As you guys know very well, work has me very busy lately. I haven’t even touched upon what this has done to my diet.
And I’ll tell ya, business for me typically equals a very poor eating regimen. For the past few months, I had been grabbing convenient, quick meals. And not the healthiest meals, because I wanted all. the. food. Spinning makes me HUNGRY. I was stuffing my face at night with not-so-healthy choices and waking up feeling gross, my clothes were starting to fight tighter, and I was getting frustrated.
So, at this point, I was more than ready to enlist my buddy Jim for help. Remember him? Two winters ago, Jim put me on a nutrition plan to help me knock off some weight around the holidays.
This time around, I’m doing a summer slimdown with Jim. My plan is a little different than it was last year, especially since I no longer eat meat. It’s definitely more of a challenge to find protein sources, but with now my no-meat diet makes me feel, it’s more than worth it.
I have now been on my plan for almost two weeks, and I’m already down a few pounds. I felt super hungry the first day, but after that day, I have felt completely satisfied. And if anything, I’ve been working out more than before since I’m paying attention to my body and my weight. My clothes are fitting better and I feel better.
The biggest difference to my diet with Jim’s personalized nutrition plan adjustment has been the frequency at which I eat. I am fully aware it’s best to eat lots of small meals throughout the day, but I was more snacky, grabbing a spoon of natural peanut butter or half of a protein bar every half hour.
Now, I have three meals and three snacks a day, supplemented by a protein shake or a piece of fruit if I really need it in between (but for the most part, I don’t). I’m definitely eating more fruit and a smaller assortment of protein bars. All good things.
All I needed was a little guidance, someone to hold me accountable, and some food planning. I already feel so much better, and I’ve only just begun.
I also don’t have to give up my beloved protein shakes from Bad Ass Coffe Co. Thank the lord. Cherry blasts have been the majority of my lunches.
If any of you are interested in a personalized nutrition plan from Jim or one of the experts at Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studios, check him out. I’d highly recommend the program to anyone interested in a nutrition plan that is tailored to his/her lifestyle and fits in the foods he or she likes. I like that Jim checks in on me every few days to ask how I’m doing and is happy to answer any questions I have. I’ve been known to send a panicked “HELP I’M GOING TO ______ RESTAURANT TONIGHT AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT I SHOULD EAT” text or two.
Drop Jim a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. They offer e-training anywhere in the world — not just nutrition plans, but boot camp exorcises as well.. Skype workouts and all! Shoot them an e-mail for prices and more details.
I’ll keep you all updated on how I’m doing on this plan of mine. So far, so good!