Getting healthy starts in the kitchen, not the gym believe it or not. Of course the gym helps, but mainly it is what food you put into your body.
Eating healthy is about losing the weight, feeling energized, and ultimately just feeling better about yourself.
I prefer clean eating. No this isn't a trend I just jumped on. This is something I transformed my eating habits to, about 3.5 years ago. First of all I can't believe it has been that long already. I don't "live" on clean eating, it is just something I prefer most of my meals to consist of. There is a difference between eating well and eating clean. However, I still believe in doing both. I plan on having cheat days.
I believe in drinking beer, and there is nothing "clean" about that, unless you are using it to clean out a wound. I believe in eating chocolate. And I believe in eating all kinds of mexican eats. It is just something I have to limit, and eat in moderation. I have to be able to say no sometimes, and I will.
Here was a look at my first day of eating clean and eating healthy.
Sunday's menu in photos:
Oatmeal & Coffee.
Oatmeal is a very filling food, and keeps my full all morning.
Liquid egg whites, egg beaters && light cottage cheese.
This might possibly be my *favorite* meal ever. Not just for a healthy meal, for ANY meal. It is right up there next to mexican, and that is including the chips and salsa.
98% Lean turkey burger on an arnold sandwich thin, with a half slice of pepper jack cheese. With loaded veggies (garlic grilled red and green peppers, and garlic steamed broccoli)
I LOVE turkey burgers! I have one almost everyday. So filling and absolutely delicious. I don't even miss eating beef burgers. I can't even remember the last time I even ate beef? I always go with a half a slice a cheese. The pepper jack adds amazing spicy flavor and there is no need to eat an entire slice when half a slice gets the job done.
Typical snacks are: Apples, bananas, string cheese, 100 calorie pop corn with drizzled extra virgin olive oil, and hot decaf tea with a lil moo and splenda. (I only eat snacks if I'm hungry, if i'm not then I skip over them)
I will keep everyone updated on my progress.