Clean Diet Defined
Lisa Robins explains her clean diet rules
CLEAN DIET DEFINED
Confessions of an M&F Trainer Expert
By, Lisa Robins
Since becoming this websites Expert for Women, I have been overwhelmed with amazing inquiries and questions from real people like you, who are on a quest to get to the next level of their fitness goals.
I LOVE hearing from all of you and hope I am able to both guide and inspire you with useful information. The most common question that I do receive, is how can one attain more results from their current training and nutrition program?
Most often than not, the frustrated information seeker, who is usually at a plateau, reveals to me that their diet is “clean”. Some will elaborate and proceed to list foods and some will not, but usually I do find myself wondering exactly what they are eating, as I continue to hear their concerns.
As I pondered as to what I would submit for this week’s article forum, it was obvious to me that I needed to clear up some skepticism as to what “eating clean” really means to me, and hopefully can mean something to all of you.
MY CLEAN-EATING RULES:
Eating clean does not allow sugar and empty calorie protein powders and bars.
Eating clean does not include processed meats such as cold cuts.
Eating clean does not include processed carbs, such as enriched wheat bread.
Eating clean does not mean starving or depleting calories as well as cutting calories from important food groups that support optimal health.
Eating clean does not mean overloading fresh food with chemicals to make them taste better, such as aspartame or sucralose.
Eating clean is not just about eating every 3 hours… it is the food source that is important, as well.
Eating clean does not mean you can eat as much as you want… Calories do count, no matter where they are coming from!
MY FOOD LIST:
Here is a list of foods that I consume on a daily basis that support a CLEAN DIET. Of course, there are many more foods that could make this list, but this is what I like to eat on a regular basis. Please keep in mind that I am allergic to dairy, so I take a calcium supplement to support this absence in my food sources.
White Meat Chicken, skinless
Fresh, Wild Fish: mostly Salmon and Mahi Mahi
Lean meats, such as Flank Steak, Filet, Bison, Extra Lean Ground Beef
Eggs, organic & cage free if possible
SCI-FIT 100% Egg Protein Powder
Sweet Potatoes, Yams
Beans—Garbanzo, lentil, black
Brown Rice Cakes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Raw Nuts—Almonds, Walnuts
Raw Almond Butter
Flax Seed Oil
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Herbs
Lemons—at night with hot water!
MY EATING RULES:
I never skip breakfast or a meal for that matter, I’m too hungry!
I eat every 3 hours.
I have protein at every meal.
I never mix my complex carbs with fats, unless I am trying to add muscle.
I have 1 egg yolk with my whites to benefit from the good fats.
I try to focus on eating to live, rather than living to eat, although I do LOVE food!
I treat myself all the time as save those times for the weekend.
Finally… MY MANTRA on LOSING WEIGHT:
East LESS junk and train MORE!