Starting Out – The Nice and Easy Approach

Starting Out - The Nice and Easy Approach

So you’ve read some books, maybe browsed a few magazines and googled a few topics and you’re ready to make a lifestyle change. But now WHAT?! How do you start? Where do you begin? Hopefully this will help you out!  The Nice and Easy Approach Not quite ready to jump in with both feet?  Not to worry, taking it nice and slow is a great way to slowly transition into your new lifestyle.  (If you are looking for a more direct approach check...

 
Starting Out – The Dive Right In Approach

Starting Out - The Dive Right In Approach

   So you’ve read some books, maybe browsed a few magazines and googled a few topics and you’re ready to make a lifestyle change. But now WHAT?! How do you start? Where do you begin? Hopefully this will help you out!  The Dive Right In Approach Grab a trash bag because your first step involves some cleaning!  It’s time to toss out all the unclean food that is in the house.  This is also your first step in reading labels. ...

 

Clean Eating On The Road

White Water Rafting in Utah My husband and I recently went on vacation in Utah and with a little planning we were able to eat clean the entire time!  Often time you will find yourself away from home, whether traveling for work or taking some time off for a much needed vacation, and the temptation to grab some ‘fast food’ might seem like the easiest option but there is no need to give in!  Here are some tips to help you when traveling. 1. ...

 

Cleaning Eating MAN style!

My husband and I are polar opposites when it comes to eating.  He was born and raised in South Africa - he’s only been in the US about 10 years and did not grow up eating much besides meat and potatoes.  I grew up in Michigan and practically ate 24/7 out of the garden my Grandfather grew.  When I talked about cleaning eating with him and about changing our lifestyle to reflect it, this was the response I got - “I’ll...

 
A Day in the life of a Clean Eater

A Day in the life of a Clean Eater

Clean Eating Magazine, courtesy of Robert Kennedy Publishing One of my first Clean Eating reads was Clean Eating Magazine.  I LOVE the magazine and all the delicious recipes and articles.  Then I got to their 30 day menu planner.  Here they give you a 4 week breakdown of daily meals to eat throughout the day.  Although I LOVE the meal ideas that they layout for you, the realistic part of their plans seem to be lacking for those that don’t...

 

Protein Power

As one of the most important parts of clean eating, protein plays a big role in our daily diets.  Each of the 5-6 meals we eat per day should contain both a protein and carb.  Protein is required to build lean muscle mass and is also required to repair and maintain muscle and tissue.  Yet the average body cannot absorb any more than 25 grams of protein at any given meal.  When you consume extra protein the extra calories are stored as fat the...