What I Ate Wednesday: 21 Day Fix EXTREME
Hi Foodie Friends!
Last Wednesday, I shared what my eats for a typical day on the 21 Day Fix EXTREME Countdown to Competition meal plan. For today, I’m sharing my eats for a normal 21 Day Fix EXTREME (no carb cycling) day. If you read my 21 Day Fix EXTREME introductory post, you can find a description of the different meal plans that are available. If you remember, I’m following the Countdown to Competition plan. This is the strictest of the strict and is the plan Autumn Calabrese (fitness model and trainer behind 21 Day Fix) sticks to when getting in tip-top shape for a fitness competition. Basically, two days are extremely low-carb high-protein and then one day is a regular 21 Day Fix EXTREME day, rotating two on and one off through the 21 days.
Monday marked one week for me participating in the program and guess what? I went from 126.1 to 121.7, my clothes are fitting better and I’m really finding my groove with the eating plan. I know I should have, but I didn’t measure myself. I just find that so difficult- “am I measuring the right spot, am I pulling too tight on the measuring tape”, but I can definitely tell just by the fit of my clothes that I’ve lost inches.
Now, let’s take a looksie at all of the delicious eats I’m enjoying!
As I mentioned in my last What I Ate Wednesday post, 1 serving of egg whites is 1.5 cups, so I like to divide these up throughout the day.
My first mini-meal of the day was a favorite for sure! I somewhat adapted this recipe from my Two Ingredient Pancakes; instead of banana, I used sweet potato and instead of two eggs, I used 1/2 cup egg whites. I’ve included the full recipe at the bottom of the post. Even if you’re not following this meal plan, it’s fabulous! Since yesterday was a regular 21 Day Fix day, I was able to incorporate 2 cups of fruit throughout the day. I topped my Sweet Potato Scramble with 1/2 cup mixed blueberries and diced peach.
Meal #2 happened right after my “upper fix” workout. The upper fix is one of my favorite workouts in the program. It moves super quick, so you’re never bored and I love working shoulders and back. For my post workout meal, I cooked up another 1/2 cup egg whites and scrambled them up with a very small handful of chopped fresh spinach leaves.
Meal #3 was a serving of fruit. I had an organic gala apple with 1 teaspoon cashew butter and 1 teaspoon NuttZo. The teaspoons of coconut oil that I mentioned in last Wednesday’s post, I replaced with the nut butter. I really enjoyed this snack- I didn’t even realize how much I was missing my apple/nut butter combo, but it sure was good. So good, in fact, I didn’t even take time to take a photo.
Meal #4 was meal #1 on repeat. It’s honestly a pretty large serving and since today I was able to have 2 servings of 1/2 cup of carbs, I went for it. It’s that good!
Meal #5 was another favorite that I’ve been enjoying daily, while following this program. It’s also something I plan to continue even after the program. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen me loving Shakeology. I admit, I really thought it was all hype before reading about it and trying it. Well, it’s absolutely delicious and SUPER nutritious! You can read more about Shakeology, here. Since I was at my fruit quota for the day I enjoyed a packet of vegan strawberry Shakeology with 1 cup water and 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, plus about a cup of ice because I like mine slushy. It’s so yummy, there’s really no need to add additional fruit or any other sweetener. This replaces a protein for the day, while on the meal plan.
For Meal #6, I pretty much saved up all of my veggie servings, a protein serving, my nut servings (I get two tablespoons raw nuts or seeds because it’s a regular “fix” day) and my avocado serving. And it was so worth it! This is a pan-fried cod over cucumber noodles that have been tossed in an avocado pesto- all 21 Day Fix EXTREME approved. I’ll be sharing the recipe very soon.
Meal #7 was dessert- ha! It’s actually quite delish and my sugar cravings are pretty much nonexistent. I needed one more protein serving before the end of the day, so I had ground turkey with southwest seasoning and mustard. Strange, but good!
And now for that super scrumptious sweet potato scramble recipe-
- ½ cup egg whites
- ½ cup mashed sweet potato*
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- sprinkle of Stevia optional
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil for drizzling (optional)**
Spray a skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. In a small bowl combine egg whites, mashed sweet potato, cinnamon, vanilla and Stevia.
Pour mixture into heated skillet. Allow scramble to set slightly and then use a flipper to scramble all ingredients together.
When scramble is of desired doneness, transfer to a small bowl or plate and, if desired, drizzle 1 teaspoon coconut oil over the top and serve with fresh fruit. Enjoy!
*I roast my sweet potatoes at 400 degrees F. for about an hour, depending on size.
**not calculated in nutritional value
21 Day Fix colored container breakdown- 1 yellow, slightly less than 1 red and I topped my scramble with 1/2 purple.
I’m linking up with Jenn from Peas and Crayons to bring you all of this goodness. Hop on over to her blog to check out more delicious eats from other bloggers!
What was your favorite meal yesterday? Have you ever tried Shakeology?
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