Okay today is Day 2 of the Clean Eating Challenge. Let’s talk about this for a second. Clean eating is not about deprivation or perfection. Its about replacing processed foods with whole foods. We do this by reading ingredient labels and making sure what we eat comes from sources as close to nature as possible. So when you think oh no I can’t have my pasta, my sugary drinks or my snacks; change your thinking to oh I can’t have my chemical laden snacks that pack on the pounds with all the preservatives and additives.
Have you seen someone that goes to a weight loss program and doesn’t have huge success in their weight loss efforts. Probably because they hit the freezer section for their meals. Those prepackaged foods have a lot of preservatives in them. Eating fresh is best. I like to count colors not calories and points. The more colors the better.
Let’s change our mindset and our taste buds and teach them to be more open, receptive and patient. Remember planning is great but not always a possibility. I always tell myself the drive thru is not for you. I tell my clients if they have to get a bite while out, try to go to a grocery store with a deli counter. But go through the produce section, that should be your first choice. At the counter stay away from processed deli meats, fried foods. Choose grilled or rotisserie. They have wraps at the deli section too choose whole grains not enriched wheat there is a difference.
Here are a few snack ideas to keep you on track during your transformation.
Open face nut butter sandwich with banana slices on top
3 cups of air popped pop corn instead of butter oil try jalapeños, sprinkle cayenne pepper on top or if you have a sweet tooth sprinkle on some cinnamon
Banana Berry Smoothie – 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup of frozen berries, 1/2 cup of almond milk add ice and a little more water depending on how you like consistency blend and enjoy.
Grilled chicken wrap with veggies
apples and nut butter or greek yogurt
carrot, cucumbers or celery sticks with salsa, or hummus, or 2 TBSP of guacamole.
I hope these are enough to get you started. Enjoy Day 2.
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