Eating 100% clean for a full day is something that doesn’t come easy to me. You may think that I am good at this “clean eating” thing, but It’s still a HUGE struggle for me. I crave junk food ALL the time! I always feel a huge sense of accomplishment when I know I’ve had a 100% clean eating day and got my workouts in. That’s how yesterday was 🙂 Yipee!
I think the reason why I have such bad cravings for junk food and crap is because of the way I grew up. I know I have mentioned this before, but I was raised on pizza, McDonald’s and candy bars! My mom hates anything green, so vegetables were never seen on our dinner table. Transitioning to clean eating has been a huge struggle for me.
I have never gone a full 7 days eating 100% clean…I think 5 has been my max. Maybe that should be a new goal for me….hmmm. I know this probably sounds ridiculous to many of you, but that’s a HUGE goal for me.
DONE! I just decided as I typed that. I’m dedicating a full week to clean eating. 7 days of CLEAN foods only..no cheats. I’m scurrrred but I can do it 🙂
Here is a glance at Day 1 of my Clean Week..
|Meal 1||7:45||4 hard boiled egg whites, 1/4 cup oats, 1 TBS natural peanut butter, 16 oz coffee||32|
|Meal 2||1:00||3 oz tuna, 1/2 cup broccoli, 1/2 orange, 2 low sodium rice cakes||32|
|Meal 3||3:30||6oz Greek Yogurt (Plain), 3 oz celery/carrots, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup kashi honey almond flax cereal||24|
|Meal 4||6:15||3 oz deli turkey, 1 slice ezekiel toast, 1/2 cup edamame||32|
|8:15||20 min rollerblading – Burned 240 calories|
|Meal 5||9||O.N. Casein protein shake (chocolate peanut butter flavor)||12|
|Total Water Consumed:||152|
Here are some grub shots from yesterday.
I had never tried edamame soybeans before, but they are pretty good. I just steamed them and added a little bit of sea salt. I only ate about half of what is shown above.
I got a 45 min chest and triceps workout in at lunch and did 20 min of cardio in the evening with my boyfriend. I hopped on my sweet rollerblades and he rode along with me on a bike. It was fun and it was soooo beautiful out! I’m loving this hot but not DEADLY hot weather like we’ve had recently.
I was DRIPPING with sweat after my rollerblading sesh…love it!
And it was a good quick workout too. 232 calories in 21 min…Sweet!
Have you ever tried edamame? Do you like it? What’s the best way to prepare it?
101 in 1001 Goals Completed:
- 4. Try 25 new foods (Edamame! 8/25 completed.)