ME ON MONDAY (PREPPING). 9 Jul 2013
July is just flying by, isn't it? I've really been enjoying my summer (and my food)! On Friday I'm headed out to LA so this week I'm motivated and devoted to me. I have no issues admiting that staying lean does not come easy for me. For me, it's all about willpower and a little time. About seven days before I have to be on camera, I always go into serious prep mode. I pay extra attention to my diet so that I look and feel my absolute best.
Choosing the right foods can really fuel short-term weight loss. For seven days, I strip my diet of all things unhealthy (except for dark chocolate and our Lithe Foods Fruit & Nut bar) and eat really, really clean. My coffee is black, my water has lemon, smoothies are green, heavy on the cold-pressed juice, a lot of sauteed dark leafy greens and lean protein (fish).
This week, I began with Lithe's three day Detox. It's always easier when you have a buddy on board with you and I can usually count Jordan in for a day, maybe two if I'm lucky. Monday he was on board. I know that I've waxed poetic about his scallops before, but on Monday night he made the most incredible dish for us. He seared scallops (above) and then made a tomato, onion, garlic and rosemary saute. It's so simple, fresh and clean; I think that I may make this recipe my Monday ritual for the rest of the summer. What about you guys? Have you been enjoying summer a little too much? Do you do anything on Sunday or Monday to re-set yourself for the week? Do your significant others ever join you in prepping, or are you always flying solo?
Image of Lauren via Jordan