What does a day of eating look like for me? {The 21 day fix / portion fix system in action}

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

There are so many different diets out there, and I don't believe in any of them.
I'm not a diet kind of girl, they don't work for me.
I LOVE food. It's fantastic. 

I can't deprive myself. I've done the yo yo dieting thing before, and I always end up gaining back all the weight I lost. I won't starve myself and I'm done setting unrealistic expectations.

Guess what? I love chocolate. I have a sweet tooth like no other, and telling myself that I can't have ANY treats, well that just isn't realistic.

I'm all about a healthy lifestyle, and sometimes in life you just want to eat that piece of cake and that's ok. I live by the 80/20 rule and it has really been the only thing that works for me. 
80% of the time I stick with clean eating, smart food choices, and getting my workouts in. 
20% of the time I get to indulge without regrets. 

How did I get to this point? 
I tried the 21 day fix last year and it was seriously a game changer for me.
It's not dieting, it's learning how to fuel your body with the right foods and the right AMOUNTS of those foods. 
Yes, you can still overeat when it comes to healthy foods.

Here's a breakdown of the portion fix / 21 day fix nutrition system:

You are allowed a certain amount of each container per day, based on your gender and current weight.
I follow portion plan A which means I can have 3 greens, 2 purple, 4 red, 2 yellow, 1 blue, and 1 orange in a day.
So, are you wondering what a day of eating looks like for me?
You're in luck! 
Here's what a real day looks like for me food-wise:

Post workout breakfast: 
Cafe Latte Shakeology w/ spinach, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 cup water, cinnamon, ice.
1 red container, 1 green container

Piece of Ezekiel bread with organic peanut butter
1 yellow, 1-2 tsp

Spinach salad with a leftover protein from the previous nights dinner
2 green, 1 red, 1 orange (salad dressing)

Greek yogurt with berries
1 red, 1 purple

Depends on the night! Typically it consists of a protein, a carb, a healthy fat, and sometimes a vegetable. 
For example one of my current go to meals is blackened tilapia with homemade guacamole and sweet potato fries. 
1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow

Sliced green apple with cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, nuked in the microwave for 15 seconds. 
1 purple

I eat 5-6 mini meals a day, which keeps me from overeating and keeps my metabolism going. 
Some nights I have something sweet in the evenings once the kids go to bed, but I keep my portions in check. I enjoy a glass of wine a few times a week too, I just make sure that the rest of my eating for that day was on point. It's all about making compromises! 

If this sounds like something that's up your ally, then you're in luck! I have an accountability and support group beginning at the end of this month.  We will be focusing on clean eating, still enjoying our favorites (like wine and chocolate) BUT in moderation, substituting 1 meal or snack a day with a superfoods shake, and incorporating a 30 minute workout into our day. 
I'll help you choose a fitness program, make a meal plan, find recipes that work for your family, keep you motivated and hold you accountable! 
Fill out this challenge application and we can start making a plan that will work best for YOU.


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