The Clean Slate Day 17

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2014/01/24 by nikkiledford


I think Day 17 was the most low carb day I’ve had in a while. I’m talking like 40 grams of carbs. Pretty low. But I certainly made up for the carbs with FAT! Don’t be scared of fat, it’s amazing. People ask me all the time how I have such beautiful skin. The secret?

1. Avoid Dairy. (and gluten!)

2. FAT. I rub fat on my face. I consume fat regularly. Avocado, coconut, olive oil, brisket, bacon, etc… Try and make sure the majority of your fat comes in quality forms. Pure olive oil and coconut oils should not blended with water or other industrial oils nor should they be heated/refined. Animal fats should be organic, pastured if possible. It’s not always possible. Don’t get too stressed about it. which brings me to my last skin health tip…

3. Stress will also make your skin look bad.

Speaking of fat, I had the most delicious meal last night. We live right near a great upscale mexican restaurant and they have RIDICULOUS carnitas. I always order them sans beans/rice/tortilla and sub extra fajita veggies and guacamole. They are magically delicious. I love pork carnitas!

Clean Eats

Breakfast: 1/2 avocado with 2 scrambled eggs

Lunch: Brisket with a Ginger Kombucha

Snack: raw coconut bites (shredded coconut, cacao, and coconut oil) something like this.

Dinner: Pork Carnitas with guacamole, salsa, and sautéed veggies at South of Nick’s.

Other beverages: decaf almond milk latte, water


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PUMPKIN FIG OATS //Caught some morning light on my morning bowl of goodness. I made this last week and it was so good (and loved by my child) that I made another batch! I don't know if it's the figs or golden raisins, the coconut milk or the collagen, or maybe it's the banana and the pumpkin that make this bowl of oats absolutely satisfying for a day of leading, teaching, cooking, sweating, loving, and seeking. 
#sometimesibreakfast #sometimesidont #glutenfreeoats #notpaleo #dairyfreeoats INGREDIENTS // one of my favorite activities is going out for coffee. For me, the sights, sounds, and smells of a coffee shop signal rest and I enter into a state of slowing down, more observing and less doing. Lately, I haven't been out to coffee too often because 1. It's expensive and 2. I don't tolerate dairy and I'm not much of a black coffee drinker so at most shops I'm limited to their dairy-free options. While it's nice to have nut milks available, I have discovered that all the other ingredients in these alternative drinks do NOT do my body any good. 
A solution to would be to bring my own homemade milk, but I don't always have some ready or I forget to put a bit in a small container (which then gives me the fun task of toting around a dirty jar in my car all day). These smaller bottles of almond milk are perfect for adding to my coffee when I'm out as most dairy-free milks come in huge cartons and are inconvenient for a coffee outing.  @popandbottle only uses basic, real food ingredients for their almond milk. They even sweeten it with a bit of date! 
I like to think that I always have a choice about what I put in my body. Sometimes I'll have to settle for black coffee, but if I plan a bit, I can still enjoy my coffee outings without ultimately compromising on what is best for me in the long run. SNACKS // kept it really simple today during meal prep. This is a tasty bowl of yams, banana, almond butter, and coconut flakes. FAST FOOD// Roasted all these veggies last night for a tasty quick lunch. Added a new find from Whole Foods. @goodlovinfoods lemon garlic dip. If you like bitchen sauce, you'll like this (!! bonus, they don't use any soy ingredients either !!)

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