day 34 1400 calorie day

Why I eat a low fat diet (and a 1400 calorie day)

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Day 35 of my weight loss journal, for Bikini prep 2023 After seeing the meals I’ve been posting, I got this question on instagram that I wanted to answer here. Maura asked, why do you keep your fat so low? Great question! I know it’s very trendy to eat a high fat diet, but high fat foods have never appealed…
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day 33 1300 calorie day

Meal Timing and 1300 calorie day

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Day 34 of my weight loss journal, for Bikini prep 2023 Several people in the last few days have messaged me asking when I eat my meals (as in the times). I LOVE your questions. Please keep asking and I can write something more interesting in these posts than just a recap of my day! When it comes to weight…
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Day 31 Saturday prep food

Full Day of Eating Recap from the Weekend

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Day 30-33 of my weight loss journal, for Bikini prep 2023 Only 82 days to go till my bikini show. (June 3) It’s going to be here before I know it, and I still want to drop another 8ish pounds! But, until then, here’s my weekend recap! Friday FULL DAY OF EATING Saturday Sunday
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Day 29 full day of eating

6 Reasons You are Eating that Doesn’t Include being Hungry

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Day 29 of my weight loss journal, for Bikini prep 2023 I was listening to a podcast (of the anti-sugar, anti-carb variety) and the host was talking about how carbs make you crave more food and stimulates appetite rather than suppress it. But, while carbs definitely can be highly palatable and desirable, it’s just not black and white, and all…
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Thoughts on Self-Discipline {1400 Calorie Full Day of Eating}

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Day 28 of my weight loss journal, for Bikini prep 2023 Full Day of Eating MyFitnessPal Record Day 28 Quick thoughts of the day on self-mastery Self-mastery or self-discipline is something I’ve been intrigued with for a long time. So, I’m always looking up talks on the topic of developing mastery of your physical self. I love this quote I…
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Social Gatherings and Staying on Your Diet

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Day 27 of my weight loss journal, for Bikini prep 2023 Here’s the question of the day! It seems like every weekend there’s a social event with lots of food. I don’t to make a big deal about the food, and I go in with the resolve to not eat, but I often eat anyway just to fit in. What…
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day 26 bikini prep meals 1300 calories

10 Things to Do Instead of Snacking (and 1300 Calorie Day)

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Day 26 of my weight loss journal, for Bikini prep 2023 Since I’ve been writing almost every day, I thought it would be fun to answer some of your questions at the beginning of each post! Today’s question came from Trudy.. She asks: How do you manage snacking? I feel like I’m in a mental snacking phase and end up…
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Weekend Travel Meals {12 Weeks Out}

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Day 23-25 of my weight loss journey for Bikini prep 2023– and I only have 12 weeks left! YIKES!! OK, I’m actually glad I am writing how much time I have left, because it helps me get serious, and not cheat on my plan! This past week my brother in law passed away (my husbands brother), so we had an…
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Day 22 Macro and calorie counting for weight loss full day of eating

Quick Friday Update – 1293 Calories

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Day 22 of my weight loss journal, for Bikini prep 2023 This will be a quick update, because we’re headed out of town again, but my food is packed and I’m ready to go. Day 22 : 1293 𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔, 126 𝒈 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒊𝒏, 96 𝒈 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒃𝒔, 45 𝒈 𝒇𝒂𝒕
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1400 calories high protein on bikini prep day 21

Wednesday Meals with 1406 Calories 140 g protein

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Day 21 of my weight loss journal, for Bikini prep 2023 For those of you new here, I started trying to lean out for my next bikini show on June 3, 2023 in Las Vegas. I’m 21 days in and 2 lbs down. I stepped on stage last year around 103, so I’m hoping this year I have more muscle…
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1400 calorie day macro meals High protein

How Long It Really Takes to Lose Weight

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𝑭𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒎𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒅!!20 days of counting and measuring everything, and I finally saw the scale drop this morning. Almost three full weeks to lose 2 lbs. Although it’s only a two pound drop from the day I start officially “prepping”, it honestly started long before that. Back in November, my weight got to 117, which is when I…
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1283 calorie day high protein low fat

Do Artificial Sweeteners and Sugar Free Foods Affect Weight Loss (and 1283 calorie day)

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As I’m pulling back the curtain on my daily meals, it may seem like I consume artificial sweeteners every day. And between sugar free syrup, sugar free pudding mix, protein powder and diet soda’s, I probably DO consume them every day. With this evidence against me, a question came to me on Instagram today from a follower who asked if…
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Dieting while Traveling and Finding Motivation for Weight Loss

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I was highly motivated this weekend to stick to my plan, even though we were traveling. But, being 100% consistent for the past 17 days and not really seeing any progress (as measured by the scale), I’m feeling a bit defeated. One thing that I think is making me lose motivation to keep being this strict with weighing and measuring…
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Day 15 full day of eating

What Protein Powder I prefer (and a 1300 calorie day)

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Day 15 of my 100 day bikini prep! Follow along my meals during prep here. 1337 calories 173 g protein, 116g carbs, 29g fat Let’s talk about protein powder! Because obviously, I use it a lot! (swipe to see my stash!) I like protein powder because it’s an easy way to hit my protein goals. And unlike 25 years ago…
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1300 calorie day with High Protein Veggie Dip and Cake Batter Eggs

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Full day of eating on Bikini Prep 2023 These meals definitely need some explaining!! 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭: Sweet egg whites….1 cup egg whites with 1/2 teaspoon cake batter extract, sprinkles and a a pinch of splenda. It sounds weird, but this was my attempt at a copycat version of Muscleegg. (you can get my full recipe I posted about this before, here)….
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5 Day Training Split for Bikini Prep

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My 5 Day Training split for Bikini Prep 2023!All of these exercises I perform at a gym. I do have some dumbbell only workouts that I can share later, but for now, this is what I’m doing. Each exercise I do 4 sets, with 60 second rest in between. Lift HEAVY enough that you need the full 60 seconds to…
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Printable Macro Friendly Meal Plan {and my 1500 calorie day}

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Having an eating plan helps me stay on track with my food goals. Use this macro friendly meal plan to track your food intake! Free Printable!
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Keeping the Goal In Mind {Day 12 of Bikini Prep a 1345 calorie day}

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Good morning! Have you ever set some big goals and then resume your regular daily life forgetting all about them? This happens to me a lot. In fact, sometimes, I’ll remind myself of my goals when I wake up (it really gets me out of bed), but by 10am, I completely forget them. In weight loss, this happens a lot!…
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Tracking a Weekly Calorie Deficit vs. Daily {and a 1500 calorie day}

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If you are eating in a calorie deficit to lose weight, does it matter if you are in a daily deficit, or can you track weekly calories? When I first started losing weight, I had an excel spreadsheet that would take my daily calories, add them together, and divide by 7 to give myself a daily AVERAGE, rather than my…
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Day 10 full day of eating with BBQ chicken and overnight oats

Peanut Butter Protein Fluff Recipe and 1300 Calorie day

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Delicious and fluffy, this protein fluff recipe is a mainstay if you want to increase your protein, eat something filling, and feel like you’re eating dessert. Day 10 of my bikini prep 2023 is in the books! I’m feeling pretty great, my meals are still tasty, delicious, and satisfying, and I have plenty of energy. I could do this forever!…
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Day 9 full day of eating bikini prep 2023 without running gu

Birthday Cake Protein Shake (and my high calorie day)

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Full day of Eating, Total 1776 calories, 148 g protein, 176 g carbs, and 55 g fatFor all the Bikini prep 2023 meals, click here! Once a week I take time off of the weights for a long run and I add 30-40 grams of carbs. I love those days! Check out my long run below… Yesterday, I had Myfitnesspal…
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day 8 full day of eating biklini prep 2023

Volume Eating {and My 1426 Calorie Day}

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Even when you are in a calorie deficit, you don’t have to be hungry with volume eating. The meals I’ve been putting together to lose 10lbs for my next Bikini show have been quite filling! (follow the bikini prep 2023 here) Jump to Full Day of Eating Why practice volume eating? Someone asked me since I started posting my meals…
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day 7 full day of eating bikini prep 2023

Don’t Underestimate Those Sneaky Calories {and a 1450 calorie day}

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More journal entries from bikini prep 2023 can be seen here! Sometimes, I believe my low calorie diet isn’t working, when I’m eating the right amount of calories, but still am not losing weight. But, almost 100% of the time, it’s because I am not counting ALL of the calories that pass my lips. I make the rookie dieting mistake…
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Day 6 full day of eating bikini prep 2023

Learning, Lifting, and Long Distance Running (plus a 1450 calorie day)

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My three passions in life are : Learning, Lifting, and Long Distance Running. Truly, everything I do revolves around those things. So, my random thoughts about all three and how they are fitting into my life right now. Anyway, thanks for letting me vent. These things are weighing heavy on me and I just needed to share. And finally, if…
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Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes and Ideas

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Why eat sweet potatoes? The Healthline explains this simply by saying, “Sweet potatoes are versatile and nutritious, packing a good amount of vitamin A, vitamin C, and manganese into each serving. They also have anti-cancer properties and may promote immune function, gut health, brain function, and eye health.” But more than this, sweet potatoes have a unique flavor that is…
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