For those of you who are on the higher side of calories needed throughout the day, here are some tips for you as you are planning your meals so that you don't feel like you are eating ALL day long, and tips that will help you get all your containers in thru the day!
For example, you are going to eat more of:
Red containers: protein
Yellow containers: grains/carbs
Purple containers: fruit
Teaspoons: healthy fats
Some of you may be thinking..."This is a TON of food, how can I lose weight eating so much?" Well, your body needs calories in order to burn calories and fat! So if you have been trying to lose weight by not eating much, you're probably putting your body into starvation mode and it is clinging on for every last calorie you put in your mouth and storing it as fat instead of using the calories you eat to get your metabolism working properly to burn fat!
So, how do you go about eating this much food in one day? Well, there are some tips and tricks I can tell you, but, if you have some tips that have worked for you I would love for you to share those with me in the comments below and I can even put them into this post!!
Tip #1: Shakeology (with fruit and veggies)
- Add fruit (purple container) into your shakes to make it more flavorful and diverse each day! This is an easy way to use up some of those extra purple containers and will make you not feel like you are constantly eating!
- Add veggies to your shakes (green container): You have a lot of green containers that you need to fill thru your day. This is another great way to get your greens in...throw it in a Shakeology shake or blend it up for a "green smoothie". You can easily add spinach into a shake and it won't effect the flavor too much. See how you like it, but it's a way to not have to eat "one more salad!".
- Along the same lines as the Shakeology is a "Green Smoothie". This is a great way (and one of my favorite ways) to get my greens in for the day! Sometimes I just don't like eating my veggies...so I blend them! Try this for a snack or along with a meal!
I know the upper calorie plans call for 6-7 "teaspoons" which are going to be your oils and nut butters. Now, my thought is that a perfect world where calories didn't matter, is that you would be able to eat peanut butter like it were veggies!! LOL. However, I'm sure most of you want a little variety from the nut butters. Hehe.
And of course, getting your olive oil is easy by using it for salad dressings or sauteing your veggies.
Tip #3 Green containers - veggies
Ok, so we have discussed a few ways above to sneak those veggies into your day. But some other ways to try and get your veggies in…
Hiding your veggies: Have you ever tried to "hide" the veggies in meals so your kids will eat it? Well, same type of thing here. Often time, I will be making dinner and throw an a few handfuls of spinach chopped up very small and when it's cooked into the ground turkey or burgers or even your brown rice or quinoa, you can't taste it. (Also, check out this amazing quinoa salad that uses a lot of veggies and is so delicious). So if you can find ways to "hide" your veggies. Or even pureeing your veggies and mixing them when you make different meals.
|Sneak your spinach into any food!|
I know it can be challenging to get all your containers in for the day if you are at an increased calorie range. If this seems to get hard and challenging for you, I would love to be your coach and help you get amazing results and work together to get you down to a lower range of calories so you don't have to eat quite as much throughout the day!!
If you do want some extra support through your 21 Day Fix journey, fill out the application below to be considered for my upcoming challenge group with the 21 Day Fix! I'd love to help you through your health and fitness journey! You will get the personalized support and accountability you need to lose the weight, get healthy and in shape! Today is YOUR day to get healthy!!
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