I ate Clean Keto for the whole month of January. So what happened?
Hi friends. If you have been following along with my journey, you know that in the month of January, I decided to do a Clean Keto Challenge.
What is Clean Keto you may ask? Well, I wrote an entire post about it HERE, but here are the basics:
Clean Keto Eating
- Focusing on whole, real food
- Eliminating cows milk products
- Avoiding all sweeteners
- Eliminating processed foods
- Not eating anything with artificial ingredients
- Choosing organic, grass-fed, pasture raised, wild caught and non-GMO foods as much as possible
- Not drinking alcohol
At this point, you might be wondering; what do you eat then?
Trust me, I thought the same thing when I first heard about Clean Keto, but if you keep reading, I will show you exactly what I ate.
So, why did I decide to do this Clean Keto challenge?
Glad you asked.
I did it for a few reasons. First off, I noticed that I had put on about 10 lbs over the holidays, even though I stayed Keto throughout them.
Last year was the first year ever that I didn’t binge on Holiday food.
It concerned to me because I was technically in “Ketosis.” I measure my ketones with a Keto Mojo, and my blood levels were always around 1-1.5 mmol/L (0.5mmol/L and up is Ketosis)
Secondly, I noticed I was feeling bloated all the time. I would wake up bloated, my rings would be tight, and my face was swollen. Often my stomach would look bloated too, all while eating “Keto” foods.
Thirdly, I was starting to lack the energy and mental clarity I always had while in Ketosis.
All of those reasons led me to believe that there was something in my diet that was causing this.
I decided to eliminate all of the inflammatory foods I was eating to see if that would make a difference.
Well, did it?
YES!!! It made a 15 lb difference to be exact.
I couldn’t believe it. Putting the weight aside, I noticed a lot of other changes during my Clean Keto Challenge:
- All of my inflammation went away. When I woke up in the morning, my rings weren’t tight, and my face wasn’t swollen
- My stomach looked and felt flat the whole time. Now, mind you, I had two babies, so I don’t have washboard abs, but during Clean Keto, my stomach looked and felt so flat
- I started having so much more energy than I used to. The increased energy was immense for me because I have a one-year-old who still gets up at night sometimes, so I don’t get as much sleep as my body needs.
- Overall, I felt better, my moods were more stable, and I was less anxious
- My hair started to get thicker. I am not kidding you, my hair has gotten so thin since after having my second baby but I noticed after this challenge that it stopped falling out as much
So, WOW!! I was impressed.
During this Clean Keto Challenge, I was recording everything I was eating, saving the recipes to My Fitness Pal so I can track my macros and I got an idea; if this worked so well for me, can it work for other people?
I started writing down all of my meals, taking pictures of them and making a meal plan.
At first, I figured I would share my meals and show people what I ate, but then I thought, why not turn the whole month into a Clean Keto Reset and provide menus, shopping lists, recipes, macros, and nutritional support to anyone who wants to try this challenge for themselves?
I was working on this meal plan throughout the whole month of January and February, and I am happy to say that it is finally completed and available to you.
However, before I go into the details of it, let me go over each week and show you exactly what I ate so you can get an idea of what eating Clean Keto is and precisely what you will be eating in this meal plan.
My focus during this Clean Keto Challenge was not so much on hitting the “exact” Keto macros. However, it was to eliminate all inflammatory foods, keep carbs within 20g Net per day and to r
Before we start, I want to mention that this plan is a “meal prep” based plan.
I didn’t want to cook every single day so to make it easier on myself and to save money I ate the same meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the same meals for Tuesday and Thursday.
Each day has 3 meals plus a snack.
Let’s get into what I ate, shall we?
Side note: Don’t look at these photos and get overwhelmed on how “pretty” they may look and think that you can’t make them.
I had to make them look pretty so they sound appealing to you. However, most meals take 30-40 min to prep, and they use common ingredients you can find in most grocery stores.
Classic Eggs and Bacon with Avocado
Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps
Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner
Blackberries and “Cream” with Coconut Flakes
Macros for the day: 1480 Calories, 12g Net Carbs, 82g Protein, 120 G Fat
Pork Radish Hash
Italian Sausage in a Red Sauce with Garlic Lemon Roasted Broccoli
Spicy Shrimp with Sautéed Kale with Cauliflower Mash
Flackers with Prosciutto
Macros for the day: 1645 Calories, 27g Net Carbs, 107g Protein, 120g Fat.
Flax Pancakes with Strawberries and “Cream“
Tuna Salad Boats with Grape Tomatoes
Creamy Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Chocolate Topped Raspberries Stuffed Hazelnuts (say that 5x fast)
Macros for the day: 1400 Calories, 16g Net Carbs, 79g Protein, 119g Fat.
Sausage, Egg & Avocado Muffin
Eggroll in a bowl
Steak with Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
Celery with Almond Butter
Macros for the day: 1783 Calories, 21g Net Carbs, 104g Protein, 140g Fat.
Veggie Feta Egg Muffins
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Slow Cooker Cuban Pork with Lime Cauliflower Rice
Pork Rinds and Guacamole
Macros for the day: 1193 Calories, 22g Net carbs, 96g Protein, 78g Fat
Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
Pork Belly Avocado Burger
Salmon with Garlic “Cream” Sauce
Crispy Green Beans
Clean Deviled Eggs
Macros for the day: 1356 Calories, 22g Net Carbs, 96g Protein, 78g Fat
Very Berry Smoothie Bowl
Zoodles with Turkey Bolognese
Flank Steak with Balsamic Mushrooms
Roasted Lemon Asparagus
Fresh Strawberry Mousse
Macros for the day: 1114 Calories, 24g Net Carbs, 79g Protein, 74g Fat
Chia Seed Pudding
Taco Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce
Creamy Tuscan Chicken over Noodles
Macros for the day: 1438 Calories, 19g Net Carbs, 74g Protein, 112g Fat.
Ok, are you drooling yet???
Here is the thing; I am a foodie. I need to enjoy the food I am eating, and I like variety.
On the other hand, I am busy just like you, and I don’t want to spend all day, every day in the kitchen. That is why the Clean Keto Reset is the best of both worlds. You get to enjoy delicious food without slaving in the kitchen all week.
Now that you know EXACTLY what you will be eating on this plan let me go over some of the details of Clean Keto Reset.
I provide four work weeks worth of meals (Monday-Friday). Each week has a menu, shopping list with the exact quantities of the food you need and recipes.
Each recipe contains easy to follow instructions, all Macronutrient information, and notes on tips and tricks about the said recipe.
I also tell you what meals you should or can make ahead to save you time.
If you don’t like a specific food item or can’t consume it for whatever reason, I provide a complete Clean Keto approved food list. You can substitute whatever you want with any food on that list.
On top of that, you will have access to my Private Facebook Group where I will support you along this journey, answer any questions and guide you through the reset.
Let’s do this!!! Are you with me?
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