How do you define clean eating? I recently asked this question on social media. Responses varied from staying within a specific calorie range to basing it on the number and type of ingredients. My definition? A little more lax. Hubby and I have a bad habit of eating out, so whenever we resist the urge and choose to eat from within our pantry, or I pack my lunch for work, this is my version of clean eating; eating already what I have on hand.
But clean eating is so much more than that. It is not a diet; it’s a lifestyle. It’s a concept of consuming whole and unprocessed foods, like fruits & veggies, lean meats, and whole grains. Eating clean means you should avoid sugary drinks, fast foods, fried foods, white breads, pastas, and rice, foods with preservatives, candy, etc.
Coming this Monday, August 14th, my friend and I are co-hosting a free 5-day clean eating challenge group where we’ll be sharing recipes, our food journals, and discussing proper nutrition with other like-minded people. We are looking for participants interested in improving their nutrition and seeking accountability. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of and learn more about, contact me today to join our group. It’ll be fun!