It is an exciting time here in the Fit Bee house hehe I am gearing up to begin marathon training officially back to running and I have decided to change some eating habits as well.
I have decided I will be 90% Paleo with my eating but still sticking to Weight Wacthers points plus. I know I like to keep things interesting and follow what works for my body. So basically I will still have this in the morning for breakfast with frozen berries or peaches:
When the bag is gone I may not buy another and test the waters 100% no whole grains, we shall see. For now I plan to keep having it in the mornings after my workout.
I got the book Paleo for Athletes and it has some great information. It makes sense after reading more and more about the science behind the nutrition. I will be sharing the switch with you all as much as I have time to! It is so busy around here with me training, working, and getting through some classes for school.
So my main focus with my eating habits will be: lean protein, vegetables, low sugar fruits, and nuts from time to time. So this weekend I went grocery shopping as I usually do and prepared more this week than I have been. I actually washed and bagged fruit and veggies. I actually weighed my chicken breast and wrote the points plus values on the ziplock baggies.
One major change will be my beloved coffee!!! My good friend and inspiration Donloree has been telling me give up artificial sweeteners give em up! Well I am listening to you my dear and was sad doing this:
Yes my coffee will be black! I am giving it a solid 2 weeks to sink in hehe as I do all tough habits I try to instill within myself ;) No more coconut creamer, no more artificial sweeteners! Hold me I am a bit scared LOL
SO my fridge looks ready to feed a small army:
And I have plenty of lean protein ready in the freezer (and some extra veggies just incase )
I made a dressing for my salads and sweet potato wedges as well! I will share the recipes this week I promise :) i boiled some eggs to have on hand for a mid morning snack! I chopped up strawberries, cantaloupe, and black berries for snacks.
I am getting mixed reactions about making these changes. I have gotten a few eye rolls from people I won't name LOL My argument is this: I have Celiac disease and I was dairy free for the past few months. In my mind going to the entire no more processed food and cutting out the last few "unnatural" items from my diet just seems par for the course. It is not like I am going from eating junk food to paleo over night. This is a transition I have been working on for the past 16 months. I already cook and prep every week, now I just have a bit different things. There will be no more soy yogurt, daiya cheese, pre made salad dressings, artificial sweeteners, sugar, and things of that nature. There will be plenty of whole some nutrition!
I want to run my first marathon in November and be in great physical shape. My theory is if you want to perform like a well conditioned athlete you must eat and train like one. I want my body to perform at its very best so I plan to nurture it with the very best food choices.
Do you prepare food ahead of time on the weekends to help keep you on track during the week?