Now Eat This! Diet

I have a secret I hardly share with anyone. So why I'm sharing it on a very public blog, I don't know, but... I love The View! I like hearing all the ladies share their, often, varying opinions.

Watching The View has kind of become a morning ritual for me. I wake up, put on a pot of coffee, make my breakfast and snuggle up on the couch to watch the show.

Well getting to the whole point of this confession, on today's show they had Rocco Dispirito on to share his  new book Now Eat This! Diet.

It seemed like any other diet (claiming the book offered food that tastes good and makes you lose weight at the same time), until he said (paraphrasing) it's medically proven that if you eat more you'll lose more weight. That got my attention!

The funny thing is, the woman's plan only lets you eat 1200 calories a day!!

Does anyone else have a problem with this??


Food Post :)

I promised you guys a food post. So here it is!

These are meals that I've been eating almost daily for the last couple of weeks. What can I say? I'm a creature of habit!

1/2 cup steel cut oats, 1/2 cup egg whites, cinnamon, and almond butter.

1 serving plain Greek yogurt, grapes, and cashews.

Vegetable frittata with salsa.

Smoothie with vanilla protein powder, spinach, unsweetened almond milk, strawberries, and ice.

Protein muffins with cream cheese frosting. I keep a batch of these on my counter, and a tub of light cream cheese in my fridge at all times! I crave them daily.

Chicken breast with green beens (I barely cook them at all. I like my veggies to be crunchy!) and teriyaki sauce.

Cajun chicken breast with salsa and avocado.

Hope this gives you guys a little inspiration. I'm loving these right now.

I also made these granola bars a few days ago. They're incredible!! I can't stop eating them.

I'll talk to you guys soon. Thanks for the comments :)


Bad, bad blogger

Hey guys,

Sorry for being MIA. I was away from home for a few weeks visiting family, and now that I'm back I'm playing catch up with school - doesn't leave me much time to blog.

But any ways... I've made a few changes to my workout plan and diet plan I can share today. Tomorrow I'm planning to post meals that I've been eating a lot of lately. I know the food post are always my favorite!

So I've made changes to my plan because I'm trying to cut out about 4-5% of body fat. I never wanted to gain a ton of muscle, in fact, I'm more than happy with how much muscle I have now. I just want to trim off the fat. So I'm trying new ways of doing that.

Workout plan: I've added lots of intensive interval training to my current plan. Bodyrock.tv has been amazing site to get my workouts!

I love Zuzana's approach to fitness. The short workouts are super tough and often times leave me feeling shaking and sick to my stomach. So don't try them thinking they're too short or easy.

Eating plan: I've dropped my carbs significantly! I've taken on the "earn your carbs" approach. This means that I have to complete a workout before I can eat oatmeal, bread, and most fruit (excluding berries and green apples).

                                   (I just love this picture haha)

If you haven't noticed from my blog, I get bored easily. I need to keep on changing things to keep myself interested in fitness and eating right. There's nothing wrong with trying new things (I encourage it!). Go out there and try something new today! It's the best way to get out of a rut.