Guest Post: Don’t Diet in 2017!

If you’ve already blown your New Year’s Diet (and, girl, good for you for making it to late January!) then Corry and Stacia have some tips for you.  Don’t pick your diet back up, just don’t diet in 2017!

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Follow these 7 steps and you won’t have to diet in 2017!

  1. Learn how many calories you should be eating…most of us are actually under-eating because we all equate losing weight with eating less calories. The truth is, if you aren’t eating enough calories you are actually slowing the progress of losing weight. Most gyms and nutrition stores can run a body composition test on you for less than $20 and tell you what your BMR is (basal metabolic rate – or the amount of calories you are burning at rest, and you don’t want to eat less calories than this.
  2. Never eat a carbohydrate by itself…yep, that is right, that piece of fruit by itself isn’t helping you reach your goals. Always eat a carbohydrate (anything that grows from the ground) with a fat or protein. So, next time you grab the apple, add some peanut butter to it or some string cheese.
  3. Eat every 2-3 hours…your body needs fuel to keep going.
  4. Get some form of physical activity on most days of the week. No, you don’t have to hit the gym for 2 hours every day, but do park in the “far away” parking spot and get some extra miles in with those feet! Not only will this help cut down your waist line – it’s good for your heart!
  5. Sleep…it is as important as everyone says it is! Experts say
  6. Drink your water, not your calories. Get a fun container and keep track of your water for the day. Those diet sodas aren’t helping you any. Yes, you can keep your coffee or tea, but make sure you’re keeping track of your water. If you just can’t handle plain water yet, add in some fresh fruit, lemons, limes or cucumber to give the water a natural added flavor.
  7. If you’re eating out, look up the menu online before you go. Make your decision ahead of time so you won’t be tempted by the cheese fries or 1,000 calorie salad. When you’re hungry, you’ll go with what looks good on the menu instead of sticking with a healthier choice.

Corry Matthews, MS and Dr. Stacia Kelly (StrengthandGrace.org)

high-res-jacketCorry is a professional athlete with the IFBB and promoter of the NPC Max Muscle Virginia Classic (bodybuilding & fitness show), the NPC Mid-Atlantic Open, Armed Forces, and the NPC VA State Show. Corry is the owner of two Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Stores (Manassas and Springfield) in Virginia. Additionally, she is a co-author of the book 9 Months In 9 Months Out, a holistic approach to pregnancy.

StaciaBackStacia is a martial artist and self defense instructor as well as the co-promoter of the NPC Max Muscle Virginia Classic (bodybuilding & fitness show), the NPC Mid-Atlantic Open, Armed Forces, and the NPC VA State Shows. She earned her PhD in Holistic Health and helps professional athletes (and those just starting out) with their fitness, nutrition and mental conditioning. She is the co-author of “9 Months In ~ 9 Months Out” as well as the Amazon Best Seller, “Slim, Fit, Happy You”. Stacia has appeared on the Dr. Oz show and recently did an interview with Convocation Radio.