Today is July 21, 2014.

Total weight loss after 14 weeks: 10.4 lbs. (4,7 kg.)

In 14 weeks I went from 183 lbs. (83 kg.) to 172.6 lbs. (78,3 kg.)

Below you can read my 90 day challenge testimonial.

90 day challenge

My name is Jens Holvoet. I’m 28 years old and was weighing 183 pounds (83 kg.) when I started my first 90 day challenge. This was my all-time high weight, so it really was time to roll up my sleeves and do something about it.

I may not look obese, but my BMI was still 29.80 (Obese Class I (Moderately Obese)). I was shocked when I read “Moderately Obese” on Wikipedia, as if I don’t have enough health issues already!

Because I have ME/CFS since my 14th, losing weight has always been extremely difficult for me. And ever since I got chronically fatigued I started to gain weight. I used to do sports every day for several hours and when that was no longer possible, I just kept getting bigger and bigger as time passed by.

I wanted to see results in the beginning because I knew this would motivate me to keep going. So during the first month of my challenge I refrained from alcohol, soda, cookies, chocolate and added sugars in general. After 4 weeks I was weighing 179 pounds (81,3 kg.), so I lost 4 pounds (1,7 kg.).

4 pounds may not seem much, but remember that this was merely the result of diet in combination with Skinny Fiber. Throughout the following weeks I started to go back to my previous (lesser healthy) diet again. The main reason why I didn’t gain the weight again was because I kept weighing myself. So every time I didn’t notice any more weight loss, I was able to take action and make up for a lost week.

Especially during the 3rd month I didn’t focus on my diet anymore. I kept losing a little bit of weight while still eating for instance pizza, pasta, fries, rice, potatoes and barbecued foods on a daily basis. I, however, never eat hamburgers though. I opt for chicken and turkey sandwiches instead and always try to eat a substantial amount of vegetables.

Eventually I lost 10.4 pounds (4,7 kg.) in 90 days. My weight is 172.6 pounds (78,3 kg.) and my BMI is 28. You can clearly see that my belly has shrunk. All this by doing very little effort and no exercise (on most days I don’t even get to walk for 30 minutes). I take Skinny Fiber 30 minutes before lunch and dinner or often earlier when I start to feel hungry. Although I wish to have lost more weight, the result is great for someone who never managed to lose any weight in the past.

The most important thing is that I know I can keep losing weight without depriving myself from calories. I also don’t have to eat like a rabbit every day to lose weight fast. The slow approach is working for me and the key is to never stop following up on my weight.

I don’t have a specific weight loss goal. My goal is to keep losing weight every week. If I succeed in that, I will eventually be at a weight that is healthy for me.

My Thoughts

I took this weight loss challenge very seriously during the first weeks. This resulted in losing 4 of the total 10 pounds in the first month. The interesting part is that I lost another 6 pounds in the other 2 months, when I didn’t follow a strict weight loss diet.

Don’t get me wrong though. I don’t recommend you to keep eating what you used to eat while trying to lose weight, because 9.9 times out of 10 this won’t work. I did consume less sugar and fat during the 90 day challenge, but I still eat fries, pizza and pasta daily.

In the first month I was constantly thinking about weight loss and when I didn’t lose much weight, I became frustrated. I highly recommend you to analyse your diet and if you’re regular snacker, focus on eating healthy snacks first. It’s often the unhealthy snacks that provide you with more calories than what you need that eventually make you fat.

I would still eat a cookie or chocolate once in a while, but only to reduce my hunger.I however, I still try to turn to fruit, vegetables or Skinny Fiber first instead of unhealthy snacks.

The secret to success and a meaningful life is to be conscious about the things you do. So in the end, I don’t think you do much harm by treating yourself to something sweet once in a while… as long as you keep tracking your weight. And tracking my weight is what I will do for the rest of my life from now on.