EATING FEWER CARBS CAN:
- reduce appetite (helping weight loss be effortless!)
- aid in more weight loss, 2 to 3 times as much in fact, compared to low-fat diets
- lower blood sugar, blood pressure and triglycerides, and raise HDL (the good kind) and improve the pattern of LDL (the bad kind) cholesterol
- It’s also helpful to track your progress! Whether it’s your weight, measurements, body fat, how your clothes t, or just how you’re feeling, having an objective measure of success helps you see how far you’ve come.
Ever since I was a child, my weight has been a recurring issue both physically and psychologically. I was extremely active and lived a healthy lifestyle. I later on was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, also known as PCOS. PCOS is a hormonal disorder that often makes weight loss more difficult.
Plan For Your Starch
If you’re following one of our meal plans limiting your daily starches is a rule of thumb, save your starch for when you have the least amount of control. So if you and your friends are going to a pizza restaurant, make that juicy big slice your starch for the day, and stick to non-starchy veggies, protein, and fats the rest of the day.
Pack something non-perishable in your purse for when you’re out & about - a single-serving pack of nuts, a packet of nut butter, a pack of baked cheese bites, that type of thing!
An important note: Don’t be confused by “tonic water”! Seltzer, or sparkling water, is simply water with bubbles in it. I also don’t mean here the sparkling waters with alcohol in them already - while those can definitely be fine in certain situations, they do typically contain added sugar.
Tonic water, on the other hand, is sugary sparkling water, very similar to Sprite or 7Up.
Planning is SO key - I know this for myself, and I hear this from our lifestylists.
Even though planning is key - it does NOT have to be stressful! I know it can seem like this big, daunting task. But as I’ll show you here, it 100% does not have to be.
I typically recommend planning 2 sets of meals: one for Monday through Wednesday, and one for Thursday and Friday. This way, you won’t get too sick of what you’re eating throughout the week. For example, you could plan:
BREAKFAST Mondays - Wednesdays: 2 hard boiled eggs + 1 apple + 1 string cheese
BREAKFAST Thursdays - Fridays: 1 to-go oatmeal cup + 1/4 cup nuts
LUNCH Mondays - Wednesdays: 1 can tuna + 1 Tbsp mayo + 2 cups celery +
LUNCH Thursdays - Fridays: 2 hard boiled eggs + 2 cups baby carrots + 2 single-serving packets of guacamole
Rewards should encourage the positive behavior or habit we’re trying to cultivate
So for example, if you’re trying to exercise more often, a reward for exercising three times per week for a month could be a new pair of running shoes or workout pants.
If you're following one of our meal plans we talk about having non food rewards throughout the plan and this is a great list to use as a tool!
I tried to group them by category - but this is not by any means a perfect organization method haha!
Now's your chance to make lunch look beautiful! As a general rule I have a go to formula for my lunches and dinners:
A lot of my lunches are fairly plain & definitely NOT complex, BUT here are some other, more fun options!