One of the biggest aspects of staying and living a healthy, happy life is what we eat. Do you notice a difference in how you feel, your energy levels… and everything else just by what you eat on a daily basis?
I want to share some tips, tricks to meal planning and eating clean (meaning eating healthy). I understand being busy and being real too! So follow my posts to help you incorporate healthy eating into your life to help you reach your health, fitness and weight loss goals. I plan to share meal plans I find, recipes I enjoy and things I believe you will enjoy too!
~ Heather Buchman
Since starting the Metabolism Plan (read my story here) I find myself in the kitchen much more then I have in ages. Since I actually love to cook, I just don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen making meals. I have found 7 kitchen must haves to simple cooking. With these gadgets and appliances you will learn to love to cook healthy meals for you and your family too!!!! Today, I want to share a few tools that I highly recommend to anyone who is looking to eat healthier. These are essentials I found for my kitchen to follow plans like Whole 30, Paleo, and the Metabolism Plan or really any healthy eating plan you are following. Each of these items make my life simple and reduce my time in the kitchen. Kitchen Must Haves to Simply Cooking 1. I highly recommend a few cookbooks are in your kitchen. I think that if you find a cookbook that … Continue reading →
My 30 results from the Metabolism Plan. Since today is day 30, I think it is time for an update. My goal was to simply lose 10# in 30 days (honestly by the end of August, which will be about 37 days) and to start FEELING better (overcome my depression). So… what have I learned and what are my results. My 30 Day Results from the Metabolism Plan Ok… so day 30 and I am down 8.5 pounds. Which means, if I stay focused, I know I can hit my 10# goal by the end of the month!!! That is HUGE for me. If you read my original post on why I am doing the Metabolism Plan, you know I was struggling to lose a single pound! I finally feel my belly bloat going away. That means I LOOK and feel better and my cloths are starting to fit comfortable, or actually are getting to big. All things I am … Continue reading →
I am now on day 13 of The Metabolism Plan. You can read more about it and why I started here. My scale continues to drop, except for reactive days or day’s my body is “off” for other reasons (stress, sleep, not enough water…). But, today I am down just shy of 7# and best part yet… my belly fat is shrinking. I am finally happy to see it not looking like a bloated balloon under my shirt! So if you are following my journey either through my blog or in my health/fitness accountability group – (The Kick Starters- Ready for Change) where I go into much more detail, you might be considering trying the Metabolism Plan, so I wanted to share a few tips to help get you started. Tips to Prepare for the Metabolism Plan. First you NEED a copy of the The Metabolism Plan book. This is one time I recommend the paperback version over the Kindle … Continue reading →
Have you ever heard the phrase “test not guess”? I heard it from a functional nutritionist who says we should TEST our bodies to know exactly what foods work for or against us. I honestly always wanted to do it to help me finally get rid of belly fat, but the costs was turning me off. For SO LONG I have been slowly gaining weight or struggling to lose a single pound! It was frustrating to see my belly as fat/bloated as ever. Plus, my mood swings were bad, and nothing I did was working to change the situation. That is until I heard about the Metabolism Plan! A way to actually test what foods and workout would work for/against my body and cause me to hold on to weight. This plan is my way to finally get rid of belly fat, drop some weight and overcome depression. The plan teaches out to heal our thyroid, which can cause hormone … Continue reading →
When it comes to my health, I will share publicly the positive side of things. When I workout, when I eat healthy I can talk all day about it… but I can’t be the only one who hides when we feel blah and down and things are not perfect. Today, I want to get a little vulnerable and share, because I do believe sharing is caring. I have been struggling with my well being. I knew it was my time to start dealing with depression I was starting to feel. My Story So you know earlier this year, I started going back to the gym. I was doing awesome, in everyday working out and starting to see results. I wrote about it in April that I was just fed up and ready to take action. But, what I didn’t write about was what was going on with me deep inside my mind. This might get a little personal, but sharing. … Continue reading →
I have been hearing about Trello for awhile from other bloggers and how they find it super helpful for content management. I never really “got it” and figured my bullet journal planner would be good enough. I get an idea, I put it on my list, why do I need an app for that? But, then I heard someone shared some tips how she uses Trello, and a light bulb went off! I had to try it. I just downloaded it and wanted to share with you how it might be able to help you, and how I am setting mine up now. First, it is a free app – Trello.com, I know there are some paid version upgrades, but I haven’t tried them, so no comments on them. I like FREE. Why I like it. You set up Boards for varies areas of your business/life. For example… You can create BOARDS for the following areas of your life. a. … Continue reading →
I did it. I stuck through the whole 30 days of the Whole 30 program. My friends and family have been following my journey on Facebook and I got asked everyday… Am I losing weight, seeing a difference…. This is my quick summary of the last 30 days. Week One First day is easy, you are super excited, you go out and buy all the stuff to make healthy meals, and are determined to cut out the junk. I even started a workout weight lifting routine and was determined to shed the pounds in 30 days. But… within no time, I was having a really terrible headache. The first 2-3 days I was feeling blah. I worked out each of those days, and thanks to my EHT I wasn’t super sore, but I was tired. I know you can go through a detox phase, and I was there. Cutting out sugars and carbs is real. But, doing a little research, … Continue reading →
I spent so many years working hard on me (my body, health). Then, I feel off the wagon big time once I hit an injury. It’s amazing how one bad choice can lead to others. You don’t eat right, you may not workout as much and vise versa. Yup, that was me. Making one bad choice after another, and boom a year or more goes by and suddenly I FEEL the impacts of it. I know I have gluten issues, yet I ignore it. Little things in my diet have been annoying me lately, but I was to lazy or unwilling to change. It’s hard to do something different and program your mind to change. It’s hard to get started PERIOD. Time is never enough to do everything. But,… when I feel the affects of my laziness, when I feel sluggish, pants to tight, gut issues… I KNOW I NEED TO CHANGE. What I have been learning is our body … Continue reading →
Did you know that most people consume about 1200 calories on snacks alone during Super Bowl Sunday? WOW, that makes it the 2nd biggest food day of the year. Thanksgiving being the first. I often said that I believe the countless weeks (yes, I think it is only 17 weeks) of football have helped to aid in many people’s weight gain. I see it all the time, the pizza, beer, wings. Come on, look at many of the Super Bowl commercials, how much of it do you think will be healthy stuff? That said, I know you can survive the BIG DAY and the SUPER BOWL Parties on a healthier note if you want to. Here are some tips to help get you through the day without adding a million calories. 1. DIPS – Many parties will have bowls of chips and dips. It seems a staple. So, why not choose a healthier dip. Try hummus or salsa over the … Continue reading →
The other day I was watching on and off the Rachel Ray show. She had this guy on who was talking about a healthy diet where you can eat, never feel deprived, and still lose weight. He stated, if we go on a strict diet and give up everything, we will tend to fail and thus, not reach our goals. HMMM, I totally agree with that. You will hear me say, everything in moderation. I am honest, I love a glass of wine with dinner or desert here and there. Life is to short not to enjoy it. But, I also know I over indulged over the holidays and feel flabby. My size 6 jeans are tight and I don’t like it. So, I committed to following the KickStarter Drop a Jean Size Challenge and already my pants are fitting better. I’m still working on my goals. I have committed to 5-6 days a week of PUMP and Combat. I … Continue reading →