One thing I have noticed since cleaning up my eating habits is that I can’t remember the last time I had any unsightly break-outs
At the risk of sounding like a kitchy Proactiv ad I swear that, after parting ways with that freaky clown and bearded Southern Texan chicken man, my regular health issues have gone MIA too!
I know the term “clean eating” has been thrown around quite a bit, but it’s actually not a revolutionary concept and I’m sure that our monkey ancestors lived by these ingenious mantras when we were all struggling with facial hair and getting our daily HIIT training through escaping death by Tyrannosaurus Rex…
For those who did not spawn from a monkey, here’s a crash course on the fundamental “clean eating” principles:
Tosca Reno’s wisdom
ü Eat 5 or 6 small meals every day
ü Eat every 2 to 3 hours
ü Combine lean protein and complex carbs at every meals
ü Drink at least 2 liters, or 8 cups, of water each day
ü Never miss a meal, especially breakfast
ü Carry a cooler loaded with Eat-Clean foods to get through the day
ü Avoid all over-processed, refined foods, especially white flour and sugar
ü Avoid saturated and trans fat
ü Avoid sugar-loaded colas and juices
ü Consume adequate healthy fats (EFAs) each day
ü Avoid alcohol – another form of sugar
ü Avoid all calorie-dense foods that contain little or no nutritional value
ü Depend on fresh fruits and vegetables for fiber, vitamins and enzymes
ü Stick to proper portion sizes – give up the super-sizing!
See the common theme in the list here?
Basically, it’s as simple as choosing to eat whole, unrefined foods just as nature intended: fruits, vegetables, “whole” meats (ie. avoid ground meats or ahem, bacon), and whole grains. No preservatives or fake plastic fantastic food. Easy, right?
This isn’t a crash diet or a starvation exercise, it’s a lifestyle change that will benefit your body inside and out.
Happy noshing and ooga booga ooga (translation: stay healthy!)
- Everyone starts at the beginning~ Lets look at eating Clean. (kersheaskitchen.wordpress.com)
- What is eating clean? (mycleanplate.wordpress.com)
- Tosca Reno’s Heart-healthy Irish Stew (fitandfablife.wordpress.com)