Before I got started with the 21 Day Fix, I had tried everything from counting calories to taking “diet pills.” And, none of it worked, at least long term that is. After having my baby girl, though, I decided I needed to learn how to do it the right way and got established with my program. Little did I know that one of the primary components of my success was something I had already been hearing a lot about – clean eating. As a successful 21 Day Fixer, I’m here to tell you that eating clean isn’t just some fad. It’s a healthy way of eating that focuses on consuming whole, minimally process foods – think whole grains, veggies, fruits, nuts, lean proteins – to support the better functioning of your body. So, is it really all it’s cracked up to be? You better believe it, and here’s why. Continue reading
One of the elements that is always a component of my challenge groups is meal planning, and every single time I am so surprised at how many women tell me that they have never tried or don’t really know how to create a meal plan. We’ve honestly been doing it since we first got married although then it was primarily focused on saving as much money as we could rather than keeping things healthy. Either way, a meal plan is a great way to stick to your healthy habits and your budget goals, but it’s not always the easiest thing to stick to. So, I wanted to share a few of my tips for creating a meal plan that you can actually stick to. It’s not rocket science, and I’d venture to guess that the more you do it, the easier it will become. Continue reading
I can remember coming home from school so hungry at the end of the day, and I’m still the same way. So, it’s always important for me to have several healthy snack options at the end of the day. If I don’t have snacks on hand, I often fall prey to mindlessly snacking on something. I don’t always have the most creative snack ideas, but I can always find fun ideas on Pinterest. These are some of the favorites that I’ve found recently, so if you’re looking for a fun and healthy after school snack idea, check these out.