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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

3 Ways To Survive Holiday Parties

Don't let the holidays leave you feeling yuck, stuck, and icky!
This time of year it’s so hard to think about weight loss of even maintaining - that was my goal going into December but it's left me feeling like poop. With all the parties, events, special seasonal treats, and food gifts it’s so easy to convince myself that I’ll just do better in January, restart with those 2020 resolutions.

But if you follow me on social media you know that  I’m done with putting off feeling great, so here’s to day 3 of being back on eating food that leaves me feeling awesome AFTER! And choosing my treats.

So how do we navigate the season and not miss out?

Here’s three things I’m going to start implementing.

1. Neither starve nor binge before a party. Sometimes we believe that lie that we can save up all our calories and then go all out at dinner, this is not a good plan! Or maybe we swing the opposite and throw the whole day away knowing we will be treating ourselves that night. Instead I'm going to eat my normal healthy foods, maybe even eat dinner at home before I go and choose my 1-2 favorite treats and have them in reasonable portions.

2. When appropriate offer to bring a salad, that way I always know I have at least one solid go to food that I can feel good about. What host doesn't love the offer to bring food to share?! So it's a win win!

3. Finally, make it less about the food and more about the people. Don’t stand around the serving tables, instead move the conversations away from the food and tune more into the people I’m surrounded by. I went to the part to socialize didn't I? So I don't need to make it about the food.

I'd love to hear your go to ways of not allowing parties and get togethers to derail you in the comments below.

Filled with Hope,

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

That Post Holiday Feeling

Enjoy the holidays without the bloat and weight gain!For the last 4 years, on the Monday after a holiday weekend, I would have been that friend posting
something like:

“Did you eat ALL the things this holiday like I did? If so, you might be feeling as yucky, bloated, and tired as me too. Let’s get back on track together."

But that's not me today.

Today, I come from a place of enjoying my holiday without making it about food. 🙌🏻

I was able to enjoy a bit of that sweet potato casserole that my mom always made, along with a cookie and a tiny key lime pie from my Fixate cookbook, without gorging myself until I felt "yucky" and "bloated." This year, the holiday time together was about friends and family and not about what was on the table.

I'm finally in a place of feeling good and in control. My decision to stick with my workouts and follow my eating plan allows me to actually LOSE weight over the holiday. Imagine that!

But it’s taken me years to get to this place.

It's taken me years to realize that I DO have the tools to overcome eating "all the things." I don’t have to look back over a holiday weekend and regret that I have to work hard to lose the weight I had gained.

It’s truly about a lifestyle change.


Recipes the whole family can eat that don’t cut out any food groups, that are wholesome, homemade, and with the right balance of macro nutrients <—- without all the work that can bring.

I’ve needed this in my life for a long time, and maybe you have too.

I’m not going to beg you to join me, because it truly is a lifestyle change and something you have to be ready to make for yourself, but if you ARE ready, I’m here to coach you through it as a certified Ultimate Portion Fix coach!

If you’re not ready, that’s OK too, but if that ever changes I’ll still be here, still doing this thing, because this is about a lifestyle!

Filled with Hope,