Happy 2015! A brand new year is a chance to wipe the slate clean and start again. A chance to make new goals and a plan to reach them. Do you want to lose weight, become healthier and more fit, challenge yourself with something you need to prepare for? January is a great time to start.
This year my goal is to lose the holiday weight that crept on. It’s much harder to do now that I am older. I need a definite portion control plan. For the next three weeks, I’m using Portion Fix to help me cut the junk and eat the right amount of nutrients without overeating. Portion fix is a system to help you cut back on the calories without actually counting calories (which I hate). It used to be part of an exercise program called 21 Day Fix, but you can buy the containers seperately now (Yay!) The concept is simple, it’s just a series of containers that are colored according to the types of food you eat. Green is for veggies, purple for fruit, red for protein, yellow for carbs, blue for healthy fats like milk and cheese. orange for salad dressings, seeds etc. and teaspoons for oils and nut butters. You get to eat certain amounts (containers) of each type of food depending on your weight and if you want to lose or maintain your weight.
The very cool and helpful thing I discovered is that Pinterest is filled with recipes using this concept. If you just search Pinterest with the phrase “21 day fix” you will find tons of information and recipes. You can make your own board and pin the recipes that appeal to you. It makes cooking dinner pretty easy. I have tried to keep lunch simple by buying some lean meats and canned veggies. Then I just filled the containers, mixed the meat and veggies so I can microwave them at work and take another container of my favorite fruits. Breakfast is usually a protein shake for me, but you can find a lot of breakfast and lunch recipes, as well as snack ideas on Pinterest too. Here’s a link to follow my board if you’d like to. I may even try to create a few of my own recipes or change the ones I try. I’ll keep you posted.