10 Things People Don’t Talk About When Losing Weight

If you have been a part of the My Beautiful Ideal community for a while you already know my story. Over the past few years, I have lost a lot of weight – 125 pounds (and still counting) to be exact. And during this process, I have shared recipes, workouts, tips, tricks, ideas, etc.

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However, when I was brainstorming for this week’s post I thought why not tell the honest truths about losing weight that no one talks about? Everyone talks about the steps to take, the foods to eat, and the workouts to do. But, what really happens when you lose a lot of weight?

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Southwest Chicken and Cauliflower Casserole

Another day…another recipe for a casserole! I feel like it has been the summer of casseroles for me. They are easy to make, you can eat off of them for days, and it feels like comfort food!

Plus, it’s a little bit of a challenge to try and make them healthy. Casseroles usually have a ton of cream, cheese, bread, etc. in them. Working my way around ingredients that aren’t Ideal Protein approved has been a fun puzzle to figure out!

I think this casserole might be my favorite! I have made this Southwest Chicken Cauliflower Casserole twice over the past month!

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UPDATE: Running

In June I shared a blog post about my starting to run. If you follow me on Instagram you have seen that I have continued to follow the C25K training plan…and I am almost to the end! This week I will officially run my first full 5K! Over the past 8 (ish) weeks I have learned a lot about running and more importantly myself! So, let me update you on it all!

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Melissa’s Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Looking for a dish to take to your next cookout, family reunion, or get together this summer? I’ve got you covered. My friend Melissa made Cauliflower Tabbouleh this weekend for a cookout we had and it was a hit! I just had to have her share the recipe so I could share it with all of you!

This tabbouleh is light and perfect for a hot summer day. Plus, it’s super healthy! Works as a great alternative for potato or macaroni salad. And, it would be perfect for an Ideal Protein Phase 1 lunch!

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Intermittent Fasting

About a month ago I added intermittent fasting to my daily routine. My weight loss had slowed down and I needed to change things up! My weight loss coach mentioned that another client had tried intermittent fasting and was seeing good results.

I decided to do a little research and see what it was all about.Β I have been doing Ideal Protein for a while now and I am down to my final push to get to my goal weight. Maybe this was just the change that I needed?

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