Sitting here at 37 weeks + 3 days...(19 days left!) I thought now would be a good time for a little baby update since we are quickly approaching our due date! :) It kinda feels like the past 9 months flew by buuut also took their good ole time... So many fun memories were made as we have prepared for baby girls arrival - Getting her room set up, picking out the cutest little clothes for her, and reading (too many) "how to prepare for a baby" articles online...haha
As for me, I am still feeling good and getting in some workouts. Ya never know which one could be the last! Which is kinda exciting :) For my training I have been roughly following BirthFit while switching things up and adding in different things that I like/need + I aim for 5 workouts every week depending on how I feel. Some days I just consider walking my dog around the block as my workout :) It's HOT and I get tireeed + Boozy thinks his walks are supposed to be FOR TIME not leisure. Which is prooobably my own fault since I used to run him so that they would take up less time :)
Food cravings haven't been too crazy. It started out as fruit, lots of water, Starbucks, and mexican food, then added in my current favorites: Newks, Chik-Fil-A, Milk, and a little ice cream sometimes :) We've still been cooking our Hello Fresh meals for dinner which have been a life saver.
We finally decided on a name! So no more worrying about that. My bags are packed (after lots of insisting from my sister...Thank you Grace. Always looking out for me hehe) and NOW we just wait! There's not much else to do so we are just busy getting more and more excited to meet her!
But for now, Until she arrives and I get to spam everyone with baby pictures...You can enjoy these fun ones of my growing belly! Almost there!!!
Can't wait to do a reverse transformation in the coming months :) Looking forward to getting back to my RPStrength too...OH and wine + mimosas on Saturdays + unlimited coffee. I've probably most definitely missed those the most haha
Estimated due date is September 25! Comment with your best guesses on when she will make her arrival!
Hi, Hello, & Happy Summer! This post is just a little update on what foods I have been cooking for dinner for the past 3 months. While being pregnant and not really craving my own cooking skills...I had to get creative in the kitchen. I heard of people trying out meal delivery services, but I had never given it much thought. After feeling sick for weeks and finally starting to get my appetite back I decided to try out Hello Fresh. Side note: I was also starving my husband of dinner because I couldn't stand the smell of cooking anything haha so I felt bad!
I signed us up for the Classic Plan of 3 meals a week for 2 people - and I was excited to give it a try! The very first meal I made for us was called Sesame Sriracha Beef Stir Fry - I love stir fry and this meal did not disappoint! Long story short...we were hooked after the first week of meals. It has made cooking dinner so much easier and fun!
HOW IT WORKS:
LOCAL OPTIONS - Garnish & Gather
After using Hello Fresh for a while we decided to test out a local food delivery service to see how it compared. Garnish & Gather is a local Atlanta based food service - They use local farmers to provide the ingredients. They provide delivery or pickup locations. The pickup locations are nice because you are able to reuse packaging and not waste boxes/plastic/ice packs. Our meal from G&G was called Turkey Meatballs & Harissa Sauce Over Artichoke-Herb Orzo with Peas & Feta Crema. It was super delicious and we had no complaints about the meal!
In the end we decided to stick with our Hello Fresh subscription just because it was cheaper. G&G uses more local and organic ingredients which is awesome, but that is why it is a little more expensive. Definitely a great option for Atlanta locals though.
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The Hello Fresh delivery meals have been so awesome for our little growing family. It takes the stress out of worrying about what to cook for dinner. I go to the grocery maybe 1x a week instead of 1936584x for little things throughout the week. The meals are delicious and we feel great with the portion sizes they provide. It will also be super convenient to have healthy meals delivered to us once the baby gets here :) Nobody wants a hangry momma!
As of right now - I have been less strict on my RP Strength diet during this pregnancy. I basically try to stay kinda close to my normal meal sizes with extra snacks (lots of fruit, popcorn, & carbs) during the day and then I eat whatever our HelloFresh meal is for dinner at night :) If you'd like to read more about my normal diet - You can find that here
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Today I am sharing my favorite healthy breakfast option (I make it almost every day!) - This delicious breakfast is a good balance of protein, fats, and carbs + will keep you full for hours!
In the picture above we have about: 346 Calories - 34 Carbs, 13 Fats, 21 Protein
Feel free to add extra veggies to your eggs if you'd like + customize your favorite coffee or TWO :) I promise you'll thank me later for helping you fight off your morning hunger. Nobody likes to be hangry in the morning! - So set aside 10 extra minutes tomorrow and GET COOKING! All you'll need is 1 pan and a toaster - Yay for a quick clean up and no mess! You'll be full + happy all the way until lunch time! Unless your preggo like me and you might just be hungry for some ice cream an hour later :)
Enjoy your breakfast and let me know how you like it! Post your pictures to instagram and tag me @ameliahamilton93 or comment below to share how delicious it was :)
P.S. For my RP friends - this breakfast can be made to match your templates!
Wondering what RP is or want to learn more? Check out my post here
Hello Hello! 2018 has officially started off with a bang! So many exciting things have been going on that I figured it might be a good time to do a little life update to keep it all organized. Enjoy!
Life update number 1:
WE ARE HAVING A BABY! Baby Hamilton is due September 25, 2018 and we can’t wait to meet him OR her! Stay tuned for another update next month when we do our gender reveal! Any guesses on what it may be!?
I am about 5 months along now (17 weeks). Feeling great and still getting in my daily workouts (5 days a week). I modify movements based on how I feel that day and I just signed up to start adding in some training from BIRTHFIT. They have a Prenatal Program to keep mama and baby happy and healthy throughout pregnancy. I can’t wait to see how it goes – I’ll make sure to do another update on that later on too!
Update #2: Crossfit
This preggo lady survived the 2018 Crossfit Open. It was a blast and definitely VERY different from my past years competing in the Open. I learned a lot about myself and it was fun getting to do the workouts with a more relaxed approach. I started out the Open with a little bit of morning sickness – Luckily each week it seemed to get a little better! So by the end of the 5 weeks I was pretty much morning sickness FREE. Yay, hallelujah, no more saltines and ginger ale…haha Even though I secretly LOVE saltines + ginger ale...!
If you’d like to hear more about competing in the Open while pregnant – Let me know! I’d love to share more about it and how my training has been so far.
Photo: BrittGPhotography - 12 weeks pregnant here during 18.4
Update #3: Preggo Diet
Since I have been feeling much better lately I have been able to follow my RP Strength diet a little better. It has been nice to have meals to plan my day around. I add little snacks here and there to fill in the gaps (since I am obviously not dieting or trying to be super lean + I am alwaysss hungry). RP Strength does not promote their diet for pregnant women (for obvious reasons), but since I have been doing it for over a year now, it has been keeping me on track – Making sure I get my protein/veggies in and not overdoing it on the chips & salsa/ reeses pieces/ Halo Top. Buuut YES I do give in to those yummy cravings every now and then :) Like today when I bought 3 pints of Halo Top at the grocery...you never know what flavor you might start to crave!! haha
I also recently signed us up for the meal delivery service Hello Fresh! I was honestly a little skeptical, "Like how could it be that good!?" - BUT after our first week I was hooked. I went from like 3 trips to the grocery a week to 1! It’s amazing and it saves so much time. The meals are DELICIOUS and only take between 20-30 minutes to cook. They are like restaurant quality food and I feel like I am learning how to cook so many new things throughout the process. I definitely recommend them and I’m sure I will still be using it once baby arrives to make sure I am getting in those quick and healthy meals each week.
Last but not least, my favorite TryAboutTime supplement (AminoHydrate) was approved by my doctor so now I have a tasty drink to sip on during my workouts and throughout the day. A nice change from plain water and much healthier than a diet soda or sugar filled drink. I wrote about this supplement as my very first blog post if you’d like to read more about it here !
Here's a Boozer photo bomb to brighten your day :) He loved that avocado...until he destroyed it! Poor avocadoooo
What if I told you there is a sweat-proof makeup that's perfect for the gym....It's true and that makeup is called Sweat Cosmetics! If you haven't heard of it - Keep reading to find out more :)
As Spring finally decides to make its arrival…I feel it’s the perfect time to share one of my favorite workout beauty products with you all! The magical makeup powder that looks great before AND after you workout.
I had the opportunity to test out Sweat Cosmetics last summer and I fell in love with it. Of course, I was a little skeptical thinking, "There is no way any makeup could possibly stay on my sweaty face after hours of training in the gym...", But sure enough - They proved me wrong!
I tested their mineral foundation + twist brush and it totally changed my working out with makeup game.
Check out the picture below to see the smooth natural color it adds and the cute travel size brush it comes in :)
This makeup is sweat proof, SPF 30+, hypoallergenic, and it’s even refillable.
I love the small twist brush that you can take anywhere. It fits in your purse or workout bag for a quick on-the-go touch up. I wore it throughout the summer during my sweatiest workouts and it never wiped off on my shirt or towel (hallelujah!) It also felt good to know that I was protecting my skin when I was outside too. I always wear this on my busiest days in the gym, so I can put my best face forward. Sweat Cosmetics keeps me covered ALL DAY!
I have been looking forward to sharing my experience with you guys! I am also excited to share that I will be giving away 1 of these awesome makeup brushes to 1 lucky person :)
How to WIN? Leave a comment below and share why you would like to try this out - I will be picking my winner ASAP!
Update: Winner has been chosen for this giveaway
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below OR email me here
Check them out in the meantime at: Sweat Cosmetics
*This product was provided to me from Sweat Cosmetics but the opinions of the product are my own
I am asked all of the time “What do you eat?” “How many calories do you eat every day?” “Do you eat carbs?” And I've been wanting to write about this topic for a long time! So now I'm here to answer these questions! I personally started following the RP Strength Diet in January 2017. I eat 4 meals a day + whey protein shake + casein protein shake before bed. So technically I eat 6 meals…YAY food! My meals are almost exactly the same every day. I don’t get tired of them, and I never feel hungry at the end of the day. They are smaller meals spaced 2-3 hours apart and are balanced to help fuel my workouts, so that I feel my best whenever training time rolls around. For this post, I have taken pictures of my 4 favorite meals + my casein pudding that I typically eat every day. These are meals I know agree with me (I have food sensitivities) and help me feel my best (which may look different for some people). You just have to find what foods work best for you! Follow along for a breakdown of my daily food journal :)
Breakfast: Kodiak Cake pancakes! Every day for breakfast I eat a serving of the Kodiak Cakes, Egg Beaters/Egg Whites, and turkey bacon. I have been eating this breakfast every day for over a year and I still look forward to it every morning. I top my Kodiak Cakes with Walden Farms syrup, fat free whipped cream, and 1 tablespoon of either Nutella or peanut butter. For my egg beaters, I cook them with 1 slice of laughing cow cheese and top them with Wickles (sweet and spicy pickles). I'm not a huge fan of eggs and just eat them for their protein, so I try to disguise them with a lot of other flavors ;) I save my Kodiak Cakes for last because they are so delicious and taste like a dessert – Each serving size of pancakes is a ½ cup and has 2g fat, 30g carbs, 14g protein.
Total Macros: 9 Fat, 56 Carb, 34 Protein
Lunch 1: Turkey Sandwich - This lunch is super simple and only takes 5 minutes to make. It is just a turkey sandwich on an Arnold 100 calorie Sandwich Thin with lettuce, mustard, and a side of Smart Pop popcorn + a dog named Boozer staring down your plate...
Macros: 9 Fat, 41 Carb, 26 Protein
Lunch 2: Chicken and Rice Bowl - This is my favorite lunch to make if I have time and sometimes I make it for dinner too. But, I usually eat this meal before or after I workout - when I am able to have a few extra carbs. All I do is cook 1/3 zucchini, 1 green bell pepper, 1-2 tbs stir fry sauce (found at Target), ½-1 cup rice, 1 ½ tbs brummell butter (you can find this brand at Kroger or Publix), 3oz chicken and top with turmeric. I also use chicken broth in my pan while cooking instead of oil or Pam. (It adds extra flavor to the meal as well.) All you do is cook the veggies for a few minutes with the stir fry sauce, then add the rice and brummell butter, and add your chicken and turmeric last. Make sure you cook on medium heat and if it gets dry while you are cooking then just pour a little extra chicken broth in to keep everything from sticking to the pan.
Macros: 8 Fat, 64 Carb, 25 Protein
Dinner: Turkey Enchiladas - This is my favorite dinner to make (You can find this recipe in the RP Strength Cookbook) The recipe makes 8 enchiladas (which reheat pretty well). So you have dinner for a few more days after you make them. See the recipe below! I went a little crazy on the cheese this time around…but hey, no regrets there :)
Macros: 19 Fat, 37 Carb, 27 Protein
Protein: During the day I have my whey protein shake during my workout. I mix 8oz of orange juice with 1 scoop of chocolate TryAboutTime protein. (I know orange juice sounds gross…but you gotta to try it out! It’s delish)
My second protein shake comes at the end of the day. It is my casein pudding that I make before I go to bed. It's 1 scoop chocolate Optimum Nutrition Casein protein, ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 tbs peanut butter, 1 tbs cocoa powder and mix it all together. If you have time to let it sit in the fridge for 10-20 minutes then do that too! Also, top with some fat free whipped cream and enjoy!
Whey – 1 Fat, 33 Carb, 27 Protein
Casein- 11 Fat, 17 Carb, 29 Protein
Keep in mind that these meals can easily be changed depending on the amount of fats, carbs, or protein you are trying to hit. Also, I do not count the carbs in veggies in my total macros (they were added in this post just to give accurate numbers. But when I am counting for myself they are not added in. That is why my carb numbers look so high)
So on any given day you can pretty much assume this is what I will be eating! It is yummy, filling, and YES it is full of carbs. If you try these meals, have questions about any of them, or want to share some meals that you love to make – please comment below and let me know!
The key is to find meals that you love! Eating healthy does not have to taste bad or be super expensive. Go to the grocery or search online for flavors and sauces that aren’t high in fats or carbs that you could use on your meals. Give the ones I use a try (see in pictures above), and maybe you will like them too!
Use discount code AMELIA @ TryAboutTime.com for a discount on the protein
If you'd like to learn more about my experience using the RP Strength diet CLICK HERE
Happy New Year everyone! I wanted to take a second to cover a topic that most people have prooobably heard about RESOLUTIONS...except I don't want to call it that. Instead, let's call it Goal Crushing. Becaaause I don't think people take the word resolution very seriously and maybe if we call it something else AND I give you the steps to follow through with your goals...You WILL accomplish them!
I want you guys to consider your fitness goal/goals for 2018 and write them down. Next, I'm going to give you my top 5 tips for achieving these goals and ways to turn them it into a habit (instead of a 1 week commitment). We will not let this goal slip away like it does for so many people! All we have to do is take it 1 day, 1 step, and 1 good decision at a time.
Set aside the time
When it comes to fitness goals, you always hear people saying, "I just don’t have the time." SO how do we fix this? Set aside time up front! Plan your days, weeks, maybe even months … find a 1 hour time slot that routinely works with your schedule and go ahead and pencil it into your calendar. Make that commitment and give it a place in your day!
How we talk to ourselves is so crucial! Always go into the gym with a good attitude. Even on the days you are tired or sore, a positive outlook can help you change everything for the better. Choose to be happy, look forward to making new friends with similar goals , and get excited about learning new skills!
Focus on today
Stay in the present! Don't be concerned with how much time is left in your workout, how many more workouts you need to do this week, etc. If you allow yourself to think too far ahead, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. You can only control the moment; so don't get caught up in projecting yourself into the future.
PACE YOURSELF! You can't successfully go from 0 to 100 mph in a single day. It's not sustainable, especially if it's been a while since you worked out. So shoot for 3 days a week, and focus on making those 3 days of workouts really solid. Once you feel comfortable at this level, then you can gradually begin to add more days to your schedule.
Remember your why
Never forget why you made fitness your goal! The reason you chose this goal is because you wanted to see a positive change! And the only way to accomplish this change is to stick to your plan! Follow these steps, remember why you started, and a few short months from now, you will be so glad that you did!
Please Comment below with your 2018 fitness goals and feel free to share any fitness tips that have worked for you! Let's all be resolved to crush our goals this year!
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One of my favorite ways to test my fitness outside of the gym is obstacle course racing! I usually pick 1 or 2 a year to do for fun. This year I finally decided complete my goal of racing in an Elite Spartan Race…something that has been a goal of mine for a long time! It was a goal that made me nervous and excited SO I knew I had to do it. On October 22, 2017 It was finally time, I was all geared up at the starting line of the Atlanta Spartan Race. I will say it was definitely a little intimidating lining up with all the beasts of the OCR world…But I was there to do my best and that is all that mattered. I knew my running wouldn't match up with the speed of the other girls. But my goal was to run to the best of my ability, complete all of the obstacles, and have a blast doing it…and I did just that! (Minus missing the spear throw obstacle…Ooops!)
SO after running a few of these OCR races - I thought I would make a list of my top 5 things to do before and after a race. I always found myself googling tips before a race and never quite found what I was looking for…so hopefully this helps you on your quest to having an awesome race day!
1. FUEL UP!
Alwaysss make sure you wake up early enough to eat a good meal before you race. It is so important to eat a good meal and drink plenty of water before you walk out to the starting line. Nobody wants to have a growling tummy during the middle of their race! (I can tell you from experience…It is not a good feeling) I always give myself about an hour to get ready + eat my Kodiak Cake waffles or cookie dough ProBar + pack my water, cold brew coffee, and TryAboutTime protein with orange juice for post race.
2. WEAR THE RIGHT WORKOUT CLOTHES
This is when buying nice workout clothes pays off! You want to wear good compression leggings (or shorts). Thin/Sweat wicking leggings and tops are the best because they don't hold on to water. I prefer reebok, 2XU, or under armour. I also race in Salomon shoes because they have a grippy bottom and are made for trail running.
Make sure you get on a consistent gym schedule. If you just go out there for fun and take your time that is totally okay! BUT the more prepared you are for the race the better you will feel overall. I’d make sure to start running weekly + train upper body, core, heavy carries and go find a jungle gym to practice some monkey bars :)
4. ATTEMPT ALL OF THE OBSTACLES
You signed up to try something fun and new! If you come up to an obstacle that makes you a little nervous, get a friend to help! Don’t let your training go to waste by skipping any obstacles. Jump up there and see what you can do! I have a feeling you will surprise yourself!
5. EAT, SLEEP, RECOVER
Be proud of your awesome accomplishment! Plan out a fun post race meal that you've been craving. (personally I like to get a chik-fil-a chicken sandwich with waffle fries and all the Polynesian sauce available and a coke…buuut that's just me hehe) After your delicious post race meal - You should set aside some time to stretch, take an Epsom salt balt, treat any cuts or bruises, and get a GOOD nights sleep. You EARNED it! Then the next day you can start planning when your next race will be…!
I hope this info helps you feel a little more prepared for your upcoming race. Feel free to comment any other questions that come to mind while you read this. I am happy to answer!
Have and awesome race dayyyy,
On my search for healthier and tastier workout snacks, I came across the company SmashPack. If you are searching for a great tasting snack made with clean ingredients, then look no further! SmashPack not only tastes good, but they are packed with protein and REAL food ingredients. They are also low in fat, carbs, and sugar (very macro friendly – if you're counting!) and are soy, gluten and artificial ingredient FREE! To top it off their carb/fat/protein balance will also aid in muscle recovery and keep you fueled during your workout, which makes them a great pre/post workout snack.
Flavorful Thoughts: Mixed Berry, Tropical Fruit, and Orange Peach. Each with its own delicious taste - Here are my favorites in order:
1. Mixed Berry: a good texture with lots of berry flavor. A go-to flavor to have handy if you just need a snack throughout your day.
2. Tropical Fruit: super refreshing and one that I would use during a workout session for some quick energy.
3. Orange Peach: Love anything orange! This one is invigorating and great for snacking for a day out in the sun. It makes me think of summer!
Nutrition Facts: 180 Cals, 5g Fat, 35-45mg sodium, Potassium 240-280mg, 17-19g Carbs, 1-2g Fiber, 14-16g Sugar, 14g Protein
Choosing a favorite was really difficult because each one had it’s own unique taste. But if I have to select a number 1, then I pick … mixed berry. It was so flavorful and tasted like you were eating fresh-picked fruit. Also if you have time to refrigerate them, SmashPacks taste even more refreshing! But not to worry - they are amazing right out of your gym bag or purse too J
My husband always tells me I like to buy things at the grocery store that come in pretty little packages…which is probably truuue AND I definitely love the cute SmashPacks pouch. But beyond the fun little packaging, it’s the great flavors and healthy ingredients that keep me stocking them in my pantry. Cute, convenient, and tasty…my fave combination!
SO for all my gym goers, busy bees, or snackaholics – Definitely check out SmashPack and let me know how awesome you think they are too! Also, for 1 lucky person reading this right now, I have 3 free SmashPacks (1 of each flavor) to GIVE AWAY! To win these samples, Post a comment below and tell me why you would like to WIN and you might just find yourself with some FREE products. YAY!!!
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If you are searching for a healthy way to lose weight then read on! I want to introduce you to the Renaissance Periodization diet. This plan was a MIRACLE for me, and I'm excited to share my experience with everyone.
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When I started Crossfit training in 2013, I was fairly lean - weighing in around 130lbs. During the next year and a half I slowly gained lean muscle mass bringing me up to a healthy 140lbs. I felt great and was extremely happy with how I looked and how my workouts were progressing. But somewhere around the two-year mark, my previous food intake was failing to fuel my workouts. To help me become a better Crossfit competitor I had really ramped up my working out; and therefore, I found myself hungrier everyday. My knowledge of nutrition was slim, and I only knew to keep on doing what had worked for me in the past. So slowly my weight began to creep up during the next 1-2 years, until I found myself sitting at an uncomfortable 165lbs. These extra pounds began to impact my training, and I could just feel that this was not the right competitive weight for me! I was sluggish, inflamed, and out of breath during all of my workouts. I knew that something needed to change so I began my search for the right nutrition plan for me.
I tried many forms of diets including (Intuitive eating, macro counting, and RP strength)! Intuitive eating (eat when you're hungry … stop when you're full) worked really well before I began to train competitively (2-3 hours a day). Macro counting, which lays out the amount of carbs, fats, and proteins to eat throughout the day, somewhat worked for me; but I was lacking the guidance of meal timing and definitely wasn't eating the correct amount of food with each meal. I found myself in an endless cycle of trying to "save" macros for the end of the day, and my weight just would not budge. So FINALLY I decided to give RP Strength a try. #bestforlast
I had always seen so many amazing “before and after” transformations that I was afraid it was too good to be true...Little did I know I would soon be one of them! Hallelujah! :)
In January 2017 I signed up for 1:1 coaching through RP. It was a 12-week cut with a personal coach to guide you through the whole process. [They send you diet templates with meal timing and they lay out when to eat and how much protein, carbs, and fats to eat with each meal.] Since I had tried about every other healthy option - I knew that I had to give this a shot! As the weeks progressed, I began to see amazing changes to my physique and to my performance in the gym (changes that I had been trying to achieve for so long!). I started feeling leaner and lighter and breathing was becoming easier during my workouts.
After the 12 weeks of 1:1 with my coach, Meagan, I officially weighed 147! That was about a 10lb loss from where I started on the diet and almost a 20lb loss from my heaviest weight. I was so excited, relieved, and happy to have found a plan that worked for me. But the best part is that my weight loss through RP strength was done in a very healthy way and with a natural (not rushed!) progression. During my RP plan I felt great, I was well-fueled for my workouts, AND I was eating more food than before I started. Also, I think it is good to point out that my training in the gym did not change AT ALL! It all came down to dialing in my diet. No extra running, rowing, or metcons were needed.
Also, During the 12 weeks I definitely had a couple of "cheat" days. It is good to point this out because so many people think one meal will ruin their whole diet (or they let it start a whole week of cheating). I allowed myself a few cheats, and then I was right back on track the next day. Moral of the story: 1 meal is not going to hurt the outcome of the diet BUT the more you stay on track, the better the results will be.
As of now I have been on maintenance for about 4-5 months and I am still feeling good. For those who aren’t familiar with the term “maintenance”, it’s the few months after the 12 week diet when you try and maintain your new weight with the numbers of carbs, fats, and proteins you are given from the RP templates. It's a crucial phase of the plan because it helps cement your weight loss so that it will become permanent! It's in this phase where you can make or break the diet (and all your hard work!). I encourage you to stick to the plan as much as possible at this stage and don't be tempted to slip back into your old ways of eating. Rest assured that towards the end of my maintenance I was able to work in a few cheat meals on the weekends - maybe a glass of wine or a beer during the week - and still not feel guilty. I consistently tried to stay pretty close to my numbers during the week, and then could enjoy a more relaxed weekend of eating … which is ultimately the goal of successful maintenance!
I hope this article has been helpful to anyone struggling to lose some weight or for anyone who is considering trying the RP diet. I 100% recommend giving it a shot, and I am happy to answer any questions in the comment box below.
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Join the 12 days of Fit-Mas Challenge for 12 days of workouts to keep you feeling good during the Holiday season. With family gatherings, time crunches, and holiday celebrations - take some time for YOU this season to squeeze in these 12 days of Fitmas! Join our group taking on the Fit-Mas challenge and share your journey with us!
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