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TWENTY Delicious AND Healthy Snacks for a Lean Lifestyle

I’m often told by clients and readers that they struggle to eat more frequently. Many times, we wait until we’re famished before grabbing a bite and end up making an unhealthy choice. Eating frequently can ward off a bad decision or a binge. The typical problem I hear from people, however, is that they can’t think of decent, protein-filled healthy snacks to fill in between meals. Many simply get bored with eating the same things over and over and over again.

I get it! I’m totally the same way.

To help you out, I’ve put together this extensive list of TWENTY delicious snacks to mix things up a bit from day-to-day. I’m sure you can find a few things on the list to add to your snack rotation.

20 Delicious and Healthy Snacks for a Lean Lifestyle


  • Sliced turkey in romaine lettuce rollups with a little mustard
  • Sliced deli meat rolled with sliced avocado inside
  • High protein (low-fat/carb), unsweetened Greek plain yogurt (options: add cocoa and stevia, add PB2 and stevia, add a spoonful or 2 of canned pumpkin with cinnamon and stevia, add a trickle of trail mix, add 1/2 scoop protein powder, sweeten with stevia and add fresh berries on top)
  • Biotrust Protein Cookies


  • Hard boiled eggs and apple, pear, berries, or grapefruit
  • Krave Bars Seriously- the cookie dough AND baked apple pie are to die for!!
  • celery with almond or other nut butter
  • 1/4 cup nuts and an apple, pear, berries, or grapefruit

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  • Homemade protein bar
  • Protein shake – either with water only in a shaker bottle or blended with ice for a healthy “milk” shake
  • Can or packet of tuna or smoked salmon – mix in mustard with it with an apple or a hard boiled egg

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  • ANY left over meal (already cooked chicken, lean pork, other leftover meat)
  • Jerky
  • Keep a baggie of assorted raw veggies on hand for any time
  • Hard boiled egg stuffed with tuna – very filling!
  • Rotisserie chicken – fast food at the grocery store! Combine with some veggies or berries.
  • Baked egg muffins (microwave for a quick snack)
  • 3-6 boiled egg whites with 1/2 avocado slices, 1/2 cup of olive, or 1/4 cup raw nuts (add a 1/2 grapefruit as well if you desire)
  • 1/2 avocado and diced chicken with salsa made into guacamole chicken salad
  • Cottage cheese with apple, berries, pear, grapefruit, or 1/4 cup nuts

What would YOU add to this list? Let me know in the comments! We are all in this lifestyle thing together and can learn from each other!

xo -Jill

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5 Surprising Strategies for Successful Fat Loss

I’ve got good news! Successful fat loss CAN be attained. And not only can it be attained, but it is also an enjoyable lifestyle. 🙂

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In the past, I’ve eaten many different ways. I’ve certainly discovered that there are foods that work for fat loss and foods that don’t, but most importantly, I’ve discovered that it’s about WAY MORE than just the food.

Here are 5 key strategies that lead to successful fat loss:

  • Whatever nutrition plan and fitness routine you choose, it must be SUSTAINABLE for the long haul. If your fat-loss plan is SO HARD that you can barely make it through a couple of weeks, how on earth can you sustain that as a lifestyle? Sure there may be times you want to tighten up your nutrition a bit for a summer vacation, a class reunion, or some other special event, but for this to be a lifestyle, your eating style MUST be something you enjoy and can do long-term AND produces RESULTS, successful fat loss. Similarly, if your workouts take hours a day, is that really something you or your body can maintain forever? I think not! There’s no such thing as a quick fix.
  • Keeping a positive attitude is KEY. If you play the victim card and wallow in self-pity about your plan, you will certainly be miserable and ultimately unsuccessful. Focus on how great you feel when you eat healthy food, how much energy you have when you feed your body real food, and how GREAT your jeans feel when you zip them up and don’t feel stuffed into them! 😀 Your attitude is ALWAYS controlled by YOU even when outcomes are not.

“If you say you can or you can’t you are right either way” ~ Henry Ford

  • Realize that it’s not just about the food. Fat loss not only happens in the kitchen, but there are many lifestyle factors that play a role. Getting proper sleep, keeping stress to a minimum, and working the WEIGHTS all play a HUGE role in metabolism, hormones, hunger, energy, cravings, and becoming leaner over time.
  • Be kind to yourself. How easy is it to beat ourselves up when we fall off the dieting wagon? We feel shame as we climb our way back up onto the wagon thinking that guilt will give us the most motivation. I’ve found that the opposite is true. When I “mess up” on my nutrition plan, I first evaluate WHY I was hungry or having a craving. I then move forward with new knowledge of how to avoid that situation next time. Looking for a lesson learned, being kind and gentle with myself, and moving on gives me the positive energy to carry on with my goals.
  • Put on your detective hat. When some aspect of your nutrition plan isn’t working, you have to be willing to put in a little detective work. This is a fat-loss lifestyle skill that will serve you well. Any time that you have cravings, excessive hunger, low energy, or lack of results, you should investigate to find the aspect of what you’re doing (or not doing) that’s NOT working for you.

Having basic knowledge of what you should eat doesn’t always translate to the results you desire. When my results stall, it’s time to examine some issues outside of food choices to find the answers. I know that when my attitude is positive and my lifestyle choices are in line with fat-loss success, the food part is effortless!

Successful fat loss is a journey and doesn’t come from a “quick fix” plan. It takes time, practice, and patience to master the mindset piece, to make necessary changes in your lifestyle, and do the detective work it takes to be successful. Want the GOOD news? It DEFINITELY CAN be done!

A solid coaching program will work with ladies day-in and day-out on these strategies. It’s imperative to make important mindset shifts, find sustainable strategies that work in your everyday life, and become a detective of your own body. It CAN be done!

If you’re wanting information about a top-level coaching service that I recommend, here is my top suggestion to help you reach your goals!

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Best of luck on your journey to a healthier, happier, leaner YOU! Here’s to successful fat loss!

xo -Jill

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