What I Ate Wednesday #18 {Lean Down}


Are you tired of hearing about Asylum yet?  Of course not!  Today is day 26 of 30.  I’ve enjoyed the new workout and the schedule to take the guesswork out of my exercise routine for a little while.

For the last week of the schedule, I’m following a strict lean down meal plan to get the best results for my after picture. The idea is to consume twice as many grams of protein as carbs.  Day 4 is going well and my abs are coming in!  MAYBE I’ll post my before and after picture for you.  I’m definitely sending it in to Beachbody so I can get my “I’m Commited” Insanity: The Asylum t-shirt!

Here’s what I ate {what I’m eating this week}:

Breakfast: Shakeology, Extra Protein

Nothing new here – just adding extra protein to make my shake to make it a 2 to 1 ratio instead of 1 to 1.

shakeology-chocolate-extra-protein

Morning Snack: Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, Almonds

There’s a first time for everything, right? This was the first time I’ve ever prepared chicken and veggies to take to work for a snack.  It was VERY easy to prepare. I baked/roasted the chicken, fish, and Brussels sprouts at the same time, then portioned them into containers. I was surprised at how quickly I was finished.  As usual, I ate raw almonds too.

chicken-brussels-sprouts raw-almonds

Lunch: Chicken, Egg, Broccoli Salad

Lunch at home was quick and easy.  I’ve noticed that I can compile a salad quicker than I can eat it.  It was fresh and satisfying. You might have noticed that I really like mustard. No ranch for me! Sometimes, I skip dressing all together, but most of the time, I add balsamic vinegar.

chicken-salad-egg-broccoli

Afternoon Snack: Celery, PB2, Almonds

I like meal plans that let you eat all day! Mid-afternoon I enjoyed fresh celery with revived PB2. It’s not the same as peanut butter, but it’s similar enough. It fills the craving in a healthier way than a jar of real peanut butter and a spoon.

celery-pb2

Dinner: Baked Tilapia, Asparagus, Greens

Day 2 of the lean down meal plan ended well with a delicious homemade meal. I steamed the asparagus in the microwave for 2 minutes and reheated my fish in the broiler.

tilapia-asparagus-salad

Overall, I’m surprised that I’m following the meal plan so well.  The key must be that I’m still eating foods that I enjoy. I’m just choosing not to enjoy some of my other common foods for this ONE week.  You can do anything for a week!

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