The Day After the Slim Down

Hey guys! Happy Thursday! I am currently in class and not paying attention. πŸ˜‰ Hey, my weekend is about to start. I cannot be held accountable for my senioritis and lack of concentration. I am posting a vlog later today about the supplements and protein powders that I use on a daily basis, as well as comparing them to ones I have used in the past. I am really picky with supplements so take that with a grain of salt. I’m really not a fan of sucralose (splenda), which is in almost every single protein powder on the market so beware of the rant that will come with that!

Moving on to what this post is actually about. Last time I went off the 7 Day Slim Down I binged on starchy carbs and bloated like a baluga whale. This basically nixed any of the effects the slim down had on my body. I was determined not to make that mistake again. So I ate super clean yesterday! A trend I am hoping to continue for the rest of the series. You can do anything for eight weeks, right? So with that being said here’s a little recap on the day after. I did bloat up a little bit, but that’s because I realized the wraps I bought were awful for you and immediately threw them out. The bloating went down by the end of the day! I am thinking about nixing most starchy carbs for the next eight weeks to see how my body does. My body seems to react funny to them lately. It may be a gluten thing, so I will be testing out different things to figure that out. πŸ™‚

For breakfast I started off again with a protein pancake topped with strawberries. I absolutely love how filling and delicious this breakfast is. Today’s pancake was even better, but we will get to that in a later post. Also, the Bombshell Spell was consumed and I am just loving how that makes me feel. I can’t get over it. Everyone start making them! Don’t fear the apple cider vinegar.

For my mid-morning snack, I didn’t snap a picture because I was in the library, but it was an apple and some of the Mary’s Gone Crackers I blogged about yesterday. Those darn crackers are sooooo good! Everyone go find them! They are so clean and healthy. Now these didn’t make me bloat and they were gluten free. I am wondering if gluten makes me bloat… It doesn’t make me sick or anything, so I don’t have an intolerance I’m just wondering if it’s the bloating culprit. If it is, there are a ton of gluten free clean breads and wraps around I can switch to for a while. Not worried.

For lunch I had a turkey, spinach, and dijon mustard whole wheat wrap and some grape tomatoes on the side. My gosh did that wrap attack my stomach. I have been eating so clean lately that anything that isn’t clean is like waging war on my body. Hence why this was the only non-clean thing I ate all day. I threw them away once I found out they had sucralose in them and a ton of random garbage. I clearly wasn’t paying attention when I bought them. In case you were wondering the brand, they were Cedar’s. Don’t get them! Yuck!

I ended up skipping my afternoon snack because I was at the gym running 2.5 miles on my Couch to 5k (week 3, day 2) app. So when I got home I decided I should just eat dinner since it was 6 pm. I made a chicken teriyaki quinoa plate with steamed broccoli. It was delicious to say the least. I was a huge fan! I used the same teriyaki sauce from the lunches I have been having. Love that stuff!

After dinner I had my favorite Crack Berry Smoothie Froyo (made super thick with xanthan gum!) and realized I think I might actually like it better than ice cream. I know, whacko. But seriously, I’m so focused on results and eating clean that this basically is cheating for me. I have no cravings for anything unhealthy anymore. I hope it stays this way for the next eight weeks.

I think that posting most of my food is helping me stay accountable, so be prepared to see a lot more of that on here for the next eight weeks. Also, if you are wondering about some of the nutritional stats I am consuming I can start including those. Yesterday was a really low calorie day, because I wasn’t raging in hunger and I ate a ton of protein and fiber keeping me full. Plus, I didn’t weight lift. So my hunger tends to get curbed when I am just running.

Overall though, I consumed 1476 calories with 26g of healthy fats, 213g of carbs, 43g of fiber, 115g of protein. Pretty sweet, right? I have a leg workout going on today so I promise there will be a higher caloric intake today. πŸ˜‰ Nothing like a leg workout to increase my appetite!

Stay tuned tomorrow for that post and look back in a couple hours for my supplement vlog! Love you guys, have an amazing thirsty Thursday!

Drink up that water… Pina colada… or beer. πŸ˜‰ Hey, it’s almost summer right?!

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