(Closed) Clean Eating

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t clean eat exclusively, but I’d say a large majority of my diet could be considered clean eating. It’s pretty simple: If it doesn’t grow out of the ground or it needs to be altered by human hands (hormones, dyes, preservatives, etc) I don’t eat it. So you’re looking at fresh fruits, fresh veggies, beans, etc. 

Think of it like this: You’re never allowed to go to the grocery store again. Everything you eat must be grown by you in your back yard. You can’t grow chocolate chip cookies in your backyard. But you can grow all the good stuff. 

Let me just say that clean eaters still need to make sure they’re achieving a balanced diet. Make sure you’re getting enough protein and essential fatty acids. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

There are some fantastic books out there by a lady named TOSCA RENO (she has a website as well).  I tried to incorporate some clean eating into my diet awhile back – it’s really hard to go 100% though.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Absolutely! I follow the Paleo diet. Hunter-gatherer…meats/veggies/nuts and berries… no crap…no refined products….very little dairy.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My roommate and I recently started eating healthier, and my husband sounds super similar to your guy– he will eat anything! We had gone on a 60% raw diet before, and my Darling Husband thought he was going to hate it, but we made a lot of salads that were easy to alter for him– we’d make a salad, and then also cook up a chicken breast for him to toss in it. Or, we’d make a veggie dish, and include a hearty (wheat) pasta on the side. Now, we’re eating mostly vegan, some vegetarian (we can’t stop using honey, we use it in nearly anything!!) and some meat (as long as it’s free range). It’s been incredible so far, my roommate and I have both lost two inches and around five to seven pounds, in just two weeks! And we’re not starving ourselves, we’re just making sure we know what everything we’re putting into our body is. We buy tons of fresh veggies, and you end up doing a LOT more cooking (all of those frozen meals have tons of preservatives) but it’s worth it.

 

Also, I’m a sweet tooth person myself, so I let myself have some yogurt or a mango at night, and that usually helps a TON 🙂

Good luck!Smile

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ve always been a pretty healthy eater but now I’m with hubby I pretty much HAVE to be as he’s an athlete. My diet consists mainly of:

  • Oats for breakfast
  • Grilled chicken or fish + Salad or vegetables + Bulgar wheat or rice for lunch
  • Same for dinner minus the carbs
  • Plus two or three snacks a day which could be a small handful of almonds, or an apple / banana.

 

I know it may sound boring to some, but I’ve been eating like this for so long, it’s become second nature. I cannot remember the last time I ate anything fried, put it that way!

I honestly believe if anyone eats like this (or similarly) the weight WILL fall off 🙂

If anyone wants any more details, feel free to PM me!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow, I would love to only eat out of my backyard… someday when I have a backyard I will… This is inspiring!  I have to learn to be a better cook, because I crave a lot of flavor.  Right now I just eat freaky healthy and then counter it with crap food.  Sigh.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Claire_2010:  I am so envious.  Darling Husband is the exact opposite.  It is really difficult to eat healthy when your SO is sitting next to you digging into a bucket of Chubby Hubby :/  I feel like he would have to be on board!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@cbee: I totally agree! When I say i’ve always been a healthy eater, I mean whenever I was SINGLE! Prior to hubby I noticed that if a b/f ate junk food in front of me, i’d have to have some too as I couldn’t stand cooking something healthy whilst smelling that “McSmell” wafting from the other room! I have literally NO willpower.

Try asking hubby to join you in your healthy eating journey as a favour to you. Once he starts feeling the benefits, he might just stick to it as well! I had a friend who did that, and now they both claim it was the best decision they made! 🙂

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Claire_2010: Oof, I’m the same with willpower– as long as I’m only surrounded by healthy food, I can do it, but the second Darling Husband is eating anything unhealthy, I can’t not have a bite. Undecided My roommate can eat healthy no matter what anyone else is eating, so I’m glad there’s someone else out there who can’t resist!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@CuppinKeix: No way.. I’m exactly like you! Sorry, but I think people who can eat cottage cheese and cucumber sticks while everyone around them eat pizza… are masochists! That’s the only explanation I can come up with!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Claire_2010: Oh, I agree. If you’re eating it in front of me, and it’s tasty, I’m having some. Hands down!

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