30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge

I have been juicing for about six months now. The last few I have been lacking motivation to keep up…. I really do notice a difference when I’m juicing on a regular basis. More energy, less bloating, and overall wellness. So in my attempt to keep it up I have decided to join the 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge.

It’s a free challenge that starts on April 1st. Once signed up you will receive a free e-book, emails with instructions, shopping lists and recipes. I’m so excited about this challenge and would love to have some of you join me! Just go to their website and subscribe. Leave me a comment so I know who will be joining me. 🙂

Let your food be your medicine(1)

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30 Day Challenge – Final Post

This is it, 30 days are up today! If you joined me in this challenge, good job. As you can see below is a chart provided by the Wellness department at my job and I am happy to report that I’ve been successful. I will continue trying to eat like this for the rest of the year. Both these challenges combined have helped me keep focused on my goal. The toughest days are approaching as I have Christmas parties, birthdays and many more social gatherings. This is when you know how bad you want to meet your goal. That’s what comes to mind when someone is pressuring me to have a bite of something I don’t eat or to have “just one drink”.

Let me know what your results were. I know a few have reached out and asked me some questions, so give me some feedback!

Happy Hump Day!!!

30 Day Eating Challenge – Post # 4

So we are at about a week left of our 30 days clean eating challenge, if you started with me. I have not been on point 100 % of the time but this challenge has helped me to stay as close as possible. So far Thanksgiving weekend was successful and I did not put on any weight that week. Since I’m participating in a “Maintain, Don’t Gain” holiday challenge at work, I get to weigh myself every Monday and keep track of my progress. These two challenges are helping me be mindful of my food intake.

After the 30 days I will continue to eat like this through the holidays and hopefully I won’t be to hard of a challenge. For those that continue on here is a list of fibrous vegetables to help you stay “regular”. If you are like me, this one my only concern when eating clean. Include this food and it should help…

I’m interested in knowing who’s still on it and your experience so far!!!

FIBROUS VEGETABLES list

Alfalfa Sprouts
Artichoke Hearts
Arugula
Asparagus
Bamboo Shoots
Bean Sprouts
Beet Greens
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Celery
Celery Root
Chard
Chives
Collard Greens
Cucumber
Eggplant
Fennel
Green beans
Hearts of Palm
Kale
Leeks
Lettuce
Mache
Millie lettuce
Mushrooms
Okra
Onion
Parsley
Peppers
Radicchio
Radishes
Rhubarb
Sauerkraut
Scallions
Snow Pea Pods
Sorrel
Spaghetti Squash
Spinach
String beans
Summer Squash
Water Chestnuts
Wax beans
Zucchini

30 Day Challenge Post #3

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend and is ready to get back on track.

Here are some reminders on what we should be doing on these 30 days.

-Eat a variety of meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs and healthy fats.

-Don’t eat added sugars.

This includes “organic” sugar and artificial sweeteners. Never drink soda .

-Don’t eat grains or legumes.

This includes soy, rice, corn, wheat, and any grain product like pasta, breads, or cereals, as well as legumes (beans) and white potatoes.

-Don’t eat processed vegetable oils.

This includes canola, corn, soybean, peanut, and cottonseed oils, to name a few. I only use coconut oil or olive oil for all my cooking needs.

-Don’t eat any factory-processed foods/

If it comes in a box, most likely you shouldn’t eat it.

-Eat dairy only for cooking if it is from grass-fed animals and you digest it well. Use almond milk or coconut milk for your dairy needs.

-Exercise regularly and intensely, and rest.

-Drink lots of water.

-Don’t drink much or any alcohol, and avoid caffeine late in the day. If you can substitute coffee for tea. Green tea is a great option. If you can’t let go of your daily cup of coffee, have it with almond milk and nothing else.

Hope this helps!
Have a great week…. Belive me it will get better!

30 day Challenge Post #2

Since many of you have some questions about how meals should look like so here’s an example of some of my meals.

Breakfast:
-4 egg whites with organic apple chicken sausage.
-2 poached eggs, ham and sausage.
-Any omelette
-Coffee with almond milk or green tea with a tsp of honey

Snack:
-Brazilian nuts, cashews, pistachios or almond. (limit to 4 oz)
-Shrimp with salsa
-Cantelope with ham
-Slices of turkey, ham or roast beef
-Protein smoothie made with 4 oz almond milk and 4 oz water with fruit

Lunch:
-Ground pork and spinach with mashed plaintain.
-Chicken, spinach and squash
-Stuffed peppers
-(Any protein paired with vegetables)

snack:
-4 slices of apple gate salami and guacamole.
-1 chicken sausage
-2 dried prunes
– Any fruit paired with a protein

Dinner:
-Protein shake with almond milk, almond butter, half banana and a little bit of honey. (only after intense cardio)
-Turkey meatballs with asparagus
-Salmon and broccoli
Again, any protein with vegetables

Remember, the key is to stay away from dairy, all processed carbs and foods and legumes. Everything else is fair game. Limit nuts and fruits to small portions. Hope this helps. Please post comments if you have any questions. We’re doing this together!! 🙂

Happy Friday!

30 day Challenge- Post #1

I’m only on day three of this challenge but so far so good. I have managed to stay away from the huge chocolate bowl belonging to my neighbor at work. I’ve somehow managed to say no to Swensen’s and their delicious milk shake my husband wanted to get last night. Willpower is something I am very proud of. When I put my mind on something I’m usually pretty good about sticking to it. But hey, we’re all human.

Here I have a couple of websites to help you understand the concept behind this way of eating. Although this follows guidelines of the Paleo diet, I like to refer to it as “Clean Eating.” Why? Because people tend to think of Paleo as a diet and it’s really not. There are different ways you can follow that plan and for me it has become my lifestyle and not just a diet.

Check these out:

FitBomb

The Paleo Project