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Since I started eating differently, that meant I had to do things differently. I had to shop differently, I had to cook differently, prepare meals differently. Not everyone has the time or energy to put into meal planning. I honestly don’t know where I find the time somedays!

For those of you who are busy, who are struggling each week to get things planned in order to get food for grocery shopping, finding recipes that would suit your family. Look no further!

Spend more time with your family, while someone else does the dirty work…

While searching through the internet while planning my meals I came across a great website eMealsthat does all this stuff for you! Seriously!

eMeals.com is a very basic and simple idea, I’m really surprised there’s not more companies like this one out there!

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Gluten Free, Clean eating, Paleo, Low Carb, Natural/organic, Vegetarian.. no problem! Pick your plan based on the way you eat and the size of your family. You can also choose which

grocery store you shop at!

Each week eMeals will send you your meal plan with 7 simple family-friendly recipes that include both a side dish and entree. You’ll also get a detailed grocery list that is organized by section and coordinated with weekly sales at each store!

MY GOSH!! They make it so simple, what a brilliant idea! They help you save money too.. gotta love that!

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Tiana MacLeod

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My healthy diet plan – Here is my story

I’ve lost weight(60 lbs), I’ve gotten strong but is it really all about calories in calories out? What is my secret?

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This is me in June 2004

Did my healthy diet plan consist of:

  • Work out like crazy
  • Starve myself
  • Count calories
  • Keep a food journal
  • Eat Low Calorie, low-fat foods
  • Eat high fiber grains

The old 2008 Tiana would say yes to some, if not ALL of these things.

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This is me in 2010, I’m still the same weight now even after having a baby. I just really like this picture lol

I use to workout 5 times a week at the gym, count my calories, write down everything and see how much food I was eating each day. I would watch my portion sizes and limit my calories to 1200 a day. I followed the Canada’s food guide, making sure I was eating High Fibre, whole grain foods, switched to margarine, cut out the cholesterol, no saturated fats, no salt. I was eating very health, or so I thought!

Problem was, I felt worse, I lost a bit of weight but couldn’t lose anymore, I had no energy even though I was getting stronger but doing all this, it was tough and really I couldn’t sustain dieting like this for long periods of time. It was too hard. It drained me.

This was me in 2008 when I started my journey to lose weight. Little did I know, I had sooo much to learn!

I’m so thankful that I live in a time where I have information at my fingertips. I was able to research and find a way that was better… I started with what was working. I did lose some weight but why did it stop and why did I still feel so awful? It took a lot of research and experimenting to find out what I was doing wrong. Turns out, pretty much everything I was doing, was wrong.

  • I wasn’t eating enough
  • I was exercising too much, causing stress in my body
  • I was eating the wrong foods..

That last one was the hardest to discover and accept. How can it be that spaghetti, naan pesto pizza and quasadilla’s be unhealthy? The whole wheat sandwiches for lunch and the bowl of cereal every morning?

Video that outline my healthy diet plan

I came across this video today Slim is Simple and it explains my healthy diet plan very well and what I was doing wrong.. It highlights all the changes I made a few years back. I haven’t looked back. More and more people are making these changes and discovering how flawed our conventional wisdom is when it comes to our health and losing weight. Our healthy diet plans of today are so far off, it is incredible. Time for us to take our health back into our own hands. Watch the video, be amazed, make the changes and be amazed again!

If you want some ideas on what to eat, this video is great.

The non-profit organization was launched by Jonathan Bailor author of  The smarter science of slim. His organization called Slim is Simple is dedicated to providing the public with information about diet and health through compelling multimedia resources – which are FREE OF CHARGE!

Do a search on Youtube ‘Slim is simple ‘ to see more videos. It really is a great resource!

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Tiana MacLeod
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When it comes to working out, things don’t always go as planned. Made me laugh..

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The first week back to work I was doing great with working out and eating well, then last Sunday bam woke up feeling like I was getting a cold.. By the end of the day I was sick with the flu. I have to say it’s the weirdest cold/flu I’ve ever had. I’ve never had both at the same time and usually when I get sick I’m over it fairly quickly (a couple of days) the flu was gone within a day but the cold lasted another couple of days. I was off work for 2 days and I am still a week later feeling it a bit. I’m not 100%, more like 80%.

I mustered up the energy to go to the gym today. I didn’t have enough energy to do lots of weights but enough to get cardio in, so that’s what I did cardio for about 40 minutes then went to work.

1 week isn’t going to do much, it threw me off my routine for a little bit but I don’t think going to the gym while you are sick is good for anyone. I needed to rest my body and heal and now I’m getting better everyday. I’ll try my best at the gym this week but I’m not going to overdo it.

Tomorrow will be a day to celebrate, it was a year ago at 3:29am tomorrow morning that I had my little girl… with celebration of course comes cake and all the fun stuff with birthday parties. So we’ll see how I do by the end of the week but I have to say, so far, so good.

Hopefully no more flu/colds for a while and I can get back to the routine again of getting to the gym and getting some exercise in me! Wish me luck !

Happy Birthday to my little girl!!!! The best gift I’ve ever received and the most amazing little girl ever! There’s no way I could have ever imagined how much love I would have for that little girl but she has my heart and always will.
xo

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Going strong – feeling great!

This past week has been tough and incredibly stressful for a number of reasons BUT I have managed to make it to the gym Friday last week, Monday and Wednesday this week. So far, so good! It’s amazing how even after only a few sessions at the gym I have already noticed an improvement in strength. I have to say that my baby was getting pretty heavy and I was really noticing it when I picked her up. This week, she was easier to pick up. That makes me happy! It means I’m gaining muscle and that is my goal! I have been upping my weights each time I go to the gym by 2.5 – 5 lbs depending on what the exercise is. I’m actually amazed at how quickly I’m getting back to the strength I was at a year 1/2 ago. I really think that in 2 months time I’ll be at if not past where I was before in lifting weights. Hopefully I’ll be back to my old weight by then too but who knows! I am down a few pounds but the first few weeks will be hard to judge just how much I’m really losing because I’m also gaining muscle..

I was however happy to pick up my box the other day at the post office! As soon as I have a minute I’m going to brew up some Kombucha!

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Tiana

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Paleo – my new years diet!

I haven’t had a chance over the holidays to wish everyone a very MERRY Christmas and Happy New Year! I am taking the time now. Tomorrow will be a fresh start, a new year and a brand new start to your New Years Resolution.

Resolutions that are hard to keep

Every year people make resolutions but do we ever stick to them for long? What is the longest you have kept a New Years Resolution for? In 2011 I kept mine until June.. I found out in June I was pregnant but I just couldn’t keep up with the regular workouts. I was healthy but I was exhausted and haunted by nausea.. so my food choices changed from fruit and veggies and barely any grains to lots of Fruits, barely any veggies, barely any meat and way too much oatmeal and rice(that’s all I could stomach). I had to force myself to eat meat and veggies but it was hard!

2012 I had no New Years Resolutions really, I was 8 months pregnant and really just wanting the baby to come! ASAP! I guess you could say I just wanted to get through delivery and have a healthy baby and enjoy my time off with the baby.. that’s exactly what I did,so I guess I stuck with that for the year but if my resolution was to stay healthy in 2012.. it didn’t last. I think I made it until June or July ( I can’t seem to make it through the summer) then I started eating lots and lots of foods I shouldn’t have. Which coincidentally started the same time I stopped breastfeeding.. This was a HUGE mistake I gained 15 lbs almost instantly! Mostly because I started eating grains and gluten again… I only lasted a few months or so eating crap and I had to stop, I would have kept gaining and feeling worse and worse.. it was causing all sorts of problems. Since about September I have been doing pretty good but it’s time to get back into shape and healthier than ever before!

A new year, a new plan

2013 – The plan – my GoodLife Membership is bought so getting back into shape is #1 priority. BUT I can’t do that without eating right so also #1 priority is changing what I eat.

No more sugar! No more grains – I rarely eat grains – I had rice for the first time since September yesterday and gluten for the first time in a few months during Christmas. My skin broke out and I gained 3 lbs.. so No sugar, no grains…

What will I eat? Veggies, lots of veggies, fruit(not tons but once in a while won’t hurt) I’m not going overboard on fruit, though it is usually a good dessert for me or after workout snack.

Protein (meat, eggs) I will be trying to cut out dairy, I don’t think it really helps me.. I will have a hard time cutting out dairy but for now until my digestive system heals, it needs to go..

Kombucha, once I get my kit(Where’s that kit?) it hasn’t come as of yet but once it does I’ll be brewing some at home. This will help with healing my digestive system. Along with taking regular probiotics and digestive enzymes.

Healthy fats – coconut oil mostly and olive oil/apple cider vinegar on my salad. If I don’t eat fats, I won’t have the energy I need to work out effectively. This is a must and I have to concentrate on getting rid of the sugar and eating more healthy fats…not an easy task.

2013 will be a good year, I can’t wait to get started! Wednesday I’ll be packing my gym bag and getting ready for my first workout of 2013, which will be on Thursday after work.

I wish you all success in the New Year with your resolutions.

Happy New Year everyone!

The pictures are of my little girl Emilie at 11 months old

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Tiana MacLeod

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I am one of those folks who eats way too many sweets during the holidays and come January 1st I start on a new path to good health. I can’t say I was REALLY bad but I wasn’t eating as healthy as I could have over the holidays.

In the New Year I am looking forward to feeling better, working out at the gym again and losing some weight. I can’t say I have TONS of weight to lose but I certainly have some pounds to get rid of after having the baby.

I am REALLY looking forward to getting back on track, I feel just awful. While I consume all the garbage food that is in my house(SUGAR) I feel worse and worse everyday. I don’t want the temptation around but I also don’t want to just throw it out. Seems like such a waste, though really it would be much healthier for me if I did.

I know when the time comes, I can’t have sugar around or I will devour it. After about a week or two, sugar is allowed in the house again, I’ll be past the craving stage and I can usually avoid it once I’m past the cravings.

I’m really looking forward to getting back to the gym. Lifting a 25 lb baby everyday, I am starting to feel how incredibly out of shape I’ve gotten in the past year. I miss feeling strong and healthy, having lots of energy and no aches and pains.

I don’t enjoy working out but I miss the feeling when I work out of feeling strong and energized! Right now while I’m sipping the last hot chocolate of 2012.. I don’t feel any of those things. I feel unmotivated, ready for bed at 9am and just sore, my stomach is making awful noises and my whole body just feels inflamed!

I’m looking forward to feeling healthy again.. I miss you healthy me! Please come back soon!

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