Food, Planning

The ONLY Secret to Having Defined Abs

February 17, 2014

Hey hey!

Holy cow! I have no clue how it’s already Monday! The weekend FLEW by!

Not a single day at the gym goes by that someone doesn’t ask me to do more ab exercises so that they can “get a 6 pack by summer” or whatever ab goal they have. Although I want to bonk them over head, I don’t. But hear me now, people: the only way to have noticeable, supermodel, bodybuilder abs is to shed the layer(s) of fat on top of all that steel. The only way to lose those layers of fat is to EAT CLEAN!

Reduce the sugar, cut back on the refined grains, cut out the processed junk, eat more vegetables, drink more water and less soda and alcohol…you know the drill.

Time is a big factor in the way that most of us eat (myself included) BUT you don’t want to undo all the work you put in at the gym once you get home. For me, prepping most of my meals is the only way I’m able to ensure that Mark and I are eating well in a time-efficient manner.

I was feeling all video-y this weekend, so I made one all about my weekly food prep. The video is about 15 minutes long but, on average, my food prep lasts 1 to  1 and 1/2 hours each Sunday afternoon. 

Here’s this week’s meal plan whack I prepped for:

Breakfasts: Egg/sausage frittata, homemade granola, green smoothies

Snacks: Dark chocolate chia pudding, celery & peanut butter, baked chicken thighs

Lunches: Leftover from dinner the night before, cubed chicken on top of tossed salad

Dinners:

Monday: Cabbage-Wrapped Tacos

Tuesday: Paleo Crockpot Meatballs over garlic sautéed kale

Wednesday: Mark out to dinner with friends, Amy: leftovers

Thursday: Paleo Chicken Nuggets (recipe from my Nom Nom Paleo cookbook), salad

Friday: Fresh fish, sliced tomato

Here are a couple of the things I use for my food prep:

 

US Wellness Meats (this is where I order all of my grass-fed meat!)

I bought my glass containers as a set at Costco but you can order them from Amazon or pick them up at Target, Wal-Mart, Bed, Bath & Beyond…

Iodine for washing produce: J. Crow’s Lugol’s Solution (2%)

food prep

I’m here for any and all feedback and/or questions you have…throw it at me!

Have a stupendous day!

xo

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