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2019 is at our doorstep and you know what time it is… It’s resolution time!

I like to think about the beginning of a new year as the beginning of anything you want.

We have 365 brand new days with 365 brand new chances to get and do whatever we decide it’s important this year.

Setting up those goals is so freaking important especially when you catch the feels of the new year.

That’s why I’m going to guide you through my *Healthy New Year* Resolution with one of my favorite brands iHerb.

You may be thinking to yourself: “Fit girls do resolutions too?”

Absolutely! You’d be surprised how essential, resolutions are to anyone who wants to maintain a healthy life and crush their goals. Especially fit girls.

So stay with me as we go through each and every step of my 2019 resolution including my absolute essentials for 2019 from my favorite shop – iHerb.

Let’s get started right away!

Introducing My Fave Health Shop: iHerb

My 2019 New Year’s resolution is all about food 🙂

Why? Well, I have a few low-points that I have to get rid of this next year, and they all involve food.

And believe it or not, I found a solution for all of my problems in just one place: iHerb.

iHerb is actually my go-to shop whenever I need any fitness, health or wellness product.

They have the biggest spectrum of health products, I didn’t even know existed, and they make weight loss and fitness so much easier.

iHerb is a global leader in bringing the best overall value in natural products to fit babes all over the world.

Not to mention they offer a triple guarantee to ensure customers are 100% satisfied:

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My 2019 resolution actually revolves around a few products I found on iHerb and they crush every single goal I have for this year to come:

  • Increase protein intake;
  • Start taking important supplements;
  • Fix my snacking addiction; 
  • Treat myself more often

Stay with me as we go through every single detail of the Healthy New Year.

2019 Resolutions With My iHerb Essentials

Increase Protein Intake

Protein is an essential nutrient in the everyday diet. Especially for us fit girls that exercise daily – we need protein in bigger amounts and we need to include it in every meal of the day.

Now, as much as I try to prioritize protein in every single meal I’m always running low especially when it comes to breakfast and lunch.

So, to make it count I decided my first resolution should be: increasing my protein intake in every single meal.

To do this I’m going to introduce you to 2 of the products that are essential to my 2019 resolution.

Essential #1: Protein Oatmeal

The first one of my essential to reach my goal is a breakfast – the ThinkThin, Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal. 

This is nothing like your regular oatmeal, mainly because of the number of healthy ingredients and amount of proteins in it.

It has isolate soy protein, chicory root fiber, natural flavors, almonds, pecans, sea salt, and ground vanilla beans. Tastes absolutely amazing and it’s ready in just a few seconds.

Packed with 10 grams of protein per serving, complex carbs with 5 grams of fibers and a whole lot of important micronutrients.

This whole grain blend will take your breakfast to the next level, loading you with the right amount of proteins to start the day right.

Essential #2: Bone Broth

For lunch, on the other hand, I always seem to focus on carbs. That’s because I need more of them to have energized workout later on. 

So, to make sure I don’t keep proteins out of the picture, I will include one of the most popular protein sources nowadays – bone broth.

Meet the Epic Bar, Artisanal Bone Broth, Homestyle Savory Chicken. It comes in Beef Jalapeno, Turkey Cranberry Sage and Bison Apple Cider too, so you can pick out your favorite one and dig in.

This ready-to-heat beverage contains 10 grams of protein per serving. Made with filtered water, organic chicken, onions, celery, carrots, sea salt, garlic, apple cider vinegar, rosemary and turmeric that makes it taste so spicy and delicious.

Soups are great for the overall health and bone broths are a great starter for anyone who wants to make sure to fuel up with the right amount of protein.

Start taking important supplements

I’m not disciplined with supplements, and I have to change this in 2019.

I’m into fitness for over 7 years now, exercise daily and eat clean 99% of the time. However, I always seem to forget about taking my supplements when they are actually a pretty important segment in a fit girl’s life.

Supplements are a natural way of boosting your immune system and a cost-effective way of keeping yourself healthy.

They are generally in a form that is easy for your body to absorb and utilize, so to make sure your body gets each and every single nutrient it needs you should use them in your everyday diet.

Supplements are so important when it comes to getting fit, mainly because they take care of your muscles, help them recover faster, and grow stronger.

So, to make the most out of my performance and results this next year, I’ll make sure to include 2 of the most important suptements:

  • Whey Protein
  • Amino Acids – BCAA

Essential #3: Whey

Whey is the most important supplement anyone into fitness should consider taking.

Especially when it comes to the post-workout meal. You see, during the workout, you are effectively breaking your muscles down. To rebuild them and make them stronger you need to feed them with a fast digesting protein.

This means that you break muscles while working out and you build them afterward with the “muscle building blocks” called protein.

Your muscles are so hungry after a workout and they need something fast and solid food will need hours to break down and feed your muscles.

That’s where whey comes in. Since it’s a high-protein, high-nutrient, fast-digestive liquid, whey is just what your muscles need right after a workout.

And my pick for the season is Designer Protein, Designer Whey, Natural 100% Whey Protein, Summer Strawberry.

As you know, it’s not only taking whey as a supplement that matters but also taking the right one.

So many brands on the market add different kinds of sweeteners and unhealthy ingredients inside their “healthy-labeled” products I decided to go for this clean natural 100% whey protein.

The Designer Whey has a full spectrum of peptides and vegetable-based digestive enzymes to support protein absorption, B-vitamins to help convert protein to usable energy, calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, probiotics, and electrolytes for post-workout recovery.

It was love at first sight and an essential on my 2019 New Year’s resolution list.

Essential #4: BCAA

The other supplement I’ll make sure to include in my daily diet is BCAAs.

BCAAs are the essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine, which comprise around 35% of your body’s muscle protein.
They’re essential because the human body can’t make them on its own, so we all have to take them from food and workout supplements.

And the same rule as for whey – BCAAs are digested more readily when they are taken as a supplement rather than solid food.

To make sure my muscles are satisfied I’ll add the Optimum Nutrition, BCAA 1000 Caps in my daily diet.

Optimum Nutrition is always my go-to brand for supplements of this kind since I’ve always had a great experience with them.

Since BCCAs are proven to help you get more out of your daily gym sessions too, I’ll start consuming 2 BCAA 1000 Capsules between meals, 30-45 minutes before workout or immediately after working out.

Can’t wait to see the results – I believe they’ll be extraordinary!

Fix My Snacking Addiction

Next stop on my resolution list is snacking.

This is basically every girl’s, if not every human’s problem when it comes to maintaining a healthy life and staying in shape.

Who doesn’t love snacking?! And yes, I have to admit I am obsessed with snacking and most of my cheat meals revolve around this particular habit.

So, if you’re anything like me, you’ll be happy to hear that snacking can be a totally normal and healthy habit if we choose the right snacks.

Now my 2 lowest points, the 3 foods I basically can’t say no to are:

  • chips,
  • chocolate bars and candy.

How can I ever find a worthy substitute for these 2?!

Well, ladies, there is a healthy substitute for everything nowadays, and if you want to enjoy a treat every now and then you should make sure it’s the healthiest option possible.

Essential #5: Protein Chips

Protein chips?! Say whaaaat?!

I was so happy to meet the Quest Nutrition, Protein Chips, Nacho Cheese Flavor.

Can you believe it?! A protein chips?!

Yes darls, it is true!

This is every chips lover dream – to keep snacking while keeping up with the body goals.

And this amazingly delicious tortilla style nacho chips has 18 grams protein and only 4 grams net carbs per serving… I’m screaming of happiness right now!!!

This is the healthiest, no-guilt pleasure I’ve had in months and the first time I’ve had my chips with without calling it a cheat.

Quest Nutrition, you’re the Santa to my Healthy New Year!

Essential #6: Protein Chocolate Bars

The next essential on my 2019 resolution list is the sweet pleasures I got to have every now and then if I want to keep sane throughout my fitness journey is candy!

In addition, meet one of the tastiest yet healthiest chocolate bars ever – Universal Nutrition, Doctor’s CarbRite Diet Bar.

 

I tried the chocolate peanut butter flavored ones, and they taste like pure heaven, so now I’m determined to try every single one of them and store them for emergencies.

Just because I’m on a low carb diet, and want to keep sugar out of my life, doesn’t mean I have to kiss chocolate goodbye and settle for bars that taste like cardboard.

Essential #7: Protein Sweets

And another one for all of you that have a demanding sweet tooth but want to stay healthy – ThinkThin, Unwrapped Protein Bites.

These lemon flavored bites are packed with  10 grams protein and 5 grams fiber per serving, yet taste so good.

Wrapped in rich chocolate these bite-sized delights are perfect as a little treat or on-the-go snack.

For those of you who want to spice things a bit this new year and spice up their healthy diet with some candy – this is the right call!

They are on my list already.

Treat Myself More Often

And last, but definitely not least, is treating myself more this year to come.

I know for a fact that if you don’t experiment a bit every now and then and include fun and brand new meals in your diet, you’re going to get bored of healthy food.

It happened to me so many times, but I learned from my mistakes and I am ready for a change.

Essential #8: Nut Butters

First of all, I love peanut butter. I eat it on regular basis, it’s healthy clean and tasty.

However, every now and then I get bored of having a scoop of peanut butter as a snack, so I decided to change it up a bit and try another healthy nut butter instead.

Check out my new “bestie” Peanut Butter & Co., Bestie, Cashew Butter.

I know, I know, peanut butter is irreplaceable… but have you ever tried cashew butter?

In the long years of dieting, this was a first for me and it completely blew my mind! I’m in LOVE with cashew butter.

This cashew butter excited my test buds, gave me a whole lot of different experience and just made my diet colorful and fun again.

iHerb essential for 2019 – checked!

Essential #9: Healthy Pancakes

Healthy pancakes are something I have in my diet a lot. At least when I got the time to make them which happens a bit rarely this past year.

To be honest, I can’t change up my busy schedule and make time for those pancakes in the morning. But what I can get is pancake mixture for healthy and delicious protein pancakes, ready in just a few minutes.

This FlapJacked, Protein Pancake and Baking Mix is a must for my diet. Pancakes have never been easier to make and now I can add them on my daily menu more often.

We all know how it goes with pancakes when we try to make them from scratch and they turn out to be a complete disaster.

But these are nothing like regular pancakes. They are so easy to make and ready in less than 3 minutes.

They taste BETTER than any pancake I’ve ever tried or cooked. Not to mention I haven’t experienced the pancake disaster because they cook perfectly with a fluffy, soft finish.

Essential #10: Healthy Drink

And the last one is one of my recent discoveries I need in my life – a healthy tasty drink.

Meet Nature’s Best, IsoPure, Protein Powder Infusions, Tropical Punch.

I LOVE IT! As a fit girl, I literally drink only coffee, water (sometimes infused water) and shakes.
And to find out that they made this healthy protein drink that tastes so refreshing – priceless.

It’s a bit frustrating when I have my girlfriends over and they all have cocktails while I am having lemon water.

I always have protein shakes at home, but I’m not always in the mood for a shake. So, to have an option to treat myself with a tropical punch every now and then – that’s priceless!

Isopure Infusions is not like my typical milkshake-like protein powder at all. It’s a refreshingly light fruit flavored experience that delivers the protein without all the unnecessary ingredients I’d rather not have.

20 grams of pure 100% whey protein isolate infused with only 5 ingredients, no fat or added sugars and only 90 calories per scoop.
No artificial flavors or colors and sweetened only with stevia leaf extract.

Simple, powerful, and delicious, this tropical punch is on my resolution to getting healthier fitter and happier!

Your Brand New Year Is Waiting, Go Get It!

Ladies, let’s dive in 2019 ready and set for our goals.

365 new chances to get healthy and fit are waiting just for you!

There are so many products nowadays that make weight loss and fitness much more fun and easy and you deserve to know them all.

So, don’t hesitate to load up your resolution with some treats to make sure you stay on track and reach every single one of those goals on the list.

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Head on to iHerb to shop NOW!

Have a Merry Fitmas and a Healthy New Year ya’ll!

Hugs,
Monica