Jan 2nd 28 DAYS Clean Eating Challenge
I am thrilled that so many people have registered an interested in completing this challenge with me during our Facebook event in the New Year!
Eating real food for a full month is difficult, especially if you are heavily reliant on processed, convenient foods. However the challenge is designed to help you to get used to preparing food in advance on one day of the week, so that it is easier to stay ‘on the wagon’ every day. As long as you are motivated, plan well and do your food preparation, you will find that you always have plenty of good food to eat and you shouldn’t be hungry.
I promise you that at the end of the 28 days you are going to feel amazing, you will have lost weight, your skin will be glowing and your head will be clear. I have completed this challenge 5 times and it has never, ever disappointed me.
The only way to eat a completely clean diet for any length of time is by preparation and planning. I have created 3 meal plans for you to choose from, if you wish to do so.
Economy – This 28 day meal plan has been designed to allow you to eat clean for the smallest amount of money possible. It uses economy foods, tinned pulses and minimally processed carbohydrates to help bulk out meals while still providing you with a healthy balanced meal. Each week you make a budget soup for lunches, and we utilise leftovers regularly! If your budget allows, you can add to the meals by using fresh herbs, spices and other ‘clean’ unprocessed ingredients.
Weight Loss – This meal plan is still designed to be completed on a lean budget, however it swaps a lot of the minimally processed carbohydrates out for vegetable alternatives, such as courgette noodles. This plan also focuses more on fresh fish and lean meats, with fewer roasting joints. Although it is likely that you will lose weight on all of the available plans, this plan gives more guidance on weights and food volumes to help you if you struggle with portion sizes. If your budget allows, you can add to the meals by using fresh herbs, spices and other ‘clean’ unprocessed ingredients.
Premium – This meal plan is slightly more expensive than the previous two meal plans. This allows for more variety in the fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat ingredients used. Some of the most popular dishes from the website are also incorporated, such as my Crispy Chicken Nuggets, Chocolate & Coffee Chilli and the Big Breakfast Green Smoothie.
Each meal plan comes with a full, print-friendly shopping list for each week. I have been careful to only use ingredients that you can find in any supermarket. You don’t need to go to specialist health food shops, and you should be able to find the produce in any country. These lists contain everything you need for each week. As the meal plans contain snacks and main meals, you shouldn’t need to buy any additional food items.
Until next time…
Published by Sonia Nicholas
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