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Healthy & Tasty Hotel Welcome Bags

Guests from out of town love special goodie bags waiting for them at the hotel check in. Let them know you value them coming all the way to celebrate with you, but also that you value their health with these cute ideas. 

 
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Buying a Wedding Dress When You're Losing Weight

Many brides have a goal to lose weight before the big day. A big question arises then around the dress.

Should I buy a dress now and get it tailored? 

Should I wait until I've lost weight to even try on wedding dresses? 

Check out our timeline below to see at what point you should buy your dress, and when to get it tailored to your new & fab body. 

BUT FIRST!

Here are some general rules of thumb to keep in mind:

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Meal Plan With Grapes

GROCERIES FOR THE WEEK (5 DAYS)

  • 5 avocados

  • 5 140-calorie amounts of chocolate

  • 10 zucchini

  • 1 dozen eggs

  • 5 bags lettuce

  • 10 oz block of cheese

  • 3 cups nuts (I have a mix of peanuts & walnuts here)

  • 10 cups grapes (2 or 3 bags)

  • 1 watermelon

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Meal Plan with Tomatoes and Blue Cheese

GROCERIES FOR THE WEEK (5 DAYS)

  • 3 avocados

  • 5 140-calorie amounts of chocolate

  • 10 tomatoes

  • 1 dozen eggs

  • 15oz chicken strips, cooked

  • 5 bags lettuce

  • 1 container blue cheese crumbles

  • 4 cups walnuts

  • 5 single-serving packets of guac

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Meal Plan with Tomatoes & Avocado

GROCERIES FOR THE WEEK (5 DAYS)

  • 2-4ct bags of avocados

  • 1 dozen eggs

  • 15 tomatoes

  • 5 seaweed snack packs

  • 1 container blue cheese

  • 8 bags of greens

  • 1 guacamole packets

  • 1 packet of string cheese

  • Skinless chicken breast

Meal Plan with Smoked Salmon

GROCERIES FOR THE WEEK (5 DAYS)

  • 5 small avocados

  • 5 140-calorie amounts of chocolate

  • 15 red peppers

  • 1 dozen eggs

  • 3 bags lettuce

  • 5 string cheeses

  • 3 cups nuts (I'm using mixed nuts here)

  • 35 oz smoked salmon

  • 5 pieces of whole wheat bread

  • 1 container blue cheese crumbles

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Make Your Food Taste GREAT

Eating the same thing day after day can get a bit old, and sometimes "healthy" food can taste a bit bland by itself. Sometimes you need a little extra boost to your meals and snacks if you want to spice things up or add variety. Stick to whole, fresh ingredients as well as minimally processed foods and sauces. Here are some of my favorite examples! 

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Meal Plan with Sweet Red Peppers

GROCERIES FOR THE WEEK (5 DAYS)

  • 3 4-count bags avocado

  • 10 140-calorie amounts of chocolate

  • 13 red bell peppers

  • 2 dozen eggs

  • 5 4-oz chicken breasts, cooked

  • 5 bags lettuce

  • 2 bunches asparagus

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Mediterranean Diet 5-Day Meal Plan Featuring Walnuts

 

GROCERIES

  • Walnuts, 1 3.75-cup bag

  • Eggs, 2 dozen

  • Canned roasted tomatoes, 2 15-oz cans

  • Tomatoes, 10 medium

  • Cucumbers, 5 medium cucumbers

  • Feta cheese crumbles, 2 6-oz tubs

  • Dark chocolate, 5 280-calorie bars

  • Spinach greens, 5 4-cup bags

  • Canned salmon, 1 15-oz can

  • Avocados, 3

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Filling Snacks for Energy & Purpose

Everyone knows the saying that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day", but mid-morning hunger and the afternoon munchies can be just as important times to eat something healthy and delicious. Don't let unpreparedness hinder your performance in work, school, or life.

Here are some filling snacks to keep on hand.  Opt for high protein, high fat, or high fiber options to keep you satisfied. 

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Meal Plan with Summer Squash

GROCERIES FOR THE WEEK (5 DAYS)

  • Summer squash, 3 medium

  • Eggs, 1 dozen

  • Salmon, 5 filets

  • Walnuts, 1 bag

  • Snap peas, 5 bags

  • Spring greens mix, 3 bags

  • Milk chocolate, 5 bars

  • Oatmeal, 1 canister

  • Yogurt, 1 large container

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Meal Plan with Nuts & Pre-Chopped Veggies

 

GROCERIES FOR THE WEEK (5 DAYS)

  • 1 bag 4-count avocado

  • 5 single-serving oatmeal cups

  • 1 carton eggs

  • 1 package dark chocolate pieces

  • 1 container peanuts

  • 1 package pecans

  • 50 celery sticks (about 3 bags of celery)

  • 3 bags lettuce

  • 2 packages 8 blend veggie mix (got it from Trader Joe's!)

  • 1 can garbanzo beans

  • 1 block blue cheese

  • 1 bottle blue cheese dressing

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Meal Plan with Cauliflower Rice

GROCERIES FOR THE WEEK (5 DAYS)

  • 2 4ct bags of avocado

  • 2 packs salami

  • 2 dozen eggs

  • 4 6ct pack mini cucumbers

  • 1 container peanuts

  • 5 bags cauliflower rice

  • 5 bags of mixed greens