Clean eating: worthwhile, yet hard to train yourself into...Yes, you have to train yourself.
I am trying to get
Here's what I ate today:
Breakfast: 3 eggs (1 whole, 2 whites) and a rice cake
Lunch: 3 hard-boiled eggs (1 whole, 2 whites), bell pepper with light dressing, and a few baked chips
Snack: Syntha- 6 protein shake (Banana is my favorite flavor)
Dinner: ground turkey with roasted corn, black beans, and tomatoes (with a small amount of cheese) with a side of fresh orange bell pepper
**Dinner instructions: I got a pound of ground turkey and cooked it in a pan on the stove. I got a Steamers package of Southwest Corn, but instead of steaming it I backed it at 400 on a cookie sheet (it allowed the corn to become more crispy and, in my opinion, brought the flavors out more), I added in black beans and a can of Rotel mild mix and a dash of cheese...stir and enjoy. It is super easy and made a large amount that I plan to pre-package for the rest of the week.
As you can see, it is much easier for me to eat cleaner-ish during the day, at night I feel like I need a meal, a filling meal. I have found when I do not eat a good meal at night I wake up in the middle of the night hungry and end up eating the first fatty food that my fingers find...not a good cycle. Another advantage I find with eating a filling meal at night is that it is easier to avoid the 'snacks' that my husband finds, i.e. cereal, Little Debbie cakes, etc. If I am full it is much easier for me to stay away from the '
good bad cabinet' in the kitchen.
Happy eating and exercising!