After so many questions about my weight loss on the F-Factor Diet, I’m sharing details on my personal eating and workout habits. This is my lifestyle not a temporary change in my life. Yes I still use the F-Factor app to log what I’m eating and reference carbs/fiber based on serving sizes. Highly recommend downloading the app. I recommend buying the book because the details and recipes are imperative to your success. The book explains how this lifestyle change works and this mindset is ideal. Here are specific details on diet, workout, recipe and everything else you all have asked.
After my trip to Costa Rica & LA in January, I realized I was out of shape and overweight. I’ve completed so many diet challenges and fads over the years including Whole 30 & the 22 Day Plant Based Diet, anything other than a complete pivot in eating habits wasn’t going to work. I’m turning 30 years old in January and I want to enter my 30’s not only fit financially but physically. So I made the decision to lose 30 pounds by my 30th birthday. Via Instagram, I came across The F-Factor Diet on Instagram.
I know you want the details and here they go…
It’s 2017, I’m 28, still in debt and stressed. So I start looking for a financial therapist. I found a therapist but I needed a financial coach. I also needed this to be cheap or better yet, free. I’m already in debt and didn’t want to add more. So after much googling I come across this non-profit program called Project Money. This is a state program that provides you a financial coach for the FREE. Mind blown! Of course you have to qualify for it which I barely did. After much discussion I was in and I was ready….
When I speak about being irresponsible with my money, I specifically mean I wasn’t saving enough and I was accumulating debt. Yes, I’ve always contributed to a 401K. Yes, my bills are paid on time 100% of the time. That was never my issue. Like so many I found it hard to save yet easy to spend. My credit debt utilization was insane in 2016. I couldn’t figure out how I got there. So let’s back track…READ MORE
I love money and I love shopping. It can be for clothes, furniture or even groceries, i don’t care I love to buy. When I turned 27 I took a long look at where I was in life, then decided I needed to make a change. Since graduating from college I have spent thousands of dollars but have nothing to show for them. Sure I’ve had experiences, I’ve looked amazing, I’ve eaten at great restaurants and made many memories, but I don’t really know where all of my money went. So two years ago, at 27 years old, I set out to get rid of my debt. I thought the journey would be much shorter. Little did I know I hadn’t really begun… READ MORE
For the last several years I’ve tried all types of diets, I’ve worked out nonstop and ran around doing so many things mindlessly. I’ve killed the 22 Days Nutrition Plant Based challenge, I’ve completed the Whole 30 Challenge at least twice, attempted Keto, boxed, ran, lifted weights, exhausted myself at the gym, kept up eyebrows, nails, toes and spent HOURS at the hair salon. Through my dieting, excessive bouts of working out and personal upkeep routines, I’ve been nothing but in a hurry. My dieting never allows me to see lasting results, over exercising burns me out and my to do list never allows me to be in the moment. It was upon realizing this that I decided to shift my life and create better habits. READ MORE
I’ve been unhappy with my closet this year, annoyed with everyone looking the same and just overall, over fashion. I love to look to other bloggers and just people on the streets for inspiration but with the hustle and bustle of life that’s become a challenge. For a lifestyle blogger and fashion lover this is quite the debacle. Lacking motivation in this area really affects everyone of my endeavors. To you this may sound dramatic but if you’ve ever read this blog, you know I believe looking good makes you feel good and feeling good improves every other area of your life. For a while I haven’t felt my best because I haven’t dressed my best. I love looking chic, hence the name Chic In Chocolate, so I knew I had to make a change.READ MORE
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I’ve been making more and more efforts to eat healthy but that’s not always easy. I don’t always have time to cook after work or meal prep for a whole week on Sundays. Fortunately for me there are convenient and healthy alternatives with Coca-Cola™ & Jewel Osco! READ MORE
In the last two weeks, summer has hit Chicago in the way I’ve been waiting for and I’ve been eating pretty indulgently. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in food festivals, happy hours, rooftop shenanigans and outright day drinking. After this holiday weekend I plan on getting back to eating healthy by trying the Mediterranean Diet through Pangea Nutrition. Although I’m waiting until after the holidays but I wanted to take the opportunity to share this experience with one of my readers. Pangea Nutrition, and I, are giving away a week of lunch and dinner delivered via Amazon Fresh to one of you. Here’s everything you need to know…READ MORE
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In March my friend Latrice began telling me about her Whole 30 Experience. After many conversations, I reluctantly decided to try it. I didn’t want to but I needed a major change. TMI: I was insanely bloated, constipated, and beyond gassy. I of course wanted to drop a few pounds but more than anything I wanted to change my mindset around food. So I set out to find out the things I could eat and it wasn’t much.READ MORE