Clean Diet Defined

Jun 27, 2011
Clean Diet Defined

Lisa Robins explains her clean diet rules


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.



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!




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.


Protein 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


Complex Carb Sources:

Gluten-Free Oatmeal


Brown Rice

Sweet Potatoes, Yams

Beans—Garbanzo, lentil, black

Brown Rice Cakes


Fat Sources:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Coconut Oil

Raw Nuts—Almonds, Walnuts

Raw Almond Butter

Flax Seed Oil



Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Herbs



Pink Grapefruit

Red Grapes

Butternut Squash




Red Peppers


Romaine lettuce

Field Greens

Basil, Cilantro

Lemons—at night with hot water!



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.



East LESS junk and train MORE!

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