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