I've been eating clean since 2004. I basically follow Tosca Reno's books and tweak as necessary. I also do a lot of my own food prep (baked goods and bread, jams, frozen veggies/fuits). My own definition reads something like...
Eating whole foods, minimally processed. No white flours or added sugars. No artificial sweeteners, additives or preservatives when possible. Organic produce when possible. Dairy, meat, and poultry are organic, grass fed, free range, cage free, no-GMO. Sustainable fish. Whole grains with the majority coming from non-wheat sources (there are so many cool grains out there, wheat is boring to me now!). Healthy fats (monosaturated sources). 5-6 meals per day, planned and packed in advance if necessary with lots of water to drink and regular exercise.
I try not to be obsessive though and will on occasion indulge in a sweet treat on vacation or for a special occasion. I will also eat fast food, if there are no other choices and I have to eat (my nutritionist always tells me if the option is Wendy's or nothing, choose Wendy's but this doesn't mean the biggest burger on the menu). I just try to make the best choices I can every day.
Edited by: JOONBUG617 at: 2/2/2012 (12:15)
Slow and steady wins the race!
| Pounds lost: 6.5