Reverse Dieting

Here is an unfamiliar topic– reverse dieting. What is that?! Reverse dieting is pretty well known with physique competitors.  It is what I am currently doing now that my show has past.  Everyone knows that one goes on a “diet” in order to lose body fat/weight, but what about when you have successfully lost the weight you wanted?  There is a point where you need to understand that enough is enough–one cannot diet forever.  It is fatiguing mentally and physically.  But what comes after the diet?  A rebound back to old ways? Gaining back every ounce you had lost over the past few months?  This doesn’t have to be the case.

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Once you are at that realistic goal weight you can then reverse diet to a higher calorie “diet” to maintain this weight or a weight close to it. Continue reading

Tacos and Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 

Happy Tuesday Readers!  It’s that time again to share with you Meal Prep Monday Secrets and recipes!  This week I made tacos, southwest stuffed sweet potatoes, cilantro lime chicken, and ranch turkey meatballs!

Ingredients I used:

  • 4 lbs of lean ground turkey (1lb) was extra lean
  • ~2 lbs/1 package of chicken breast
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 2 cans of black beans
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning (mrs. dash– if watching sodium)
  • 2 bundles of cilantro (or cilantro paste)
  • 1 can southwest style corn
  • 3 limes
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning
  • corn tortillas or romaine leaf lettuce
  • veggies: for me, asparagus and broccoli
  • toppings for tacos: for me, chopped onion, jalepenos, guacamole

First, clean up your sweet potatoes, pierce them with forks, wrap in foil, and place in oven at 375 degrees. Bake until soft (~25 minutes)  Next, I began by making my Cilantro Lime Chicken— See recipe from last weeks post Here

While the chicken was marinated, I fixed up the tacos!

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What is IIFYM?

IIFYM

  
IIFYM, or “If It Fits Your Macros” is a diet that takes macronutrients into consideration for your weight goal. There are three major macronutrients that the human body needs in order to function properly: carbohydrates, protein, and fats. Essentially, this diet is providing the body with exactly the macronutrients it needs for your goals–whether that be weight loss, maintaining current weight, or bulking/weight gain.  IIFYM is sought after for its ability to be flexible and nonrestrictive when it comes to the foods you can consume.  Nothing is off limits if it fits into your macros.   Continue reading

Low-Carb Mini Pizzas!

Even if you do know personally know me, if you have spent any time looking around my blog I’m sure you’ve noticed that I mention pizza, A LOT.  Pizza is my weakness. Pizza is my cheat meal almost every week–and yet, I NEVER get sick of it.    Continue reading

High protein snacks 

In a rush?  Crazy Schedule? Your diet doesn’t have to suffer!  Forget the fast food garbage or the gas station junk.  Grab one of these snacks to keep you satiated throughout the day!  Here is a list of my favorite high protein snacks that are great on the go! Continue reading

Confetti Cake Batter Protein Pancakes

 
If you have read my previous protein pancake recipe you will not be surprised by any of the ingredients I used here. I have just tweaked my original pancake recipe to work with my new Cellucor Cor-fetti cake whey protein powder 

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

I know, I know, It’s a little early to hop on the pumpkin pie wagon–we just got to summer! But, I had an open can of pumpkin in my refrigerator from the protein donuts I made earlier this week and I wanted to use it.  I just finished a killer crossfit workout  and I was in desperate need for protein–LIGHT BULB : protein shake!!

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