I think a lot of times we have trouble figuring out why we are not losing weight because we are not aware of what we are putting in our bodies. I am proposing that for 90 days, you only eat things that contain ingredients that you recognize. This means you will be cutting out processed stuff and actually eating real food. If you will do this I promise that, though you may struggle at times, in the end you will feel a whole lot better, and you may even lose some weight in the process 🙂
I will be taking this a step further for my challenge and only eating lean proteins and will be limiting fruit. For this challenge I will be eating primarily whole foods. This includes but is not limited to the following
extra lean ground turkey
extra lean ground beef
plain Greek yogurt
protein powder (how “clean” this is depends on the brand you buy)
All natural Peanut butter (read the label and make sure there are no weird additions or make your own (a link to a how-to is on my page))
Almonds, cashews, peanuts (nuts should be all natural)
Feel free to use spices to give your food some flavor. Be weary of spice mixes because they frequently contain additives (MSG is a frequent offender) and are high in sodium. If you would like help finding an alternative, feel free to ask.
While I do understand these lists are limited, this is what I use, If you have a question about any particular foods, you can ask
Here is a sample typical day that I will be having during this challenge
4:30 AM – 4 egg whites, 1/4 cup of oatmeal (with a dash of cinnamon)
7:30 AM- 1/2 cup of greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of strawberries, 1/4 cup flax seed granola (see recipe on my page)
10:00 AM 5 ounces chicken breast, 7 spears of asparagus, 1/4 cup of brown rice
1:00 PM 4 ounces extra lean ground beef prepared with homemade taco seasoning, 1 cup of spinach, 1 tbsp of greek yogurt, 1 slice of avocado, 1/4 cup of brown rice
4:00 5 ounces of chicken breast, 1 cup of broccoli
7:00 4 egg whites, prepared with homemade salsa.
9:00 1 scoop protein shake (If I am awake and hungry)
In addition to this I also have a protein shake with a banana after each weight training session.