Rough day yesterday. I got home from filming at 9pm!!!
Good thing I had my cooler with me because eating was definitely not a priority. The filming ran long and way over.
So the lesson is, carry a cooler cause you never know where your next meal is coming from!
My eats for today have been choppy at best but:
2/3 cup cooked oatmeal with flax and wheat germ
3 egg whites
500 ml water
Handful green beans
3 egg whites
Handful unsalted almonds
5 ounces grilled chicken
Handful green beans
8 slices of cucumber
Dinner eaten in car on the way home:
I was so wiped out when I got home last night!!! Phewf. I took a nice long hot bath and called it a night.
I didn't train yesterday because of my unexpectedly long filming day, but I will keep you posted.
To Answer A Few Questions:
- I stay away from whey protein specifically because I'm lactose intolerant and can't digest it. I do prefer to get my protein from true "food" sources. That being said, it is an excellent supplement to use when you are in a pinch or after a workout. Just be sure to find a CLEAN version. I use hemp protein powder when I have protein shakes (as I did today).
- I don't use wheat grass as a supplement for vegetables. I still incorporate quite a few veggies in my diet as you can see above.
- I will check into the photo issue... thank you for letting me know
- Before bed you can have add a little protein in there. Top your oats with a sprinkle of walnuts, or spread some almond butter on your apple. Keep the protein and complex carb balance going. Just keep your meals light and small before bed. Scrambled egg whites with tomato is a good option, too.
- Using moderate weight and high reps trains the endurance of the muscle (aka. how long can the muscle go). This is a great technique to build lean muscle definition.
- When I decided to start eating clean it was an all-or-nothing thing. I made the commitment and never looked back. My "snacky" foods are peanut butter and ice cream. I replaced them with healthier options (almond butter and yogurt) and reduced my portion sizes. If you're just getting started and your "snacky" for is chips, try exchanging them for a handful of nuts (equally as crunchy). If you MUST have the chips, don't deprive yourself of them, just consider it a treat for the week and move on.... of course, a treat means a handful or so... not the whole bag.
- Whole-wheat couscous is considered clean, however, it does not compare nutritionally to quinoa, which is packed with tons and tons of vitamins and minerals, as well as being high in protein.
- Christmas always equals chocolates, creams, butter, sugar, cookies, pies, cakes, etc. etc. I let my kids bake as much as they want, but make the commitment to myself to avoid it. I will make a berry-based dessert for myself leaving out all the sugary stuff. Try this option (there are a couple of berry-based desserts in my Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook), or allow yourself to have a few cookies as your treat over the holidays... just don't eat the whole plate.
- Cooler 1 is a meal plan found in The Eat-Clean Diet.
- The detox tea I drink is from Hockley Valley Herb & Tea Company. I get it from a store in Caledon East where she mixes a special brew for me. I am not sure what exactly is in it.
- I believe goat's milk is an excellent alternative to cow's milk, regardless of the fat content. If you're concerned, use it in moderation. Calcium is available in many foods other than milk (think, broccoli, quinoa, almonds, etc.).