Friday, August 31, 2012

30 Day Whole Foods-No Crap Starts tomorrow!

I've been getting questions regarding the Whole Foods-No Crap Challenge.  Because a lot of us have families to cook for and some of us feel that menus will conflict.  Do your best on this challenge!   This challenge is not meant to cause you stress.  It is about making changes to  improve the way that we eat and start eating healthier.  Small changes in the way we eat make all the difference.  Make fruits and veggies your fast foods and stick to lean proteins.  Let your fat come from healthy oils, almonds and avocados and stick to one serving of this a day.  Don't freak out about the dairy and coffee restrictions, again do what you can. If you feel like coffee is a deal breaker for you not to do the challenge, please don't let that stop you from doing it feel free to have your coffee.  Trust me, those 2 things will be extremely difficult for me to move away from too.

All that I want to accomplish with this challenge is to get back to where I was when I started my journey.  Summer is pretty much over and in comes the holidays and the baked goods.  I want to train my brain and my body to crave healthy stuff not cookies, and junk.

With that said, you'll be seeing a lot of green juices from me for the next 30 days.  You'll also be seeing repetitive meals.  I work a full time job and have a family to take care of, so I will do what I can to change up meals.  Preparing my meals in advance is what works for me, so I plan to stick with that.   Just giving you a heads up.  I'm prepping some of my meals, mainly my protein in advance this Sunday to have for my salads during the week.

Below is meal sample:

Breakfast:
1/2 cup of old fashion oats cooked in water (follow instructions from package)
4 egg whites veggie scramble (1 cup of a variety of veggies)
1 slice of turkey

Snack 1:
a whole cucumber sliced
2 tbsp of hummus (check your labels, if you are using store bought)
12 almonds

Lunch:
2 cups of green beans
5 oz of a grilled chicken breast (no MSG for seasoning)

Snack 2:
a veggie juice

Dinner:
5-6 oz of grilled Tilapia
1/2 cup of brown rice
14 grilled asparagus spears

Post workout:
1 scoop of a plant based protein powder
1 cup of sliced strawberries
1/2 cup of U. Almond Milk
1/2 cup of water
1 cup of ice
**The post workout meal will depend on the time of my workout.

I included links to recipes on the original challenge post, click here & here for that.   Please feel to browse the Recipe label above for more recipe ideas.
As always I'll be sharing my meals and some more recipes along the way.

Hope this helps you a little. I'm so ready for tomorrow to come! 
Hope you all have a good night!

2 comments:

  1. I don't think I could ever train myself not to crave cookies or ice cream, but I also make sure they're not a major staple in my diet. I'll definitely look to your meal ideas as we start preschool because she can't bring packaged foods with her, which for us means we'll have to do away with our quick, cheater snacks and be more creative with what we send her in with!

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    1. Awww, that's awesome that they don't allow packaged foods! I like that! I pack my son's lunches for schools too...Sandwiches galore! lol When I did my 3 day juice cleansing I found that I was craving; rice, beans, nuts, nut butter, hummus, crunchy veggies and fruits at the end of it. I honestly believe that anything you do for 30 days becomes a routine and you'll learn to crave those things, your body/brain gets used to it and just craves what you have been giving it for those 30 days! At least for me! Just like when your exercising, which is why PT recommend people to switch their workout routine every 4 weeks 'cause your body gets used to it. Again, that's just what I think! lol Thanks for stopping by!

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