Yup, you read that right. I’m eating MORE and getting better results.
I’ve been going through a major mind shift these past few weeks. Not only am I in a weird mental space with my workouts but I’m battling with my eating plan and what’s best for my body.
For as long as I’ve been on this health & fitness journey, I’ve always been in the lowest meal plan bracket, just because of where my weight lies.
I’ve basically lived on this meal plan as a lifestyle for many years. It’s just how I always chose to eat and it never really bothered me – until now!
My workouts have ramped up and everyday I started to feel hungrier. Thankfully, this meal plan has a few options for both weight loss or maintenance plans. Instead of sticking with my lower weightloss plan, I bumped up a category to give myself a bit more fuel. Surprisingly, my body gobbled it up and asked for more. So I bumped up another plan.
I’m now TWO categories higher and I’m seeing better results. My mind is blown! I’ve evaluated everything. Looking back, I probably needed more food when I was race training. I always complained about holding onto weight when I’m training, now I know, I just needed more food.
I’m learning what my body needs every single day and now I know that you don’t need to cut out food to see results.
Now I know what you’re thinking…bullshit! She’s just trying to convince me to try it her way!
That’s not true but even if it was – seems like some good bullshit to follow, right?
But I also don’t want you reading this and running out for a big ol’ piece of cake to lose weight. That’s not how this works. You need to put some muscle on through strength training and eat real food! I’m talking, sweet potatoes, brown rice, whole grain toast, brocolli, salad, olive oil dressings, chicken, steak, cherries, yogurt, etc. I could go on forever! And since you probably don’t want to read a list, let me just give you a glimpse into my day.
Now remember, my meal plan looks a little weird because I have some inflamatory foods that I do my best to cut out. These include – barley, eggs, potatoes, milk, wheat & kidney beans.
Breakfast (Pre-Workout Meal): Smoothie with Superfoods, Cherries, Spinach & Almond Milk
2nd Breakfast (Post Workout Meal): Banana & PB + Brown rice noodles, ground beef, peppers, onions & tomato sauce
Lunch: Chicken, chickpeas, salad mix with olive oil dressing
Snack: Hummus, carrots, apple, tofu and quinoa with coconut oil
Dinner: Steak, brown rice, broccoli with olive oil
It’s as easy as that! Obviously, every body is different. Every body needs different nutrient amounts & structure. We’re all individual. So what works for me, is going to be different then what may work for you.
Why am I telling you this? Because I had no idea this was thing. I thought eating more was just what body builders did to look like Hulk. I want you to know that starving your body is never the anwser. That’s not a way to live and it’s definitely not sustainable for a healthy lifestyle. Make the most of every day & follow a plan that allows you to do that.
If you’re looking for more information on my results, send me a message! I’d love to chat with you about this the plan I’m following.