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My Thoughts on Personal Trainer Food




WOW, time is flying by! Just finished up my final week with Personal Trainer Food. Due to the blizzard a few weeks ago and FedEx delaying delivery of my order, I didn't complete a full 28 days as I had to discard some of the entrees that had begun to melt. The generous PTF team offered to replace the meals, but since it was difficult to ascertain which entrees were questionable until they were opened, I declined. Nonetheless, it was so kind of them to offer. Even though I didn't follow the plan as intended, I'm happy with my results and thought I'd share what I liked best about this program.

  • For those just starting out on a weight loss journey, you don't have to kill yourself working out on this plan. The creators of the program believe dieting is 80% what you eat and 20% exercise.
  • The Buffalo Ranch Chicken Stix ~ Actually, I enjoyed all of the chicken entrees, but the Buffalo Stix were over-the-top delicious. I think I could have these every day for lunch and not get bored. Whether cut up and added to salad greens or served up with a little blue cheese dressing, celery and carrots sticks, they are simply FABULOUS. They also make a perfect low-cal appetizer to share.
  • Lastly, you can't beat the convenience of having healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in two minutes. In additional to anyone wanting to lose weight, Personal Trainer Food is ideal for those with a busy schedule, anyone who works in an office or school and chooses to have lunch in, and those who, like me, are cooking challenged.

I lost 1.6 lbs. this week for a total of 2.8 lbs. My body seems to be most comfortable in the 137 lb. range so I'm looking forward to now entering the maintenance phase of my weight loss journey. Many thanks to the team at Personal Trainer Food for helping me get back on track and to everyone who has been following my journey and encouraging me along the way. xo
To learn more about Personal Trainer Food and view the entire menu, visit personaltrainerfood.com.  Follow them on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for diet tips, recipes, and fun giveaways. Save $200 off any 28-day meal plan with promo codeChic200.







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Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. 



Karen Neuburger Pajama Giveaway



Our very generous friends at Karen Neuburger are gifting one lucky follower a pair of Karen's newest Live, Love, Lounge pajamas. I don't know about you, but I could live in pj's and trust me, you won't want to take these off. 



The pants are made of the most luxuriously soft polyester knit with velour details in rich navy blue, and have pockets and a satin drawstring waist. Picture your favorite cozy throw that you love snuggling in. The navy blue henley-design top is also super soft and has a step hem that is longer in the back, and velour accents on the shoulder. The top retails for $48 and the pants for $50. Lovely for travel, to wear when visiting family, and, of course, lounging at home. 


Karen Neuburger pajamas are available at Dillards and other major department stores. For a complete list of retailers, visit  karenneuburger.com and be sure to connect with them on  Facebook and Twitter


Chic Giveaway ~ One reader will win a pair of these gorgeous pj's in their size choice. The entry for this is a little giveaway is a bit different than usual. To enter:


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Contest ends 11:59 PM ET March 3, 2018. Winner will be notified via an @ message on Twitter and will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We received no compensation for this post, nor were affiliate links used. 

Many thanks to the Karen Neuburger team for sponsoring this giveaway.





Traveling with Personal Trainer Food


Just popping in with a quick Personal Trainer Food update. I was traveling a few days this past week and the hotel didn't have a microwave so I went off the plan for breakfast. For lunch and dinner I preheated some of the chicken entrees in the microwave and added them to salads. The Breaded Chicken Patty is delicious over greens with a bit of ranch dressing as are the Zesty Chicken Strips ~ 



I'm actually enjoying the dandelion tea which I didn't think I would like. Having a hard time getting in my exercise in this freezing cold weather though. Still, I managed to lose 1.2 lbs. this week. YAY! Thanks Personal Trainer Food!!! 

To learn more about Personal Trainer Food and view the entire menu, visit personaltrainerfood.com.  Follow them on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for diet tips, recipes, and fun giveaways. Save $200 off any 28-day meal plan with promo codeChic200.






Making Healthy Choices with Personal Trainer Food




Looking for delicious, quick and easy, low-calorie appetizers for the big game? One of my favorites is Buffalo Ranch Chicken Stix from Personal Trainer Food ~


This is one portion (2 stix), cut into 7 pieces per stick. Serve with celery slices and blue cheese dressing. Their Dill Chicken Bites also make perfect size hors d'oeuvres and heat up in minutes for casual and impromptu get-togethers. Of course, both make a delicious lunch as well.


Thinking back to how I put on so much weight, I realized my downfall was not planning ahead. By not having meals prepared in advance or at least a planned menu, I often ate anything (and sometimes everything) in sight. Having a frozen meal that can be ready in minutes helps keep me from making bad choices.


I've also never eaten so many veggies in my life than I have with Personal Trainer Food. I sometimes skip the veggies with lunch and saute them in olive oil with a little shredded cheese for a snack.


I had no change in my weight this week. I tend to not drink as much water in the winter and seem to be retaining a lot more  lately. I started drinking Dandelion tea {thanks Karen} which is supposed to help with edema. I'll let you know if it's working in my next update. 

To learn more about Personal Trainer Food and view the entire menu, visit personaltrainerfood.com.  Follow them on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for diet tips, recipes, and fun giveaways. Save $200 off any 28-day meal plan with promo codeChic200.




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    A Healthy New Start with Personal Trainer Food




    Good news, bad news as far as my weight loss journey. The bad news is I gained nearly 7 lbs. since the holidays. The good news is I'm making a fresh start with Personal Trainer Food! During the blizzard we experienced the week before last, I realized another reason to have meal-delivery service is in case you can't get to the store due to weather, illness, or if your car is in the repair shop. The roads leading to and within our community were not plowed for a couple of days and with snow drifts up to 5' in some areas, they were impassible. There was also a travel ban on non-essential vehicles so I was extra thankful to see my order from Personal Trainer Food arrive. 


    One of the first entrees I tried was the new Dill Chicken Bites. They were soooo delicious. Just the right amount of breading and dill flavoring. I love chicken and am happy to see Personal Trainer Food offers so many flavorful ways of preparing it. 



    Another fave, the Breaded Chicken Patty. I added baby romaine, sunflower seeds, shredded cheese and a little ranch dressing. This is great to take to work for lunch, just pop the chicken patty in the microwave for 2 minutes. And nothing beats the convenience of having a tasty and healthy dinner ready in minutes after a long day at work. 



    I've been on a bit of an eating spree since the holidays and this frigid weather is not helping. I'm going back to weighing myself every day. It's too easy for me to slip up without doing so, and before I know it, I've gained 10 lbs. Starting weight is 141.8 lbs. 

    To learn more about Personal Trainer Food and view the entire menu, visit personaltrainerfood.com.  Follow them on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for diet tips, recipes, and fun giveaways. Save $200 off any 28-day meal plan with promo code Chic200.


     

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