I have recently reconnected with my awesome personal trainer, Rachel. If you are a long time follower of this blog then you have heard me mention Rachel before. Rachel has agreed to train me long distance using Skype. Rachel has given me a number of dietary guidelines that I will share with you here.
Rachel suggests that I limit the following fruits to the first half of the day. I think it’s because their carbohydrate content is very high. The fruits are:
Rachel says that I should stick with berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries), kiwis with the skin on, apples, pers and watermelon.
Salads are great but now I have to be careful to measure out the dressing. No more two packets of salad dressing for my WaWa salads.
For sandwiches I have make a choice between avocado, cheese, or mayo. It’s not okay to have all three on a sandwich which is a shame, because that combo is delish.
The Great Cereal Swap of 2015
I used to buy individual bowls of Raisin Bran Crunch in bulk and think that I was being healthy.
Because of their added sugar content, Rachel has nixed these as a breakfast cereal. I’m no supposed to eat Cheerios with berries.
Rachel also suggests that I try some of the Kashi cereals. Lucky for me, they also come in handy dandy containers.
I would of course combine this with 2% or 1% milk for breakfast.
So this is what a typical day should look like:
Drink 8oz of water. Rachel says that will jump start my metabolism.
Then I am supposed to eat breakfast
2 hours later-fruit lately I’ve been on a blueberry and strawberry kick.
2 hours later- Lunch- protein and veggies. Rachel says that I should aim for small meals so that I can eat more frequently and so that I don’t get overstuffed and slow down my metabolism.
2 hours later-more fruit or veggies for a snack
2 hours later-dinner
If I get hungry after dinner I am supposed to eat veggies.
I have to break up with Burger King. I cannot eat any more fast food, nunca, nada. /
If I need to splurge, like on some really good chocolate, then I should wait until the weekend. Rachel believes in the 80/20 rule. If you eat healthy 80% percent of the time then you can eat not so healthy 20% of the time.
To read about my workout regime check out My Workout page.