SparkPeople Eating Clean Team Messageboard For those who strive to eat clean, natural and healthy foods minus the toxic junk. Join us in discussions, share tips... and enjoy random and fun challenges...Step up to eating clean with us! SparkPeople Eating Clean Team Messageboard Hi Everyone I'm starting fresh in the new year with a whole new attitude towards my Health and fitness. I'm starting with cleaning out my fridge and stocking it with healthy foods ONLY! <BR> <BR> I have many new recipes to try and I am excited about the possibilities! It will be a challenge for sure, but one that I feel ready for. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Dec 2020 14:54:11 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 24 Nov 2019 18:30:44 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 23 Sep 2019 15:45:05 EST JUNE EAT CLEAN DAILY EMOTION DAY 1= <em>550</em> <em>551</em> =6 Fri, 31 May 2019 16:08:03 EST SPARK PEOPLE PREMIUM COACH USES Have you bought the Spark People premium coach programme/s? <BR> Do they work for you? Sat, 25 May 2019 11:07:15 EST Two questions for clean eaters What are the most effective changes you have made since starting to eat clean? And, do you have a favourite clean eating resource? Mon, 18 Feb 2019 05:46:49 EST A bit of fun for the festive season On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me a partridge in a pear tree, Sun, 2 Dec 2018 17:32:31 EST WEEKLY FRUIT & VEG Day 1 = 6 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:57:31 EST WEEKLY WATER Day 1=8 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:52:38 EST EATING CLEAN ON A BUDGET Is it possible? <BR> How? <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Sep 2018 11:22:50 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:05:18 EST MAY WATER CHALLENGE DAY1 <BR> DAY2 <BR> DAY3 <BR> DAY4 <BR> DAY5 <BR> DAY6 <BR> DAY7 <BR> DAY8 <BR> DAY9 <BR> DAY10 <BR> DAY11 <BR> DAY12 <BR> DAY13 <BR> DAY14 <BR> DAY15 <BR> DAY16 <BR> DAY17 <BR> DAY17 <BR> DAY18 <BR> DAY19 <BR> DAY20 <BR> DAY21 <BR> DAY22 <BR> DAY23 <BR> DAY24 <BR> DAY25 <BR> DAY26 <BR> DAY26 <BR> DAY27 <BR> DAY28 <BR> DAY29 <BR> DAY30 <BR> DAY31 <BR> <BR> <BR> COPY AND PASTE <BR> Fri, 4 May 2018 14:54:33 EST Eating clean Wondering what dinner ideas are quick and easy family meals after working all day. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:34:41 EST New Ideas For Eating Clean Please I need new ideas/ recipes for clean eating please! Getting tired of oatmeal and chicken! Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:51:21 EST How to Say No, Resist Temptation, and Stick to... Hope this is also okay to share. <BR> <BR> How to Say No, Resist Temptation, and Stick to Your Health Goals <BR> By James Clear | Behavioral Psychology, Habits, Self-Improvement <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 3 Oct 2017 18:22:39 EST How to Organize Your Kitchen for Weight Loss T thought this was good so thought I would share it. Hope I am allowed. Sorry if I am not just let me know and I will try to delete it. <BR> <BR> How to Organize Your Kitchen for Weight Loss <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tchen-for-weight-loss/ </link> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:51:54 EST A-Z FRUIT - VEG Apple --asparagus <em>550</em> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:52:24 EST New Thank you for having me i'm new thanks for having me. <BR> <BR> here's a little bit about me: <BR> <BR> I'm a 51 year old happily married to Ian and mother of two adult children. I have scoliosis of the spine and suffer from osteoarthritis of the hips. I live in Brisbane Australia. I manage my hip osteoarthritis naturally. I was told 5 years ago by doctors and specialists I needed 2 hip replacements and I was having none of that. <BR> <BR> I currently weigh-in at 57.4 kilo's. I'm aiming to not go over 58 kilo... Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:12:08 EST food mill I am looking to getting a food mill does anyone here have any advice as to what to look for. Sat, 8 Jul 2017 16:27:38 EST THE WEEKLY QUESTION 28th Your Fairy god Mother has called by to give you 3 wishes ? <BR> 1 <BR> 2 <BR> 3 Sun, 28 May 2017 13:40:41 EST THE W EEKLY QUESTION APRIL 30th What is your favourite sandwich filling? and what kind of bread? <BR> What is your f favourite baked potato filling? Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:28:59 EST What does eating clean mean to you? what does eating clean mean to you? Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:04:11 EST The chat room Hi my name is Linda I have been here on spark for a long time now. I have been eating clean for as long as I can remember Sun, 12 Feb 2017 11:01:43 EST New to this Hi I am new to the clean eating. I really think this could help me lose weight and become healthier. Would love any and all suggestions. Thank you Wed, 8 Feb 2017 10:47:33 EST Eating Clean & Healthy Makes My Stomach Hurt???? Every time I eat a clean or healthy meal my stomach starts to hurt (a very specific type pf pain) and it can be unbearable. <BR> <BR> Today I had chicken, rice, and broccoli for lunch and had stomach pains. <BR> <BR> I get the SAME EXACT stomach pains when I don't eat enough carbs with my meals. <BR> <BR> As soon as I go eat "junk" something fried, ice cream, yogurt etc the pain goes away. And I can eat just about anything without my stomach ever hurting. <BR> <BR> I am refusing to eat ... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 21:16:19 EST Newbie here I used to use SparkPeople years ago, but haven't been on in so long I feel like I don't even know the place anymore! The website has changed SO much it's crazy! Anywho, I'm really needing the support of it all right now to re-start my life changing journey and get back into working towards my goals. =) Wed, 3 Aug 2016 21:13:24 EST Why does the Phase 3 plan have so much carbs i notice in the book the phase 3 plan has oats, sweetpotatos. anyone try it? do you really lose weight with it Tue, 1 Mar 2016 09:38:05 EST How to start eating clean on a budget I've been looking for a good guide on how to start eating clean when you're on a budget and I found this guide. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to share with you guys: <BR> <BR><BR>y/how-to-eat-clean-on-a-budget <BR> <BR> Enjoy. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 19:43:24 EST Newbie HI! New to Clean Eating. Looking forward to learning new recipes, discussing challenges, and losing weight. Thanks. Sun, 21 Feb 2016 14:58:49 EST Your Thoughts on the "Everything in Moderation" So...I just returned from a business trip/conference where we had the large gatherings for lunch and receptions in the evening, etc. Now, I eat clean about 90% of the time - no alcohol, very low sugar, lots of veggies, etc. At these events, I do my best to stick as close to my normal eating habits as possible for several reasons - I don't want the weight gain, clean eating foods keep me feeling at my best, and I need my sleep at night. My non-clean-eating-friends kept saying, "It is always g... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 08:14:46 EST Can Sugar Give you Headaches? Hello Eating Clean Team, <BR> <BR> I experienced something very unusual the past few days and wanted to check in with all of you to see if this has ever happened to you. I eat clean about 90% of the time. When I don't eat clean it is usually enjoying pizza on Friday nights. This past weekend I was away on a business trip. The first evening they served cheese cake so - not sure why - but I indulged. Within maybe 10-15 min after eating the cake, I started feeling terrible in my head - almo... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 08:07:05 EST Alot of fruit good or bad? Every morning I eat a good amount of fruit for breakfast with a protien(typically grapes,strawberries and a banana). I also use fruit to snack on in between meals when I get hungry..maybe an apple, pear or orange. Could too much fruit hinder my fat loss goals? Sat, 23 Jan 2016 23:01:16 EST New here Good morning I would like to eat only clean and natural foods any suggestions? Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:13:15 EST Juice Plus Has anyone incorporated Juice Plus whole food nutrition into their plan? <BR> . <BR><BR>us/en.html#.VkOwmberRqs Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:18:53 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:25:34 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:14:27 EST new Hello, my name is Monica. I use to be on Sparkpeople several years ago. A lot on this site has changed. I use to eat clean and I loved the way I looked. I let emotional eating get in the way and have gained some of the weight back. Thank God I didn't gain all of it back. Now I need to get back. <BR> I do have a question. How do you get the pounds lost tracker that you all have? Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:43:37 EST New here Hi everyone, My name is Bobbie I am new to Spark people. I love to workout and eat healthy! I am moving my family towards clean eating and we are almost there. I love sharing recipes, ideas and motivation!!! We can do this! Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:36:40 EST 10 Things to Always Keep in Your Kitchen I've really been enjoying this website, and found a post by the author about her kitchen essentials; the items in her refrigerator that she keeps stocked. Since starting to eat clean about a month ago, I noticed that there are things that are always in my kitchen, and tools I just can't live without. Wanna share ideas on what your kitchen just has to have? <BR> <BR> Here's the original link to the inspiration for this: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s-keep-in-yo... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:07:49 EST Eating Out? Besides running into a grocery store and grabbing a fresh, organic, produce. I'm wondering what y'all do when circumstances cause you to eat out? Saw one gal online with her blog this week was chatting about bringing a clean meal with her on the plane and in her carry on luggage for the week. She had individual items vacuum sealed and that was interesting and portable. Wondering if anyone has any other tips? Fri, 17 Jul 2015 21:45:13 EST Whole 30? Hello! <BR> <BR> I am following Dallas and Melissa Hartwig's Whole 30 elimination plan right now in the hopes of discovering which foods are causing some health issues. In the process, I am eating clean and hope to continue. I joined this forum to get some healthy eating ideas. :-) <BR> <BR> Has anyone done this elimination? I'd like to ask a few questions. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Karen Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:37:51 EST I have been around a long time I have been on SP for awhile and came here to share and learn what I can from all you. <BR> I am all about cleaning up my act. <BR> Looking forward to being here. <BR> ~Erin Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:08:12 EST Accountability Buddy I think an accountability buddy is an excellent idea! I would love one, too---how does one go about getting one? Fri, 2 Jan 2015 12:06:34 EST Hi Everyone! I would like to try eating clean, but I'm not exactly sure what it means. I think it means no preservatives? You'll have to help me on this, I'm generally clueless! LOL Anyway, I'm new and need to join groups and I need friends to help me! Fri, 2 Jan 2015 12:04:16 EST New Team: The 2015 Resolution Revolution Challenge Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I created a new SparkTeam for 2015 weight loss resolutions. It's called The 2015 Resolution Revolution Challenge, and I hope that you will join! <BR> <BR> The challenge starts on Sunday January 11, 2015. Are you ready? <BR> <BR> Join Here: <link><BR>2015 </link> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 22:07:18 EST New again Just introducing myself here. New again to the site after almost a year. A big part of why I left the site was that I wasn't feeling like part of a community, so I'm back again and trying to get more involved. <BR> As far as clean eating I believe I do pretty well. I was raised on a lot of organic and natural foods. We were not allowed sugary cereals and artificial colors due to the fact that my older brother was hyperactive and my parents chose to control his problems the natural way. But in... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:13:45 EST Tofu I'm pretty new to the idea of clean eating and I'm starting to experiment. I was just wondering if you would consider Tofu as "clean" as I have seen conflicting views on the topic. Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:52:53 EST um what the? so I made this "really awesome" nacho soup for my girls and I. for a "meatier" consistency I added Quornia meat substitute in it. Was very tasty except my daughter pointed out "mom, it's not clean...there's chemicals in it" <BR> <BR> I said "no way, it's vegetarian so that means it's good for you!" she showed me the words I couldn't pronounce <BR> <BR> what the deuce man?? <BR> <BR> She says "welcome to my world" <BR> <BR> <em>29</em> Tue, 4 Nov 2014 12:36:42 EST Clean Breakfast Ideas? I have the hardest time with breakfasts. I'm sick to death of smoothies. I don't have time to cook an egg and bacon and I hate eggs anyway unless there's potato involved (bad experience as a kid turned me off). I'd like to stay away from grains if possible as well. <BR> <BR> What are your go-to quick breakfast ideas? Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:53:32 EST Popcorn What do you put on your popcorn, especially to keep seasonings on? Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:31:06 EST Zucchini What do you do with your zucchini beyond making bread and sauté it Sat, 6 Sep 2014 22:54:43 EST Inside stomach Ramen Noodle digestion goes viral <BR> <link> </link> <BR> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 11:57:22 EST Too Much Sugar In Yogurt!! Wow oh wow! I was so excited to see that Chobani now has a greek yogurt with fruit and steel-cut oats added to it. I thought I would give it a try. Now, I have been eating plain yogurt where I add fruit, some whole oats and 1 teaspoon (yes, I measure) of honey. The Chobani packaged read 17 grams of sugar which I didn't think was that much, but I have no idea how many grams of sugar fit into one tsp. was so sweet I could barely eat it! <BR> <BR> I don't know if I have cl... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:48:49 EST Processed Foods - Do They Taste Different Now? I eat very few processed foods, but every now and then I may have a treat. I usually enjoy dark chocolate covered graham crackers from Whole Foods, but they have not been selling them for some time now (or I can not find them in the store any longer). Well, I was shopping at Giant and I saw that Keebler had an individual container of mini chocolate covered graham crackers, I thought - "what the heck - these would be fine". Well.....I got home a tried one and I swear I could taste the chemi... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:07:37 EST Trader Joe's What do you buy from Trader Joe's? Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:14:01 EST Too many healthy fats? I just finished reading Tosca Reno's book (Clean Eating Stripped)....and I'm a little confused about healthy fats.... <BR> <BR> If I eat: <BR> 2 tbsp hummus <BR> 2 tbsp peanut butter <BR> 1 tbsp healthy oil <BR> <BR> Is that too much?? Do I need to have just 1 tbsp pb if I am eating hummus that day?? I tend to eat my hummus until it's gone, peanut butter for breakfast every day and I will usually incorporate some EVOO or coconut oil into my dinner meal. Just want to make sure I'm not ove... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 18:26:05 EST Clean Protein powder Hi, I am looking for a non-Whey Protein Powder. Any good clean ones out there? <BR> Thanks, <BR> Laura <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:07:11 EST Black Rice Was wondering if anyone has tried black rice. I was watching The Doctors on TV yesterday and they were raving about how nutritious and jam packed with antioxidants. Apparently it's also better than brown rice. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:46:09 EST Newbie Question Hello, <BR> <BR> As someone who is completely new to the concept of clean eating, and who would like to begin by merely avoiding processed foods without taking into account nutritional value (that will come later once I have a better grasp on things), how do I define processed foods? Specifically, are mayonnaise and jelly/preserves considered processed foods? Do I need to make my own mayonnaise out of eggs and oil and my own preserves out of fruit and sugar? What about yogurt? It's processed... Sun, 11 May 2014 04:29:44 EST unsweetened fruit yogurt: is there such a thing? I realize it's trivial to add fruit to unsweetened yogurt if you're at home and washing/cutting fruit is easy. But sometimes I would prefer to buy such a product pre-made - for example, in the middle of my workday. However, as far as I can tell, yogurt with fruit is *always* sweetened. Is there a brand that is unsweetened? <BR> <BR> (Yes, I realize that fruit is itself a sweetener. But I like fruit. What I don't need is sugar, aspartame, agave, etc., or anything that is added simply to negat... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:40:33 EST Starting Cooler 3 on Monday I have been trying to lose 10-15 lbs for about 3 years. I always start a diet, lose about 5 lbs, the get bored and quit. I am hoping that this is a lifestyle change I can stick with. Any tips or meal ideas? Anyone else on cooler 3 or want to start? Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:32:48 EST Freekeh - have you tried it yet? I tried some of this just this week and really liked it a lot. I liked it much better than Quinoa or brown rice. It has a lot of nutrients and it's very filling. It's NOT gluten free so if that matters to you it's probably not right for you <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of dumping rice from my menus and using this instead. Not sure if it all is but at least this brand is also Non-GMO: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:11:53 EST Information Needed Please Hi, <BR> I am new to clean eating, and was wondering if I could get some help with where to find information, and direction. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Hattie Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:58:01 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:15:51 EST Eating Clean while Traveling - Tampa Bay I'm at St. Pete Beach today, and will be in or around the Tampa Bay area until 4/18. I fell off the Clean wagon for the first time in 3+ months yesterday, because I couldn't figure out how to do otherwise without screwing up this vacation. I've been OK with clean while spending most of my time in our home in Ohio, where I have my stock of clean foods, my nearby stores and other sources and my powerful blender. My wife is tolerant, but not committed to this program, and this is her vacation... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:35:56 EST New to the site Hello! My name is Carrie. I am new to this site. I recently started to change my eating habits and developed a huge interest in eating clean. I have been reading many books on it. I am hoping this group will help me with some new eating ideas and will let me meat people with similar health interests and goals! Look forward to reading what everyone has to say on this site! Thu, 3 Apr 2014 15:45:04 EST I am new to the team. I am a former Marine who was injured in the service. So I have several disabilities. But I need to eat healthy to keep the gut in check. You know the ring around the waist line. <BR> <BR> I enjoy my fruits. I grow my own garden every year. But no fruit. So I have learn from Dr. OZ show frozen is good also. I will enjoy sharing and learning new ways to eat healthy. Alan Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:14:41 EST Just Signed Up for the CSA!! I spent a boat-load of money to get the full option for the CSA (Consumer Supported Agriculture). Starting in June - I will pick-up my share of the latest local veggies to bring home to my family. Green smoothies - here we come! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:28:42 EST clean cooking in the crockpot What clean meals do you cook in your crockpot? Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:28:26 EST In search of accountability buddy I am a 40 year old wife, part time professional working mother of 3. I am into clean eating (when I’m on top of my game). I have learned that my best method of motivating myself is to have another person/people to check in with and be accountable to. This is already working for me in terms of exercise but I need more accountability in the healthy eating department. I know that the secret to my success is planning ahead, preparing healthy food ahead of time and making sure I have healthy o... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:37:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:35:41 EST Changing my lifestyle. Hi everyone, my name is Connie and I started my journey on March 5, 2014. I don't want to be on any diets but want to change my lifestyle to be healthy. I am really done with being tired and just want to know I've done everything I can to spend as many years in this world to be with my children, and hopefully one day in the far future grandchildren. :) <BR> I read and have started to follow Dolvett Quince "The 3-1-2-1 Diet" and I can honestly say I love it. I'm hoping to find friends on her ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:59:49 EST Is the rest of your lifestyle "clean"? I have adopted clean eating in the last 6 months. While I don't eat clean 100%, I still like my protein powder and creamer for example, I can tell a difference in my health, my skin, my attitude. While doing research on eating clean I've discovered so many products we use everyday that are also full of chemicals and probably even more harmful than what we are eating. I'm talking about things like lotions, fabric softeners, deodorants. It has really made me want to not only eat clean but h... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:49:42 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:18:46 EST What new clean eating foods have you tried? I tried quinoa pasta last night. It was tasty, my oldest daughter had that instead of the other pasta I made for the rest of the family. <BR> <BR> Focusing on cutting out the white stuff as much as possible. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:38:10 EST Business Travel - Ugh I am in Orlando this week for a business conference. Part of the conference always involves receptions and they always take place during normal dinner hours. Last night's reception was poolside on a beautiful Florida evening. The food was very tasty, but.....I swear there may have been one cold vegetable in the entire set-up. Most of the food was carbs. I just felt so yucky after not eating a single veggie for dinner last night. How have others dealt with a similar situation? Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:37:08 EST 9 disgusting things you've been eating (additives) Here's an interesting article I found today. Definitely increases my resolve to eat as clean as possible. <BR> <link><BR>oss-ingredients_n_4063894.html#eyJocmV<BR>mIjoiaHR0cDovL3d3dy5odWZmaW5ndG9ucG9zd<BR>C5jb20vIiwiYWRVbml0Ijp7InNlcnZlciI6Iml<BR>idyIsImlkIjoiOTM0MTY2MjAiLCJtb2JpbGUiO<BR>mZhbHNlfSwibGFiZWwiOiJIb21lcGFnZS0gTGV<BR>mdCBSYWlsIFVuaXQiLCJzZWxlY3RvciI6Ii5nc<BR>mlkX2Jsb2NrLmxlZnQgLnRoZV9ibG9nX2hlYWR<BR>lcl9pbWciLCJjcmVhdGl2ZSI6IjM1ZDg2ZTI4M<BR>TA... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 12:11:02 EST A New face. Helllo!! Its me Jessica Harper. <BR> I had another sparkpage but my mobile app isn't allowing me to access it so I had to create a new page!! <BR> I have been out of the swing of things and the spark community for a while now and I need to get back in desperately. <BR> I am also looking for a female accountability partner if anyone is interested. Just someone to encourage and be encouraged by, as well as tough questions and fitness/food/cheat day accountability. <BR> <BR> Hope you all ha... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:17:32 EST Clean Cookbook I need a clean cookbook or two. What are your favorites and why? I'm old fashioned and want actual cookbooks not electronic. <BR> Thanks!! Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:24:26 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 5 Feb 2014 15:22:27 EST BOLO!!! Foods you thought where clean Just curious what were some foods people thought we're clean, but turned out not to be. Also what did you do/swap to make them clean? Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:50:47 EST Hi! Hi everyone - I'm a young mom to one fantastic little boy! I'm not entirely new to the idea of clean eating but I in process of putting it into practice :) I'm taking it slow, and really learning what's what and cutting things out along the way. I wanted to join this group to get support, ideas, and helpful information! Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:54:08 EST beta-glucans in Elimination Diet Can anyone weigh in on the pros/cons of beta-glucans in the Elimination Diet? Also, is there any reason besides wheat/gluten contamination to avoid gluten-free oats? Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:37:43 EST do you like it? I cooked a batch of quinoa. I'm looking for quick and easy healthy foods to add to it. Any ideas! Also, do you know how long I can keep cooked quinoa in my refrigerator in a glass container with a well sealed lid? Sun, 19 Jan 2014 16:32:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:07:51 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:00:28 EST breakfast suggestions? Hi there..I am hoping to get some breakfast suggestions. I dont really care for eggs...are there any cereals that are considered clean? tia! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 19:23:09 EST What type of milk do you prefer? Nonfat organic, no hormone cow's milk? Almond milk? Soy milk? Coconut milk? Vanilla, chocolate? Please weigh in! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 01:55:02 EST Hello! Hello to all my name is crystal and I hope you all have a great year ahead! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 18:12:55 EST Newbie Hoping to get some motivation and good ideas for quick clean meals. 70 lbs to lose. I like to make smoothies and would like some new ideas. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 18:49:51 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:22:59 EST new again Hi all. I just rejoined SP about a week or so ago and I'm finding that I am needing to rejoin some of my teams. <BR> A little about me and my goals: <BR> I'm a belly dancer and yoga teacher among other things. <BR> I re-hit my highest weight ever after having not been there for about 3 years, and then went 2 pounds higher. Hence the re-joining SP. <BR> I've been Gluten Free for about 3 months now but went on a gluten binge over the holidays. <BR> I, like a lot of people who go GF made the m... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 03:10:39 EST Gifting - CLEAN I am making up a couple gift baskets for Christmas (they could be themed for any occasion however) and thought I'd see what other's might be 'gifting' by way of 'clean creations' and in this case 'recycled' and new items. <BR> <BR> My favorite home made, clean food items for gifting are wine, nut breads, and jams. <BR> <BR> For one 'basket' I used an old wine crate (recycled) and for another I used an old vintage dish pan, Then filled with home-made and old and new items. <BR> <BR> So... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 04:10:04 EST I am new to the Team I want to learn to eat clean, and learn more about the results of doing so. <BR> I have tried to eat healthy foods, but it is hard to make servings for just <BR> myself. DH is very tall and slim, he doesn't always eat the foods I like. At <BR> times we do like the same foods. I hope that I get the help I need on meals <BR> for myself only. <BR> Fri, 6 Dec 2013 00:52:57 EST chips Omg! I miss chips, crackers, goldfish, all salty/crunchy types of snacks. Do yall have any type of low calorie, unprocessed substutites i could try?? Tue, 3 Dec 2013 20:00:43 EST Clean Coffee? I drink maxwell house, and the ingredients say 100% pure coffee, but i dont know what kind of processes they use to roast/preserve/etc. Who would consider coffee clean? Is there a brand that you know is clean? <BR> Thanks! Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:46:38 EST New to the group Hi - I am on and off with Eating Clean - feel 100 times better when I do eat this way. So I am back at it! Sat, 16 Nov 2013 12:45:37 EST Need help with winter fruit choices I do NOT like to eat fruit except bananas. I love smoothies tho and made lots of heathy ones all summer. Now that winter is here I need a way to get in my I would appreciate any suggestions as how to do that without actually having to eat them raw. <BR> Veggies are not an issue as I stir fry and make soups for winter.....but fruits are my issue. <BR> Thanks for your help! <BR> Sarah Mon, 4 Nov 2013 17:41:40 EST Want to start eating clean but need some help! Hi everyone, I would really like to improve my diet (and those of my husband and kids) by making a move towards clean eating. I'm not really sure where to start though... overhauling the contents of the entire kitchen and deep freeze seems uneconomical, and I know that if I try to make any sweeping changes I'm unlikely to stick to it. So I would love some advice on some small changes I can make to get started, and also some ideas on what ingredients should be the first to omit. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 23:03:26 EST New to the group Hey clean eaters , I'm an east coast wife and mom looking to improve my health and lose weight. My family is on board with clean eating and I love to cook. Currently, I am using the Paleo Diet cookbook to create healthy meals and snacks. I'm looking forward to interacting with you all. Sat, 2 Nov 2013 21:43:37 EST new here from Maine Hi everyone, I am here to learn to live healthier. I live in Whitefield Maine on 50 acres with hubby (24 years married) and our puppy Dessah. We have 5 children between us, and nearly 20 grandchildren ages 9 mos to 20. My husband recently was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia, we are both diabetic. I have been diagnosed with a few mental illnesses, which are challenging. My A1C a few months ago was 11.7, It is down to 7.5 and my goal is to get it down to 6.0. We have only recently begun ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 11:56:43 EST Newbie - looking for support/friends! Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I just signed up for spark people. I'm on my journey to losing 25lbs and I just know sparkpeople will help me accomplish my goal. I like to work out and am learning how to eat better and be more mindful of myself. I'm definitely looking for some support and motivation here so would certainly love to develop that here! <BR> <BR> Lori Thu, 3 Oct 2013 20:04:09 EST Hello to all I've been eating a lot better than i used to and even getting my family to eat healthier, but were running out of ideas and ways to sneak in the healthy stuff for the kids. Tue, 1 Oct 2013 09:46:52 EST Homemade! What's your latest clean creation? Yum!!! I made fresh grape juice last night-----it is sooooooo good. Tue, 3 Sep 2013 12:04:27 EST Is peanut butter really 'clean'? I always see posts about peanut butter all over Tumblr's "fitspiration" blogs, and I've read about all the health benefits of peanut butter in online articles. So, I just bought a jar of it today to eat in small portions as "dessert" after a healthy meal. But for some reason, as I sit here sucking on my sad little tablespoon of the stuff, I feel guilty... as if I'm eating junk food. <BR> <BR> Do you guys eat peanut butter regularly? Is it safe? <BR> (Safe as in, if it counts as a healthy fo... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 05:16:36 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:59:50 EST hi hi, I've been away from sp for a while now - maybe 3 years or so - anyhow just stopping by to introduce myself. am looking into clean eating at the moment on low carbs Sat, 24 Aug 2013 04:32:08 EST Salad Dressings What dressings do you use on your salads? Do you make your own every time you have a salad, or is there a store brand that is considered clean? I like salads but haven't been able to find a good dressing I like, either store bought or home made. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:28:19 EST Hi im 28 female wanting to lose 20 -25 lbs I recently had back surgery to get rid of my sciatic pain that I dealt with for 2years.... and I also quit smoking about 5months ago. It was a 12week recovery for my back and Im currently still doing some PT to help strengthen my core abit..... <BR> <BR> I used to be 260lbs but lost 110lbs 5years ago (went down 14 jean sizes with diet and exercise!) and kept it off till the quitting of cigs and the back surgery happend the begining of this past May... <BR> <BR> Now Im finding it difficult w... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:48:53 EST Back to where I started Hey Everybody, <BR> I am Franzi, 23 and live in Minnesota! I grew up on a hobby farm in Germany. I remember how my parents would take care of this giant vegetable garden. My mom pretty much grew everything that you can find in the vegetable and fruit isle. Back than as a child, I didn't want to pick weeds. It was more a burden than a blessing to grow all this GOOD food yourself. Children just can't appreciate it. I didn't know what organic costs, or what companies do to what they call"food" ... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:32:23 EST Back to where I started Hey Everybody, <BR> I am Franzi, 23 and live in Minnesota! I grew up on a hobby farm in Germany. I remember how my parents would take care of this giant vegetable garden. My mom pretty much grew everything that you can find in the vegetable and fruit isle. Back than as a child, I didn't want to pick weeds. It was more a burden than a blessing to grow all this GOOD food yourself. Children just can't appreciate it. I didn't know what organic costs, or what companies do to what they call"food" ... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:30:21 EST Food prepping for a family? Hey there everyone!! I'm just getting started trying to eat REALLY clean, I think I eat pretty darn healthy but not as clean I a need for my goals. I realize that one of the easiest ways to ensure that I'm eating on point is to prep my meals so I wont just pick something potentially unhealthy on the fly. The problem is that I need to make meals for my whole family AND stay within a pretty tiny budget and most tips about prepping food are based on meals for one or maybe two people... I have 4.... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:34:57 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:24:07 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:39:26 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 7 Jul 2013 13:20:42 EST Newbie here Glad to have found this board. I have begun Clean Eating this week and I am also gluten intolerant. I'm looking for support and easy recipe ideas. Sat, 6 Jul 2013 20:47:56 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 15 Jun 2013 05:45:59 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 14 Jun 2013 09:48:14 EST Anyone else doing Dr. Junger's Clean Program? After seeing the amazing results of my best friend from college, I was floored. She's had 2 kids and well, UCLA was 18 years ago. She had her body back and looked incredible! She did it by going Clean, beginning with Junger's 21-day Clean Cleanse. <BR> I'm on day 10 and feel fantastic. I've lost 4 lbs and am so excited with the results. I'm 40+, dealing with peri menopause, I'd plateaued and couldn't seem to do anything to get the weight off. Seeing the scale finally move is the best feeling!... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 03:05:29 EST What does a MicroWave do to foods? Is microwaved food really healthy? I read that it denatures the food and the vitamins within the food, making it less bioavailable for the body's nutritional needs. <BR> <BR> Any feedback on this?? Mon, 3 Jun 2013 19:03:00 EST Day one of Eating Clean Hi. I am on day one of eating clean. I did a trial run yesterday and did pretty well, with only one or two slip ups. I have the book, but I'm finding it a little difficult to navigate and am hoping that I can get some answers/advice/tips through this forum. Mon, 3 Jun 2013 10:01:04 EST Hello I was vegan for years. Now eating chicken and fish. Sometimes I will eat steak as I've been lifting heavy for nearly a year and want to support my dwindling T-levels and increase hypertrophy. We eat organic whenever possible. I go to the gym daily now, do windsprints once a week to get a natural HGH level boost. Sun, 2 Jun 2013 15:47:52 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 30 May 2013 19:26:50 EST Tracking Juice as Fruits and Vegetables I've been overjoyed to find that a lot of the juices I've been drinking are easy to find on the Sparkpeople Nutrition tracker. I guess that's one of the benefits of being a 'late' adopter of trends; others have done to the work to enter those recipes. <BR> <BR> What I wonder is how to track the juice I drink in terms of # of fruits and vegetables on the Sparkpeople tracker at the top. <BR> <BR> It seems obvious that it wouldn't be a 1:1 ratio; clearly, one juiced carrot can not 'count' the... Thu, 30 May 2013 07:24:45 EST New to the group! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am new to eating clean and I joined this group to get advice/tips on ways to eat clean. I tend to get very bored with my food easily because I eat the same things over and over. I don't want to get stuck in a rut and end up slipping up due to boredom. I look forward to all of the posts and to learn many things to this new lifestyle! Sun, 19 May 2013 06:28:32 EST The Playground Yesterday was my 7th day of the clean detox, and the first day that I've taken my kids to the playground and PLAYED with them, instead of sitting on the bench, watching them. Tue, 7 May 2013 07:22:11 EST Grow your own? Just curious how many people here suppliment their groceries by growing their own food. <BR> <BR> Today, I picked my first lettuce and onions!!! Radishes are growing, but not yet ready. <BR> <BR> Greens are available too--whether grown or gathered wild. Polk greens (baby polk weed) is the best tasting greens available. Look for a recently cleared or tilled area that is now growing weeds--check with a guide for identification. And if you mushroom hunt . . . now, is the time! <BR> Wait ... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:07:17 EST hi! Hi everyone, I'm new and getting my life back in order. I've been in the process of cleaning out our kitchen and changing our cooking/eating habits for a few months now. I'm almost there. I get a CSA box from our farmers market every week and that has helped immensely. Actually picking it up in a couple hours :-) Looking forward to learning some tips from you all! Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:58:31 EST Looking for some clean eating friends I've been using this site for years when I've needed assistance staying on track, but I have never really utilized the social network, and I'd like to give that a try. I am also on myfitnesspal (same name) but I still prefer this site. <BR> <BR> I'm Tara. I recently became gluten-free, and it's made a world of difference in how I feel. I'm currently recovering from a gluten filled weekend, and had to take the day off work because I felt so sick... not worth it. However before that I had a ve... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 21:41:39 EST How to make Almond Milk <em>466</em> <link><BR>-to-make-almond-milk-video/ </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks to all for sharing this web site. I love reading her newsletters. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:05:42 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:31:30 EST Hello...again I had fallen of the clean eating wagon for quite a while, but am determined now to make it a lifestyle. <BR> Looking forward to lots of great ideas from all of you. :) <BR> Dee <BR> Mon, 4 Mar 2013 12:33:58 EST Hello everyone :) I am a 47 yr old Mom of 2 grown children & I have recently started to be more careful with what I am eating as I have recently found out that I am still very allergic to milk. <BR> I am hoping to get some ideas from you on menu planning and some easy recipes. <BR> <BR> I work the night shift so I have to take enough food with me for a shift (lunch and snacks) -- which is sometimes hard to do and I find myself packing the same stuff all the time. Time for some variety....... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 05:34:27 EST Buckwheat Oatmeal Waffles I make this regularly but finally put it in the recipe section <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2406414 </link> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 17:36:04 EST Hi! I'm New Hey there, my name is Trina and I am excitied to join this group! I have been struggling with eating super clean, but I know that I must. Junk food is inflammatory. I have other issues with inflammation and a clean diet, fish oil, and exercise is the only way to "cure" it. <BR> <BR> I am looking foward to getting to know the team and help each other out! I know some good recipes too. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:18:25 EST New, looking for weight loss buddies! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Lori, I'm 30 years old and I'm on the road to dropping these last 33lbs that have been plaguing me for the past several years! <BR> <BR> I joined SP to build a support team to help me do this. I always want to learn as much about health, diet and fitness as possible. I hope to get to know some supportive motivational people who I can share my goals with and who I can help motivate to their success as well! Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:36:40 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:32:36 EST Does Arm and Hammer Baking Soda Contain Aluminum? Does Arm and Hammer Baking Soda Contain Aluminum? <BR> <BR> -------excerpt. To read entire article link at bottom------ <BR> With the new version of Dr. Campbell-McBride’s book (Gut and Psychology Syndrome™) there was a very important change on the Not Allowed foods list. Originally we didn’t use baking soda on full GAPS™ because in the old book we weren’t allowed to have it (that we could see anyway). So we valiantly worked on methods to make baked goods without a rising agent and did very ... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:33:29 EST newbie entering in... new to this site and really loving eating clean and following Tosca Reno and her books. I am just so confused on do you count calories or don't you??? she basically says eat well and exercise and don't. or did i miss something? i am staring workouts this week and blogging my journey so i want to do it right. help! Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:41:18 EST Clean Hospital gift basket Hi everyone! A friend of mine's baby is in the hospital for a number of days and I want to give her a gift basket to give her some love. She is a fit mom who loves to fact she takes time out of caring for her little one to jog a few miles every day at the hospital. She is trying to make healthy choices with food but I'm sure that we all know that it's pretty lacking. Please help me put together a gift basket that fitness/Clean based that won't cost me more than $40. Thanks! :) Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:13:41 EST Hi everyone my name is Tawanna Hi im new to SP and im trying to drop 25ibs. I just had my 3rd kid just over a year ago and im trying to drop the weight. I currently have a gym membership and workout 3x a week at the gym and the rest of the days at home. I have no idea what im doing wrong but i only dropped 5 pounds and we've been going to the gym for months now. Honestly im about to give up. Im suppose to get in a brides maid dress in Oct but Im not comfortable. I would like to know what im doing wrong, why isnt the poun... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:04:12 EST Hi everyone my name is Tawanna Hi im new to SP and im trying to drop 25ibs. I just had my 3rd kid just over a year ago and im trying to drop the weight. I currently have a gym membership and workout 3x a week at the gym and the rest of the days at home. I have no idea what im doing wrong but i only dropped 5 pounds and we've been going to the gym for months now. Honestly im about to give up. Im suppose to get in a brides maid dress in Oct but Im not comfortable. I would like to know what im doing wrong, why isnt the poun... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:04:12 EST Bread Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am not a huge bread person but we always have some in the house. I was just wondering what are some good ones? I usually go Dempsters Whole Wheat Rye, or Ancient Grains, or Flax. I hear a lot about Eziekel bread - is that just a brand or is it named after the way it's made? <BR> <BR> Does anyone make their own bread at home? Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:52:59 EST PB2 Clean or not? Hi everyone! I was at the store and almost picked up a thing of PB2 and I am curious about those who know anything about it -- is it clean or not? Most importantly, is it any GOOD? I love, love, love nut butters but was wondering about it for smoothies and such, but I don't necessarily want to incorporate it if it sucks or if it isn't clean. <BR> <BR> Thoughts? Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:19:02 EST Feeding a large family.. Hi there! I just joined the team and introduced myself in the "Introduce yourself" thread. My main concern is providing clean food on a budget for a big family. I have to feed my husband, 6 kids and myself. When I first learned about clean eating, I just dove right in and ended spending A LOT of money to feed my family. I do realize now it's mainly because I didn't really keep it simple and used recipes from magazines that require a lot of different and also "new to me" ingredients. I l... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:09:31 EST Not new to the group but new to posting! Hi! My name is Gina and although I joined the group years ago I believe (and been in and out of SP), this is my first time posting. I had discovered clean eating 3 years ago and tried it for a few weeks until I got pregnant and I stopped. I am a believer that clean eating is the way to go but I am sad to say goodbye to the foods that got me big in the first place. Today is the start of my weight loss journey so I will be doing a lot of re-learning, learning and eating clean! I am 158 pou... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:58:09 EST Cheats and sweets Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am pretty good and at eating reasonably clean for my regular meals but I get stumped when it comes to cheat meals/days/treats. I usually will save my cheats for a meal I eat out or for a dessert but since I've been cooking at home more I get scared to allow myself to indulge b/c of the temptation left overs have on me. <BR> Any suggestions? Recipes/ideas? Mon, 4 Feb 2013 14:45:28 EST Natural Sugar Substitutes .. Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> I was doing some research for some sugar substitutes and came up with a list. <BR> I usually use Redpath dark brown sugar in my oatmeal but want to play around with baking without processed sugar. I've tried Stevia Sweet and I hate it. I can taste chemicals and I want something I can use that isn't filled with chemicals and actually tastes good. Here is my list: <BR> <BR> Solids (crystals): <BR> Succanat or Turbinado <BR> Rapadura <BR> Date Sugar <BR> Mesquite <B... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:57:51 EST Newbie - eating cleaner! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Danielle and I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have been adjusting my diet over the last month to cleaner meals. I am loving it so far! I am so happy there is a group for this! Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:54:19 EST The Science of Skinny Have any of you read this book? I just started it's quite interesting. I will let you know what I think. I would love to hear what you have to say. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 07:21:13 EST Fiber One Cereal Is fiber one cereal clean? Thanks Sat, 19 Jan 2013 09:59:43 EST Button mushrooms I have mushrooms, and I need some recipes! I love mushrooms sauteed, but I want to try to eat raw most of the time and I'm just not feelin it with these mushrooms lol. Anybody got any good recipes with mushrooms? Sat, 12 Jan 2013 23:03:30 EST Have you priced organic lately??? Just returned from a trip to the grocery store (Sprouts/Sunflower - a semi-health foodish grocery) and was comparing the "dirty dozen" as well as some other produce. Organic pears? Only 20 cents more per pound than the non-organic on-sale pears. Organic apples? If I bought a 5 pound bag (I did) I paid the same price per pound as the non-organic counterpart. Organic celery was only 20 cents more expensive as well. While some items were considerably more expensive (sweet potatoes, for exam... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 19:11:03 EST Tips? I need some tips on how to eat little daughter will follow my lead and my husband, lol, will eat what i make/put in front of him. <BR> <BR> Can anyone give me suggestions on menu planning? What are your best tips? <BR> <BR> Thank you..... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:55:31 EST lunch meat? i have read the tosca reno recharged book but did not see anything about lunch meat (turkey breast or ham) or turkey bacon...what is everyones thoughts on these? Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:28:06 EST Eating clean resources What are the best websites or books please? Sat, 29 Dec 2012 06:10:56 EST Trying to grasp the eat clean principles Hi everyone! I'm new to this team and wanting to learn more about the eat clean principles. I'm looking forward to others opinions and suggestions. I once in a while will pick up a copy of the eating clean magazine and I have looked at Tosca Reno's books as well as the websites. Just trying to constantly keep in my mind to not to eat processed and to head for whole foods. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 10:28:20 EST Hemp Seed I am just curious... what do you do with it - besides put it on oatmeal? I just got some yesterday hoping to up my protein levels but don't know what exactly to do with it. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:59:40 EST Nutri-Bullet? Does anyone have this gadget? If so, do you like it? Tue, 25 Dec 2012 10:43:04 EST How to eat clean without a kitchen? I live in a tiny apartment and I have no access to a kitchen or a fridge. My minifridge broke... I do have a little toaster oven, but it's very hard to cook anything in it. I can't really buy fruit and veggies to store, because I have no refridgerator, and I can't cook, because... I have no kitchen... And so I usually end up just buying pre-made salads (which are expensive) or eating cheaper, but not so clean... How do you eat clean at least relatively cheaply, when you can't really grocery s... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 01:21:29 EST Introduction Hello! I'm new to this board, and pretty new to eating clean. Looking forward to learning more and feeling better. :-) Sun, 2 Dec 2012 07:42:14 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 2 Dec 2012 04:08:10 EST Menu ideas for a family with a 16 month old I am just trying to get some more menu ideas for my family. I have a 16 month old little girl who on most days loves veggies. Her love is pasta and sauce and on days when she won't eat anything I do cave and give her that. Any ideas would be wonderful!!! Fri, 9 Nov 2012 12:24:40 EST Making healthier choices! Hello! <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople earlier in the year and have enjoyed the articles and recipes the site emails me. Now that I've reached my goal weight and I'm transitioning into maintenance, I'm moving my daily food and fitness diary to this site. I especially like the daily nutrition report I can pull up at the end of the day. <BR> <BR> I've been eating clean since February and plan to continue. It's amazing how much better I felt after I stopped eating processed foods! <BR> <B... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:09:07 EST Savory Clean Snacks? I like to eat 6 small meals a day instead of 2-3 big ones & it certainly helps me lose lbs, but I'm having trouble thinking of snacks to pack for my workday. I'm generally good on Breakfasts, lunches, & dinners, but the morning & afternoon snacks get me because sometimes I just don't feel like munching on that sweet fruit & nuts I brought & then because I didn't bring anything else, I get ravenous! I'm looking into things like kale chips, zucchini chips, veggie dips, etc. that are portable, b... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:16:19 EST What's for Breakfast Today? oatmeal with cinnamon, blackberries and egg Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:25:17 EST I need to eat clean! alkaline foods? Hi I'm zo, <BR> <BR> Been here before but want to keep at making excellent food choices.. I just noticed the lunch thread which has tons of ideas on it.. <BR> <BR> Ready to go.. <BR> <BR> Recently been checking out alkaline foods.. anyone want to care to expand these for me? new to it Sat, 8 Sep 2012 14:44:12 EST September Eating Clean Challenge I am on quest to eat clean and healthy... being diagnosed with osteoporosis in my lower spine, I realize it is very important to eat balanced clean meals with an emphasis on leafy green veggies. I am going to post about my progress and would love to have some company. Hope to see some of you sharing, too:) <BR> <BR> I just checked out a great cookbook recommended by sparkpeople's dietician Becky Hand called Simply in Season... you can also find it on It is organized by foods in s... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 22:54:32 EST High Daily Calorie Count?? I'm very new to clean eating... Honestly, I've only made a few meals and today is my first full day of what I hope is a long future of clean eating... Here is my dilemma .... So far I don't know if I'm doing something wrong.. But my Calorie count seems to be quite high... Is this NORMAL??? or am I going about this ALL wrong? I mean.. all I've eaten is healthy foods, and I don't think I have over done it on portion sizes... I do understand that eating every 3 hours means I'm ingesting more fo... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 15:25:11 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:27:54 EST Please Recommend Clean & Whole Food Recipes Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm new to this forum and would love to get your recommended SparkRecipes and other recipes that you like that are family friendly. <BR> <BR> All types of recipes are welcome (meat, vegetarian, vegan) - main meals and healthy snacks especially are wanted. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to learn all I can! Tue, 7 Aug 2012 13:19:54 EST Smoothie / Protein Shake?? I'm so confused! Could you help me by posting some good smoothie/protein shake recipes for breakfast? I’m in smoothie info. overload. <BR> <BR> Please post your recipe, what's good about it and why it works for you. Thu, 2 Aug 2012 18:32:21 EST eat clean where? aka: Where do you shop? what do you look for? With all the information out there it's hard to plan a "one stop shop" for groceries anymore but it gets pretty confusing on what is what. <BR> <BR> Trader Joes <BR> <BR> Sprouts <BR> <BR> Whole Foods? <BR> <BR> farmer's market? <BR> <BR> Where do you find the "easiest" to eat clean? Wed, 1 Aug 2012 14:32:15 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:41:06 EST New Hello I am new and the Reston I join was to get insight on how to get clean and stay eating clean . So excited !!!!!!! Wed, 25 Jul 2012 00:13:33 EST eating clean in ethnic restaurants <BR> I am a newcomer to clean eating, just wanted some confirmation that I'm on the right track. <BR> I'm going out for Chinese food for lunch and think I will order steamed chicken with vegetables, brown rice, and a garlic sauce on the side. Is this a good choice when you're eating clean? <BR> <BR> What do all of you order when you go for Italian food? Indian food? <BR> <BR> Thanks so much! Sat, 21 Jul 2012 09:11:21 EST CLEAN EATING CHALLENGE #5: The cooler plan Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm going to try Tosca Reno's "cooler plan" this week. <BR> I bought a cooler with a hard removable plastic container inside, and I'm going to pack my salads and clean foods and see how it goes. <BR> <BR> I checked out Tosca's book from the library, and tried it for a day...I was surprised at how good I felt! I am not so consistent with getting a protein match with my carbs, and when I put effort into that, I really did feel good and even-keeled. <BR> <BR> Right now... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 09:48:19 EST is this "clean"? I am trying really hard to break my coffee and diet soda habit so I've started making this new hot cocoa drink...I'm just not sure if it's "clean"... <BR> <BR> 1 tbs naturally unsweetened hersheys cocoa powder <BR> a little salt <BR> 3 stevias <BR> a splash of imitation vanilla flavoring <BR> <BR> the only thing that is probably questionable is the imitation vanilla...does anyone know? <BR> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:21:52 EST looking for a clean cracker to eat???? Is Mary Gone Crackers a good clean cracker to eat? What do you eat when you need crunch with a little substance? Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:08:26 EST Websites recommendations I am wanting to live more of a vegan lifestyle. What are some good websites for recipes? Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:05:01 EST Dairy free clean snacks I apologize if there is a thread for this already... <BR> I am currently 100% dairy free for my breastfeeding daughter who has a dairy sensitivity. I am looking for ideas for clean snacks (other than fruit and veggies) that are dairy free. Thanks in advance! Fri, 15 Jun 2012 18:02:37 EST Clean Living Buddy 4th 2WCHAL!! Hey there everyone! <BR> <BR> This next thread is devoted to instituting an eating cutoff time at night, for all those who are interested in following with me. I still continue to remove sugars, add protein, and food journal (to some extent...although I generally hate that part it is illuminating!). But, one of the single most impactful things I've ever done is the food cut-off time. <BR> <BR> I've never naturally been an early bird. I could sleep in until noon if someone let me, and I a... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:51:44 EST Looking forward to learning to eat clean! Hi! I'm new to the concept of clean eating. I'd like to learn more about what "Clean Eating" involves. <BR> I'm also diabetic and hope that this program will help me to improve my health. <BR> I look forward to meeting others with like interests and would appreciate any info on how to get started with this program. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:29:28 EST LiveFit Revolution: cauliflower snack <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I like cauliflower anyway but with my health conditions, it's best to eat things COOKED WELL. <BR> <BR> Interesting how this isn't "just" roasted but cooked til black! PS: Alysia's dog Willow begs for raw cauliflower, how cute! <BR> <BR> If the link doesn't work, LiveFit "hides" some videos so you have to register (it's free and they never spam me) to watch. It's another great resource. Fri, 25 May 2012 15:07:54 EST Stuggling a little I am so glad it's Friday and we have a 3 day weekend. I am so hoping Tuesday when we come back to work I get a call from my new job to discuss the start date...So ready for a more healthy environment. I have done horrible these last couple weeks with exercising and eating...I'm slowly getting back on track but it's a struggle. <BR> <BR> I am still trying to prepare for my clean eating. I guess I just don't know where to begin. I have been trying to not eat preservatives. I have to wait till... Fri, 25 May 2012 10:49:18 EST How important is eating organic? I was grocery shopping yesterday, and looking at strawberries. The non-organic ones looked and smelled wonderful, and were on sale at a very reasonable price. The organic ones didn't look appetizing at all and were 2 dollars more! I ended up not getting any strawberries at all. <BR> <BR> I guess my question is which is healthier - non-organic fruit or none at all? Thu, 24 May 2012 07:11:09 EST How do YOU eat clean on a budget? I know times are tough and food isn't getting any cheaper. Then you add in the fact that you want FRESH, WHOLE FOODS! *gasp* It's enough to send anyone into cardiac arrest!! <BR> <BR> How do you eat clean on a tight budget? Sun, 29 Apr 2012 01:07:58 EST 3rd 2WEEK CHALLENG -Cutting out Sugar! It's the big one Elizabeth! <BR> <BR> If you've been following getting enough protein for the last week or two, then it's time to take the next step and start eliminating the processed sugars in your diet. <BR> This can be a tough step, and there is more than one way to go about it. <BR> <BR> "When you're addicted to sugar, saying no is not an issue of willpower. Your biochemistry has a direct effect on your behavior. Your craving and desire for it are profoundly affected by your brain ... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:37:55 EST New to Team of Eating Clean Hi, my name is Cheryl. <BR> I started eating clean 6 days ago and am loving it. Already lost some inches and dropped a few pounds. Guided by Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Diet Re-Charged. <BR> I hope to pick up some good tips from the group to stay motivated on my journey into a new lifestyle! Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:35:00 EST New to the group ready to get rid of the junk My name is Krystal and i am 27. I have a family of four and i have been changing my lifestyle for the better since november. I have gotten rid of most boxed foods in house and trying to be a fresh, clean family. Excited to learn new ideas and come up with different ideas to eat clean and teach my family how to be healthy the rest of their lives:) Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:31:55 EST Clean Living Buddy 2nd 2WCHAL!! Protein... Hello Clean Living Pals, <BR> <BR> For two weeks we've been exploring the idea of food journalling-hopefully without the usual self-loathing (see 1st 2WCHAL thread). Although I went into this exercise kicking and screaming, I did in fact glean several good and workable solutions to some habits that were setting me back. Some changes I made as soon as I learned they weren't switching from 4% to 2% cottage cheese, or buying pre-made salads from the local fresh market and using... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 19:35:39 EST New to team & to eating clean! HELP!?! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Rosie and I'm a total newbie to eating clean. So new in fact I haven't started yet. I've always wanted to try eating clean because it makes total sense. My issue comes from the fact that I live with a family that is NOT interested in their health. Does anyone have any tips on doing this while working around what other people in my house and eating. <BR> <BR> Rosie Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:21:53 EST New to team & to eating clean! Hello everyone! I joined the team to get some more knowledge on eating clean! I choose this team because it looked like the most active. I am currently not eating clean, but I am more then ready to jump on board. I am currently trying to cut white pasta out of my diet this week! <BR> I am looking for tips on how to switch over to clean! <BR> I'm still not sure on everything about eating clean, like what I can eat and what I can't. <BR> It is just a big step to go right into eating clean, whi... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:00:37 EST Eating Clean: New Team leader needed. I have enjoyed being leader of this team, and look forward to visiting as often as I can, however it is time for me to move on to bigger things now (see new profile picture for clue!!!) <BR> <BR> If you are interested in becoming team leader, please let me know. <BR> <BR> For now, we have one potential candidate (this all sounds so familiar!!!) in LARRI2010, but she too is busy and would appreciate having a co-leader. <BR> <BR> Anyone?!?!? Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:02:08 EST Going Green to Lose weight! Hi- iI just happened to click on this website am thought it looked inspiring. Hoping to drop some serious pounds and get healthy. I was always thin as a kid and teen but not since my early adult years. Looking for good recipes and inspiration! Sat, 7 Apr 2012 19:10:49 EST Tosca's Husband I was just on FaceBook and found out Bob has terminal lung cancer. Has anyone else heard this yet? <link>!/tosc<BR>areno </link> Sat, 7 Apr 2012 17:02:22 EST Clean Living Buddy 1st 2WCHAL!! A few of us have made the plea for a "clean eating" buddy. So, I would like to throw it out there to get us started on a tangible goal towards clean living. I am going to do a two-week at a time challenge for myself, and I'll make a goal of checking in on my thread here as I go. <BR> If any others out there are game to jump on board, please join me on this thread! <BR> The idea is to pick ONE THING, and work to consistently do that one thing for two weeks. Then, pick another, and build on ... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 10:21:17 EST APRIL: Team Goals It's Spring, and time for those tank tops and tees, so how about concentrating extra hard on those arms this month? <BR> <BR> Biceps, Triceps & Deltoids -- the challenge is to work those muscle groups every other day. Do three sets of 12-15 reps, with THREE different exercises per muscle group. Example: Biceps, do concentration curls, regular curls and reverse curls. Mon, 2 Apr 2012 17:22:58 EST FAVORITE SMOOTHIES! Yay! The weather is getting warmer, and I'm busting out my smoothie maker. What are some of your favorite clean smoothie/shake recipes? Here's one of mine that tastes like a dessert: <BR> <BR> 1. Chocolate protein powder <BR> 2. Coconut milk <BR> 3. 1 Tbsp organic SF peanut butter <BR> 4. Ice <BR> 5. 1/4 cup of blueberries <BR> <BR> Blend. Yum! A great protein snack that reminds me a little of haagen das when I need a fix after a hard workout. <BR> TG Sat, 31 Mar 2012 18:36:42 EST Hello, new to the team and sparkpeople Hello all. Joined sparkpeople last week. So I am still learning how to surf this website. It's a little overwhelming, but I am getting there. <BR> <BR> I am very interested in clean eating. I had some health issues last year. It was an eye opener to how important my health is. I started doing some research about eating healthy and realize I am putting crap in my body. Stuff that has no nutritional value what so ever and can be contributing to bad health. So I want to start cutting out the ju... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 17:45:24 EST Hungry for change - Hungry for Change documentary available free until March 31. Starts out with all the obvious problems with American diet, but has some interesting tips near the end. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 00:09:05 EST Hey! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I've dabbled with eating clean and as long as I stick with it I've had great success. Unfortunately, lately I have had a hard time committing to clean eating. As of today I am reconfirming and recommitting myself to the eat clean lifestyle and am excited to share it with so many of you. I look forward to all the recipes, tips and support! <BR> <BR> Lisa Mon, 26 Mar 2012 00:04:12 EST Fruit - whats the deal? I have posted this also in another of my teams as I would love to get everones opinions. I dont eat much fruit at the moment but I know the guidelines say one should eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. However I have read things where people think that fruit is actually not something we should eat too much of. I am very confused and would like to know your opinions as to whether fruit should be a part of a healthy diet and if so how much? I cant believe that fruit shouldnt be includ... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 06:12:02 EST ANOTHER NEWBIE! I am a huge fan of the magazine, and am definitely looking for support for eating clean and living better! <BR> I am in my 40's, a recreational triathaloner, and a foodie. <BR> I have successfully stayed off of refined sugar for one year this month, and want to continue learning and sharing tips with like-minded people. <BR> Looking forward to your posts! <BR> TG Fri, 23 Mar 2012 08:50:15 EST green cleaning choices--25 tips Health & Wellness Articles | Healthy Lifestyles <BR> 25 Green Spring Cleaning Tips <BR> Good for You, Your Home and the Planet <BR> -- By Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> <BR> After being cooped up in a stuffy house all winter long, it’s finally time to fling open the windows, shoo away the cobwebs, and take on your annual spring cleaning. But often, the chemicals found in conventional cleaning products can be more dangerous than the dirt they’re intended to clean. And the way we clean (wit... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:13:14 EST Hello, recently heard of eating clean. Been eating non-processed foods for ~ 3 weeks now. I feel good. I have really been enjoying the taste of organic foods, but have been thinking about food a lot. I see that there are nearly endless food and whole food choices and combinations. I hope the constant food thoughts will slow. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:05:29 EST Thank God birthdays only come once a year! So it was my b-day this past Wednesday and my kids and hubs wanted to sing to me....and watch me blow out the many candles on my beautiful Carvel ice cream cake. So....for them....I had a piece...a big one. Now, I feel like the switch for sweets has been turned on. How do you have your cake, then continue with eating clean? It's probably THE single most difficult thing for me, Once i have something sweet, I tend to want more. Anyone else? Strategies? Fri, 16 Mar 2012 08:26:39 EST South Beach Diet, any views? Hi, I have just posted this on my blog but thought I would post the question here as well. I am interested in the South Beach diet and wondered if any one has any experience with it. DO you think it is a good idea or a bad one? I sae that he advocates using artificial sugar which to me is a big no no but apart from that it seems quite good. <BR> <BR> Any advice <BR> <BR> THanks Fri, 16 Mar 2012 06:58:41 EST Healthy dips? Hi, i am really struggling to control my bad snacking and I want to start eating more things like raw carrots etc. However I find that I would like something to go with them. Does any one have any ideas of nice clean dips that I could have. I would rather make them myself than go out and buy them. <BR> <BR> Thanks :) Thu, 15 Mar 2012 07:49:22 EST Almond butter vs. peanut butter Can someone tell me the major benefits? <BR> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:04:28 EST Hello, I'm New. Hi everyone I am new to this forum and my name is Nikki. I am 29 years old and currently am weighing in at about 230. I have gained 60 pounds in the past few years due to falling off the clean eating diet and some medications that I had been on. I am trying really hard to get back on the wagon because I want so badly to get healthy again not only for myself, but also for my two little boys. I just wanted to introduce myself and say hi. So, hi everyone! :) Wed, 14 Mar 2012 00:19:57 EST Desperately Need A Clean Eating Buddy. Hi everyone! My name is Nikki and I used to eat clean and two years ago I lost a lot of weight doing it. Over the past two years I have gained 60 pounds due to falling off the clean eating wagon and some medications I was on. I need help getting back on the wagon and accountability really helps for me. Wondering if anyone or anyone(s) wanted to team up? Just wondering. Also would love any great tips on getting jump started, it's been a long time. Thanks! -Nikki Wed, 14 Mar 2012 00:17:25 EST eat-clean diet stripped - feel like i'm starving Hi! <BR> So for 4 days I followed a clean eating meal plan (most like the stripped one) that I had gotten from an Oxygen mag Off the Couch issue from 2011. The meal plan is for 7 days, you eat lots of protein, and no fruit, dairy, or nuts. The calorie range on the plan is 1300-1550, which is what I typically eat. <BR> I eat clean about 90% of the time and wanted to try this. I saw great results the first four days, losing ~5lbs. <BR> By the fourth night though, I felt super hungry and all ... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:52:33 EST New Hi all, still new to SparkPeople & learning more each day. My husband does the grocery shopping. Our elder son has been vegan for more than a year and he has helped us become much more aware of organic and healthy eating, e.g. as little processed food as possible. I want to learn more for the health of all of us. So glad to have found this group! Also, I take at least 10 different meds a day - nothing frivolous that could be dropped. I felt hopeful reading the post of the woman who lost... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 21:04:01 EST Green, "Spinach + Edamame" smoothie This is my recipe: <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2032856&ff=1 </link> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:06:40 EST New.... Sorta? I've been eating clean off and on since my pregnancy, but made it my 2012 resolution to get serious about eating healthy and losing weight. <BR> <BR> I don't own a scale (because I absolutely obsess over every lb) so I measure my weight loss by what new pair of pre preggo jeans I am able to fit in. <BR> <BR> I suck at portion control, and am definitely an emotional eater... But I'm not giving up! Thu, 8 Mar 2012 15:42:05 EST Hello Hi I am Jacqui, a stay at home mum to four little children aged 8, 6, 3 and 7 months. I have a really unhealthy relationship with food and I feel it has control over me. I am an emotional eater and also succumb to binge eating. I am desperate to get my head round this and work out how to live a healthier life and eat more sensibly. I need to lose about a stone and a half. <BR> <BR> Look forward to meeting everone :) Wed, 7 Mar 2012 07:46:41 EST Clean Eating Mag for $5.00 Just got an email promotion for Clean Eating magazine for $5.00 for 8 issues. You just join Zinio (it's free) and can read the mag either online or hook up to your Iphone, Ipad and other devices. I had subscribed to it for a while and let my subscription lapse, but for five bucks you can't beat it! Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:10:43 EST MARCH: Team goals What are YOURS? <BR> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:38:30 EST Eat Clean Cooking For One? Hey y'all, I'm new to this team and trying to eat clean. I've done it in the past but I always ate the same thing over and over; chicken breast with veggies and brown rice, bison burgers with veggies, turkey breast on flat bread...and it got boring fast! I'm single so I'm only cooking for one which is good sometimes but when I cook from recipes I always waste food because it makes so much.Do y'all have any tips or ideas for cooking for one? Needless to say, I'm not much of a cook. :-) <BR> ... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 14:10:06 EST Paleo Hi, <BR> <BR> Does anybody have experience with the paleo diet? <BR> It sounds interesting, but difficult to practice in real life <BR> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 07:32:17 EST Eat Clean and loving it Hi everybody! I'm learning to eat clean and I love it! I'm becoming so aware of how my body reacts to unclean junk food, I'm excited to shed away 50lbs eating clean and working out! I look forward to continuing to feel great! I am now trying to get my hubby and son to adapt to the new eating. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:59:44 EST Kale "Chips" Yum! <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1 bunch fresh kale <BR> Canola oil spray <BR> Seasoning of choice (Herbs de Provence works well) <BR> <BR> You will need <BR> Dehydrator (or oven set to 115F) <BR> Paring knife <BR> Large bowl (for washing kale) <BR> Paper towel (for drying kale) <BR> <BR> Method <BR> Remove "spines" from kale, place leaves into large bowl of cold water. <BR> Rinse Kale well. Dry with paper towel <BR> Place kale back into rinsed and dried bowl <BR> Spray lightly with Canol... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 22:29:44 EST Weekends and Eating Clean Are weekends a challenge? How do you cope with them? Do weekends not bother or derail you at all? How do you make it work? Fri, 17 Feb 2012 23:15:40 EST Sugar=breakout Anybody else notice this? I don't "get" too much sugar unless I eat something well--not clean! <BR> <BR> The last time I had something "bad" was a frozen custard. Had 3 big cyst spots come up. This weekend, I tried another gluten-free (was just diagnosed, so even though I normally only bake at holidays and for birthday, I've been baking all kinds of breads and things just to "learn" using bean flours?) recipe. <BR> <BR> It was my first cookie one: its base is POWDERED SUGAR and it's gluten-... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 09:00:24 EST Milk... "Cow juice?" <BR> Goat? <BR> Soy? <BR> Almond? <BR> Hemp? <BR> Rice? <BR> or <BR> something else? <BR> <BR> Which do milk(s) YOU use? <BR> Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:42:27 EST Nut or Seed Butter... Which is your favorite? Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:40:56 EST Fruit and Veggie Tracker Hi all. I've not been making healthy lifestyle decisions for a while (including not being active here) and so when I decided to come back I cleared all my previous settings to start fresh. I used to have a cool fruit & veggie tracker on my nutrition tracker (like the water one) but now it's gone and I can't figure out how to get it back. Is this a tool that is no longer available? Or, if not, does someone know how I can get it back? My kids love ticking off the fruits and veggies (and wa... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 13:45:51 EST Organic In the Grocery Store I saw this video on facebook last night and it really struck me. It really made me thankful that although my husband doesn't always agree 100% with my food purchases (due to cost) I am so thankful that he is helpful and supportive of my desire to grow my own food! <BR> <BR> Check it out! <BR> <BR><BR>W0&sns=em <BR> Wed, 8 Feb 2012 10:04:51 EST MSG Free recipes? Hi Everyone! My boyfriend and I are starting new and trying to eliminate all the bad stuff from our diet. We are starting with the elimination of MSG. We are looking for any healthy recipes that we can use to get us back on track. We are trying to research more of what foods we can and can't eat. Basically anything processed and packaged is out. It's hard to keep up with all the different names of "MSG", it will take a while but we will master this, LOL. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 6 Feb 2012 13:55:35 EST Diet change I had to change my diet recently in order to get rid of yeast. I stopped eating yeasty foods, sugars, artificial sweetners, soy and gluten free things. My starting weight was 180 and I am now down to 160. I feel so much better. Sun, 5 Feb 2012 23:28:54 EST Happy Birthday to... ...LARRI2010 <BR> <BR> I hope you had a great day. <em>44</em> Sat, 4 Feb 2012 21:37:23 EST February Team Goals <BR> Get fresh air 10 minutes 7 times per week - It doesn't matter where you live...we can ALL get outside for some fresh air, every day...can't we? <em>257</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Do cardio/aerobic exercise, a minimum of 30 minutes 3 times per week - We should be doing at least this much <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Earn 1,000 sparkpoints per month - Let's go for it! <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> Drink 8 cups of water per day - It's good for you <em>194</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 20:34:27 EST My P90X : February 1st - April 30th P90X - Classic workout <BR> <BR> Day One: Chest & Back - Managed first round OK...hit all my pull-ups. Struggled a little in round two (had to use chair!) <BR> <BR> Ab Ripper-X: Did all exercises, just not very pretty!!! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow: Plyometrics (my favorite!) <BR> <BR> n.b. This was in addition to my 5.35 mile walk this morning. Calories burned for the day in exercise alone: 1011 Wed, 1 Feb 2012 17:57:33 EST Need Healthy Soup Recipes Does anyone have a favorite clean vegetable soup recipe to share? Wed, 1 Feb 2012 12:07:51 EST Does anyone have a Vitamix? Hello! I just bought a Vitamix (food processor, blender, juicer). I don't have the Vitamix cookbook yet and I'm excited to make some vegetable smoothies that taste good. Does anyone have any favorite recipes? Wed, 1 Feb 2012 12:06:37 EST Eating Clean with Diabetes... I just started reading Tosca Reno's book on clean eating. I am 34 years old and am about 100 lbs overweight. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 6 months ago and i know its time for a change. Anyone have super motivting results to share? I would love to have a buddy or a Eating Clean with Diabetes group! If you know of one let me know. Or lets get this started...Thanks to all! Wed, 1 Feb 2012 10:04:30 EST New member from Ireland Hi all - Maria here, from Cork City in Ireland. I'm trying to get myself back into some kind of shape (I've decided 'round' is not the shape for me anymore). <BR> Great to find this team and looking forward to meeting you all! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 06:34:14 EST Idita-Walk 2012 <em>311</em> There is still time to register for this year's Idita-Walk. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> The Idita-Walk is an event to promote physical fitness in the spirit of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The Iditarod Sled dog race is 1049 miles long from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. To complete the Idita-Walk, simply walk 30 minutes a day for 35 days between February 1, 2012 to March 31, 2012 for a total of 1049 minutes (any combination of minutes will work - just reach 1049 during the 60 day eve... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:38:49 EST Breakouts (acne) after starting clean eating Hi~ I was wondering if any of you experienced breakouts after starting the clean eating diet. Thanks! Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:30:55 EST What exactly is "eating clean"? Hello! I have lost about 30 pounds through healthy eating/exercise. My goal is to lose those last pounds. I would like to lose around 10/15 to get back into a healthy weight for my height. <BR> <BR> I'm a big believer in limiting high cholesterol foods found in animal fats(egg yolks, bacon, etc.). I also believe in eating the "right" type of fats(almonds, extra virgin olive oil, etc.), eating whole wheat products instead of white processed products, and eating lean sources of protein(beans,... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:08:29 EST Vitamineral green power Now what? I just received my Vitamineral green power. I have read so many positive reviews on it that I bought it. I did read the instructions on how to use it but I just don't know how to incorporate it into my daily nutrition. I had it with just water but its a little hard to swallow. Any suggestions??? Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:59:37 EST Raw Foods diet (Vegan) Has anyone tried this? <BR> <BR> I like to have "Raw weekends" in the summer when vegetables and fruits are in plentiful supply, and the weather is warmer! <BR> <BR> I have two great "cook" books (!!!) <BR> RAWvolution: Gourmet Living Cuisine by Matt Amsden <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> Raw: The Uncook Book by Juliano Brotman <BR> <BR> Both books contain a range of recipes that are unique and delicious. Sat, 28 Jan 2012 20:24:55 EST Pastured-Raised Eggs vs Organic The farm from which I buy my Spring thru Fall CSA share of organic vegetables also sold shares of organic eggs as well last year. It was the first year they ventured into eggs, and they had to refund some of our money as the chickens simply did not produce in the Fall. They indicated they were re-assessing their egg program and would notify us if/when they decided to start it up again. <BR> <BR> Well, this week they just sent out an email indicating they would sell egg shares, but they are... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 09:30:02 EST COTTAGE CHEESE (4%) over ice cream! What the heck? OK so dairy's not on too many clean-eating lists, but I was trying hard to make a break from ICE CREAM. (Probably no one else here on EATING CLEAN has had such challenges, but thought I'd bring it up.) <BR> <BR> I just needed to BREAK the ice cream habit. And trainer Jackie Warner is big on cottage cheese. I was surprised that the 4% milk fat CC was quite nice. <BR> <BR> Not sure I can deal with the 2, 1, or 0% cottage cheese as a substitute. Anyone have any experience or info to share? Th... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 15:18:48 EST Need an Eating Clean Buddy? <BR> Making healthier choices for ourselves and our families is easier when we share our plans and decisions with another, like-minded person. <BR> <BR> Anyone want to buddy-up? <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Post a little about yourself and your goals in this thread, and let's see what happens! Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:07:27 EST Wheat Belly I used to think that whole wheat products were healthy or at least whole wheat itself is healthy. But maybe not at all, according to the book "Wheat Belly" , by William Davis, a preventive cardiologist. I have only read two chapters and it looks like what we call wheat today is genetically very different from the wheat even 50 years ago, and that is not even taking GMO wheat into account. This author believes that modern wheat may contribute as much to obesity as sugar, corn, soy and other in... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:42:02 EST What's for DINNER tonight? <BR> Since our weather has turned a little cooler today, I'll be making a hearty vegetable soup. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:34:14 EST What did YOU have for breakfast today? <BR> My breakfast was: <BR> One organic egg (poached,) served on homemade whole-wheat bread. <BR> 100g Blackberries. <BR> Black coffee. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:31:31 EST The Birthday Club! We ALL have one! <BR> <BR> When is yours? <BR> <BR> Mine is September 3rd Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:24:47 EST Time Savers - Batch cooking for lunches & Dinners <BR> Thanks to Trainer_T for the suggestion. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Time saver ideas for <BR> Lunches (at home and/or bag lunches) and dinners? <BR> Do you batch bake? <BR> Vegetable preparation? <BR> Grab 'N' Go snacks? <BR> Portion controlled "Snack bags?" <BR> <BR> What do YOU do to make eating clean an easier way of life? <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:23:08 EST Your favorite places to EAT CLEAN? Two of my favorites are: <BR> <BR> Souplantation/ Sweet Tomatoes <link> </link> <BR> Here I always start with piles of fresh veggies (avoiding the prepared/dressed items) I'll have a bowl of soup topped with fresh salsa and/or cheese. And for dessert, fresh fruit with an occasional indulgence of frozen yogurt. <BR> <BR> HuHot Mongolian Grill <link> </link> <BR> I only discovered HuHot this week...can hardly believe I've driven past it dozens of ... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 18:08:23 EST Exercise regimen... What is YOURS? <BR> <BR> Do you do cardio/aerobics alone? Or do you lift weights too? <BR> <BR> Cycling? Running? Walking? What do you like to do? <BR> <BR> Are you following any particular plan? <BR> <BR> How long have you been exercising regularly? <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:50:17 EST Eating Clean: AFTERNOON "MUNCHIES!" We know we ALL have them!!! <BR> <BR> What are your choices? Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:44:54 EST Eating Clean: LUNCHES What do YOU prepare for your clean lunches? <BR> <BR> Do you pack a lunch for work? Try to eat clean in the staff facilities or from local eateries? Are you an "at home" lunch muncher? <BR> <BR> Please share your ideas, recipes and hint/tips. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:43:52 EST New Team Leader Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Anne, and I am the new team leader. <BR> <BR> I'm 53, married almost 27 years. Mom to two adults, and soon to be grandma to my first grand-daughter (April.) <BR> From my late teens to early forties I was a lacto-ovo vegetarian, and only returned to eating fish & meat, as the change years begun to dictate that grains were no longer tolerated by my GI tract. <BR> I still eat vegetarian/vegan and/or a raw diet much of the time, and all fish/meats are organic... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:23:51 EST sweetener: sucanat, honey... (not agave!) Hiya! Suggestions? <BR> <BR> As a kid, we raised sugar cane (and everything else we ate barring wheat and rice -- really!) but is "non-clean." Sucanat is sugar--less processing, like we did. I doubt it's "fair" on a clean-eating diet, right? <BR> <BR> What about honey or maple syrup? I don't add sweetener to oats or a lot of things but what do about baking? <BR> <BR> NOTE: I'm allergic to agave (as in trip to hospital--it was rarely a problem in the 80s but suddenly it's in everything and ... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:30:18 EST Want a new blender ... recommen dations, anyone?? I'm addicted to smoothies right now. And I also love making soups. And I have a cheap old blender without a lot of power. Does anyone have any faves out there?? <BR> <em>482</em> <BR> Thanks, in advance!! Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:55:07 EST lower-sodium vegetarian protein sources Hi, all, <BR> I'm working on getting cut (working w/ a nutritionist and following some advice from I have been good about increasing my protein to at least 30% of my total daily intake, but today I actually looked at how much sodium I take in... WOW. Vegetarian meat-replacement things like Not Dogs, veggie patties, veggie chicken tenders, etc are all scarily high in sodium. Today I am over 4,000mg!!! And I have been eating like this for several months. I clearly cannot con... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:29:13 EST Tasty! <link><BR>/news/articles/va-news-articles_2011-1<BR>1-30?vaid=bd413d54c4a08ef8b003133906545dec </link> <BR> <BR> Yum! <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:52:42 EST Apple Cider Vinegar Hi <BR> I have bee hearing alot about the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. I don't get to watch too much Dr.OZ but I hear he is a huge fan of it. <BR> so I decided to try it I brought the Organic kind "with the Mother" in it <BR> <BR> My question is has any one done this? make ACV a daily drink? and have you see any results and if so what kind? <BR> <BR> Thanks.. <BR> It is not really bad once you knock it back really fast.. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 08:54:27 EST Challenge!? Where do I get good eat clean challenge around here? :) Tue, 10 Jan 2012 21:26:31 EST GMO Foods USDA is not on our side, please read the article below and comments. Very insightful. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-6-gmo-foods-you-want-to-avoid/ </link> Sun, 8 Jan 2012 17:20:07 EST Go to meal? I have tried clean eating before, but not great at sticking to it because I get bored easy, and am very busy. What is everyone's " go to" meal when your busy and hungry?! Something easy to throw together and taste good? <BR> Thanks! Sun, 1 Jan 2012 18:31:40 EST Hi! New Here! Hi, Name is Ashley and I am really ready to start my healthy journey to losing weight. I am using Sparkpeople, Blackberry Messenger, and Twitter. Would love to chat and get to know everyone. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 03:09:37 EST New to EC and still need some helpt please! Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> As of Monday, 2nd of January I will start my EC-journey and I was wondering if anyone of you pros could give me some pieces of advice. <BR> <BR> See, I really want to make this work, but I'm facing some minor struggles here: <BR> <BR> I NEVER cook, still live at home and therefore am on a budget (I'm still going to university). <BR> <BR> Do you have any tips on how you manage to cook for the week or each day - and maybe an approach on how you make it enjoyable f... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 16:28:41 EST Protein Powder? Sams doesn't carry my favorite Protein Powder any more. <BR> <BR> I prefer a whey protein powder with low carbs. And I try to buy it reasonably priced. I dont' have a trader joes, so probably buying local at a health store or ordering is my best option. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have suggestions? (and a suggestion isn't "why you should not use this") (am getting kinda burned on negativity at sparkpeople) <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:05:19 EST Diet and psoriasis Hello All, <BR> I am determined to overcome a years-long problem with psoriasis through diet and nutrition, since I am philosophically and financially averse to the standard treatments of topical ointments, UV radiation, or injections. I was wondering whether anyone has had any experiences that would be helpful. <BR> For context, I am going to start a gluten-free diet as of New Year's Day, and over the past year I have been cutting back a lot on red meat - eating grass-fed as much as ... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 23:32:43 EST Hello..can't seem to get started! Hi there, my name is Mandy and I'm new to the team! I am married and have a four year old little girl. I have about 125 pounds to lose and have been overweight on some kind of diet all my life. I have read every book out there and know everything there is to know about losing weight...I just don't follow it for some reason.. I actually enjoy working out and's the food side of it that I can't seem to make click in my head!! <BR> My question is, especially for those who have ... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 14:17:59 EST new i m new. very excited to get started Tue, 27 Dec 2011 16:09:03 EST Flaxseed Oil Supplement after taste ? I started taking a flaxseed supplement as it's supposed to help with some digestive issues I have related to FMS. I notice about 30 minutes after taking it, I burp up a Green Tea Flavor. Has anyone else experienced this? Wed, 21 Dec 2011 23:22:03 EST Digital Subscription Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just subscribed to Clean Eating Digitally. I read it on my Ipad thru Saving a tree :) <link> </link> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 19:25:26 EST Newbie Hi just joined the team. Hope to gain some knowledge and the support of this group,and would like to make friends along this journey. Tue, 20 Dec 2011 18:58:51 EST Does anyone subscribe to Clean Eating Mag? I'm just curious is any fellow team members subscribe to this mag? <BR> <BR> I got a 2 yr subscription in the early fall and am 50/50 on if I like it. Some recipes are great, others, not so much! Tue, 20 Dec 2011 11:09:33 EST Juicing Need your recommendations for a juicer. <BR> <BR> Thank you! Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:59:28 EST Quinoa- It's a Super Food! How many of you eat Quinoa? <BR> <BR> I tried it recently and fell in love with this small, but mighty food. It's actually a seed and not a grain as most people would assume. It's also a "Complete" Protein meaning is contains adequate amounts of all 9 essential amino acids. It's high in fiber, has complex carbs, healthy fats, as well as protein. It cooks much like rice does but has a bit more texture/chewiness. <BR> <BR> I recently ordered a book called "Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood"... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 22:56:30 EST New to eating clean team I enjoy eating clean but Hubby does stuff like makes peanut butter cookies (the refridge ones you buy) and enjoys Hamburger Helper. I'm here for support. You could imagine what some of our talks at dinner about dinner are! Sat, 3 Dec 2011 12:24:19 EST Book: The Best of Clean Eating 2 Does anyone have this yet? If so, what are your thoughts? Tue, 22 Nov 2011 09:04:56 EST Internal Alarm Bells I have noticed that the more I "eat clean", the more sensitive my "gut" is to certain foods. Not too long ago I popped a piece of sugar free gum in my mouth, and not surprisingly I became quite bloated and had stomach pains. No more gum for me, it's the sorbitol in it that upset me, what the heck is that? Yuck. <BR> <BR> Anyway, today I tried something new, and again, i think it may be upsetting me. Has anyone had a reaction to the frozen fresh fish from the grocery stores. I broiled u... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:24:46 EST Hey there! Hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. I am 26 years old from Gilbert, Arizona. I have two beautiful children, ages 7 and 19 months. I am looking forward to starting this journey on spark people and am excited to make new friends and meet new supportive people that I can count on for guidance. I am a very straight up honest person, who likes to have fun and I feel that I am long overdue in being able to enjoy my life and my body and accept me for me! Mon, 14 Nov 2011 22:52:29 EST Vitatops! These whole food treats by Vitalicious are hands down my favorite 100 calorie snack! <BR> However, they're out of this world expensive. I've tried to recreate them, but mine end up so SMALL (in order to make them 100 cal). Any ideas? Sat, 12 Nov 2011 11:04:24 EST Hola :) Hi ! <BR> <BR> I'm happy that I discovered SP a few weeks ago. <BR> Life as a student is wonderful but it's even more wonderful in my skinny jeans, fitting deliciously well. I love working out and eating clean, so I look forward to learn and post about healthy foods ! <BR> <BR> Love :) xx Fri, 11 Nov 2011 18:26:18 EST Hello everyone Hello, <BR> <BR> Just got back onto Spark People after a while of being away. Last time I didn't utilize the message boards or communities much, so hopefully this journey will be different from my last. <BR> <BR> I am a former Marine who got out a couple of months after having my baby many years ago. I have been a stay at home mom since getting out and am a proudly serving in a different capacity as a military wife. I've been struggling to lose weight for quite some time now, my baby is no... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:25:56 EST sunflower seed butter Do any of you eat sunflower seed butter and if so what is a clean brand? I love the taste of nut butters but am just starting out eating clean and am having trouble with labels still. Thanks for your help. Thu, 3 Nov 2011 15:59:17 EST Dr Oz Recipes I love Dr. Oz. and his recipes. Check them out here <BR> His anti inflammatory toast is yum!! It's Ezekial bread with avocado, lemon, and red pepper flakes. Sun, 30 Oct 2011 12:46:59 EST Pumpkin Time I seem to be adding pumpkin to everything as of late. Pumpkin, almond milk and 1 tbl added flax meal with a dash of salt and agave make me a happy girl. What's your fav pumpkin recipe? <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Oct 2011 12:43:11 EST Pumpkin Time I seem to be adding pumpkin to everything as of late. Pumpkin, almond milk and 1 tbl added flax meal with a dash of salt and agave make me a happy girl. What's your fav pumpkin recipe? Sun, 30 Oct 2011 12:38:22 EST WooHoo! Joined the team AND posted my first blog! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm so excited to be here. I'm Mad. I'm a Cancer Survivor. I'm here, trying to lose the weight I gained during my 'lost years.' I can't wait to meet everybody. I want to 'eat clean' to help make sure I don't get 'sick' again! If you get a chance, please read my blog post and let me know what you think! <BR> <BR> Mad <BR> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 13:37:51 EST Recipe Ideas. Everyone needs a little inspiration every now and then. My new recipe of the moment is Curried Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk. What's yours? Thu, 6 Oct 2011 20:47:38 EST Clean coffee? Hi all :) What are you putting in your coffee to keep it clean? I did use ff creamer and sweet n low. I am currently trying almond milk and stevia but blech....I read what I thought would be a great idea on about putting protein powder (choc) in the coffee and it would taste like hot chocolate. I just tried it and the pp never disolved and it got all hard and chunky. Maybe it's just the brand I bought...Any ideas? Wed, 28 Sep 2011 11:42:29 EST