The Beginners Guide to 2B Mindset
Beachbody’s 2B Mindset takes a different approach to weight loss. You won’t be depriving yourself while following this nutrition program. Instead, you’ll learn which foods to eat that will keep you full and satisfied.
I wasn’t sure about this program because it doesn’t feel restrictive enough. But that is when mindset comes in. You shouldn’t feel restricted in your weight loss journey. Society teaches us that we have to eat less to lose weight. But 2B Mindset teaches you how to eat more and still reach your weight loss goals.
What is 2b Mindset?
2B Mindset is a nutrition program from Beachbody on Demand. The approach of this program will change your mindset about food, your body, and losing weight. Instead of a diet that focuses on what you can’t eat, 2B Mindset has you focus on what you can eat so you feel full and satisfied.
This nutrition program is not a diet it is a lifestyle. You’ll be shifting the way you think about food., It’s possible to use the 2B Mindset principles for the rest of your life. It will show you how to get to and maintain your ideal weight. You’ll achieve these goals while eating foods you actually enjoy.
The 2B Mindset is also extremely easy to follow:
- No counting calories,
- No measuring food
- No cutting out food groups
- No deprivation or feeling hungry
How to get started with 2B Mindset
To get started with 2B Mindset you’ll have to have access to it from Beachbody on Demand. Then you’ll get digital access to all the training videos and resources.
If you are interested in combining this nutrition program with an exercise program you can purchase a total solutions pack.
With a total solutions pack you will get:
- A 30-day supply of Shakeology
- Shakeology Shaker Cup
- First 30 days of BODi access
- 2B Mindset program materials
- 2B Mindset Tracker
- Water Bottle
- Ilana’s best-selling book, You Can Drop It!
- 2B Mindset and Portion Fix digital nutrition programs
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How do you eat with a 2B Mindset?
There are four rules to follow for the 2B Mindset nutrition program:
- water first
- veggies most
- the scale
It’s essential to drink enough water each day. A lot of the time you may think you are hungry but you are actually thirsty. So one rule to follow is to drink 16 ounces of water before eating anything.
The best way to figure out how much water you need every day is to take your body weight and divide it in half. That number will be how ounces of water you should drink every day.
I’m sure you know that vegetables are good for you. Veggies are packed with water, vitamins, and minerals. Eating a lot of veggies for weight loss is important because it will keep you full and satisfied. You can have big delicious meals with the addition of more vegetables. It’s possible to lose weight while having big satisfying meals. You don’t have to feel starved to lose weight.
Through this program, you are going to find out that the scale is actually your friend. You are going to weigh yourself every day because it’s going to help you stay focused and keep you in the direction you want to be.
Instead of thinking of bigger goals like losing 10 pounds you are only going to focus on losing 2 pounds at a time. 2 pounds is a lot more attainable and when you reach that goal in a small amount of time it will encourage you to keep going.
So you will be weighing yourself every morning. The scale is there to help you. Because if you overdo it one day or maybe a couple of days the scale will tell you and help you get back on track.
Because no one is going to tell you if you gain weight. The scale is your accountability tool. When you know that you are weighing yourself every morning it gives you that awareness of your actions. You’ll be inspired when you see the trend of the scale going down.
The tracker is important because you’re going to want to track. You will be tracking your weight every day and what you eat. The food you’ll be tracking is anything you put in your mouth. If you eat it you track it.
That way you realize what’s working for you and what’s not. By the food choices you make. If you go on the scale and see that you lost weight then you know what you ate the day before was a good choice and you’ll want to repeat those again.
When you track your food you don’t have to worry about the amount you ate. You only have to track what the food was. Make sure if you eat it, you track it!
Tips for Success in 2B Mindset
- Drink water
- Eat More Veggies
- Meal Prep
Drink More Water
Make sure to drink enough water. You should drink at least half your body weight in ounces. So if you weigh 150 pounds plan on drinking 75 ounces of water every day.
Most of the time when we think we are hungry, we are actually thirsty. So when you feel like having a snack drink some water first, then go from there.
Check out this post with 7 tips for drinking more water.
Eat More Veggies
Vegetables are the main attraction of your meals while following 2B Mindset. Veggies are full of fiber and they will help you to feel full for a longer amount of time. So make sure to fill your meals with vegetables.
Meal prepping is always going to help you stay on track. It’s always easier to have food prepared ahead of time. Because when you’re starving it’s easier to choose not-so-healthy foods.
Meal prepping doesn’t have to be complicated. On the weekend you could roast some veggies and cook some chicken breast. Then during the week you can pull out those items from the fridge and throw together a quick meal.
Who is Ilana Muhlstein?
Iland Muhlstein is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and author of “You can lose weight happily.” She loves food and likes to eat lots of it. She knew that the only way she could lose weight and keep it off would be to figure out how she could stay full and satisfied along the way.
Since there was no eating program geared toward eating more, she decided to create her own. She lost 100 pounds using the 2B Mindset principles. Now she is able to share her tips, tools, and strategies to help others reach their weight-loss goals.
Common Questions/FAQ About 2B Mindset
What foods can you eat on 2B mindset?
Veggies and protein make you full and satisfied. Carbohydrates give us energy and carbs high in fiber give us sustained energy and are great for weight loss.
There is also another category called accessories. Accessories are things we use to make our foods flavorful. Examples are salad dressing, mayonnaise, ketchup, and barbeque sauce to name a few.
What is the difference between Portion Fix and 2B Mindset?
Portion Fix focuses on portion-control containers to measure food for guidance.
This nutrition program teaches you what and how much to eat to achieve a healthy balanced diet in order to lose and maintain weight.
2B Mindset focuses on simple nutrition, behavior patterns, and plate visualization methods. Also, you’ll learn how to approach meals in any situation. Including restaurants, parties, and vacations. Where it’s not always practical to measure food.
Is there a 2B mindset app?
2B Mindset does not have an app on its own. But you can track your meals in the Beachbody app. If you are old school and prefer pen and paper, you can you the 2B Mindset tracker.
Do you count calories in 2B mindset?
No, you don’t count calories in 2B Mindset. Instead, you use the plate-it method. Also, you’ll be tracking your food. You can do this on the Beachbody app or by using the 2B Mindset paper tracker.
Can you have snacks on 2B mindset?
Yes, you can have snacks on 2B Mindset. But make sure it’s a snack and you’re not snacking (don’t snack all day). If you’re feeling hungry, sit down have a snack, track it and move on.
Illana says the best time to have a snack, is mid-afternoon because your energy can start to slump. So you may need a pick me up.
When you do feel like having a snack make sure to drink your water first. Then if you’re still hungry grab some veggies to snack on. Because you want to make sure all meals start with veggies most.
You can also add protein if you want to stay full and satisfied. Especially if you are going to work out later in the day. Or if you know you’re going to have a late dinner. This way you can stay full and not be tempted to eat unhealthy options before dinner.
The Last Thing You Need to Know about 2B Mindset
2B Mindset is a simple way to lose weight. You don’t have to track the calories or measure the foods that you eat. You’ll focus on drinking more water and eating more vegetables.
You’re also encouraged to weigh yourself every day to access the food choices you made. Also, you won’t be restricting certain foods while following this program. So you can still eat the foods you enjoy.
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For myself, I find that tracking the food is the hardest part. I don’t always have my tracker with me. But I make sure to stick to the first two rules of drinking water and eating veggies.
I am new to this program so I can’t share my results yet. But I do like how no food is off-limits. What do you think? Is this a nutrition program you can follow? If you’re ready to get started let me know in the comments. I would love to do this with you!