Monday, January 20, 2014

Clean Eats Weekend

This weekend I made the permanent decision to keep working out and eating clean. You can read about my health and fitness story that started wayyy before this decision above on the fitness tab.

After a full week cutting out a few things from my diet I have NEVER felt so energized. I have also started the T-25 workout by Shaun-T. It is a workout you do 5 days a week for ONLY 25 minutes. There is no way to make excuses when you only have to work out for 25 minutes.

After a full week of eating clean and doing T-25 I have lost 2 inches on my waist and 1lb! 

So what exactly am I cutting out from my diet?

- Dairy: I no longer drink milk, eat cheese, or use coffee creamer. Instead, I use coconut milk to put in my coffee and to bake with anytime it calls for milk! 

- Only Whole Wheat: Now some health nuts would say that whole wheat has to much sugar. Which may be the case, but I am no nutritionist and I just know that this works for me. Ever since I cut out white flour I have felt much more energized! I use whole wheat flour in everything I bake and buy all my bread and english muffins whole wheat. 

- Sugar: This has been the HARDEST! I LOVE sweets! But have no fear, you can still have cookies and plenty of other sweets (that actually taste really good) when you eat clean! I made whole wheat coconut chocolate chip cookies this weekend that had no sugar or butter! I substitute coconut oils and honey to make it sweet and tasty! You can find the recipe here along with many others! 

What else can I make that is sweet? How about these whole wheat blueberry coconut pancakes!? 


3/4 cups of whole wheat flour
1 tsp of Pure Vanilla
1/2 TBS of Baking Soda
1/4 tsp of Salt
2 tsp of Cinnamon 
2 Egg Whites
3/4 cup of coconut milk (or use almond milk)
1/4 cup of coconut

Add blueberries at your discretion (walnuts, almonds, strawberries would be great too!) 

I have decided to make this change because I FEEL better! My body feels better, I have more energy, and I make food that works for me! 

It does take more time planning meals and making everything homemade but DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU! If there are three recipes you know you will like start there, research, try different things out! 

As the girls from Tone It Up would say (I mean my best friends that favorite my tweets) LOVE.YOUR.BODY


  1. I've been doing so well with my eating but I'm still waiting for the whole energy thing to kick in... Congrats at your success so far!!

  2. I've been using almond milk as my diary milk replacement for creamer and other things and I love it!

  3. yes to all of this!!! and i don't know why people demonize whole wheat. just don't eat a lot of it is what i say. i've been eating whole wheat since i startted my journey 2 yrs ago and it's done nothing but help. that's the thing - you find out what works for YOU. what works for one person may be different from you because weight loss isn't a one size fits all.

    keep it up!! looking forward to your fitness journey :)

    Vodka and Soda

  4. You are inspiring me girl. I am trying. The eating clean has been a struggle but the workout part is my devil! Today I shoveled about 10 inches of snow and figured that the massive amount of cold sweating that was happening it would sufic.

  5. 3 Researches PROVE How Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you actually kill fat by consuming Coconut Fat (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from large medicinal journals are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world around!