I’m so overwhelmed with all the love and support on Instagram – so upon y’all’s request, I’m sharing my current diet and exercise routine. It’s REALLY simple and flexible. I’m going to give you the guidelines and not an actual menu as I am not a doctor or a dietician. Definitely consult one if you have ANY health issues.
I have always struggled with my weight, and dieting is just an everyday part of my life since I can remember. Literally like since childhood! As I have aged (I’m 33 y’all, the cellulite is for real!) I have found that my body responds the most to ketogenic cycling. I’m not gonna get all technical on you, you can all go to google I hope… but basically the concept is to cycle low carb and normal carb periods.
What is currently working for me is low carb days every week day and a high carb weekend. It’s really more of a scheduling/fun issue. Sorry, but this girl wants dinner with the bf! You can choose any cycle you like or find works for your body and schedule. Back when I was training girls, I recommended 3 low carb days, then 1 high carb day, then repeat. It’s seriously that simple… No food is banned if it fits the carb requirement for that day. I use Calorie King because some foods are sneaky!
Sample Low Carb Day
~I wake up, drink a huge glass of water with half a fresh lemon squeezed in it and then take my pup on a walk on an empty stomach
~I have a protein shake for breakfast once I’m cooled down and hungry (my fave recipe is below)
~I eat whenever I’m hungry throughout the day but my TOTAL carb intake for the day cannot exceed 20 grams. This is low y’all, like you gotta count them. However, there are so many low and no carb foods that are delicious – I really don’t feel hungry or have awful cravings
~On a good day, I also do the Sweat with Kayla app workout in addition to my walk
Sample High Carb Day
~I eat whatever I want as long as I’m still trending in the right direction with my weight/measurements (notice I say trending because you will never go down in a straight line!)
~When I’m stalled out, I stick to only “good” carbs like brown rice, sweet potatoes, and oatmeal (instead of doughnuts for example, which is one of my favorite cheats!)
My Favorite Protein Shake
You’re going to think I’m insane, but I swear this is delicious regardless of your feelings about cottage cheese.
In a blender, mix the following:
~1/2 cup cottage cheese
~1 serving chocolate whey protein (READ THE LABEL – don’t choose a protein with more than 5g of carbs)
~2 packets of Stevia
~2 ounces of water
~1 capful of caramel flavored extract
~5 ice cubes
~if you’re feeling fancy and have room for the carbs that day you can add some peanut butter – delicious!
I truly think that finding what works for you and what you can make a lifestyle is key. And consistency is what will get you results. Comment here or on Instagram if you have questions! I’m off to walk Kikka in this super cute Matching Capri and Sports Bra Set