Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day 12 of the 21 Day Fat Loss Challenge

It’s the 12th day of the program; you’ve made it past the halfway mark! Take a deep breath and get your second wind. Today you will be doing Weight Workout B. It’s only a 20 min. workout – less time than it takes to check your face book page! Do not be afraid to eat. The body has to have a minimum of 1200 calories just to function. If you eat less than the program calls for, your body will react by feeling as if it’s starving and will actually hold on to the fat you are working so hard to lose. Everyone on the program is of different weight and daily activity levels – therefore, some may require extra calories. Add in extra protein, dairy, or whole grains. If you choose an extra grain serving, have it at one of the first 4 meals of the day – not with dinner. Grains provide energy – which your body needs during the day, less so in the evening. Remember, the plan calls for no fast food or sugary drinks during the 21-day program. Your body will thank you for it. If you slip up, such as missed a workout or had a piece of cake at the office birthday part, don’t beat yourself up about it. Start fresh with the next meal or the next workout. We are also learning about balance for a healthy lifestyle. Hang on – we are almost there!


Kylee said...

I really have a hard time eating at least 1200 calories a day. I work very early in the morning and only get one break mid morning. Therefore not giving me time to eat the necessary calories. Any suggestions one how I can achieve my goal?
Even before I started this program I had a hard time eating enough during the day. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Getfitgirl said...

Hi Kylee, if you have an insulated lunch tote, some choices of protein would be hard boiled eggs, individual size container of greek yogurt, small chicken breast, 1/2 turkery sandwich on whole wheat, add some nuts, fruit that is easy to carry like apples, plums - bananas are great for adding calories, a few whole wheat crackers(Kashi brand), or worse case option, a trail mix bar (again i prefer the Kashi brand, they use better products). Protien Powders are also convenient. Mix 1 scoop with water - i like the Chocolate flavor from Designer Whey (you can get a small can at Harris Teeter)Make sure you are eating a good breakfast also. If you need additional help, let me know!