Ok girlfriend, I’m gonna have to lay it on you today! Why? Not because you did anything wrong necessarily, but because I just had a conversation with a girlfriend, and I think that a lot of you girls have the same issues.
So my dear friend is frustrated because she can’t seem to lose 10 lbs. She called to ask me what “DIET PILL” she should take. Oh boy did she call the wrong person. I am SO against diet pills.
My friends are really something special. It’s as if they ignore what I tell them. I had another girlfriend call me last week to ask me about some “CARB BLOCKERS” and other supplements……..but she had already ordered them… she ordered them before consulting with me because she knew I wouldn’t let her do it. Oh well, you would figure my friends have me around all the time and I preach to them so much, you would figure they would be doing it the right way.
But I realize……..we are GIRLS!!! It’s like it’s in our genetic makeup to do stuff like that. But let me tell you why EATING RIGHT & EXERCISING IS THE KEY.
My friends, of course, want to take the easy way out, or so they think. They are willing to do or take anything other than eating right. So I asked my one friend who is so frustrated what she eats on a regular day. She said….. “not a lot”! That is not necessarily mean you are doing it right! She continued…….a glass of whole milk for breakfast…..sometimes with a spoonful of chocolate……….HOLY MOLY! Are you kidding me…….I thought!!! She is so cute…..my friend!!! “I don’t eat lunch”, she said…..HOLY MOLY #2! And I cook for dinner….like cook cook (she said). So I asked, what do you cook?
My friend: Pasta
My friend: yes
Me: What else?
My friend: rice and beans
Me: white? Any protein?
My friend: Yes, white! Skirt steak.
HOLY MOLY #3! I couldn’t help it but say…Well the good news is that you are doing everything wrong! I think she lost me for a moment. But really that is good news because it means that there is no reason she should be frustrated because it’s not like it’s her body that is wrong, and her body that can’t change. She is just not doing it THE RIGHT WAY.
What she’s doing wrong? Which you are probably doing also!
She is trying to “lose weight”, so she tries to not eat, or eat as little as possible.
What happens? Well, first of all by not eating, you are slowing metabolism. When you eat and eat often you speed metabolism, causing your body to burn calories all day long. If people knew this…..they wouldn’t try to NOT EAT! You are missing out on burning a ton of calories.
What else happens?
You end up binging! When you don’t eat, your blood sugar goes down. When that happens you CRAVE SUGAR! It’s not only a crave…… it’s what your body needs. So of course, what you want is a piece of bread, or candy, or chocolate. So, though you struggle all day to not eat, and you are pretty impressed and proud of yourself around 5pm for barely eating……around 6pm you start looking for stuff to MUNCH ON! You know exactly what I mean….. A few nuts, a handful of chips, a piece of bread, a few m&m’s, a handful of grapes, a spoonful of leftovers….etc…….
Come on girlfriend, don’t kid yourself….you know you do this….we have all been there.
You like how I included myself in there? Yes, my friend, I have done it too…..and it doesn’t work! Trust me, if it did, I would be telling you to do it!
What’s the RIGHT WAY?
Eat often! Eat small meals every 3-4 hours. A meal should include:
A lean protein: chicken, tuna, fish, turkey, egg whites.
A starchy carbohydrate: oatmeal, sweet potato, brown rice.
A fibrous vegetable: asparagus, arugula, broccoli, zucchini.
If you eat every few hours, you will not have low blood sugar….which means, you will not get those horrible cravings! You end up eating less calories by eating good meals every few hours, than starving all day long and binging at night.
So get to cookin’ girlfriend! Pre-make some meals, and snacks! Have them readily available! I promise the pounds of fat will start shedding.
Listen, I’ve been there before.…. When I didn’t know exactly what to eat and when. When I didn’t have meals planned and prepped. It was so much easier to fall off the wagon. But once I started really planning my meals on a recurring basis (as in every week at the same day and time), I really started sticking to it. Not only that, but I realized I was actually enjoying what I ate, versus always feeling like I was on a diet.
I found that I was able to eat healthier more consistently and the consistency was what gave me massive results. Results like never before. Even after having 2 kids, less time to workout and more stress….. I am in better shape than I ever have.
I get that its annoying and time consuming to make a meal plan every week. At least one that varies every week so you don’t feel like you are dieting. One with the best foods for fat burning and the best balance of nutrients. It does take some time, thought and patience, and knowing…
Which is why I created Fit Mom For Life.
I’m crazy about the Meal Plans inside there…. because they changed my life, and I have seen hundreds of women who have used them, change theirs and they’re families.
I seriously still follow these plans to this day.
I rather it take a little longer to lose the weight, but not be starving and miserable and also be able to keep it off.
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