I am sorry I am just getting to this week’s post now – I AM still sticking to the diet! This week for meals I made Arbonne’s Oven-Baked Chicken Fajitas. They taste AMAZING! On the diet plan I am able to have these in an Udi’s Gluten Free Wrap, or with Brown Rice. Both ways are delicious. (Image below) I also made a Gluten Free Pasta Salad! The Arbonne Recipe called for a dressing that did not really appeal to me, so I just kind of winged this one. I made a dressing out of lemon juice and olive oil with an array of seasonings (garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, italian seasoning, a little red pepper). I made some pulled chicken on the side to accompany my pasta salad. And lastly I made a Spaghetti Squash and had that with 90/10 Ground Grass Fed Beef and a healthier side pasta sauce and topped with seasonings.
One of the hardest things for me on the meal plan in week one, was I do not think the program had enough protein for my body type and what I am used to consuming. The first few days I was just really tired feeling as my body adapted to the changes of clean eating and no coffee every morning! On day four I decided to increase the protein in the plan while still sticking to the diet requirements. For example: One of the breakfast options is Gluten Free Oats, but there is only 6 grams of protein in these. I would either add a scoop of Arbonne’s Vanilla Protein, or have some egg whites and vegetables with my oatmeal.
The snack options on this program are amazing! I have had NO sweet cravings which for me (someone who eats cake and ice cream a few times a week, (my own healthier recipes of cake of course) is pretty surprising!) I have made the Arbonne Cupcakes several times in both Vanilla and Chocolate, I have also made the Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream Bars. And in a pinch of on the go, Arbonne’s Protein Bars are awesome! I had purchased a box of the Iced Lemon Flavor and I am down to one left 🙁 I have a box of the Lemon and a box of the Chocolate on my next order! A picture of the vanilla cupcakes which I topped with Sun Butter is below:
Ok, I guess that’s kind of my recap for week two! I am feeling good and proud of myself for sticking to this. Honestly this program is a great diet reset for anyone! Like I said, you can customize it as needed obviously, but it gives you all the tools and support to be successful! AND unlike a lot of other diet plans, this is something you can carry out into the future beyond the 30 days! It teaches you better eating habits and helps you to develop a better relationship with food.
Please feel free to message me if you’re interested in this program! SO many people have had remarkable success with the 30 Days of Healthy Living and Beyond. And you could too!