It feels like forever since I created a recipe for this blog, my baby.
Life has changed so drastically in the past six months that the landscape is like Mars. Nothing remains the same except for the kids, but they grow and change daily as well, so I guess they’re out too. My workouts are different, my marriage is different, we got a second dog, the garden is in and organized, my parents are back to visit from Mexico, so much change. But the biggest change of all was to my diet.
No longer could I look at food and see recipes as I did before. After two years of hardcore fitness and not seeing the results I wanted, I was at the end of my rope. I decided to do the drastic. I decided to cut out all the things I knew I shouldn’t be eating anyway. No more white bread (sourdough!), no more booze (the beer! the cocktails!), no more sugar (the candy!) and no more dairy (Greek yogurt!). I tried this for four weeks with some pretty good results. Then I changed my macronutrient profile to a 20/40/40 split. Which means I started tracking (using My NetProDiary for iPhone) all the macronutrients I consumed in a day. 20% fat, 40% carbohydrates and 40% protein.
Those last five pounds literally fell off my body.
And I’ve been sticking to it ever since. As you can see from the picture above there’s not much of a recipe to a clean eating diet. I grilled up some pork chops (brined first) and roasted some sweet potatoes and asparagus. I served it with a quarter of an avocado for a little healthy fat.
And I love it. I love eating every three hours. I love that I know what is going into my body with no question of ingredients and I love the way I look and feel
My next post will be more fitness based, and I think from now on I will be writing a lot more about clean eating, health and fitness. I want you all to journey with me in this exciting new world of mine. We’ve already run our first 10K, joined a local Bikram yoga studio and are almost finished our first round of P90X (photos to come!)
So come along for the ride of your lives and maybe I can try to teach you a thing or two along the way.
Thanks for being there with me through these past three years. I appreciate each and every one of you. Keep the comments, emails, tweets and Facebook posts coming!