Why is Portion Control so essential to your Weight and Health?
1. Overeating causes your stomach to stretch
Have you ever thought about what happens when you feel beyond full? You probably are beyond full! When you overeat, you cause your stomach to stretch out causing you to need more food the next time you eat in order to feel full and satisfied.
Eating too Fast may be causing you to overeat!
Eating too fast is something we don’t necessarily think of as a problem when it comes to nutrition, but it actually is! When you eat too fast you don’t allow your body a chance to recognize it has had enough food. Eating too fast can cause your body to not realize it is full when it actually is and then we overeat.
Portion control ensures your body is getting what it needs in the right amounts so you don’t stretch your stomach, even if you do end up eating too fast!
2. Your Body can only utilize so much of a nutrient at one time
Your body can only use so much of any nutrient at one time and what isn’t used is stored! For example, you can only use so much protein at one time and the rest is converted to glucose (sugar) which is then converted to fat.
You don’t want to convert and store fat, you want to use all of the protein and burn through it and then eat more when your body needs more fuel.
3. Digestion is hard Work
Your body works hard to breakdown what we put in it, so why make that process harder by putting too much in there? Smaller amounts of food taken in more frequently throughout the day, allows your body to work most efficiently. If you think about a car, overfilling the gas tank just makes a mess, the gas spills out and has to go somewhere. Overfilling your body cases the excess to spill out into fat stores.
4. Increased Energy
If your energy level is important to you, portion control should matter to you as well! Eating smaller amounts of food more frequently throughout the day will keep you from crashing throughout the day. Think about how you feel if it has been too many hours since your last meal. Do you get irritable and hangry? Do you start to feel tired and sluggish? Do you have trouble focusing? Your body needs fuel to function the way it is intended to and the way you want it to!
Your metabolism and energy level go hand in hand. Portion control plays a HUGE roll in this.
When you put food into your body, your metabolism speeds up and starts working the way you want it to. This is why breakfast is important. Breakfast literally means break fast. You are fasting while you sleep. Your body is not getting water or food for several hours. It is important to eat breakfast to fire that metabolism back up.
This is why it is important to be eating every 2.5 to 3 hours throughout the day. You want to keep that metabolism firing and your energy hight.
Eating smaller portions of food throughout the day is key to preventing your stomach from over-stretching, allows your body to digest nutrients most efficiently, keeps your energy high throughout the day and ultimately leads to healthy and sustainable weight loss.
Portion Control Is The BETTER Way
Portion control allows you freedom and control in your nutrition. You will eat to fuel your body properly for maximum nutrient absorption healthy digestion and increased energy. You will NOT cut out crucial macronutrients.vYou will eat to be full without over stretching your stomach. You can reach your goal weight in a healthy and sustainable way!
For more information on the portion control plan and program I both use and coach others through, check out my last BLOG POST.
Do you feel like you eat healthy, but the weight just won't come off?
Do you know you need to make a change, but just don't know where to begin?
Do you wish someone would tell you what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat?
Do you want to start "eating better" but don't want to have to make separate meals from your family?
If you said "yes" to any of these, you will want to continue reading!
You are NOT alone!
There is so much information out there that it seems impossible at times to know where to start. There is so much BAD information out there that instead of helping ourselves, we often times are hurting our chances for success.
We have been conditioned to think that in order to be healthy we have to eat things our families would never eat!
I discovered a system that forever changed the way I look at and approach food. I learned the value of eating a balance of whole foods in proper portions. I discovered that food doesn't have to be boring or complicated to properly fuel my body to get the results I wanted.
I figured out that I don't have to cut out food groups or my favorite foods and can still lose the weight and keep it off and I want to share all about it with you!
Take a look at The Ultimate Portion Fix!
Stop trying to guess how to reach your goals and stop chasing "fad" diets that may help you in the short term but hurt you in the long run!
This program won't just address what, how much and when to eat, but you will learn why this works. You will gain an understanding that will help you stick with it.
Learn how sugar addiction sabotages us! Discover how we let our mindset and emotions get in the way.
This program is simple, flexible, sensible, scientifically backed and proven to yield results. You will have the tools, resources and support you need to be successful.
If you are not 100% satisfied and seeing results in the first 30 days, you can even get your money back! I don't know of any reason not to give this a try!
I am in the process of becoming a certified master coach in this program. My group is forming now and I want you to be a part of it! Join my FREE informational group to learn more!
If you want to have more, you have to become more. Success is not something you pursue. What you pursue will elude you; it can be like trying to chase butterflies. Success is something you attract by the person you become." -Jim Rohn
Do you feel like you are missing out in life and falling short in various areas? Do you want more but can't figure out why you aren't getting it? The truth is, we must grow into the person that is ready to receive more!
There are so many ways to grow, but we must make a conscious effort to do it. I started taking personal development seriously a few years ago and it has transformed me in ways I could have never imagined. I was NEVER a reader growing up, but now I can't get enough! I am continually listening to one and reading another.
It can be crazy overwhelming deciding where to get started! The truth is, just start somewhere, pick a darn book and dive in.
If you are reading or listening and it's not jiving with you, stop. There is no shame in that! We are too busy to reading things that don't resonate with us or meet us where we are.
My best advice to choosing a book is to figure out what area you are wanting to work on in that moment. It is amazing how awesome google can be, but I guarantee if you throw the question out on social media, you will have friends and family that will make amazing recommendations.
I thought I would share with you my top 10 personal development books I think everyone should read. I do have some other favorites, but they are niche specific. These are the big ones for EVERYONE.
Real growth and change doesn't happen just by reading or listening to these books, although, that is a start! The real change happens by internalized what is being consumed and then applying what is learned! Real growth will happen in the ACTIONS taken!
I would love to hear what books you would add to the list! Please share your comments with me, I am always on the hunt for my next great read.
The way you look at your life is what will ultimately make you happy or unhappy. When you become consumed by negative beliefs or assumptions, you will find that you are unhappy with your life. Eventually, your perception will become your reality, so changing your mindset can make a huge difference in your life. A negative mindset tends to cloud your judgment, making it hard to tell if the negative thoughts you are experiencing are outside yourself or inside your psyche. Here are four signs that it's time to change your mindset and improve your life.
You Constantly Focus on Everything That’s Wrong
If you are always fixating your attention on the disappointments and worries in your life, this is a sure indication that your mindset is tainted with negativity. To begin to change this mindset, take some time to think about those things in your life that you are thankful for because it will help keep the negative thoughts from completely overwhelming your perspective.
You Won’t Face the Truth
Complaining about reality won't change it. Relentlessly complaining, is ultimately your refusal to acknowledge and accept the truth. There are things in your life that you just can't change, and refusing to see the world as it is, results in you no longer being able to tell fact from fiction. Take action and change those things that you can and accept those that you can’t.
You Become Angry When Your Expectations Aren’t Met
Your expectations are a large part of your mindset. They are what you believe to be necessary and possible. If you are always angry that the people in your life, or when even you yourself, are not meeting expectations, it means that your expectations were unrealistic, to begin with. Our expectations are what lay the groundwork for our experiences, and if we have unrealistic expectations, we will never be satisfied with our life.
You See Yourself as a Victim
Continually seeing yourself as a victim, hinders your ability to change things and build a better life for yourself. This victim mentality is generally a by-product of low self-esteem. The only way to change this mindset is by deciding to reject the victim role and start creating something better for yourself.
Changing your mindset isn’t easy, but it is one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself. Learn how to recognize a negative mindset and become empowered to make the changes necessary to become more positive about your life.
If you want to find any success in your life, you need to set goals. Without having goals for yourself, you will lack focus and direction in your life. Not only do goals allow you to take control of your life, but they also provide you with the benchmarks for determining your success. Setting a goal is the process that begins with your careful consideration of what you want to achieve and ends with you putting in the hard work to achieve it. Here are five secrets of goal setting that will set you up for success.
Set Goals that Motivate You
If you have limited interest in the outcome of your goals, or they are irrelevant to the bigger picture, your motivation to work on achieving them will be low. Set goals related to the high priorities in your life. It requires a commitment to achieve your goals, so to ensure you achieve success, you need to set specific goals that motivate you.
Set SMART Goals
For your goals to be powerful, they need to be SMART. To increase your chances of success, your goals need to be:
Write Down Your Goals
When you physically write down your goal, it becomes real and tangible. It eliminates any chance that you will forget about it. Be sure to frame your goal statement positively to help increase the rate of retention. Post your goals someplace where you will see them every day as a constant reminder of what you want to achieve.
Make an Action Plan
Often, we get so focused on the outcome of our goals, that we forget to create a plan of action for accomplishing them. Take the time to write down the individual steps that you will need to take to achieve your goals. As you complete each level, cross it off so you can visually see the progress that you are making.
Stick with It
Goal setting is an ongoing activity, not merely a means to an end. Keep yourself on track by creating reminders, and schedule regular blocks of time to sit down and review your goals and progress. You want to make sure that the relevance, necessity, and value remain high as you work toward accomplishing your goals.
Setting goals are more than merely saying you want something to happen. To find success, you need to clearly define exactly what you want and understand why you want it in the first place. Implement these steps in all your goal setting endeavors and watch as you accomplish each one.
Confidence was crucial when I was was playing competative sports. Those with unshakeable confidence typically were most successful. So, what came first, the chicken or the egg? Were they confident because they were good or were they great because they were confident? You did catch that change in wording, right? I believe when someone is good at something they can gain a certain level of confidence, but to truly be great, I believe you must be confident first.
Thank goodness I am not actually here to debate that issue!
I do want to talk about confidence and its importance in being successful in our every day lives. I don’t know that anyone would deny that the more confident we are the better we set ourselves up for success.
So, how do we go about building confidence?
7 Steps to Building Confidence
1. Fill your head with positive thoughts and images and then think on them and speak them out loud.
Our thoughts and words have tremendous power! Speak affirmations! Use strong words when you talk about yourself and what you want to do and be. Stop shrinking! Affirm what you want and who you want to be daily!
Visualize success! When you can truly see and feel it, you are better equipped to reach it. What you see will become your reality, so see yourself as strong and confident. See yourself as being successful. See yourself achieving your goals!
2. Keep showing up, especially when things are hard. Action will build confidence!
Start by showing up for the things you enjoy in life. Showing up every day and taking some sort of action reminds you of things you are capable of. As you are more comfortable with that, start doing things that you find more challenging and things that may scare you. Don’t stress out about being awesome at them, just keep showing up and doing them! Taking action will continue to grow your confidence.
3. Set small goals along the way that you can achieve and celebrate on your way to bigger goals.
Goals and Goal setting are HUGE. It is important to set goals that are challenging and that scare you a little, but it’s important to also break those goals down into smaller, more manageable chunks.
As you achieve some of your smaller goals you will gain confidence and momentum to keep moving forward.
4. Be aware of and continually work on your posture (body language).
Social psychologist Amy Cuddy revealed, in her 2012 TED talk, that standing or sitting with certain poses for as little two minutes raises testosterone levels and lowers cortisol (the stress hormone).
When was the last time you took a deep breath and sat up straight with your head held high? Do that next time you have to make a tough phone call or send out a hard message. That small change in your posture gives you a better feeling of confidence.
If you really want to feel like a bad a$$, stand in the wonder woman pose before difficult conversations!
5. Faith it til you make it and Act the part.
Don’t just fake it til you make it, but faith it. Know you will get where you want to be! Act the part. If you don’t feel confident, pretend you are. Stand like you are, talk like you are, ACT like you are! It is amazing how playing the part will help your confidence grow!
6. Stop comparing yourself with others.
"Comparison is the thief of joy.” Well, it’s also the killer of confidence! Comparing yourself with others may have you start second guessing yourself or feeling less than you are, so just stop it now. Don't do it!
7. Surround yourself with Confident People.
Who you spend time with matters. You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with! If you want to increase your confidence, start spending time with people that are confident!
Confidence is important! Confidence helps us push past our fears and leads to decisive action. It helps us perform better and can even improve our relationships! It's time to start paying attention to our confidence levels and continually look to increase them!
You are being bombarded with information about your health and fitness and how important they are every day from all directions.
It is easy to see this shift toward health by looking at the emphasis the media is placing on weight loss and the way grocery stores and restaurants are marketing to us. Fast Food restaurants are offering “healthier” choices. Supermarkets are enhancing their organic food selection and are offering more variety. The fitness industry is booming as well with new programs, more gyms and new ways to workout!
Where do you even begin? There are so many diet fads, wraps and pills out there. Gyms and online programs are also going after our attention. How do you not become overwhelmed?!? How do you begin to choose? There are so many choices that instead of picking something and trying it, do you end up not choosing anything at all?
How do you decide the right program for you?
I have done several programs and various nutrition plans over the years. Some have been fantastic, some, not so much. I have achieved success and a lot of failure. Some of the failure was my own, some of it was the unrealistic expectations of the programs and plans I followed.
When choosing a program It is important that you look at it as a whole. There are several factors you must consider:
1. Does the program offer a nutrition plan?
You can’t outwork a bad diet. If you are looking to drop weight, you must follow a nutrition plan. You can't solely rely on working out? You also want to make sure your plan is simple, sensible and sustainable.
Is the plan simple? Do you understand it, is it something that you can follow? Can you adapt it when you go out to eat, order in, are on vacation and at social events?
Is it sensible? Are you choosing something that allows you to drop weight quickly just to put it right back on? Are you looking at a plan that allows you to eat bacon but not fruit and veggies? You may lose weight quickly on the front end, but be sure to look at the toll you are putting on your body with the plan you choose? What damage might you be doing following a "fad"?
Is it sustainable? Are you choosing a plan that you can follow long term. Are you learning how to properly fuel your body in a way you can continue? Are you eating a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, good proteins, lean meats, healthy fats and oils and carbs? Yes, I said carbs....FYI...you NEED those for energy!
2. What kind of workouts do you enjoy?
It is important that you choose a workout that you will enjoy doing. If you choose something you hate, you won’t stick with it. If you are someone who does not enjoy cardio, you don’t want to pick a program that is all cardio. If you don’t like lifting weights, you won’t want a program that is all weightlifting. Yes, you may have to try new things, but if you have choices, lean towards the ones you like most!
3. How much time are you willing to make?
Notice this question isn’t asking how much time do you have. Most of us don’t have time in our day, but we make time for things that are important and things that matter. Your health is important and needs to matter!
You can get in a fantastic workout from home in 20 minutes a day (in fact, that's all I am doing right now)! I choose from a catalog of programs that range from 10 to 90 minutes. If you know you absolutely can't workout for an hour a day, DON'T choose a program that is that long...you are only setting yourself up for failure and disappointment.
The other thing you must consider when it comes to time is whether you have time to go to a gym or need an at home option. Gyms offer you amazing support, equipment, space and atmosphere, but you must calculate the time to get to and from along with the chance you will have to wait to use the equipment you need.
4. What kind of space and equipment do you have and are you willing to invest?
Space and equipment are often concerns when looking to workout from home, but they don't have to be. Programs can range from no equipment to needing bands, chin up bars, benches or needing several different dumbbells. It is important to consider what you will need in order to fully participate in the program you choose. If you don’t have the equipment needed, are you willing to invest in it?
When it comes to figuring out space, most people don’t have gyms in their homes. Most of people don’t have spare rooms to use as workout space either. If you want to workout from home, be sure to look at the amount of space you need. Most of the programs I have successfully completed with phenomenal results used about a 6x6 space.
5. Do you have injuries or medical conditions you need to work around?
I have a knee injury that limits my running and jumping. I must factor that in when deciding what program I want to follow. If you are looking at a program that is higher impact, you need to figure out if you can modify moves around your injuries and still benefit from the workout. If not, you will want to look at alternatives.
Many programs today will provide modifications you can follow if need be. The programs I follow even have a modifier tract that allows me to follow along on a split screen!
6. What are your goals?
Are you looking to become more flexible? Are you looking to slim down? Are you looking to tone up? Are you looking to add some bulk? These are all questions you want to consider when choosing a program. Many programs out there are designed with a specific purpose, so know your goals before selecting.
You must not neglect considering the cost. How much are you willing to invest in your health? How much is your health and fitness worth to you? What is the cost vs. benefit? Gym memberships are amazing....if you take full advantage of them! If you are only going to go 2x a week, are you getting enough out of it? What are you spending in gas to and from the gym? Are you following a plan that is laid out or are you also needing to pay for a trainer in addition to your membership. I am NOT discouraging a gym membership, but I see so many of you go this route and end up spending too much money and not reaching goals. On the flip side, I have seen amazing results that come from gym memberships by people who maximize them and are willing to make that kind of time and financial investment in themselves.
I have also seen the positive and negatives of working out from home (which is what I personally do). For less than about $10 a month I have access to hundreds of workouts that I can do at home. This is a phenomenal bargain, however, if you don't every open it up and use it, it is not worth the cost. While I have dropped a ton of weight and toned my body from home, you won't if you don't actually do the workout and nutrition laid out. I have seen this style work for many (like the gym) and also seen others not take advantage and waste money (like the gym).
When it's all said and done, the program that is going to get you the BEST results, is the one you will actually do! As you are searching, be sure you choose one that has a simple, sensible and sustainable nutrition plan (that you will follow), that you choose one that you can fit into your schedule and budget and that you stick with it long enough to see the benefits!
I would love to talk to you more about finding a program that is specific to your needs and goals. Let's connect! I would love to share the tools and resources that have worked for my for the last 4.5 year! I would love to share about the team of support I have that keeps me going!
HE'S BAAAAACK! Get ready to step up and transform your body and mind with Super Trainer, Shaun T!!!!
This new program will help you sculpt your glutes, chisel your abs, strengthen and define your upper body, and burn fat all over.
What do you need to know?
Seriously, this program is going to be AMAZING! Please join our special LAUNCH GROUP so you can get all the information you need and all your questions answered before this one starts!
Have you found yourself over indulging on vacation or over the Holidays? Have you ever had a weekend where you maybe ate or drank a little too much? I know I have. Not only do you feel the bloat and the yuck, but then comes the feelings of guilt, especially when you have been working on your fitness and nutrition goals!
The 3 Day Refresh has been a game changer for me and my pursuit of better health and fitness. I am not saying that this product is an excuse to go crazy on the Holidays, but it sure helps ease my mind and allows me to enjoy a guilt free few days.
• You need a clean break from a period of unhealthy eating.
• You used to eat pretty well but have recently fallen off the wagon and need some help getting
• You want to jump-start healthy eating habits for a new workout program.
• You want to quickly lose a few pounds for an upcoming event.
• You’ve never been a healthy eater, but are ready to kick-start better nutrition for the first time.
• You want your clothes to fit better.
• You want more energy.
• You love food and want to be satisfied while you lose weight and get healthier.
• You’ve tried liquid fasts or other fad diets and they simply don’t work.
I have utilized this program on about 10 different occasions and have had great results every time. My results varied, but so did my circumstances. I was not always using the product to lose extra weight that had been put on, although, I did lose weight each time.
The first refresh I completed was after spending a week away with family. I ate and drank like I hadn’t in months. I felt gross, I was bloated, and I had added a little unwanted weight. Over the course of that week I had also gotten into some of the habits I worked so hard to get rid of. I was eating too early in the morning, I was snacking ALL day long and was eating up until I went to sleep. I was really worried about whether or not I would be able to get back on track when I got home.
The first one was challenging. I was fortunate to not have headaches (because I had been eating well prior to that bad week) and never really felt like I was starving. I did find myself getting hungry, but nothing that was unbearable. It was more mentally challenging than anything.
Each day, I found I got stronger. It was hard not to eat anything after my dinner meal, but I did not wake up starving. In fact, I didn’t wake up hungry at all (which is not like me). I know, in general, we should not to eat too close to bed time and there are a bunch of scientific reasons not to, but this plan really drove that point home for me. The closer to bed I eat, the earlier I feel like I need to eat in the morning. The earlier I stopped eating for the day, the later I need to eat the next day.
I learned a lot about my eating habits as well. I found I was not just eating out of boredom, but out of routine. I was someone who at noon because it was lunch time, whether I was hungry our not.
That first 3 Day Refresh I did got rid of 6 pounds (the 4 I had put on that week and 2 additional pounds), along with an inch in my hips and an inch in my waist. I slept better over those 3 days and actually felt stronger. I had more mental clarity and was able to kick those bad habits to the curb! On day 4 I was back to my program and my nutrition plan in a better place than I was before I went out of town.
Since then I have utilized the plan following Thanksgiving, Christmas, and when I was ending one program and beginning another. Each time I lost between 3-4 pounds and 1/2 to an inch off of my hips and waist. I found myself actually looking forward to doing another refresh because I knew how good I felt when they were done. My body and mind felt totally refreshed and ready for anything.
The 3 Day Refresh is perfect when you are just starting a new workout program to help jump start your weight loss and better nutrition habits. It is great after a Holiday or vacation, or anytime you feel like you need to reset and refocus yourself.
Contact me today to talk more about the 3 Day Refresh and figure out which option is best for you!
2B or not 2B, that is the question you may be grappling with. I want to provide you with some information so you can decide if this program is a good fit for you, or at least something worth talking to me about.
The 2B mindset is a totally different kind of “program” than any other put out by Team Beachbody. It is 100% nutrition based with a focus on losing weight. This type of program was missing from the extensive Beachbody library and it's creation was LONG overdue. There is a significant part of the population that needs something exactly like this because they simply can’t workout (for various reasons), or just really don’t like to.
I was as skeptical as the next person trying to figure out what this new “program” was going to look like and how it was going to be “new” and “different” from anything any of us have ever done in the way of nutrition. The more and more I read, however, and heard from those in the original test group, the more excited I was to see what this was all about.
I am going to call this program a nutrition course. That’s really what it is. It was created by Ilana Muhlstein, MS, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist after losing over a 100 lbs herself! She basically packages the equivalent to 10 private sessions with her in a video based course that puts everything in simple terms so it is easy to understand. The videos are brief, to the point and packed with some totally new information as well as a mix of what we already know, but re-explained in a way that makes more sense!
I learned a new way to view nutrition. I now look at Protein, Fiber Filled Carbs, Veggies and “accessories” in a new way. I now look at how I structure my plate at each meal to strategize what will be yummy, satisfying and keep me filled until my next meal.
I have reestablished a healthy relationship with the scale and have allowed my body some much needed love and grace.
I have learned to eat out, order in, attend functions and even vacation without setting myself back while still enjoying them all!
I have not deprived myself or felt “guilty” over my choices in food since beginning the program.
I have counted calories in the past, counted weight watcher points, counted macros and even counted our color coded container system and mentally (and physically) I needed something different. I wasn’t sustaining those methods well, AND, my body was not responding to them the same way anymore.
Those systems are based on a formula that is one size fits all, and I have truly discovered that doesn't work for everyone. Sure, it’s great to know that 2 eggs are considered a protein, but what if my body needs 3 to stay full and satisfied. Eating an extra egg when counting calories, macros, points or containers would have derailed me mentally (it did derail me more than once), even if it’s what my body needed. This plan, however has me tracking this kind of information in a way that I learn what works best for me (based on simple and clearly laid out principles), so I can achieve the goals I have set out to reach! I have learned what foods my body responds best to and what it doesn’t and don’t feel guilty about leaving certain foods off my plate!
I am not being deprived of carbs or cutting out any foods or food groups that I love. This has allowed me to not to go off the deep end and feel the need to binge (like I have in the past).
Is this program for everyone? I believe it can be, at least for long term goal attainment. If you are looking to drop weight fast, this isn’t necessarily the plan you want to jump into. This is a program that typically sees more weight coming off the longer you do it…you lose more in months 2 and 3 than month one (because in the beginning you are figuring out the plan and what works best for you).
This plan isn’t for someone that wants to be told exactly what to eat and how much. The container plan is amazing for that, and was amazing for me for a LONG time. I am someone who needed that first before transitioning into something like this because I am a rule follower and do well when I am told exactly what to do!
I don't want you to take it all from me, so, I asked my current ladies doing this plan to share their thoughts with others who are considering jumping in. I specifically asked them to share "has this program helped, was it worth the coast and anything else you think will be helpful."
Here is what they had to say!
I think so! I have learned a lot! The tracker itself is worth the money, IMO (in my opinion).
The group support and accountability has been key for me! Such an awesome bunch of ladies!
I am learning what foods work best for me and at what times. Dinner and DONE is a great tip, and I am learning it’s ok to have carbs (in moderation) but only early in the day, not with dinner and definitely not after dinner.
I also learned a lot too, and I honestly haven’t even finished all of the videos. Completely agree with xxxx that the tracker itself was worth the money. Not eating carbs for dinner was the huge change for me, but I feel so much better and have a lot more energy. Personally, I had been following the containers for about a year and this works better for me/fits into my life better. Getting in all my water and drinking 16 oz before every meal has made a big difference for me too!
I am so much more conscious of what I'm eating, but in a good way. I'm putting veggies first when I meal plan instead of meat first. I've lost six pounds so far officially (because I'm truthfully struggling with weekends still). But the real triumph is my numbers at the doctor's office. That's been my favorite thing!
2B reset my whole way of thinking about my nutrition. To me, 2B is:
I really like that the program is flexible and gives guidelines and not strict eat this much of this or that. It gives you choices to make it work for you depending on what you like which is exactly what I needed. And simple tips and tools to stay on track. plus it’s ok to get off track for a little bit, it’s easy to get back on. I’ve lost 10 pounds in the past 2.5 months and have still enjoyed treats for family birthdays (four of them!) and summer bbqs. I definitely recommend!
For more detailed and specific program information, check out my previous post Enough is Enough - Why I'm Making a Shift and You Should Too!
To see my initial results and lessons learned, check out The Results are In! What I Learned This Week
I would love to connect with you if you have further questions, or to talk to you about getting started with this plan and joining my group!
I am a former dual sport collegiate athlete sharing my story, how you can gain strength, confidence and discipline too, and how I apply lessons learned from competative sports and how to turn them into real life success.