You know how in March when most of us are freezing our butts off and eating things like stews, soups, and chilis … You know how we gain a few lbs in winter from all the starchy foods and all the Netflix binging? How we move less and eat more? How inactivity becomes the “norm” because “who wants to go outside in the rain and snow and wind”?
You know how we all believe that we will lose those extra 5 lbs because during summer we will move more and eat better? We will live on salads and fresh fruit?
Ya, well this year it’s been different for me. 2020 is just a lot different in MANY ways. I didn’t lose 5 lbs lol? Hands up if you lost 5 lbs (not fair those of you who had surgery this summer lol)
This summer was full of salads and fresh fruit but it was also full of unnecessary alcohol and potato salads. The bread basket makes it’s way back onto my table some nights. Chips and salsa – NO COMMENT.
It’s September guys – the long weekend is now behind us and we need to get back to a more “normal” routine (if that’s even possible in 2020). My normal routine will include longer work hours. It will include longer workouts. I will incorporate more low carb alternatives and healthier meals all around.
I want you to join me and I have prepared us a fantabulous low carb menu to get started with. It’s a 5-day plan to get ALL of us BACK on TRACK and prepping for healthier overall choices, options, and meals. It includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and one snack.
Now, if you’ve already incorporated intermittent fasting into your lives, all you need to do is drop one of the meals and break your fast with my breakfast OR lunch option. Heck, you can even eat all 3 meals in your eating window if you want to but that is kind of defeating the purpose. Besides, if you are following a low carb lifestyle, you won’t be hungry enough to eat 3 times in a shorter eating window.
I have included 5 different breakfasts, 5 different lunches, 5 different dinners, and 5 different snacks. Doesn’t mean that you need to follow my meal plan each day. You can pick and choose. I just wanted to offer you these ideas in order to expand your food repertoire. Sometimes we get in a food rut and eat the same things over and over again. If I offer you lots of suggestions, something may jump off of the menu and onto your plate.
The portions are tinier than a regular portion. I have given you recipes for ONE person but you can easily double, triple, or quadruple the recipe so that your whole family can enjoy them. Every recipe is low carb, moderate protein, and fat. I hope you find some new recipes to add to your life.