Poornima, a young mom, was finding it difficult to lose the extra kgs that had come with pregnancy. As she was still nursing her young baby, she was particularly concerned about going on a 'diet' to lose weight. She wanted to focus on learning to eat better, and getting to a healthier weight but without compromising on nutrition.
This is when she heard about D9's health coaching programme and decided to give it a go after checking with her doctor. With its focus on healthy eating combined with other key lifestyle factors including exercise and sleep, the Daily9 not only helped Poornima lose excess weight, but also helped her to learn how to manage her cravings, busting myths about carbs and sleep along the way.
Hear about her experience in her own words:
"It was in Nov-Dec-2017 that I heard my Quad friends starting to discuss about D9's programme. I was roughly in my second quarter training with The Quad and was quite happy to have been showing improvement in mobility and strength. I wasn’t too focussed on weight loss as i had convinced myself that weight loss is going to be slow post pregnancy.
When I was explained about the D9 rules completely in Jan-2018, I was very happy to know that we were going to be backed up by a team of certified, in-house nutritionists who will be guiding us through the 8 weeks. But like every other new mother, I was apprehensive to go on a calorie deficit diet because I was, then, still nursing my 15 month old daughter and feared if i would deprive her of any nutrition. I was also afraid to take supplements like Whey on a daily basis.
So I reached out to both Quad’s nutrition team and my paediatrician and got a GO for the diet.
So, finally, I started the programme at 64.3 kg, with the hope that, if i follow the rules meticulously, may be i can lose 2-3 kgs. But I was surprised to see that by just adhering to 9 rules, I had lost approx 2.5- 3 kgs and several cms around the waist, in the first two weeks itself. This gave me the confidence to give my 100% to the 9 rules for the rest of the challenge. Week after week it was an out-of-the-world feeling to see kgs and inches drop consistently that left me feeling lighter and stronger. I had not realised , that I had lost 8 kgs(56.8kgs) by end of 8 weeks and had gone from a Size L ( M in some brands) to an XS.
But beyond weight and inch loss, the biggest take away for me from the programme was that I began enjoying food. I ate my dessert guilt free because I now know where I could compensate and cut down to make up for it on the next day and that I was just a meal away from eating clean. I was not afraid of carbs anymore and learnt to see the macros in the diet and portion control them. I had also got better perspective about sleep and training quality by end of 8 weeks.
Overall, it was not easy, but it was definitely worth it. The 8 weeks will remain to be the most memorable journey in my life and i am so thankful to The Quad and the D9 team for bringing this change in my life"