It is super easy to tell someone to eat healthy and workout and you will get results. It super easy to give someone a meal plan and a fitness guide and tell them good luck. It is super easy to guide someone in the right direction. But what happens after all the super easy stuff? You just met with your coach who gave you a plan of workouts, a grocery list and in essence just changed your entire daily routine within minutes. Are you freaking out a little bit? I would be too.
When it comes to taking that big leap of faith into taking better care of your body a lot goes into it. It is a lot more then just following a new eating plan. It is now buying different groceries and understanding what is in the foods you are eating. Now add working out and doing mental growth to the mix and you could be setting yourself up for a break down.
Instead my approach is different. When I found that I was having trouble keeping off some belly fat I tried to understand why, like honestly really why. I wasn't eating as great as I could- clearly. But it takes a lot to be that honest with yourself. I simply changed 3 things in my daily regimin to take care of what I felt was a problem.
#1 I added vegetables to every meal
I made sure that I was eating a leafy green with breakfast, lunch and dinner. I also made sure there were vegetables in my snacks.
Alternative: If you are having a meal with less vegetables, grab a green juice as a snack.
#2 I added cardio to my workout schedule
When I workout I typically would do weight lifting or full body circuits. I made sure that at the end of all my workouts I would hop on the treadmill and do 20 minutes to amplify my workout for the day. I then began to build it up from 20 minutes to 30 to 40.
Alternative: Take a class like spin or zumba!
#3 I ate breakfast
We are always told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you've read my previous posts you know I am not a morning person or really like breakfast. So I made sure to prep a breakfast the night before that way I had no reason to skip it. Make something you enjoy not something forced like a protein shake. I prep an egg and vegetable quiche that is so easy, delicious and keeps me full for hours.
Alternative: There are so many options to prep like over night oats, egg burritos you can freeze, egg bowls (like a burrito bowl), oatmeal and fruit, homemade protein bars, the list goes on!