As for myself, I am very proud at how well I've done through (most of!) the holidays and how well I'm doing now. I've created a family meal plan (please check out January's meal plan here) that is prepared for them in mind, but then I tweak what I eat just a bit. For example, one night we may have hamburgers and french fries, but the fries will be baked and not fried, and I will prepare my hamburger without the bun and over a green salad. It's simple swaps that help me maintain my nutrition goals.
Ultimately, and what I have been able to stick with and what works for me, is a reduced-calorie diet (1300-1600 calories per day, tracked using my MyFitnessPal app), lots of fresh fruits and veggies, sometimes I'll have some Greek yogurt with fruit or plain with just a touch of agave nectar to sweeten it up, snack on some almonds, and lots of lemon water and green tea throughout the day. I do have an occasional piece of dark chocolate, but for the most part try to have a low-sugar and low-carb diet. I've also gone back to drinking my detox water (find that recipe here in my Health Living post).
This is what has worked well, and continues to work well for me! I'm also super-pumped about my half marathon training and have not missed a run yet, have been seeing decrease in my average mph and increases in my endurance! I'm proud of how far I've come in the past few years on my journey, and proud to be able to share it with you all!
What are some of your nutritional goals? I would love to hear what you are doing and how it's working for you!
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