(Closed) Eating Clean

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

bodybuilding.com has a lot of great resources/recipes for this. Almonds are a great snack- good luck 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Eating clean = awesome. I’ve been eating clean and exercising regularily for 4 months and I feel fantastic! I’ve lost 6% Bodyfat since I started and I feel really energetic and just… great! (check out my before and after pic!) I second Bodybuilding.com as a resource!

I don’t find it hard at all. I’ve discovered a lot of recipes that are tasty and clean! I recommend this book: http://www.amazon.com/Best-Clean-Eating-Mouthwatering-Recipes/dp/B005SN5V3K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1321901907&sr=8-2

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Mrs.SplatterPaint:

 

I am currently cooking the Paleo Diet. Basically no artificial or processed anything, no flour, no grains. We basically only shop in the produce and fresh meat aisle. We LOVE this diet!! If you do some research it will be referred to as the “Caveman” Diet, stating that we should eat like we did in our primal days. We love it. I have never been so satisfied with weight and toning results. I also love to cook with real butter, and the Paleo Diet encourages all real cooking fats instead of margarine and the such. Here’s a link to the site I get most of my meals from.

 

http://paleodietlifestyle.com/

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Mrs.SplatterPaint: At first, I did kind of have that problem. I was eating chicken every. day. and it was driving me nuts! Now I have a little itinerary of recipes that I use often!

I make these once a week and eat them as a snack all week: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/video-jamie-eason-turkey-meatloaf-muffins.htm

This is a nice quick and easy one: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/jamie-easons-livefit-recipes-fish-in-foil.html

Also, greek yogurt is like my favorite snack in the world and mine has 0% fat, almost no carbs and 18g of protein per serving!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think that he’s encouraging a lifestyle choice, not a diet, and that if that’s not a lifestyle you’re happy with after a little bit of trying it you have to compromise to make it work for you.

My husband and I started eating more clean and working out, but I found that if i NEVER had another Coke or a bowl of my favorite cream-of-chicken casserole over brown rice, I’d be miserable. It’s worth it to me to evaluate the health of the food I’m eating, but you sound stressed and like you’re not totally on board with his plan (although you certainly want to be healthy!). I say just make smart food choices but don’t let him ruin your view of food or feel like a failure because you don’t like what he’s saying – try veggies, eat good proteins, but also practice moderation in the things you DO eat, like fruit.

So others may disagree, that’s just my opinion from hours (probably days!) spent researching what is truly clean eating and weighing the resources available and trying to balance health vs. happiness, lol. Eating similarly to your trainer has made a huge difference in the way I feel and how healthy I am, but if you burn out on it early from feeling like a failure, etc, it won’t work out long-term.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Mrs.SplatterPaint:

We modify too. I think modifying to you and what you want/need is a good way to stick to a plan. I feel like when I try to follow things step by step (even recipes) I don’t stick with them or the finished product isn’t what I expected! 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve heard it called avoiding the 4 ” white devils” aka white flour, sugar, salt and dairy!

Very interesting, I enjoy  trying to avoid the processed aspect of foods but am not a fan of super heavy protein diets. I’m trying to just replace more of my meats with heavy veggie dishes and fruits!

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Mrs.SplatterPaint: Did he say avoid all dairy?  I think that you should still have some no/low fat dairy, it has a lot of good stuff in there for you.

Good luck with the clean eating, I know I couldn’t do it!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Mrs.SplatterPaint: My personal trainer recommended it to me, so I’d say it’s good to go! 🙂

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