Stripped and Toning It Up: Last 10 lbs!

I’ve gotta drop 10 lb in 4 weeks for a video shoot I’m doing in September.  This is not an easy feat but something I can do.  As luck would have it, I was sent a copy of The Eat-Clean Diet Stripped: Peel Off Those Last 10 Pounds! by Tosca Reno.  As many of you know I’m a big fan of The Eat Clean Recharged book and Stripped is dedicated purely to losing the last 10 lbs.  It’s similar to the Tone It Up diet plan that I usually follow, but I’m going to use a few of the suggestions from Stripped in conjunction with TIU.  I’m addicted to the protein pancake so giving that up right now is not something I want to do.

I’m going to stop putting up pictures because I can’t seem to not burn them lately but the last one I made was so big!

Stripped suggests some fats with breakfast so instead of having my grapefruit with the pancake, I had 1 tablespoon (or 100 calories) or organic peanut butter.  Look how sad and lonely it looks?  I spread it on the pancake and immediately wished I hadn’t.  It was soooooo good.  OMG.  New obsession.  I took a picture with a few almonds to show how small the portion really is.  This is a half serving as a traditional PB serving is 2 TBSP.  Breakfast total calories=300 🙂

About 3 hours later in the day, it was time for a snack.  Meal #2 was a protein smoothie.  I needed a protein and good complex carbs.  This is part of both TIU diet plan and Stripped.  I had 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder, 1 inch of banana and frozen strawberries ( I didn’t measure them but I think I put in about 5 medium sized ones).

I added water and some ice cubes, blended and slurped down in no time.  I would have added some unsweetened almond milk but didn’t have any on hand.  I felt like I didn’t put enough strawberries in and was getting ready to go for my Urbanathlon training, so I also had one G Series Fit prime bar.  I took a picture with almonds again to show you the size.

For my Urbanathlon training, I had a difficult interval workout scheduled.  I warmed up with 5 minutes of slow jogging and got right into the session:

  • Interval #1: 2 Minutes Sprinting  (HR 177-184)
  • Interval #2: 2 Minutes Slow Jogging (HR 140-160) (which turned into a walk at the end because my heart rate wouldn’t go down with jog)
  • Repeat 8x and finish with a 5 minute cool down jog

Boy was I sweaty!  I burned about 500 calories in under 50 minutes.  When I got back, I made myself a grilled chicken salad with grilled chicken, corn cut from the cobb, chopped tomato, and summer squash.  I added a little Raspberry Vinaigrette from Bolthouse Farms to complete meal #3.

Meal #4 later in the day was the other half of the chicken breast, the other half of the ear of corn and a handful of carrots (no picture).  Meal #5 was essentially the same as meal #3 without the corn and with a few wasabi peas (they are my new obsession).

And what did I have for meal #6?  I’m embarrassed to say that meal #6 was not part of Stripped or the TIU diet plan.  I had a 45-calorie frozen peach pop from Trader Joe’s, and 3 triangles of ginger dark chocolate from Taza chocolates (with a little bit of peanut butter of top).  I normally don’t buy chocolate to keep in the house, but this came from TechMunch.  To be honest, I’m suprised it’s lasted so long in my fridge but oops!  I’m not perfect.  Far from it.  I put a piece of gum in my mouth and decided to iron a few shirts to prevent me from continuing the sweet tooth binge.  That was was yesterday.

I normally don’t do posts like this so let me know down below in the comments if you like stuff like this or my regular posts.

I’m uploading a video shortly about exercise to get rid of your belly pooch on YouTube right now too!  I can’t believe I have almost 40K subscribers on there these days.  If you are not a subscriber on YouTube, you are missing out on my favorite internet property 🙂


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