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Life Updates & 1 Day of Zone Diet Meal Planning

May 1, 2014

Hey friends!

It has been a little while since I last updated you on my life.

Among other small things, here’s the big stuff:

We’re in the process of buying our first house!

I don’t want to talk too much about this yet, only because, like I said, we’re in the process, and nothing is officially closed and purchased quite yet…but it’s still terrifying and exciting all at the same time! 🙂

You should follow me on Pinterest– between food and house stuff, I’m completely addicted!

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I’m eating the Zone Diet for 2 weeks (check out a one-day sample of what I’ve been eating below!).

Vacationing, Easter, and stress-eating has really caught up with me. I’ve gained some weight and really needed to get back down to where I feel really great both physically and in my workouts. My clothes have been fitting much tighter lately and I’m noticing that I’ve gotten a little slack in the “paying attention to how many treats I’m eating” category…so I’m doing the healthiest thing I can to slowly drop the weight, then maintain– I’m on an 11 block daily meal plan and am actually really loving it. It completely works for my Type-A personality. I perfectly portion out all meals and snacks, color-code the containers based on macronutrient and have a pre-planned list of what I’m eating for every meal. I’ve been doing this Zone Diet method for just under a week and, combined, with 6 days/week of circuit and strength training, I’ve lost 3 lbs! 

(As a disclaimer- I’m using the Zone Diet as a re-set for my eating habits. I needed to do something to get back to eating proper portions and tons of vegetables!)

I’m podcasting!

The Funky Fork podcast now has 2 episodes- have you listened!!???? We cover everything from weight loss tips, why spending hours at the gym doing cardio could be why you’re not getting any leaner, juice cleanses, Mark’s weightless story, why recovery from workouts is important and so so so much more. It’s really fun and informative!

Check out Episode 1 HERE

Check out Episode 2 HERE

Please rate and review this podcast iTunes!!

The Funky Fork Podcast - Episode 002

 

I’m starting a Weight Loss Nutrition Course at GO HQ.

The 6-week course starts Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30pm at GO HQ and meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm for one hour until Wednesday, June 11. Nutrition education, accountability, and support are being offered. The 6-week course cost is $120, it is paperless (with online components) and a huge value for the price! Come one, come all! Please let me know if you have more questions or would like to sign up!

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 I wholeheartedly believe in my weight-loss course for creating long-term, sustainable, and healthy habits for life! I will be “doing” the course along with all of the participants!!

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While I will touch on the Zone Diet in my weight loss course, it’s definitely not something I push on people. (Just FYI!)!

As I’ve shared about the Zone Diet in the past, I ALWAYS get requests for meal-planning for specific block plans. While this is a service I offer (Let me know if you’re interested!), here’s a sampling of one day of my 11-block Zone Diet:

Breakfast: 3 blocks of protein, 3 blocks of carbohydrates, 3 blocks of fat

  • 3 lightly scrambled eggs (3 blocks of protein)
  • 4 cups of spinach (1 block of carbohydrate)
  • 1 whole, sliced cucumber (1 block carbohydrate)
  • 1 cup of diced tomatoes (1 block carbohydrate)
  • 1 tsp. of butter in my eggs (3 blocks of fat)

Lunch: 3 blocks of protein, 3 blocks of carbohydrates, 3 blocks of fat

  • 4.5 oz of cooked, ground turkey (3 blocks of protein)
  • green smoothie= 4 cups of spinach, 1/2 apple, 1/2 cup of blueberries, 1 tsp of coconut oil (3 blocks of carbohydrates, 3 blocks of fat)

Snack: 1 block of protein, 1 block of carbohydrates, 1 block of fat

  • 1 oz of sliced turkey (1 block of protein)
  • 1/2 navel orange (1 block of carbohydrate)
  • 3 cashews (1 block of fat)

Dinner: 3 blocks of protein, 3 blocks of carbohydrates, 3 blocks of fat

  • 4.5 oz fresh flounder (broiled) (3 blocks of protein)
  • 2 1/2 c. steamed broccoli (2 blocks of carbohydrates)
  • 1/2 an apple (1 block carbohydrate)
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp of almond butter on apple (3 blocks of fat)

Snack: 1 block of protein, 1 block of carbohydrates, 1 block of fat

  • 1 slice of Canadian bacon (1 block of protein)
  • 1/2 an apple (1 block carbohydrate)
  • 3 almonds (1 block fat)

I’m only consuming about 1,100 calories per day on this 11 block/day eating schedule, but I’m eating all day and feeling really full! It just goes to show you that some fruit and a ton of vegetables really fill you up!! (I’m only OK with eating this type of low-calorie food plan for a short term period of time because it is so full of nutrient rich foods- my body is probably better nourished than it has been in a long time!)

Please let me know if you have any further questions!

xo

 

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