Twelve individuals………..…. are undergoing a major change in their lifestyles and attitude towards food. Part of the New Year- New You programme involved eliminating all toxins from the diet. This includes: Caffeine Alcohol Sugar Wheat Dairy All processed foods.
12 days in to the programme, this is where the weight loss really starts to happen. To show my dedication to the programme, I’m doing it with my clients, sharing in the ups and downs of the programme.
To be honest, right now there’s a lot more ups than downs. I’m now experiencing: Better sleep Waking up early with energy Sustained energy throughout the day Clearer skin Decreased fat percentage.
With the headache finally gone, my energy levels are through the roof! Especially in the morning! For those still suffering from the Elimination Diet I set you, there is a light at the end of the tunnel….and its a very nice light too! So keep it up! Here’s my breakfast this morning:
Huevos Rancheros (serves 2 or three) Ingredients 6 fresh eggs 2 green onions, chopped, including the green parts 1 fresh tomato, peeled and chopped One jalapeño pepper, sliced (optional!) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves six shakes of sea salt 1 tablespoon oregano, chopped Directions Heat oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Add the onions and brown for a minute or two. Add the chopped tomato and let cook for a few minutes on medium high heat until the tomatoes are somewhat cooked and mushy and some of the moisture has evaporated. Add the oregano, and, if you’re using one, the jalapeño pepper. Crack eggs directly into the pan with the cooking sauce. Add salt and stir with a spatula to mix in the sauce and to scramble the eggs. Remove from heat when the eggs cook to the desired consistency. Remove the mixture from the pan and put into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with oregano.
Lunch is going to be sweet potatoes, with chicken breast and vegetables. I’ll be snacking on a banana, apple and almonds through the day. Tonight I’ve got some thick vegetable soup for dinner…yummy!
Training: Heavy push day, with Kettlebell military presses, Dumbell chest press, some squats, and heavy dips for triceps. Phew! …oh and my Kettlebell class this evening!
DAY 1…..Tonight twelve lucky individuals embarked on a journey of self discovery, perseverance and will power, all leading to a new them in 25 days.
We talked about the Elimination Diet for half an hour, asking and answering questions… followed by a short intro to Kettlebell training.
My own training today consisted of a Heavy Pull day of Pull ups, Deadlifts, Kettlebell snatches and 1-arm Kettlebell rows.
Food: Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with Smoked Salmon and chopped peppers and onions. Snack: Porridge with berries Lunch: Rice and Quinoa, with Chicken and vegetables Snack: Banana and almonds before workout Lunch 2: More rice and Quinoa Snack: Apple and Almonds Dinner: Mackerel, Potatoes and Raw grated beetrot. Snack: Yoghurt and Almonds.