Today is Day 3 of Lean in 13! I feel great, this program is quite different from The 24 Day Challenge, its a super challenge of will power and strength. If you know me, you know I love my carbs. Lean in 13 is a zig zag pattern of eating meant to really give your fat a good swift kick in the pants to get on and get going out of your body. Days 1-3, 5-7,9-11 and 13 are protein and veggie based, As a vegetarian that means I have and will be eating a lot of eggs and tofu...thankfully I adore both of these, but non veggiesaurus types can enjoy lean meats as well! Everyday features a meal replacement shake and muscle gain protein snack in the afternoon as well. Days 4,8 and 12 you get to add in some carbs! woot! I did some research and the *best* nut snack was almonds, best veggie, asparagus and best fruit to add grapefruit. Score! I LOVE ALL OF THOSE! I picked up some organic firm tofu to cube and bake / stir fry, some organic local eggs and yummy veggies. I chose MNS Max E this go around for my super nutrition boost, stuck with my catalyst ( loooove catalyst) Added in Thermoplus to burn some extra calories and nighttime recovery since I plan on doing some serious workouts. Here is a sampling.
Not gonna lie, I was a little worried going into this...I really love fruit so I knew Days 1-3 would be hard, but once I got into a pattern it wasn't so bad. I was also worried I wouldn't be eating enough calories so I continued track on spark people and found I was still hitting a 1200 cal minimum and staying with range for protein, carb and fat. With the addition of MNS I knew I was getting all the nutrients I need, so that really eased my mind!
I'm really hoping to rock out Lean in 13. I will keep you updated. I absolutely cannot wait to eat a grapefruit tomorrow!! Wish me luck and Keep on Keeping on!