31 Days of Clean Eating…The Journey Begins

31 days to clean eating

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.”  Mila Furman

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…

Zucchini Coins from the Girl and the KitchenThis is clean eating…

Restaurant Style Mexican Rice from the Girl and the Kitchen

And  this is clean eating…

Peach and Almond Sharlotka from the Girl and the Kitchen

And this…this is very clean eating…and can I say delicious…

Seared Halibut with Chili Gremolata from the Girl and the Kitchen

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.

Ummm no.

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!


Mila Furman

Miss a post?  No worries here are all the posts in the 31 Day to Clean Eating Series

Day2: 31 Days to Clean Eating…Day 2…Coq Au Vin Blanc

Day 3 : 31 Days to Clean Eating…Russian Meatball Soup

Day 4: 31 Days to Clean Eating.. Day 4..How to Cube an Avocado

Day 5: 31 Days to Clean Eating…Day 5…One Pan Lemony Shrooms

Day 6: 31 Days to Clean Eating…Oven Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Purple Cauliflower

Day 7:  31 Days to Clean Eating…How to…Sear Scallops

Day 8: 31 Days of Clean Eating- Seared Cod with Arugula Walnut Pesto

Day 9:  31 Days of Clean Eating … Lemony Parmesan Asparagus

Day 10:  31 Days to Clean Eating… Italian Wedding Soup

Day 11: 31 Days to Clean Eating…”Galuptsi” – Ukrainian Style Cabbage Rolls…Голубцы

Day 12: 31 Days to Clean Eating…Turchicken Chili

Day 13:  31 Days to Clean Eating…Moroccan Chicken

Day 14:  31 Days to Clean Eating Pineapple Teriyaki Salmon

Day 15:  31 Days to Clean Eating…Zucchini Coins

Day 16:  31 Days to Clean Eating…Smoked Salmon Eggwich

Day 17:  31 Days of Clean Eating…Seared Halibut with Chilli Gremolata

Day 18:  31 Days to Clean Eating…Greek Taverna Style Fava Beans

Day 19:  31 Days to Clean Eating…Rosemary Roasted Mushrooms

Day 20:  31 Days to Clean Eating…Quick and Easy Restaurant Style Mexican Rice

Day 21:  31 Days to Clean Eating…Avocado and Feta Salad

Day 22:  31 Days to Clean Eating…Big Bowl Copykat Vietnamese Chicken Soup

Day 23:   31 Days to Clean Eating…Grilled Eggplant Salad

Day 24:  31 Days to Clean Eating…Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf

Day 25:  31 Days to Clean Eating…Asian Flank Steak

Day 26:  31 Days to Clean Eating…Garlic and Pepper Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Day 27:  31 Days to Clean Eating…How to…Make the Ultimate Omelette

Day 28:  31 Days to Clean Eating…Freezer and Crockpot Friendly Beef Barley Soup

Day 29:  31 Days to Clean Eating… Saffron and Yogurt Marinated Chicken

Day 30:  31 Days to Clean Eating…Easy Freezer Friendly Marinara

Day 31: 31 Days to Clean Eating…The Journey 

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  1. This has captured my interest. Lovely post with gorgeous photos. And I would really like to learn more about this way of eating. I’m vegetarian and am interested in eating real foods for pleasure in the balance my body needs. Your advice seems to work for that.

    1. Thank you for the kind words Juliet. I have several vegetarian items on here actually 🙂 Feel free to ask any questions if you have some.

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