Thursday, December 24, 2009
Because so many have asked what I am eating to counter act my Prime Rib dinner with peanut butter pie dessert on Monday night, here it is. I should actually clarify by saying clean foods.
Steel cut oats with a banana chopped up in it, topped with walnuts, a few smeisweet chocolate chips, and raspberries
Lots of water
Homemade soup - homemade veggie broth, swiss chard, homemade stewed tomatoes, onion, green peppers, garlic
Rye crisps crackers
2 oz. lean chicken breast
1 tbsp pesto
Rye Crisp crackers
On a lean day or a 'clean' day I make a weak green tea with 1/2 a lemon cut up in a 2 quart jar. I make this the night before and let it 'marinate' and I drink the whole pitcher in a day. I do not eat anything out of a can, nothing processed (other than my rye crisps, which I buy at Trader Joes w/whole ingredients with no transfats, etc). My goal on these days is to not add any toxins to my diet and allow my body to naturally flush out the sugars, fats and flour I have allowed.
Part of the 'cleanse' is I must sweat! I must workout as much and as often as possible to help purge out the toxins. So, I hit the gym the next day. Tuesday's workout was an interval workout with a friend. We did 15 minutes on the cross trainer as hard and fast as we could. Then we did a circuit of upper body weight lifting, trying to keep our heart rate up. Then 15 minutes on the rowing machine followed by core work on the stability ball. Then to the indoor track for a thirty minute run (w9d1 of my c25k program).
Next day, I repeat the same type of foods. Lots of citrus, lots of greens, lots of green tea w/lemon. Then to the gym again for 25 minutes on the cross trainer and a lower body workout.
Results: I was able to restore my energy and well being. In the effort I also lost a pound.
I don't do anything radical as far as cleansing because I have been there done that on the extreme dieting thing. I prefer to keep my body feed and nourished. That way I feel like I am rewarding myself for making good choices as opposed to punishing or depriving my body for the choices I made at one meal on one night.
So, have a Merry Christmas! If you do over indulge, know that there is tomorrow and you can make better choices at anytime!