Are there days you think: Ok it’s really time to clean up my act. Time to cut out the added sugar, increase the cardio, and really lose those last 3 stubborn lbs of body fat so I can feel confident in my bikini this summer.
I know I have been there. Always thinking that losing the last 1, 2, or 3 lbs will make me more confident, happier, and overall a better person.
Then, I stop myself dead in my tracks. Would I say that to a client? Would I recommend losing 1-3 lbs of body fat if someone is eating a balanced diet and working out hard? Would I recommend getting rid of that last darn body fat if the person is already lean? Probably not. I don’t ever think someone should lose weight just to be more confident, honestly.
There are MANY other ways to build your confidence instead of losing the last 3 lbs.
Sunday morning breakfast consisted of one of my absolute top 3 food creations ever: this waffle sandwich which is comprised of my homemade oatmeal waffles (used this recipe but put everything in a blender and make waffles out of them instead of a muffin), organic spinach, sliced tomato, and sunny side up egg sprinkled with Himalayan pink sea salt and pepper and then covered in sugar-free maple syrup.
Lunch was a tilapia taco using a Trader Joe’s corn wheat tortilla, plus 1/2 ripe avocado and jalapeños.
Now, yes for health reasons, some people do need to lose body fat to improve their health. And I am very confident in my ability to help others lose body fat if that is TRULY what they are desiring. But to the women who think that having the ‘perfect’ body will bring them confidence. THINK AGAIN!!
Having strong relationships with family, making friends laugh, creating memories with your boyfriend, volunteering, becoming an affiliate for an organization you love. THESE will build your confidence.
May have snacked on these at some point while grocery shopping.
Also had a Square bar to satisfy my snacky hunger. I absolutely love this company, their mission, and their bars. Look how cute the packaging and personal note is they sent!! My favorite flavor is the Chocolate Covered Mint – I’m ordering a whole box once I run out! You can also order and receive 20% with code: DietitianDeanna on their website.
Dinner was homemade by the man and I. Obsessed with this combination. Find the recipe on my Instagram but EVERYTHING is from Trader Joe’s!!
Another mugcake for dessert. I can’t stop making these coconut flour protein mug cakes! I am obsessed. AND THIS>>>Buy Trader Joe’s cookie butter cream cheese, whisk with 1-2 Tbsp warm water or unsweetened almond milk and pour over your warm mugcake. HELLO MOIST WARM CAKE WITH COOKIE BUTTER CREAM CHEEZE GLAZE. Also had an 100 calorie pack of the Special K blondies and 1/2 serving Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips!
So here is to those last 1-2 lbs of body fat that is HERE to stay because life is about more than just ‘body fat’ and being the leanest. Truly. And if you need help realizing that, I am always here to chat.