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Personal Trainer Shares Tips for Keeping the Weight Off All Year Long

Are you planning to start your annual diet again in January? Would you like it to be the last time you ever need to count calories? TikTok content creator and personal trainer @ilmeemintz shares her secret to keeping the pounds off for good.

Eating right is the key to never dieting again!

This is some smart advice. She recommends eating 5 cups of fresh vegetables a day and tells us they can be raw, stir-fry, roasted, or in a salad. Her protein options for this meal are tuna salad, egg salad, pulled pork, or chicken. She tells us we’re allowed to mix our proteins. For the carbohydrate, we can have beans, squash, potato, sweet potato, or rice. We can handle this meal plan! She preps her food twice a week and for dressing her meal; she uses a balsamic reduction, with a sugar and salt-free hot sauce.

She eats 3-4 of these meals each day. Wow! She tells us to avoid sugar, salted and buttered foods. Once a day, we also need a small serving of fat like a handful of unsalted almonds, 1/4 of an avocado, 1/4 cup of cheese, or 1/4 cup of olives. You’re also allowed 2-3 servings of fruit a day. She stresses the importance of drinking 3 liters of water daily.

The audience was impressed by this meal plan. Viewer @MelissaVega asked, “What about coffee?” And @ replied, “I drink 4 black espressos every morning. I like the taste and also that time is for me to preparing the day mentally.” Yay! Viewer @Pretzel commented, “But I love bread and pizza and doughnuts and pastries and bagels.” And @ replied, "I eat them on Re-feed day. Once a week.” That’s great to hear.

We are going to give this smart advice a try. We’d love to keep those extra pounds off permanently this time!