On top of what you already said. I love the way I feel after I eat clean! Amazing!! It can be challenging to only eat clean with a house full of picky eaters, but I can always depend on my salads to keep me going!! I have trained my husband to now make his "instant" oatmeal at work by adding hot water and letting it sit for a few minutes. Now he is hooked and has oatmeal almost every day now.
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I have always enjoyed simple, whole foods. Eating clean suits me well! I already ate pretty clean, but I have made many improvements after reading Tosca's Eat Cleaning Recharged book. What I am doing better: -eating healthy fats like nuts in addition to lean meats, yogurt and cheese in moderation -packing healthy lunch and snacks -eating small protein and complex carb snacks to keep my energy level stable -drinking more water! I have more energy, my skin looks more radiant, I feel better and my digestion in regular. I was dehydrated before!!! -Choose more whole grains, nuts and seeds (before I tended to avoid breads and nuts). I also eat plenty of vegetables and look for opportunities to add veggies to everything -I worry less about the glycemic index of fruit, knowing the fiber in whole fruit is filling. -I add flax and chia seeds to my morning oatmeal or lunchtime smoothie -I cleaned out my pantry of white flour, sugar and processed anything -I understand canned food has links to cancer so I cleaned out the cans too (I donated to the food shelter). I have the goal of starting to soak my own beans -I am working on learning a few new clean recipes to add variety to my meals -I no longer buy portable yogurts with extra additives, but have greek yogurt only -I no longer consume instant oatmeal, but cook rolled oats and plan to start cooking steel cut oats. -I am understanding the importance of strength training and added ST to my weekly exercise schedule. -I make water my beverage of choice. I allow one cup of black coffee in the am. Green tea other times. I rarely drink a glass of wine anymore. A nonfat latte is an occassional treat, maybe once or twice a month. I no longer drink crystal light or diet coke! -I understand that processed food is not filling, so we overeat it. -I understand that processed food has additives and chemicals that can be stored in our body as fat. -I understand that processed food had hidden fat, sugar and salt we don't need! -I eat to feel good -My taste buds have changed. I no longer crave dark chocolate...it's too sugary!
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