Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Clean Eating Plan

Today was another bad eating day but I did alot of research on the Clean Eating Plan which I plan on starting just as soon as I can get to the grocery store since I'm snowed in right now.  I'm hoping that will be tomorrow but anyways here are some facts about the diet and why I think it might work for me.

The plan is intended for you to eat foods the way nature intended them to be, unprocessed and unrefined, in their puriest, freshiest, healthiest form.  You get to eat more often, 5 to 6 times a day actually and each meal must consist of a lean protein, complex carb and a healthy fat. 

The Clean Eating Plan keeps your blood sugar levels stable, keeps you satisfied longer and keeps you feeling great and full of energy.  It decreases your body fat and increases your lean tissue.  It also improves your overall health and immunity and decreases your risk of certain types of diseases such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancers.  By following this plan you are consuming less pesticides, artificial food additives and preservatives, sodium and sugars. 

There are certain foods off limits on this plan which include processed sugars, sugar substitutes, alcohol, processed foods, refined grains and saturated and trans fats which are all bad things for our bodies anyway.  There are also a few guidelines you should follow on this plan which includes eliminating soda and alcohol from your meal plan, packing your own lunches, keeping healthy snacks handy, always eating breakfast, eating 5 to 6 smaller meals a day and paying close attention to your portion sizes.  Also they recommend reading food and nutritional labels and shopping the perimeter of your grocery store.

There are quite a few books on the Clean Eating Plan which were written by Tosca Reno.  You can visit her site here if you would like to read about her eating plan.

This plan is pretty close to what I was trying to do when I first started my weight loss process and then I just got sidetracked.  I felt really good when I was eating mostly fruits and vegetables and avoiding carbs and sugar.  This plan makes alot of sense to me and I think it could really help me get back on track.  It will definitely take some getting use to for me to eat 5 to 6 times a day but its suppose to help keep your metabolism burning better which helps with your weight loss so I'm willing to give it a try.  I've done alot of research about the foods that are endorsed in this plan which I plan on writing about in another post and it really surprised me to find out what natural healing and protective properties certain foods have.  I just hope this plan is what I've been looking for because I can't stand feeling unhealthy like I have lately.


  1. There is also the Clean Eating Magazine which has great recipes !!!

  2. Thanks, I'm going to have to order that magazine.

  3. I love the Clean eating books~ I own 3 of them...and the magazines are great too!

  4. Hey! Im new to blogging and just started on here. I came up with your blog on an internet search about clean eating! Ive been eating clean for almost 2 months and wanted to start a blog to document my ups, downs, and successes Im having :)

    I love eating clean! It is definitely a lifestyle change that has helped me tremendously :)

    Good luck on your journey! Ill be checking back in with you!

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