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4/2/13 5:28 P

I don't know if you're on Pinterest, but I've seen lots of pins for paleo and clean eating. I have a friend who has pinned a lot of recipes, but I haven't had a chance to look at them much. Good luck in your journey!

LETAYLOR5413 SparkPoints: (21,693)
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4/2/13 8:46 A

Thanks everyone for all of the helpful advice!!

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
3/30/13 12:31 P

Whole30 (It starts with food)

gives lists of food choices and helpful hints.

Balanced Bites also gives a good pantry/shopping list

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (11,782)
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3/30/13 2:46 A

I would read up on Paleo.

3/29/13 12:24 P

There are several blogs but I love the Post Punk Kitchen and Reboot with Joe!

THIRTEENREASONS SparkPoints: (40,125)
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3/29/13 12:31 A

Paleo isn't for everyone.

Firstly, figure out how you want to eat and why. Do you want to eat foods that are close to nature? Do you want to give up foods that come from animals? Do you want to cut out just processed foods and milk products? Etc...

Secondly, if you have any food sensitivities that need to be addressed there is probably a way of eating that can cater to that. If not, then see if you have any genetic factors that need to be addressed, like if heart disease or diabetes runs in your family. Sometimes certain ways of eating can work against you.

Overall, staying close to nature will probably be your best bet if there isn't a certain style of eating you want to follow for ethical or health reasons. Cutting down on processed foods (frozen meals, sugary cereals, etc) and incorporating more fruits, veggies, fresh meats, and oils is a good start. When buying boxed/bagged foods avoid ones that have a long ingredient list. Stuff like that.

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3/28/13 10:54 P

The problem is that clean eating means different things to different people. You need to first decide what you MEAN by clean eating.

For most people, it's avoiding processed foods, and eating more things made from scratch.

Some though, think it means things like a paleo way of eating, avoiding certain types of food. OThers think it's no meat. It really depends on what your needs and philosophy may be. :)

JULIEPARCEL SparkPoints: (1,048)
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3/28/13 5:22 P

I recently found a podcast from Nutrition Diva that is very good...lots of small tidbits of information on healthy eating/living. I think she has a book and website, also. Just Google "Nutrition Diva" and she'll pop up. I listened to Spark Radio's podcast last night and thought it was really good, too!

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
3/28/13 4:32 P

truly-- David Wolfe has lots of books on clean eating. I know he markets the nutriblast, but before that he was a guru for clean eating.
You could also check out Gabriel Cousens. he is even better.

But for the most part stick to lots and lots of veggies, some fruit, healthy fats, and lean meats. You don't really need a "guide". Just some common sense. Shop the farmers markets whenever you can or try to get in a CSA if you can afford it (they run roughly $400 and up for the season, but the stuff is guaranteed fresh).
Don't get anything processed or at least cut it down to the bare bones.

LETAYLOR5413 SparkPoints: (21,693)
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3/28/13 3:27 P

Does anyone know of any online materials to help me begin a clean eating process? I really want to start to buckle down and make April a challenge month for me to clean up my diet. I'm thinking maybe something similar to paleo?

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