Fit Food: 3 Diet Tools to Try

top, shorts, shoes: nike via tanger outlets c/o
Happy Fitness Friday!
In last week’s post, I promised I would share some details about my diet. Like anyone else, I struggle with discipline, but here are three foundational tools I use and recommend for maintaining a healthy diet:

Meal Prep – Prepare a full week’s worth of food and divvy up the appropriate portion sizes for each meal on each day. You’ll never wonder what you’re going to eat next because it’s already been decided and when it’s gone, it’s gone. 
Three-Hour Rule – Read “Choose to Lose” by Chris Powell. He explains in depth, the logic behind eating every three hours to keep your metabolism revved (i.e., burning calories). He even outlines what kinds of foods you should be eating every three hours to maximize fat burning while also nourishing your body. It will change the way you think about food and nutrition. *For a little extra inspiration, see my Q&A last year with the amazing Heidi Powell.
Food Journal – I use the app “LoseIt!” to keep me accountable for calories consumed vs calories burned. As long as I don’t go over my daily limit, I can essentially eat whatever I want. The tip here is if you want to eat more, you’ll choose healthier, lower-calorie foods throughout the day (more protein and veggies!). The app also provides guidance for setting safe weight-loss goals.

In future posts, I’ll share my tips for staying disciplined (without hating life), and easy snacks or “meals” that keep me satisfied and motivated.
What tools do you use to maintain a healthy diet?

Thanks to Tanger Outlets for sponsoring this post.



  1. I love the bright colors! That always makes me want to work out more lol.

    Posted August 22, 2014 | Reply
  2. Thanks so much for sharing! You look incredible, such an inspiration! I use MyFitness Pal but I am going to have to check out Lose It! Hope you have a great weekend!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

    Posted August 22, 2014 | Reply
  3. I absolutely eat every 3 hours, frequent small feedings my grandma used to say!

    Posted August 22, 2014 | Reply
  4. Thanks for sharing! I'm looking for ways to get back on track with my exercise and diet!!


    Posted August 23, 2014 | Reply
  5. I love those shoes! I find meal prep is what helps me the most. If everything is already made and ready for me I will eat it, it's when I have to make everything when I'm already hungry that I get in to trouble. You looks wonderful, love!

    Posted August 23, 2014 | Reply
  6. Yolennie says:

    I absolutely love living a healthy and active lifestyle, those tips are very helpful! Thanks for sharing đŸ™‚


    Posted August 23, 2014 | Reply
  7. These are all great tips!!

    Posted August 24, 2014 | Reply