So you know I workout sometimes, but I bet you didn't know that I eat like crud most of the time. That's the sad truth. I finish working out, and I am so hungry. So I tell myself that I just burned however many calories and decide that means I can pretty much eat whatever doesn't eat me.
Sometimes it's good food or Subway or something healthy, and sometimes it's a quesadilla and chips and salsa or a juicy burger and fried sweet potato fries. And most of the time I don't even think twice about what I eat because of how many calories I burn on a weekly basis. I mean I don't gain weight, but I also haven't really been losing weight. And with a wedding coming up in 4 months and 2 days (approximately) I've gotta get moving and shaking in the diet world.
My decision for this week, since I'm on spring break, was to incorporate more superfoods into my diet, to cut out all meats but fish, and to not eat processed foods. Of course, all of that in addition to eating more in moderation and also with more awareness of calories.
It took a ton of planning, but here is my dinner menu for the week.
I changed a few things from the recipe in that I left out corn. If you aren't aware, your body literally does nothing with corn. I leave it out of ingredients because of it's lack of nutritional value. I also left out the sunflower seeds, because I forgot to buy them.
And these things were delicious I tell you. Tim liked them, and we ate them for lunch today too. They took a bit of time to make, but they were worth it.
Tonight we had Strawberry, Avocado, and Goat Cheese Spinach Salad with Chia Seeds.
I used this recipe for the dressing and as a guide, but I added the goat cheese and chia seeds. It was a little dressing heavy, but it was delicious; the chia made it so filling too.
And that's my meal plan this week. My plan for now is to check the scale at the end of the week and see if I notice a difference without the meat. I'm looking at a few other ideas as well and I'll update you as I go. I really want to lose at least 15-20 pounds before the wedding along with getting more toned, but I need to kick my butt into gear!
And I must say that the blog world really has inspired me to try this. I got a lot of these recipes from Sam'spinboard, but there are severalgirls that are vegetarian and keep things exciting.
Any favorite superfood recipes or vegetarian/pescetarian recipes?