With Thanksgiving behind us and the winter holidays approaching now is the prefect time to purge the CRAP (Carbonated drinks, Refined sugars, Artificial sweeteners, Processed foods) ands embrace clean FOOD (Fruit & Veggies, Organic lean protein, Omega 3 fatty acids, Drink water). We sometimes tend to glamorize food and drink and it’s easy, especially around the holidays, to slip into bad eating habits. For 10 days, starting December 3, you will be mindful of the food you’re putting into your body. You’ll treat like the precious clean-fueled powerhouse it is, and by Friday December 12th you will be rockin’ that holiday dress. Here’s what it means s to eat clean.
- Eat More! Eat 6 small meals each day. Space them about 2.5-3 hours apart. This increases your metabolism.
- Avoid Sugar, Alcohol, and bread
- Eat lean protein, Your muscles depend on protein. It helps repair cells and build new ones.
- Eat Complex carbohydrates. Complex carbs provide energy for the body, especially the brain and the nervous system.
- Drink lots of water
- Depend on fresh fruits and veggies for fiber, vitamins and enzymes.
- Eat organically
My good friend Maria Marucci is the ring leader, hosting a 10 Day Little Black Dress Challenge that started today. I invite you to go check her out on Facebook and join her page. She has lots of helpful tips and information the can help through our Detox to Retox. Maria Marucci Fitness on Facebook
My guru, leader, ass kicker of a trainer and dear friend Lisa Escabar created the menu.
Starting Wednesday Dec 3, for the next 10 Days. Remember to eat every 2.5-3hours and the order of the meals 1-6 can be switched.
Meal 1. From when you wake up within the hour. This is the meal to have if you work out before 9:30. Otherwise you can switch with another meal.
One scoop whey protein or high form of protein mix (can be put into a smoothie or water) or 4 oz of lean meat
1/4 cup Oatmeal with water. 3 soft-hard boiled eggs and 1 Tbls. essential Omega or sub eggs and Omega with 3 oz. lean meat.
1/4 cup of brown rice. 1/2 avocado. 1 cup fat free cottage cheese or 3 oz. lean meat. 3 cups of raw veggies or 1 1/2 cup of steamed veggies
1 scoop whey protein (can be put into a smoothie or water), 18 almonds or substitute the whey for 3 oz of lean meat
3 soft-hard boiled eggs. 3 cups of raw veggies or 1 1/2 cup of steamed veggies. 1/2 avocado. 1 Tbls. essential Omega or sub eggs and Omega with 3 oz. lean meat.
This meal can be added anywhere, if you stay up late or you need more food at anytime during the day.
4oz lean meat.