Today is Day 1 of my Stripped Meal Plan. I have 31 days until I go to Vegas for the Beachbody Summit and I've got to get in tip top shape! Not that I'm not already thin or happy with my body but sometimes once we hit our goal weight we tend to get a little relaxed with our food and the intensity of our workouts. I have had lots of little things here and there that I have enjoyed, like a donut on Mother's Day, Ice cream with the family at Dairy Queen and a few others! I just was starting to feel a little mushy, bloated and TIRED! I knew that because of the foods I was eating my body was fighting back with some serious fatigue, belly bloat and intestinal issues. So in order to tighten up and really feel my best I am following Tosca Reno's 28 day Stripped Meal Plan.
The Stripped plan is meant for people who are trying to lose those last 10 pounds or are trying to tighten up for an event! So in my case the later is why I chose to do this plan. It is all the basic principles of clean eating that I talk about every day but now it is literally stripped!
The basic clean eating principles are:
1. Eat More! Eat 6 small meals each day, spaced at two and a half to three hour intervals.
2. Eat breakfast every day within an hour of rising.
3. Make your last meal three hours before bed.
4. Eat a combination of lean protein and complex carbohydrates at each meal.
5. Eat sufficient healthy fats every day.
6. Drink two to three liters of water each day.
7. Carry a cooler packed with clean foods each day.
8. Depend on fresh fruits and vegetables for fiber, vitamins, nutrients and enzymes.
9. Adhere to proper portion sizes.
10. Eat only foods that have not been overly processed or doused in chemicals, saturated in trans fats and toxins.
You are getting rid of your last 10 lbs in a healthy way, without depriving yourself and sacrificing nutrition, you must supplement your diet with an abundance of fruits and veggies!!
Allowable vegetables include: Sweet and regular potatoes, radishes, carrots, parsnips, cucumber, broccoli, asparagus, beets, leeks, leafy greens, brussels sprouts, green beans, onions, sprouts, celery, zuchini, fennel and garlic.
Allowable fruits include: Bananas, apples, plums, berries pears, watermelon, cherries, oranges, tomatoes, limes and lemons.
Allowable protein sources include: Egg whites, lean turkey, chicken and pork, beans and legumes (in moderation), lean fish, shrimp, clams, mussels, bison and other game meats, hummus (also a healthy fat), quinoa, spirulina, sea vegetables, protein powder, tofu and tempeh.
Allowable healthy fats include: flaxseed, nuts such as almonds and walnuts (unsalted), pumpkin seeds, nut butters hummus (also a protein), avocados, oils (flaxseed, sesame, coconut, olive, hazelnut, walnut and fish).
So here is my meal plan for today!
5:15am: Wake-up head to the basement for my workout. Chalean Extreme Push Circuit 1 and ab burner.
|beautiful post workout pic!|
9:30 am: Snack, 1 cup of sliced strawberries with a handful of raw unsalted cashews and water.
12:00 pm: Lunch, raw spinach, chopped onion, chopped tomato, black beans, baked chicken, and 1 tbsp olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing. Huge glass of water!
5:00 pm: Dinner: Roasted Turkey Breast, steamed broccoli, and brown rice.
8:00 pm: Snack Chocolate Shakeology with water and ice! Shakeology is a meal replacement shake that is equivalent to eating 6 salads in one meal! It is complete with protein and all the vitamins and minerals your body needs in a meal! Who can eat 6 salads in one meal and have it taste like chocolate? Not I! So not only does it give you natural energy, but it helps you lose weight, improve digestion and help to lower cholesterol and keep your blood sugar in check! Not your typical meal replacement shake! I sometimes save them for my evening snack because this is the time I crave sweets the most! It's not just for weight loss, it's for proper nutrition as well.
Of course I don't have pictures of my dinner because it's not dinner time yet! But I can update it later! I am going to do this plan for 28 days. There are 2 weeks worth of meal ideas that come in Tosca's Eat Clean Stripped Book. I can honestly say that the Bison Tenderloin and Venison does not sound appetizing so I am going to substitute out for the foods that I do like and go from there. I don't mind eating the same breakfast, lunch and snacks each day and just vary my dinners. Basically anything that you can throw on the grill with minimal processing is the best! For the rest of the week I'll be eating salmon, asparagus, some sweet potatoes and lots of fresh fruits and veggies! If you want more information on the stripped plan I highly recommend that you go and get Tosca's book! You can also join my next challenge group and I can coach you through the clean eating principles and you can implement them in your daily life as well.
This is not a starvation diet, it is a way of life! I still get to eat an abundance of foods but I am really focusing on cutting down the dairy, and carbohydrates to a degree! You can see that there are no artificial sweeteners or sugars found in my menu items as well!
Here is my meal plan for the rest of the week!
|My Stripped Meal Plan|