Busy Body

            This blog is intentionally made for real people, who have their real life problems and obligations so I want this all to relate to everyone because I’m a real person.
      I know I’ve mentioned the ideal meal plan is 5-6 meals per day, and I’ve gotten many messages, saying that it’s almost impossible. I’m changing this to at least, 4. Just four! - 3 of which are actual meals and 1 is a snack. If you are really feeling dedicated have 2 snacks. What people sometimes fail to understand is that you don’t HAVE to have a “sit down” snack, with veggies, healthy carbs, and protein, they are just snacks, a small fruit, or a protein shake will do, just fine. Trust me with school, work, training and studying I completely understand where you all are coming from.  

Sample of what I eat, day to day: 

    Breakfast: Egg white, veggie omelet with 1/2 wheat wrap.

    Snack: a banana/plum/apple/protein shake, with hot tea.

                                       (You can eat a plum on  your way to class, I do it all the time!)

              Lunch: Salad (use dark green veggies for this, high in dietary fiber, prevents heart diseases and other chronic diseases as well as aids in maintaining, or achieving ideal weight) or Steamed veggies (you can even buy the ones you heat up in the microwave for 5 minutes) and Protein (Your choice of the following: Chicken, Talapia, Turkey, salmon.)

               Snack:  Banana/plum/apple/protein shake & hot tea.
               Dinner:  egg white veggie omelet, with tea

As you can see a few things are repetitive others are just very simple. Don’t use food as pleasure pleasing item, but as fuel for your body, and if you are living a hectic non- stop lifestyle, you may need to adapt to just simpler recipes.

Now for the exercise portion of this, I know many of you work, go to school, study, etc. and it’s sometimes a pain to actually work out. However all you need is 30 minutes, a light jog, weights if you can, brisk walk, anything to get your body moving, ideally every day, but if you can’t 3-4 times a week is great!

Losing weight.

       Like I said this is an honest blog; once school started my workouts were reduced drastically from 2 hours a day to 45 minutes to an hour, and from 6-7 days a week to 3-4 days a week. However, I still managed to, not only lose weight, but maintain it. This is when I bring up diet again:

 By diet I do not mean a trendy only protein, only veggies, no dairy, only  carrots…(I’m just going off, there are too many crazy diets out there) What I mean by diet is just what you are consuming. If you are eating fast food all day, every day, 
that is YOUR diet.

      Diet is about 80 % of what weight loss is all about. I know, because I reduced my cardio and workouts and ate healthy foods all week and found results. So, if you want to see if it works just try it!   Also, if you just eat healthy all the time, you don’t have to do those 6+ hours of cardio a week! (Which I’ve done, and it’s not fun!)   

Work smarter not harder!