I am a firm believer that when it comes to getting fit what you consume is the driving force in reaching your goals… unless you have some awesome metabolism and are lucky enough to eat all my favorite things such as pizza, carbs, ice cream, wine, etc. and not gain a pound. Unfortunately for me, I can’t do eat those things (beside in moderation) without it all going straight to my love handles, thighs, and a$$.
I don’t believe in diets such as Keto, Atkins, Weight Watchers… you catch my drift. I don’t want to offend anyone, believe me, that is not my intention what so ever, and perhaps “believe” isn’t the right word. Ultimately, I just feel that if you are eating clean and filling your body with nutrients, you don’t need to cut certain things out. I just wanted to share what I have been doing the last few weeks in regards to my nutrition. It’s simply what works for me! If other stuff works for you, that’s amazing, and you do you.
I don’t count my calories, but what I have been doing is fixed nutrition or in other words portion control so I am eating within a certain number of calories. I am not trying to sell you on Beachbody, but for me the 21 Day Fix Containers have been working great. When you purchase the containers, they come with a book that gives you all the information and how to determine what bracket you are in. For me I eat around a 1,200-1,500 calories a day. I get two carbs, two fruits, four proteins, three veggies, one healthy fat, two teaspoons of oils/butters, and one container of seeds/dressings. All of these fit into color coded containers so I know what I am eating and how much I am suppose to eat.
In a short summary, I wanted to share what I have been eating on a regular basis. I have to admit that I have been doing awful on the weekends, but I am well aware that I need to buckle the heck down! Monday through Friday I am proud to say I am doing pretty well.
AM: oatmeal, a fruit, tsp. of peanut butter and a protein
Typically, I do half a banana or berries in my oatmeal mixed with the PB. I hard boil eggs and have two with my oatmeal. Sometimes Coach has AM workouts, and will come home before I leave and make me eggs. I’m a lucky girl 😉 I have tried egg whites in my oatmeal mixed with a banana and that also is very good! You can find that recipe on Pinterest. Just type in egg white oatmeal.
AM Snack: Shakeology mixed with spinach and sometimes a fruit
If I don’t put a fruit in my shake, I will eat it for lunch.
Lunch: Over the last few weeks, I have done taco salad, lettuce turkey wraps, and this week I am doing chili!
PM Snack: veggie and sunflower seeds
If I know I’ll be eating a salad, I won’t have seeds because I save my orange container for the dressing.
Over the last few weeks we have had zuchinni boats, chicken salsa, turkey breast tenderloin with a veggie, meatloaf, stuffed peppers, sloppy joes, etc. Basically it is a meat, veggie and sometimes a carb.
What I like most about the fixed nutrition is that I am still eating everything I like to eat, just in right amounts! If anything, I struggle to eat all of the containers that I am suppose to. It’s a lot of food honestly, but it’s the “right” food. I am HUGE on if you don’t eat enough, you’ll never lose. We are lucky to live in a generation where Pinterest and Google gives us so many ideas on healthy options and great recipes. If you have any questions, comments, etc. please let me know!
I can’t stress enough that this is just what works for ME (and thousands of other people). It doesn’t mean it is for everyone though. AGAIN, YOU DO YOU. When it comes down to it though, I feel that one of the biggest reasons with obesity is the fact that we don’t know how much we should be eating because we live in a country where everything is super size! Don’t get me wrong, I love America more than anyone, but I think we can all agree that our portions are a problem.