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June 1st, 2010, 10:23 AM
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Can anyone give me some insight as to what eating clean means? Obviously it means not eating soda or chips.

I was thinking of trying it to help me lose my belly.
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June 1st, 2010, 11:57 AM
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Christa is the expert but from what I've gathered, I think it's eating food in its natural state and cutting out ALL the processed stuff. Fresh fruits and veggies, meats, eggs, yogurt, etc.
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June 1st, 2010, 03:32 PM
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Ditto that ^

Basically, if it has no nutritional value, don't eat it (ie: sauces, bread, cereal, juice are NOT clean) It's a HARD diet to stick to. The best way that I've set myself up for success is to have everything prepared in advance. This makes it harder to "cheat"
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June 2nd, 2010, 07:09 AM
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Ditto that ^

Basically, if it has no nutritional value, don't eat it (ie: sauces, bread, cereal, juice are NOT clean) It's a HARD diet to stick to. The best way that I've set myself up for success is to have everything prepared in advance. This makes it harder to "cheat"
If the bread and cereal are whole grain and low in sugar, isn't still a no-no?

I don't think I could do a diet like that. I believe in eating as clean as possible, but IMO a diet that is that strict is setting yourself up for failure. Unless you have killer willpower, which I don't.
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June 2nd, 2010, 09:26 AM
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I don't think I could do a diet like that. I believe in eating as clean as possible, but IMO a diet that is that strict is setting yourself up for failure. Unless you have killer willpower, which I don't.
Me either, Kelly. I'm all for better choices (i.e. whole grains vs. white carbs) but I definitely couldn't keep up a completely "clean" regimen.
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June 2nd, 2010, 02:54 PM
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Eating clean is SUPER hard. I use the "semi-clean" approach because there are things that I can't survive without, but even semi helps a ton.

Nothing processed (ie anything you can buy in a box, already made)

Hmm... I used to have a website that was great for this, had basically a grocery list of clean foods.... let me look....

Well I can't find the list I was looking for but these look like helpful links....

Clean Eating Magazine
Clean Eating Magazine
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June 2nd, 2010, 03:18 PM
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When grocery shopping, stick only to the outside walls. Produce, meats, etc. Even cheese is off limits (I think - I avoided it anyway, lol!) Nothing canned or in a box. You'll feel amazing after a few days, and you won't even really crave the sugars/fats that you do now.
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June 3rd, 2010, 09:43 AM
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Thanks girls!

WOW I didn't realize how strict it was. Maybe I could try eating semi-clean too. I am really trying to make better choices about what I put in my mouth.

I've also decided to stop serving carbs for dinner side dishes and start doing all veggies. This week I've served broccoli, fresh green beans and salad.
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June 3rd, 2010, 11:44 AM
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I've also decided to stop serving carbs for dinner side dishes and start doing all veggies. This week I've served broccoli, fresh green beans and salad.
GOOD!! That is the way to be - eat your carbs early in the day & make sure they're complex carbs
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June 4th, 2010, 05:22 AM
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I will try and do that! I do have a question though. I've been eating whole wheat bread for the past however many months. Should I switch to a multi grain bread? Does it matter? If I do need to buy a multi grain bread I have no idea what kind to buy or what to look for.
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I will try and do that! I do have a question though. I've been eating whole wheat bread for the past however many months. Should I switch to a multi grain bread? Does it matter? If I do need to buy a multi grain bread I have no idea what kind to buy or what to look for.
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