My secret for being able to eat healthy CONSISTENTLY is to have a plan, always.
You must know me by now, if you have been following me for a while…..
I make a new meal plan every Saturday with a shopping list to go with it. Then I do my groceries on Sundays and stock up on everything I will need for the week.
Having A Plan
Having a plan of what we are eating all week and having it all available helps me be able to have healthy meals literally every day for lunch and dinner and it also saves me a ton of time and money.
I don’t eat out unless I have to or want to for a fun play date or something, so I don’t spend money on yukky food and I can control the quality of the food I eat. It’s also easier to have WILL POWER when you have the food already there. If there are no ingredients at home to make something healthy and you don’t know what to make nor do you have the energy to figure it out, its a lot easier to start picking at crap and making bad food choices.
After years and years of doing it all kinds of different ways and trying different diets, etc., I have found this to be the best way. I get the best results, with the least amount of time and I actually enjoy it. I don’t feel like I’m dieting, I don’t feel hungry all the time, I don’t spend a ton of time cooking…. It’s amazing!
And after 2 kids I am in the best shape of my life.
When I make my meal plan I make sure to make different foods.
I make sure to have fish, chicken, steak, turkey………. I would hate to just eat chicken all the time.
That’s when you say… “ugh, I can’t eat like this anymore, screw it, Ill eat what I want, because eating like this sucks”.
I feel ya!
Need A Meal Plan But Don’t Know How To Make One
Now, its not that easy to be making different meals all the time, and finding ones that the whole family likes and are healthy and tasty. So I do spend a lot of time doing that, but you don’t have to because I do all the work for you! I am always coming up with recipes like this to help you make your own meal plans.
But if you don’t have time to make your own meal plans or you don’t know how to put the proper foods together to help you lose weight, or you just don’t have the time or energy, then you can just get my meal plans. You will love My BeFit Moms Meal Plans. My peeps lose 2-6 lbs per week on them and they eat more than ever and yummier than ever. Love it!
But before I give you this awesome I have to make sure you have some things down first.
What You Shouldn’t Eat
Because if you are not eating the proper foods and you are consuming foods that are very inflammatory, you will not get results no matter what you try to do. So let me share with you a list that I compiled of the 5 FOODS that you should absolutely get rid of in your diet if you would like to see any kind of results.
Because eating these foods cause so much inflammation in your digestive system that its close to impossible to lose weight. Inflammation in the body does not allow you to burn fat.
I also have a list of 5 FOODS that are crucial for you to include in your diet if you want to be able to burn fat and build lean muscle. I will give these PDF lists to you for FREE and a video with what I have found to be the 5 BEST ABS EXERCISES. The ones that I have done to get ABS that I never had before (after 2 babies). Go to this link to get all of this for FREE: PDF & ABS Video
Ok, now that we have that clear, I can give you this yummy recipe that I made one day when I needed to get dinner done in like 5 minutes.
You gotta love these kinds of recipes.
I literally looked in my pantry and fridge, threw some stuff together and voila….. this amazingly delicious recipe came alive. These turkey meatballs are moist, full of flavor, super healthy and ridiculously easy to make.
By the way, I made a really great Pantry, Fridge & Freezer Grocerry List. It’s pretty much what you should have stocked at all times. If you follow it, you can basically make any of my recipes and be able to eat super clean all the time.
If you like to eat ground turkey, here are a few recipes I think you will love.
Ground Turkey Recipes
You will love these!
By the way, before I give you the recipe, I just want to give you some tips that will help you if you are trying to lose weight, get leaner, get more definition, feel more energy, get healthier, and more toned.
Because it’s not just about cooking even though it’s a big part of it.
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.
Ok, now let me give you the recipe.
Healthy Pesto Turkey Meatballs
- 2 lbs lean ground turkey breast
- 3 –4 tbsp prepared pesto (or you can make your own)
- 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tbsp italian seasoning
- 1/4 cup low salt, low sugar marinara sauce
- salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Meanwhile, mix all the ingredients in a big bowl and make into meatballs
- Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for ~25 minutes or until done.
How easy does that seem?
The day I made these I was in a super rush to get dinner on the table fast. But I was thinking that if I had some thawed spinach, I could throw that in there for some extra fiber and another opportunity to burn more calories.
I throw spinach into everything I can because it doesn’t really taste like anything so its a great way to sneak veggies in to the kids and hubby. So you can try adding a whole package of frozen spinach, thawed.
I served this with brown rice pasta and I just added little of the marinara sauce and pesto that was left over in the jars.
I guess you could also throw some of the frozen spinach in the water while your boiling the pasta. I do that all the time when I make brown rice or quinoa pasta. The kids don’t even taste the difference.
Literally took about 5 minutes of my time to prep this meal and it was so yummy.
It’s perfect for a quick healthy fun week night meal. And you got your protein, carbs and veggies all in one meal.
I’m telling you, making yummy meals and different ones all the time will help you tons with being able to stick to your “diet”.
I have tons of healthy recipes on My Pinterest Page, and they are all organized for you by categories so you can easily find them so make sure to go there and hit FOLLOW ALL so you can always access them quickly and even PIN them to your own boards.
Or if you want a ton of my recipes all in one place, you can download a copy of my Eat To Be Fit Healthy Recipes Book, with over 300 of my healthy recipes. I use it daily! My favorite recipe is the Raspberry Balsamic Chicken….. yummmmm, its so good.
And be sure to take a quick Picture of this meal when you make it and post in on My Facebook Page, I love hearing from you and seeing your MMF Meals. I also am on there all the time answering questions and taking requests so if you are not following me on Facebook, make sure to go there now and LIKE the page so we can stay in touch.
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 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!
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Check out this short video, I think it will really encourage and help you! Enjoy!