I have been insanely tired lately. In the morning, I wake up feel groggy, sick, and grumpy, despite my 8 hours of sleep. So, I’ve been inspired by Chandra to do my version of her Crap Free Week.
Basically, Crap Free Week (for me) is going back to basics — clean eating. I’m doing this on a Thursday because I don’t like to start things on a Monday — Monday already gives me the grumps.
So, here are my guidelines for Crap Free Week (which will last through next Friday). I’ve made some executive decisions regarding what is "crap" AKA "overly processed" or not. This is just my opinion of what Crap Free Week should be for me. Also, I’m not cutting out dairy or lean meat.
- Enjoy! Chicken, Fish, Eggs, Dairy Oatmeal, Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Canned Beans, PB, Quinoa, Rice, Lentils, EVOO, dried fruit, and similar
- Avoid! Protein powder, bread, artificial sweeteners, deli meat, bars, cereals, maple syrup, ALCOHOL, butter, packaged pancake batter, granola, extra salt, canned soups, anything else processed, salted, or caffeinated.
- Exceptions… I can’t cut out caffeine right away. I will switch to tea for the first 3 days and then go cold turkey. Also, I have my dad’s birthday and Meghann’s birthday on Sunday and I’ll be eating both meals out. I’ll just have to choose meals that I think are in line with the guidelines.
Let’s hope I don’t go ballistic without extra sugar, coffee, and booze. 🙂
Breakfast #1 of Crap Free Week
I was pleasantly surprised that it was very easy for me to make a Crap Free Breakfast.
I had banana oatmeal with pecans.
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: 10 raw pecans
And instead of coffee, I had Twining’s English Breakfast Tea.
Time for work! I’ve got a LOT TO DO today!
Kaneil from Balance is Best is going to join me on her own version of Crap Free Week, so check out her blog for another way to do it!