Long-time readers of the blog may remember when I did a Crap Free Week Challenge back in February.
Crap Free Week entailed:
- Enjoy! Chicken, Fish, Eggs, Dairy Oatmeal, Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Canned Beans, PB, Quinoa, Rice, Lentils, EVOO, dried fruit, and similar minimally processed foods (before I went vegetarian, obviously).
- 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.
Crap Free Week was QUITE the challenge, but it did have some rocking benefits and helped me get back to clean eating after the wedding, honeymoon, and holidays eating spree. Crap Free Week also taught me that it’s really hard to eat "perfectly" for a whole week; I ended up being a monster by the end.
So, I am declaring today Crap Free Day. After two straight days of indulgences, all I want to do is get back on the healthy eating wagon. This means eating minimally processed foods, no added sugars, no artificial sweeteners, no Kashi TLC bars, and most importantly NO COOKIES or BOOZE! :) I do know better to cut out caffeine on a random day (unless I want a headache), so I’ll be drinking a tea later.
Crap Free Day breakfast:
I had a hearty bowl of banana oatmeal for breakfast!
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: flax and pistachios
My stomach feels happier already now that it’s filled with a satisfying bowl of oatmeal instead of beer and cookies! :) Restriction never works — it’s all about returning to a happy balance!
After a weekend of indulgences, how do you get back on track in a healthy manner?