The Runner's Weight Loss Challenge is just days away and I’m super excited to have you all joining me. I’ve mentioned it before, but I will be here for you through the entire 14 days (June 9 – June 22). Please do not hesitate to post questions or comments on the Runner's Weight Loss Challenge event page or my main Facebook page. Your questions and comments will help everyone along the way.
During week 1 of the Runner's Weight Loss Challenge, we will slowly eliminate certain foods from our diet including artificial sweeteners, highly processed foods, wheat, sugar, red meat, dairy and alcohol. The second week of the program will focus on a 100% clean diet, free from all of the items eliminated during week 1.
As we prepare for week 1, I want to provide you with every recipe for the first 7 days. Below please find the meal plan and links to all accompanying recipes. Click here for a shopping list of all the items you’ll find in the meal plan. I hope this helps with your planning and shopping.
I know that most, if not all, of us are extremely busy. Remember that the plan can be made flexible. If you don’t enjoy a certain food or meal, don’t eat it just because it’s on the plan. Pick another meal that you’ll enjoy—just make sure that you’re not adding back one of the eliminated foods. For example, if you don’t like cranberry and quinoa salad, you can have the brown rice pasta salad again.
Also, if you know you are going to have a busy day and there is no way you will be able to make dinner, make a double helping of lunch and have it again for dinner or make a double helping of dinner from the night before and have it again. I love the three bean salad—it’s one of my favorite recipes on the program—so I’ll make extra and eat it two days in a row for lunch or I’ll replace one of the dinners with it. (Make it once – eat it twice is my motto).
The program needs to be something that works for you. The flexibility allowed in the program should make this an easy program to follow. Not to mention the recipes are incredible! :) But remember, the best results are achieved when the plan is followed exactly.
Week 1 Meal Plan