What I Ate Wednesday on the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan

I’d consider myself a nutrition expert.  I’m not going to be shy about it.  I do know a lot.  I do a lot of research and self-teaching. I’m a nutrition coach and you’ll hear me talk nutrition on my blog too.   Yet, I’m following a pre-made nutrition plan?  Whaaaa…?

I know, you’re probably a little confused.  So here’s why I am currently following the Tone It Up’s nutrition plan for their current Six Week Challenge.

Every now and then when I feel like I really need to get back on track with my diet due to too much snacking, a few too many bites and tastes of my guilty pleasures, you know what I’m talking about.  Now that the holidays are over, I definitely did my splurging in the eating area and ready to get my rear in gear!

I find that following a pre-made nutrition plan is what helps me get back on track.  It doesn’t matter who it’s made by, but as long as it aligns with my nutrition philosophy, I’m on board.  Just the idea of having a prescribed plan laid out for me makes me feel more organized and motivated.  Also having a slew of new recipes to make, gets me excited about nutrition again!

Usually after a couple weeks on the plan, I have my mojo back.  I am back in a more disciplined mindset of three solid meals a day with three snacks, and I stop following the plan and go with a more intuitive eating approach.

So without further adieu, here is what I ate in a day while on the Tone It Up 2017 Challenge nutrition plan.  Thanks to Jenn for hosting What I Ate Wednesday linkup.


The morning started off with a green Perfect Fit smoothie!  I followed this recipe that is actually available to everyone!
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Morning Snack

After a run and an upper body strength workout at the gym, I came home and had three egg muffins and some avocado slices.
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I had a really late lunch after getting back from teaching a spin class and then getting tea with a friend.  When I finally got home it was almost 3pm, and I was lucky that lunch was leftover butternut squash turkey chili from the night before.  All I had to do was put it in the microwave and it two minutes I could stuff my face! I also had some sautéed Brussels sprouts on the side (not pictured).  I am really loving this chili recipe, especially in these freezing temperatures we are having!

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Afternoon Snack

I guess because I waited so long to have lunch, I was really hungry.  Only an hour after eating my lunch, I had my afternoon snack of greek yogurt, blueberries and a little bit of Granola Factory Native Berry granola.

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Dinner was the Simple Salmon Bake on the plan, which is pretty much just salmon, asparagus, kale and carrots.  I suppose they call it the “Simple” Salmon Bake for a reason!

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Dessert was a couple scoops of Halo Top ice cream, but went unpictured!

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  1. I also needed a little restart after the holidays. I think it’s a good idea sometimes!
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  2. I always need a little reset after a holiday or vacation. It’s amazing what a few days of eating real foods can do to your body! And chili has to be one of my favorite Fall/Winter meals. I could eat it every week!
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  3. This nutrition plan looks really yummy and filling; it doesn’t look restrictive at all!

  4. Sarah says:

    I’ve been thinking about doing a plan for a few weeks to try to really keep on track and see results with barre but I just haven’t yet since I’m so busy in the kitchen with recipe commitments. Starting off with a green smoothie is always great and that salmon looks amazing!

  5. abbey sharp says:

    YUM! I love this whole day of eats! I agree, and that slamon looks great!!
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  6. I agree that sometimes following a nutrition plan is a good way to get back on track as long as it’s not restrictive! That looks like a great amount of food compared to other nutrition plans!
    Rachel @ athletic avocado recently posted…Low Carb Buckeye Brownie Banana Muffins + Break your sugar addictionMy Profile

  7. Chrissy says:

    I think my breakfast would end up being the egg muffins and the snack being the smoothie!! Love me some yogurt parfaits! Kind of funny that we have chili in the freezing weather but still manage to have ice cream for dessert. 😉
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