I cut out white flour, added sugar, added sodium when I started to "eat clean".
What that means (for me) is the avoidance of processed foods. I make my own food. Does that make sense?
In other words, my snack is not little debbie cakes...it's greek yogurt with peanut butter mixed, or an apple with cheese. My dinner is not boxed mac and cheese with chicken...it's steamed veggies with chicken. My lunch is not turkey and cheese on wonder bread, it's on whole grain (if even eat a sandwich - most likely I'd do the turkey and cheese over salad). Breakfast is not cheerios, it's eggs.
It helps if you think about when shopping...staying on the outer perimeter of the store...veggies, fruit (if you can have), lean meats, beans, legumes, peanut/almond butter, eggs, cheese, greek yogurt, (frozen veggies are fantastic, stock up on them when on sale). Stay away from the junk food isle, cookies, pastries, candy, frozen dinners, sodas, sweet juices, etc.
Here is a great list of snacks to consider at the store, see which will fit on your plan: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
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