My Daily Meals

My Personal Daily Meal Plan

It is super important when working out and trying to lose weight that you eat enough calories and nutrients daily, as you’re able to fit it in to your own unique daily schedule (we can talk about this during our goals chat, if you like, should you choose me as your Beachbody Coach).  This helps you to keep your blood sugar, cravings, and energy levels at ideal levels.  It also helps your body maintain its muscle mass and fuels your body for your daily activities.  Don’t wait all day to eat – you may end up over eating out of intense hunger.  Eating enough also helps your body avoid starvation mode – where your body actually starts storing fat for energy needed later.  Instead, you consider getting your metabolism started ASAP by eating your breakfast within 1 hour of waking up each morning!  Breakfast really can start off the day right, and help train your body to get hungry at appropriate times of the day (when the most of what you eat can be put to into your moving and energy demands like working out).  If you are not losing weight it could be because you are not eating enough – shocker!
Ideally you want to reach first for complex carbs such as fruit and veggies PLUS a lean protein at EVERY meal.

Breakfast

Lemon-Water woman pouringAs soon as I wake and before I eat my breakfast, I stumble into the kitchen and I drink a large (about 16-24 oz) glass of water.  When I have lemons on hand, I will often squeeze some fresh lemon juice into it.  I’ll go about showering and dressing for my day and come back to eat breakfast within the hour.  Drinking warm lemon water as soon as you wake and before eating breakfast helps to your body naturally detox and cleanse itself, improving digestion, balancing your body’s PH levels, boosting your immune system, even helps with clearing your skin and improving energy levels, too.
For breakfast meal, I usually choose an oatmeal and eggs, to get me started.  I call this combo my power breakfast.  I prefer my eggs either hardboiled, scrambled, or over medium.  I can stir in any kind of nut butter and/or fruit with my oatmeal, but I usually always include cinnamon.
My usual oatmeal looks something like this:
1/2 cup oatmeal, 1 handful of blueberries (I like how they “pop” open and naturally sweeten my whole bowl), with cinnamon stirred in.  Sometimes I’ll add 1/2-1 tsp almond butter or chopped walnuts.

2 hardboiled eggs
1 cup black coffee with 1/4-1/2 tsp extra virgin coconut oil and stevia

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2-3 hours later, I’ll have my mid morning snack:

1 apple with 2 tbsp all natural almond butter or 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt with fresh strawberries stirred in, sometimes with cinnamon and a drizzle of raw honey OR some chocolate Shakeology sprinkled over it.  Plus, a glass of water.

Lunch

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I will usually have something like this for a lunch:
1 grilled chicken breast or seasoned ground turkey with a salad or steamed veggies, and/or a sweet potato with extra virgin coconut oil and cinnamon.  If a salad, I add a hodge podge of every veggie I can find in my kitchen.  Carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, bell peppers, radishes, and a homemade citrus vinaigrette.

And, I always drink another big glass of water, usually about 20-25 oz!

Afternoon snack

This is usually when I have my Shakeology as a POST WORKOUT recovery drink/afternoon snack.  I love this Shakeo combo:  Vegan Chocolate Shakeology with 1/2 – 1 tbsp of all natural almond butter or peanut butter, 1/2 banana, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or water) and ice.  Blend it in a blender, pour, and sip away!
Sometimes I’ll have something like one of these other variations (ask about my shakeo recipe swap group):
1 scoop vegan Tropical Shakeology, 1 cup water & 1 cup ice and fresh strawberries or LIME (tastes like a limeade)!
1 scoop vegan or regular Chocolate Shakeology, 1 handful blueberries, 1 cup water & ice.
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeo with cinnamon, nuts, banana, ice & water or almond milk (sometimes with 1/4 cup oats, too)!
1 scoop Greenberry with lemon and strawberries, ice & water.
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeo with avocado, ice& water – the avocado makes it super thick and creamy!
1 scoop Strawberry Shakeo with  ice, water, berries and a handful of kale 😉 for extra greens in my day
Even if I don’t workout, I’ll have a Shakeology shake as a snack or in place of a meal of my choice, to help me maintain a caloric deficit when trying to lose weight, plus continue to get all the nutritional benefits of Shakeology each day even when I’m just trying to stay healthy when not wanting to lose weight.
Dinner

Usually fish, chicken, or beans of some sort.  I always have half a plate of veggies and sometimes brown rice or whole grain pasta, if I’m having an additional side item other than veggies.   And, you guessed it – WATER!  I usually aim for half my bodyweight in ounces of water by the end of dinner time.

For more meal ideas, check out some of the 21 Day Fix / 21 Day Fix Extreme Recipes.

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Snack
 If I am still hungry in the evenings I will have 1/2 a shakeo, maybe some sunflower seeds or cashews, or a cup of plain greek yogurt with fresh fruit and a bit of raw honey!  I also enjoy a hot cup of chamomile (plain or with honey) or some other herbal tea to drink.
For a week’s worth of meals I would usually eat click here!
Everyone in my beachbody challenge group gets a customizable meal plan, plus tips on nutrition and support!  If you would like to take my next challenge, please contact me, and I will send you over the details!!

I’d love to help you reach your fitness and weight loss goals!
Do you really want to see serious results in a simple but serious version of how I eat?  Then I definitely invite you to check out 21 Day Fix EXTREME for EXACTLY how to lose those last 10 pounds and tighten up for a special event (such as a wedding) or upcoming trip (especially if it requires a bikini – eek)!   Not ready for extreme and just getting started on your weight loss journey?  Then take a look at the original 21 Day Fix, instead.
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