Monday, January 28, 2008

Not seeing Results...What are you eating?

"But I do eat healthy"
Consequences of the Healthy Overeater
When you are feeling frustrated by the fact that no matter how consistent and challenging your workouts may be and you have cleaned out the pantry and the fridge to replace all the junk with the most whole natural foods....but you are still not seeing results.

At this point I will ask you how your nutrition plan is going?
"But I do eat healthy."
This is the most common response I hear, but upon further investigation, you may be very surprised at what you see.

Here is an example of one Busy Mom's Healthy Menu Plan.
Let's take a look...

1 Whole Wheat bagel
2 TBSP Peanut Butter
16 oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
600 calories

1 cup trail mix
(1/2 cup almonds, 1/4 cup raisins)
1 apple
500 calories

Tuna sandwich (1 can tuna in water, whole wheat bread, cheese, mustard)
Spinach salad drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar - 1/4 cup
550 calories

Kashi Bar - Go Lean Roll
200 calories

1 cup Brown Rice
6 oz Chicken
1 cup Broccoli
1 TBSP Olive Oil
650 calories

Popcorn - 1 bag Healthy Choice
290 calories

This is a great example of a day filled with wonderful, supportive choices - however, the amount of these choices can get you into big trouble when it comes to your results if you do not take the time to measure.

This "healthy eater" is taking in whopping 2,790 calories. According to her statistics and her goals, her maintenance calories are 2100.

To LOSE she would have to take in around 1600 cal a day but after days like this she is over by about 1190 calories.

At this rate she can expect to GAIN about One pound every 2 1/2 weeks.

Anytime you need to troubleshoot why you are not seeing results - you must have a way to track and evaluate what you have been doing. This is why a food log is one of the most powerful fat burning tools you could ever have.

For more tips and strategies to get your nutrition plan on track so you can begin to see the fat loss results you are working so hard to achieve, be sure to get your copy of Fit Yummy Mummy.

"I went through a big change in how I eat and that was for the better. The nutrition plan is so easy to implement! I can work it into my busy schedule. So far, I have lost 8 lbs and 8 1/2 inches while my friend has struggled with WW for years. Thank you Holly for creating this program. You have made a huge impact on my life and the life of my family!” ~ Deirdre Thompson, Michigan

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