The Good on Food

If you are starting to prepare for Mrs. Colorado 2014 or just want to look your best, I have a great diet to get you started!  Since I posted on Facebook yesterday about eating better, I thought it would be a good time to talk about what I do eat during competition season.  This menu was created for about 6 weeks out.  So even though it's a little early, it's really not that much different from what I was eating 4 months out from competition.  I wasn't always perfect with this plan, but I was darn close.  The occasional latte or glass of wine would get me!  If you start something similar and have a bad day, the important thing is to forgive yourself and try again the next day.  The same goes with exercise. As a full time working mom I had only 4-5 hours a week to dedicate to exercise.  There were some days that I had absolutely no interest in going.  In fact, I remember one time pulling into the parking lot and then turning around.  That day it just wasn't going to happen!  But most of the time it did.  All I had to do was picture myself in a bathing suit in front of a thousand people and BAM I was climbing that stair stepper!  With this diet you will feel great!  If it's a major change it can take a couple of weeks to get used to.  The dedication to your diet and all aspects of competing for Mrs. Colorado are worth the effort!

1/2 cup oatmeal
10 blueberries
1/2 cup egg whites

Mid morning snack:
Protein shake
small green apple

4-6 oz chicken, fish or turkey (no processed meat)
small spinach salad with any non-starchy veggies
spray vinaigrette dressing, or small amount of salt

Post workout:
Protein shake
1/2 sweet potato or 1 red potato

4-6 oz of chicken or fish
Broccoli or asparagus

1 brown rice cake with a teaspoon of almond butter

Lots of water throughout the day - at least 1/2 your body weight in ounces.

Good luck ladies!!  I am looking forward to seeing you at the shopping days, as well as the meet-and-greet on January 11th!