuffing at Thanksgiving—Yeah. That was difficult to turn down. Honestly, it was really easy to stay on track, because I knew I’d be accountable to my friends at Lindora the following day. Was it difficult? Sure. Everything worthwhile is difficult to some degree. Yet, it didn’t feel so difficult, because I had the help and support of the Lindora staff.
Is it Another Fad Diet?
No. Lindora has been around for over 40 years. They have learned how to properly customize their program for each of their clients. They customized my program, especially for me and my food preferences. Do I have to drink milk if I don’t like it? Nope. They guided me through every single step and made it fit for me.
You Go Everyday? What Do You Do at Your Appointments?
I have been going to Lindora 5 days a week. The first thing I do, is check in and then check the keto sticks. Keto sticks are meant to check if I’m in fat-burning mode, or ketosis. Next, I go into a private room with my nurse. She goes over my daily action plan—or food journal from the previous day and weighs me in. If I’m in ketosis and my weight is down, we talk about what worked. If I’m not in ketosis, and/or my weight is up, we talk about what might not be working, or discuss what may be happening with my body. I found this part of the process so invaluable! It was great to get another perspective, from a knowledgeable, objective professional.
Every two weeks, we did measurements. Every so often (I’m not sure how often. Once a week?) they check my blood pressure. Every step of the way, my health and safety is paramount to my program. I always feel like I’m in the best hands.
What happens When You’re Done Losing Weight?
It’s not called the Lean for Life program for nothing! The program has a maintenance component at the end of the first 8 weeks. During Maintenance, the plan reintroduces foods back into your diet that were excluded during the weight loss phase. This is to slowly transition you back to healthy eating that can be maintained for life. If you’re not done losing, you return to the program after the Maintenance phase. If you’re done losing, Lindora doesn’t leave you high and dry after the program ends. You’re still able to continue Maintenance with the clinic, at no cost to you.
What’s Next for Me? Am I Done?
This is the lowest weight I’ve been at in more than 5 years, nonetheless, I’ve still got 70 more pounds to lose. That’s a lot! I plan to continue with Lindora, until I reach my goal. This is the first program, diet, regimen that has worked for me in many, many years. This is the first time in many years that I’m optimistic about reaching my weight loss goal. I couldn’t have got here without the help, encouragement, and support I’ve received from Lindora. My family and friends have been so supportive and so excited for me. I just want to continue on! I know that I’ll met my goal. That’s the sort of optimism I’ve not had in a long time!
Disclosure: I have been offered a 10 weeks with Lindora, in exchange for sharing my personal opinions and experiences with Lindora. All opinions are my own. I only share information about products, companies, and services I believe will be helpful for my readers. I’m losing weight and following the plan on Lindora and loving it!