Stop Junk Food Cravings | 7 Day No Junk Food Challenge

Stop Junk Food Cravings with the 7 Day No Junk Food Challenge

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If I had to ask, what would be your hardest thing to give up?  I asked my Facebook followers this question the other day, and not surprisingly, sugar, alcohol, white carbs, and processed foods were a HUGE concern.  Doesn’t that sound like a whole bunch of junk food?

I can personally attest that my results on my health & fitness journey can be attributed to my food choices. When I started to focus on eating REAL food, and giving up the junk, I noticed results!  If you are ready to give up the junk, but just don’t know how, join me for a free 7 day workshop!  I will help you kick the junk food beast and see results in 7 days!

—–> Join the free 7 Day Junk Food Challenge! <—–

The free group starts February 6th!  I will be providing a clean eating meal plan, and teaching you strategies to help you leave the junk food cravings behind!

Interested?  You can message me at mommafitpgh@gmail.com or fill out my challenger application to join this group!  Let’s kick that junk food to the curb!

Country Heat Workout by Autumn Calabrese

Country Heat Workout by Autumn Calabrese

How many times have you thought, ugh I hate working out!  The last thing I want to do is to spend hours in the gym, I don’t even know what to do!  Well you’re in luck because one of my favorite Beachbody trainers, Autumn Calabrese, has created a brand new dance cardio program that doesn’t feel at all like working out.  Its fun, there is NO choreography to remember (thank you!), its high-energy but low impact!  Your joints will thank you 😉

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But can dance cardio really provide results?

The test group results have been incredible.  And the most amazing thing is that ANYONE can do Country Heat!  You don’t have to have a dance background or be in tip top shape!  This program is really doable for all levels.

Check out these results from the Test Group!

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But what will I eat?

Using simple portion control containers, you will eat a balanced diet!  Autumn has created an amazing and SIMPLE to use portion control system that is easy to follow.  Plus when you make me your Team Beachbody Coach and join my official Country Heat Test Group, you will receive access to a full program meal plan that is delicious and takes all of the guess work out of it!

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What do I get with Country Heat?

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When you purchase your Country Heat you will get:
– 6 workouts on 3 DVDs in 30 minutes or less.
-7 Color coded portion controlled containers to efficiently help you portion out your food
-Country Heat Nutrition Plan which is an easy to follow guide that has recipes, tips, and more to help you get results.
-30 Days of Shakeology in any flavor
-Quickstart Guide- This is a simple 3 step guide that preps you for your fitness journey by giving you the low down on the nutrition plan and workouts.
-30 Day Calendar so that you know exactly what workouts to do in what order to maximize your results.
-Plus when you get the challenge pack you get access to Country Heat On Demand which means unlimited access to stream Country Heat and all the other workouts to any desktop, laptop, tablet, TV or mobile device.  So you can start your workouts the minute you make your purchase.

Ready to go? —> Click HERE to join the Country Heat FREE sneak peek group!<—

My official test group launches August 8th!  But before that, you can get a FREE glimpse into Country Heat by joining my team for a free informational event taking place on August 4th and 5th!  You can get all of the support and mentoring you need to succeed in this group!  I will teach you how to prep and plan your meals, what to eat, how to make healthy meals that your family will enjoy, and how to navigate restaurants and parties!  I will be your coach, helping you to stay accountable and succeed!

If you DO NOT HAVE A COACH the first step is to make me your FREE COACH.  Click here to sign up for free.  If you already have a coach that you work with please reach out to your coach for details on their launch groups!  Once you have made me your free coach, be sure to join our glimpse into Country Heat group by clicking HERE!

To be one of the first participants in our Country Heat test group, drop your email as a comment to this post OR fill out my challenger application—>  Click here to apply!

Whole30 Week 1 Meal Plan

Whole30 Week 1 Meal Plan

7 days down!  woo hoo!  As a former Whole30 dropout, forgive me for being a little excited!  I dropped out on Day 11 last time (pre-fitness mindset change) so I still have a few more days to break my record but so far its been pretty good!

Notables from Week 1:

-definitely felt the week 1 bloat
-wasn’t as hungry as I expected to be
-really loved adding in the post-workout meal
-Shakeology is amazing (as if I didn’t already know that LOL) But I’ve had some people on my social media ask if Shakeology is Whole30 approved but it actually isn’t.  I’m using Vegan Chocolate so at least not getting the dairy, BUT I couldn’t go without Shakeology for 30 days.  Its a part of my life that I don’t want to exclude.  I’m really happy too that I am getting superfood nutrition while further improving my eating habits.
-I’m really excited to implement this long term (said on Day 7 lol).  I even pre-ordered two new cookbooks, Lexie’s Clean Kitchen and Against All Grain Celebrations  I’m super excited for these to be released this Fall!

Here is a visual recap of my week!

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On to next week!

Week 2 Meal Plan

Breakfast:

Shakeology, Breakfast Pumpkin Custard, bacon and eggs

Lunch:

Turkey Avocado Veggie rolls, tuna salad

Dinner:

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
Bruschetta Chicken
Spaghetti Squash with Pesto

Snacks:  Lara bars, Cauliflower Hummus

Just like Week 1, I plan to adapt if plans change.  But all in all I’m making it work!

Whole30 Meal Plan Week 1

Whole30 Meal Plan 21 Day Fix

I’m a Whole30 dropout.  Ugh, mindset got me on that one last year but I won’t let it get me this time!  Truthfully I think I just wasn’t READY to make a healthy lifestyle switch yet.  But as I’ve gotten busy this year my nutrition has just been not as great as I’d like it to be and I really felt the need to get back to basics.  I’m never good on the fly and truthfully that’s why I think I failed the first go round!  So this time, I took the time to do my research and made a meal plan!  I’m going to go week by week and see what works, what I like and then make my life easy by REPEATING!  Some people may not like eating the same thing over again a few times, but for me, if it makes my life easier, I’m ALL for it!  I’m also going to be using my 21 Day Fix portion control cups because they are just so darn easy and then I can make sure I’m getting enough protein and veggies!  I’m still going to be doing Shakeology (even though its not technically Whole30 approved) because without it, I’m a hot mess!  You’re also not supposed to do snacks with Whole30, but again, I like to eat every few hours to keep my metabolism revving!  So here’s a look into Week 1 of Whole30 for me!  (Sorry I’m starting on a Saturday so that’s why this might look a bit odd!)

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Whole30 Meal Plan Week 1

Saturday

Breakfast – Shakeology
Lunch – Spinach and Tomato Frittata & Salad
Dinner – Turkey & Sweet Potato Skillet
Snacks – Whole30 approved Lara bars, turkey avocado wraps, baked sweet potatoes

Sunday

Breakfast – Shakeology
Lunch – Spinach and Tomato Frittata & Salad
Dinner – Turkey & Sweet Potato Skillet
Snacks – Whole30 approved Lara bars, turkey avocado wraps, baked sweet potatoes

Monday

Breakfast – Shakeology
Lunch – Turkey Avocado Wraps, sweet potato chips
Dinner – Memorial Day Picnic (should provide for a nice challenge!)
Snacks – Whole30 approved Lara bar

Tuesday

Breakfast – Shakeology
Lunch – Turkey Avocado Wraps, sweet potato chips
Dinner – Baked Mediterranean Chicken, sweet potato
Snacks – Whole30 approved Lara bar

Wednesday

Breakfast – Shakeology and eggs
Lunch – Tuna Salad, sweet potato chips
Dinner – Baked Mediterranean Chicken, sweet potato
Snacks – Whole30 approved Lara bar

Thursday

Breakfast – Shakeology
Lunch – Tuna Salad, sweet potato chips
Dinner – Cauliflower Pizza (no cheese)
Snacks – Whole30 approved Lara bar

Friday

Breakfast – Shakeology
Lunch – Bacon & Sweet Potato Hash
Dinner – Cauliflower Pizza (no cheese)
Snacks – Whole30 approved Lara bar

I’m going to be sharing my joining via my Instagram and Facebook pages so be sure to follow me over there and see if I can make it through 30 days!

21 Day Fix Kid Friendly Recipe Modifications

OK so I promised I would add my recipes from last week’s meals so wouldn’t this week be a good time for that?  As much as I love to blog I hate that it always falls last on my list!  My goals for this year was to blog twice per week and I’ve not exactly been keeping up with that.  But here’s to a new day and a new week!

Meal planning for me has been quite a bit easier when I take on less!  I also have a nice stash of on-hand meals ready for my kids in case a certain dinner I have does not impress.  I know that a lot of people say they don’t want to make more than one meal for their family and although I can definitely relate, I also am not going to let my kids pickiness stop me from making healthy stuff for myself.  So I usually do a little variation on what I’m eating to make it more kid friendly.

So for last week our two main meals were Chicken Tortilla Soup and 21 Day Fix Chicken Fried Rice.  On Friday I did salmon and asparagus foil packs!

21 day fix kid friendly recipes

Chicken Tortilla Soup – crockpot

2 chicken breasts
1 can diced tomatoes
1 onion, diced
1 cup frozen corn
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 32 oz container chicken broth
large handful of cilantro
1 tsp each, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chili powder

Place all ingredients in crockpot on low for 8 hours.  Shred chicken once cooked and return it to the crockpot.

Kid Friendly modifications:  My kids have weird things about stuff being mixed up together.  So I separate out the chicken for them and since neither of them like corn (weird) I give them another veggie like broccoli or something (usually only my oldest will eat the veggie, we’re still working on the little one!)  Then I usually give them a few tortilla chips to go with their chicken.

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21 Day Fix Chicken Fried Rice

2 cups cooked rice (I use a rice cooker)
2 chicken breasts, cooked, chopped and sprinkled with coconut aminos and sesame seeds
1 bag frozen mixed veggies (I like the “coastal blend” from Whole Foods)

Cook diced chicken in a pan with cooking spray until done.  Add in coconut aminos and sesame seeds to taste.  Set aside and cover.  Cook frozen mixed veggies until tender, add chicken back in and mix with rice. Portion using your 21 Day Fix green container.

Kid Friendly modifications:  Again, I just separate everything!  and I add a little butter to the rice.

Salmon and Asparagus Packs

2 wild caught sockeye salmon filets (I get mine frozen from Costco)
10 asparagus sprigs
lemons
olive oil, salt and pepper

Lay out two long pieces of foil and put 5 asparagus sprigs in each.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Place defrosted salmon on top of asparagus and drizzle with olive oil.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.  Put sliced lemons on top and add dill if desired.  Fold up long-sides of the foil and make a fold.  Repeat with short sides.  Place on a baking sheet and bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until desired doneness.

Kid Friendly modifications:  OK so my kids don’t eat salmon.  So I do fish sticks (love Whole Foods fish sticks) and the asparagus for them.

These recipes are pretty easy and include some kid friendly modifications that will hopefully make your meal planning for a week pretty stress free.  I like when my dinner is already made (hello crockpot!) and I can eat things that are still healthy and don’t take a ton of time!  If you are in need of more meal planning help, please feel free to email me at mommafitpgh@gmail.com and I would love to chat with you!