Sunday, November 7, 2010

Starting from Scratch

It's been a while!!

A lot has happened since my last post. I am now a married woman! Also, the hubby and I moved into our new house. I also completed the People Magazine Wedding Weight Loss Challenge. I'll let you guys know when to expect the final article.

In the spirit of new beginnings, I am going to challenge myself to commit to Eating Clean. No more chemicals, high fructose corn syrup, and ingredients I cannot pronounce. It's all about Whole Grains, Real Meat (NO processed stuff), and tons of fruits and veggies. This is the best way to start a healthy lifestyle and to lose weight! If you want more info check out this site
: Eat Clean. I also recommend picking up the Clean Eating Magazine it has a ton of great recipes.

Now this is going to be challenging because I can't quite get my kitchen in complete order (We are doing renovations), so I will have to be creative at times. I am creating a list of Clean Eating staples that I will purchase this week. Look for the post soon, but for now check out my meal plan for tomorrow.

Below is my meal plan for tomorrow. It's a little bland but that's because I can't cook yet (we haven't unpacked and our kitchen is being renovated). All of my meals are quick and easy.

Clean Eating Meal Plan:

1/2 cup Oatmeal w/ .5 tbsp Peanut Butter
Applesauce (unsweetened)
1 hardboiled egg

100 calorie bag of Almonds & Small Apple

Chicken Breast (I haven't unpacked yet, so I bought a roasted chicken from the grocery store)
Salad (via salad bar at school)
2 Wasa Crisp Crackers (Whole grain, high fiber, and delicious!)

Kashi Granola Bar (this and Larabars are my always convenient snacks)

1/2 cup Brown Rice
1 Turkey Burger w/Salsa (no bread)
Asparagus Spears

Grapes and Plain Yogurt

Also, I'm looking to start a Woman's Jogging/Running group in NE D.C. Email me at If you are interested.

How do you Eat Clean on the Go???


Anonymous said...


Eating clean on the go is really quite easy. Always carry some nuts or fresh fruit in your handbag to tide you over when you are hungry. (warning- tangent!) Don't get mixed up about what is not clean and what should be eaten only in moderation. For example, high fructose corn syrup, a natural substance, has a bad name only because US corn farmers were subsidized, making corn syrup a cheap sweetener, cheaper than sugar, which is subject to tariffs. The actual problem occurred because corn syrup was in EVERYTHING, even things that don't need sweeteners. If sugar farmers were subsidized and corn taxed, you would have seen the reverse, and we would be more concerned about the massive volume of sugar consumed. Since you are staying away from processed foods, and because you probably don't sweeten your tea with high fructose corn syrup, you will inevitably reduce intake of corn syrup drastically but if you find something like a nice all-natural fruit preserve that contains a little touch high fructose corn syrup, don't sweat it.

djmadmike said...

im about to write an article about eating real foods...just brought a copy of the paleo diet...interesting read

john said...