The start of the CNC Spring Nutrition Challenge is just around the corner (Monday, April 9th), and I’m so excited to officially begin my own personal meal plan. If you missed my previous post, I hired one of our lovely DTFN coaches to work with me, so I can partake in a meal plan along with the CNC readers/clients who signed up for the challenge. I wanted to have a “buddy system,” so we all have some extra support and encouragement as we follow our meal plans over the next 8 weeks. Personally, I want results and need the extra accountability. Plus, it’ll be fun to have a group to do it together with!
Even if you know what to eat, sometimes you need some direction and motivation to help you achieve your goals. Hell, I run a meal planning business and even I need a little kick in the pants every once in awhile! Hiring a nutrition coach is like hiring a personal trainer. You might know how to exercise (or eat healthy) and what you should do, but you just need someone to give you some extra guidance, support, and accountability to actually make it happen! I love it when someone takes the work out of planning my workouts (probably why I enjoy CrossFit so much!), so I figured why not do the same for my diet? I mean, how many times have you wandered aimlessly around the gym or grocery store without a master plan? I know a lot of us – myself included – have been there before. Plus, now that our family has a beach sticker for the summer, I have a goal to work towards – I want to look and feel great in a bathing suit this summer! 🙂
I’ve gotten a bunch of inquiries about the CNC Spring Nutrition Challenge, so I wanted to share the first week of my meal plan. It’s customized to my own personal macronutrient needs, including activity level, body type, and food preferences (1850-2000 calories), but it’ll give you an idea what it’s all about. And, of course, feel free to use it as a guide for your own 8-week “nutrition challenge”!
- Our meal plans include 3 build-out days (here’s why), so you’ll see a Workout Day 1, Workout Day 2, and a Rest Day, which I’ll rotate accordingly throughout the seven days of the week. You’ll see that there are different calorie needs for workout days versus rest days.
- Our meal plans come with personalized grocery shopping lists (you can see a screenshot here), but I didn’t include them because the quantities wouldn’t make sense if you decide to follow this meal plan on your own. (The qualities are based on the schedule that you set for yourself in our software system at the beginning of the week.)
- The plan is customized to where I grocery shop as well as some of my favorite products. You’ll see Trader Joe’s products as well as brand-specific ones, but these are all individual to the client.
I’m planning to share the next 7 weeks of my meal plan on CNC, but if you want them delivered right to your inbox, just sign up here. I’ll send each week of my plan along with all of the corresponding recipes.
Question of the Day
Have you ever worked with a nutrition coach or Registered Dietitian?