The Week Eats: #2

This week brings with it another DietBet weigh in, my third one I believe. At this point, I’ve lost over 10 pounds, and I can tell I have definitely put on some muscle! My pants have fit a little tighter on my legs, but luckily the waist is loose. Let’s hope I am at enough loss though to win this round!

If you’re unsure on what DietBet is, it is a competition where you bet money against yourself, saying that you will lose, and hoping that others in the pot don’t hit their goals, ha. If this sounds like a way you may be interested in dropping a few pounds, visit dietbetter.com – they have one and six month games!

This week I’m buckling down to make sure the bloat and weight are at the smallest measurements possible.

Breakfast:

Chocolate Covered Blueberry Shake (2 servings)

  • Blueberries, frozen – 210g
  • 2 handfuls of spinach (about 2 cups)
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Raw cacao – 2 TBSP
  • Almond or Peanut Butter – 4 TBSP (make sure it is all natural and only 1-2 ingredients)
  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut water OR fruit-flavored unsweetened green tea. I used Trader Joe’s Blueberry-Pomegranate green tea
  • Dash of stevia
  • 2 scoops protein powder, preferably chocolate-flavored. I used Cellucor’s Corfetti and it tasted great as well!
  • 2 TBSP flax seed

Blend all ingredients well until smooth – serve cold

Lunch:

Keenwhaaa Salad from the Zero Belly Diet Book

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I first want to start of by saying, don’t buy this book. It has like 10 recipes total and basically just tells you what you have heard a 1000 times – eat clean, eat whole, stay away from all the processed junk and white breads.

I don’t want to give away the actual recipe as I am sure they wouldn’t be too happy with me, but here is the gist:

  • 2 parts cooked quinoa
  • Lots of asparagus (I used a full frozen bag), cooked in the oven with olive oil drizzled over and salt/pepper
  • 1 part lentils
  • pesto – about 1/2 a cup
  • sundried tomatoes – I purchased the non-oil kind and just used the full 3 oz bag

Top with the Zero-belly vinaigrette, which is basically just dijon mustard, ACV and olive oil. Here is a similar recipe by Clinton Kelly, host of one of my favorite shows, The Chew: Dijon Vinaigrette

Mix all ingredients together with the vinaigrette (as much or as little as you like) and enjoy cold!

Dinner:

Depends on how much time I have, but I’m trying to have Salmon with Asparagus. I am using parchment paper to cook the salmon – hopefully it goes well! I am really trying to get in more fish for my hair and skin, especially. Last night I opted for hummus and celery with a bunch of sweet potatoes. It was a weird night, ha.

Snacks:

  • Omega Trail Mix from Trader Joe’s
  • Prunes
  • Celery and Hummus
  • Piece of fruit

The meals above are a little higher in calories than I am used to, so snacking has declined a lot, but these are all great and regular options for me! I also really strive to get a gallon of water a day, and I stay away from soft drinks, including diet.

Wish me luck – I’ll be weighing in Thursday by midnight.

Christine

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