For about a month now I’ve gotten back on track with eating right, exercising and even restarting Insanity for the 3rd time. However one of the most crucial things I could EVER do is make sure what I put in my mouth is CLEAN. That means no processed foods, minimal starches and attempting to eat whole foods no matter where I’m at.
I decided to “juice” the majority of September and I lost 11 pounds–so now I’m dedicated to eating clean for the rest of the year. I started to think about exclusively eating “clean” when I started to see people literally achieve their body goals by not eating processed foods and by limiting their calories. So weekly I’ll put together a calendar of what I’m eating so that I can share it with all of you. It’s nothing fancy–it’s just what I’ve decided to commit to.
Some of the recipes that are noted on the calendar are from my very own kitchen while others are from blogs and clean eating magazines. . During the week, I’ll post pictures via Instagram (Bossygirl1980), Twitter (@bossygirl1980) or on my Facebook page. So stay on the lookout!Now here are some things to remember before you jump into eating clean:
1. Find a local place that sells fruits and veggies pretty cheap. Here in Atlanta I only shop at the Dekalb Farmer’s Market. The prices are about 40% cheaper and I like to eat fresh.
2. Peruse the internet for clean eating recipes that are good. I particularly like Clean Eating Magazine, Eating Bird Food and/or random Pinterst Boards.
3. Try something new. For a long time I’d only cook fish or chicken with a side of veggies. Needless to say that got bored QUICK! So this week I’m eating cauliflower crust pizza and clean eating chili just to add some variety. I also have stopped eating processed protein bars, instead this week I’ll be experimenting with some recipes that I found online.
4. I have three kids and I pretty much make them eat what I eat (at least for dinner and breakfast). So that’s why it’s important to make the food interesting. Google things like “clean eating macaroni and cheese” so the kids see foods their accustomed to.
5. At work I bring my lunch everyday. I just can’t be trusted to find food on my own. So usually at the beginning of the week, I prepare all of my lunches and snacks and just grab one everyday.
So I decided it’s not fair for me to continue to lose weight and not let you guys see what my meal plans look like. Attached you will find my meal plans for the week. I try not to make them two weeks in advance because that can intimidate people and that’s the last thing I want to do.
HERE’S THE MEAL PLANS! DOWNLOAD AND SHARE AS NEEDED!