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***