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Have you ever heard of clean eating?

We've been doing it partly for about a year now, and this week we're trying it 100%.


Asked by musicpisces at 12:55 PM on Oct. 14, 2010 in Health

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  • In a nutshell, eating clean is the practice of eating whole, natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates. It also means staying away from the junk that typically makes up the Standard American Diet (S.A.D) These types of food include man-made sugar, bad fats (hydrogenated, trans-fat), preservatives, white bread, and any other ingredients that are unnecessary. An easy way to remember if a food is clean is: "if man made it, don't eat it."

    A person that eats clean generally practices the following:

    Eliminates refined sugar
    Cooks healthy meals
    Packs healthy meals
    Makes healthy choices when dining out
    Drinks a lot of water
    Eats 5-6 small meals per day
    Eliminates alcoholic beverages (or significantly limits it)
    Always eats breakfast

    Answer by Congenial at 1:05 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • What is it?

    Answer by Indyk at 1:00 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • I've heard the term, but I'm not sure exactly what it means. I asked on here once and got different answers. One said it was eating all organic, another said it was the same as vegan, and another said it was only eating raw foods.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Never heard of it. Care to share with us what it is?

    Answer by QueenMomma2023 at 1:04 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Oh. Well I guess I'm already "clean eating" except I call it diabetes control.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:17 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • In addition to what Congenial said, it also involves:
    * reducing your carbon footprint by shopping at farmer's markets and looking for foods that are as local as possible, as well as seasonal foods.
    * consuming humanely raised local meats
    * consuming health fats (essential fatty acids) every day
    * learning about portion control and portion sizes
    * slowing down and savoring your food
    * making it a social affair, involving the whole family and making it enjoyable
    * drinking at least 2 liters of water a day. Try it with a wedge of lemon.
    * if you drink alcohol, have an occasional glass of red wine
    * getting familiar with food labels. Long ingredient lists are not considered clean.
    * avoiding processed, refined foods like sugar, white flour, bread and past
    * avoiding foods high in saturated and trans fats, anything fried or anything high in sugar

    Comment by musicpisces (original poster) at 1:30 PM on Oct. 20, 2010