I want to share a deliciously decadent breakfast I get to enjoy every day, WITHOUT worrying if it’s going to wreck all my efforts at the gym!! But before I share this recipe with you, let’s talk about why I don’t have to worry!
TRUTH: balanced portion eating is the root of “diet” success. I really feel the word “diet” is like a bad 4 letter word…but in this instance I am using it more as a reference to a style of eating: healthy, slim, fit, fortified, weight conscious, mindful consumption of food.
Balanced portion eating is ironically why I can enjoy this deliciousness withOUT guilt. There is nothing to be guilty about!
Let me explain…..
It isn’t so much what we eat but how much we eat and I’m not referring to restrictions I’m preferring to portions and proportions. I am no dietitian or nutritionist and I’m not going to pretend to be.
I had to LEARN this and honestly just kind of figured it out recently. Weird I know I’m 47 you would’ve thought I had it figured out by now.
Let me ask you something, have you ever bought a diet plan or paid for a nutrition program but only used it three or four days and gave up because it was to complicated? I know I have. I did that with 21 Day Fix AND the Portion Fix which are really one in the same. I thought I was the only one but come to find out many of my clients felt the same way!
So let’s break it down further. Once I went all in a decided I was not going to keep giving up on my program I invested in so I decided I was going to FINALLY just figure it, and then it became so simple! I was really over complicating it the whole time.
It really comes down to these simple truths.
* You need a certain amount of every food group every day no matter what your goal is. It’s what our bodies need to function at its best. Leave one out and you’re at an imbalance. Even if everything else in your day was healthy, if you left out proteins or healthy fats or carbs you’re at an in balance. So really What it all boils down to is putting everything back in balance. When you’re in balance your body will naturally shed the body fat that it does not need (as emergency energy storage) because you’re providing nutrients it needs to survive through what you’re eating!
* As long as you have all of those nutrients with in the day it doesn’t matter WHEN you had them as much as how MUCH of them you had! So toss the whole “never eat after 7 PM” theory right out the window. It does not apply. You can have all your nutrients first thing in the day or last thing in the day, it doesn’t matter as long as you had all your portions consumed by day end. What a relief right 🙂 Evening time is my favorite time to eat anyways so having a big dinner is no longer daunting!
* Keep your portions consistent with the guidelines for your goals. This does not mean restrict food! It means FEED your body the fuel it NEEDS. Every individual is different so I can’t just tell you “eat 60g of protein per day”. Where you are at now and where you want to be is what determines the quantity of FUEL (food is fuel, remember that!) you will need. Does that make sense?
I LEARNED what was right for me to hit my health goals (to lose or to gain…) buy using The Portion Fix system! Yes, It took more than one attempt. To be completely brutally honest with you it took me almost 9 start and stop tries to finally get it right. But once I DID, meal planning, meal prepping, and “dieting down” has never been so easy!
If you’re sick and tired of trying to decode all of the diet fads out there rest easy, you never have to worry about it again with The Portion Fix!
Here is a direct link to look it over! http://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/BBportionfix?ReferringRepId=110372
TOTALLY WORTH THE MONEY!
Ok now let’s talk that dessert, I mean Breakfast!
Try these breakfast crepes:
•2 eggs, add 1/4 cup water and beat together!
Pour a THIN layer Into a medium size fry pan over medium high heat. Make sure your pan is either anti-stick or has a thin layer of coconut oil.
Cook until the egg begins to pull away from the pan then flip and cook another 30 seconds. Remove crepe from pan! (Makes 2)
Place the crepes on a plate, fill with sliced strawberries and bananas. Fold and roll to seam side down.
In a separate glass bowl Add a quarter cup of cream, a teaspoon of organic raw sugar. Beat until fluffy whip cream (about 90 seconds)
Top your fruit filled crapes with whip cream and extra fruit slices, shake some cinnamon over-the-top. I have mine with a side of fresh slice avocado.
Portion Fix meal: 1 Portion protein, 1 Portion fruit, 1 Portion healthy fats, 1 partial portion carbs.
I still have PLENTY of portions left in my day!
Fit Smoothie of the week:
Water, ice, Vanilla (Vegan) Shakeology and MCT oil! (Protein and healthy fats!)
If you have not tried the vanilla vegan Shakeology yet it’s pretty AMAZING! We actually have 4 vegan flavors now. Get a 7 Day TRIAL of Shakeology along with our CLEAN WEEK start up!
If you want a healthier lifestyle but don’t know where to start…just start with Clean Week. This all-in-one nutrition and fitness program guides you through 7 days of simple lifestyle changes to help you eat better, start losing weight, and create new healthy habits. Commit to clean eating, drinking Shakeology®, and exercise, and you can start by losing up to 3 to 5 pounds in just 7 days. When you discover how good that feels, it can be the momentum you need to create a truly sustainable new lifestyle!
Here’s a direct link: https://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/CWVEGANSAM?ReferringRepId=110372
Give it 7 days! You’ll be AMAZED!
Next week I will cover the topic of healthy fats and why they are so import! So expect me in your inbox. 🙂
My goals this week: My goal this week (like every week) is just to focus on consistency. I commit to five days a week of fitness and eating by The Portion Fix logic! Day 6 and 7 are active recovery and rest day!
Having accountability people in your life definitely makes a huge difference!!! I have face-to-face accountability workout partners and I also have a virtual community for accountability. If you’re feeling like you have no accountability please JOIN as FREE 30 day TRIAL member (or as a CLEAN WEEK member) SIGN UP CODE: http://teambeachbody.com/signup/-/signup/free?referringRepId=110372
In my virtual group we are all using Beachbody workout programs (and varies other forms of fitness!) and following the PORTION FIX eating plan OR the meal plan that coincides with our Beachbody workouts! This might be a great environment to help you gain motivation, stay consistent and get more help from your coach (me) and the others in the group!
People who join virtual accountability groups are 80% more likely to achieve their goal than people who don’t.
What are your goals this week? I would love to hear about them!