Clean Eating 101

So what is Clean Eating anyways?

To me, Clean Eating is not a diet, it’s a LIFESTYLE.

Eating clean means eating whole foods, nothing processed.  This means eating fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains,  lean protein and healthy fats.

A healthy diet is divided into three main macronutrients: Proteins, Carbs and Fats.

Here is a list of my suggested lean Proteins:

-Chicken,  Lean Ground Turkey, Egg Whites, Tuna, Tilapia, Whey Protein, Lean Ground Beef

Here are my suggested good complex Carbohydrate sources:

-Oatmeal, Sweet Potatoes, Brown Rice, Ezekiel Bread, Quinoa, Beans, Cottage Cheese, Greek Yogurt, and of course lots of  Veggies

Here is a list of Healthy Fats:

-Almonds, Nut Butters, Avocados, Olive Oil, Flaxseed

Try to avoid anything that is processed or high is saturated fats like white breads/pastries,  sugars,  butter, creamy dressings etc.

*Eat every 2-3 hours to help keep your metabolism going and to keep you energized throughout the day.

*Drink at least a gallon of water per day, if not more

This does NOT mean that foods have to be plain and boring. Follow along as I show you that eating clean can be as tasty as ever! :)

Lastly, Im a strong believer in a “cheat meal” once a week or once ever two weeks. (unless you’re training for something in particular)  This is a chance for you to go out and have whatever you want- Ice Cream, a Big Mac, Mac and Cheese, etc.  Be careful- this is not a binge, it’s one meal to help curb your cravings.  Continue with your normal eating schedule after this meal.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

***Please note that I am not a dietician***

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