For the record, chocolate meal replacement shakes are a zillion times better than fiber. Just saying.
Yesterday was the last day of the Cleanse Phase. I was happy with my results and decided to celebrate. I gained 3 pounds!!! So annoying. But also such a reminder as to how this all works. I have to be diligent if I want to meet my goals.
I am excited about the first day of the Max Phase! It is nice to change things up a bit in the morning. I do love my eggs for breakfast, but chocolate is also amazing! I have never been a big fan of weight loss shakes. They usually wreck my stomach, keep me full for about an hour and I’ve never had any results. Needless to say, I’m a bit skeptical. Especially on mornings I have Crossfit. And today the workout was Death by Front Squat. Much to my surprise, the shake lasted me until lunch! I even skipped the morning snack with a big workout in my day! Day One of shakes is a success!
For lunch I had a cobb salad. I did include bleu cheese and I regret it. Not because it was bad, no it was delicious. I regret it because it wrecked my stomach and I didn’t need it. The salad would have been great without it. Again, a lesson learned. Sometimes I worry about restrictions but it really isn’t that bad!
Afternoon snack was a handful of almonds.
Dinner was so good! Baked chicken tenders over spaghetti squash and sauce. This is a keeper, it is really easy during the week. I originally found this recipe for pan fried Paleo chicken tenders at Tastes of Lizzy T’s. The first time I made these I followed the recipe exactly. Delish! But I’m not very good at pan frying. This time, I wanted to try baking them to make it a little less involved. I dredged the chicken in eggs and almond flour with spices and put them on a cookie sheet to bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes. They turned out great! I’m so happy I found this recipe!