My Diet That Helped Me Lose 20 Pounds

diet plan / meal plan

diet plan / meal plan

I started my fitness journey a little over 4 months, April 10th to be exact.  Since then I have lost 20 pounds and 6% body fat.  But more importantly I feel so much healthier, I have a lot more energy and a clearer mind.

So here is my diet.  I don’t like to think of it as a diet, rather a healthy lifestyle:

Breakfast
2-3 eggs, plain with nothing on them
Handful of berries, I like blueberries & strawberries
1/4 cup oatmeal, plain (optional)

Meal 1
4 oz chicken
Spinach or Kale
1 Tbs of salad dressing (make the sure the ingredients are good with no sugar)

Meal 2
Fish, I like Salmon, or Chicken
Asparagus or Cauliflower
1/4 cup brown rice, every other day (optional)

Meal 3
Steak (2x a week) or Chicken
Green Beans or Salad
1/2 Sweet Potato, every other day (optional)

Post Work-Out Smoothie
1 Banana
Scoop of Protein
Water & Ice

This is a very trim protein shake.  If you want to add more ingredients or flavor you can add cinnamon, organic cocoa powder, a couple drops of honey, almond butter, strawberries, almond milk.

Snacks
Handful of Raw Almonds or Raw Cashews
Apple, Berries
Chicken
1/4 Avocado (I put this with one of my meals)
Drink a gallon of water a day

As you can see from this diet it’s lots of lean protein with veggies, very little carb, no sugar.  I like to meal prep ahead of time and have all my chicken cooked and ready to eat in the fridge.  This is much easier when it’s time to eat.

The biggest thing for me is to focus on what I can eat, not on what I can’t eat.  I stay focused on my goal and all the healthy foods I get to eat.  Eating healthy makes me feel so much better, I have a clearer mind and tons of energy.  This is motivation enough to eat healthy.

When I’m trying to lose weight I follow this diet 100% and do not cheat at all.  If I’m maintaining my body I follow it 80%-90% of the time.  I have a few cheats here and there, but most of the time I am making healthy food choices.

My New Favorite Top & Necklace

topshop Bardot Pleat Ruffle Top

TOP: Topshop | JEANS: AG Denim | SHOES: Stuart Weitzman, so similar from Steve Madden | NECKLACE: Baublebar | EARRINGS: Baublebar | BRACELET: Miansai | SUNGLASSES: Miu Miu | BAG: Chanel

I am so in love with this top!  It comes in 4 colors, I’m thinking of ordering another color I love it so much.The fit is fantastic and I love the pleat detail across the top.  And of course I love a cold shoulder :)

I am obsessed with this Baublebar necklace and earrings!  I first found this necklace that I have worn tons all summer.  Now Baublebar came out with another style that I’m just as obsessed with.  I’m wearing the rose gold.  These necklaces are gorgeous with amazing quality.  It’s the best dupe for a Lana necklace (for waaaay less!).

topshop Bardot Pleat Ruffle Top

topshop Bardot Pleat Ruffle Top

topshop Bardot Pleat Ruffle Top

topshop Bardot Pleat Ruffle Top

topshop Bardot Pleat Ruffle Top

baublebar Abbie y-choker necklace

baublebar Abbie y-choker necklace

topshop Bardot Pleat Ruffle Top

baublebar Abbie y-choker necklace

topshop Bardot Pleat Ruffle Top

topshop Bardot Pleat Ruffle Top

Lace Top, Ripped Jeans & Red Lips

gucci Padlock metallic shoulder bag

TOP: Wayf (40% off!) | JEANS: Frame | SHOES: Valentino, similar under $100 | BAG: Gucci, similar for less | EARRINGS: Baublebar | BRACELETS: Here & Here | WATCH: Michele, similar for less | LIP: Bare Minerals ‘Juicy’ Lipstick

Happy Friday!  This outfit is a perfect date night outfit.  I love the feminine feel of the top with the lace and the off the shoulder.  I added some edge with ripped jeans and studded sandals.

Hope you have a great weekend :)

valentino 'Rockstud' Ankle Strap Sandal

gucci Padlock metallic shoulder bag

valentino 'Rockstud' Ankle Strap Sandal

gucci Padlock metallic shoulder bag

gucci Padlock metallic shoulder bag

frame Le Color Rip Skinny Jeans

gucci Padlock metallic shoulder bag

Studded Denim Skirt

topshop denim skirt

SKIRT: Topshop | TOP: Similar Here & Here | SHOES: Laurence Dacade, similar Here & Here | BAG: Dior, similar Here, similar Under $60 | SUNGLASSES: Quay ‘High Key’ | HOOP EARRINGS: Argentino Vivo

A denim skirt is a staple all year round.  I love it in the summer with a tank and sandals.  As the weather cools you can wear a sweater with your denim skirt.  When it gets even colder you can wear over the knee boots with your sweater.

The look I’m wearing today is a great outfit that can take you from summer to fall.  A peep toe bootie is great with a denim skirt.  After Labor Day I will switch out my tank for a slouchy sweater.

I can’t get enough of these hoops!  They are the perfect size hoop with the perfect thickness.  I own them in both gold and silver and wear them all the time!

topshop denim skirt

topshop denim skirt

topshop denim skirt

topshop denim skirt

topshop denim skirt

topshop denim skirt

Thank you Nordstrom for collaborating with me on this post

Beach Vacation Photos

vacation, yacht day

vacation, yacht day

vacation, yacht day

Spending the day on the yacht was one of the most fun days ever!  I loved every minute of it!!

Swimsuit: Top & Bottom | Sunglasses | Hoop Earrings 

maxi dress

This maxi dress is even more beautiful in person.  And it is very figure flattering.  The dress runs big, size down one size.

trampoline in the ocean

It has always been a dream of mine to jump on a trampoline in the ocean.  Bucket list check complete!

Swimsuit Top & Bottom

camilla dress

OK, I have had this dress in my closet for over a year waiting for the perfect moment to wear it.  I think this dress finally had it’s moment.

Similar dress Here & Here | Sunglasses

lace cami

This top is so cute with cut off shorts. I love the colors and the lace details.  And is currently on sale!

Top | Shorts | Bracelet | Sunglasses

cuddles

Most nights after dinner we would all cuddle up on the beds by the fire.  It was the perfect way to end the day.  Caleb was so cuddly he snuggled up in my arms and melted my heart :)

topshop swimsuit coverup

Coverup | Hat (similar) | Bracelet

hammock

I loved being able to slow down and spend quality time with my family and each of my kids.  I love spending quality time with Sofia!!  Moments like this are why I love taking vacation.

Swimsuit Top & Bottom

paradise

Found paradise!  Seriously the most beautiful place ever!

I love traveling in maxi dresses, this one is sooooo soft (all of the dresses from this brand are, I have several).  Mine is older and this exact one is no longer available.  I love this one & this one from the same brand.