The Game On! Diet: Kick Your Friend’s Butt While Shrinking Your Own is written by Krista Vernoff and Az Ferguson. Ferguson is the winner of the Body for Life challenge and he developed this plan to help Vernoff to lose weight after pregnancy.
This program utilizes the idea of competition and fun to help you to lose weight and get healthy. You will compete against your friends to earn points for completing goals related to daily exercise, healthy eating and positive lifestyle changes.
The program is centered on a game that you play in teams and involves earning points and winning prizes. Instead of focusing solely on weight loss you get to earn points by fulfilling goals related to changing eating patterns, getting enough sleep, drinking water and dropping bad habits.
This allows you to have fun while you are getting in shape without the stress that is commonly associated with dieting. The game lasts for four weeks and then the scores are added up and the team with the highest score wins.
By the end of the four weeks you should have some positive habits in place that will allow you to continue with a healthy lifestyle after the game has finished.
The basic structure of The Game On! Diet involves five meals a day that include lean protein, healthy fats, fruit and vegetables. Snacks are not permitted with the exception of cucumber and celery.
Dieters are allowed one free day every week as well as one 100-calorie treat each day. In addition you also have one free meal a week where you can eat whatever you like and have one unit of alcohol. Foods to avoid include sugar, white flour, candy, chocolate, deli meat, fried foods, soda, and full-fat dairy products.
Fruits, vegetables, eggs, seafood, chicken, turkey, lean meat, cottage cheese, avocado, nuts, seeds, olive oil.
Omelet with spinach, mushrooms and low fat cheese
Low fat yogurt with blueberries
Salad with grilled chicken breast and avocado
Apple with peanut butter
Salmon with asparagus sautéed in olive oil
Dieters earn points by exercising for at least twenty minutes a day, six days a week. This can include any activity that gets your heart rate up.
The Game On! includes an example of a high intensity interval training routine.
The Game On! Diet: Kick Your Friend’s Butt While Shrinking Your Own retails at $14.99.
The Game On! Diet includes a sensible eating plan with exercise recommendations that are suitable for almost all fitness levels.
This program is a fun way to change your lifestyle and the support from your friends as well as the competition factor may help to increase motivation for many dieters.
I’ve participated for as long as I can convince at least 1 friend to continue with me. At max. we had 11 people, and the final “con” listed (difficult to stick with…) simply meant for me that others didn’t want to continue following rules so dropped out. I never felt better, physically or psychologically. It was a thrill to realize that I could reverse the ageing expectations that I’d figured would just keep eating (forgive the pun) away at my health and energy.
My SuperWomen BootCamp classes just started this plan on Tuesday. It sounds really interesting and along the same lines of what I have been practicing for a year now. My class is really into this and my coach gives it two thumbs up!