There are too many rules out there about eating. Eat this not that, fat is bad/fat is good, count your calories, just eat real food…..WHAT?!?!
Are there some good rules out there? Sure. However that being said we have made it so hard that most people have just given up. Even people in the clean eating world (which in my opinion should be pretty straight foward) are starting to have a TON of rules…. are their best practices? Sure, does that matter to the everyday joe who just wants to clean up their eating habits? NO! So whay are we making it so hard?
So here are a few quick thoughts of mine on clean eating.
- Eat a wide-variety of whole, unrefined and unprocessed foods in a form that’s as close as possible to how the foods appear in nature. As Jillian Michaels says, “If it comes from the ground and/or has a mother it’s good to eat.” Avoid anything man-made.
After that she really breaks it down and if you want some more in-depth information its a great post, thanks Carrie from Keeping it Clean (this blog has not been updated since 2012.)
- Eat Food, not too much, mostly plants. You get sooo many nutriants from your fruitsCheck out one of his books! In Defense of Food is where this quote came from.
- Go ahead and use canned or frozen foods, I do! If the thing that is stopping you from eating more ‘real food’ is the time it takes to prep take a few short cuts, personally I used canned diced tomatoes and beans but I make sure I’m buying ones that have the fewest ingredients possible and stock up when they are on sale. Its still much better than resorting to a pre-packaged chemically laced meal especially if your mixing it with a high quality protein.
- Focus on veggies, there is less room for junk 🙂