I lost 40lbs! And SO many of you asked me to start sharing what i eat, along with my workouts and other related topics!
In this video, i show you some meal ideas to help you lose weight/gain muscle & maintain a healthy lifestyle and balance.
- i do have a list of staple go to food/meals that i will upload soon along with my typical grocery list.
- Todays examples show you what i ate on a REST day (non workout day...usually 1x a week is rest day.)
This is a lighter intake day example. My intake everyday is based on my workouts.
Every "what I eat in a day" video I upload will be different and be based on my rest/weight train/cardio days.
- This is simply examples of what has worked for me and what i enjoy eating. I personally do not believe in "diets"...i find living a balanced lifestyle continuously making wiser choices in what i eat/drink, works better for me!
KEY for me is Balance = some days I eat clean like this day and others I enjoy the bad stuff!! All in moderation.
These videos are all examples of what i was eating while actively losing weight and meant to give you ideas on how to swap out unhealthy meals for better options.
PSA: Feel free to incorporate these meal/food options to better fit your lifestyle and weight loss goals. These are simply ideas and examples from my own experience. I am not a doctor and do recommend seeking professional guidance as well as research and Listening to your own body for losing weight.
These are filling foods in serving sizes based on my body / BMI.
You may need to change intake based on your body/BMI/maintain or weight loss or gaining goals.
- I personally keep one meal as my focus/bigger meal.
(typically dinner, but not always...)
I am a graizer lol I eat portioned meals through the day. i also eat very slow, drink at least 8 glasses of water, and try to snack smart throughout the day. This keeps me full and aware of my intake.
- Feel free to swap out certain foods/ingredients to better fit your taste/needs/allergies/etc!!
my FAVE Protein powders for oatmeal/smoothies/shakes/as creamer/etc...
increase energy, Stabilizes blood sugar, Promotes antioxidant activity, Lowers risk of colon cancer, Reduces cholesterol, reduces appetite & keeps you feeling full longer.
I will normally have a full serving of oatmeal with milk or water + full serving of protein powder for flavor. Other times I'll use syrup or honey or berries to add flavor ... and two cups of coffee lol
high in fiber and water which keeps you feeling full, can help lower your blood cholesterol levels, Several studies have linked eating apples to a lower risk of cancers, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases, probiotic meaning it feeds the good bacteria in your gut, and an antioxidant.
but WHY peanut butter?
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fiber, healthy fats, potassium, protein magnesium, Vitamin E and antioxidants.
Wraps, I will usually eat two of these as a serving, so cheese and meat roll up x2 + the apple and peanut spread.
Greens are your friend! Load up on your salad & toppings!! :)
You can get creative with salads in so many ways!
and why spinach?
Low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese.
sooo why almonds? cranberries? strawberries? carrots?
protein, folate,copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, B vitamins, Vitamin K & vitamin C. lowered risk of UTIs, improved immune function, decreased blood pressure and more!
effective for weight-loss due to its calorie and protein content. Eating chicken, without breading or skin, helps you eat fewer calories and burn extra calories for effective weight loss. + high in protein.
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my snacks always vary....
but WHY chocolate milk?
tasty hydration that curbs sweet cravings, a Protein source for muscle repair, a Carbohydrate source to replenish energy.