3 Nutrition Challenges For #TIU21
Morning beautiful! This week we asked you to share your biggest goals for the Tone It Up 21 Challenge on Insta and in this post. Thousands of you opened up to the community and set your intentions and we’re so proud of you! As we scrolled through, the No. 1 goal we saw was focusing on your nutrition so we’re sharing our Top 3 Nutrition Tips to stick to for #TIU21.
These tips are straight from the Tone It Up 21 Meal Plan and we’ll be personally following them for the next 21 days to reset and refocus after traveling for the Tour. Let’s do this together! As a team, we can achieve anything we set our minds (and hearts) to!
1. Make Your Treats Work For You
Muffins. Cookies. Pancakes. Waffles. Smoothies. There are SO MANY delicious, healthy treats waiting for you in your Tone It Up 21 Meal Plan and right here on ToneItUp.com! When you want a lil’ something sweet, you’re totally covered!
So we’re challenging you to nix any non TIU approved desserts, candy, or added sugar for the next 21 days. We know you can do this!!! You have everything you need with your TIU desserts!
PS: The challenge ends right before Halloween so we’ll have some special treats for ya 🍫 🎃
2. No Fried Food For 21 Days
I committed to nixing fried foods and buttery crackers last year for the 31 Day Challenge and I’ve never looked back! Try this and trust me you’re going to feel incredible!! It’s easy to let fried foods sneak into your diet without even realizing it. For me, it was chips on the weekend, wontons with poke, crackers while entertaining, and sweet potato fries at restaurants (do they even count if they’re on Brian’s plate?). I didn’t even realize how much I was having fried food until I took a moment to focus on it. For the 21 Day Challenge, I’m recommitting to this goal and I want you girls to do it with me!
My best tricks: I replaced all chips and buttery crackers with cucumber slices, kale chips (I’ll buy them or make them with yummy seasoning), snap peas, peppers, carrots, and crunchy snacks like baked snap peas and dehydrated veggies. It’s all about that salsa, guac, hummus, and healthy dip anyway! ;)
Also look out for anything fried at a restaurant, especially sneaky fried veggies like Brussels sprouts. Ask your waiter to have them steamed instead!
Replacing fried foods with Lean, Clean, ‘N Green options is going to be life changing! It’s the No. 1 tip that helped me see the best results!
3. Veg Out
The more greens you can pack into your meals, the lighter, leaner, and more satisfied you’ll feel. Aim to include veggies in at least three of your meals every day. There are so many delicious options this time of year ~ Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, beets, sweet potatoes, carrots! And it’s easy to get ’em in! Cauliflower or spinach in your morning smoothie. A delish salad or Bikini Wrap for lunch. Veggies and hummus or salsa for a snack. Chilis, stews, soups, sautés, and bakes for dinner. The options are endless!
Our go-to fall meal is a Tray Dinner! Veg on veg on veg…you can pick all your faves and pile them on! Grab the recipe HERE!
What If I Slip Up?
If you slip up on one of your challenges, it’s totally OK! The most important thing to know about slip-ups is that we don’t want you to feel guilty. We’re all human and it happens! Just get back at it at your next meal…you don’t need to wait until Monday or even the next day to bounce back. Think of it this way… every slip-up is an opportunity to bounce back stronger!