Monday, August 4, 2014

1 Month Clean Eating Challenge- Week 2

Well, week 2 is over of my 1 month clean eating challenge, and I'm happy to report that I didn't have any cheat days this week and this whole process is becoming easier as I go.  I struggled at first.  Not because I had cravings for unhealthy food, but because coming up with meal ideas was exhausting to me.  Anything I thought of that I would have liked to have, it had something processed in it.  The meal ideas are coming easier, but that's not to say that they're easy…yet!  I still struggle to find what to eat for lunch…and it seems I kind of stick to two basic breakfasts as well.  But the internet is completely filled with recipes and other fitness and health fanatics that I'm bound to come across some new ideas soon.

If you'd like to check out my first week of clean eating, you can click HERE


Monday July 21
Day 9: 

- 2 scrambled eggs/1egg white
-1 piece whole grain toast

-Organic Beanitos chips with homemade salsa

-4 oz BBQ grilled chicken
-1/2 c. roasted peppers & onions
-Spinach stuffed mushrooms

How to make mushrooms: Sautee spinach in 1 tsp. olive oil/ mix with 3 Tbsp. plain greek yogurt / 1/4 tsp. pepper flakes / 1/4 c. parmesan cheese - add filling to mushrooms and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until soft.

-1 Banana w/ 1 Tbsp. almond butter
-1 Apple

Macros for the day: 1,478 Calories / 40g Fat / 198 Carbs / 98g Protein 

Tuesday July 22
Day 10:

-Brownie Batter Oatmeal
How to make oatmeal: Mix 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1 cup vanilla almond milk, 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder, 1 Tbsp. peanut butter, pinch of salt, 2 tsp. brown sugar - microwave for 2 minutes or until oatmeal thickens. Drizzle with some melted peanut butter (optional)

-2 Hard boiled egg whites
-Turkey sandwich on whole grain bread

-1 Chicken fajita with lite sour cream
-1 Kiwi mixed with 1/2 cup cottage cheese

-1 (5.3 oz) container coconut greek yogurt mixed with 1 Tbsp. shredded coconut, 1 Tbsp. sliced almonds, 1 Tbsp. dark chocolate chips
-1 Apple
-1 Orange

Macros for the day: 1,298 Calories / 30g Fat / 177 Carbs / 87g Protein

Wednesday July 23
Day 11:

-1/2 cup cottage cheese mixed with 1/4 cup pineapple
-3 Hard boiled egg whites

-Organic tortilla chips topped with 4 oz crumbled ground turkey and homemade salsa

-Ground Turkey Tacos

-1 Strawberry greek yogurt

-1/4 cup cashews
-Spinach & fruit smoothie
-1 Cup roasted carrots

Macros for the day: 1,475 Calories / 48g Fat / 128 Carbs / 98g Protein


Thursday July 24
Day 12:

-2 Scrambled eggs
-1 Orange

-Turkey wrap with cucumber
-1 Cup steamed cauliflower

-1 Cup whole grain pasta with 1/4 cup homemade alfredo sauce

1/4 Cup cashews
-1 Tbsp. almond butter + 1 tsp. raw honey on whole grain toast
-Apple/Carrot/Celery juice

Macros for the day: 1,535 Calories / 48g Fat / 211 Carbs / 53g Protein


Friday July 25
Day 13:

-1/2 Cup oatmeal with 1 Tbsp. PB2
-1 Cup watermelon

-Carrot/Celery/Ginger/Cucumber juice
-1/4 Cup cottage cheese with 1 Cup strawberries

-Bbq grilled chicken breast 
-1 Cup roasted brussel sprouts
-1/2 cup quinoa

-1/4 Cup cubed mozzarella cheese
-Celery with PB2
-1 Cup grapes

Macros for the day: 1,378 Calories / 27g Fat / 167 Carbs / 46g Protein

Saturday July 26
Day 14:

-1 Cup watermelon
-3 Egg white omelet

-Turkey burger on whole wheat bun
-Homemade carrot fries

-Chicken stir fry
-1/4 Cup brown rice
-1 Apple

-Vanilla greek yogurt topped with almonds, strawberries, and coconut
-Carrot & celery sticks

Macros for the day: 1,413 Calories / 34g Fat / 151 Carbs / 78g Protein

Sunday July 27
Day 15:

-2 Poached eggs
-1 Cup grapes

-Vegetable wrap
-1 Peach

-Baked chicken fajita
-1 Cup steamed broccoli
-1/2 Cup sauteed spinach

-1 Banana
-Celery sticks
-1 Plum

Macros for the day: 1,474 Calories / 31g Fat / 107 Carbs / 62g Protein


End of the week results:
Weight lost: 2lbs
Inches lost: .75

Looking at my results from last week, the weight loss is pretty steady and a 2 lb. per week weight loss is a healthy one.  But the inches lost were very small.  I expected the inches lost to be very minimal because I haven't worked out.  Eating can only do so much for your body.  A healthy balance of eating and working out is what's going to jump start my body transformation.  

I'm very excited to see the end results for the next two weeks as I'm going to be incorporating a vigorous workout routine on top of my clean eating.  And I'll also be upping my calorie intake as well.  So keep a look out for that!

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