Clean Eating Challenge: Day 2
October 10, 2012
Hello! Here is a recap of day 2 of the clean eating challenge:
6:20am: 2 scrambled eggs with onions. lemon water.
7:45am: green tea with lemon
10:00am: Feeling pretty surprised that I haven't noticed much difference since not having coffee this morning. Go me!
10:30am: I was starting to feel hungry at this point. I think my usual coffee helps hold me over until lunch but today I had 12 oz. ice water. It wasn't the same but it did help
12:00pm: Grilled chicken with lettuce, avocado, sauteed onions, corn and carrots. Apple cider vinger and olive oil dressing (leftovers from last night) and an ice water. After lunch I was still a little hungry. The salad didn't hit the spot like I had hoped. I wish I would have packed something hot for lunch since I feel like that would have left me feeling more satisfied.
1:00pm: handful of almonds
5:30pm: Broiled tilapia with black bean, avocado, mango salad and a side of asparagus. This was so delicious, I could eat it every day.
8:00pm: After dinner I was craving something sweet. I think this is more habit than anything since I was completely satisfied with dinner. I tried to hold out but I eventually had an apple with peanut butter and to my surprise, it curbed the sweetness craving no problem.
I felt a little tired and hungry most of the day until dinner. I was actually losing momentum pretty bad last night. I think part of my downfall was not snacking right in the morning. That apple didn't hold me over and by lunch I was so hungry a salad definitely didn't look like it was going to be enough. My office was so cold that eating my cold salad seemed impossible and I didn't even finish what I packed. Looking back this could have been a better day if I packed another snack or a hot lunch.
Dinner was definitely a winner though and I'll be keeping that recipe for sure. Even Ryan loved it and said he would eat the salad just on it's own. I can see the mango, avocado, black bean salsa being great on chicken or in tacos, too.
To make the salad all I did was cut one avocado into cubes, dice up a mango, chop about half of a small red onion and throw it in a bowl with the juice of one lime and some salt and pepper.
Any tips or tricks for staying full? I've already got 2 days down! Good luck!