You may remember me deciding to go "veganish" in January, if not you can read about it here. It was a shit show, literally. I was miserable
That was before crossfit. This new Paleo thing is after crossfit...Paleo and crossfit kind of go hand in hand. Paleo eating is basically lean protein, veggies, healthy fats, and some fruit. Absolutely no refined carbohydrates, sugars or dairy. Shelly tells me the less startch I eat, the more abs I will see...I work hard every day, and even my beloved pasta isn't worth not having those abs. Pool season starts in six weeks here in New York, I want to be the mom with the muscles at the beach. I have seen so many amazing changes in just these last three weeks of crossfit, and I haven't watched my eating really at all. I can only imagine what is going to happen now that I am eating to fuel my body, promote digestive health, and muscle growth!
Meal prepping was super easy peasy, only one hour for the next five days! And it was only $45 for my groceries, with some stuff for Addy in there too, including a big blue ball she just couldn't leave the store with out. I bought salad mix, cucumber, carrots, apples, banannas, cashews (unsalted), broccli, fresh green beans, chicken, brown rice, frozen mixed veggies, bacon, eggs, and almound milk. This week is pretty basic, just dipping my toes in the water, as I get better at it I will start throwing in some cool recipes...like paleo doughnuts. Oh-em-gee!
Above is my core meal, which for me will be lunch. I can't eat a lot before I go WOD...I am terrified of vomiting. Terrified. But I'm not going to lie the day it happens, I think I'll be pretty dang proud
it's a crossfit thing. So what the heck is in them..
4-6oz of white meat chicken -(cooked on top of the stove in olive oil, seasoned with basil, rosemerry, fresh garlic, and white pepper)
Fresh Green Beans- I didn't measure them, just split the package between my four containers.
1 1/2 cups of mixed veggies.
2 TBSP of brown rice (yes you read that right two tablespoons)
**The "carb flu" is a concern when starting any low carb/no carb eating, you can get foggy and tired...I cannot afford to be any more tired or more of a ding dong, so for week one we are adding rice
In the morning with my egg "muffin" I will have an apple about an hour later, after my lunch, around 1:00 I will eat two hard boiled egg whites, for a snack before crossfit I will have a banana and a hard boiled egg white, and then later when I get home I will have veggie stirfry or a salad.
These little beauties are my breakfast. Bacon...on a "diet" heck yes!
Basically you line the cupcake pan with bacon (next time I will use liners these were a pain to get out) then you crack the egg. You can scramble them and add veggies to them too, next time I think I will just scramble the egg whites and add peppers, I hate the yolks and just throw them away!
to cook them you bake them at 400* for 20 minutes
Threee weeks in and I am WOD obsessed, five pounds and two pant sizes smaller, less stressed, happier, stronger in every way, focused. Addicted. I cannot wait to see the changes that are to come, once you find something you love, sticking to a lifestyle change is easy.