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I am a self-proclaimed DASH girl

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Visuals are really great to learn how to intuitively eat. Goal is to not rely so much on tracking.

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Welcome to my page!

I am a 33 yo, 5'3" female living on the East Coast.

I did the Take Shape For Life (tsfl.com) Optimal Weight 5&1 Program. Eating six small meals per day is the first healthy habit they teach you. On the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan, your body enters a gentle but efficient fat burning state while maintaining retaining lean muscle mass. In addition to five Fuelings each day, you learn another healthy habit: how to make a lean and green meal for you and your family.

Take Shape For Life then transitions you into a maintenance plan called Optimal Health 3&3 Program. Helping you sustain healthy weight through a nutritionally balanced plan that consists of three balanced Lean and Green meals and three Optimal Health Fuelings each day. Eat one meal or Fueling every two to three hours as part of a healthy lifestyle. The Optimal Health 3&3 Plan is also great for anyone looking for a convenient way to sustain a healthy lifestyle.

I did not stick to the Optimal Weight plan to a T. Now that I have shed the pounds and am focused on maintaining I follow the DASH Eating Plan.

After 4 years of chronic pain, I am pain free since 2/8/2019. Let your 2019 be a healthy year!

Member Since: 3/7/2019

Fitness Minutes: 757

My Goals:
My weight loss goals were:

1. BMI- 25.7 to 21.7 (Overweight to Normal)
2. Weight- 145 to 122 (Lose 23 lbs)
3. Lose 4-8 lbs/month, about 1-2 lbs/week.
4. Lose nutritiously
5. Pre-track/Meal Prep (deterred until I accomplish zero waste goal)
6. Maintain body positivity
7. Moderate alcohol consumption
8. Weekly to bi-weekly weigh-ins
9. Moderate chip snacking
10. Calorie intake 1200-1550/day (range to figure out what works)


Jan 2019- ~10 lbs lost
Feb 2019- ~2.5 lbs lost
Mar 2019- ~5 lbs lost
Apr 2019- ~3 lbs lost

I also am doing a weight loss competition with my partner. It is motivating to lose with someone else. You can hold each other accountable and ping pong ideas. He has lost 19 lbs to date with a goal of losing 42 lbs total.

My maintenance goals:

1. Body Fat: 25% to 21-23%
2. Maintain Weight +/- 5 lbs (117-128 lbs)
3. Eat Nutritiously Balanced Meals (~50% carbs, ~30% fat, ~20% protein, 25

My Program:
The DASH Eating Plan

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    Happy 2020!

    I just stumbled on your blog, I love all the information you put in about different diets. Thank you for the research and sharing

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