Don’t tell me you can’t afford to eat healthy!

Yeah, I get it. Eating healthy has a reputation of costing a lot.

Yes, you can get items for $1 on the McDonald’s dollar menu.

When you’re making healthy choices, you don’t always have to shop at Whole Foods and limit yourself to buy only organic.

It’s all about making the BEST choice for your body. I can tell you that fast food is not that choice.

Here’s a recap of my Aldi grocery-shopping today in preparation for my 7-Day Clean Eating Group that starts Monday!

– I don’t buy meat at Aldi!  I’ll buy that at Giant Eagle.

-Veggies, fruits, cheeses, canned goods, hummus, ricotta cheese, pizza shells, hot sauce, some seltzer water,tortilla chips and a few snacks: yogurt covered pretzels, craisins, and SHOCKING… Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!

All for $68!  This will last at least a week, and the only other things I will need to buy are meats and eggs from Giant Eagle.

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If I can stock my home with healthy foods, you can too!

Is my nutrition 100% on point? Heck no! I have more than my fair share of “cheats”, and that’s ok. I’m happy with the choices I make and I don’t beat myself up for a few slip-ups.

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Holiday Challenge Time!

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It is typical to gain 2-10 lbs during the holiday season. Why do you think everyone’s New Year’s Resolution is to work out, get healthy, join a gym, etc.?

The Holiday season is usually reserved for big family dinners, wine, holiday cookies, parties, and hiding under your ugly Christmas sweater when those few extra pounds start to stick.

…. Enters my challenge! I have the perfect program for you to get on track NOW. You can lose up to 15 lbs by December 1, stay on the plan until the new year, and still enjoy your Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners, as well as a few holiday parties!  Everybody wins here, especially YOU. You will already be in shape, ROCKING that New Year’s Eve dress, when those around you are feeling stuffed into their clothes and getting ready to sign up at the local gym on Jan 1.

With this challenge, you will learn correct foods to put into your body, and the correct portion size of those foods! You will learn what to cut out of your diet, and still be able to enjoy that occasional glass of wine without sabotaging your results. We will also learn how to ENJOY Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, while sticking to your plan and not gaining a pound.

I can’t wait to tell you more about this Challenge and I hope you’ll join my exclusive, private support group!

Email me for more details!

jberon105@gmail.com

Order here if you’re ready!

Why the 21-day Fix doesn’t work….

…for everyone.

Hello…. it’s the #1 Infomercial in the country right now, complete with Montel Williams. You’ve probably heard of it!

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So maybe you’ve tried the FAMOUS 21-day fix, and didn’t get the results you were looking for.

Be honest with yourself; did you really give it a fair shot?

Can you say that you followed the plan exactly?

Here are a few common reasons why the 21-day Fix doesn’t work:

1. You gave up too early. There is a reason it’s called the 21-day Fix. You have to give it the entire 21 days to see results! The first week of the fix, your body is just getting used to eating the correct types of food in the proper portions. A person who is predominately sedentary, and suddenly begins working out every day will probably see some weight gain at first. The body builds muscle quickly, and it’s important to remember that more muscle will burn more fat in the long run! Trust the process.

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2. You didn’t eat ENOUGH. It is important to calculate the correct calorie bracket for your weight before you begin the fix. The calorie bracket you are in will determine how many of each color container you must eat each day. It is necessary to eat all of your containers each day. You will be doing intense workouts during the 21-day fix and need to ensure you are eating enough so that your body doesn’t go into starvation mode! It is a common complaint from my clients that they aren’t used to eating this much food, but you are actually learning the correct way to eat on this plan!

3. You CHEATED yourself! The meal planning book is pretty specific. The foods are listed in order of better to worse. Blackberries, for example, are a better choice than a banana. Whole grain or whole wheat bread is a better choice than white bread, even if they both fit in the container! If you choose to drink coffee, it is to be black. Flavored creamer and sugar is not included in the plan! Salt should not be added to any food. Dressings for salad need to be limited to the options listed in the book. The plan is all about getting back to the basics!

5. You didn’t use Shakeology. Is Shakeology absolutely necessary as part of the plan? No, but it’s a pretty big part and will guarantee your success. Shakeology can be used as one of your red containers each day as part of the fix, and is going to curb your cravings for junk food while giving you a ton of energy at the same time! One shake is equivalent to 6 salads worth of nutrition- and at only 150 calories each, it is a much better choice than any other protein source you can find!

4. You skipped your workouts. If you’re not used to working out every day, then yes, this program will be a bit of an adjustment for you! The secret of the program is a different type of workout each day of the week. The muscles you focus on in Monday’s workout, will recover when you move on to the muscles in Tuesday’s workout. It won’t be easy, but each workout only 20-35 minutes long. You can do anything for 21 days!

5. You didn’t plan and prep. If you don’t plan and prep your meals, you are setting yourself up for failure! It is nearly impossible to do the 21 day fix eating more than a few meals out at restaurants. It is vital to the plan to prep fresh food ahead of time and plan a menu for the week to stay on track.

So go ahead, give it an honest try! You won’t be disappointed if you follow these tips and stick to the plan! I’m here to coach, guide, and support you the whole time.

Email me with questions! jberon105@gmail.com

Check out the 21-day fix here!