I tweeted today that I've been eating clean this week and a few people responded on Twitter, asking about what that meant or feeling inspired to do likewise.
My clean eating definitely needs some work. Guinness, beer and fries tonight. Smoked meat yesterday for lunch. Yeesh. That's more meat than I normally have in a whole week.
Nonetheless, the rest of what I've been eating has been very, very clean. I've always been a fan of the smoothie meal even since high school. I get it from my father who used to revive himself from marathons with the kitchen sink smoothie.
Lately I've been taking things one step further. I'm a huge fan of Meghan Telpner, naturopathic nutritionist and featured writer on The Appetizer. I agree with her philosophy that it's always more beneficial to obtain nutrition from whole, real foods rather than synthetic representations. For example, she puts nuts in her smoothie for protein and good fat instead of adding a processed supplement.
Check out the recipe here.
This is clean eating.
Tosca Reno is the developer of the Eat-Clean diet, which advises people to eat natural, whole foods that don't have preservatives. Emphasis is placed on smaller meals throughout the day containing complex carbs and lean proteins. Drink tons of water.
Advocates of this diet carry around enough clean food that they can always avoid hunger and temptation to stray from the diet's core by indulging in fast food or restaurant food.
I've been eating healing broth with green tea. I made my favourite wild rice salad by Ellie Krieger. It contains dried cranberries, nuts and fresh herbs with a balsamic vinaigrette. I've also been trying to eat a ton of legumes and made a bean salad.
Aside: if you eat a lot of legumes, your body becomes adept at digesting the enzymes. Ahem, there is an adjustment period, regardless.These are my fragmented thoughts on clean eating. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Any avid fans amongst you readers? Any sometimes clean people like myself?