Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Civic Duty

Yes, I did it. You should be so proud. Last time, I didn't vote and look what happened.

And right here and now I am announcing to you that I am back on the Clean Eating Wagon. My taste buds will be happy to wake up after their summer hiatus. Yes, I dabbled in processed foods worship and in the middle of beach season, even (I know!).

I am determined to get some jiggle out of my wiggle. The site has a handy dandy body fat calculator so you can get an idea of your starting point (I fall in the average range and woul like to attain a Fitness level by Christmas). I will be making and reviewing one to two recipes per week and giving you the family's feedback on whether it earns a thumbs up or down. Because I'm sure you will be dying to know if something so good for you could possibly taste good, too. And basically will your kids want to eat it? Am I right, or am I right?

My kids have super finicky palates and chances are if they'll eat it your kids will too.


Emma J said...

I'm ready to try your method - 14 pounds - wow! How shoudl I start?

Mrs. Organic said...

Emma J - Eat the way you already do (close to the source) only eat more. I know it sounds crazy, but it works. Try to eat a protein, a carb and a fiber 5 times a day. And weight train. Muscle burns more calories.

M-Cat said...

I am excited for some clean eating recipes. I'll pass those on to Splenda and have him get right on them!

Emma J said...

Thanks Mrs. O - protein 5 times a day? What kind of portions are we talking here?

Mrs. Organic said...

Oops, make that 4 four ounce servings in a day (about what sits in our palm)
Some ideas (very basic)
Breakfast -
Protein (2 eggs)
Grain (1 c. oatmeal)
Fruit (1 c. berries)
Protein shake (scoop of whey protein mixed with water and fresh fruit)
4 ozs protein (baked chicken breast)
1 cup of a vegetable or 1 baked sweet potato
1/4 avocado or 1 cup chopped fresh veggies
Dinner 4 ounces of protein (sirloin steak)
1 cup Grain (brown rice)
Vegetable (1 c steamed broccoli)

Mrs. Organic said...

And use those seasonings to really let the food sing. I'm not sure I can help with any veggie protein sources (I am not a huge fan of soy and the hormone issues it can create), but if you know of any fabulous recipes let me know.