Clean Eating Challenge: Days 2 & 3

I’m half way through my clean eating challenge hosted by 2FabFromFat Fitness. Woo! for 3 days of eating all-natural, unprocessed food. Boo! for the headaches and nausea from cutting out sugar, bread/starch, and caffeine – cold-turkey – all in one fail swoop.

If nothing else, this has been an incredible learning experience for me, realizing how deeply my body has become accustomed to foods that are essentially “drugs” – I’m looking at you sugary Oreos and caffeine-packed grande Starbucks Flat Whites! After my migraine on Day 1 of the challenge, I’m happy to report that the side-effects have started to subside by the third day after I changed up my routine a little bit. I’m hoping to feel totally normal by tomorrow (fingers crossed!)

Day 2

I stuck to the same general menu for Day 2 as Day 1 with a few modifications to help ward off another headache late in the day.

Late-Morning:  a Boathouse Farms Daily Greens and Fruit Juice.
Lunch: Tuna fish with tomatoes, cucumbers and pepper with a handful of almonds. Today I added Kiwi  snack for a dose of natural sugar.
Work Snack: Banana
Dinner: Portobello mushroom, red pepper, quinoa and spinach bowl with lemon vinaigrette dressing. I also had another Kiwi as a late snack.
Exercise: I’m not gonna lie. It didn’t happen today #truthtalk

Day 3

Wednesdays are my dog walking days at the Seattle Animal Shelter. 2 hour walk: done. It’s also my day to raid the soup and salad bar at the Whole Foods next door to the SAS, which provided me ample opportunity to switch up my menu for Day 3.

Breakfast: Water – I skip breakfast on Wednesdays. I know, it’s bad… don’t judge.
Lunch: Thai carrot soup from Whole Foods
Snack: 2 Kiwi and a string cheese
Dinner: Arugula salad with roasted yams, celery, shredded beats, hard boiled egg, turkey and sunflower seeds – Whole foods
Late snack: Coconut Icelandic yogurt (similar to greek yogurt)

Exercise: Walking dogs for 2 hours.

Two days left, ready to finish strong!!

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