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3/7/12 1:03 P

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Okay, I just checked it out and I guess I am practicing this for the most part. I don't go out of my way to buy only organic foods, but I very seldom buy anything processed except for sauces and condiments. We grow a garden and I can my own vegetables--even dry beans for quick refried beans, soups or chili. We like most vegetables from artichokes and asparagus to zucchini and we don't eat a lot of sweets. DH takes fruit in his lunch every day and we mix our own trail mix from almonds, pecans, walnuts and dried fruit from Costco--again, not organic, but not processed either. We don't eat much bread--at least I don't--and DH has his favorite (Western Hazelnut).

I've started cooking with only olive or sesame oil, or occasionally peanut oil for an asian dish and only use hydrogenated oil (shortening) occasionally when I make biscuits or cookies. I tried going back to natural (lard) for the few things I bake, but didn't like the taste or texture of the baked goods, so that is out. I might be able to use butter, but again I really try to stay away from baked goods, so it isn't something that affects my diet much.

I do eat dairy: cheeses and yogurt, mostly, but choose a low-fat version when possible.
The one thing I use that I should probably wean myself off of is artificial sweeteners. I don't use sugar, but I use Splenda in my coffee, tea and anything else that I like sweetened.

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3/7/12 11:39 A

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I'll have to research it to see if I am anywhere close. I can't see myself giving up meat--ever--but we do eat a variety of vegetables and have switched to using only healthy fats for cooking and lots of whole grains.

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3/6/12 11:18 P

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I have a couple of Clean Eating cookbooks. I'm trying to get better at this.

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3/6/12 6:03 P

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Thanks Tina. I couldn't find what it's really about. It looks like a regular food "mag" What did I miss? I tried to find what the goals were; ie. cut back on processed foods? eat less fatty foods? know what I mean?
I gave up on the site and did a www search and found this:
http://eatingcleanworks.com/what-is-eati
ng-clean.html

Now that seems common sense, right? LOL
I hope you're able to convert your dh Tina. Maybe he'll be more pliable if he doesn't feel pressured?
Keep us posted on how you do.

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3/6/12 5:34 P

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Here's a link to their magazine site: www.cleaneatingmag.com/

Healthy eating, but way more veggies than my dh would ever eat! I think he'd revolt and eat out all he could. lol Need to slowly lead in that direction tho. My sister and her husband are eating that way now, I think.

Tina

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Reading about Paleo and Raw Food diets is inspiring changes in My diet! Just enough to want to add lots of veggies!


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3/6/12 11:53 A

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What is clean eating? I hope I do. LOL

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3/6/12 9:21 A

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Anyone switched to cooking with so many veggies like this? Started getting the magazine. Looks great, but dh would be a hard convert. Also found some yummy looking bean recipes last night. Almost ready to get cooking again for a change. ;)

Tina

"Life's a dance, you learn as you go... " Go ahead and dance!

Reading about Paleo and Raw Food diets is inspiring changes in My diet! Just enough to want to add lots of veggies!


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