10 things that I do everyday that help me maintain a healthy weight that doesn’t involve stepping foot in a gym.

Over the years I have compiled a list from nutritionist, fitness professionals, and celebrity figures that help to motivate and maintain a healthy weight.

People always ask me all the time what I eat to stay fit. I always reply with the same response, you got to meal plan. I am not a nutritionist or dietician and the only person who really knows what your body needs for fuel based on your lifestyle is you. If you are struggling to lose weight and or maintain your current a great place to start would be by consulting with a professional, registered dietician or nutrition specialist, particularly if you have  medical conditions. But if you are ready to be proactive there are a ton of free resources out there to help you get started.

My approach to food

I prefer to take one day at a time approach.  Implementing small habits everyday and gradually building on them makes it more attainable and sustainable in the long run. I follow a flexible dieting approach (tracking macros) as well as utilizing guidelines provided by USDA choose my plate checklist. It gives you daily recommended lists for meal planning guidelines.

Over the last couple of years I compiled a list of tips from articles, bloggers, fitness professionals, and public figures, as well as my own tips that help to motivate me and maintain my weight.

Here are my 10 Tips:

1.So important to Stay Hydrated. Drink 2 glasses of water first thing in the morning, and before each meal.

2. Eat more whole foods fruits and veggies.


3. Consume more whole grains and less white refined flours.Choose my plate recommends aiming to consume at least half of your grains in whole grains.

4. Plan your meals ahead of time I love meal prepping. It is a time commitment a few hours out of your weekend, but it saves you so much time during your week when your tired at the end of the day and have no energy to cook. If you need some inspiration for healthy meal prepping recipes, I highly recommend Kevin Curry’s FitMenCook.



you will never get bored of his recipes they are very inventive and always so tasty. He has a very inspirational Instagram account with easy to follow videos. Another avenue you can go if you want to cut out the grocery store trip is subscribed to a meal plan service like Blue Apron or Hello Fresh where they send you a kit of ingredients and you just have to cook. Or final option if  you hate cooking and rather order dinners from a reputable meal prep company their are endless  local and nationwide services who will deliver right to your door, and all you have to do is defrost and heat up. Two that I have used that are national are Icon meals, and Prepped Delivery.  If you just take a few minutes to google you can definitely find ones that would be good for you.

5. When dining out at chain restaurants and diner digs, which are known to have larger portions I never finish what is on my plate (unless I am really hungry).

6. When I do consume Refined grains with my meal I tend to eat most of my protein and veggies first, it fills me up quicker so I eat less of the unhealthy.


7. Eat smaller more frequent meals throughout the day it helps to maintain blood sugar and if your consuming quality foods ward off bad cravings. Healthy snacking is key I fruit, nuts, yogurt, and protein shakes. Just be mindful of the ingredients you add in as the calories can multiply quickly. Sometimes I like to turn it into a dessert!

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8. Sharing meals on social media is a huge influencer. If I make it a goal I have to post 1 or 2 meals a day it motivates me to cook a healthy meal! There are so many bloggers that inspire me everyday will share some of my favorites in a featured post soon!

9. I never deprive myself of something when I really have a craving. Life is meant to be enjoyed and at least once sometimes twice a week I indulge in something delicious and consume with no guilt.

Gluten Free White Clam Pizza

10. H20 is the only way to go. I rarely consume sugary beverages, diet soda, or seltzer. Aside for my 1 a day Dunkin Donuts coffee (sugar yes please) when I get bored I  infuse my water with fruit, cucumber, or spices.


Hope you found some of these tips helpful. Would love to here from you!

What motivates you to make healthier food choices and maintain a healthy weight for you?  Have you tried any detox cleanses and  if so did you find they helped to lose weight and keep it off?

Would love to hear from you!

Christina XOXO





Author: Christina Lasky

Christina is a certified personal trainer with International Sports Science Association (ISSA). Prior to that she was a Retail Professional, with a Bachelor’s degree in Retail Business Management and an Associates degree in Fashion Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. She worked for several years in wholesale before transitioning to the Human Resources side of the business. When her son was born she decided to put her career on hold and fully commit her time to caring for her family. As any parent knows kids can keep you very busy leaving little free time for anything else. Once her 2nd child turned 2 she really struggled with trying to achieve balance in her life. She felt overwhelmed and stressed, her energy level plummeted. She started to gain some weight and not feel herself. It was at this time she decided something needed to change. She decided to join a summer boot camp in her neighborhood to be more active and immediately fell in love with working out and how it made her feel. As a child growing up she never played sports and she struggled with body image issues. Incorporating fitness into her life and making special dietary changes to her diet after being diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2010 has improved her body, mind and her confidence level. Motivated to get certified as a hobby to educate herself she is now excited to start a second career and is committed to helping others to live a healthier and happy life. Specializing in beginner to intermediate strength training and conditioning she has attended numerous Personal Training workshops in Personal Training National Academy of Sports & Medicine (NASM), Functional Training and Corrective Exercise, Group Strength, and Myofascial Release. Other interests Zumba, Mat Pilates and Bodybuilding. In an industry where there are so many mixed messages in the news and on social media, she strives to promote a positive self image for girls and woman through fitness and nutrition. “I am not in the business of changing bodies I am in the business of changing lives”. Christina offers one on one personal training and small group training in NJ.

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