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11Jun, 24
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Hilary’s Journey: Losing 6 Pounds with the CFC 30-Day Challenge


Today you’re going to hear from one of our very own teammates.  Hilary joined our team about a year ago and recently took the journey into the CleanFoodCrush 30-Day Clean Eating Challenge for the first time.

Meet Hilary!

Hello! I’m Hilary, a 42-year-old wife, mother, and entrepreneur. I’m originally from the beautiful islands of Trinidad and Tobago, but now I call Tennessee home.

My husband and I are raising our three spirited young daughters here, and we’ve embraced a lifestyle filled with homeschooling, martial arts, and outdoor adventures.

Christmas with Family 2023

As a homeschooling mom for the past four years, my days are a whirlwind of lesson plans, activities, and family time. Alongside managing my digital marketing agency for nearly a decade, life is incredibly busy.

Despite the chaos, I’ve always prioritized my family’s well-being and our active lifestyle. Growing up, food was a reward, and I had to reframe my relationship with it after getting married and having children.

Staying fit and healthy became a priority, especially after each pregnancy, when I worked hard to shed the extra pounds.

Me in my younger days after shedding pregnancy pounds

I first encountered Rachel and CleanFoodCrush when I was referred for the position of Content Editor. Although I had heard about clean eating, it wasn’t until I immersed myself in the CleanFoodCrush community that I truly understood its benefits.

I’ve tried almost every recipe that I have published on the blog, and found a new appreciation for wholesome, nutritious food.

Before joining the 30-Day Clean Eating Challenge, my eating habits were far from ideal.

😭I had slipped into the mode of eating whatever was on hand and worse buying foods that were “easy” to “prepare” aka heat up and run! 

😭I constantly craved sugary and salty snacks, which led to poor sleep and low energy levels.

😭Despite practicing Taekwondo four days a week with my girls, I often felt too exhausted to cook, leading to frequent takeout meals.

Planning healthy meals seemed impossible amidst our busy schedules, especially with late evening activities.

It’s not that I never tried to meal plan, but one week it would be great then the next week we were stock owners in every Fast Food restaurant (if you catch my drift).

The turning point came at the end of April 2024, when I stepped on the scale and saw 185 lbs. I had already been told by the doctors that I needed to get my cholesterol down and I was pre-diabetic.

Feeling discouraged, I had a conversation with one of the Challenge Coaches, Billie, who encouraged me to join a group and fully commit as a participant. I lost my first 4 lbs simply by adapting the challenge’s week 1 breakfast and an extra salad a day. Then I jumped into the challenge starting at 181 lbs and lost an additional 6 lbs.

I was thrilled to see 175 lbs by the end of the 30 days.

Me Winning District Title in Traditional Weapons

It may seem like a small amount of weight but the bigger success was sticking to the plan of eating balanced meals, planning it all out and not giving up when I had bad days.

The challenge brought significant changes to my lifestyle.

I became more aware of my body’s needs, cutting down from four cups of coffee a day to just one in the morning.

Drinking more water helped manage my hunger, and I learned to handle my sugar cravings better with protein.

Enjoying Pool days in Trinidad

Celebrating three birthdays during the challenge was tough, but I managed to stay on track, knowing how to reset with a few days of healthy spinach salads as snacks!

If you’re considering joining the 30-Day Clean Eating Challenge, remember Rachel’s wise words: “You didn’t gain this weight in 30 days, so you’re not going to lose it in 30 days.” Be patient with yourself and get active.

Even without adding extra workouts, I saw results. Imagine the progress you can make with a bit more effort!

Cooking healthy doesn’t have to be complicated, and CleanFoodCrush recipes prove just that. My kids often join me in the kitchen because the recipes are so simple.

My absolute favorites are the Blender Oats Breakfast Muffins and the Burrito Bowls. Both are easy to prepare and packed with flavors that even the pickiest eaters will love.

We’re a big fan of the No Bake Energy Balls as well!

The 30-Day Clean Eating Challenge has been a transformative journey for me.

It’s not just about losing weight

🎉it’s about gaining energy

🎉improving health, and

🎉feeling better overall.

If you’re ready for a change, I highly recommend taking the plunge and joining the challenge. Your body and mind will thank you!


Ready to Get the Tools and Support That Helped Hilary Succeed? Come and Join the Challenge!

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