September 26, 2013

Eating clean for rookies {part 8}

It's been over 3 months since my first clean eating post. Now, we're on part 8 and I've lost 14 pounds since then. The weight loss is exciting, but my digestive system and overall body feeling great is even more exciting :)

I've also pretty much eliminated coffee from my diet (I used to drink several cups a day), I don't drink soft drinks, and I limit desserts to one or two times a week. I also do cardio at least four nights a week and squats and/or sit-ups every night.

It's difficult at times, but having a roommate, friends, and viewers who support my altered lifestyle make clean living a lot easier.

I'm still eating clean for at least 2 meals a day. I prep meals at the beginning or middle of the week so I have lunches or dinners ready. I start every morning with water and a fruit/veggie blend. This has also decreased how much I eat out. Of course cheat days happen when I explore ATL restaurants...but I quickly get back on track & work off those calories.

Here are some recent meals:

Breakfast: strawberries, blueberries, carrots

Dinner: spinach salad w/ mushrooms, cucumber, onions, tomatoes; the next day I had the salad inside of a 98% fat free wrap

Lunch: sautéed onions, mushrooms, spinach in olive oil

Lunch: spinach salad w/ carrots, mushrooms, and onions

Breakfast: 2 bananas, spinach, carrots, grapes

Breakfast & dessert: 2 bananas, strawberries, blueberries, carrots 
(this was so yummy!)

Strawberries and spinach - you can't really taste the spinach, 
so it's like a strawberry smoothie with lots of fiber!

Breakfast: Grapes, carrots, spinach, banana

Lunch: Mushrooms, carrots, onions, spinach, avocado

Breakfast: grapes, strawberries, blueberries (one of my favorites, so sweet!)

Breakfast: grapes, strawberries, and spinach (also really great)

A repeat breakfast - grapes & carrots are cheap and come in large bundles!

Another delicious blend: strawberries, blueberries, grapes and a banana

Besides bananas, I cut up fruit and veggies after buying and washing to quickly make fruit blends before work. Just toss in the fruit and blend! It takes about 4.5 minutes total :)

My favorite blend -- grapes, carrots, blueberries, strawberries :)

How is the clean eating going for you? 
Any tips or favorite meals you've discovered? 
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  1. I love that you have such a nice variety, eating clean is often perceived as boring but these combinations are anything but boring. Love it.

    Meg |

  2. I am starting to head on the healthy track myself these are some great ideas for lunches! :D Thanks!

  3. I try to follow a very balanced diet, that to me means very little in the way of sugar and being careful of what goes into my stomach... cardio has been extremely important to me... now is the time I need to add some weights and crunches to tone up... that is next on my list :)

  4. Ur eating so healthy, inam inspired...
    Keep in touch,

  5. 14lbs?! that's amazing, congrats girl you look great. Plus, all those food look so delicious, these are great breakfast ideas.

  6. these all look so delicious! i need you down here as my personal nutritionist stat! i love the idea of blueberries and strawberries with carrots...never tried that before! will do:)

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

  7. So much color! I need to be better about it. Is that a magic bullet cup I spy? I have one too, I don't use it nearly enough.

  8. All of this looks so good! Can't wait to try this out! Eating clean has been on my list of things to do, lol!

  9. Hmmmm... yummy and healthy foods,
    that's what I need.

  10. Wow!! this is so awesome!!
    Thanks so much for your comment btw!

  11. I really need to get me one of those mini blenders! wonderful meal choices too!

  12. Keep up the good work! I'm a clean eater also, and it definitely has it's benefits. Have you thought of exploring ATL restaurants that serve clean food? My absolute FAVORITE is Tassili's! It's in the West End. The food is DEEElicious and it's a pretty cool atmosphere! Another is R.Thomas on Peachtree.

  13. Also, where do you shop? Buying raw produce can be a little pricey, but you get great deals at Dekalb Farmers market.

  14. You are doing so well!! Congrats on sticking with it.

  15. Wow, this is impressive. I am impressed, I want to eat cleaner for sure

  16. Keep up the good work. Those meals look yummy!


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