#Winsday :: Tip #2 for an easier, more affordable lifestyle

health, Nutrition

Easier and more affordable.

They’re nice words aren’t they.

They make us believe, even for a split second, as though this tip, this little nugget of information I’m about to share, it can actually make your life easier.

and the truth of the matter is it can.

But honey I can give you a motivational talk that will move you to tears,
I can prime you with every life hack and tip there is,
I can share with you everything I’ve learnt – and I will.

But that won’t make your life easier.

What will make it easier is when you put it into ACTION.

So go on, try this one this week and let me know how you fare:

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Easy enough right?

Butternut Squash three ways:

Breakfast: Squash Burrito Bowl as inspired by Skinny Taste

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Lunch: Leftover Spicy Red Lentil and Root Vegetable Soup as inspired by Domestic Gothess

Dinner: Butternut Squash and Courgette Pasta Bake as inspired by Slimming Eats

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What base-food are you going to play with this week?

#Winsday :: Tip #1 for an easier, more affordable lifestyle

Boss Lady, DIY, Finances, Nutrition, Self-Love

Many of you know that D and I are in the process of cleaning out excess stuff, and trying to get a handle on our finances so we can maximize where we spend our money.

We’re both ambitious.
We’ve got some BIG goals.

Originally, I’d say they were BIG dreams, but since we’ve sat down and had a chat about how we can make small changes to see a great deal of reward, we’re now in the GOAL stage because we’ve set a plan!!

How exciting is that !?

I love when dreams become goals…. the only difference is whether you have a plan or not.

So while we’ve been planning, I’ve been making note of things that have really helped us so I can share them with you!

#Winsday tip #1:

This one is going to seem like a no brainer…. but it’s SO easy to overlook; so I’ll add it here as a friendly reminder to the both of us!

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Here’s our menu this week :

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By knowing this before we even head to the grocery store, we can plan a shopping list that looks like this

Meal plan shopping list for October 1 – 5

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As mentioned before (here!), I’m obsessed with the Fixate program that helps me to visually see the food groups I’m putting on my plate. It’s allowed me to ensure I’ve covered all food groups so I’m getting a mix of proteins, carbs, healthy fats, and micro-nutrients!

If you’re looking for some help in making meal plans, finding recipes, or adding in some dense nutrition into your life, contact me here.

 

 

Learning about Portion Size has changed my world!

DIY, Fitness, Freedom, health, mindfulness, Nutrition, Self-Love

I’ve always been a big eater – I think I can thank my cousins for that, as it was always a race to have seconds of my auntie Maddy’s salad or my auntie Patricia’s baking….

This big appetite translated into adulthood, and before I knew it, I was way over-eating: always eating until I literally felt stuffed and bloated.

Over the years, this has led to a complicated relationship with food, where I’d overeat, then under-eat, indulge, then cut out, all with the hopes of getting rid of the icky bloat and the hanger.

It’s taken me ages, but I think I’ve discovered it!
This week launches prep-week for my Online Fitness Challenge group – I am SO excited to share with my challengers all of the tips, tricks, and recipes to understanding food, and still feeling in control.

No weighing!
No counting!
No hangry Sarahlynn

It takes the guess work out of it and makes it simple!

 

What is this miracle system!?

The system is called Fixate

It uses coloured containers associated with different food groups (ie red for proteins, green for … greens !) to help you visually see what portion size you should have of each food group every day.

 

It is the simplest system ever! No counting, or calculating… just figure out your calorie bracket

Multiply your current weight in pounds x 11. This number is your Caloric Baseline.2. Add 400 (The Fix Calorie Burn) to your Caloric Baseline. The resulting number represents your Caloric Needs to maintain your weight.3. Subtract 750 (the caloric deficit) from your Caloric Needs. This number is the Caloric Target you should eat to lose weight

 

Then see how many containers for that calorie bracket and Presto! You’re on your way to having easy peasy meal prep.

The Bonus:

If you’re new to meal prepping like I am, then making use of both Pinterest and the Beach Body blog is definitely a great place to get some pre-made, totally DOABLE, simple, whole foods meal plans that cater to every dietary need.

Follow my Pinterest board for some ideas 😀