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  • Anyone else have a fabulous week? on my rooftop relaxing before I head out with friends. 
Details on my outfit: When I was in #ashvillenc I came across this amazing #boutique @hazeltwenty - I’m wearing them head to toe today. So many great finds! Have a fabulous weekend!
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  • Sunday was beautiful in Philadelphia and I enjoyed a little stroll through Rittenhouse Square. Have a fabulous week everyone. I’m off to Vegas for a conference!
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  • Pardon my French but have a freaking fabulous weekend everyone! ❤️❤️
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  • New blog post! Say bye-bye to #stainedteeth and hello to pearly whites with adorable at home #teethwithening with @smilebrilliant! All the details on the blog AND don’t forget to enter my #giveaway to win your very own @smilebrilliant at home kit. Link in bio for giveaway and discount code. .
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  • Soaking up some sun, exploring Philadelphia and hanging out with amazing people is exactly what I needed this weekend! Added bonus, I found an amazing deal on causal clothes from @loft that’s been extended! 
Top is from @vicidolls .
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  • See you soon #MDW! I can guarantee I’ll be rocking my @hiho_caribbean attire. Have a great holiday everyone. .
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  • Tomorrow is @ibxrun10 #10mile run and I’m ready! But for now, enjoying #carbloading in @vicidolls attire. New arrivals hit tonight - use code BEST20 for 20% off. .
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  • It might be cloudy today but that doesn’t stop me from heading into the #workday in style! Dress is super comfortable for all day wear, available in multiple colors and RTS. A must have in your closet. Shop your screenshot of this pic with the LIKEtoKNOW.it app .
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  • When your hair and earrings are on point... you post! Spicing up my #ThursdayVibes by wearing @voyagersdream new collection. Loving these marble leather earrings. Now time to eat! .
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  • Happy birthday to me and of course my amazing twin @fuelupwithkatie. Always rocking outfits from @vicidolls! Looking forward to another exciting year of adventures and of course amazing fashion. Cheers 🥃
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  • These lightweight, versatile earrings are back in stock!!! 🙌 Use code EMPOWERINGINHEELS for 10% off your order of $50+ on @voyagersdream website. .
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The Importance of Meal Prep – Part 1: Philly Fashion Blogger Gets Real with Her Meals

January 29, 2018

Meal prep. There are so many ways to do it: chicken meal prep, budget-friendly meal prep, easy meal prep…the list goes on and on. Over the past seven months, I’ve lived a meal prep lifestyle. Honestly, there are good things about meal prep, and there are not so good things about meal prep. Coming home from a stressful day of work and grabbing an already prepared (healthy) meal is a huge advantage. Less time in the kitchen during work days is a big-time plus. However, a downside can be falling into patterns and changing eating habits can be a bit of a shock to the system.

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to share the highs and lows of my meal prep experience. I’ll share with you why I decided to start, some results and some of my favorite, and not so favorite meal prep ideas. I look forward to hearing your feedback on these blogs and welcome any go-to meal prep ideas you have.

Have you ever been in the following situation? You’re at your favorite lunch spot and you order the “healthy” salad instead of the fries. Feeling good, right? Ten minutes later, you’re two fork scoops away from seeing the bottom of a very large bowl. You ate the whole thing. The two cups of salad dressing, cheese, bacon, candied nuts, croutons…umm, check, please!

Don’t worry, we’ve all been there – I’ve been there. In the past, I’ve ordered the whole chicken with a side of veggies and found myself eating the whole thing. Ordering this massive meal from the waiter seemed like a good idea; however, I’m second guessing my choices as the same waiter is dropping off the check.

All this eating made me think about a few things. Am I overeating? Am I fueling my body with the right foods to help me achieve my goals? Back in college, I could eat anything I wanted. My metabolism had a lot to do with it, but I also played volleyball and found myself working out or at practice for four to six hours a day. So, what happened?

A few years ago, I became a serious runner. I would run up to 10 miles a week when training for a half-marathon. In between runs, I would go to the gym and mix up weight training with some HIIT workouts. But, I was not seeing any results in my weight or my physique. What gives???

I wondered why I wasn’t seeing a huge impact after hours and hours in the gym. After some research and help from a few friends, portion control was the culprit. It had to be. So, I found myself at a crossroads of fixing my eating habits. Not necessarily eliminating anything, because I never ate “bad” per-se, just breaking meals in half or thirds.

I was on a mission to find the plan that worked for me. I thought that if I worked out enough then I could eat whatever I wanted to; however, that is not the case. It holds true that weight loss and seeing ultimate results starts in the kitchen. Remember the 80/20 rule: 80 percent of weight control is in the kitchen. No matter how hard you train, you’ll never see true results if you are fueling your body with too much fuel.

I never really understood that concept until I started the 21-Day Fix Container Guide which I learned about from my friends while on vacation (thank you Ali and Nick).

Have you spent hours, days, weeks, years, decades in the gym only to see zero results? Check out my next blog on how I stopped plateauing and started winning in the kitchen.

Author: Julie Davis

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