“I had a couple of holidays lined up this summer and wanted to feel my best whilst abroad!
I’ve gained a good amount of knowledge with regards to my training and nutrition since I started following you guys, and find that the Cutting Guide are a great way of maintaining structure to smash set goals.
My favourite thing about the Cutting Guide are that they focus on specific targets and hold a massive amount of flexibility and variety. They allow you to get results whilst leading a normal lifestyle.”
In January this year, my second child was 4 months old and I was in the worst shape of my life. Honestly I couldn’t even blame baby weight anymore given that I had managed to put on 3kg over Christmas (a diet of quality street and red wine) and was now 13kg over my pre-pregnancy weight. ????
So I dug out my Bikini Guide (I had purchased it exactly a year previously 2 weeks before finding out I was pregnant) and it had been hiding out in my iPhone since. I’ll be honest, I’ve not been religious with it. The reality is as a stay at home mum to 2 kids, gym 4 times a week, every week was a big ask especially as there were other activities I wanted to fit in – getting back to playing touch rugby for example. The food I was better with, and very dedicated initially – I tracked 100+ straight days in MyFitnessPal (including the cheat days and sometimes cheat weeks) before gradually slowing on that too. And then there are the holidays and visitors and illnesses (mine and the kids) and other life things that would put me off track for a week or two here and there. But ultimately none of that mattered because what I had learnt and gained by using the Bikini Guide in the meantime made all the difference – I had a varied and challenging work out plan that I could follow when I was in the gym, and I had changed my diet dramatically. If I feel myself falling off the meal wagon or my progress slowing, I just pop back in to MFP and track for a few days to refresh my mind on what I should be eating and when.“So here I am 5 months on from the worst shape of my life to not quite the best but a full 11kg down. I still have a couple kilos to go and I’d like to add some more definition and lose the last of the baby belly pouch that’s hiding under my trousers, but I also feel stronger than I have in years. I can do full body push ups for the first time in my adult life, I’m fit enough to play touch rugby again and I’ve discovered that I actually really enjoy lifting, pushing and pulling heavy weights! And I’ve learnt that I don’t have to be “on it” 100% of the time – I’ve found a routine that’s probably not intense or fast enough for some, but one that keeps the balance in my life and has provided gradual but consistent progress. I’ve changed my lifestyle sufficiently that I can have off days and even off weeks and know that I can still keep moving forward. Most importantly, I’m enjoying myself – instead of making excuses not to go to the gym, I’m trying to find ways to fit it in. I have about 6 weeks of visitors and holidays and general down time ahead of me now, but while I won’t be perfect I know I can get through it without totally overindulging. And I’m already looking forward to August when I’ll get the latest Bikini Guide, open up MyFitnessPal and crack on with those last few kilos!
“Hey guys. Just wanted to message and say thanks for creating the Cutting Guide , as it has helped me massively in the past 5 months.
Really enjoying the workouts, and more than anything the guide itself is really educational.
The Cutting Guide made things simple and easy to follow, whilst giving a good foundation of information on how to the implement it into my lifestyle (not become a slave to a fitness regime).
My goal was to shed down my body fat before starting to gain some muscle, and I achieved that whilst actually gaining strength in some areas!
I would definitely recommend the guide to anyone considering a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle whilst getting lean at the same time.”
How Has LDNM Affected You Both Physically & Mentally?
“Since doing the LDNM Bikini Guide, my confidence has improved massively. I suffer with bipolar and I have found that exercising has made me feel happy and confident, and this new found confidence in the way I look and feel has completely turned around my anxiety too. When I begun the guide I was 14 stone, and now I weigh 10st 5lbs, I am so happy”!
Why Would You Recommend LDNM To Others.
“I would one million percent recommend this guide to anyone and everyone, I have never found a guide so easy and straightforward to follow, everything is covered when it comes to what and when to eat, and the workouts are comprehensive, demanding and yet fun”.
How old are you?
Where do you live?
What is your occupation?
Corporate project manager / Uni Student
What was your typical diet like before and what is it like now? (Breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacks).
As a first year Uni student, working long hours and not getting home until late, my diet was all over the place. I gained a lot of weight over the course of a year and was eating “easy food”. Packaged food, premade food and fast foods in large amounts. The brilliant thing that I changed was what I was eating and how much of it I was eating. The Cutting Guide enabled me to eat fantastic food that was easy, simple and affordable, and also still enjoy the foods some people see as bad, but in the right quanitites. The food was able to fill me up a lot easier so I didn’t eat as much. I found my stomach shrunk very quickly and what started out as a diet, soon became a healthy lifestyle. Many say, “it’s hard to keep the weight off” but the fact is that the LDNM lifestyle is a better standard of living just because it still lets you enjoy life, unlike other weight loss programs which take it away. I am still able to go out and have fun with friends and family and eat fantastic food, but LDNM teaches you to know where you must work and reduce your intake in other areas. As for the training within the guide, it was so varied, fun and never got boring, I love it!.
Was there a particular moment when you look back that you decided you wanted to change your lifestyle? Were you bullied? Was something said by someone? Was there a particularly embarrassing situation? (If you can go into as much detail as possible here that would be great).
As bad as it sounds, my weight loss started with my girlfriend leaving me. I was working too hard and not enjoying life and this caused me to gain a lot of weight. I have had many years of being a “Big” person and decided that this was the time to start over and create a better person. I looked up to people like JE and TGE who are high up in the business world but still maintained a high level of fitness. I never thought it was possible as I found it hard to manage my intense career with fitting in a workout but the boys at LDNM and their Cutting Guide showed me it could be done.
Who helped motivate you to lose weight/transform yourself?
The entire team at LDNM is fantastic but TGE is an inspiration to me in all aspects of life. His story and his day to day life was the motivation to show me what I could have if I put in the hard work. TGE shows exceptional work/life balance and this carries through in the LDNM workout guides. They simply cannot be compared to other plans as this is a lifestyle, not a diet.
Why LDNM, how did you hear about them?
Again, TGE was how I found LDNM. Through our mutual love of cars, I found TGE’s YouTube channel and obviously LDNM had a big presence in it. In particular, his burnouts, biceps and burgers series.
How long have you been following the LDNM guides for/using their products?
I started on the Cutting Guide in early February 2017 and have loved every minute of it. I am able to fit the workouts into my busy day and the use the guide to help me monitor my weight. The information that the guide gives you is simple fantastic as it lets you understand your body and now I am at a stage where I know the guide so well that it has become a part of my life.
Heaviest weight before transformation and leanest weight now?
Heaviest – 118kg Leanest – 94kg Lost -24kg
Waist and a clothes measurements before/after
Can’t give exact figure but I was on the last ring on my belt and now I had to put two new holes at the bottom because it doesn’t fit me.
How Has LDNM Positively Affected You Both Physically & Mentally?
“I have been feeling so much happier with myself and my body since doing the Bikini Guide, and that has had such a positive impact on everything else. Having such a clear guide that takes you through every step is something I was lacking and once I got used to it all it was easy to do, enjoyable, and crucially can work with a busy work, or social life, this then means you can stick to it, and I’ve seen such amazing results”.“I haven’t been monitoring my actual weight for 2 reasons, muscle weighs more than fat and I drink a lot of water! As the guide encourages you to track by progress photos and not scale weight, I’ve done just that and been going by visual and mental results, I didn’t want to be too focused on a number as they number is made up of so many different things and really its how you look that matters to me…”
Why Would You Recommend LDNM To Others?
“LDNM takes the hard and difficult parts of fitness and makes it easy for you to use. For me working out what I needed to do and when always put me off fitness but they also go that extra step to explain it all in detail so you can better understand it. LDNM have such a wide range of products also which can help you with your fitness routines. It’s also so good that the team are there to answer any questions you have, with their unrivalled support”.
How has LDNM affected you both physically and mentally?
“Before I started the Cutting Guide I smoked and lived on takeaways and did love a beer or 2 most nights. It was when my eldest son got into football, that I really had a wake up call. I could hardly play as I was so out of breath, this really hit home, and I knew it was time to change my life style.
After spending days on internet looking for the best diets and exercises LDNM kept coming up and after reading the reviews and watching a few videos it was nothing but positive.
I joined the gym and having the guide to follow I had a bit of confidence going in there as it was easy to follow so made me look like I knew what I was doing, and gave me the clear structure I both wanted and needed.
I have now lost a total of 4 stone using the guide, and I have never felt better. Not only do I now
feel more confident in myself, but my fitness has now also improved so much, and I can now enjoy playing football with my son until he has had enough.
I’ve completely transformed my lifestyle; stopped smoking and hardly drink now only on special occasions (although the guide doesn’t ban alcohol). I feel great and never been so healthy thanks to the guide and its incredible nutrition plan”.
Why Would You Recommend LDNM To Others?
“I highly recommend the guides to anyone as they are easy to follow, and it doesn’t matter what your background in fitness is. If you ever have any problems or questions the LDNM team are quick to respond to help out with their unrivalled support. I also highly recommend using their products also and love their supplements and clothing too”.
The combination of third year stress and anxiety and a wonderful boyfriend to hang out with every night meant that for the past year all I was doing was eating eating eating. Consuming over 150 grams of refined sugar daily, eating pizza every other meal, and lord knows how many bags of quavers went in my gob!After taking photos of myself (left) 3 months ago, I decided to sign up to the LDNM Bikini Guide as a desperate plea to change the way I looked, felt, and how I was treating my body.’ ….
“On reflection their Bikini Guide has been the best thing to happen to me this past year and I’ve never felt better. I’ve gone vegetarian (out of choice and the guide works for vegetarians too), cut out sugar, controlled my portions, get to the gym 4 times a week and just lived a bit healthier and as a result of this, lost 19lbs/8.6kg, nominalised the excess amount of cellulite from my bum and thighs, started to get abs showing, lifted weights I never thought I could, and dropped a dress size… Im SO happy’
“I’m so happy in my own skin finally and could not have achieved this without the Bikini Guide giving me a push in the right direction, and the unrivalled support from the guys…”
The Latest Updates From Scarlett!
We pride ourselves on our guides giving sustainable results, and so we always love seeing how people maintain their results long-term and don’t fall victim to the rebound effect that sadly unsustainable plans result in. Over 6 months on and here’s what Scarlett had to say;
“Hey guys, just wanted to update you on my LDNM Progress! The reason I started the Bikini Guide in the first place was to be bikini ready and confident for my trip to Bali.
Even though I’ve come off the guide whilst being here and enjoyed 4 weeks of amazing beaches, pizzas and mojitos, my body has still sustained at a steady weight and I’m so happy I made it to Bali confident and excited about being in a Bikini. However, I genuinely can’t wait to get back on the guide from the beginning when I’m home and build some muscle back up, mega thanks lads!”.