Category Archives: Nutrition

Change your Mindset, Change your Life

Does this sound like you?!

→ Wants to lose weight, but hate to exercise.
→ Is with me on the emotional eating struggle bus and wants to break free.
→ Works out hard but struggles with nutrition so you never really see the results you crave.
→ Loves food and loves to eat.
→ Are sick and tired of trying ALL the diets and not following through.
→ Don’t do well cutting out food groups, putting foods off limits, and actually want to eat cake on your birthday.
→ Hates to count calories, macros, containers, etc.
→ Cannot exercise due to injury/illness but still wants to lose weight.
→ Are overwhelmed with knowing what to eat or what diet to follow.

I know I can relate to so many of these. I always used to be on the SEARCH for the perfect diet.

Each one would seem amazing… the answer to all my troubles. I’d prep for Monday. Be committed.

And by Friday….. Diet was nonexistent.

If you can relate… I have to share this. I’ve been keeping a secret that I’m too excited not to share. My company is partnering with a registered dietitian and for the very first time I’m going to be able to offer NUTRITION exclusive coaching.

Now this is not your typical nutrition plan. There are no diets. No restrictions. No calorie counting. We’re going to teach you how to eat FOR LIFE and not just a diet.

Introducing…. 2B Mindset, a weight loss program created by Registered Dietitian Ilana Mulhsetin (fun fact: we both share our Master’s of Science in Applied Nutrition from Northeastern University). She has lost 100lbs and been able to keep it off and is sharing the same principles she used to do so within this program.

This program will completely change your mindset about food, your body, and losing weight. Instead of diets that focus on what you can’t eat, this simple and easy approach will have you focused on what you can eat so you feel full, satisfied, and in control without ever counting calories or points or measuring food. You’ll learn Ilana’s favorite tips, tools, and strategies to achieve your weight-loss goals, while still living life to the fullest.

The cool thing is this program does not require counting points, calories, macros, or containers and no food groups are off limits. Exercise is not required to complete the program. It is totally optional, but you can still see amazing results without it!

How is this program different from other diet plans?

This program is not a diet—it’s a mindset. Most diets have an end date. You’ll be shifting the way you think about food so you can use what you learn for the rest of your life.

Most diets require deprivation, and the 2B Mindset will show you how to get to, and maintain, your ideal weight, while eating foods you actually enjoy. You’ll always feel full and satisfied—and happy.

This is also super simple to follow…
• No counting calories, no measuring food, and no using food containers
• No cutting out food groups
• No deprivation or feeling hungry
• Ability to follow the program even when you are at a restaurant, a party, or on vacation! We’ll teach you how!

What will I learn?

You’ll learn about all about nutrition, the purpose of different food groups, and how to enjoy them for maximal weight loss. You’ll also understand the different types of hunger and coping strategies when each one occurs. Once you master the 2B Mindset, it’s yours for life. Losing the weight and keeping it off will be second nature – it will be your new reality – and food will forever remain an enjoyable part of your life.

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What will I gain access to?

You’ll gain complete access to all of the 2B Mindset videos along with a tracker, recipe guide, getting started guide, and water bottle, and you’ll also have the option to add on extras.
In addition, you’ll be invited to join our online accountability group to go through the program together. You’ll have support throughout the program and be able to ask questions, share struggles, receive motivation and guidance and more.
We’ll also be meeting weekly for a live video call to get all of your questions answered along with additional coaching and support.

If you’d like to reserve your spot please message me ASAP [email protected] with the subject line: 2B

How can I join?

You have two different package options to join with, depending on your goals and budget. Both will get you access into our online accountability group, along with my coaching throughout the program.

 

Nutrition Bundle

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• Streaming access to all of the 2B Mindset videos. 21 short videos that teach the basic principles of the program, including how to understand food groups, what to eat and when, Ilana’s proven secrets to a positive mindset, plus real-life strategies for managing any eating situation (i.e., eating out at restaurants, while on a trip, for vegans/vegetarians, etc.)
5 videos that help address the most common challenges to losing weight and establishing a healthier relationship with food. This is the GAME changer.
15 recipe videos where you’ll learn how to make time-saving, delicious and satisfying meals.
• The 2B Mindset Getting Started Guide.
• The 2B Mindset Go-To Guide. This includes grocery lists, food lists, and more.
• Recipe Book with some of Ilana’s favorite quick and easy recipes.
 90-Day Tracker.
• The 2B Mindset Water Bottle.
• Starting on June 4th, access to the videos and tracking via the Beachbody Nutrition+ app.  You’ll be able to view all of the 2B Mindset videos and program materials, and will also be able to track your meals and your progress, right on your mobile device (iOS only)
• First 30-day supply of Shakeology.
• Shakeology Shaker Cup.

All for only $180 USD (order before June 3rd to receive $20 off of this price)

Nutrition & Fitness Bundle

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• Streaming access to all of the 2B Mindset videos.
• The 2B Mindset Getting Started Guide.
• The 2B Mindset Go-To Guide.
• Recipe Book with some of Ilana’s favorite quick and easy recipes.
• 90-Day Tracker.
• The 2B Mindset Water Bottle.
• Starting on June 4th, access to the videos and tracking via the Beachbody Nutrition+ app.
• First 30-day supply of Shakeology.
• Shakeology Shaker Cup.
• Streaming access to Beachbody On Demand (over 400+ workouts streaming digitally online).

All for only $220 USD (order before June 3rd to receive $20 off of this price)

Are you in?!! Please send me an EMAIL to [email protected] ASAP to reserve your spot in our group!

Sweet Tooth Snacking

Sweet Tooth?! We attract who we are and I most certainly have a big sweet tooth… SO it’s not wonder one of the questions I get asked about most often is how to tackle a sweet tooth when you have health and fitness GOALS.

Do I think you should give sweets up forever?! Absolutely not. In fact, I learned the more I tell myself I CAN’T have something the more I want it. Instead I CHOOSE to be smart about my cravings.

Some of my favorites… 
➡️Greek Yogurt (go for plain and sweeten with stevia, cinnamon, cocoa powder, or fruit), top with fruit or freeze dried fruit for a crunch.
➡️Tea. I always ask myself if I’m hungry OR just wanting something sweet. If I am absolutely not hungry, I will try my best to avoid an extra snack. Instead I have something like cinnamon or peppermint tea, Kombucha, OR a seltzer water (like la croix or even zevia). This will keep me occupied and out of the kitchen.
➡️Sweet Potatoes. Whenever I want something carby and filling, I always go to sweet potatoes. They’re packed with fiber and nutrients so I know they’ll keep me fuller than something like a gluten free bread. You can even top with with cinnamon, coconut or almond butter for even more of a treat.
➡️Frozen Grapes. Just try it! They’re so good and take a while to eat because they’re frozen. Just be mindful of portion control with these. Sugar is still sugar and it can be easy to overdo.
➡️Craving Ice Cream? There are so many ways to create a healthier choice that won’t totally derail you from your goals. My favorite… make Nice Cream! Blend frozen bananas to an ice cream consistency. Give it a little extra staying powder by blending in a scoop of protein or topping with almond butter (the protein and healthy fat will help slow down digestion).
➡️Dark Chocolate. If you really want chocolate, have chocolate. But be smart about it. There are so many options now that are dark chocolate or Stevia sweetened (I like Lily’s Chocolate) so you won’t get as big of a sugar spike. It’s still sugar, but keep it to a serving and satisfy your craving.

What about you?! Do you have a sweet tooth or salty tooth?! What are you favorite ways to crush the cravings?

 

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Operation Eat More Veggies.

Why?
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Not only are vegetables packed with nutritional benefits, they’re super high in volume so you can eat ALL the food. 🍴🍴🍴
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Here’s an example:
You could choose to eat 1 cup of rice for 170 calories that you’ll probably burn through pretty quickly thanks to the 38 grams of carbs and limited fiber.
OR
You can fill up on many cups of cooked cauliflower rice for way less than 170 calories. You’ll also feel more satisfied because it’s packed with fiber so you’ll digest it nice and slow.
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And little secret… it doesn’t taste like vegetables. I am the pickiest eater ever and I love it! It takes on the flavor of whatever you cook it with so you won’t even notice you’re not eating actual rice.
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Who’s tried cauliflower rice?! Love it or hate? 

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Spaghetti Squash Skillet

A little dinner inspiration for your week! Spaghetti Squash lasagna 🍝 

Ingredients
2 small spaghetti squash (about 1 1/2 pounds each)
2 teaspoons olive oil
(8-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese,
1/2 lb 93% lean ground turkey
1 1/2 cups lower-sodium marinara sauce
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)

1. Cut each squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds. Place squash halves, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes. Scrape inside of squash with a fork to remove spaghetti-like strands.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan. Add spinach; cook until spinach wilts. Remove from heat. Combine spinach mixture, squash strands, ricotta cheese, salt, and half of mozzarella cheese together and remove from skillet.
3. Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add turkey to pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned. Add sauce; cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 4 minutes.
4. Mix in spaghetti squash into skillet. Sprinkle evenly with remaining mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Cook until cheese is melted.

Makes 4 Servings

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