Change can be scary, it can be hard.
Losing the weight or starting a new diet can feel like you are losing yourself and your identity.
And that is actually what is happening; you are getting rid of your old identity and building a new one!
You are brave for making a change, it is not easy!!
The faster you can believe in yourself to be that new person, the less painful that change will be.
Let’s get clear together on whom the new you is…..
What do you think and feel as a thinner, healthier you?
What tools do you need to become the new you?
Write all of that down and move forward from there and you will see how FAST and SIMPLE change is!
I would love to be a part of your journey and help you become the new you!! Join The Meal Prep Course and let’s do this together!
STOP FOR A SECOND.
When was the last time you paused and took a look at how far you have come?
How much you have grown since last year, how much weight you have lost, how many dietary changes you've made, how much more mature you are than yesterday ().
This plate pictured here is the sign I made for the original Basically It Meals before it was Basically It Meals.
4 years ago, it was called "The $6 Lunch". I would bulk batch my own meal prep and then take it to work each week and sell it to my coworkers. I hung this plate up at my cubicle to let them know when I had a batch to sell.
That is how far I've come.....from $6 lunch offered to coworkers, to full time business owner, to online course purveyor, to producer and TV personality.
We are all capable of INCREDIBLE CHANGE but so often we are stuck in "I haven't done enough", "I am not enough", "I will never get there".
So, stop for just one second today and give yourself a pat on the back for all the BAD ASS work you have put in!
I am so...
In the last 3 months, I have:
I spoke with an awesome group of people in a weight loss program the other night.
These people are making HUGE dietary shifts.
Something most of us will talk about, dream about, but never quite stick to.
These people were truly inspiring.
They wanted to know how to make the transition easier, less painful.
They wanted to know how to stick with it for years to come.
I told them this kind of change takes some planning. When we leave decisions food decisions until we are hungry, our brain is not capable of making a conscious decision.
When we're hungry we switch to survival mode, and we will eat the most calorie dense thing we can get our hands on.
We have to make those decisions ahead of time. Make them when we are in a clear-headed place with our end result in mind.
When we can do that, success is inevitable.
And the best way to do that is by meal prepping.
Your week is planned ahead, all your food decisions are made, and that way when you are hungry and tired and you open that fridge...
When I was getting my nutrition degree, I was sucked into a common belief: that American's health is failing not by choice, but by force.
This attitude bleeds into our culture and tells everyone "You can play the blame game, too".
I spent many years being angry at fast food, being angry at big AG, being angry with the food companies hiring chemists to manufacture foods that could hijack our taste buds.
How could they do this to unsuspecting, innocent American's and steal their health?
I felt powerless. I imagine you have felt this way, too.
There is nothing I can do to save our health.
But then I began to realize, my health is in my hands.
Your health is in your hands.
America's health does not lie with big AG or in a factory farm. It lies with each individual American.
YOU are the only one with the power to get healthier or sicker.
And that is not me BLAMING you, that is me EMPOWERING you.
You have a choice; and there are actually quite a few out there.
If you're busy, low on cash,...
A month ago I was completely out of running shape. I could barely make it five minutes.
Yesterday, I ran two hilly miles in 14mins and I wasn’t even that winded.
That’s what a little practice will do.
What are you practicing every day?
Are you learning how to be better? How to live better? Practicing creating more time in your life? Practicing creating more money?
You can have all of that and it doesn’t have to cost you a lot of time or money.
If you can get organized in just one area of your life everything else will fall into place.
For my clients, that is organizing their food each week.
Cecily is getting 6+ hours back every week. Ryan is saving 30% on food costs each week. Denise is sticking to her keto diet and losing weight consistently.
A little practice goes a long way!
Join The Meal Prep Course and start practicing the best thing you can do for your health and start having all these incredible things start showing up in your life!
Sign up at here! ...
Good things don’t come easy...
I was sweating my butt off at the gym today, kind of regretting being there, when this thought hit me.
If I want to feel the way I want to feel this summer, I’m probably going to have to go through it. Feel discomfort. Sweat. Skip dessert.
This goes for saving money, getting more free time each week, committing to meal prepping.
The work you put in upfront might not be easy.
You might even need to invest money upfront to get these things...
But if the result is worth it, then the “hard part” isn’t so bad.
I challenge you to do the hard thing today- invest in yourself, sweat, go through the pain.
It’s worth it on the other side.
Join the meal prep course and you will definitely give yourself the gift of time and money on the other side!
I just wanted to give you all the fabulous recipes that have come out of my ""What's in Your Pantry?"" segment on Channel 5 with Rene Knott so far!
The point of this segment is to give you recipes using ingredients you already have at home so you don't even have to go to the store. Check all of them out below!
Whose meal prepping today?
I made these caramelized pearl onions with peas (both frozen!!!) with thyme and sage and I got the compliment, "These are the best peas I've ever had in my life!"
High marks, you guys! And they were super easy
1/2 of a bag frozen pear onions
1 bag frozen peas
1 T olive oil
Pinch thyme and sage (dry)
Salt and pepper
Heat oil in a skillet and add onions.
Season with herbs, salt and pepper.
Cook the onions until browned and fragrant.
Add peas, season again.
Sauté until just beginning to brown.
I've been loving in mixing in the flavors of SPRING !!
Yes, it is finally here
This was a mango salsa I made to go on top of fish:
2 diced mangos
1 diced bell pepper
1/4 diced red onion
juice of 1 lime
Pinch of red pepper flakes, salt and pepper
Put it on fish, chicken or a chip! It is fantastic