Update: I am no longer a Beachbody coach, however, I believe these were great tools to get me on the path to a healthy lifestyle!
In November of 2014, I found Beachbody, and it helped me jumpstart my weight loss again and transformed the way I approach food through the 21 Day Fix and Shakeology. Over the first few months, I dropped 15 lbs!
The 21 Day Fix taught me portion control and how to incorporate real food into my diet. It completely transformed the way that I looked at food now and helped me understand nutrition. Hence, Tweaked Foodie was born. I started changing the way that I ate and wanted to share how I did it. I started out with daily eats and exercises, and now it’s turned into this blog. The 21 Day Fix taught me that dieting isn’t about restriction, it’s about fueling your body. I couldn’t believe how much they wanted me to eat every day. I wrote a couple Facebook posts about it here and here. Seriously, so much food! But really, it taught me how to balance out my day. And how important fruit and vegetables are. I go through so many fruits and vegetables in a week now, whereas I barely ate any before.
One way that I’ve incorporated more fruits and veggies into my diet is through Vegan Chocolate Shakeology. Every day I add some sort of fruit and spinach to my daily dose of nutrition, which carries over from the 21 Day Fix, as I was finding it hard to fit in all of the servings I was supposed to have. So I figured out that I could just add them to my shake and boom – I started hitting my goals every day. I’ll admit, I’m a bit obsessed with my Shakeology – I can tell the difference when I don’t drink it, and I CRAVE it. It gives me energy, it tastes delicious, helps with digestion, and it curbs my cravings (for the most part 😉 – we all need chocolate every once and a while) for something sweet. I just switched my Shakeology from breakfast to lunch (see this post), and it has seriously cut down my afternoon snacking. It’s not a miracle shake by any means, it’s not going to melt the weight off of you. But with the right diet and exercise, it can help, and there are so many benefits.