Re-set Challenge is full, however, you can join in the clean eating from anywhere.

Let’s talk about clean eating for just a second or two. We originally started this blog, this workout thing based around The Whole 30.  Which was good to do a couple times, and find out what works or doesn’t work for my body, BUT I CAN’T SUSTAIN IT.  What is the point of vitamins you can’t afford, or diets that aren’t sustainable?!  This is why I keep returning to the 80/20 rule or thing or thought (I hate rules).  Do what you should do and eat 80% of the time.  The other 20%? Are you really never going to taste wedding cake again? or have a glass of wine? or a chocolate chip cookie? or pasta?  I think you get the point.  These are just my thoughts.  You don’t have to agree.

So this next month?  The month right before spring break and summer is coming?  Well, let’s do 80/20.  Clean eating 80%.  What does this look like?  Say there are 21 meals in a week (although snack need to be clean too), 80% of 21 is 17.  That’s 4 small cheats each week.  Totally doable.  Maybe even too much.  But that’s my story.  Use them wisely.  Next, let’s define our version of clean eating:

  • organic meats/fish
  • nuts and seeds
  • fruits and vegetables
  • that’s it.  Nothing out of a package.  No, pretzels and popcorn are not a healthy snack.  🙂  An apple and handful of cashews is.
  • Oops I almost forgot-whole grains . Think real oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa…

Can you do this 80% of the time?  Start cleaning out your fridge and re-stocking it.  Let’s do this.

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Today we start our cleanse and committment to exercise.

  
Let’s spend the next week focusing on eating what’s right for our bodies:

  • meat/fish
  • nuts/seeds
  • fruits/veggies
  • more veggies!

CHALLENGE #1:  Grill or cook more than one meal today so you are ready when you get hungry this week.  Last night we grilled our dinner and 5 more organic chicken breasts (from The Peach Stand right here in Fort Mill – great butcher and fish selection if you haven’t been) for the week to throw on salads.  This is the KEY: BE PREPARED.  PLAN YOUR MEALS FOR THE WEEK TODAY.  You won’t go wrong. Marinade on chicken? Homemade balsamic vinegar. yum.

CHALLENGE #2: Try to eat one salad per day this week.  Easiest way I know to get you 5-7 servings of vegetables in.

Remember: no sugar, no alcohol, no packaged food.  Read your labels – sugar is everywhere (but better for you than gluscose, fructose, anything ending in -ose, or corn syrup).