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Day 8!

WEDNESDAY!
Hump Day!
Hero WOD!
Good food day!

Thought I’d give you some help and resources and proven templates for Meal Plans.  

If you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s the key to this whole “Healthy Lifestyle”.   Yea, they’re important, they’re imperative, actually!

But they sounds so…industrial…like from a school cafeteria!
IMG_7741Sounds like work – like actually having to put a pen to paper – work.  And it is, so suck it up and be successful.  Or, as Ed would say:  “be that fly that beats your head against the glass window pain over and over and over again…until you die”.  You get nowhere doing the same thing that just didn’t really work, right?  Or think of it like CrossFit compared to what you used to do – what you used to do was “so-so” for fitness, but now…WOWZA!  You get up at 4:30am  just to check the blog, and then stress all day about the WOD, but when it’s done and over – SWEET!  Feel amazing, accomplished and the results come quickly. 

Well, it’s the same thing about planning your diet out.  And the more you do it, the longer you do it, the easier and more effortless it becomes (maybe even fun!).  So like everyone in life, stop waiting for someone to take control of one of the primal points in your life and let’s get this down!  Know what you have on hand.  Make a plan for the entire week – breakfast, lunch, dinner and “shoot, I’m starving…need a snack” snacks.  Write it up, shop it, prep and pre-cook it, label it, freeze some and refrigerate some – but do it.   No excuses….and if you don’t do it, then you can’t complain that your diet’s off right?

The biggest obstacle in this other than time?  Ideas.  Creativity.  Boredom.  I’ve been there…soooo sick of tuna from a can or chicken breasts – but they’re easy, so we do it.

Well, here are a few places you can go for ideas, just think about how to recycle one meal into the next – for example:  roasted chicken breasts in tomato and basil sauce on Monday, turns into a Frittata topped with the chicken/tomato/basil for breakfast and left overs of that chicken breast torn up over a salad for lunch.  Think about s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g that meal out!

Cooking magazines

You don’t have to look for Paleo-ish websites, blogs and cookbooks for ideas.  Yep, your good old Martha Stewart, Cooks Illustrated, Cooking, Food and Wine, Gourmet, etc. ….all have recipe that are naturally and originally healthy.

Search for meal plans

Paleo Table has good ones – I think they just published #30 (CLICK HERE TO GO THERE) It’s complete with shopping lists!  Use a little creativity and you’ll be able to stretch these five dinners into breakfasts and/or lunches, and you’re done. Looks tasty! My favorite is Meal Plan 30!

Paleo Diet Lifestyle has a 14 DAY PALEO MEAL PLAN.  Very simple, but when you’re out of ideas, let someone else think for you!

Paleo Plan.  Although this is a subscription service, they offer a SAMPLE PLAN with linked recipes.  Pretty nice!

NOW…before y’all freak because the title of some of these is “Paleo” and I don’t like to use that controversial term anymore…
chill out…
everything is modifiable.
Just like your WODs!

 

Convert your favorite recipes.  It’s really not that hard!  For example, Ed’s favorite breakfasts:  pancakes (can seriously make some great Paleo pancakes thanks to coconut and almond meals!), and “eggs, rice and platanos”.  The man loves meatballs and pasta…again, meatballs with a hearty bolognese sauce poured over spaghetti squash with a little feather-shaved parmesan cheese (not paleo, but using a tiny bit goes a long way!) with a side of fresh romaine, sliced tomatoes, topped with basil, pepper and balsamic vinegar.  Perfect Italian dinner!  It’s not that hard – look at it as a challenge versus an obstacle!

 

  

 

 

 

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