Healthy Grocery List

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Do you feel like grocery shopping is the toughest part about trying to lose weight or be healthier? You’re not alone! Food has been my biggest struggle for almost my entire life. A few years ago I embarked on a weight loss journey all by myself & was able to lose 60 lbs after being overweight half my life. I have done a lot of research & learned so much about food since then. I’ve also learned a way to make grocery shopping easy & simple, while still eating delicious foods. So I wanted to share with you my healthy grocery list to help you out on your next trip.

Protein
Protein Powder
Eggs
Boneless/skinless chicken breast
Lean ground turkey
Canned tuna (in water)
Tilapia
Wild Salmon
Tofu
Plain nonfat cottage cheese
Plain nonfat Greek yogurt
Nonfat cheese ticks

Veggie Options (Pick at least 3)
Spinach
Broccoli
Asparagus
Kale
Bell Peppers
Mushrooms
Cauliflower
Brussel Sprouts
Green Beans
Artichoke
Zucchini
Cucumber

Complex/Starchy Carb Options (Pick at least 1)
Old-fashioned oatmeal
Low-carb/low-sugar cereal (Fiber One)
Quinoa
Sweet Potato
Yam
Whole Wheat Bread
Brown Rice

Healthy Fat Options (Pick at least 2)
Natural peanut butter
Olive oil
Safflower oil
Coconut oil
Almonds
Walnuts
Pistachios
Avocado
Flaxseed oil

Fruit
Small apples
Small pears
Oranges
Bananas
Blueberries
Raspberries
Strawberries
Melons
Pineapple
Lemons (for water & fish)

Beverages
Water
Unsweetened Almond Milk (can be flavored)
Sugar Free Coconut Milk
Green tea bags
Coffee

Condiments
Balsamic Vinegar
Salsa
Chili Powder
Mrs Dash
Mustard
Cinnamon
Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
Stevia or other zero calorie sweetener
Pam Non-stick cooking spray

I also wanted to share with you a few go-to meals that I make from my healthy grocery list:

Breakfast
Shakeology Pancakes
Oatmeal with Fruit

Lunch
Salad with Almonds & Fruit
Ground Turkey Stir Fry

Dinner
Spaghetti Squash with Ground Turkey
Tilapia & Veggies

Here is just a sneak peak of what my pancakes look like that’ll be released in my ebook in November icon smile Healthy Grocery List

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So there’s my healthy grocery list! I really hope this helps y’all out! Please reach out to me if you have any questions because I know just how much of a struggle the eating part can be icon smile Healthy Grocery List

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As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

You Can’t Starve Yourself Skinny!

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Losing weight can sometimes seem so challenging that you just don’t know where to start. I have seen so many girls out there & have been guilty myself of trying to starve myself . This is super unhealthy & seriously you can’t starve yourself skinny!

I just want you to know that you’re not alone, I felt that way half of my life. I tried so many different fad diets & none of them worked. Pills, formulas, nasty Slim Fast shakes, you name it, I tried it. Then I started applying a couple easy weight loss tips & the weight started falling off! Seriously, you can’t starve yourself skinny. You MUST eat or you will damage your health & your body causing the reverse to happen.

More recently I started trying new ways of eating to achieve my goal to get more toned. I have been doing two workouts a day, eating 1300 calories, & feeling so deprived & stressed out. Then I realized “Oh yeah Jess! You can’t starve yourself skinny!”

But, where do I begin? You may be feeling, “ I will never get this weight off.”

In today’s video I wanted to address a few easy  loss tips that you can apply right away to see the scale go down. This is proven to be effective. I lost 60 lbs a few years ago & have kept it off since then.

So let’s watch today’s message on easy weight loss tips you can start applying NOW.

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Jump Start Your Weight Loss with a 3 Day Shakeology Cleanse

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Did you realize that your results are 80% nutrition, 20% exercise?  

I had always heard this but for some reason I never believed it myself. After losing 60 lbs. & maintaining that weight loss for a few years, I have learned so much about nutrition.

My nutrition has really been on point until moving to Charlotte a few weeks ago. I’ve never lived in a big city so having so many different food options around was super tempting. My birthday was also a couple weeks ago so I celebrated & ate all kinds of food I wouldn’t normally eat then. I had gained a few extra pounds & wanted to find a way to jump start my weight loss so I decided to do a 3 Day Shakeology Cleanse.

If you’re looking to get the junk out of your system that you’ve been consuming, a 3 Day Shakeology Cleanse is perfect to jumpstart your weight loss now. This cleanse is more enjoyable than most cleanses. It’s more a calorie-restricted & nutrient-dense diet plan. I’ve actually been eating frequently & consuming around 900 calories per day. The purpose of this was to rid my body of undigested foods & toxins. It is the perfect way to jump start your weight loss with a 3 Day Cleanse.

So here’s how it works:

  • 1 cup of Green Tea to start the day
  • Breakfast – Shakeology
  • Snack – 1 serving of fruit
  • Lunch – Shakeology
  • Snack – 1 serving of fruit
  • Snack – Shakeology
  • Dinner – salad w/ 3 cups of veggies & 4 oz lean meat (white, fish)

Seriously look at what I get to eat – YUM!

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You must drink only water & green tea for the three days. So far I’ve lost 3 lbs & I’m feeling so amazing eating back on track with eating healthy. It is the perfect way to jump start your weight loss. I plan on going back in to T25 hard next week because this week my body really needed a break from the intense workouts.

You must feed your body the proper nutrients in order to be healthy & have the results that you are looking for from your workouts. You cannot just workout & eat horrible food & expect to have results. You must do both in order to be healthy overall & get the body that you want. It is important for us to put the best foods in our bodies because we must treat them like a temple like God intended. The perfect way to jump start your weight loss is with a 3 Day Shakeology Cleanse.

3 Day Cleanse Jump Start Your Weight Loss with a 3 Day Shakeology Cleanse

Shakeology has been a staple in my diet & I happened to come across it after I lost weight. And when Shakeology is paired with working out, you will lose weight quicker & enhance your results. I love it because I haven’t gotten sick in a year, I have more energy, my digestion has improved, my hair, skin, & nails are all healthier, & it helps with my sweet cravings. It is packed with super-foods and worth every penny – being healthy should be an investment because God calls us to honor our bodies.

This self-guided, three-day journey will introduce you to Shakeology (3x day) plus a light meal and snacks.  I will provide an easy to follow, step-by-step program.  Average weight loss for my clients is 5 lbs.  Perfect for those who need to break through a weight loss plateau and cleanse their body of junk foods!  This is also wonderful for special occasions and wishing to drop weight before a big event.  $50+Shipping 

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As always love yourself!

xoxo,

Jess

How to Get Started with Clean Eating & Tracking Your Macros

Many of you have asked me about macros & clean eating. What they are, how you figure yours out, etc. Your head may be spinning right now trying to grasp the concept. Don’t worry. I felt the same way when I first started learning about them. Just take it one day at a time & I promise it’ll get easier.

But, how do I figure out what mine are? You may be feeling, “This is too hard for me.”

In today’s video I addressed two different topics that will help you achieve your fitness goals. Applying clean eating to your life & also tracking your macros. It is proven to be effective. Just from April to June I saw a drastic change in my body. I finally had muscle tone & my cellulite started disappearing.

So let’s watch today’s message on how clean eating & macros work so you can start applying it NOW.

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Don’t forget to always love yourself!

<3 xoxo

Jess

Mind, Body and Spirit: The Perfect Trinity For A Healthy Body Image

Body Mind Spirit Mind, Body and Spirit: The Perfect Trinity For A Healthy Body Image I am so excited to talk about one of my favorite topics today – the mind, body, & spirit. They are truly the perfect trinity for a healthy body image. Since I was overweight half my life, I’ve struggled with a healthy body image. Even after losing 60 lbs it’s something that I struggle with almost daily. It is definitely a process, but it becomes easier every day when your mind, body, & spirit are aligned.

If you don’t know my story, it’s been a step by step process to align my mind, body, & spirit. At the age of 21, I was so tired of being unhappy with myself, drinking my problems away every day, & not feeling comfortable in my own body. I tried ever single thing possible to try to lose weight from pills, to Slim Fast, to the Atkins diet. You name it, I tried it.

After going through teenage years of being tormented & a verbally abusive marriage that ended in divorce at the young age of 19, I knew that I HAD to do something to change my life. I was so sick & tired of feeling depressed, I had no confidence, & just felt like there had to be more to life. I also met a very attractive guy in college who I was trying to impress after my divorce, so part of that was my motivation to look better. My mind, body & spirit were not aligned at this time of my life.

I was eating terrible foods because I worked in food & beverage, so I was constantly eating fried foods, desserts, & consuming alcohol. So, I decided to change what I was eating, cut my portions in half, & added a fruit or vegetable to each meal. I also started doing an at home workout DVD because I was too embarrassed to workout at the gym & didn’t know what to do. You’ll see in a minute that even though I was taking care of my body, my mind, body, & spirit were still out of balance.

After making these changes, I lost 30 lbs during my senior year of college in 2009. However, I continued drinking all the time & my relationship with the attractive guy from college wasn’t going that well. Then I graduated college & was in the real world at a full-time “grown up” job, so my partying had to stop. I moved in with a roommate who was also losing weight, so I started running with her. My mind, body, & spirit were still not aligned, even though I started taking care of my body.

I then lost another 30 lbs after eliminating alcohol in 2010, incorporating a variety of workouts, & improving my nutrition even more by eating healthy every day. I ended up going through a bad break up with her boyfriend after a couple of years. This is what started the process of aligning my mind, body, & spirit. You can see below what I looked like in 2009 to what I look like today in July of 2013. Body Mind Spirit1 Mind, Body and Spirit: The Perfect Trinity For A Healthy Body Image

 

Although my body was healthy, my mind & soul were not. I was not happy, confident, or close to God. I hit rock bottom in 2011 & was at a very depressed state, so I decided to start attending church more often. I then got baptized again, joined a life group, started volunteering at church & in the community, & reading my Bible & praying daily. Now that I had a healthier body, I was finally learning how to align my mind, body, & spirit to have a healthy body image.

I then learned towards the end of 2012 about having a relationship with God & living like Jesus. God then helped me to become more confident & happy with myself as a single woman. I had never been single before & felt like I couldn’t live without having a significant other. But, I began to realize all I needed was Jesus in her life & I fell in love with Him. At last my mind, body, & spirit were aligned because I learned about how God viewed me.

I am so passionate about helping others realize that the body, mind, & soul all work together. I know that there are so many women out there who are struggling, dark, & depressed like I was before. God has revealed that He is going to use me to help others through those same struggles to change their entire life. I want to change the world one life at a time by teaching women how to align their mind, body, & spirit.

He helped transform my life from being dark, disrespectful, depressed, and overweight to positive, caring, happy, and healthy. You can also align your mind, body, & spirit, which is the perfect trinity for a healthy body image. Learn to view yourself as God views you. If you ever have trouble figuring that out just remember this Bible verse which always gives me encouragement,

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” ~ Jeremiah 29:11

I know a lot of women out there struggle with negative self body image, so PLEASE re-tweet & share this post so that I can help others! icon smile Mind, Body and Spirit: The Perfect Trinity For A Healthy Body Image

Remember to always love yourself,

xoxo <3

Jess

Easy Weight Loss Tips

Losing weight can sometimes seem so challenging that you just don’t know where to start. I just want you to know that you’re not alone, I felt that way half of my life. I tried so many different fad diets & none of them worked. Pills, formulas, nasty Slim Fast shakes, you name it, I tried it. Then I started applying a couple easy weight loss tips & the weight started falling off!

But, where do I begin? You may be feeling, “ I will never get this weight off.”

In today’s video I wanted to address two easy weight loss tips that you can apply right away to see the scale go down. This is proven to be effective. I lost 60 lbs a few years ago & have kept it off since then.

So let’s watch today’s message on easy weight loss tips you can start applying NOW.

Just click below to watch! icon smile Easy Weight Loss Tips

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Frustrated You’re Not Achieving Your Fitness Goals? 3 Reasons Why Beachbody Challenges Achieve Results

Weight Loss Advice Frustrated Youre Not Achieving Your Fitness Goals? 3 Reasons Why Beachbody Challenges Achieve Results

I have such an exciting topic to talk about today!! This is what gets me out of bed ever single day, pumped up & ready to go!!!

Are you feeling frustrated with your current fitness routine because you’re not achieving results? Do you feel lost when you go to the gym & don’t know what equipment to use for the results you’re hoping to achieve? Are you bored with your current workout? Or do you just know that you cannot do this weight loss thing alone?

You’re not alone friends! I’ve been there before! I tried so many diets before – you name it, I’ve tried it. I was able to lose weight on my own (I lost 60 lbs), but the workouts were boring, I was lost, & didn’t have any fun doing it alone. I wish I would’ve found out about Beachbody sooner because it’s changed my entire life!

Beachbody challenges are certainly not the only way to lose weight. Simple exercise & healthy eating can help you lose weight. But, if you’re looking to lose weight quick & to do it with a group of people to hold you accountable & support you, a Beachbody challenge is for you.

The difference between Beachbody challenges & all those other workouts & programs out there is that we provide you with accountability, motivation, & support. That is the proven formula for success! I am absolutely floored with the results my clients have had in such short periods of time.

So many of my friends were feeling frustrated & so tired of drowning in their feelings of depression because they were overweight. My friend Kate has used Turbo Fire & Shakeology since the beginning of the year & already lost over 50 lbs. My friend Megan used the same combination last year & lost 60 lbs. My friend Brandy used P90X & Shakeology & lost 30 lbs. You can see some of our amazing success stories with before & after pictures here.

Beachbody challenges are also not only for people looking to lose weight. I drink Shakeology daily because it provides me with complete nutrition & I do my Chalean Extreme workout six days a week. I couldn’t live without them!

If you can’t seem to achieve the results you’re looking for in the gym, how would you feel if I told you that I could give you a simple formula for you to achieve exactly what you’re looking for?  That’s exactly how the challenge groups work! I will be there with you every step of the way & show you exactly what workouts to do & foods to eat to achieve your fitness goals.

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Overall, the point that I’m trying to make is that these challenge groups are changing lives! I’m so blessed to have the opportunity to help so many of my clients achieve their goals because they’ve felt frustrated for so long, like they could never do it. It’s amazing seeing so many transformations each week!

So are you ready? Will you be my next success story? If you’re sick & tired of not getting the results you’re looking for, then I would love to help you! Contact me by clicking here if you’re ready to start living the life you’ve been dreaming about!

Please tweet this & share with others if you know someone who’s looking to lose weight, get in better shape, & change their life! God has called us to share this with others to help transform the world!