I really do enjoy starting a new program, opening it up and getting to work on the calendar as well as dissecting the meal plan. The cool thing is that Beachbody has made meal planning so ridiculously easy with its portion control containers. Like really, COLOR coded containers to help us understand portions and food groups. BAHHHH! Can it be simpler.
What if there was a coach out there that helped us SEE examples of meal plans?
ENTER THIS FIT BADASS! ;)
So with your Core de Force challenge pack you receive the 8 DVDs with the program, the color coded containers, Shakeology, the Shakeology shaker cup, my challenge group, accountability and support!
Let's be honest. Nobody likes to count calories. It takes too much time and guesswork. So if you had a system that kept you from overeating without having to count calories, isn't that what you'd want to use? And wouldn't you use it all the time?
That's why Beachbody created these 7 color-coded containers, which quickly help you portion out exactly how much to eat for every meal. Each container corresponds to an essential food and macronutrient group, and is sized to deliver just the right amount of food to help you get great results. There's no complicated math, guessing, or weighing—this is simple portion control that anyone can do.
This is what the containers look like and what each one stands for.
- 1 Green container – Veggies
- 1 Purple container – Fruits
- 1 Red container – Proteins
- 1 Yellow container – Carbs
- 1 Blue container – Healthy Fats
- 2 Orange containers – Seeds & Dressings
- Containers are precisely measured to deliver proper portions
- Containers nest inside each other for convenient, space-saving storage
- BPA-free, DEHP-free
- Top-rack dishwasher safe and microwave safe
So the first thing you have to do when you get the program is calculate calories. JUST ONCE. Your calories will correspond to a Plan. Each plan has different numbers of containers you need to consume in order to fit that calorie level. Still following? So once you know how much of each, you can tally what you are going to be eating. I like preparation for me, going through the day and tallying doesn't work. So I started playing around with my first meal plan.
I calculated that I fit into Plan B. Here is the meal plan I put together. LOOK AT ALL THAT FOOD!
Love that I am not sacrificing much at all and there is so much to eat! Plus you eat pretty frequently so you are not starving yourself. Can't wait to officially start my challenge group on November 7th!!! Want in? Hit me up by filling out the form at http://www.melissaherreria.com/coach-me-melissa/