I want to give a gift to you… one that you have been asking me for… The PERFECT diet to lose weight!
You have been home for over a month, have had to work from home, while home-school your kids, and make sure that your zoom meeting does not interfere with your kid’s virtual learning.
Let me say if you are reading this in the future and you are not sure why all of this would be happening… We are currently dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. A time where we asked to shelter in place and EVERYTHING (well mostly everything) was closed. We wore masks to the grocery store and could not visit loved ones or friends, and if we were in public we had to remain 6 feet from any other individual – it was a crazy time…
Now where was I – oh yes… being cooped up in your house with endless apocalyptic snacks and beverages has left you with the dreaded weight gain. You watched everything Netflix, Hulu, and even TickTok had to offer, and chances are you may have gained a few (or more) unwanted pounds during this whole isolation adventure. Adventure? Yes – let’s call it an adventure, and one that we would like to not repeat.
Well have I got a treat for you friend!
Now, I am going to give you exactly what you need to do to lose the COVID-10,15, 20, (fill in the blank). If you are reading this in the future, then you can follow this exact diet because… well… it is PERFECT!
Really quickly, if you don’t know who I am, my name is Megan, but you can call me Meggs. I was on a journey just like you at one time to find the perfect way to lose weight. Married and happy, I gained more than the “freshman 15” that people who didn’t drop out of community college say to have gained in their first year… There was no resource like this to help me get through all of the mess of fad diets and diet cleanses! NOPE! School of hard knocks learner here, but let’s get you back to why you are here!
This is the PERFECT diet to lose weight…
Are you ready?
It is to be in a Calorie Deficit.
Before you start to roll your eyes at me, huff/puff, and go back to scrolling, let me give you a little more information.
To lose fat you need to be in a calorie deficit. You need to be mindful of the food you are consuming and you need to make sure that you are drinking water.
Let’s dig a little deeper shall we?
Not everyone wants to count calories, and I understand that. If you do not at least try for a little while, you may not be aware of how much you are actually consuming. Even salads can be high in calories with all of the added toppings and dressing.
If you are still crossing your arms, shaking your head and saying “Nope, I refuse to do that, it takes too much time out of my day to track everything I eat,” then I ask you to write down your goals and least think about how you came to this article in the first place.
Track for Weight Loss
For those who are ready to actually start tracking – I recommend the app “Mikes Macros” You can find it in the app store and download it. It will help you obtain your macros and get you an idea of what your calories should be for weight loss.
Note that no this is not a perfect science – it is just a tool to use to help you lose some of the weight that you have been looking to shed off of your body. Even if your plans are just hanging out in the backyard in your kids kiddie pool this summer.
Once you have that – you can have the
perfect diet – FOR YOU!
You get to choose what to get into those categories of Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fats!
“Meggs, Where do I start though? HELP!” OK – Keep reading…
Macros: Protein, Carbohydrates and Fats
Protein… This is where carnivores, like myself, lean cuts of meat and poultry are going to be your best bet here. Lean beef, bison, lamb, turkey, chicken and eggs are great options. If you are just having a hard time getting your protein in by the end of the day you can add a protein shake in there too… Just be mindful of what is in your shake… (but try to eat your protein). Vegetarian and Vegan diets combine beans and rice give you a protein, but I am not well versed because I am a carnivore. If you need me to point you in the direction of a fellow vegetarian, I can, just let me know!
Carbohydrates (called carbs by literally everyone I know) – Fruit, Vegetables, Whole Grains… go nuts on the fruit and veggies. The more variety the better! Whole grains are rice, oats. (The less processed the better)
Fats – (to be honest you will meet this and probably will not need help in this department) avocado, olive oil, nut butters (as the middle school kid in me chuckles – I’m not always that mature ok!)
Need an actual list? Email me… I will get you a pick list that you can choose foods from if you need more help.
Drink Your Water!
Water – for the love of the gorgeous sun that we don’t get to play in right now… put down the diet soda and go drink some water. Water not top on your enjoment list? Not unless you are floating, diving or sliding into it. I understand, but it is necessary for your health. So adult up, and drink a glass now. Go ahead. I’ll wait.
There you have it – the PERFECT DIET to Lose Weight!
You are not in this thing alone. It gets confusing and overwhelming and tiring and just downright boring sometimes… but I can tell you, I never get bored with food. I even eat out several times a week – but I make it work with my macros!
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