Here in Canada, we celebrated our Victoria Day Long weekend! It is the official kick off to summer! For many people, this is celebrated either as a weekend away at the cottage or spent chillin’ on patios in the city-usually filled with booze, ice cream, S’mores, and snacks. By the time Tuesday rolls around, we are rolling too with food babies and bloating. I have put together a 3 day meal plan to help you get rid of that excess bloat and start feeling energetic and healthy again!
First of all, you must drink tons of water! Secondly, no more booze and limit your caffeine intake to 1 cup of BLACK coffee per day! Hydration is your number one priority. DETOX LIST
I will also be participating in this 3 day cleanse and I will post my results at the end of the week. So stay accountable!
Here is a delicious pulled chicken recipe from Nom Nom Paleo.
- 1 whole, large chicken
- 2 Tablespoons ghee or your fat of choice
- ½ white onion, minced
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1½ cups apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
- 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Tabasco or hot sauce
Rinse and pat the chicken dry. Place it in the slow cooker and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 5 hours.
(Alternatives to making a crock pot chicken: poach 1½ to 2 pounds of chicken breasts or buy a pre-made rotisserie chicken from the market.)
In a large saucepan, melt the ghee over medium heat. Add the minced onion and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened.
Now, add the rest of the ingredients: garlic, apple cider vinegar, tomato sauce, tomato paste, honey, salt, black pepper, and Tabasco. Stir well and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer over low heat.
Simmer the sauce until the volume has reduced by a quarter to a third. It should be slightly thickened but not pasty.
When the chicken has cooled a bit – unless you have asbestos hands – shred all the meat and unite it with the tangy, savory sauce.
*Remember, this is a low carb 3 day meal plan. It is not meant to support weightlifting and hardcore workouts. If you want to workout, stick to long walks, yoga, and light cardio. If you are going to be going balls to the wall with weightlifting or HIIT, then you’re going to need more healthy carbs and possibly protein (sweet potato, potato, brown rice, quinoa).