I always tell you that being prepared is half the battle.
It really is true and when I, for some reason am not prepared, that is when I fall off the wagon.
There have been days when I don’t have my healthy snacks made and in my fridge and the 3:00pm time comes around and I want something sweet and comforting and since there is nothing “healthy” available, that is when I am in the pantry looking for anything to put in my mouth, and it usually isn’t something healthy.
Come on, you know you do it too. I can’t be the only one that does it.
But when I have healthy options available its so much easier to eat healthy and to not eat foods that won’t help me reach my goals.
How about when you are cooking dinner or when the kids are eating a snack….. You know when they are eating chocolate chip cookies, or the brownies you baked them. Well, if you have healthy options available, its so much easier to fight temptations. One of my favorite healthy recipes to make and have in my fridge are my Chunky Monkey Protein Muffins and my Healthy Raw Brownies. So yum!
If my kids are eating something that I want but shouldn’t have, it makes it much easier if I have healthy brownies in the fridge. By the way, if you want to give your kids some HEALTHIER SNACKS, here is a list of the healthy snacks I give my 18 month old and 5 year old. I tell you why I give them these snacks and when. You will love this. Click here for the Kids Healthy Snacks List.
I promise, if you have healthy options available, it will be so much easier to eat healthy which means so much easier to lose weight.
In order to make my life easier, and help myself be more successful with my fitness and health goals and also those of my family, I make a meal plan every week. I make a grocery list, buy everything and then I just stick to it.
I actually follow my MMF Healthy Meal Plans. Yep, I actually follow it myself. I don’t just tell my clients to follow it, I do too and that is why they are also super successful in their weight loss and lean and toned muscle gain.
Its so much easier to be successful when you have a written out plan of what you are going to eat everyday, with all the recipes and shopping lists and the food is actually delicious and your family loves it too.
I make sure I never put in my meal plans the 5 foods that can SABOTAGE anyone’s results. These 5 foods are cause so much inflammation in your digestive track that its quite hard, maybe impossible to burn fat. No wonder, why so many people “eat healthy” and “exercise every day”, but still don’t lose weight.
I put this into a nice list in a PDF and I added the 5 FOODS YOU MUST EAT in order to be able to lose weight and get toned and you you can download it here so you can PRINT it and keep in your kitchen.
If you take these 5 foods out of your diet, you make yourself a meal plan and shopping list every week and always stock your fridge and pantry with the items I’m going to give you right now, you will be able to lose weight and get toned soooooo much easier 🙂
So here it goes.
Healthy Pantry List
- Brown & Jasmine Rice
- Brown Rice or Quinoa Pasta
- Low Sodium/Low Sugar Marinara Sauce
- Canned Beans (black, Cannelini, garbanzo)
- Canned diced tomatoes
- Oatmeal (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free)
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Flax Meal
- Chia Seeds
- Shredded coconut
- Unsweetened Organic Cocoa Powder
- Dairy & Gluten Free Chocolate Chips
- Freeze-dried fruit
- Stevia & Coconut or Brown Sugar
- Vanilla Extract (any other flavor extracts)
- Coconut oil
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Spices: Cinnamon, oregano, basil, Italian Seasoning, cumin, chili powder, onion and garlic powder.
Healthy Fridge List
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- Cottage Cheese
- Almond Milk
- Agave Nectar
- Dijon Mustard
- Organic Ketchup
- Lemons and Limes
- Fresh Deli Salsa
- Low Sodium Chicken Stock
Healthy Freezer List
- Frozen Fruit
- Frozen Chopped Spinach
- Frozen Shelled Edamame
- Frozen Brown Rice Tortillas or 100% Corn Tortillas
- Nuts (cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds) in freezer they have a longer shelf life
Ok, so these lists are not including your fresh produce and your chicken, turkey, fish, etc.
The items in the lists above are foods I always have on hand. Because with these ingredients I can whip up any meal and snack.
Most of the items in the pantry list will take care of pretty much any healthy snack. I have tons of Recipes for muffins, pancakes and cookies on My Pinterest Page so make sure to go there and hit FOLLOW ALL. Once you have stocked up on all these items, you can pretty much make anything in any of my recipes.
I make 2 batches a week of healthy snacks to have in my fridge, and it makes eating healthy so much easier. I usually make some sort of muffin or pancakes and cookies. I never feel like I’m DIETING, and its awesome.
With these lists, if you stock up on them, you probably won’t have to restock for at least a month or so. And with these items, you can basically make any recipe on my website or Pinterest Page. And all super easy meals.
So if you stock up on all these things, all you have to do weekly, is get a few fruits, veggies, maybe some fresh herbs and your protein (chicken, fish, turkey, etc.) It will make grocery shopping super easy too.
I bet if you start doing this, you will eat so much healthier which will help you get better results.
Just make sure to control your “CHEAT DAYS”.
By the way, I wrote a really great post on Cheat Days, and what I do about them. I actually, have mastered them so I want to share my strategy with you because I find most people don’t get results because they CHEAT too much on the weekends and basically cancel out all the hard work during the week.
Ok, my friend, stock up on all these goodies and feel free to post a picture of your pantry, freezer or fridge all MMF STOCKED! Post it on My Facebook Page, I would love that 🙂
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Getting Rid Of Inflammation
The first thing you need to do in order to detox your body is to get rid of all the inflammatory and acidic foods from your diet. This doesn’t mean you don’t eat, you are just getting rid of certain foods.
I gave you a huge list here of acidic foods.
As far as INFLAMMATORY FOODS, I created a list for you of the top 5 inflammatory foods. I actually took these out of my diet and I have seen some tremendous change, especially in the MIDSECTION/Belly area.
This is me after my second baby and I show you this not to brag but because I have never had such a defined midsection. I have been in good shape for many years but never had ABS like this, so it works.
I put these inflammatory foods into a PDF so that you can print it out and put it in your kitchen. I also gave you some foods you must eat all the time if you want to lose fat effectively and speed metabolism. And I also put together 5 of my favorite ABS Exercises that have helped me see great results in the belly after having kids.
You can download all of that here: Inflammatory Foods.
And to help you, I made a Grocery Shopping List that has everything I always have in stock at home in my pantry, fridge and freezer to help me eat super clean all the time. Click on this link to see it and print it: Grocery Shopping List.
If you don’t know what to make or eat, you may want to check out My Pinterest Page. I have tons and tons of healthy recipes and they are all organized in boards to help you find them easily.
I have found that a lot of people are “STUCK” with their weight loss because they are eating some of the wrong foods.
So I have to make sure you are not eating one or more of foods on this list. Because if you are, it can be completely SABOTAGING your results. Yes, it can totally be true that you can be working your butt off at the gym 6 days a week, eating super healthy (as you think), but if you are eating one or more of these foods, you will NOT BE ABLE TO LOSE WEIGHT. The reason is because these foods though some may think are healthy or not so bad, are actually very inflammatory.
Inflammation in the digestive track makes it incredibly hard if not impossible to burn fat. So in order to be able to burn fat so you can lose weight effectively, its crucial that you take these foods out of your diet.
This is so important and makes such a huge impact on your results that I decided to compile these foods into a PDF for you. So go to the following link where you can download this information for free. I also added a list of 5 Foods that are NECESSARY for you to include in your diet if you want to LOSE WEIGHT and GET TONED. Foods that you should eat daily!
I also took the liberty to share with you a short video of my favorite 5 ABS EXERCISES. The ones that have gotten me ABS after having 2 kids (daughter is 15 months) and I never had them before. Here is the link so you can download the PDF and get the VIDEO. Start applying it right now. Take those 5 foods out of your KITCHEN immediately! LINK TO PDF & VIDEO
How do you fix it?
Be CONSISTENT with your PLAN and be SYSTEMIC & STRATEGIC about it. If you do, you will be finally able to say “It’s a LIFESTYLE”. Because when it really is a “lifestyle”, your body and life reflect it.
Does your body and life reflect it?
You probably know what to do, you just haven’t been STRATEGIC about it. Or maybe the plan isn’t good so you haven’t been able to stick to it. Or you haven’t found the right strategy to incorporate this into your life. But once you do, your life will change forever. You will live in a “HAPPY PLACE”. You will finally achieve your goals, and you will be able to LIVE THERE, forever… no more yo-yoing!
I talk to you about my BeFit Moms Meal Plan all the time. The reason I do so is because I know how important it is to have a PLAN, a GOOD plan. I know that if I can get you to FOLLOW “My Plan” for a long enough time…… and you become SYSTEMIC about it, then you will learn how to do it yourself. You will be in the habit of doing it and you will finally be able to be CONSISTENT.
And heck, you know whats going to happen in the meantime?
You will have gotten to where you wan to be. Without “Dieting”, without “Overexercising”, without a new “Gadget” or “Diet”, or “Massage” or “Class”.
Here is what you will get in the BeFit Moms Meal Plan:
- Weekly Meal Plans (Breakfast, Mid-Morning Snack, Lunch, Mid-Afternoon Snack, Dinner).
- Recipes to all the meals.
- Tons of different snacks so you have options to choose from.
- Shopping Lists (divided and organized by sections to speed your time at the store).
- Weight Training Workouts.
- Cardio Workouts.
Here is what you will get from the BeFit Moms Meal Plan:
- You will see what a good meal plan looks like.
- You will learn what foods are optimal for fat burning.
- You will learn to strategize how you cook.
- You will actually enjoy what you eat and not feel like your “dieting”.
- Your kids and husband will get healthier.
- Your family will enjoy the meals.
- You will get in the habit of planning and cooking.
- You will save time.
- You will get results.
- You will maintain your results.
It’s life changing!
I started doing this years ago and its how I went from feeling like I was Dieting all the time and not able to maintain that level of commitment and not seeing great results. To being in the best shape of my life, not feeling like I’m ever dieting, enjoying every meal, not feeling deprived and loving it.
I’m serious, it’s life changing. And though you may know what to do, its different following a plan and having the accountability. So I hope you splurge on yourself and your family and try it for a few months. You’re going to love it. Here is the link to get your first set of MEAL PLANS.
There is another great healthy recipe for Shrimp on My Pinterest Boards, its a delicious and super refreshing Fruity Quinoa Salad with veggies and shrimp. You have to try it. If you are NOT FOLLOWING: My Pinterest Boards, make sure you go there now and then click “FOLLOW“. This way you can get all my healthy recipes.
Ok now before I give you this delicious recipe that you can make in minutes, I want you to check out this weeks Fat Burning Workout. If you are reading this post its because you like things that take very little time because you are BUSY. So if you are, you will LOVE this super QUICK FAT BURNING WORKOUT that is on My YouTube Channel.
In my BeFit Fat Loss Meal Plan, I make sure each week there is some turkey, chicken, and fish, all in a balanced manner so that you get all the vitamins and nutrients you need. And what is best is that its recipes like this that taste so good, that its crazy to think eating them will actually make you LOSE WEIGHT. But the truth is, they do!
I love hearing from the people on my BeFit Moms Meal Plan. I love when they tell me they are eating more than ever, better than ever and losing weight. It just makes my day! And that’s the point. You should be eating more and eating yummier. Just because you want to lose weight doesn’t mean you need to eat bland and boring food.
Start investing some time finding healthy recipes that taste yummy so that you don’t feel deprived. Start enjoying eating healthy.
Start making EASY, QUICK, & FAT BURNING MEALS and eat every 3-4 hours and you will be DROPPING lbs of FAT in no time.
I always say that PLANNING is the key to FITNESS SUCCESS.
But I know that it’s time consuming.
I also know that you are not sure exactly how to pair foods together to make them FAT BURNING.
I also know that it sucks to eat the same thing all the time and that when you do, it makes you feel like you are DIETING.
And that makes you at one point fall off the wagon and end up eating like crap for God knows how long.
That’s why its so hard to lose the weight.
I know that its hard to eat healthy CONSISTENTLY when you don’t enjoy the food because it’s bland and boring.
I know that you probably feel hungry a lot because you think NOT EATING is the solution.
Would it make it EASIER for you if I have you a meal plan for the ENTIRE MONTH?
Let me help you, click on the following link to download for FREE my MMF 30-Day Fat Loss Meal Plan Calendar.
I can send you My MMF Weeknight Meals E-Book. At least with this I can be helping you cut out the meal planning time, the searching for healthy recipes, the shopping lists. I tell you how to prepare extra food to have easy left over meals on other days and I give you 30 minute workouts 3 times a week that will help you get super effective fat blasting workouts in just 30 minutes 3 times a week.This is for those people that don’t have a lot of time, don’t want to feel like they are dieting, but also want to lose weight, eat healthier, have their family eat healthier and do it in the least amount of time possible.
My Eat To Be Fit Healthy Recipes Book is in, so if you want to secure your copy make sure to get one now as they have been flying!! There are tons of great, easy and healthy recipes for you to try and enjoy. I am glad that you are loving all the recipes, keep on making them, I promise it will make a difference.
And keep on going on My Facebook and telling me about your cooking stories and workouts. You know I love hearing from you! And hey, you may even win a great Michelle Marie Fit Prize if you are on there interacting all the time.
P.S. Its almost the end of the month and that is when I choose My Facebook SUPERFAN. I choose one person every month to give an awesome PRIZE to. This person is on My Facebook Page a lot, COMMENTING, LIKING, SHARING & INTERACTING with other Fans. So make sure you log on to My Facebook Page and LIKe the page and share comments. You will be surprised how many great tips, recipes and ideas you get from interacting with others and reading others comments on my page. Also, feel free to go to My Facebook page, and ask me QUESTIONS or tell me YOUR CONCERNS, I always answer.
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And stay tuned for tomorrows healthy recipe for a yummy protein smoothie on My Facebook Page. By the way, I post all my healthy recipes, fat burning workouts and exercise videos on My Facebook Page weekly, so if you are not on there, make sure you LIKE the page and check in every day to see what goodies you will find.
And if you are tired of your same old meals and recipes and you want to try new ones that will not only taste amazing but help you burn more fat and lose weight, then check out my BeFit Moms Meal Plan. It comes with the detailed meal plan, recipes and shopping lists just to make your life easier. It even comes with cardio and weight training workouts. You are going to love it!
If you make this, please take a picture with your phone and upload it to My Facebook Page or to yours and TAG me with it. I love seeing when you make MMF Recipes. And if you do make sure to HASHTAG #MMFRecipes or #MMFCooking.
Check out this short video, I think it will really encourage and help you! Enjoy!
Here is a great workout to try!