Happy New Year!!!!
Today is the first day of a brand new Chapter in your life! Take this day to reflect and write down all of your goals, and then break those goals down into monthly attainable goals. You should also be taking time to do your weekly grocery run if you plan on joining me in the #GGHDetox13 I will be starting full force tomorrow morning. I also wanted to take a quick minute to do a little carb education for those of you who will be following along with my low carb 7 day plan. For the next 7 days, Wednesday 1/2/13- 1/9/13 we will be focusing on counting carbs rather than calories, and we will be focusing on Net Carbs which are the carbs that directly impact blood sugar. We will be eating 20 grams of Net Carbs per day, Net Carbs are the total grams of carbs MINUS the grams of fiber in the food.
Here’s an example:
There are 27 grams of carbs per serving in this particular food, there are 4 grams of fiber…. 27-4=23 This food has 23 net carbs which would be OVER our entire daily allowance! Reading labels will be soooooooo important as will food choices. This will be a great way to truly clean up your eating and make you more aware of what is in the food you’re purchasing.
I have listed a few meals below to get you going and I will be posting quick look recipes via Facebook so be sure to Follow me there!
2 eggs, 1/2 avocado sliced, 1/2 tomato diced-scramble together for a total of 5.5 net carbs
2 eggs, 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, 2 large tomato slices, 2 artichoke hearts- yummy power bowl for 6 net carbs
4 oz grilled chicken, 2 cups of arugula, 5 cherry tomatoes, drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of Mrs.Dash- 4 net carbs
1 can of tuna drained, 2 cups of romaine, 3 artichoke hearts, 1/2 of avocado sliced, drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of Mrs.Dash- 5.5 net carbs
2-4oz grilled flank steak, 6 stalks of asparagus, 1 cup mixed greens topped with 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts and 10 black olives drizzled with olive oil- 6 net carbs
4oz grilled chicken, 1 cup baby spinach, 3 artichoke hearts, 1/4 cup scallions, drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of Mrs. Dash- 5.5 net carbs
5 cherry tomatoes and 1 slice of Monterey Jack cheese- 2.5 net carbs
1/2 cup sliced green bell pepper 2 tablespoons Wishbone Chunky Bleu Cheese dressing- 3.5 net carbs
So as you can see we are really toning down our portions and beefing up the veggies and proteins, you are going to feel so great after 7 days that I can bet you will want to keep going!!
Looking forward to jump starting a Healthy 2013 with all of you!!
Healthy Wishes, T