Are your weekends throwing off your progress?
There is nothing wrong with enjoying time with your family, indulging in a slice of your mom‘s famous pie, having an ice cream cone with your kids. Balance is everything, but we can't have balance without ALSO planning to be prepared to eat healthily. The difference between a treat and a cheat is in the planning.
So many women struggle with eating because we have demonized healthy food. We have been fed so much misinformation that women are afraid to eat fruit. We haven’t been taught the fundamentals of how to feed ourselves.
Stop with the guilt trip gf----It’s time for us to break up with the thought of enjoying our life and having food that we love as being bad. The problem is not with the food you’re eating, it’s your daily habits.
Am I eating an adequate amount of protein?
Am I getting the micronutrients that I need?
Am I drinking enough water?
Am I taking the time, and effort to plan out meals that are not only tasty but also satisfy my health goals?
If you aren’t willing to take a hard look at your habits and rituals and routines it’s going to make it very difficult to change. You don’t have to cut out all of the food you love to see progress. You do however have to look at your overall food habits.
If you struggle with binging on the weekends and have to start over every Monday, I want to help! I am OBSESSED with helping women learn how to balance the food they love, so they feel satisfied and still see progress.
Schedule your workouts and put reminders on your phone. Think of your workouts as important meetings with your boss. YOU are the boss, bosses don't cancel. You don't have to be perfect every day. You DO need to be consistent week to week.
If you have more free time on the weekends, schedule your workouts then. There is no need to workout M-F. Put your workouts on your schedule when you will have the most time and energy.
A quick workout is better than NO workout. If you are pressed for time opt for a shorter workout or do fewer rounds. Getting active even for a burst of 15mins can make all the difference.
Use the 3 P's. Plan, prep and pack healthy meals. When you have healthy foods accessible to you, you will eat healthily. Making healthy eating convenient for yourself. NO time? Grab a rotisserie chicken and bagged salad from the grocery store instead of fast food.
Make water your new BFF. Drinking your calories is a no-no. Skip the empty calories in juice, soda and sweetened tea and opt for water or soda water instead. Stay hydrated is key to the fat loss process. Your goal is to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water daily. (200lbs=100ounces)
If you haven't yet, invest in a protein powder you like. Supplementing with a good protein powder makes a huge difference. Stock up on easy grab and go protein options.
High protein snacks:
Hard Boiled Eggs
Do a little planning for the weekend. Restock the fridge, plan to be active and schedule a workout early in the day before the weekend hustle. When you plan to stay on track you can head right into Monday without feeling like you are restarting.