I survived the 4th of July without exploding my whole diet!
I said it would be a challenge, and it was. I have to admit that I “indulged” in two cheat meals, but I really did my best to make them as clean as possible, and enjoyed them tremendously! I have also been kicking my booty big time at the gym, so I’m hoping to still see a little change in the scale at the end of Week One.
Check out the cheat eats below and also what I learned the past few days!
CHEAT MEAL1, July 3, Meal 4:
1/4 of a pint of Alagash Ale
Fish Tacos : the BEST grilled mahi mahi I’ve ever had
a tbsp of guacamole
a forkful of black beans
Oh, and one small flour tortilla, but I gave my boyfriend the other 2!
What I learned:
I am actually feeling full way sooner than I used to. It’s amazing and I am aware that I need to stop eating when that sensation arises. Time to cut back on my portion sizes.
One “Backyard lemonade” cocktail at The Yard in Santa Monica (this was the cheat!)
Grilled octopus salad (organic apricot, cucumber, parsley salad with lemon juice)
As you can tell from the pic, this ended up being way less of a cheat than I thought, but the alcohol still has no place in a clean body 😦
Otherwise, things have been on track:
Meal 1: Oatmeal with fruit
Meal 2: egg whites and veggies
Meal 3: still tricky
Meal 4: protein, a carb, and more vegetables.
1 Vegan Boca burger, on a whole wheat bun, with 1 oz vegan cheese
1/2 a grilled peach for dessert
What I Learned:
I still need to ramp up the protein and add meal 5 somewhere. Again, I think the portions must be too big, and I am too full to be hungry.
Goals for Week 2:
- Eat more balanced meals
- Add Meal 5 to the mix
- Portion control
- Keep it up at the gym
Check in tomorrow, as I reveal a sample of my kick-butt conditioning workout!
Clean eaters unite! Did your plan “blow up” this weekend or did you soldier through? Let me know how you stayed on or are getting back on track!