I've been eating clean since April 2012 when I was introduced to an online fitness trainer, The Get In Shape Girl - Kyra Williams. Since meeting her, my fitness goals, eating habits, and overall lifestyle have completely changed. I don't even bother with the scale anymore. For me, it's all about how I feel on the inside, my health, how my clothes fit, and my reflection in the mirror. After having 2 babies in 2 years, my body has been through a lot, and somehow I'm the healthiest I've ever been! My meal plan is what works for me. It's been a long journey with hard work and dedication, but I love how my body has transformed.
Between work life and home life, I'm very busy so the main key for me is to PLAN! Here is how I manage food prepping:
- I grocery shop once a week. Since I buy a lot of fruits and vegetables, I like to eat them within the week rather than shopping for two weeks or longer and end up throwing groceries away. Plus I'm able to manage our refrigerator better and I also find that I don't spend as much.
- I plan my meals, gather recipes, and make by grocery list by Friday each week.
- On Monday I grocery shop and batch cook. I make all my meals for the week except for dinner. I make those the day of or we have leftovers.
- I eat 5-6 meals per day:
Meal 1/7:30 am (Breakfast)
Meal 2/9:30 am (Snack)
Meal 3/12:00 pm (Lunch)
Meal 4/3:00 pm (Snack)
Meal 5/6:00 pm (Dinner)
Meal 6/9:00 pm (Snack)
- I try to eat around 1700-2300 calories a day, aim for my macros to be 40/40/20, and aim to eat less than 30 grams of sugar (see my caloric intake guide for more details).
I hope you enjoy my recipes! I'm in the process of gathering my favorite recipes and taking pictures. I will continue to them when they're ready.