Bikini Boot Camp: Des’s Grocery List + Daily Diet

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If you are following along with our 8 week Bikini Boot Camp then you are ready to jump start your way to a healthier lifestyle for Summertime! In order to get the results you want out of our boot camp or any workout for that matter, you must start with your diet and what you’re putting INSIDE your body.

Our daily meals and snacks play a huge part on the impact of our moods, energy levels, and progress of results.  Today I am sharing my grocery list with you to print off, use, modify, or to just get a glimpse of how Chris and I eat healthy on a daily basis.

We enjoy eating dinners ‘in’ most of the time and tend to eat a fairly balanced meal each night. Check out what a typical list looks like when I go grocery shopping, along with some tips on how to eat healthy throughout the day.

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*Try to choose organic meat and produce whenever possible.

TIPS that work for me:

  • Squeeze lemon in your water to help with digestion
  • Snack in between meals (my favorites: raw almonds or apple slices with almond butter)
  • Bake or BBQ more chicken or meat to create easy to take lunches for work.
  • Try not to eat later than 3 hours before bed
  • Always eat breakfast! Jump start metabolism

MY DAILY DIET:

BREAKFAST:

  • Oatmeal or 2 eggs scrambled with half an avocado

SNACKS (options): 

  • Apple slices with almond butter
  • Fresh raspberries and blackberries
  • Raw almonds
  • KIND bar

LUNCH (options):

DINNER:

  • Chicken breast or fish, BBQ’d or baked, with sauteed mushrooms and zucchini (or steamed spinach). Side of couscous optional with a side salad.

DESSERT:

If there is anything else you would like to know, please ask in the comments below! I look forward to sharing more.

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  • Karen

    Like the grocery list! Maybe you can post a recipe? 🙂 Eggplant is also a favorite.

    • desireehartsock

      Sure! I’ll post what kind of recipes Chris and I cook. Also come back each Saturday for a new healthy recipe or smoothie. 😉

      • Sassy Fox

        Des, thanks so much for posting this! ? can’t wait to see your recipes! Maybe you & Chris can make a cooking video sometime, it would be so cool. BTW, you two are my Fav couple ever from any Bachelor/Bachelorette show! Love you guys! ??????

        • desireehartsock

          Thanks so much! That is a great idea and maybe we will be able to do that sometime soon! 😉

  • Madeline

    I am a salad junky, but havent been able to find non-cream based dressing that I like, any suggestions? I am really trying to succeed on this 8 week challege!

    • Michele

      I love the Bolthouse Farms salad dressings. The creamy ones are made with yogurt and for 1 serving (2 tbsp) it’s about 45 calories and 3g of fat. I love the Ranch!

    • desireehartsock

      Megan, our health contributor did a blog post on how to make homemade lemon vinaigrette dressing if you would like to try that you can find it here. http://www.desireehartsock.com/how-to-make-homemade-salad-dressing/

  • Katherine Maloney

    I am 4 days away from coming home from studying abroad and I look forward to following this diet plan when I return to the states 🙂 maybe take photos of your meals for one week to show people an idea of what it looks like once it’s made, everyone is a sucker for looking at yummy food

    • desireehartsock

      Great idea! I will definitely do that.

  • Mary Josephine Wenzel

    Love this! My list looks very similar. One of my favorite easy treats is coconut butter stuffed dates. Or cucumber slices as a mini sandwich with organic chicken, mustard, etc. Just posted my last shopping excursion on my blog. Thanks for the tips!

    http://Www.glowfitgirl.com

    • desireehartsock

      Sounds delicious as well! I will have to try those coconut butter dates. 😉

  • Ashley DeRonde

    Question: I just got married a couple of months ago and for me personally, I can start to eat healthy foods such as what’s on your list, but my husband is a very picky eater and does not like half of that stuff on your list. Any suggestions on where I can still eat healthy but make him enjoy it as well?

    • desireehartsock

      Chris eats the same as me so that would be hard to have different dinners each night. He may like everything if you add dressings, seasonings and sides such as potatoes, mac and cheese, etc for him while you can substitute for just a salad or veggie side. Chris LOVES bbq sauce and ketchup so anything that has that to dip in he’s golden. Maybe just supply the healthy meal with a delicious dipping sauce or add cheese to his to make it more his taste. Hope it works out!

  • Genelle Foskey Dorsey

    I’M SO EXCITED TO FOLLOW YOU ON THE BOOT CAMP JOURNEY. DES I’M A DIABETIC AND OVERWEIGHT DO YOU KNOW OF ANY EXERCISE FOR BEGINNERS. I’M FOLLOWING YOUR CALENDAR ON ALL THE OTHER GREAT THINGS YOU HAVE ON THERE. YOU ARE A GOD SENT. I’M GOING ON 50 AND I WANT TO LIVE TO BE WITH MY GRAND BABIES SO I REALLY WANT TO DO THIS WITH YOU GUYS. THANKS A LOT!

    • desireehartsock

      I’m so glad that you are joining us in our boot camp! Feel free to modify any of the workouts to meet your needs and I will soon share more basic exercises for beginners. Enjoy!