It’s March, people! Do you know what that means? The holidays are over. You’ve made (and probably already broken) your resolutions. The “new year new me” excitement has probably faded a bit and you’ve realized that summer is a mere 3-ish months away. Are you panicking? I might be, a little. For the first time in my adult life I’m going to be spending Memorial Day Weekend “down the shore” for a girls’ weekend, and I now own FOUR bikinis. *begin panic mode* I’ve been eating at maintenance level since the beginning of the new year, and the experiment has gone okay, but I’m ready to shed a few pounds before summer. Just a few. Enter A Measured Life’s MOSTLY CLEAN 4-Week Meal Plan!
I’ve mentioned in the past that I was working on a meal plan to share and it’s finally ready to go! This will be what I’m eating for the entire 28 days of the plan. Each day will be about 1600 calories, and I will be supplementing mine with whey protein to compensate for the large amount of strength training I do.
For the duration of the meal plan, I will be posting my weekly menus on THURSDAYS along with links to recipes and a full grocery list in case you want to follow along. Now this meal plan is “mostly clean”, meaning I’ve really reduced the amount of processed foods within reason. I won’t be eliminating dairy from my diet completely, and I’ll be keeping my morning coffee routine of cashew milk and aspartame. I’m leaving your morning coffee routine entirely up to you: you are responsible to track any additional calories you may consume from sweetened or creamified beverages.
Also, this meal plan is around 1600 calories per day: this may be too much for some people who are far less active than I am. I DO NOT GUARANTEE ANY WEIGHT LOSS ON THIS MEAL PLAN. I made it for ME and I’m sharing it with you for FREE. I am not a registered dietician, I’m simply a woman who cooked herself thin and lost 100+ lbs, so it’s all experiential evidence. Fair warning. Ultimately, each one of us is responsible for what we put into our bodies, what we expend with exercise and have only ourselves to blame for the results of our efforts. However, if you like my meal plans, please feel free to donate a few bucks to help support AML so I can fund the AML Cookbook. There are many ways to do so on my support page!
For my own accountability, I’m going to be taking notes about how I’m feeling and I’m going to TRY to take a daily photo of my belly to see if I can see changes. Whether or not I share them here I’ve not yet decided, but I will share my notes for sure.
Here’s week one!
You can access the recipes and the shopping list HERE. (Please let me know if I need to tweak anything.)
Let me know what you think, please!
4 thoughts on “The 4-Week Measured Mostly Clean Meal Plan – Week One”
Wow! This was a lot of work. Great job and good luck! 🙂
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thanks, Nikki! It IS a lot of work. *phew*
Wow!! This looks really good Andrea! I had to look at your Carrot Cake Breakfast cookie recipe. THAT looks so good!! I am fully into my routine of yogurt, 1/2 cup blueberries, and 1/2 cup of Grape-Nuts right now (need fiber!), but I have my eye on those cookies!! Thank you so much for sharing!!
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Thanks, Karen! I tweaked someone else’s recipe to make the ingredients easier to get/cheaper but I’m excited to make them too!