Clean eating grocery list
Ahhh Cinco de Mayo... margaritas, chips and salsa, enchiladas...yum! Despite how amazing all of this tastes, drinking and high sodium foods will wreak havoc on your ability to get in shape. If you want to be ready for summer, one day of eating like this will set you back at least a week. You won't gain 5 pounds overnight, but I promise you the scale will go up due to water retention. Not only will this be discouraging, but your stomach will blow up like the pillsbury doughboy and you'll spend the rest of your week trying to get back to where you were before celebrating cinco de drinko.
Is it worth it? If it is by all means party on, but if you're finding an excuse every other week to over indulge you will not reach your fitness goals. Pick your parties wisely and don't wake up with regret from weekly happy hours.
Diet success or failure is highly dependent upon proper planning. You can spend hours in the gym but with a poor diet you'll never see the progress you crave. One cheat meal (not day) per week won't derail you, as long as you stick to a plan the rest of the time. Bottom line - eat clean to see results.
Here's my weekly go to list of healthy foods...
- Almond milk (unsweetened)
- Ground turkey (lean)
- Shrimp or tilapia
- Green beans
- Wheat tortilla (around 100 cal) or brown rice
Supplements: preworkout, postworkout (recovery), protein shake, fish oil, multivitamin, CLA, and fat burner
Water: 1 gallon per day
My cheats: Glass of Chardonnay or Cafe Mocha
Clearly, I prefer to drink my calories.