Clean Eating (sort of)

What's the deal with 'clean eating'? what exactly does "eating clean" mean? In this post, I am sharing my own interpretation and how I am tackling my own version of clean eating. Come check it out!

I'm sure that by now you have heard of clean eating. If not, lemme break it down

The Food Network Says;

The core definition of clean eating that most of its advocates agree on is choosing whole foods as they are closest to nature, or in their least-processed state. From there, different interpretations abound, from Paleo to dairy-free, grain- or gluten-free and vegan. But Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, MA, RD, author of Eat Clean Stay Lean defining the term as such: “Clean eating is about taking steps toward real, wholesome, simpler, minimally-processed foods more often (not absolute or always) and away from highly processed foods.” Let’s take a deeper dive into the science behind this healthy food trend.

Clean eating is huge right now. Everyone wants to take better care of themselves and clean eating is a mighty good place to start. So here's what I decided to do:

Step 1 | Pinterest >> Living Easy Today

I knew Pinterest was going to be my goldmine for clean eating. Where else would I find the best recipes and meal plans all in one place? Right? 

But I also found a link to my new favorite website that is all about clean eating and living. Meet Living Easy Today. Here's just a few of the articles that sent me on my path to a clean eating challenge and; hopefully, life.

She makes it sound so easy! 

Step 2 | Containment

I'm all about portion control. Well... I'm trying to be. So I decided that if I was really going to do this, I was going to do it all the way. And that meant pre-making things like breakfasts and lunches (things I usually eat alone; non-family meals). 

I started researching and found that Rubbermaid has some really awesome containers called LunchBlox. I zoomed right over to Amazon to load up my cart. Here's what I ended up choosing:

Rubbermaid LunchBox Sandwich Kit

Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Entrée Kit

Rubbermaid LunchBlox Side Container Kit

Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Container Salad Kit

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Step 3: A Foolproof Plan

Sounds easy right? Hahahahaha! After scouring Pinterest and all the amazing fitness, wellness and food blogs all over the internet, I do think I have a plan. At least a baby steps plan:

  • make all meals before bed; store in their respective LunchBlox containers

  • drink 8 oz of water before every meal

  • only eat what's in each container, per meal. no extras allowed.

  • stick to the meal plan as much as possible.

  • learn to love things i currently don't

I got this, right???

But I am on the path and that is what is important. I'm ready and willing, able and sure. In the end that's all that really matters. 

My hopes is that by eating clean and using portion control (as well as other wellness changes I am making), I will live a longer, healthier life. I'm finally really and truly involved as a mom now and I want to be able to stay that way as long as possible. I am not my illness. My illness is not me. And I am going to crush it to pieces, stand on it's broken pieces and eat a Snickers bar!

What about you? Do you eat clean? Are there any resources you'd like to share? I would definitely love to listen to any suggestions/tips/tricks you might have that may help my journey along! 

See you in the next post

Elley

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Elle Ay Esse

I'm Elle, a California girl transplanted to the Midwest with a goal of landing in New Orleans some time in the next five years. I'm self taught in all aspects of design, harking back to the bygone era of MySpace custom flash layouts. I have an eye for pattern and a love for color that makes me a perfect candidate for working as a web designer. Combining my love of design with coding and helping others and I am a natural teacher of all things blog related. My first ever blog was created on AOL Hometowns back n 2003 so I have had a lot of time and experience watching Blog Land grow and evolve and become a place of sharing stories, reviewing products and even making enough money to help support their families.