I’m so excited that my abs are starting to peek thru! This was taken at 16.5 weeks out and I full heartedly believe in the saying that, “Abs are made in the kitchen!” I know I have more definition to reveal, but I’m happy with the progress and quite honestly, I’m in LOVE with this style of eating! Lean proteins, fiber-rich, low-sugar veggies and healthy fats are such a great fit for my body and my thyroid disease. I feel SO energized and focused on this way of eating!
The BIGGEST part of this journey is the diet. Lifting is also key to gain as much muscle, while later shredding off the fat, is important, too. But, a huge amount of my progress and results will come from the diet. Using the My Fitness Pal app, I track, track, track my food and I eat the same thing daily, for the most part. If I’m leaving home, I have to prep ahead and pack it or else I’ll venture off plan. I’m eating 2500 calories of lean protein, tons of veggies, and healthy fats daily. I’ve been eating this way for almost a year, so honestly, at this point, this is NOT hard for me. I wish could teach more people to cut the sugar, processed, and dairy as I’ve done. As the weeks progress, my plan will change and I’ll be eating fewer calories and changing up the content as well.
Just a reminder of where I started in October 2009…….