Clean Eating Boot Camp: Week 2

Clean Eating Boot Camp: Week 2

Note: You can sign up for the Clean Eating Boot Camp here, completely free!


So, tell me… who was actually able to remember to drink a glass of water every hour?

Who failed miserably, but still upped their water intake more than expected?

Did you notice that drinking more water resulted in you drinking less of anything else?

Did you feel differently?

Who needs to start all-the-way over?

Use the comments, here, to discuss, share tips and reflect.

Homemade sun dried tomato hummus

Homemade sun dried tomato hummus…coming soon!

This week, I want you to continue on with the quest for a glass of water every hour, but I also want you to keep a food diary. Everything you eat, write it down. Carry a pack of post-it notes, get yourself a cheap little moleskine, staple some loose-leaf, make a txt file on your laptop or pc, take notes and pictures with your phone, tweet a pic of it with the hashtag #CEBootCamp… I don’t care. If you eat once a day, if you eat three times a day. I don’t care. Document it.

Write down the broccoli, the pepsi, the pizza, the candy bar, the chicken breast, the fried chicken, the collard greens, the bacon (cringe), everything. Don’t be ashamed, just be honest. If you guys want a thread to use to update your food every day, I’m okay with creating it.

It helps me to know what you guys are eating, but more importantly, it helps you to know what you are eating.

So…spill it! And, if you want a thread, let me know!

By | 2017-06-10T11:22:11+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Clean Eating Boot Camp 2013|58 Comments

About the Author:

The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes food and fitness, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also certified in sports nutrition by Precision Nutrition. She now lives in New York with her husband and children, and is working on her 6th and 7th certifications because she likes having alphabet soup at the end of her name.

58 Comments

  1. Tonia January 15, 2013 at 12:12 PM - Reply

    I missed out on week one. I don’t need to lose weight by all means, but I love eating clean and am up for anything that will keep me on track. Where can I find that info so I can get started on it!

  2. Katrinda January 15, 2013 at 12:14 PM - Reply

    I drank more water than usual but not ever hour. But I was happy with drinking more water.

  3. Mika January 15, 2013 at 12:23 PM - Reply

    It was easy for me to drink my water at work, since I have a desk job that requires me to do the same tasks every day. I’m pretty good at tacking on something new to a routine I already have. Once I got home…that’s where the problems started. For the most part I only drink water, but I have a hard time drinking as often when I am at home. This totally mirrors my eating habits, I bring a healthy lunch to work and then lose my mind when I go home.

    • Dawn A. @ TheBlackRadish.com January 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM - Reply

      This can happen to me as well. I too have a patterned/routine work day and it does keep the not-so-good decisions in check. I’ve found that adding some routine to my evenings at home helps tremendously! Some things I’ve tried: meal planning, already having food prepped, scheduling gym time or errands, having dinner at the same time (early), including a snack/meal right before I leave work…

      • Mika January 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM - Reply

        Dawn, I will give those tips a try! Eating a snack before you leave work is genius.

    • Ta-Tanisha January 15, 2013 at 2:53 PM - Reply

      Thanks for sharing Mika! I have the same problem, now I don’t feel alone.

  4. Ashley January 15, 2013 at 12:25 PM - Reply

    I’d like to have that thread created. It will help me to have others to hold me accountable to my clean eating goals! I did very well with the water – I had already made the decision to drink nothing but water for a while, but drinking it more regularly certainly helped.

  5. Tes January 15, 2013 at 12:26 PM - Reply

    OMG! I drank a glass of water every waking hour since last Tuesday. WOW is all I can say. I had no idea how this would impact me. Here’s what I experienced:

    1. Fuller longer
    2. Decreased desire for food
    3. Brighter skin
    4. Did not (pee) as much as I thought lol!
    5. Got fuller faster when it was mealtime

    These benefits I did not anticipate!!! The biggest for me was my overall decreased desire to eat. This is a clear revelation that I have been THIRSTY far more than hungry when I experienced what I “thought” was hunger in the past. I have consumed soooo many fewer calories as a result of this challenge. I will be doing this for as long as I can. 🙂 You might see me float by (lol!) but I love love love it!!! On to the next challenge which for me is a real challenge … FOOD DIARIES, yikes!

  6. Lekha January 15, 2013 at 12:27 PM - Reply

    I’ve been using eatdifferent(dot)com for about a year now to food diary. It’s good for if you want to keep track of what you’re eating without counting calories. It also helps you keep track of other food goals, like eating less sugar or more veggies. There’s also an Iphone app.

    I can’t say I have lost any weight, but I haven’t gained weight which is a big deal for me since I had gained a lot each of the previous six years.

  7. Dawn A. @ TheBlackRadish.com January 15, 2013 at 12:29 PM - Reply

    I have not been able to bring myself to drink a glass of H2O every hour, but I have been more cognizant about getting my full 8 glasses in a day. I had been very good with this for over a year, but lately had found that I was slipping to around the 6 glasses per day range.

    Already using an online food diary (My Fitness Pal). I do enjoy it! Excited to follow the hashtag to see what others are documenting!

  8. Tiffany January 15, 2013 at 12:33 PM - Reply

    I’m in. And yes to the thread.

  9. Durkia January 15, 2013 at 12:36 PM - Reply

    I’m up to drinking a half gallon of water a day! No juice, no soda! ***cough cough*** a glass of wine for dinner though lol. A great app to use on your phone that has really really helped me out is the myfitnesspal app on iphone or android. It’s free and it lets you scan bar codes of things you eat or drink to calculate the calories. It has just about every kind of food in it’s search system as well. I’m down 6lbs :^)

  10. Natascha January 15, 2013 at 12:38 PM - Reply

    Hello, are we supposed to mention the exact measurements of the food that we eat ? Plus, I utterly failed with the water hour task, but I will try to get back on it now.

    • Erika Nicole Kendall January 15, 2013 at 1:09 PM - Reply

      For now, I don’t require measurements, but if it helps you, then feel free. Just don’t feel like its necessary for THIS exercise.

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