First, eliminate the word "lean" from in front of "meats". When you are eating real and "clean" foods you don't have to focus on the old popular messages.
What you want to look at mostly is plain, fresh, real, naturally offered food. Okay, that may seem confusing as many food manufacturers will use those terms on their packages, cans, bags and boxes. There you have your first clue.
Eliminate as many food items from your diet that come in packages, cans, bags and boxes. When you do get something in one of those read the ingredient list, not so much the "nutrition facts" because if you are eating food that is nutrient dense you won't be so concerned about those "nutrition facts" because you will soon learn that they aren't really very helpful.
"Clean", to me means clean of all man-made, chemical, refined, over-processed, toxic stuff. Clean means just plain food that comes from the earth and left as close to its original form as much as possible. e.g. white bread vs. 100% whole wheat bread with no preservatives, dough conditioners or any ingredients that a normal person wouldn't have kickin' around their own kitchen. It means margarine vs. real butter. It means canned asparagus, or some frozen concoction that happens to have some asparagus in it vs. fresh asparagus . It means junky yogurt like Yoplait vs a yogurt that only has milk and yogurt cultures in it--that's right; only 2 ingredients--add your own honey and/or vanilla and/or fruit.
Not everybody who follows the "Clean Eating" style of eating does it the same. It all depends on what you want to have "cleaned" out of your food. It's really pretty personal.
But if you hang around on this team you will get a lot of ideas and certainly an education about all the junky, toxic stuff that is in most all the food offered in grocery stores and fast food places.
Welcome to the team!
Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 6/14/2011 (22:06)
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