You are what you Eat!

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It’s a total cliche title for the post, I know, but it’s TRUE! Here’s another tried but true saying, “you get out of it what you put into it.”

Now that I finished my first week with a good base, I wanted to start developing healthier eating habits. My diet in the past hasn’t been terrible, but my biggest issue was portion control. Following up in a close second was late night cravings. So, I identified the problem and went out to find a solution. The easy answer to this was meal prep. Meal prep is an awesome concept and I do know how to cook (quite well, I might add), but I also know I wouldn’t enjoy cooking and trying to calculate how much fat, carbs, calories, etc. was in each of the meals I was making. Too much math for me. So, I let someone else do it. Enter BistroMD.

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Just a snapshot of the meals I get to eat on a day-to-day basis!

What is BistroMD? BistroMD is one of those meal-prep food delivery companies. Why I chose this one? It was the right one FOR ME. BistroMD believes in “eating better, not less.” Although, I am eating substantially less that I previously have, but that’s probably a good thing. Remember, it’s all about moderation, not restriction. Anyway, the founders of BistroMD are a husband and wife duo. Dr. Caroline Cederquist and Ed Cederquist wanted to develop a weight-management program that didn’t sacrifice taste for nutritional quality. They go by “the foodie & the M.D.” and I love their concept. Dr. Cederquist studied bariatrics, which is the study of medical weight management. Dr. Cederquist’s extensive work with patients and knowledge of bariatrics is what created the nutritional foundation for BistroMD. Ed Cederquist is the foodie and CEO. Ed came up with the idea of combining his wife’s nutritional expertise with his love for food and BistroMD was born. BistroMD hires nutritionists to come up with menus that have the right balance of macronutrients for healthy weight-loss. Ed and Caroline emphasize (and this is something I 100% agree with) that BistroMD is not a diet, but a healthy lifestyle change. Once, the menus are made, the BistroMD chefs go ahead and make the dishes and Ed is often in the kitchen to make sure that the food tastes good too. The concept they have really is genius.

Additionally, BistroMD comes up with a menu just for you. And the best part, you can edit it. You can change out the food for other delicious substitutes on a week-to-week basis to fit your food preferences. Each meal varies in calories, but on average it comes in around 300 calories per meal and I’m on a plan where I get 20 meals sent to me a week. BistroMD builds in a “My Night” where you get a structured break from your plan. Note: this does NOT mean pig out and eat everything in sight. It means you can go out to a restaurant and eat something different and maybe something a bit bigger. I wouldn’t advise having 20 wings and four slices of pizza. That is a bit much. The program costs about $200 a week, so that averages to $10/per meal and the first week is about $130. Again, you get out of it what you put into it.

Be sure to check out my post tomorrow where I go over all of the supplements that I am taking with my food and workouts to get maximum results!

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3 thoughts on “You are what you Eat!

  1. loseweightmotv8

    Love the picture of the Pizza Meal Prep! Made me chuckle a bit cause that’s how I would end up meal prepping if I had to do it yourself.

    Getting a company to deliver the Meal Preps is a great idea if you can afford it. I find what works for me is to not have anything in the fridge or pantry that is bad for me, so even when I am craving I can’t do anything about it.

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    1. Yes, I thought the pizza meal prep meme would provide a laugh!

      Yes, the meal delivery is a bit expensive…but I’ve decided that I wanted to invest in myself and I am my biggest priority right now. Plus, having every single meal delivered to you means your probably not buying a lot of other food and going to restaurants. Additionally, I’m following my own “21 Day Challenge” rules, which cuts out other things. Check out my most recent post for more info on that one.

      I love your idea of not having anything bad or extra in your fridge or pantry. I did the same thing when I lived on my own and it does work, as well as saves you some money.

      Really enjoyed your latest video on possible reasons for hitting weight plateaus. Fortunately, I haven’t gotten to that point yet. Losing both weight and inches. But, I’ll check out the video again for a reminder in case I do hit a plateau.

      Thanks for checking out the blog!

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