January 01, 2018

I wanted to share 3 tips to my success with my foodnutrition.

3 Tips To My Success With My Food Nutrition
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I hate being on a diet, restricting myself. I love food. I get comfort from food; I'm an emotional eater. The nutrition aspect of my health and fitness journey has always been tough. I'm grateful I have a pretty good metabolism. I'm able to eat, pretty much what I want. I keep it pretty healthy, but then when we would go out, I would pretty much eat whatever I wanted.

Recently it was just catching up with me. I was indulging way too much. I knew I needed to make some changes. I went back to the 21 days fix extreme nutrition program, and it uses these color-coded containers.

I had let myself go. Zero control over my choices at this point. I have to reign it in, and I'm going to do this. No excuses, no cheats. I am doing this by the book.

The last time I chose to stick by this plan was by far been my most successful. 21 Day Fix Meal Plan. I want to share with you why I think that is and how I did it. I ate the same thing for breakfast. The same thing for my morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack every single day.

3 Tips To My Success With My Food Nutrition

That's my first big tip. Keep it simple.

I know some people need more variety than that, but I have to keep it simple when it comes to healthy eating. I know something tastes good and I like it, then I'm just going to keep eating it.

With the dinners, I would switch up the dinners. I chose like four or five meals that fit in the nutrition plans and that I liked, and that's what I made for two weeks straight.

I did those four or five meals. I would eat leftovers one or two nights from those, and then I'd make them all again the next week. So keeping it simple has been huge for me in this journey.

Speaking of keeping it simple, rotisserie chicken is like a mainstay on our meals. I do rotisserie chicken, get some frozen vegetables. Boom, you have a healthy meal. So keep stuff like that in mind too.

Plan For Flexibility

Having flexibility like that with some of your meals, too, makes it helpful where you can. Leave maybe something off the sandwich or the salad, then having that something later on in your day. That kind of flexibility was nice.

The next thing I did this time around is I allowed myself little indulgences. Now you have to be very careful when it comes to this. And some of you who have a lot of weight to lose may want to be more careful. It will take longer to get the results you are moving towards.

A slice of cake and tea — a perfect pairing for any day.
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These little indulgences made it not miserable. When I go all-in on a program, and I say no excuses. I'm not going to have one crumb of something I'm not supposed to have. I become angry and bitter, and I hate feeling that constraint. So for me, these little indulgences made this not miserable.

Something else that I'm a huge fan of if you have a lot of weight to lose or you're on a time crunch. You probably are going to need to go through that whole plan with no excuses reason.

One of my favorite tips is to incorporate a scheduled cheat meal into your nutrition plan. I would do no more than two a week, but it depends on your goals. This is just my experience, so don't hold it against me.

I love to incorporate one to two cheat meals per week. This gives me something to look forward to. There is nothing harder than eating your grilled chicken and vegetables when you are like, there's no end in sight.

You have to have a plan, know what you're generally eating over the next few days, and don't forget to plan for the weekend.

That's another area that I struggle with, planning! I have meals already for Monday through Thursday, and then Friday through Sunday. I don't have though the groceries in the house. Then the next thing I know, we are eating out and making another poor choice.

Don’t Forget
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Have a plan not just for the week, but also for the weekends. I hope these tips helped. I wish you the best of luck on your health and fitness journey.

You are worth the investment of taking the time and maybe even money to invest in your health. You are worth it. Good luck.

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