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It is difficulty when eating out. You don't know how the food is prepared.

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Do you have support for you lifestyle change to eat clean, or cleaner than usual?
My husband and i have a particular relationship and he calls me to know if the food choices he's making is right, when he's out. So yes i have his support.
And no, because where we live nothing is made to be healthy.

Do you have concerns with how this will fit into your life?
No, i just need to focus on it.

Do you find clean eating to be enjoyable or a load of work?
a load of work because we're living in a very unhealthy country (new caledonia).
So finding organic vegetables or vegetables with not much pesticide is impossible.
We unfortunately end up eating them from frozen packages and have no choice to swallow pesticides when we buy them fresh.



Are you getting what you want out of eating clean/er?
We still have changes to do but since 2 weeks, i'm trying to be more committed to our diet, in order to eat more and also more consciously.
We eat no diary products so i want to make sure we have enough calcium.
Since i'm doing more efforts, my husband stopped complaining he's hungry, and i hope my cheeks will get fuller haha!
(when we arrived in new caledonia we were so disgusted with the food (vegetables have no taste here and are full of pesticides,) that we lost a lot of weight

Let us know what your journey to better eating has entailed - struggle, joy, frustration?
I think i said it all above.

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JENEJOHN - it sure looks like you are on the right track with your clean eating. Thank you for taking the time to post.

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2/28/11 8:57 A

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I've been trying to eat clean for a long time.. and I always fall off the wagon because society doesn't make it easy. I'm trying again - and hoping for the best this time!

Do you have support for you lifestyle change to eat clean, or cleaner than usual?
- I do. My dad suffers from diverticulosis and needs to eat clean to keep his colon healthy. My mom is also very into organic food and loves clean eating, so both of my parents are in it with me. When I move out, my fiance is also supportive, and we will be clean eating together :)

Do you have concerns with how this will fit into your life?
- Sometimes it's difficult for me to eat clean when my friends want to go out or when we are eating out. I'm trying to limit how much I eat out, but sometimes you can't help it. I also have an issue avoiding one or two alcoholic drinks every once in awhile when I'm out with my friends (maybe twice a month), but I know that I will suffer the consequences the next day. I also know that nuts are a really great snack, and something that people who eat clean really recommend, but I can't get over how much fat is in them... even though it's good fat, but I'm afraid it will ruin my diet. So I think I need to change my mindset to make this fit into my life a bit easier.

Do you find clean eating to be enjoyable or a load of work?
- I feel so much better when I eat clean. My whole body feels lighter, I feel happier, healthier and stronger, and my digestion is way better. Overall, everything functions better. The only time it's a load of work is when I'm eating out or when there are tempting, easy and not clean snacks around my house.

Are you getting what you want out of eating clean/er?
- I want to be healthier, and I think that this will help me reach my weight loss goals so that I can feel good and look amazing for my wedding this June, and then continue this lifestyle to be healthy and happy for the rest of my life.

Let us know what your journey to better eating has entailed - struggle, joy, frustration?
- I've tried eating clean before, and I can say that if you put your mind to it, it's not very hard. The hardest thing I've encountered by eating clean is not having support. Without people who support you and understand what you're doing (even if they aren't doing it with you) it's difficult to stay on track.

Good luck to everyone - this will definitely make you feel better!


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1/14/11 5:40 A

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Hello QUICKKITTY! Thank you for your comment! You are right - we know the effects on wine and it is NOT a health food. I need to stick to my guns and keep my decision. I guess it is hard for our friends and loved ones to see us going through a change that they know they should do, but don't want to. Thanks again for you post!

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Hi AMOLSSON,
YES, I completely know what you are going through. I'm very petite so I gain weight very quickly. Also, when I gain 5-10lbs it becomes very obvious since there are only 5 feet of me - it's hard to hide the pounds-lol.
I've recently decided to stop drinking all together. When I drink I stop eating and drink way to much. Essentially I cut my body off from nutrition and give it alcohol - not good!
It was difficult at first and I really hate people's comments like, "a glass of wine is good for you". I know very well what is and is not good for me ... alcohol is not good for me.

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Wow - it has been a long time since there has been a post here. I have kicked my program into high gear this week - made it to the gym every morning for five days in a row. The hardest part of clean eating for me is staying away from wine and cheese and crackers. I have so many people telling me that wine is good for me, that it is natural, etc. What I KNOW is that every time I drink wine, I eat more cheese and crackers, I put on weight. Last night I did not have wine and I was able to maintain my weight loss. The hard part for me is that everyone sees me as in good shape so they believe I can eat and drink whatever I want. The truth is that I am in good shape because I do not eat and drink everything that I would like. Does anyone else run into this situation? How do you handle it?

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Do you have support for you lifestyle change to eat clean, or cleaner than usual?
My professional lifestyle change concept I use to loss weight is based on clean eating..

Do you have concerns with how this will fit into your life?

Nope, even maintenance has been smooth sailing, I have bulked up with body building without suppliments being needed..

Do you find clean eating to be enjoyable or a load of work?
The work I put into my food now sees me eating meals like in a restuarant each and every day..

Are you getting what you want out of eating clean/er?

Most definitely, I have acquired 1000% extra energy to clear my demanding job (8-10kms walking daily and my exercise)

Let us know what your journey to better eating has entailed - struggle, joy, frustration?

Joy, I now think what recipe have I not tried in a long time and tweak into healthier versions..

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awesome ritarose.

You'll find as time progresses you will get sick from processed foods and sugars and well just 'fake food'.

I know I did. Either that or your taste will completely disappear for it.

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My husband and I have attended several graduation parties this weekend. The food choices for good clean eating are minimal. I have been so thankful that I haven't eaten anything that wasn't clean and healthy for me! The most amazing part is that I wasn't dying to eat the high fatties treats that people were raving about. This is progress for me!



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5/22/10 9:22 P

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Do you have support for you lifestyle change to eat clean, or cleaner than usual?
- Right now I am not able to eat as clean as I want to. I dont buy my groceries since I am in school and not working and living at home since my divorce. So once I am living on my own again, i will be 100% clean again, im about 90 - 95% right now.

My BF is very suppportive though. He is deployed right now, but once he is home hes going to do everything in his power t help me out with my diet. I have GERD, so I have to eat clean and got diagnosed while he was gone. So its a new thing to both of us. The GERD thing is NOT CLEAN EATING


Do you have concerns with how this will fit into your life?
No concerns. I have eaten clean before (about two years ago. ITs not a thing you fit into your life, clean eating is a lifestyle, it should work, you don't have to force it. It comes naturally with time)

Do you find clean eating to be enjoyable or a load of work?
enjoyable and satisfying

Are you getting what you want out of eating clean/er?
Yes, no heartburn, acid reflux and bloating, and constant abdominal pain. Also losing inches, no pounds just inches since I am excersizing again.

Let us know what your journey to better eating has entailed - struggle, joy, frustration?
joy, satisfaction and happiness and healthiness :)

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3/21/10 8:54 A

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I am new to this team and new to the idea of clean eating. In the past nine months I've changed my eating drastically and look forward with fear and trepidation to making my eating plan even better through clean eating.
I appreciate all of the helpful info on this team and look forward to getting to know many of you better! Ritarose



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2/27/10 10:44 A

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This is my 10th day eating clean and I feel really good. I have noticed many positive changes. I really needed to change my eating habits and so far this has been better for me than any other food plan I have ever followed and believe me when I say I have follow many plans.

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I feel wonderful!!

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I have been eating clean for years. Sometimes I fall off the wagon. I feel the best when I am eating whole clean foods. I love to cook and usually make big batches of soups, cassarole type dishes for my family. I generally freeze soup so I can pull out when I am pressed or time. I always pack my lunch and my co-workers have commented on my eating. They will ask me if I want to order out to be polite but they know what my answer will be lol.

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Laurie ... you absolutely have to check out "The Eat Clean Diet" and "The Eat Clean Diet Cookbook" by Tosca Reno. The recipes are to die for ... and make loads of food, so you will have many meals prepared in advance. It's at Barnes & Noble, online or in the store, Amazon.com, even I think Robert Kennedy Publishing (online). Another great option to check out is "Clean Eating" magazine. Tosca is in the Toronto area, so she understands the dilemmas we Northerners feel during winter and trying to get good produce.

Frozen fruit is fine, but not the kind with added sugar or sauce in it. Usually berries and such are flash frozen, so you are ok. I try to pick mine during the summer in season, then freeze them to last throughout winter. I only get a 1/2 cup a few times a week, lol, so its last me quite a while. But there is nothing like clean egg white & ezekiel 4:9 french toast with warmed blueberries ... being able to treat myself to that during the winter months makes it worth any effort I put forth in the summer. :)

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10/23/09 8:08 P

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Do you have support for you lifestyle change to eat clean, or cleaner than usual?

* DH is a body builder, so he gets it. But he's also been doing it for 34 years so there are foods in his realm I won't allow anywhere near mine. Still, he and my son are ultra supportive of my desire to change me for the better.

Do you have concerns with how this will fit into your life?

* Nope. So far so good. We ate healthy before, this is just cleaning up some already halfway decent habits.

Do you find clean eating to be enjoyable or a load of work?

* Enjoyable. But still a load of work. lol

Are you getting what you want out of eating clean/er?

* Shrinking pant sizes, more energy and better muscle definition ... so, yes!

Let us know what your journey to better eating has entailed - struggle, joy, frustration?

* I have more energy, I don't have to think about what to eat because I have it all planned out and most of the time, its already prepared, in the fridge waiting for me to grab and go. MOST of the time, its easier. But *Cooking Saturdays* can get a little old. I wish I had a cook and maid to take care of that side of the deal, but hey, if that's all there is to complain about, I'm doing pretty well!



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10/23/09 1:56 P

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Connie, what has worked for me in the past before being single again is to cook an evening meal that feeds 4 people and then you can skip a day and have it in the fridge on plates and ready to microwave. Or cook for 8 and put 4 meals in the freezer for the evenings that are too tight for time. While you have the oven on for 1 dish, you can be cooking something else at the same time. You might have to adjust cooking times according to temps. But these methods really help out!

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Do you have support for you lifestyle change to eat clean, or cleaner than usual?
Yes, absolutely. My BF/roomie is totally on board with clean and clean-er eats.

Do you have concerns with how this will fit into your life?
Yes. It seems that eating at home and even at work it's pretty easy to eat clean, but eating out is more of a challenge. I know I COULD order cleaner, but sometimes I just want what I want. Eating out is a big treat to me partly because I don't have to do the shopping, prepping, cooking or cleaning. I'm also concerned how about how much 'clean' food costs each week.


Do you find clean eating to be enjoyable or a load of work?
Yes. I go through waves of being gung-ho and waves of struggling to find the time and energy for the planning, prepping and cooking. I make big batches of clean things like 3 Bean Chili, veggie soups, and turkey meatloaf, but I find it impossible to make big batches of food for every meal. It gets frustrating.

Are you getting what you want out of eating clean/er?
When I eat clean and have meals planned I feel great! It's hard to keep up with though..and once I get off track it takes too long to get back. I'd like to find a better way to stay consistent. I'm sure there's a way, but I just haven't found the balance yet. I'm hoping this Team can give me some ideas.

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Today is only my second day of clean eating! I like it so far. I've definitely gone in that direction before, I was a vegetarian for 6 years and I am partial to organic food and farm markets for ethical reasons.

Do you have support for you lifestyle change to eat clean, or cleaner than usual? Yes, I definitely have support in whatever I do from my family, however my husband and I are currently transient post-grads and we eat out ALL THE TIME!

Do you have concerns with how this will fit into your life? Yes-see above, plus financial concerns.

Do you find clean eating to be enjoyable or a load of work? I love prepping food, shopping, etc. I have to be really vigilant about nutrition or else I just totally fall off course, so that persistence can be exhausting but not cooking and planning.

Are you getting what you want out of eating clean/er?
Clearly I haven't seen results at the outset of day two, but I get personal satisfaction out of eating foods that look like food.

Let us know what your journey to better eating has entailed - struggle, joy, frustration?
We'll see what it looks like as time goes on. I feel very optimistic.

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There are so many restaurants that I won't even consider eating at now.

My other husband's name is Gym.


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Well, I went camping and hiking last weekend and moved up the mountainside with ease. I would never have been able to do that in the past even when I was much, much younger. I amazed myself.

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DarlingAbigal, I agree!!

I think I spend less $$ on food with clean eating than before. I'm more aware of processed foods and the amount of salt and junk. And I don't want it! I like eating clean!

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Yes, it makes a difference on most days. I keep a big jar of black eyed pea stew in my refrigerator at all times. I'm not always successful in eating clean but that is what I want.

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I love the thought that I am eating more of the way that God designed us to eat. Not artificial garbage but healthy, good for us food. I am thrilled to have found this website. It truly is a blessing to be learning all the info that is available here. Thank you so much!!! emoticon

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I thought I was eating healthy. But not sure I have been. I went to the store and bought a magazine yesterday on clean eating. It's interesting how that and this website have coinsided at the same time- must all be in my head! emoticon

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I would like to know how your homemade ketchup comes out! I am on the verge of making my own bbq, dressings and ketchup also because of all the msg and high fructose corn syrup in everything.
I also have a network of fitness friends. Thank God for them (they hear allot of whining and still like me!). If you like full fat dairy products you should try greek yogurt. It tastes like full fat but isn't but is a little more pricey.
I am finally losing also since I am focusing on the health end and eating enough calories, adding more calories on a workout day.
Journaling on the nutrition tracker has been great since I don't have to figure up the calories, fat, protein, carbs. myself.

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I started my own support group at the Y to find like minded people. We also incorporate meditation, gardening, all kinds of topics.

My husband says he's never been more fit. And this coming from a life long athlete!

I get fed up with the cost of products or the ingredients so now I am making my own bread, jam, bbq sauce, dressings, etc. I am about to try my own ketchup.

Once I started eating for health and stopped trying to eat low cal I ended up losing weight.

My weakness is full fat dairy products although I really limit the amounts. I eat very little sugar and very little red meat.

I am starting my ticker again since starting low carb....in the home strech!
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Hello Everyone,

I just got started so I am not deep into it yet. I noticed when I made a effort to increase fruit/veg. that I have cut way back on junk food. I think in the past when I tried to focus on what no to eat..it didn't work too good. Now that I am focusing on what to eat, I am doing much better. By eating more fruits and Veg. I find I am too full to crave the junk food as much.

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The hardest part of eating clean for me is not eating out as much. My kids are grown and didn't life at home (my daughter is in college and comes home during breaks and in the summer) but when they were young I cook clean all the time since it's cheaper. Now, it's so easy to eat out since it's only me.
But I agree that eating clean gives me a sense of control. It also makes me feel that I'm putting my health first which is very important to me at this point in my life.

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Do you have support for you lifestyle change to eat clean, or cleaner than usual? yes

Do you have concerns with how this will fit into your life? YES!! BUT my hubby is being way more supportive than I ever thought possible

Do you find clean eating to be enjoyable or a load of work? Enjoyable

Are you getting what you want out of eating cleaner?


So far so good, I feel a whole lot better and my attitude is changing for the better

Let us know what your journey to better eating has entailed - struggle, joy, frustration?
So far alot of joy, but I know at certain times, like holiday partys and such I may struggle, but I will get right back on plan and just let it go, that is what I like about eating this way...I can just do it 80-90% of the time and still have the results I want.

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Frozen fruit is ok, just make sure there is no added sugar! For a good clean eating cook book check out Tosca Reno's books... The main clean eating book and the clean eating cookbook she wrote both have tons of recipes. She also has a kids clean eating book. Should be available on amazon.

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9/12/08 1:58 P

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I have been trying to eat better for years..I sneak
in brown rice..make lots of stir fries..use lots
of different veggie..sneak them in..make lots of
salads.. Try to buy more fresh fruit when in season.
We live in Nova Scotia Canada. so alot of our
fruit is imported in during the winter months.
Is frozen fruit o.k.... Is there a cookbook out on
clean eating..I will buy one...

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MSCOOL1 Posts: 85
5/23/08 2:55 P

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Thank you very much. We are all doing the same thing I would hope it's alright to pass along other Teams info!

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5/23/08 2:42 P

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I think you should check out some of the discussions in our team forum (at the top of this page, click on FORUM: General Team Discussion Forum"), particularly the posts on "What's in Your Cooler".

Also, I don't know if it's uncool for me to do this, but I also belong to another team called "Eating Clean"; it's very similar to this one, but a bit more active. You should definitely check out their posts, as well.

Finally... go to Spark Recipes and search for "snacks." Not everything there will necessarily be "clean", so you'll have to use your own good common sense. But if you read the reviews, you'll notice there are a lot of Sparkers out there who know how to "fix up" a recipe to make it clean or healthier, or both!

I'm just saying... Kelley


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5/23/08 12:57 P

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I have 2 children 8 yrs & 18 mnths and I am needing ideas for snacks other than fruit or veggies.

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Where is everyone???

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Hi Everyone,
Bec, bravo to you. Great job! I am also new to SP It really does feel good to eat clean. For a long time I would eat some clean then not... back and forth, but never most/all clean daily. Then I went to visit a friend for a couple of weeks. She eats very clean and no meat. My, My, My I have never felt soooo good. I have had my trouble since being home and have been on the search for good food. But I found myself spending too much and too much time. Anyway, I contacted a local farmer and will be receiving a farm box of all organic, fresh fruits and vegetables and my local grocery store now just began their own brand organic foods. Ask and you shall receive. I too give my son treats, but better that they are organic and limited. thanks for listening and sharing. I love this site

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4/3/08 11:33 A

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It's amazing how much better I feel in just a few months. Clean Eating (80-90 percent), plus regular exercise (I love Zumba), has helped me lose 20 pounds since January without feeling like I've sacrificed anything. My husband is pretty supportive - he eats clean meals with me (other than quinoa, which he just doesn't like) and is trying to lose weight himself. He is still eating non-clean foods at work and occasionally brings junk food into the house. The good thing is that I don't feel the cravings for it like I used to. I've even been able to resist the ice cream in the freezer (although I told him he can't bring any more home, lol). When I feel a sweet craving that fruit won't satisfy, I'll have a square of very dark chocolate with a few dried cherries. I also found this great caf-free hazelnut tea that I'll drink with some stevia and a splash of skim milk. It really curbs the craving for sugar. My kids are still young (5 & 3) and they both like fruit, so we've been able to cut out a lot of their non-healthy snacks without complaint. I still give them organic crackers and such, but for the most part they are eating much healthier. I've had a few setbacks (can you say, Easter candy?), but when I do I just jump right back into it. I'm new to SP, but I find it really helps my motivation when I'm having an off day. Thanks, everyone!

Bec

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They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagles' wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.
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If it were just me, then I believe clean eating would be easier. But with my family, I'm finding it to be much harder than I thought. Trying to prepare meals and please them is hard. Added difficulty is my DH does alot of the cooking and he does not worry about clean eating, it just has to taste good.
My family also insist on having the junk and I'm having a hard time resisting the junk myself.
But I really need to do this! I want to lower my body fat by 10% before summer. I don't know that this is even a possibility in the time I have left.

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What motivation! Great outlook on this healthy lifestyle Melissa!

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I only recently (5 weeks ago) started eating clean and it has been so wonderful because not only am I losing weight but I feel like I can control the weight that I lost. I just feel in control. I have splurged on junk occassionally but I get right back on the wagon. I just love eating like this.

Eat Healthy! If you mess up, start over with the next meal, not the next day.


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I started eating clean-"er" about a year ago when I met my now husband. It has been easy in some ways now that we are married and shop, cook and eat together most of the time. But there are some ways that it I feel like I don't get the variety of foods that I was used to before. I REALLY need to start using the recipes I am finding here on Spark. There are lots of good ones, but some require time or ingredients I don't have yet... But I'm getting there. I've gotten really good about reading labels! DH has taught me SO much, and now I'm learning a lot here!

I'm just saying... Kelley


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Do you have support for you lifestyle change to eat clean, or cleaner than usual?

Do you have concerns with how this will fit into your life?

Do you find clean eating to be enjoyable or a load of work?

Are you getting what you want out of eating clean/er?

Let us know what your journey to better eating has entailed - struggle, joy, frustration?

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