All or nothing: Your nutrition is going GREAT and there is one bump in the road. You go out to eat, dinner takes forever, you’re HANGRY and end up eating all the appetizers and realize you completely blew your macros for the day. There are two ways this story can lead.
I firmly believe that our clients are some of the most motivated, steadfast and driven individuals. And in general, as women, we strive to do it all. We have careers, we take care of pets, kids or spouse needs, we keep households neat, tidy and updated, we shuffle kids to and from practices, we pay bills and get to appointments, we cook, we exercise, we grocery shop, we make time for friends, we volunteer, and the list just goes ON AND ON. Eventually, we get to a place where we just feel emotionally, mentally and even physically depleted. We can’t give each and every activity or “thing” one hundred percent of our effort, one hundred percent of the time. So, what can we do when we feel like we’ve hit a wall? We have to check-in with ourselves, re-evaluate and re-focus. This is where the Circle of Life comes into play.
This Honey Dijon Garlic Chicken comes from our Ninja Insider archives. It’s such an easy weeknight dinner if you’re looking for a new idea. Take a look at a few reviews from some of our Macro Ninjas who made it this past year:
- “This was amazing. Love love loved it!”
- “I made this today. SO GOOD, and so easy! I did green beans on the side and sautéed them in some extra sauce. We did rice on the side as well.”
- “We made this for dinner tonight. I told myself that I need to try at least two new recipes a week. This was amazing and even the hubby approved and asked for it to be added to the rotation.”
- “Made this tonight! So good!”
- “I ate this all week long. It is delicious!”
I’m going to go ahead and say that September is the start of soup season. See my list below of all the amazing macro calculated soup recipes we have to offer here on the website for free, in the cookbooks, and in our members only Ninja Insider archives. We have A LOT! And as always, you can find these in the MyFitnessPal food database for easy logging. I released this Zuppa Toscana recipe in Ninja Insider last Fall and it was a hit. It’s now making its way to all of you!
When women come into our program we always ask about their diet history and many share that they’ve been on a “diet” their whole lives. Some even shared specific calorie restrictive diet programs that their parents had them do as kids. Developing a habit of running to a “quick fix” diet is something that can begin in childhood. In fact, it’s something that we, as parents, can pass on to our own children if we’re not careful.
Remember the days of falling into bed, closing your eyes and opening them 12 hours later? As a child, when my mom put me to bed, she’d end with, “now roll over and go to sleep.” And guess what, I DID! Remember the days of napping for six hours, staying up until 3 am and then doing it all again? We may have deprived ourselves of sleep but when we wanted to, it came easily and it LARGE quantities.