Summer Slimdown – Lose 5lbs!
I have to admit…my diet hasn’t been the best this summer and I’m starting to panic cause it’s already mid-July! But, I know if I clean up my diet a little I can shed 5 lbs in no time. I workout pretty hard almost every day, so that will help me see results faster. However, if you don’t have a regular workout schedule…you need to start NOW! By working out and eating clean, you will get faster results and you will not only look smaller, but more toned. Checkout this post for more details.
So, to clean up my diet….this is what I’m planning to eat over the next 2 weeks in order to shed 5lbs. I plan to eat only these items and also keep track of it in my food journal. I will also be incorporating extra cardio to help melt off extra fat. You can do it too…join me!
I’m ONLY Going To Eat These Items:
-Fish (I don’t eat meat, but occasionally do fish. You can substitute chicken or other lean protein.)
-Beans, Legumes (and chickpeas/hummus)
-Nuts and natural nut butter (no additives)
-Think Thin bars (limit 2-3 per week)
-Oats (plain oatmeal and occasional low-sugar granola)
-Whey protein powder
-Unsweetened Almond Milk
-Limited Dairy (1 serv. a day)
-Whole Wheat Bread or corn/wheat tortilla (1 serv. a day)
-Caffeine only 1 a day and alcohol in moderation (I’ll try to save for the weekends!)
-No sugar or artificial sweeteners. Use stevia or agave only.
-Olive oil and balsamic vinegar for salad.
I’ll be incorporating these items into 6 mini meals throughout my day. A typical day looks like this:
Meal 1: 1 egg, 1 whole wheat tortilla + arugula (or spinach) and organic salsa + coffee with stevia and splash milk
Meal 2: Greek yogurt with 1TBSP granola + berries
Meal 3: Small salad made with quinoa, cucumber, bell pepper, small amount feta cheese, herbs (basil, mint) and a splash of olive oil and/or balsamic
Meal 4: 1 cup grapes + 10-15 almonds or walnuts
Meal 5: 1/2 think thin bar or mini protein shake (1/2 scoop powder, almond milk, few pieces frozen fruit, water and ice)
Meal 6: Grilled tilapia, salad (spinach, tomato, oil/balsamic) and 1 small sweet potato. 1 glass red wine
Snack: 1-2 squares dark chocolate
Give this meal plan a try, even for just a few days and let me know what you think!
*These are just suggestions. If you have any health issues or allergies, please check with your doctor before starting any new diet.