I LOVE food! I also love chocolate chip cookies and coconut cake. I like to think of food as, “How will I feel after I chew and swallow this food? Tired, lethargic, blah, OR, ENERGIZED, light, focused, happy!”
YES, I do believe that chocolate chip cookies bring happiness too! LOL #Moderation
I also love meal planning and prepping to some extent. It saves time and money and makes sure you don’t stand in the panty eating chips trying to decide what to eat. Been there? ME TOO! LOL
I call my style “buffet style” meal prep. With me I will teach you how to make 1-2 base proteins and use them through the next few days.
Example; 2 lbs of ground turkey cooked up with onions and peppers to use on; tacos, taco salad, turkey chili, turkey omelettes, turkey egg bites – see how easy that was?
I have done several eating styles and I always come back to Clean Eating with a focus on protein, veges and healthy nuts, seeds, oils and healthy fats as fillers – in that order! Carbs are in there, but in moderation, and healthy carbs. Especially that I workout, I want to fuel my muscles with enough good carbs for energy and muscle growth.
On this page you will many types of meal plans. Pick one that sounds interesting and try it out. I always say try something out for 2 weeks and see how it goes. You never know until you try. Sometimes we plateau and our body needs a change. But NEVER incorporate anything that cannot be made into a lifestyle.
I am also bulking up my recipes section to give you easy meals to refer back to to make for you, and the family, with enough left over for additional meals for the week – this makes life so much easier.
Also note I am a busy single mama of a 10 and 12 year old, so I DO focus on meals and foods I know they will eat, that I can also eat. Also, the least amount of pots, pans and dishes the better! WAIT until you try my crockpot salsa chicken!!! MIND BLOWN!
Often times I will make myself something different than I make them; things like my style of smoothies or fished based meals. They do love smoothies and salads – just not as fancy or superfooded up as mine. I called it, meal making with a twist – theirs is just a slight bit different from mine.
In addition, most of the time I do not track macros, however I do believe it is a great idea for you to learn how much you are taking in, or not. Its also great to dial in your nutrition from a place that may have felt a bit out of control. We all get there. In general I typically eat 1400-1800 calories per day last time I tracked. NOTE: you typically need 1 gram of protein per each of your body weight in pounds. Example: I weight 140, I need 140 grams of protein. Then you can decide from there your carbs and fats depending on your eating style. Keto will be a high fat/low carb.
It’s great to be aware and then can be used as a guide for any situation you are in; at home, on vacation, at special events, etc…. I say, learn something new and give it a try. Think of YOU as YOUR BEST EXPERIMENT! 😉
I like My Fitness Pal (will give you a general idea of what you need, and you can adjust calories and macros) or Carb Manager (for low carb focused styles) for tracker Apps – more about all of this a bit later and down below.
MEAL PREPPING BASICS:
INTERMITTENT FASTING BASICS:
*COMING SOON* No matte what style of eating I am incorporating, I ALWAYS intermittent fast 14-16 hours daily.
PREFERRED SUPPLEMENTS & AMAZON FAVS: