Fun Ways to Get Back into Shape after Baby

3  Fun Ways to Get your body back One of the things a new mom thinks after baby is arrives is “how am I gonna fit back into my clothes!” There are many things that affect the time and methods needed to get our bodies back like heredity, physical condition before pregnancy, and personal metabolism rate. All that aside (because really, SNOOZE), here are some easy ways ANY mom can use to start weight loss no matter how long ago baby arrived:

Friends. Get another mom friend and set goals together. Even if it’s just going for a walk a couple times a week, you with start to become more active with a little encouragement and accountability.

Snacking. Eating frequent, healthy snacks is crucial for all mothers, whether nursing or not. The body needs fuel to do all the activities associated with caring for baby, and frequent snacking can provide this fuel. The healthier the snacks, of course, the better. But frequency can also be key to boosting a sluggish metabolism and keeping energy levels high. Dancing. Babies love music and gentle movement, and you can dance your way into shape by soothing the new love of your life with dance moves. Choose slow and steady movements, mimicking the tenets of yoga, stretching gently. Any of these fun activities will help you towards your ultimate fitness goals with minimal effort. Once you feel comfortable with these things, you can take it up a notch by starting a workout program, meal planning, and accountability groups  Megean and the boys

 Meagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room. And as of July 6th is the proud mom an brand new baby girl! In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!  Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

4 Easy Ways to Slim Down for Summer Without Dieting

4 Easy Ways to Slim Down For Summer without dieting 

With the season of shorts, swimsuits, and sundresses fast approaching, you might be wondering what the heck you’re gonna do to drop a few pounds and feel great in your clothes ASAP.

Use these 4 easy ways to slim down for summer without dieting!

1. Focus On Reducing Night Time Snacking.

Instead of obsessing over total calories, just close the kitchen after dinner. You’ll cut your daily caloric intake without number crunching. Try drinking hot tea or ice water with lemon to keep you mind and mouth occupied and your tummy feeling full.

2. Include One Fruit & One Veggie At Every Meal.

As soon as you start thinking about removing something “bad” from your diet, you’ll probably start wanting it even more. Focus on adding in the good and eating it first, not taking out the bad. Chances are you’ll end up eating less unhealthy foods because you’ll be full and satisfied by the healthy stuff!

3. Sneak In Activity Without Exercise.

Instead of worrying about creating a workout routine from scratch, focus on being more active in general. Play with your kids, park far away from the door of the store, take the stairs, walk to the mail box, ect. Any extra steps you can put into your day will add up big time.

4. Make A Date.

Our social lives tend to revolve around food and drinks. Instead of meeting a friend for drinks, meet her for a walk on a trail or invite her over for a healthy dinner. The more you can include your friends and family, the easier it will be. Plus, the busier you stay doing fun things, the less likely you’re going to be focused on food!

 

Megean and the boysMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!  Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

Green Grapefruit Smoothie Recipe

Green Smoothie

 

I’m generally not a green smoothie or green juice fan. I like adding green veggies to my otherwise fruity smoothies or Shakeology, but just greens with a side of green apple is not for me. So call me pregnant (7 months to be exact), but while scrolling/trolling Pinterest the other day I actually had an intense graving for a GREEN smoothie. I followed several links to different blogs but none of them appealed to me (I’m sorry but celery and cucumber and mint blended do NOT excite my palate).

The craving was pretty intense so I decided to wing it with what I had in the house and BOOM! I hit the jackpot and knew I had to share this with you ASAP! This smoothie is just barely sweet, but has no bitter green flavor typically associated with … grass…I mean super green smoothies.

 

 Grapefruit Green Smoothie

It turned out so lovely I’ve had one every day since. It’s slightly sweet initially (slightly) and then the grapefruit flavor kicks in as an afterthought. Why have I never seen grapefruit in a smoothie recipe before? It’s such a brilliant, wonderful fruit! It’s definitely a must try.

Any way, this is ah-mazing & I highly recommend it if you are new to green smoothies, or like me, just don’t care to acquire the taste of them.

 

Me and the boysMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!  Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

3 Surprising Things Slowing Weight Loss

Is the scale stuck?

Is the scale stuck? Do you feel like you are doing everything right but not seeing the results that you want? It’s actually very common among women trying to lose weight. They are working hard and are focused, disciplined, and serious about their health, yet they aren’t seeing the results they want to see.

These are the top 3 reasons why ladies in my online support groups find themselves in a weight loss plateau.

Not Eating Enough

When you eat a clean, healthy diet, the body requires a surprisingly large amount of food. If you are obsessively counting calories so that you hit your calorie target, you may not be getting enough food to fuel weight loss. You should never drop below 1200 calories (NET) a day, but many of us should be well above that number for healthy weight loss. This is especially true if you are working out intensely. Take two weeks and increase your calorie intake by 200 HEALTHY calories a day and see what happens.

Sleep Deprivation

It doesn’t matter how perfect your diet is or how intense your workouts are, if you are sleep deprived your weight loss will stall. The body requires adequate sleep to function properly – that functionality includes weight loss. Lack of sleep also makes proper nutrition extremely difficult. I really don’t feel like a chicken breast and brussel sprouts when I’m running on 4 hours of sleep – I would rather have a cheese burger! If you’re a mom, this can be the most challenging part of losing weight. Do the best you can and at least be aware that it affects weight loss.

Lack of Weight Training

If you are nearing your goal weight and feel stuck, you may need to either lift heavier weights or START weight lifting. Strength training will not make you bulky. Women generally do not have enough testosterone to bulk up from lifting. It will build muscle mass, prevent injury, and keep you strong. Without weight lifting you’re going to have the same shape body even at a smaller size. To change the SHAPE of your body, you have to have weight lifting in your life. Think of it as a toner bicep taking away from post-baby belly fat.

Me and the boysMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!  Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

A few of my Favorite Things

Woman shopping for Paleo diet 

Since adopting the Paleo lifestyle in April of 2012 I have discovered a whole new world of food! It’s a mind-blowing world full of flavor and health benefits (not just meat, contrary to popular misconception). It seems like second nature to me now, but I get asked a lot of questions about things I eat so I thought I would share some of my favorite staples with you. Though these recipes fit within the perimeter of a Paleo diet, everyone should enjoy them! Don’t get hung up on a label…unless you’re Vegan. Then the eggs are probably a deal breaker!

Home-made Mayo

Growing up, my dad made our lunches in the mornings. He must have thought I really loved mayo because he slathered it on every sandwich he made for me. As a result I developed a strong aversion to the store bought stuff and didn’t touch it for all of my adult life. Then I found out how EASY and DELICIOUS homemade mayo is to make. It’s nothing like it’s store bought counterpart in taste or ingredients. It’s a staple in my refrigerator now!

The easiest, yummiest version I’ve found is found here. 

I use my food processor and use the tiny little whole in the top insert to drizzle in the olive oil (patience is not my strong suit). This is definitely a must try!

 Home Made Mayo

Photo Courtesy of www.theclothesmakethegirl.com

 

Chocolate Waffles

When I started Paleo I thought I would never get to enjoy any baked breakfast foods again without guilt (and some major digestive track issues). Then I discovered these chocolate waffles! OMG! To. Die. For. I must confess that they are very dense and very rich, so I actually eat them when I’m craving a treat or serving a fancy brunch (which happens like once a year). I triple the batch every time and put the extras in the freezer for a quick grab. The kids love these too. HINT: make sure your waffle iron is HOT before you start cooking, otherwise these bad boys will stick to the iron and you’ll be sad.

Find the incredible recipe here and book mark it: 

chocolate-waffles

Photo Courtesy of www.paleomg.com

 

Home-made Almond Butter

You’ll find many recipes online for nut butters that involve adding oil, salt and measuring things (don’t love measuring things so this bothers me). One day I thought I would just add dry roasted almonds to my food processor and let her run. And boy did she! Yes, it’s takes 7-10 minutes. Yes, you better have a sturdy food processor. The result is delicious though, you don’t have to add anything to it, and it’s much much much cheaper than the jars you buy in the store.

Hints:
1. Use dry roasted or raw almonds so there are no hidden oils on the almonds that will mess with the flavor or your tummy.
2. Kick it up a notch and stir in cocoa powder and raw honey AFTER you’ve made the butter (otherwise it clots up).

Almonds
Sweet Potato Hash

If you haven’t tried sweet potatoes for breakfast, you must! Most days I just bake it in the microwave and top it with over easy eggs. If I’m feeling super refreshed and energetic, I go the extra mile and make a sweet potato hash in the skillet. It brings out the natural sugars in the sweet potato and is yummy any time of the day.

Here’s where I initially got the idea.

I rarely add all the spices she mentions, but it is yummy when you do. I put some coconut oil in the skillet and brown the shredded coconut in it with a little salt.

sweet potato hash

Photo Courtesy of www.nomnompaleo.com
Hope you enjoy these as much as I do! If you have a favorite, please share it in the comment section below!

Me and the boysMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!  

Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

Adapting to a Healthier Diet When You Feel Overwhelmed

Adapting to Healthy Diet

When trying to eat healthier or lose weight, it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed. You might feel overwhelmed, confused, and discouraged. Here are some tips that will set you up for success. Any one can do lose weight and get healthy – it’s truly a matter of you deciding that you’re going to make a change and never look back.

Start Slowly

“Diets” fail because they feel like punishment. As soon as I know I can’t eat something, it’s all I think about! When you create strict rules to follow, you not only feel as if you are depriving yourself of things you want, but you also increase the chances that you’ll slip up. You must stop thinking about weight loss as a temporary goal with temporary behaviors. It’s a lifestyle, a way of living, that will make you feel great and allow the weight loss to happen naturally.

I recommend making small and gradual substitutions. For example, if you usually drink soda with your lunch, you can substitute water for soda one day a week, then two days, then three. Eventually, you will get used to the healthier choice and it will become a habit.

Another great place to start is by cutting out snacks after dinner two nights a week, then three, ect. Mindless night time eating is a trap for many women! This simple change alone can lead to weight loss.

Learn to Make Simple Dishes

Cooking at home is a great and tasty way to eat healthier, especially if you incorporate fresh vegetables. However, you do not have to be a gourmet chef or count every single calorie that goes into your dishes. I recommend that you keep it simple and just focus on incorporating fresh ingredients.

Healthy people tend to eat the same thing over and over. Find a dish that you like and stick with it until you have time and are ready to branch out. For example, instead of a chicken casserole bake chicken breasts and roast a vegetable. It’s much easier to keep track of portions when you eat simple, de-constructed meals.

Don’t Be Too Hard on Yourself

Lifestyle changes are much more successful over the long-term when they are gradual changes. Accept that you may not see drastic results in just a few weeks, and learn to celebrate your small victories. It is worth celebrating when you find a new healthy dish you like to cook or when you find an exercise routine that you find fun. Appreciate these victories and look for ways to add to them.
Don’t use a bad day or week as an excuse to quit trying. Failure is your friend! It’s a chance to learn something about yourself, your habits and what you need to do to be successful.

 

Meagan Norris- Beachbody CoachMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!  

Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

 

10 Simple Tips For Controlling Cravings

10 Tips To Stop Cravings

Cravings can get the worst of us. They can turn a great day into something we would rather not remember. Learning behaviors and habits that will allow you to just say no is the key to weight loss, feeling great, confidence, and long term maintenance once you’ve reached your goals!

Remember That Willpower Is Like a Muscle

Willpower is just like any muscle in your body. The more you use it, the stronger it gets. At first, you may find it very difficult to say no to your usual afternoon sugary treat. Over time, your willpower gets STRONGER and it becomes easier to make the healthy choice. You start to recognize the confidence and power that come from being in control of food, instead of letting it be in control of you. Don’t expect it to be easy right out of the gate, but know that it does get easier!

Drink Plenty of Water, Then Drink More

Thirst can mascarade as a craving. I suggest cutting your body weight in half and shooting for that many ounces of water every day. For example, I weight about 145 so I shoot for roughly 70 ounces of water (or 2.5 Nalgene bottles) every day! Make sure you’re not just thirsty before you reach for that treat.

Eat Enough of The Right Foods

It’s not enough to count calories. You have to eat the right foods. The good news is that you can eat much MORE when you eat the right foods. Be honest with yourself, are you actually getting 5 servings of vegetables every day? Do you know what a serving looks like? This is something I struggled with and didn’t even realize it! Programs like 21 Day Fix will help you get your portions and food on track if you need help with what to eat. Without enough of the right fuel in your body you will be more likely to crave something that’s bad for you.

Indulge Once A Week

If you’re trying to lose weight, I recommend limiting true indulgences to once a week. Once you are in “maintenance mode” you can relax that a little more. It’s important to give yourself something to look forward too every week so that you can say no in the moment knowing that if you wait it out you can truly enjoy a treat at the end of the week.

Embrace the 20 Minute Rule

If you’re really feeling like you just can’t live without that piece of chocolate or salty pretzel, wait 20 minutes before indulging. Drink some water and focus on something else. You may find that 20 minutes later you couldn’t care less about that treat or you might gain some perspective about whether it’s a good choice for you.

Don’t Expect to Be Perfect

It’s about progress, not perfection. No one is perfect! If you use a slip up as a reason to quit and throw in the towel for the rest of the day or week, you’ll back track big time. You can’t ruin your progress with one bad choice or even one bad day. Don’t give yourself this easy out.

Get An Accountability Partner

Having someone you can call, text, or email when that craving hits can make all the difference. Choose someone with whom you are comfortable sharing your goals and struggles. Also commit to offensive accountability: it’s not about that person discovering that you’re struggling to make good choices, it’s about YOU taking responsibility for reaching out when you need help.

Sleep More

If you constantly find that you are fighting cravings even after trying these simple techniques, you may just be tired. Permission to sleep more granted! If you’re sure you simply can’t get to bed earlier think about cutting out Television and Internet surfing. Chances are you can sneak in at least one more hour of sleep with some scheduling and discipline.

Operation Distraction

Finding a healthy alternative to your favorite treat couldn’t be simpler now. Google is your friend so use it! There are endless blogs and websites dedicated to making yummy treats out of healthy ingredients. One of my favorites is www.paleomg.com but find the ones that work for you. Remember, it’s better to eat a high calorie treat that’s full of healthy ingredients than to opt for a low calorie treat that’s highly processed and full of chemicals.

Never Give Up

Never give up on yourself. If these tricks aren’t working for you, who cares? Do your own research, be your own advocate, and find something that does work for you! These things work for me, but that doesn’t mean they are perfect fit for everyone. Take responsibility for your health and have confidence that you will figure this out!

 

Meagan Norris- Beachbody CoachMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!

Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

Water is your Best Friend

Water is your best friend

You’ve probably heard that it is important to drink plenty of water. Most people appreciate that it is bad to be dehydrated, but few fully understand just how beneficial it is to incorporate enough water into your diet. Let’s look at a few of the somewhat surprising benefits of drinking water.

Water Can Help You Safely Lose Weight

One of the simplest ways to shed a few pounds is to drink more water. This may seem too easy or strange to you, but there are plenty of reasons why it works. One of the first symptoms of dehydration is hunger. You may find yourself craving less food when you increase your water intake, and you are not depriving your body of anything it needs.

Moisturize Your Skin from the Inside Out

Dry skin is a very common problem, especially in the wintertime. Instead of spending a lot on expensive moisturizers, you can provide the hydration your skin needs by drinking water. Your skin cells need water in order to repair quickly, allowing you to enjoy youthful, smooth and firm skin.

Build Your Muscles

Trying to tone up or bulk up during your fitness routine? According to Fit Day, you can strengthen your muscles with the help of water. Your muscles require oxygen in order to work and perform, as you need them to. Water delivers this much-needed oxygen.

Boost Your Energy Levels

If you are feeling run down and do not have the energy to complete your fitness routine, it could be because you are low on H2O. Thirst is actually often one of the last signs of dehydration. When your body needs water, you could begin to feel tired, run-down, or have a headache. Instead of reaching for more caffeine, reach for a glass of water.

Get a reusable water bottle and make a point to drink several bottles every day! Could be the simplest solution you’ve ever tried!

Source:

http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/5-little-known-benefits-of-drinking-water.html

 

Meagan Norris- Beachbody CoachMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!

Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

Making Sense of Superfoods

 Superfoods

In recent years, the term “superfood” has been thrown around a lot, and may have caused you some confusion. The confusing part is often that no two lists of these miracle foods ever tend to be the same. This is because the foods considered superfoods are subjective.

What Makes a Food Super?

The term “superfood” is a blanket term typically used to describe any food that is densely packed with vitamins, nutrients and/or antioxidants. These are foods that are considered to be particularly beneficial to your health, providing a wide variety of health benefits from weight loss to a strengthened immune system.

Below are a few examples of foods that are commonly labeled as superfoods.

Blueberries

As on this list, blueberries will often come first in lists of superfoods. This is because you will be hard-pressed to find another food that packs so many vitamins and so much fiber into such a small space.

It is important to note, as Live Science has, that most other berries are almost or equally as healthful as blueberries. If you prefer blackberries or cranberries, you will still be doing your body a great service when you have a handful of these.

Spinach

Spinach is more than just a food that makes cartoon characters strong. It is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C, Lutein and other important nutrients. Similar to the berries, most dark leafy green vegetables are going to be very good for your diet. Spinach in particular is considered to be good for your immune system, your eyesight and your cardiovascular health.

Salmon

Speaking of your heart health, salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids to help in this area. It is also a very lean source of protein, making it a great way to get the fuel you need for your workouts.

Dark Chocolate

In need of desert? Have a small serving of dark chocolate, which also contains antioxidants. Dark chocolate has actually been linked to lowered blood pressure and improved heart health.

I get my daily dose of superfoods in Shakeology, but I also try to add in as many of these foods into my diet as possible. This is one of my favorite, simple superfood treat!

Rasberries

Raspberries With Whipped Coconut Cream

Ingredients:

½ cup of raspberries
1 can of coconut cream chilled for at least an hour in the refrigerator
1 tbls of pure maple syrup or raw honey
1 tsp of vanilla

Directions:

Place the coconut cream, syrup, and vanilla into a mixing bowl. Whip them together. Top Raspberries with one or two tablespoons of the cream and save the rest for later! The leftover cream is delicious on waffles, fruit, and on top of smoothies!

Source:

http://www.livescience.com/34693-superfoods.html

 

Meagan NorrisMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!

Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

 

4 Diet Myths BUSTED

What makes for a great first blog post? Busting the chops on diet myths that could be steering you to weight gain, not loss. There are so many supposed shortcuts promising fast results.  Guess what?  You might actually get fast results with some of these shortcuts!  But don’t you want LASTING results?  The last thing I want is to lose 5 pounds this week and then have my bubble burst two weeks later when I’ve gained back 7 pounds!  The 4 diet myths on this list have been critical to my own weight & fat loss, and the maintenance of my results.  Hope they are helpful for you too!  Have one not on this list?  Share it in the comment section!

Myth #1:   Counting Calories Is The Key That Opens the Door to Skinny

            For me, it’s far more important to consider the types of calories I’m consuming than it is the actual number consumed.  Counting calories is appealing because it’s concrete and straightforward, but learning how to eat whole foods is more beneficial long term.  For example, I might consume 100 calories with 10 crackers.  I would rather eat 150 calories of roasted zucchini tossed in olive oil.  The secret to long term weight loss is learning how to eat well.  No one wants to count calories forever.

Myth #2:  Eating Vegetarian, Paleo, Vegan (ect!) Will Automatically Help Me Lose Weight

Eick!  No matter what lifestyle you decide is right for you, it can be abused.  I might follow a Paleo lifestyle, but if I’m living on almonds, dried fruit and my favorite Paleo treats, I’m still not going to have the body I want.  Balance is critical no matter how I decide to eat!

Myth #3:   Saving Up Calories for Later in the Day Figuring It Will Even Out

Do you know how many times I’ve attempted to prove this statement RIGHT?  Many.  I love dinner time.  It’s when my husband and I get to be together in peace and enjoy a meal (and usually a snack), so I figured if I saved up some calories I would be able to indulge a bit more at dinner.  This strategy backfires every single time and a little indulgence turned into a lot of indulgence every time!   Eating a great breakfast and keeping my body fueled throughout the day allows me to control my portions later on in the day.  If I try to “save up” I’m going to over indulge later when I’m starving and trying to satisfy my hunger.

Myth #4:     Being Hungry All Of The Time Is Just Part Of the Weight Loss Journey

            I’ve been here too, back when I embraced Myth #1.  It’s the worst.  I counted down the seconds until I could eat again, calculating what I could eat the most of based on my calorie budget.  Once I made the switch to focusing on whole foods & eating Paleo, I realized I felt satisfied all of the time and could eat when hungry and stop when full.  I don’t believe you have to be hungry, grumpy, and miserable to lose weight and be healthy!

Meagan Norris- Beachbody CoachMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!

Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!