I did not lose any weight because I found it difficult to follow the programme. Am coming to the end of my 12 wks . In all fairness there's good help there but no help to navigate through the maze . Still don't know how to get to the shopping list or exercise videos in spite of taking a day off Frm work just to do that. Would have been excellent if there was someone to call and ask how to do the programme.
I've lost 33kgs in 10 months but I became obsessed
Losing weight was easy on this program, everything was at my disposal - meal plans, recipes, shopping list, exercise plans, support, motivational guidance, intuitive website - it is all fabulous and really was super easy for me to lose weight and improve my fitness.
I lost 14kgs in the first 12 weeks and continued on the program for the next 7 months losing 33kgs in total and getting to a healthy weight.
I found it difficult to stop losing weight even after increasing my calorie intake. I still pay for the program because I love the conve...nience of meal plans, the recipes are delicious and the exercise videos are great. I have increased my calorie intake to the highest available and my weight has stabilised. I'd love some additional videos for people returning to the program or those like me trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I have a tendency to become obsessed with things so I took the program very seriously which enabled me to achieve my goal but also caused problems with my health including a knee injury due to over training. My advice to people is that it's a great program and makes losing weight really easy if you are motivated to lose weight for the right reasons. Don't become obsessed with it, rest when your body needs it and take the weight loss slowly.
Did this with my wife about 3.5-4 years ago - now have a 3-year-old!
My wife and I did this together when we lived in Brisbane. It was definitely tough work but it was really fun doing it together and it stripped the fat off fast! Probably because I'm a bloke and I was eating the 1200 calories set for women - I lost 15+KG in the 12 week program - I was a little too skinny after it, and I have since then put it all back on! But the great thing about it, is the fact that I now know what I need to do to lose weight if I need to.
We were both the fittest we'd been since meeting and the result was she ended up pregnant which I believe is a lot to do with our health and the fact we had looked after our bodies better than ever before!
- Verified customer
I have done multiple rounds of 12WBT and it is life changing, if you follow the program! For anyone saying that they followed it 100% and didn't lose any weight, well, they are lying to themselves about that 100%. I used to be that person saying that I really eat well and workout all of the time, but nothing happens. Then, I met Michelle Bridges and she taught me that I was making tons of excuses. Once I owned up and followed the plan (weighing, measuring, counting everything), I looked and felt amazing. I do the program now because it keeps me...honest and on track. My family eats the meals along with me and, while I may add extra seasoning (not salt) here and there, we have plenty of tasty options to choose from. There are pages and pages of recipes to try. Workout options: gym, gym classes, home, workout video at home... And, you work to your own level. People who don't get what they want out of this program are not ready to be honest with themselves about what is holding them back. Change is tough, but so is being overweight, unhealthy, and immobile! Time to sign up for the March round!
Tasty food but didn't lose any weight
Did 12WBT for 9 weeks then gave up. My wife and I followed it perfectly and never cheated. Did every workout with maximum effort. A lot of time is spent on food prep and things can get expensive when 2 are following the diet. The food was delicious and I would make many of the recipes again. However I found the prescribed portions to be a bit big and we were force feeding ourselves sometimes. After nine weeks we had both put on about half a kilo so just gave up. Later I moved on to low carb and lost 7 kilos in a month.
Changed my life!!!!!!!!
amazing!!! its the most sustainable lifestyle change programme available out there. I lost 20kgs. I finished the 12WBT program 1 1/2 months ago but im still losing. It would make more sense if they gave members life long access to the program rather than making u pay over and over again fr something you've already done, Highly recommend it to everyone
I've been to weigh watchers, and tried countless things and the only way out for me was to do a lot of exercise (easy or hard) whenever I got the chance. I started using foot power instead of the car whenever possible, parked a few bus stops back from normal, run/walked as much as I could on the weekends (I'm not a runner - I just ran until I couldn't then I'd walk for a bit). A key thing was diet. Despite eating well I just wasn't losing weight. Then I came across a scientifically researched book about fasting. It's comprehensively documented ...and peer reviewed so it's accurate and proven. I'm on this at present and so far I've adapted well and feel hundreds of times better than I used to. Combined with some exercise I've been steadily losing weight without being a failure.. plus it's very cheap!
Food a bit tasteless
I already attend a gym and have a trainer so I have only used the meal plan. Meals are fairly tasteless as they have no salt. Taste much better with some salt added. Meals are also quite small. Unlike weight watchers, there are no"free" foods so if you are still hungry, tough! It is fairly cheap, however, at $200 for 12 weeks of meal and exercise plans.
Started 12WBT in mid Jan this year (2015) and have lost 22kg. My whole mindset towards food has now changed permanently and feeling great! The meals are delicious on 12WBT and the exercise plans are very easy to fit into your lifestyle. Thinking about joining?,don't think about it any longer...sign up today!
Changed my life
I don't usually write reviews but I remembered how much research I did into the 12WBT before I started it and I thought I would pass on my experience to others doing the same.
I did a beginners round for weight loss, and I couldn't recommend it more. It taught me invaluable skills and knowledge to do with my health and fitness, and now that the 12 weeks is over I'm still using them and am healthier than ever.
Like most things, it is what you make it, and if you're not willing to push yourself you won't get the results. But if you're committe...
I found the programme helpful. It introduced me to new ways of looking at my fitness levels and introduced many exercises that should be done on a regular basis. The food choices were interesting and some of the combinations I am still using today. I am not signing up for the next level because while I consider I have paid for the programme you are locked out upon completion so if like me you are not satisfied with your final fitness test you cannot then restart at the same level without dipping into your pocket once again.
I will stick to MyFitnessPal . Free and the support from the forums is awesome. Great ideas and group challenges. Dynamic.
Like others I may put the money saved into something for me.
Awesome programme and very structured. It is also a very flexible programme where you can customise your meal plan and change your exercise plan to suit where you want to train. Everything is given to you it is so easy to follow including your weekly shopping list. Love this programme that I have signed up for another round. The members and crew are very supportive and help you along your journey. I just love this programme. I started last round at the intermediate level and am now doing the advanced level and then will be looking at doing the ...lean and strong programme after this round. I have tried other plans but this one is the best one out there with great information and support and well worth the money. The support team are always there to answer your questions. All you have to do is email them and they answer your questions within 24 hrs. Get on to the forums and post to other members and you will find them extremely positive and helpful. Give it a try. Yes it may not be for everyone but it's what you make it and if you are prepared to stick to the programme you will get results.
The best thing I have ever done!
This program is fantastic. At a cost of $200 you receive 7 days a week (breakfast, lunch, dinner) meal plan that includes recipes for all snacks, exercise plans (which you can do at the gym, at home or outdoors), mindset videos (videos from michelle bridges herself which helps rid of all those bad habits!) and wonderful support from other 12WBT members, and support crew on a number of online forums. If you stick to this program, IT WORKS! I have lost 7 kg (a total of 11 kg over my weight loss journey) with the 12WBT program and am now signing up for a second round. If you are motivated and organised and looking to lose weight this is the program for you. If you're thinking about joining this program- DO IT. You'll be so glad that you did.
Become your best you!
I have fallen in love with this fitness program, notice I call it a fitness program because for me that is what it is. I am now fitter than I have been for years, could not be happier with my figure which is the best it could be and feel terrific. There is no issues with the program. I read negative reviews but really this is more about the people doing it. Every round there are people signing up who have been seriously obese their whole lives. Learning to stop overeating and relying on food for comfort is no doubt very difficult. Very few of t...hese people make it through the first week without going back to their old dietary bad habits and most appear to drop out. Occasionally a few break the barrier and lose the weight they really are heroes. But the program itself cant make you lose the weight if you have it to lose, you have to have the willpower and unfortunately a large number dont. For those without a real food problem this is the best way to become uber fit, get a great figure and feel terrific. I will probably stay on it for ever! $199 for a 3 month personal trainer you are kidding what could be cheaper, I get a new exercise routine everyday.
Best decision I've ever made.
Best money I've ever spent. Yes the workouts are tough and the food size takes a bit of getting used to but once you do it's easy. I didn't stick to the daily planner so much as chose things from the recipe base or other places that fell into the calorie allowance. I no ling crave cake, chocolate, lollies or anything sweet and I have gone from maybe 4 pieces of bread a day to I wrap for lunch. I wasn't a Michelle Bridges fan before and thought it was all a lot of hype about nothing but now I'm her biggest fan. She keeps me motivated especially during the workouts when I'm that sore I can hardly move. About to join round 2 and can't wait. I'm even going to work out Christmas morning!!
Not for me
What a great site this review site is. It gives everybody a chance to share their experience of the Michelle Bridges 12 wbt challenge. I would like to say we should all feel safe sharing our opinion, but looking at previous reviews and the judgmental responses it seems some reviewers would like us all to have a positive comment about this 12 week challenge.
Well, here I go, jumping in, and I’ll wait for the criticisms of my reviews because it is an honest personal opinion that some would not agree with.
I found this challenge is design...ed more for young, fit people, not for the over 50's. Although I am not new to exercise I found the exercise regime quite advanced, even though I was on the easier level. You have to be fully self motivated, there is no personal encouragement. Video encouragement is to the masses. The menu plans were not to my taste. Boring mainly.
Questions & Answers
How effective 12WBT is and how it help people
How much is the average food shop per week? i have done this before and lost a tonne but I remember thinking it was $$$
If your pantry is a healthy one and your regular shop is to , I found it was just really a tighten up on products I don't think it's any more expensive than a regular shop , I still believe this is one of the best deals around , it's not a diet it's a lifestyle change and the food is only turned to energy which I found got me more motivated because I wasn't eating garbage therefore had more energy and lost weight
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