Currently I am on a healthy foods kick as well as an overall fitness kick. I’ve really had to switch things up in my diet because now I am counting calories and really trying to stick to a plan. I am using the app My Plate and so far I really like it. I am budgeted 1600 calories/day. I had wanted to try 1200 but I think I’ll just have to wait until I lose some more weight. The app gives you the amount you should be eating/your weight.

So anyways, like I was saying I really had to plan out what I was going to eat each day. As someone who works in the school system, eating/drinking can really be hard to get down to a science, some days I barely get to the bathroom! So for me, I need stuff that is already packaged or easy enough to grab but will keep me full.

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Breakfast: Muller Greek Yogurt + Belvita Breakfast Bars

Mid-Morning Snack: Piece of fruit or Fiber One Brownie + 16oz of water

Lunch: Protein Shake, 16oz of water, piece of fruit, carrots, and/or nuts

Afternoon Snack: Protein bar, 16oz of water, and fruit or nuts

My dinner varies but it always healthy. This is seriously what I eat on a daily basis, I just switch up the order depending on how I am feeling. I do however consume anywhere from 64-83oz of water a day. It’s been really awesome making the change.

Other changes I am making include:

-exercising 3-4 times a week

-stopping eating 3 hours before bed, so basically 7pm

-strength training like planking

It is not my intention for this blog to turn 100% into a fitness journey but currently that’s what is happening around here! Also I would really appreciate if you would take my reader survey to help me out with making this blog even better!!

Cheers!

xoxo Lindsay

 

 

16 Comments on Currently: Healthy Foods Kick

  1. Stephanie Volkert
    June 17, 2015 at 12:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Congrats on making changes to be healthier! Making changes like that certainly isn’t easy when you are working – I’m eating more junk now than I did when I wasn’t working and I don’t like it one bit.

    I wouldn’t recommend that anyone eat 1200 calories a day though, as that’s the threshold at which your body goes into basically starvation mode, especially if you are also exercising. There’s a good article on it here. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sophia-herbst/1200-calories_b_4816597.html (And yes, I thought 1200 was the magical number before, not that I was trying to lose weight, but was trying to help hubby lose weight, so I’m glad I read that).

    SparkPeople is also a really good resource for tracking health and fitness goals. It’s what I’ve been using for myself and hubby.
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  2. Pam @ Hodge Podge Moments
    June 17, 2015 at 4:04 pm (2 years ago)

    I love that you’re being conscious of what you’re eating! That’s so important. I use that app too – I’m hodgepodgepam on there!

    I’m excited to follow more of your health journey!
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  3. Courtney
    June 17, 2015 at 7:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Is the app difficult to stick with? I always have the worst time with calorie apps! ): I’ll try this one,though! Great job staying healthy(:

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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      June 17, 2015 at 10:01 pm (2 years ago)

      Well I’ve only been using it for a week but I’m feeling pretty determined to stick with it

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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      June 18, 2015 at 9:21 pm (2 years ago)

      I’m hoping not to calorie count forever but just so I can get a basic idea of what foods I should be eating to stick with my weight loss.

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  4. Amanda Cross
    June 19, 2015 at 1:53 am (2 years ago)

    You have a lot of good advice. I am definitely hoping to start including more water in my diet. I think that is a small change I need to make. When I go home from college I drink way more soda and sugary drinks than I should. I am excited to follow your journey these coming months!
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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      June 19, 2015 at 7:43 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you for reading! 🙂 if you ever want to chat about getting healthier let me know!

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