Saturday, January 30, 2016

Day 21: January 31st, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS! You have made it to Day...

T W E N T Y  O N E

Day 21 Agenda: 
1. Intermittent fast. When you wake up do not eat for as long as possible until you are hungry. If you have been faithful to this challenge, you will be able to fast longer than your first time or, at the least, longer than before the challenge.

2. Take your after picture to compare with your before picture! I'm taking mine tomorrow morning and will share with you all.

                 My BEFORE & AFTER picture May 2013      
              
 Day 1    //     Day 21

                    Day 1  //  Day 21 //  Day ~60

 3. Compare your notes from DAY 1 to DAY 21.

 4. Complete your entry for the grand PRIZE! This prize is full of all of my favorite things: primal snacks, primal treats, ceciliawong skincare products, etc. to help you continue this lifestyle! 

To complete your entry for the prize you must: 
  • have completed the 21-day challenge
  • send in a primal recipe and picture to share
  • take a before and after picture
  • send me an email telling me all about your results/primal journey {beprimalblog@gmail.com} ... I would also LOVE to see your before/after picture and, if you are willing, I will share this picture to inspire others {I can crop pic and/or leave your name anonymous}
  • I will then randomly select a winner next week, so complete your entry and cross your fingers :) 
Meal Ideas/Recipes:

Breakfast- green strawberry banana smoothie 
Ingredients:

  • big handful of spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • big handful of frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup full fat unsweetened coconut milk
  • handful of ice
  • 1/3 cup of water
Blend up and serve!

Lunch- fried zucchini squash with dill dip
{pic and recipe from paleonewbie.com}
Find this recipe HERE

Dinner- super easy spaghetti squash
{pic and recipe from iwashyoudry.com}
Recipe HERE!
Dessert- paleo chocolate chip cookies
Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond flour {Red Mill brand can be found in any store}
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 6 Tbs melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp raw vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks {I used 85% due to no added sugar}
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries {optional}
Set oven to 350 degrees. Place parchment paper on baking sheet.
Mix dry ingredients well with whisk except for chocolate, coconut flakes and cranberries. Mix wet ingredients together well. Combine wet ingredients with dry and combine. Fold in shredded coconut flakes, dark chocolate chunks and cranberries until combined. Use a cookie scooper {or 1-2 Tbsp} to scoop out cookie dough and place on baking sheet about 1-2 inches apart from each other. Cookies will hold form well. Bake about 12min until golden. Remove from oven and place cookies on cooling rack to let cool completely. Enjoy!

Jot down some notes!
-total hours fasted?
-how did you increase your daily movement?
-relaxation techniques tried?
-energy level {POOR, AVERAGE, GREAT}?
-satisfaction level with meals?
-hunger level between meals?
-struggles?
-benefits?

Here are the results I get from living primally:
  • flat stomach/no bloating
  • lost inches around my waist, knees and thighs
  • clear skin
  • alert mind/awake/focused/no sluggishness between meals
  • ZERO stomach pains/constipation
  • ENERGY ALL DAY LONG
  • no cravings
  • can go without food for a long time/no hunger pains between meals