clean week.

courtesy of sayyestohoboken.com

this week is a real challenge for me. my husband and i came home from thanksgiving feeling unbelievably bloated and heavy. we really didn’t eat that much, but i think all the extra carbs and ice cream that we normally enjoy on occasion were a bit too much for our systems. now, adam eats healthy 85% of the time at home. i, however, am not so disciplined. but i have really been feeling blah, so when he told me he was doing 8 days of strict clean eating, i signed on.

within a day i was almost in tears for a hot chocolate, or a mt. dew….or something bread-y. but i have stuck with it. now well into day 3, i’m feeling strong. on top of that, i joined a master’s swimteam this week (woo!) and got back in my running routine. i am pretty excited about the swimteam. i will have to continue to push myself to get out of bed this week, since i am not used to going yet, but i fully believe that i will feel very rewarded!

during this week, we will not eat any sugar (except fruit), no carbs (only the ones in green veggies), no alcohol (which is easy for him), and no starch. it is actually difficult to get in all the calories you need this way, which is impressive to me, since i can inhale over 2000 calories with ease when i am eating those other things.

this is not a weight loss routine, it is a small cleansing routine. i just need to be off sugar for a little bit. i eat so much of it.

for dinner, we had brussels sprouts and salmon! adam cooks a meeeean salmon. whenever i am ready to venture back into a touch of sweet, i plan on spicing my brussels sprouts up, like the picture above. i found the recipe on “Say Yes to Hoboken” and i cannot wait to try it out. i love brussels sprouts. then, when we are taking our “cheat” meal, i will be making THIS for breakfast!….

(these pancakes are still pretty good for you, so they won’t be too bad of a cheat. i found the recipe at “Biggest Loser Recipes“. my father-in-law made some very similar to these over the holidays, and he added greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese. they were amazing! truly!)

until then, i think these 2 breakfast items will be awesome….

egg whites and veggies, bake in muffin tin @350 for 20-25 min

–i haven’t tried this, so if it explodes, don’t blame me!

i also want to make this. the potatoes and the cheese will have to be omitted while i’m eating clean, but i can add them back in.

courtesy of savvy delicious

you can find the recipe for this dish here!

well, happy eating, and happy healthy-ing.
it’s never too early to start your “new years resolution”.

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6 thoughts on “clean week.

    1. i agree. it was tough the first 3 days, but has been fairly smooth sailing since…until my sister invited me over tonight to make cookies and watch christmas movies! i wasn’t supposed to end till tomorrow!

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    1. eventually i will make this recipe. right now all i do is cut them lengthwise, roll them in a little olive oil, then throw a bunch of sea salt on there, bake on 400 for 25-30 minutes, then voila! they are truly delicious!

      i also tried a rachel ray recipe that had red peppers, diced onions, and chicken stock with “shaved” brussels sprouts. delicious!

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  1. update on some of these recipes. i made the brussels sprouts last night. oh. my. goodness. adding pancetta is such a great detail, and who can go wrong with maple syrup? it was so delicious. and i made the egg white muffin tin treats….they were great! just be careful not to fill them too high in the tin or they will overflow slightly. i love finding things i can make and enjoy. 🙂

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