The plan is a clean eating plan, and they outline when you should eat certain foods, like dairy and starches in order to get the most out of the food you take in and keep your metabolism going and blood sugar steady. The main rule is lean, clean and green - no processed foods, artificial sweeteners or bad fats. Green (and all) veggies are your friend and so is fruit. One of my favorite quotes from the girls is "a piece of fruit never made anyone fat."
I'd love to rave all about the plan and share the nitty gritty details, but since it's a one time fee for a lifetime membership, the girls ask that we don't share the diet plan because it wouldn't be fair and I totally get that. They put a lot of work into this! For a one time cost of $150, you gain access to the TIU nutritional plan and any and all updates that come along with it for life. They have a Beach Babe plan right now for getting into shape for bikini season and that eating plan goes in hand with their bikini series exercises on YouTube and their Beach Babe DVD (which I LOVE.) They have tips and tricks for college students, for the holidays, and working out. They upload workout videos to Youtube, or you can download a printable to take to the gym with you!I definitely don't regret paying for this for one second. I feel so much better since I've started eating this way and "toning it up"! I rarely feel unsatisfied or hungry after eating a meal. I love their protein pancakes for breakfast and wraps for lunch. I've always loved fruit, so that's always my go-to snack. And Zico chocolate coconut water is my favorite hydrating drink! I've lost some weight and I've toned up a little too. I've received compliments from several people and that just validates the work that I've been doing and the plan that I've chosen - this one!
There's an online community where the girls encourage you to check in with your daily meals and work outs, and there's a members only group where you can talk about the ins and outs of the meal plan know only to those who have paid for the plan. I try to check in daily on twitter (@ToneItUp - Karena & Katrina, @Bubblymuppet - me!), and sometimes on the online community and I feel like it does help keep me accountable, and I especially love when the girls respond or retweet me. Who doesn't love to be noticed or to be given validation?!
Another one of my favorite quotes: "If you don't want to tweet it, don't eat it!" I really should adhere to this quote more, because I do eat things that I don't want to share. . . cupcakes, too much chocolate. But even with the chocolate, I've gotten much better at the whole "moderation" thing! It just feels good to eat food that is fresh and healthy and good for you too! It's even better when you find exercise you enjoy doing - so much easier to stay motivated!!
|Me with my Beach Babe DVD!|
Disclaimer: Just because the Tone It Up! nutritional plan worked for me doesn’t mean it will work for everybody, nor am I suggesting everyone should go out and buy this plan. I'm not a nutritionist by any means, I'm just a person who has struggled with weight for a long time and finally found something that worked for me and that I love.