AHHH NOPE!!! Here are the basics of a clean eating lifestyle:
What Exactly Is “Clean Eating?”
For the most part, clean eaters subscribe to these general guidelines:
- Eat plenty of vegetables, both raw and cooked.
- Eat unprocessed lean meats that have not had anything added. This includes fresh chicken and fish and even lean, humanely raised beef and game.
- Enjoy whole grains instead of the processed or refined variety.
- Eat smaller, more frequent meals about every 2 1/2 – 3 hours.
- Reduce or Eliminate Processed, artificial, preservative laden foods with fresh real food.
Most of the recipes I use and include in this website abide by these rules. “What about all the treats I love,” you ask? I am a big proponent of not going cold turkey but to rely on the 80/20 rule. Eighty percent of the time follow these rules strictly. Twenty percent of the time, have the burger and fries, or the milkshake, or the glass of wine. Eat to live, not live to eat.
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I have had many questions from clients recently about alcohol and a healthy lifestyle. Most of you know there are a few benefits to alcohol in moderation. Indulging in a glass of wine or a beer occasionally has proven health benefits. Most likely you have read about it’s positive influence on heart health, but there are other benefits too. Here is an example of one study touting the benefits of moderate consumption of alcohol. Berkley: Alcohol beyond heart health
What is important to keep in mind is how your cocktails are metabolized in your body. Simply think of all alcoholic drinks as carbohydrates in liquid form. Here is an interesting chart from “That Sugar Guide” to help reveal the true metabolic value in some favored cocktails in terms of teaspoons of sugar.
To clarify further, moderate consumption of alcohol translates into 1-2 servings for men and 1 serving for women per day. Serving size means 8oz. beer, 4 oz of wine, meaning 1/2 of the serving in most restaurants. If you are trying to watch your wasteline, I recommend 1 serving per week. Even though this news may be disappointing to some, it does not mean that alcohol is off the table completely for anyone. Celebrate, CHEERS!
I have had many conversations with many clients about just this topic..stress. Who doesn’t have stress in their life? We all feel it and it impacts our life in many ways. Stress manifests itself in many forms throughout our day. It may be a “positive” stress, like motivation to get a project done..or a workout completed; or a “negative” source such as anxiety. I couldn’t have said this better myself, so why try…
“Wanna know some frustrating yet freeing truth? 😬
Your metabolism is not worried about your physique or desire to lose weight. All your metabolism is programmed to do is sense threats in the environment & react appropriately to keep you surviving. It seeks to balance & recover from stress.
That means that you may be eating perfectly clean & exercising every day, but if you’re stressing yourself out about it, your metabolism is going to seek out your recovery and survival from stress first before it lets go of that body fat.
Modern-day stressors include lack of sleep, overexercise, excessively decreasing calories, giving birth, and of course emotional/mental stress from work, relationships, etc.
If you feel you’re working super hard to lose that holiday (or year-long 😬) weight gain but it’s not working, maybe try to look into these other factors and see where your body is resisting due to stress. Are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating enough nourishing foods? Are you stressed out? Even worse- are you SO concerned with getting leaner that it’s actually stressing you out?
This is freeing because our body is on our side– working for us to keep us healthy and balanced. We just have to take the signs from our metabolism (hunger, energy, cravings, fat loss/gain) and work with it, not against it.” by kitchenspired
I strive to help people get their metabolism back on track and burning up those calories and fat. I will help you identify the sources of stress in your life that are affecting your metabolism. I don’t sell gimmicks or any products, just valuable advice and balanced eating to help your body be the best it can be right now.
It really angers me that there are so many “get quick results” promises out there today that claim the labels “nutrition and health.” Let me be the first to tell you, that often those sources will mess with your metabolism in more harmful ways in the long run. If you are sick of all the hype and want to get your engine running, see food as fuel, and sustain a truly healthy lifestyle, then I am here to help! firstname.lastname@example.org