Valentine’s Lingerie Slim Down

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Dear Diary,

As Valorie’s post reminded me, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, which has motivated me start my lingerie slim down plan. Here’s the thing about me, and I find it’s true with a lot of other people, I procrastinate – phrases like, “I’ll start eating right on Monday” or “I didn’t eat that much today, I can eat 4 pieces of pizzas” can be heard coming from my mouth (I’m really good as rationalizing).  But when I have a goal to reach that’s in the near future, like 11 days, I find the motivation within.

So, ladies and gents there’s about two weeks left to Valentine’s Day, so it’s go time! Wear that lacey number with a bit more confidence and rock the LBD instead of playing it conservative; shedding a little weight can help boost your confidence and hells bells, kick off a healthier lifestyle.

You might crave sugar and salt for the first couple of days, but don’t give in! The 11 day sexy slim down starts now, step away from the bagel and smear! I’ll be tweeting different recipes all week, if you need some inspiration.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS PORTIONS. Often it’s the portion size that makes it hard to reach our goals of weight-loss, here’s some quick ways to measure what you should be eating without making a scale and measuring cup a part of your life…Cuz that’s just too crazy, even for me.

PORTION EXAMPLES

PROTEIN

–          Salmon, Chicken, Pork  – about the size of my hand – from the my middle finger to the end of my palm

–          Tofu – about the size of my palmSONY DSC

–          Tuna Fish – about a fist size

–          Eggs – five egg whites or 2 regular eggs

Carbs

They better be complex carbs – no chips, white breads or pastas for 2 weeks…only because I care!

–          So it’s the good stuff quinoa, (Check out Jackie’s Recipe) brown rice, beans or yams I usually take a fist size worth serving sizephoto(32)

Dairy

–          I love cheese, if you can steer clear of diary for 14 days you are my personal hero, but if you are like me and need cheese. Here’s the game plan buy light string cheese (perfect snack serving size), fat-free feta cheese and cottage cheese.

–          For cottage cheese serving size, once again your fist comes in handy as a good indicator, of knowing how much to eat.

 

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Fats

–          Olive Oil – 2 TBSP

–          Nuts – about 12

–          Peanut, Almond butter – a spoonful

–          UDO’s oil – 1 TBSP

DAILY MEAL PLAN EXAMPLES

BREAKFAST = CARB + FAT + PROTEIN

  • Protein shake (follow the link for the recipe)
  • Cottage cheese, 12 almonds and a Trader Joe Fiber Muffin.
  • Eggs whites with veggies and a spoonful of peanut butter.

MORNING SNACK  = FAT and/or VEGGIES = FOR EXAMPLE

  • CELERY and peanut butter
  • Hummus and carrots, red peppers, cucumbers
  • Cheese stick

LUNCH = VEGGIES + PROTEIN + CARB FOR EXAMPLE

  • Chicken salad with brown rice
  • Chopped salad with turkey, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes and carrots, half cup of black beans

SNACK = FAT

  • Cheese slice
  • Almonds
  • Cashews

DINNER = PROTEIN + VEGETABLES

  • 1LB of steamed vegetables, I know it seems excessive, but if you starving the best thing is to fill up on vegetables, if you do this you’ll be less likely to snack on bad foods when you get home and you will also see your skin start to brighten up :), Chicken, (check out Val’s recipe) small salad with tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, feta cheese
  • 1LB steamed vegetables, Salmon, (marinade it with an Asian Flavors) small saladIMG_1186

NIGHT TIME TREAT

  • Tea with almond milk and stevia

The best part of this plan is you get to eat, I think that’s the most shocking to people! You aren’t going to drop ten pounds in 2 weeks, but you’ll notice a difference. Remember to drink lots of water and I’ll be there with you passing up the banana nut muffins and bagels, we can do it. Subscribe and follow our Twitter for daily recipe tweets.

 

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