Is anyone clean eating?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

One of my favorite clean eating/raw foods is zucchini pasta. You can eat it raw or blanch it, and it taste great with any toppings

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Define “clean eating”. Everyone will have different ideas of what that means.

I eat whole foods, no sugar or any other sweetener, no gluten, no GMOs, no preservatives, no meat, no dairy products. Been nearly 4 years. I look and feel great. Never going back.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I need to eat clean…

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

i just ate burger king but then again i just ran 6 miles!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m really trying to right now but it’s always tough around the holidays, my ‘go to’ right now is oven roasted veggies with balsamic vinegar,

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@deedeelicious:  I transitioned to a clean eating diet basically overnight. Have lost 20+lbs in 10 weeks so far, and feel so much better. Tweaking it to get it right took a little while. You can eat clean and still not lose weight, so you have to be selective in what clean things you are eating, too… Which makes it even harder. For instance, when I was heavier, I always felt bloated and puffy. Now, I feel that way with dairy. So, I found I needed to eliminate that from my diet (uncooked cheeses and Greek yogurt) because my body was NOT liking it.

I LooooooVE the clean versions of: ground turkey lettuce wraps, portabella mushroom pizzas, nitrate-fee deli turkey and fresh cheese melt (sometimes throw scrambled or boiled egg whites in), ground chicken (or turkey) chili… Obviously all with chem-free veggies and meat.

There are so many options, but I’m all for the “keep it simple stupid” route… A few ingredients and minimal cooking time. ; ) For more variety, look up Paleo recipes. There is an endless amount. However, again, make sure you are keeping sugar, carbs, sodium and fats in moderation and protein, fiber, etc. very high It’s about playing around with it and finding some that you love, fit into your diet and can rotate.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

For all the bees that eat clean, is it possible to eat clean if one doesn’t like/hates vegetables?  I’m gonna guess probably not, but I’d love to know if there is a way.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@housebee:  I don’t love veggies and I manage. I eat baby carrots a lot and force feed myself fresh spinach, broccoli and other nutrient-dense veggies. However, you really have to keep telling yourself “eat to live”, not “live to eat”… Which can be tough.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

For 30 days I did no sugar, dairy, booze, grains, soy or any white carbs (no pasta, flour, rice etc.) and no canola oil (basically cut out everything refined.)

I ate a ton of veggies and fruit, and some meat.  I lost 15 lbs, had way more energy, slept better and an injury was way less painful.

It’s been a few months and I stick to that way of eating 70% of the time.  I’ve identified a few foods I’m allergic to (corn) and kept off the weight.  I do notice that when I eat less clean, allergies,injury etc. get way worse.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@canuckandakiwi:  +1. Eating clean makes it so much easier to identify and single out things that don’t agree with you. After my body got used to the diet, it got to the point where when I would try to eat overly processed food, I could taste the chemicals in it. Icky

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@smv22114:  Hmm, I really applaud you for your willpower, but this will probably be a failed endeavor for me; I definitely “live to eat” lol.

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