Days 22 & 23 – Keep On Keeping On!

Lola Lauren (Grandma Lauren) is acting like a total and major grandma! I’ve been sleeping relatively early and been waking at the crack of dawn but hey i’m not complaining because it’s actually fantastic. There’s something about waking to catch the morning light; the quietness of it all and the having so many hours in a day.

And it’s so strange that a little thing like sugar had an impact on it all. Some might not think it, but i definitely do. Diet or shall i say lifestyle change has defiantly made an impact – a big one and boy am i feeling it.

If you’re new here and are wondering whether this challenge is right for you then look no further! Because it is! And if you’re worried because you are diabetic or have some long-standing health problems then by all means discuss this with your doctor first.. however i can assure you that removing processed sugary foods is going to be nothing less than a recommendation from your doctor!

Garlic Chicken

Ingredients: 

5 bulbs of Garlic peeled

1 kilo Chicken Breasts

1/2 cup Olive Oil

1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar

1 teaspoon Dried Thyme

1 teaspoon Dried Rosemary

1 teaspoon Dried Oregano

1/2 teaspoon Chilli Flakes

Salt & Pepper to taste

Method: 

  1. Blend together all ingredients except the chicken until it is a creamy consistency.
  2. Tenderise the chicken breasts so they are the same thickness across (this ensures that the chicken cooks through evenly).
  3. Score the chicken breasts and transfer to a bowl.
  4. Pour on the marinade over the chicken so it can soak into the meat.
  5. Cover with cling wrap and let sit in the fridge overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius.
  7. Place the chicken on a oven tray with foil or parchment paper.
  8. Cook for 40-50 minutes. It’s ready when the top is nice and crisp and garlicky goodness! (Have you noticed we like garlic?)
  9. Serve with salad, or mash or rice, the world is your oyster! Or super garlicky chicken? Enjoy!

 

DAY 22 

WHAT I ATE: 

Meal 1: Protein Pancakes

Meal 2: Oatmeal with Strawberries

Meal 3: Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

Total Cups of Water: 6

 

DID YOU WORKOUT?: NOPE!

I took a day off training today. I took a break. Enjoyed myself. Exercise isn’t everything. It makes me feel amazing but sometimes this body needs a break.

 

DAY 23

How did YOUR twenty-second and twenty-third days go on the 30 Day Sugar Free Challenge? Let me know! Leave me a comment! And if you want to know or hear about anything else just drop me a message!

X

Lauren

One Reply to “Days 22 & 23 – Keep On Keeping On!”

  1. Dear Lola Lauren, Thanks for the recipes!
    i hope that the new diet is not hampering your lifestyle.
    it is not hampering mine…I am just happy to have made the conscious decision of quitting sugar as diabetes runs in our family..
    I am happy to be aware of the hidden sugars in many processed foods.
    My worry though is my quitting sugar might make me turn to salty foods.
    Balance is key.
    I notice that you eat so little everyday even if you workout.
    I don’t think I can survive on your diet especially if I work out.

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