In an effort to proverbially put my money where my mouth is, I will be following a "real food" eating plan in preparation for Miss Virginia. While striving to eat clean the majority of the time, I'll also be incorporating meals eaten from the restaurant group I work for 3-4 times a week. These meals are prepared from scratch, and include real ingredients like butter, whole milk, cream, and oil in their preparation.
Yes, I'm going to eat all of that and still walk on the stage fitter than I did when I competed for Miss Greater Springfield:
|photo credit: julius tolentino|
I don't think it has to be. I'm on a mission to prove that ANYONE can navigate a restaurant menu (even one without nutrition facts), make healthy choices, and even eat real dessert (not just frozen yogurt) sometimes, all while moving towards your health and fitness goals.
My platform hinges on the idea that food is supposed to be fun: fun to eat, fun to share with your family, fun to prepare.
I post everything I eat in a daily collage through my instagram account. Hold me accountable, get inspired, and check out some seriously delicious looking food.
PS: I just got a fitocracy account too... You can follow my workouts on there!