I Got Milk and a Game Plan!

My Registered Dietitian +Victoria Shanta Retelny partner for the Milk Mustache campaign said,"Cut Back NOT Cut Out".

I was really happy to hear her say that because it meant that I don't have to go cold turkey on certain foods I enjoy. We were talking about my rice obsession and carving out some of the carbs (sugar) to get me back into feeling/getting healthy. I was on my own completely substituting Quinoa with my rice and although I'm not hating it, I certainly miss it. Now I'm glad to hear that I don't have to give up rice fully. I told Victoria that I just really want to feel comfortable wearing my clothes without having to wear a scarf or another layer to hide the mommy muffins and all that. I think some of you may know what I'm talking about here.

Watching my daily caloric intakes and making sure I'm meeting my protein needs was important and high on our game plan. She calculated with my weight (not gonna tell) and semi-active lifestyle that I should take in about 1200 calories with 60-65g of protein intake that on a daily basis.

Even better, she drew out a game plan I can easily get onboard with.

  • BREAKFAST 6am (My Power Hour) 300 cal ( a glass milk about 86 calories on lowfat milk & 8 grams of protein, a banana, 100 cal, a hard boiled egg, 78 calories)
  • SNACK 9:30 - 10am 150 cals
  • LUNCH (by 1pm the latest) -  400- 500 cals
  • SNACK - 150 cals. (apples, oranges, grapes, veggies)
  • DINNER - 400-500 cals.
  • SNACK - 150 cals.
I really love the guideline she's given me and her @vsrnutrition Instagram shows many recipes and healthy tips in how I can keep score and live healthier! Below is a warm Brussels Sprouts salad and is just one of her many recipes on there.
Instagram by @vsrnutrition 

"Brussels sprout lovers unite! I am enjoying shaved Brussels sprouts in salads lately - they are popping up everywhere on restaurant menus, too. This one is a warm salad with a tbsp of olive oil, a diced shallot, a clove of minced garlic, a cup of shaved Brussels sprouts, 3 halved cherry tomatoes and 1/2 cup of black beans tossed in a skillet over medium heat. Cover to steam sprouts for 5 - 10 mins. Serve alone or wrap it "

Disclosure: I’m a paid spokesperson compensated by The National Milk Mustache "got milk?"Campaign. My opinions are completely based on my own experience.