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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The do's and don'ts to clean eating

The rules of clean eating are clearly spelled out, but let's get specific!


Do:
1. Six small meals a day
2. Drink half our body weight in ounces daily
3. Eat within portion sizes.
4. 3 ingredients maximum on food labels.
5. Limit saturated fats
6. Buy organic, when possible.
7. Consume healthy fats
8. Plan ahead, take clean snacks to go!

Don’t:
1. Eat before bed time
2. Eat at fast food restaurants
3. Sugar
4. Preservatives
5. Artificial colorings
6. Processed food
7. Carbon foot print
8. “Fake foods” i.e. high calories, low nutrition

My personal cheats:
Sour cream, corn tortillas, and rice chex may have more than 3 ingredients on their food label, but as I don't know how to make sour cream we're keeping it in the fridge. Also, being a celliac (unable to eat wheat/ gluten) we can't purchase the clean eating approved wheat bread or bread crumbs. So, as a substitution we're going to keep buying corn tortillas for wraps, fajitas, tacos, and quesadillas. We'll keep buying rice chex because they work so well as gluten free bread crumbs in recipes, but are a whole lot more affordable than actual GF crumbs! 

1 comment:

  1. thanks for explaining this, Jessica. Cheers

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