June 25, 2013

Eating clean for rookies {part 2}

My first post on eating clean has gotten close to 10,000 views so I thought I'd do a follow up post!

I love eating clean for at least one meal a day, and I've increased to eating clean for two meals on some days. It honestly just feels better (physically and mentally).

And, eating clean can be fun and colorful! Take a look at some meals I've had recently:


Dessert! Low fat or fat free yogurt with fruit - because even healthy eaters crave sweets


Fruit prepped for the week for easy snacking and packing. 
Also have beans ready for Iron throughout the week


Strawberries & blueberries = my favorite fruit combo


Morning shakes are easy, healthy, and delicious. Pick your favorite fruit and just add ice


Salad from the salad bar in the cafeteria. The dressing is not healthy, 
but I got in the veggies I needed for that meal 


Brussel sprouts are usually not tastey, but mine are so good! Just add olive oil, pepper, fresh garlic, and low fat cheese or yogurt to add some flavor.


Also made some broccoli in olive oil and lemon juice


Brussel sprouts packed as snacks


Typical snack - yogurt with fruit and prepped fruit. Great to eat in between meals!

With the squat challenge and water drinking challenge ending a few days ago, I've lost 9 pounds since starting all of this about a month ago. But more importantly, I've toned up and I'm proud of the healthy foods I've started eating more of.


Tips from professionals on eating healthy:
Have a partner/friend to eat healthy with you and hold each other accountable
Try to eat out as little as possible
Create a diet/eating plan that works for your lifestyle 
Learn more about nutrition facts
Portion control can be just as important as what you're eating
Keep low calorie snacks with you if you get hungry in between meals
Celebrate your success, no matter how small



July will be dedicated to even more clean eating and a different workout challenge every week so stay tuned :)

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19 comments:

  1. Oh, wow this all looks so delish I'd forget it was healthy! Congrats on the 9 lbs!

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  2. that was very appetizing! and healthy too huh

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  3. MMmmm, this sounds super tasty! My hubs and I eat clean too and love it. Your brussel sprouts look tasty!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  4. Looks soo good! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo,
    aHc
    chicandpeonies.blogspot.com

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  5. Congrats on your weight loss! And the post views! Thanks so much for more tips. Do you know what's funny? I've been trying to eat more brussel sprouts but haven't found a way to make them taste better, I'll definitely be trying it your way from now on and see if the taste is much better. Great post again!

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  6. You're doing great! I love strawberries and blueberries. I love Face greek yogurt! It's so good! If you like vegetable juicing, invest in a Breville juicer. I love kale, carrots, celery, apple, and tomato juice.
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  7. Congrats on the weight loss! All those colorful foods look so yummy!

    xoxo!

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  8. My god you are one organised girl. All the food looks yummy- especially the brussel sprouts !

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  9. You make healthy food look delicious!

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  10. The key to it all is a stocked pantry. I am so off and on with this!

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  11. i just had brussel sprouts tonight.

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  12. i jumped on the clean eating bandwagon about a month ago, I would say i follow it about 85% of the time and I love it so much. I feel better and better the longer i do it.

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  13. These are such great tips! And the food looks absolutely delicious!!

    xo,

    Marija

    www.rosehorseshoe.com

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  14. I've been trying to clean up my eating habits lately, and this is so helpful! Thanks for posting!

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  15. I'm clean eating too...and it gives me so much energy during the day...my body just feels better everything looks so yummy!

    Good luck on a healthy lifestyle!

    ~Chymere A.~ www.chymere-anais.blogspot.com

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