The Clean Slate Day 17

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2014/01/24 by nikkiledford

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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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Carnitas Bowls for everybody! And by everybody, I mean all my super special clients who will be eating well this week 🌶 Mango Chili Lime Chicken Salad 🥑🍋🌶🥒
This was SO EASY to throw together.
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The MVPs
1. Chili lime seasoning from Trader Joe's 
2. Mango Salsa from Costco (I blame @girlsgonewodpodcast for this discovery).
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Marinate the chicken thighs in lemon/lime juice and chili seasoning before putting on the grill.
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Chop up cucumber and shred some cabbage.
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Mix together chopped grilled chicken, salsa, cuke, cabbage, and too with some avocado. ☀️🥗☀️🥗☀️ Geoff has decided to try the keto diet which means more toast for me 😏 Doin' it.
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Had a bit of a meltdown last night and realized I need more life in my life.
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Social media is awesome. I love sharing photos of healthy food, fun times, and my awesome family @theledfordcrew; but nothing replaces time with them, giving life and work my full attention, and cultivating my in-person relationships.
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For Mother's Day, I'm giving myself the gift of presence and I'm going to do it for the whole month.
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Be back later!
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