Clean eating

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This week I practiced clean eating. If you’ve been here for awhile you know there have been many occasions when I’ve omitted processed foods from my diet on a short term basis as a way to try to shock my metabolism into cooperation. This week, I’m really proud to say I did stuck to the plan and had no processed foods and no meats from Sunday- Thursday. And I squeezed three great workouts in!

CONFESSION: I made some killer roasted cabbage and sprinkled bacon bits on them. Sorry. But the funny thing is the best part of the cabbage was actually the garlic and not the bacon bits. I could have just left them off and had a perfectly delicious dish.

My Farmer's Market Bounty (about $35)

My Farmer’s Market Bounty

Everything pictured above was less than $35. I did forget to get a couple potatoes, so I ran to Walmart and purchased some lentils (high protein beans), eggs, and two large potatoes. And that’s pretty much all I’ve been eating this week. If you’re super strict on clean eating you would probably want to go organic to minimize toxins in your food, but I hardly ever buy organic.

The good thing about doing this is it makes me focus on the wide variety of vegetable dishes that I enjoy and don’t prepare nearly enough of. Now I have a fridge full of veggies because all I really wanted to eat this week was broccoli.

I ended up dropping a couple pounds, but not as much as I expected. This morning I weighed in at 266.8. Last post I shared that I was sick and dropped down to 269.2 pounds. I stepped on the scale Tuesday and it was 270 and some change. My weight is going all over the place, but as long as the trend is overall downward, I’m happy. I know I’m putting in the work in the gym and making progress with my nutrition so I’m pretty stoked.

This weekend I will try my best not to overload my body with liquid calories and not overdo it as I plan to eat out several times this weekend. Changing your life simply starts with making better decisions than you did the day before. So have a drink or two for St. Patty’s Day, but let’s skip the dessert and appetizers. No matter how small, a step in the right direction is still called PROGRESS. Have an awesome weekend guys, because I definitely plan on doing so!

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