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Clean Eating plan

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Reading several ideas and resources on clean eating I have developed my own clean eating plan. I have realized that working out is a waste if I am not eating right. Plus eating all the sugar recently I realized that when I eat as crappy as I have been, I have no energy for days and in turn, no motivation to workout. I donít plan on taking clean eating to the extreme. I want to eat healthy but feel that I NEED guidelines and thatís where the clean eating comes in. So here are my personal clean eating guidelines.
1. Minimize processed foods and chemicals. If I do not recognize an ingredient on the list, probably shouldnít eat it.
2. Eat fresh fruits and veggies as much as possible. If not fresh, eat flash frozen or canned with no sugar added, natural ingredients.
3. Eat 4-5 small meals a day to prevent blood sugar crash.
4. I am going to continue eating yogurt and cheese but I plan on buying plan yogurt and adding fruit, frozen or fresh to sweeten it.
5. Eliminate white breads/flour
I feel like there was more that I was going to add on to this but for now it is good.
I have a new motivation for doing this too. I was reading a book on sugar addiction and found that I might be allergic to some sugars based on symptoms that I have like chronic nasal congestion and drainage. It has gotten worse over the years but so has my sugar intake! I also could not eat sugar while I was pregnant. It made me sick but I didnít have gestational diabetes. I feel I can take on this new lifestyleÖit is NOT a New Yearís resolution but a lifestyle change. I am not making resolutions just small changes. Bad habits come on slowly so now I plan to get rid of them in the same manner so that I can be successful. Thank you all for your support and comments!!! It has been a huge help!
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TREE57 1/4/2013 1:43PM

    I liked what you said about how we feel when we eat the "crappy" stuff.

THanks for the reminder

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    No I haven't read this book! I will look into it. I am only 4 days in but I can feel the difference too. I am still working on eliminating refined sugar but I know that it is a process. I will check out the website! Thanks for the tip and encouragement!!!

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REVIVED 1/3/2013 12:55PM

    This is exactly what i do. Have you read In Defense of Food by Michael Pollen? So eye opening for me! Also there's a blog I've been following for a long time called There's tons of recipes, ideas and info there.

I noticed a huge difference when i gave up processed foods and limited refined sugars. So much more energy. I fell off the wagon with the holidays and i could feel the difference. It even started affecting my sleep! I'm still fighting to get back on the right track but i know the benefits.

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