I Started The 21 Day Meal Plan—And I‘ve Already Lost 80 Lbs.’

Morgan Calkin, as told to Emily Shiffer of Women’s Health
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© Morgan Calkin At over 200 lbs., Morgan Calkin discovered the plan and also got hooked on the Beachbody LIIFT4 on demand program, and she lost fat and put on lots of muscle.
Morgan explains:
My biggest issue with my weight before started my journey was that I had an all-or-nothing approach to weight loss. I struggled with not giving up as soon as I felt hungry. I would use anything as an excuse to stop whatever diet I was doing—family get-togethers, dinners out, or the “I was good all week!” excuse. The truth is, I just wasn’t ready to change. I had tried and failed so many times that I resigned myself to just being a a big girl.

 

The 21 Day Meal Plan worked for me because it has a set list of foods to follow.
For me, this was so simple—you just don’t eat anything that isn’t on the list for 21 days. It is basically an elimination diet that takes all of the crap out of your diet and teaches you to add things back in slowly to see if they affect you negatively or not. I learned that not only do I have a sensitivity to gluten (it’s okay for me in small amounts), but I really don’t digest dairy well at all. On the plan, I was finally listening to my body, eating intuitively, and not counting calories…and that was the most freeing part.

Here‘s what I eat in a day now:

  • Breakfast: Four egg whites, one black bean and quinoa veggie burger, a spoonful of cottage cheese, and mustard.
  • Lunch: Baked chicken with no-salt seasoning, ½ cup of brown rice, and a veggie of some sort.
  • Dinner: Ground turkey seasoned with no-salt seasoning, scoop of cottage cheese, broccoli, and a ½ cup of brown rice pasta.
  • Snacks: Handful of almonds, hard-boiled egg, or a rice cake with almond butter and berries.

Lately, I haven’t been following a specific program. There’s so much amazing content on YouTube that’s free and structured (which I like), so I just make sure each day that I’m focusing on at least one muscle group with weights and getting my heart rate up, too.

I currently work out six days per week (sometimes seven, depending on my mood) for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Read more of Morgan’s weight-loss story at:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/voices/i-cut-so-much-salt-from-my-diet-when-i-started-the-21-day-meal-plan—and-ive-already-lost-80-lbs/ar-BB13vVfZ?ocid=spartandhp

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