So I’m going to give this “clean eating” thing a try. I’m going to be lenient with myself as I make a transition into something that I hope to make a way of life. So I’m not going to view this as a diet, but a way to be healthier. I might not be perfect, but I will make slow changes that I can sustain.
Honestly, this isn’t going to take as much change as you might think. Most of the foods that I eat are already pretty clean. I eat a ton of fruits and veggies throughout the day. It’ll be the little things that will need changing. I will need to read bread labels instead of buying the Sara Lee low calorie bread. I will need to watch for 100% whole wheat and not just pick up the bread or tortillas that LOOK healthy. It will require more label reading.
Another huge part of this will be slowly eliminating sugar. For now, I will concentrate on REDUCING sugar and artificial sweeteners. This may be a gradual move for me. Every morning I drink my coffee with a packet of sweetener and a little creamer. Substitutes must be found!I am happy to say that I can eat honey, agave, and stevia. I was a little worried until I found that out!
This will mean no more margarines and light spreads, but using real butter. It will be about more REAL food and less of the artificial stuff. I think it’ll be good for the body.
So I need you help! If you eat clean, are there any websites you recommend? Any books? Any tips? Any recipes? Any products? Help me out!
I start this on February 11th, so I want to be prepared. Any advice is appreciated!