The 30 Day Slim-Down Challenge: Day 17

Hello there! How have you been doing? Have you found any inspiration in these last takeouts and meals out? I certainly have! For instance (once I’m a bit more settled), I’ll try to make some skinny hot wings. I thought that was a great idea  (specially for a game day or something like that) 😉

We are on day 17 of  The 30 Day Slim-Down Challenge, and I feel great! More healthy and seeing the results in my clothes! Yei!

If you want to know more about this challenge and the meal plan that we are following to slim-down in a balanced and healthy way, take a look at The 30 Day Slim-Down Challenge and The Balanced Meal plan to give it a try. Subscribing to Be.Daze.Live’s mailing list (colored bar atop of your screen) is also a great choice to be updated on our every day’s menu and exercise plan.

I have already finished unpacking and organizing my old stuff, but now, since I have a bigger space, I need to fill it, right? The never ending cycle. So today we went to buy some more furniture and tomorrow we’ll do a bit of shopping and assembly too! But not to much, because remember we have friends in town? We need to be good hosts!

Starting tomorrow, I’ll definitely have more time to cook some meals (I’m really tired of having lunch out), and maybe to change my exercise routine.

All right! So let’s have a look at today’s menu:

 

Day Meal Plan

 

Breakfast: Orange Juice

OMG I’ve been so busy that I totally forgot to go grocery shopping and I was out of fruit. Luckily, I had leftover orange juice in the fridge! I love orange juice, somehow (I don’t know if it is just mental but) it wakes me up! Nevertheless I wouldn’t recommend it as your only breakfast. It is caloric enough but it is not filling at all. 🙁

 

Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural Orange Juice

Nutritional Breakdown:

Units Consumed: 2 fruit units

Calories: 110 kcal

Fat 1 g (Saturated Fat 0 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g, Monounsaturated Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 0 g, Sodium 2 g, Potassium 473 g, Carbohydrates 25 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 0 g), Protein 2 g, Vitamin A 4 %, Vitamin C 137 %, Calcium 2 %, Iron 2 %

 

Snack 1: Tall Cafè Latte

While doing some shopping I couldn’t resist the urge and I went to the star place (seriously the orange juice was good but I was definitely hungry after 2 hours). I ordered a tall latte with skim milk (12 oz), topped it with a bit of cinnamon and unsweetened cocoa powder. Yum!

Tall Cafè Latte1

Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups Skim Milk
  • 2 oz espresso
  • A pinch of Cinnamon
  • A pinch of 100% unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Nutritional Breakdown:

Units Consumed: 1 Dairy Unit

Calories: 135 kcal

Fat 0 g (Saturated Fat 0 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g, Monounsaturated Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 8 g, Sodium 195 g, Potassium 0 g, Carbohydrates 20 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 18 g), Protein 14 g, Vitamin A 15 %, Vitamin C 3 %, Calcium 45 %, Iron 0 %

 

Lunch: Mixed Salad and Spaghetti Fruti di Mare

In the mall there was an italian restaurant, and since I hadn’t had pasta for a while I decided to go for it. I ordered a small mixed salad to fulfill my veggie needs and a Spaghetti Fruti di Mare (which was a combination of spaghetti and seafood in a tomato sauce). The spaghetti portion was gigantic… so I had only a half what they served (sadly but it is important to be aware of portion sizes). It was delicious! Besides, I was entitled to a wholesome lunch, right?

 

Mixed Salad

Spaghetti Fruti di Mare

Servings: 1

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 1 1/2 cup Mixed Greens
  • 1/2 cup shredded Carrot
  • 1/2 cup sliced Red Onion
  • 1/2 cup diced Tomato
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For the Spaghetti:

  • 4 oz. mixed Seafood (shrimp, clams, calamari, mussels)
  • 2 1/4 cup cooked Spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Butter
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp minced Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Nutritional Breakdown:

Units Consumed: 2 veggie UNITS, 1 meat unit, 2 1/2 fat units, 1/3 of limited condiments

Calories: tbd

 

Snack 2: Almonds

After the wholesome lunch, I wasn’t even hungry haha (quite the opposite from the morning), and since I had some nuts in my bag, I ate 5 almonds.

Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 5 almonds

Nutritional Breakdown:

Units Consumed: 1/2 fat units

Calories: 900 kcal

Fat 37 g (Saturated Fat 9 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g, Monounsaturated Fat 20 g), Cholesterol 15 g, Sodium 189 g, Potassium 507 g, Carbohydrates 32 g (Dietary Fiber 6 g, Sugars 20 g), Protein 21 g, Vitamin A 140 %, Vitamin C 124 %, Calcium 9 %, Iron 14 %

 

Dinner: Eggs with Salami

Finally, after a long day, I finally used my stove haha

 

Servings: 1

Eggs with Salami | Be.Daze.Live

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Egg
  • 1 oz. light dry Salami

Nutritional Breakdown:

Units Consumed: 2 deli units

Calories: 135 kcal

Fat 8 g (Saturated Fat 3 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 2 g), Cholesterol 195 g, Sodium 560 g, Potassium 60 g, Carbohydrates 2 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 1 g), Protein 13 g, Vitamin A 4 %, Vitamin C 0 %, Calcium 4 %, Iron 6 %

 

Exercise Plan

Early in the morning I did another round of  The Ultimate 30-Minute Pilates Cardio Burner, which is still very practical for a packed day. Nevertheless, I need a little bit more variety at this point. Let’s hope that tomorrow I can change my workout routine.

Thank you for doing this challenge with me and keeping the amazing work! I hope you are liking the menus and the combination of choices I’ve made so far to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

See you tomorrow!

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