Fitness Diet for Life by Tara Jean D’Antonio

Hi Everyone, I am Tara and you already read my BIO then you know my story, if not click here.  This week, I am going to share some of my secrets in transforming myself and the trick is how we eat every single meal.

Tara-Before

Tara and her friends before the transformation

Check out my eating habits when I was out of shape and didn’t know anything about proper nutrition.

Eating Habits: Before – Woke up around 2 P.M. daily

Breakfast:      NA – No breakfast
Lunch:      NA – No lunch either
Tara-Before1

Tara at her highest body-weight

Past behavior on Nutrition:

As soon as I got up, I ordered from McDonalds value meal since I was starving, then my Dinner would be at late night. It consisted of Chicken Critter (Texas Road House) drenched in honey muster, with cheese fries and bacon.  Afterwards, I would go out, drink beer, and shots to relax myself.  Most bars in PA closes at around 2 A.M., so I would go to local store such as Wawa, and then I would order a sandwich with extra cheese with bacon and ranch. Finally, I would then finish off my meal with a desert, Slim Jim and chocolate chip cookies.

 

Eating Habits: After – I Cleaned up my diet completely – Transformation

Breakfast –   7 A.M. Protein meal replacement (whole gains) with one   scoop of clear mixing fiber
Snack 1 – 10 A.M. 1 Strawberry Cheesecake Quest Protein Bar
Lunch – 12:30   P.M. Broccoli rab wrap, Low carb, low sodium wrap, 4 oz.   of lean turkey cutlet, 1 slice of low sodium provolone, Broccoli or baby   broccoli sautéed  in garlic and an   Handful of almonds
Snack 2 – 3 P.M. 1 pack of baby carrots and 1 on the go low sodium   peanut butter
Dinner – 5:30   P.M. 6 oz. Baked Cod with fresh squeezed lemon, chopped   garlic, black pepper  and   sautéed green and yellow squash
Snack 3 – 6 to 8 P.M. Protein-shake     (As needed to curb late night appetite)

New behavior on Nutrition:

The new diet plan is extremely low in sugar, low sodium, high fiber, and very high protein plan as you may notice.  Also, I am now eating small portions every 3 hours or so to maintain my sugar level so that I don’t binge eating like I used to do.

New-Tara

New Tara pounding some weights

I also have tons of food recipes I’ve created like my healthy broccoli rab wrap which is a play on the Famous Tony Luke broccoli rab sandwich.

Tara will be sharing more secrets, so stay tuned … – SjC

4 Responses to “Fitness Diet for Life by Tara Jean D’Antonio”

  1. Phyllis Dantonio April 9, 2013 at 9:12 pm Permalink

    Tara is my daughter and even though she’s the child and I’m the parent, she has taught me so much and is such a great inspiration to me. I am truly amazed at her fortitude, stamina and desire to change every aspect of her life the way she has. I am so happy for her and it is such a relief, as a parent, that she has found true balance and happiness!! I love you.

  2. John Santillo-Herbert April 13, 2013 at 8:47 am Permalink

    Killin’ it Tara. Inspiring.

  3. Aiello April 13, 2013 at 1:33 pm Permalink

    What a great story, I wish many people would follow her footsteps. I can’t wait to read next article. Keep it up Tara!

  4. Nathan Clough May 15, 2013 at 11:10 am Permalink

    With me just starting out on a new diet and seeing what you have down here gives me a few ideas of things to slowly change in the coming weeks. One of the biggest may be increasing my workout load. Thanks for the inspiration Tara.

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