Nine weeks ago, I vowed to never look back. Nine weeks ago, I promised to just keep going. Nine weeks ago, I convinced myself that I will power through. And I have.
I have to be honest. It’s been pretty amazing. When friends and co-workers look at me and wonder which pill I’m on or which fad diet I am doing, it feels absolutely fantastic to say…”None. I eat like a horse, I train like a beast and I smile wider than I ever have.”
Typically, this is followed by a look of bewilderment and awe. And most stay silent for a bit…watching if I will break character and say, “Oh I’m just kidding…I’m actually eating one legume per day followed by 1 egg and a rare fruit that grows in the Amazonian rain forest, which absorbs all your fat and makes you look like Giselle.”
No friends. That is not what I am doing. I hit the gym and heavy weights daily, I think positively, drink lots of green tea with lemons, sleep well, laugh often, love much and I eat…A LOT.
Yesterday at the office, I was making my 4th meal of the day and I was waiting for my Ezekiel bread to toast, scanning through my Instagram feed checking out some other #instafit profiles. Once my toast was perfectly browned, I proceeded to smear half an avocado onto the crispy toast and was interrupted with a loud “mmmmmm” from one of my co-workers who happened to be looking over my shoulder.
“How could you eat that much avocado and on top carbs! I thought you were eating clean?” I began to explain the details of my meal plan to her, while she stared at me in shock…it was then that I realized…people have no idea what clean eating is.
Let me paint you a picture…
This is clean eating…
And this is clean eating…
And this…this is very clean eating…and can I say delicious…
So I have decided to share what clean eating really is with all my blogger friends and readers.
Clean eating is generally fresh, healthy and wholesome food, prepared in the various ways to preserve its vitamins and nutrients.
Generally, I follow this guideline, 1/2 a plate veggie, 1/4 of a plate protein and 1/4 of a plate carbs. Yes CARBS! Even white potatoes have a spot in my meal plans.
Ladies so many of us have been brainwashed that we need to be eating 1400 calories or less a day in order to maintain our figures.
I eat between 1800-2000 calories a day. And I am losing weight. LOSING. There is a great deal of details that goes into creating a menu plan and workout plan…but the bottom line is if you are lifting and doing cardio, you need to eat. And eat clean!
For the next 30 days…my goal is to educate you on clean eating and along the way give you some pretty awesome recipes!
So welcome to my 31 days of clean eating…it’s gonna be an awesome ride!
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