I am so excited to share a guest blog post today from one of the most generous & kind woman I know… my personal training client Sheila! She will be sharing some nutrition thoughts with you.
Creating a healthy pantry that you keep stocked is the key to healthy eating for me. At 58 years old, I never thought I could turn my bad eating habits around but I did with the help of my trainer, Kelly, a membership I now use to the gym and a plan to buy, eat and prepare healthy food. Down 60 lbs, I now love my new healthy life.
I am on the go all day for work so I keep a cooler of food with me in my car to stay on track.
Here’s what I keep in my house at ALL times (You must keep a list going at all times of things you need to replenish to stay on the plan)
I do NOT count calories, I just eat healthy!
Everything is organized in zip lock bags (3 sizes) or plastics containers
•Organic Oatmeal quick Oats
•granola( no more than 4g sugar) or make your own
•Brown rice, Quinoa
•Peanut Butter /Organic low sugar
•mini chocolate chips
•Canola oil, Coconut oil
•Panko bread crumbs
•Newman’s olive oil &Vinegar
•fat-free refried beans,brown rice, canned chicken and tuna and salmon
•green tea, dark chocolate
•Shakeology /strawberry,chocolate, vanilla,
•Skinny pop popcorn
21 seasoning salute (trader Joes), creole, basil, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, sea salt, pepper, parsley
cold milled ground flax seeds, chia seeds
•light string cheese
•Greek Yogurt (low sugar)
•chopped garlic, edamame, hummus
•peppers, avocado, spinach, kale, Romaine, broccoli slaw, shredded carrots
•carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, celery, onions, mushrooms, brussels sprouts, lemons, tomatoes, peas
•bananas, strawberries, apples (frozen pineapple, blueberries, mango for smoothies)
•Ground turkey, chicken, chicken sausage
I keep a lot of frozen fish (Salmon, tilapia, halibut, shrimp, scallops) take out in the morning its fine to cook at night.
Here is a sample of my daily meals, I keep all meals simple:
Breakfast is oatmeal with fruit ,nuts and 2 glasses of water
Mid morning snack is yogurt w/ granola and tea , 2 more glasses of water
Lunch is usually a salad with chicken or fish, 2 squares of chocolate, water
Mid afternoon snack apple with peanut butter, hummus carrots or my shakeology shake, water then for
Dinner meat, chicken or fish with veggies & potato or rice
Late snack if I need one popcorn or nuts and tea and water.
Thank you Sheila for sharing how you stay organized with healthy eating. The key to success is being prepared & having healthy foods on hand at all times and by avoiding purchasing unhealthy foods! I would also like to say how proud I am of how far you have come on your journey.
(The Picture on the left was taken a year ago in 2014, and the picture on the right was yesterday!)
You amaze me with your weight loss and fitness success over this past year
You have exceeded so many goals already. Not only have you created a lifestyle change for yourself but you have showed me that you are in this forever and I’m so happy to be a part of your journey!