Welcome to the Day 3 rundown of my 24-day challenge!* I’m still in the cleanse phase and am already feeling some of the effects of my old junk-food habits slipping away. Woohoo!
Here are the facts from Day 3:
Breakfast: Hard-boiled egg and a banana
Lunch: Leftover turkey chili from Monday (Recipe found HERE) + a small bunch of grapes
Supper: I made BLTs for my husband and kids, so I put a clean twist on it and made a BLT salad for myself. Bacon isn’t technically a clean food, but I typically buy my bacon from Trader Joe’s, which means it doesn’t have any nitrates and has less sugar and sodium. It was a little “cheat treat” for me. I’ll share the official recipe in a future post, but the main ingredients were lettuce, tomato, hard-boiled egg, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and bacon bits (A little side tip: I love making my bacon using the oven method found HERE. It turns out crispy every time!)
Snacks: Apple slices with crunchy peanut butter on top; Veggies and hummus; Unsalted peanuts with raisins; Cherries
Tea of Choice: Teavana jade/citrus/mint-flavored green tea
Exercise: Zumba (My first time back since surgery. It was a challenge, but it felt good to be back!)
Energy Level: A little higher than yesterday. I felt tired in the morning (after another short night of sleep), but the Spark drink helped get rid of the groggy feeling. I also didn’t hit a major energy dip in the afternoon, which is a huge deal for me!
– As you might have noticed, unsalted peanuts and raisins have been a staple snack for me every day. I’m discovering that I need at least one grab-and-go snack handy for when I need a quick energy boost. This morning I took my kids to the park and could feel my blood sugar dropping, so having a bag of nuts and raisins in my purse was a lifesaver!
That’s it for Day 3. Thanks for following this journey with me! Hopefully you’re picking up some ideas and tips for your everyday life through this process. I’ll be back here tomorrow with more…
*My completion of Advocare’s 24-day challenge is not a personal endorsement of Advocare or any of its products. Advocare’s products may cause adverse health effects in some people and shouldn’t be entered without full understanding and consultation with a physician.