Just eat real food and skip the wheat bread :)
You had to know this was coming. A new food challenge to keep my mind busy during this time while I cannot workout as I used to. It seems to me like great timing as we all know nutrition is a key factor in weight loss and since I cannot train at 100%, I must rely on my nutrition to get me back where I need to be.
Starting August 24th – 30 days eating REAL food, nothing processed and staying away from sugar. Kind of simple really 🙂 The yes and no list…
The YES List –
Vegetables – Nothing off limits. Eat as much of the good green stuff as you can.
Meats – A heavy focus on fatty fish and grass fed beef along with chicken and so on.
Fats – Go for it! Coconut, Avocado oil, Nuts…minus peanuts.
Fruits – Every fruit is ok as long as it’s in moderation. For example, not eating a whole watermelon…been there 🙂
Drinks – Coffee, tea ok just do not sweeten with sugar or the fake junk. Aim for at least 1 gallon of water a day.
Dairy- Kiefer is ok along with greek yogurt as long as there is NO sugar. As for cheese, blue cheese, goat and feta are ok — again in moderation.
Grains – NO bread. I repeat NO bread…well except for Paleo Loaf or something similar that I make at home. Quinoa, Oat bran, Steel cut oats, Brown Rice ( in small amounts) and Amaranth are ok.
Sweeteners – Honey and Maple Syrup
The NO List –
NO junk. NO pizzas, chips…no matter how healthy they are, no white rice. No pasta, even the gluten free “healthy” kind. Nothing processed. No diet drinks, sports bars, bread…did I mention bread 😉 No sweets. Nothing. Just stick to real, whole foods.
The Superstars to consume daily –
Nuts and Seeds (except for peanuts)
Goals for this challenge –
Lose 15 lbs
Increase overall energy and health
Let the fun begin……..