Sunday, June 26, 2011

Little likes

Today was my day off from the gym, and I'm happy to report today wraps up week 3 of going to the gym 6 days a week and eating clean. I've also stuck to my 2 drinks per week rule! Only 6 weeks left until our vacation to San Diego... I can't wait! I thought I would share a few of the things that have helped me get started and be successful so far.

Protein shakes! Oddly enough, I love my protein shakes and I look forward to it after the gym. The protein I buy is listed below, it works great for me and tastes awesome. 

Tupperware is a must when eating clean. I pack my lunch and B's lunch everyday, and it takes a ton of tupperware for 2 people x 3 meals. Definitely a great investment to make!

Dymatize Iso 100 Vanilla is the protein I use after the gym as well as to bake with. It has no fat, no carbs, is lactose free, and hydrolyzed whey protein.. what more could you ask for!? I also have a Casein shake right before bed. It is important to use this slow absorbing protein to preserve your muscles while you sleep.

My Planner- I would be lost without it. I write EVERYTHING down in it, from workouts to dinners, grocery lists, and goals. It all goes in here and it's a great way to track progress  and keep yourself organized. When I come across a recipe I want to try, I write it in the notes section, so it doubles as my cook book. Like I said, I would go crazy without it.

I definitely have a new obsession with greek yogurt. It is better for you than regular yogurt, because even the low- cal, low-fat varieties usually still have a ton of sugar. Greek yogurt has close to double the protein as regular yogurt and only about 5g of sugar per serving. It's great to top your protein pancakes with, and my favorite way to eat it is adding 1/3 c. uncooked oats, 1/2 scoop protein powder, and a few blueberries. YUM!

I also highly recommend Ezekiel brand for bread. This one is my favorite, it's whole grain low sodium and very tasty! My favorite is spreading a tiny bit of coconut oil and cinnamon then popping it under the broiler for a couple minutes. Tastes just like the Cinnamon toast my mom used to make me as a kid. Ezekiel has tons of bread products like bread, pita, and tortillas. I get mine at Whole Foods (of course) 

Lastly, and possibly the most important, is having someone to support and encourage you. B has been great with trying new foods and really contributing to our healthy lifestyle. It's so great when you have someone to get up with you for 5am gym sessions, and someone to run from grocery store to grocery store with. Find someone who has the same goals as you and buddy up... it really helps! 

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