NUTRITION & TRAINING

EAT NOT DIET: BELIEVE IN BETTER

Hi I’m Mimi! My goal is to help you discover new ideas & strategies to apply to your own eating and fitness goals.

EAT Not Diet helps clients lose weight, keep it off... and improve their lives through nutrition & lifestyle wellness coaching. The philosophy is based on a "no one diet works for all."  Diets are broken!

BIO: Founder & CEO of EAT Not Diet, 3x Nationally Qualified Bodybuilder in Figure Division, Netflix Ultimate Beastmaster Team USA, NBC American Ninja Warrior, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Certified Coach Practitioner – Lifestyle Wellness, Huffington Post Blogger, and Fitness Model with 15 yrs experience as a food loving meathead 🙂 Isopure "More Than Muscle" Semifinalist. Transformation Winner for Hydroxycut Nutrition and Muscle & Fitness Hers Magazine. Featured in FLEX Bodybuilding Magazine and Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine.

Schedule: Bi-weekly on Wednesdays, additional videos periodically.


NUTRITION, TRAINING, & BODYBUILDING

On this page, I included an eye-opening blog post on losing weight... and curated a list of popular Nutrition, Training, and Bodybuilding videos for you!  First, read what some of my viewers had to say!

Viewer Comments:

Allison Monahan
Wow, this might sound really silly but you are like really cool. There are so many health channels where the people are so annoying and just babble on and on. I love your realistic and practical attitude as well as your determination.

Debby Denise
Love your videos. I started watching in November and you inspired me to lose few extra pounds. I followed your advice on a healthy eating plan and resistance training. Now I am finally reaching my goal, looked ripped, and never felt deprived of any food. Thanks a lot. You are a true inspiration. 

Georgy Pointer
You are the best real girl role model I have run into. I can so relate to you and your goals. You make the regular girls out there feel that they can reach their goals. You know what I mean? I see some fitness chicks and think, I could NEVER look like that or lift like that. I just wanted you to know that you ROCK and are an inspiration to me!!!

Tanya Morse
I am so happy I found your channel. Yours by far is the best channel, real, honest and very informative. Your videos have a real topic, all the topics I have had questions about. You explain everything in a way that makes sense. Tried of watching others "Vlog" about themselves for that day and I really never learn anything. Keep them coming, love learning from you 🙂

Maris_fit_quest
Every morning when I wake up, I love to watch either an informative or inspirational video with my breakfast! It gets my brain going and it allows me to focus on my goals! This girl right here @mimibonny has been one of my role models since day 1! She’s seriously taught me to not be afraid to flipping eat more! #allinmoderation I’ve enjoyed watching her journey since day one and succeed at it! She is so honest and knows her stuff!! Plus very funny! Sometimes I feel like I know you. #YouGoGirl! Keep it up! I’m honored that you still follow me back! Hehe Go give her a follow and subscribe to her on YouTube! She has so much free knowledge to offer!!

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT QUICKLY IN 3 STEPS & 9 LESSONS LEARNED

Want a quick fix to lose weight? In this article, you’ll learn 3 steps that are guaranteed to help you lose weight in the quickest way possible! As you may already know and grudgingly admit, it’s also not the best approach for long-term weight loss. So also be ready to hear the truth in 9 key lessons I’ve learned about losing weight.

1) Eat less than what your body needs to maintain its current weight. In order for weight loss to happen, you need a calorie deficit. You need to eat less than the amount of calories you’re currently eating to maintain your current body weight.

Almost every diet has this underlying principle met whether it’s juicing, paleo, or the next fad diet. The bigger your drop in calories, the more weight you will lose initially.*

2) Eat less carbs to drop weight quicker. For every gram of stored carbs in your body, you hold between 3-4gms of water. So that’s why eating lower carbs trigger very fast water and weight loss. A higher intake of protein also tends to stimulate small additional losses in fluid. Water loss will happen initially but then your body will stabilize itself after a few days.

3) Do not exercise. Yes, you heard correctly. People who go on a diet and don’t workout lose the most weight. Because when you don’t workout, you risk losing muscle so you’re also losing muscle weight. Note: A lb of muscle is equal to a lb of fat but muscle is denser than fat so it “weighs more” when you look at it from the standpoint of how much space it takes up in your body.

If you follow the 3 steps above, you will certainly lose weight quickly. However, it is NOT what I’d recommend. The biggest challenges with the approach above is consistency and not being able to enjoy food and life! People who take this kind of approach are usually eating foods they don’t like, won’t keep eating, are hungry all the time yearning for cravings, or find there’s too much work involved with prepping to make it fit their busy lives.

“Diets” work for the short-term but most can’t keep their weight off after they lose it. The moment they “mess up”, eat more carbs, or do less cardio, they gain the weight back. Now, they’re stuck eating low calories. This is just not sustainable!

9 LESSONS LEARNED

1) Do you know what you don’t know? First solution is to fix the lack of knowledge. There’s so much information out there and a lot of different views. It is overwhelming! Before looking at all the different approaches that you might want to try, we need to first understand the fundamentals of weight loss and plateaus. Then consider what works for your body, your food preferences, and fits the way you live your life. You need to create your own way to eat and ultimately “learn your body” and how it reacts to nutrition and exercise. You can manipulate those two factors to sculpt the sexy lean body you want.

2) Did you know weight loss is the wrong goal? Redefine your goal. People who want to lose weight generally still want to look good and not suffer on low maintenance calories. The issue is most have the wrong goal. Having a better body composition is about fat loss not weight loss! Quality weight loss is about losing more fat than muscle. It's the muscle that gives your body shape, keeps your metabolism higher, and allows you to eat more. Focusing on purely weight loss can leave you ending up "skinny fat."

3) Are you still thinking you can out exercise your bad diet? Exercise alone is not effective and many people fail for this reason. Diet is key. Accept this fact. First, many people underestimate the amount of calories they eat and overestimate the amount of calories they burn. Ever notice people who you always see at the gym but their bodies never seem to change? It’s not as simple as calories in vs. calories out. Nutrition is the biggest factor that determines your body composition.

4) One secret to maintaining your weight is exercise. People who are able to keep their weight off tend to be the ones who incorporate exercise into their lives. This makes sense because muscle is the most metabolically active tissue in your body. It’s what helps you burn more calories so you want to keep the muscle you have or build more lean muscle. You need to remain active to preserve your muscle and it’s even more important as you get older because metabolism slows down and you lose muscle. Which means your body will require less calories to maintain its weight and if you keep eating the way you’re eating, you will gain fat.

5) All-or-nothing VS flexible dieting approach. Research shows that a strict all-or-nothing approach is associated with overeating and gaining weight. Whereas, flexible dieting is associated with no overeating, losing weight, and no depression or anxiety.

Have you seen those articles claiming how pizza and ice cream can help you lose weight? It's nothing but a buzzworthy title because the underlying message is some indulgence while dieting helps you stick to your diet. (Flexible dieting!) On the topic of buzzworthy topics, there are no "one fix magical" foods. There are some quality foods that help with weight loss or foods that help suppress appetite.

6) Eat for your own body! You can’t just copy someone else’s diet because their body is different than yours so you may or may not see results. For those who have done their research, 40/40/20 (40% protein 40% carbs 20% fats) macro split is very popular and can get some results but there are 3 issues with why this isn't optimal.

  • First, it assumes you’re eating the right amount of calories
  • It doesn't consider your body composition E.g. more muscle needs more protein to maintain it
  • Doesn’t factor in your body type and carb tolerance

There is no one magical diet for everyone.

7) Why are you making it harder on yourself? Take it easy. Start small. Ever get so motivated to be "really good" only to fall off your diet after a week or two? Don’t make it too hard for yourself or you’ll quit too early. Start with small gradual easy changes that can make a difference. Take the time to develop lasting habits and eat as much as you can while still seeing results. Leave plenty of room for reducing your calories further and more advanced strategies to help you bust through plateaus.

8) Working so hard and not seeing results? Have more than one way to track results! One of the most frustrating things is to do so much dieting and exercise and not see results that equal your effort. Relying solely on the scale is the problem. The scale doesn't tell your body composition. What if you were losing fat and maintaining your muscle? What about all the reasons our body holds water weight? What you recently ate and what time you step on the scale can also affect how much you weigh.

9) #1 Missing Key To Losing Weight. Create strategies to help stay motivated. It's not just having the right diet and exercise program. Mindset and an underlying motivation deeply rooted in emotion is overlooked. This is the #1 reason people fail on a weight loss plan. Pure willpower and determination will only typically last the average dieter 1 – 2 weeks before they “fall off” their diet. You MUST have strategies set in place to help motivate you on a daily basis until you develop new habits that become pretty effortless and turns into your automatic behavior. (YES, it is possible!)

Learn More About How To Lose Weight And Keep It Off!

3 FUNDAMENTAL VIDEOS:
What Is The Best Diet?
My Diet? What Should You Eat?
Do You Need To Count Calories?
10 POPULAR NUTRITION VIDEOS:
#1 Reason People Fail & How to Change
How To Lose Weight - Factors of Weight Loss
Flexible Dieting & Weight Loss
7 Ways To Track Your Progress
Fats 101 & Healthy Fats To Burn Fat
Myth Busted: Carbs Are Not Evil
8 Ways To Deal With Water Weight
What Supplements Are Worth It?
Pre-Workout Nutrition
6 Eating Tips Before Feasting
POPULAR TRAINING VIDEOS:
Does Lifting Make Women Bulky? NO & YES
Get Ripped!
Cardio HIIT & Steady State
Strong Woman Heavy Lifting
POPULAR BODYBUILDING VIDEOS:
Bodybuilding Show Win
Bodybuilding Competition Day
1 Week Out Strategy
How To Stay Motivated / Failure
MY BACKSTORY:
Food & Weight Loss Transformation - Backstory Part 1
Extreme Diet / Rare Case - Backstory Part 2

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