Did you start the 4-week pre-summer clean-eating challenge with me today? I know some of you did, which is awesome! Follow along on facebook and instagram (@taylor_beee) for more regular updates :)
I won't be taking pictures of ALL of my meals during this challenge, but I thought I'd share the first day. Here's how it went for me:
Breakfast: whole-grain, high-fiber english muffin with almond butter & cinnamon; blueberries; coffee with all-natural french vanilla coconut creamer (YUM)
Snacks: Banana, strawberries, & almonds
Lunch: Spiced chicken, quinoa, & green beans
Dinner: Sautéed shrimp & peas, cinnamon sweet potato, & sautéed spinach. For the shrimp, just mix raw shrimp with your favorite seasoning/spices; saute in 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes or until almost done; add peas and cook for another minute or so, or until hot.
And now, green tea for dessert :) All in all, plenty of tasty food eaten today and it was more than enough to keep me full. This isn't really different from my normal way of eating, except that there was no straying (i.e., no chocolate truffle after dinner ;) What's gonna be tough is excluding that english muffin, almond butter, quinoa, and sweet potato once the "17 day diet" part starts in 2 weeks. Agghhh!
Here are 4 tips and things to keep in mind if you're doing the 4-week challenge:
1. Plan ahead.