Saturday, March 9, 2013

Think it's healthy?? Think again!

Nothing is more frustrating than working out diligently and not losing weight or inches. If you're in this situation, it might be time to re-evaluate your food choices. Here are 8 examples of foods that are typically considered healthy...but are really not!!

Granola  Most are so loaded with sugar and fat that the bad outweighs the good. Choose raw almonds to snack on instead

Vitamin Water - Lots of sugar and who wants to drink your calories? Choose lemon (or cucumber infused) water

Instant Oatmeal - Highly processed to help it cook faster - elevates blood sugar so you won't stay full as long. Choose Steel Cut Oats - Excellent source of fiber. Flavor it with cinnamon and stevia. 

Low-Fat Blueberry Muffin - Full of sugar and loaded with calories. Choose Ezekiel English Muffins and top with 1T of almond butter. 

Fruit-Bottom Yogurt - Most have more than 20g of sugar! Choose plain-nonfat greek yogurt and mix in some frozen (or fresh) blueberries

Caesar Salad - a dinner size can easily be 900 calories! The dressing does it in...and the croutons. Choose an oil-based dressing and skip the croutons. 

Fruit Juices - Sometimes these have more sugar than a soda. Stick to the real fruits and get your fiber along with the flavor

Dried Fruit - Same as above - lots of sugar. Stick to the real deal 

Are you ready for summer? Do you need to lose some weight before the big vacation - or relaxing by the pool? Texas Fit Chicks will help you reach your goals before June!

So many of my girls work out hard and go home and ruin it with poor food choices. Summer is here in 8 weeks. That means tank tops, shorts, bathing suits, sun dresses.... you know, the clothes we love and hate! I have a challenge for you. For the next 2 months stick to the Texas Fit Chicks meal plan, come to boot camp 3 x a week and as a bonus for 2 of your off days, do the workouts I post on Facebook or the ones that have been sent to you in the Texas Fit Chicks newsletters or simply go for walks outside. You will lose UP TO 20 pounds easy (depending on your starting point) in the next 60 days. 

If you are at a good weight, follow the plan, get in enough protein and watch how you build muscle. You'll define yourself and become stronger and your endurance will increase.

Follow the plan with your entire family. Kids, significant others, parents... everyone will love the recipes. No more fast food is my number one rule! If you need something quick and on the go start using your crock pot, choose the salad bar at whole foods or market street (my kids love it too), even Chipotle is a better option (no cheese, tortillas, sour cream and ask for a 1/2 serving of brown rice when building your bowl). STAY AWAY FROM DRIVE THROUGH restaurants! When eating out, ask for steamed veggies, no butter, grilled meat with no oil or butter, no bread, potatoes or rice (it's usually all packed with butter).... it's ok to be picky! It's your health and your body. 

Side note: weight-loss is not the same for everyone. That's why I say up to 20 lbs. we all have a different metabolic rate, different body fat percentage and different starting weight (the lower you are on the scale the less weight you'll lose). 

Keep at it, work hard, eat clean and you will see changes! You can't out train a bad diet. No matter how hard you work at boot camp, if you go home and make poor food choices it'll be as if you never did the workouts. 

Have you seen our awesome GROUPON DEAL of the day? Only 2 days left to grab this and get summer ready with Texas Fit Chicks and our experienced trainers!!

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