When you think of the word DIET, what do you think?
For me I think, calorie restriction. 1200 calories total. But after learning about how my body works and what it needs to function (when not pregnant) I require almost double that. RESTRICTING FOODS OR CALORIES LEADS TO DISASTER! Ever wonder why diets fail? THIS IS WHY! Your body needs fuel, it needs calories, and restricting will just lead you to at some point binge eat, then the guilt sets in, then the desire to continue can dissipate.
It's about making healthy habits rather than restrictions! Choose to eat healthy carbs instead of white bread, or regular pasta. Choose to eat fruit as treats, instead of candy. Because fruit is nature's candy! Choose to exercise for just 30 minutes instead of busting your butt in the gym for over an hour. It is all about finding that balance of good eating, enjoying what you are eating and doing the right kinds of exercise that will benefit your body the most!
You can go HERE AT CALCULATOR.NET to give you a rough estimate on how many calories you need to maintain your weight, to lose 1 pound, 2 pounds and so forth. Now I am not a calorie counter, because I follow the 21 Day Fix program where I use color coded containers for each food group. And based on my weight and height and other factors, I fall into a calorie bracket. Then it tells me how many of each container to eat. It is so easy and takes the guess work out of EVERYTHING!
And make sure to PIN for later or print out this FREE document to help you know what foods you should actually be eating vs what not to eat. This is using the 21 Day Fix containers but these are the foods you want to be consuming! If it isn't on the list, do not put it in your mouth. But isn't this list great! LOOK at how many things you can actually enjoy! (this is just one of the many documents you get access to in my free or EXCLUSIVE health and fitness support group! If you would like more info on how to join or what it is about please EMAIL ME so we can chat. I would love to help you reach your health and fitness goals and make a true healthy lifestyle change!)
Make the word "DIET" a bad word in your book. Diet's don't work, they don't last. A healthy lifestyle change is what works and will give you the results you want and deserve.
Today think about some healthy swaps you can make to your everyday life. Like, replacing your bread in the morning with 1/2 cup of oatmeal. Adding veggies to every main meal of the day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Drinking more water when you feel cravings set in.
**Comment below with some healthy swaps that you can do! Share some ideas with all of us!** Also dust off one of your old workout videos. Pop it in and give it a go! See how it makes you feel. Remember that feeling and do it again tomorrow!
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