Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: I could never be on a diet
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I could never be on a diet

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Top and Pants:  TJ Maxx

"What can you eat on this diet of yours?"  I get this question all of the time.  Or I’ll get the typical “I would never be able to diet.”  Even though I have changed my diet, I don’t eat salads every day.  In fact I HATE most salads.  There are very few (all of them are my mom’s) that I actually enjoy eating and would think to myself “gosh I wish I could have a salad right now.”  Other than that, I hate them and feel like I’m eating rabbit food.

I seriously give props to those people who eat salads every day and are totally content with life.

I actually eat a lot of healthy food, and a lot of food in general.  However, be prepared when I show you some of the recipes (listed below) I’ve shared for Shape Up Saturdays because you won’t believe that there is actually a healthy alternative for some of these foods.  Another problem as well is you can't look at it as a diet because diets come and go.  You have to look at this as a lifestyle change.

I wanted to also touch base with how I fuel my body.  First and foremost, you need to stay hydrated.  I go into more detail with all of my challenge groups as to why, but let’s just say this helps speed up the metabolism.  The way to figure out how much water you should drink in a day is taking your weight and dividing it by two.  The number you’re left with is how many oz you should have in a day.  Also, coffee and tea don’t count because they are diuretics.  These actually dehydrate you.  Since I drink coffee I usually drink a cup of water for every cup of coffee I drink.  I basically end up with a gallon a day.  On top of that I eat throughout the day.  Instead of eating 3 big meals I eat 5-6 small meals.  It’s actually better for you to eat every 2-3 hours rather than starving yourself.  Everyone always says, well yea because then when you sit down to eat you eat more than you should.  Yes, that is also the case with some people, but there’s another reason why you should eat every few hours.  When you wait to eat three big meals in a day you’re actually making your body go into starvation mode which then in turn ends up being worse.  Your body starts storing fat and slowing down the metabolism because it’s not sure when it will eat again as opposed to burning fat because your body is constantly in motion so to speak.  I eat in specified portions.  The great thing about the 21 day fix is the program comes with portion control containers and if it fits in the container you can eat it.  The most important part is eating all of the containers that are assigned to your weight loss plan.  Also, don’t ever underestimate the size of these things.  They look small but you get A LOT of food out of them.  If you’re looking to purchase some let me know and I can go over details and answer any questions you may have.  I start a new challenge group on Monday so I still have room for a few people!

Ok, let’s move on to the most important part of this post.  The foods that I can eat and their recipes.  Below will be pictures of everything I’ve uploaded onto the blog so far, but I have so many more in store for you that include Chicken Parmesan, Cauliflower Rice, and some Shakeology Recipes!  Let’s get into some past recipes, shall we?


















   


**Please note, I am not a nutritionist or personal trainer.  Please consult with a professional prior to doing any of the workouts on this blog.  These are the workouts that I do and work for me, however if you are concerned with your form or if you are able to do these please contact your doctor.  Please also check with your doctor or nutritionist if the food/recipes that I'm posting are ok for your diet.

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