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Used my new George Foreman indoor/outdoor #grill to make this #healthy #dinner: beer marinated chicken breast, couscous and grilled zucchini & squash. #goodeats #cleaneating


Trying new things!

I tried pizza crusts made with rice and tapioca flour tonight. I do not typically seek out products with the “gluten free” label. I don’t have celiac issues. I know people who do have to do this, and I know it is definitely a challenge for them. But in seeking an easy dinner option for a semi-busy week, there were two options at my local Sprouts for a pre-made pizza crust: one with enriched flour, and this one. And there were plenty of them in stock, so I was hoping I didn’t take away from anyone who truly needed it.

Even though I’m not currently on my challenge, I am trying to eat as close to the rules of it as I can when I have a say-so. That means minimizing processed foods, hence the choice on the pizza crust.

It definitely has an interesting flavor, much like the almond nut crackers I have started to enjoy snacking on (even before my challenge!). I’ve noticed the less I eat white flour, the less I crave it and when I do eat something made with it, it doesn’t taste as good (that is, except for desserts…desserts still taste good…but I can get by with a few bites only!).

This may not become part of my regular menus, but I’m glad I tried something new so I knew what it was like. And I have a serious respect for those who must eat this way and am glad we are starting to see more options for them!

(PS-also on the pizza is organic tomato sauce, skim mozzarella, uncured turkey bacon, mushrooms and green onions. Roughly 500 calories for one…way less than frozen or delivery!)

What am I eating???

So I have made it to Day 10 of the 24 Day Challenge. I’ve had a lot of friends asking if I can eat. YES! In fact, I think I am eating quite a bit more, at least for breakfast than usual.

The challenge focuses on clean eating…here’s a link to the diet guidelines. I’m in the cleanse phase, so that means I am taking some probiotic and fish oil vitamins (in addition to my daily multi). Some days I have a fiber drink. With 10 grams of fiber, it really fills me up!

As you can see, there’s a big emphasis on hydration. Most days, I’ve consumed 80 oz. of water, but I’m not perfect. The days I do, I feel and look better.

On page 10 of the guidelines are suggested foods. Basically, each meal is a healthy protein, complex carb and a fruit or veggie. Most restaurants can accommodate this, but of course it is easier to prep my own food (though that is some work!). I also threw in a few My Fit Foods meals this week to help with a busy schedule and menu variety.

Tomorrow I move to the Max Phase. I plan to get back to the gym tonight and keep that part up for the remaining days so I can continue to see progress and feel healthier 🙂