What is Clean Eating?

Clean Eating is What?!

I get a lot of confused looks when I mention Clean Eating to people.  I can just imagine what’s going through their heads…”she wants me to wash my food?  Perhaps spray on some kind of cleaner-like windex??”  No, not at all! What is Clean Eating?  Well, Clean Eating is simply the idea of eating food that is in it’s original, natural form-unprocessed or very minimally processed.  What does ‘processed’ mean?  The definition varies slightly, but it’s generally any food that has artificial ingredients and generally comes in a package, box or bag.  The most obvious examples are frozen ‘tv’ dinners, deli ‘meats’, Velveeta ‘cheese product’ and sodas.  The most obvious exceptions are things like plain, uncooked dried beans, or a ‘package’ of fresh lettuce.  There are many more, but hopefully you get the idea.

Examples of Processed Foods

Examples of Processed Foods

I think most people would agree that Clean Eating sounds like a healthier way to live than consuming chemically engineered, highly processed, artificial foods.  So why doesn’t everyone do it?  Simple.  Because they think that Clean Eating isn’t simple and grabbing quick convenience foods is, well, convenient!   So is learning about Clean Eating really worth it?  Will it really make that much of a difference to your inner health and outer body weight?  YES!  FOR SURE!  DEFINITELY!   Here’s what Clean Eating expert Tosca Reno has to say on the subject…

Tosca Reno, author of The Eat Clean Diet

Tosca Reno, author of The Eat Clean Diet

“Eighty percent of the answer to achieving a more beautiful physique lies on your plate. Everything you put in your mouth shapes what you look like. If you eat loads of sugary doughnuts and greasy friend foods, you will probably look a lot like that – doughy and heavy. If you eat fresh fruits and vegetables, along with other wholesome foods you will look healthy, fresh and vibrant. The choice is yours, but who doesn’t want to look and feel their best?! It’s possible that you are among the many who believe that if you are exercising regularly, you can eat whatever you want and still be fit and healthy. Not true! I know a man who trains hard every day-running, lifting weights, hockey-but because of his bad food habit is still 25 pounds overweight and has a flabby belly to prove it. Don’t be misled by the notion that woring out offsets the need to eat properly. It definitely does not. The only way to accomplish the physique of your dreams along with excellent health is to put nutritious clean foods on your plate, eat them regularly and follow the Clean Eating principles. That’s how it’s done.”

Click to Download the Clean Eating Commandments!

Click to Download the Clean Eating Commandments!

Remember, it takes 80% Clean Eating nutrition to build your ideal physique.   10% is dependent on your cardio and weight training regimin and the final 10% is genetics-thanks mom and dad!!  While it’s true that clean eating takes a little more time to plan and prep, it, like anything else, is easy…when you know how!

If you aren’t currently engaged in one of my fitness or Clean Eating Challenge Groups, you can learn more about how to make Clean Eating EASY to incorporate into your daily life by joining one of my next groups!  You are welcome to contact me with questions or for more information-always happy to help!

Shakeology Cleanse

Shakeology Cleanse

Have you heard of the Shakeology Cleanse? Recently, many people have been seeing excellent results with the Shakeology cleanse. I know that I am asked frequently what is it and what does it entail?

Shakeology is a complete meal replacement shake that was designed to be used once a day. For the Beachbody Shakeology cleanse however, it will be taken once a day for 3 days.

The goal with Shakeology cleansing is to flush all of the junk from your system and regulate hydration levels. While this cleanse definitely restricts you when it comes to calories, you shouldn’t experience any negative side effects as you’ll be getting all the right nutrients in those calories. A person eating an average American diet would have to eat twice as many calories to consume the nutrients you’ll receive while on the Shakeology detox program. It’s the perfect program for anyone who wants a 3 day jump start to looking and feeling better.

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Instructions on how to Do the 3 Day Shakeology Cleanse:

  • Drink 3 Shakeology shakes a day (mix with water only)
  • Have a salad in the evening for dinner with 4 ounces of protein, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and vinegar dressing, and 1 tablespoon of flax seed, chia seeds, or hemp seed
  • Drink plenty of water. Coffee, tea, and herbal teas are okay, as long as no sugar or cream is added.

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Shakeology Cleanse

Shakeology Cleanse

When I returned from a vacation in Cabo I realized that I had over-indulged in my food and cocktails so when I return I obviously felt bloated and aweful.  I was ready to get back on track and some fellow Beachbody Coaches were talking about a 3 day Shakeology Cleanse.  I thought EEKS a Cleanse?  That sounds so scary, but then I looked at the meal plan and I knew I wouldn’t be STARVING myself with this.  Since I already had Shakeology on hand I knew this was a must.

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When I completed I had dropped a couple pounds but most importantly I felt so good!!! Ready to push play and get my workout program back on track.

A fellow beachbody coach outlined the entire Shakeology cleanse on her blog and even gave some sample testimonies.

If this sounds like you and are curious about doing it or even joining one of my Clean Eating Challenge groups? Message me for the details.

Want to lose 3-10 lbs in 3 days and cleanse your body of preservatives? You HAVE to try this cleanse 🙂

What is the Shakeology Cleanse and What makes it different from other cleanses?!?

Check out Alli’s Video on her Shakeology Cleanse

What makes the Shakeology Cleanse stand apart from the others is that the Shakeology cleanse is not a true “cleanse”. The Shakeology Cleanse is a calorie restricted, nutrient rich cleanse. There are no strange drinks made of maple and lemon or apple cider. With Shakeology you will be satisfied and you won’t be a zombie or feel like you are starving your body of vital nutrients, because you aren’t! The main point of the Shakeology Cleanse is not calorie restriction but nutrient richness. The aim is to get the most nutrients into your body with the fewest calories consumed. These calories are to fuel your workouts and rid the body of toxins and hydration into homeostasis. The result with this cleanse to have your body run more efficiently and the weight loss is just an added benefit that most experience (you can lose anywhere from 3lbs to 10lbs in just 3 days!!).

The Benefits of the Shakeology 3-Day-Cleanse:

Rid your body of fat

Detoxify your body

Jump start your weight loss and fitness routine

Body rejuvenation

How does the Shakeology Cleanse work?

With the Shakeology Cleanse your daily food structure remains close to the same as you’re everyday eating. You will still be eating every few hours with meals that are balanced and nutrient rich which will make up for consuming fewer calories. This means that you can still continue with your workout routine. Adding fruits, nuts, seeds, and the Shakeology fiber supplement can be done as you see fit. Your one solid meal a day, your salad, can also contain fruits, nuts, and seeds, legumes, and veggies along with four ounces or less of a white protein. The point is to keep you satiated and to avoid anything that is artificial – including your salad dressing. The Shakeology Cleanse is designed to optimize your body’s performance. You want to have enough food to fuel your day and your workout. By eating foods that are high in fiber and nutrients it is virtually impossible to overeat. With the high fiber, digestive aids, and enzymes, your body will be ridding itself of excess food and fat and flushing out waste.

Shakeology 3-Day Cleanse Explained:

The Shakeology 3-day cleanse is an innovative way to use Shakeology as a cleanse. It’s very simple to follow and is unlike any other cleanse out there today. One of the things that makes it so different from other “cleanses” is in fact that the Shakeology 3-Day Cleanse is a “performance” cleanse. This is because it is designed to be done along with a workout or fitness program. Here is how it works and how to follow:

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Once again, this cleanse is meant to be done in conjunction with your regular fitness routine but best to schedule during your recovery weeks if you are doing an intense program like P90X or INSANITY. It is also a GREAT way to jump-start ANY fitness routine and weight loss by doing the cleanse the week before you begin and getting your body healthy!
Reasons why you might not lose weight:

First, most people WILL lose some weight but weight loss is not the goal of the Shakeology Cleanse. People with a lot of junk in their systems tend to lose the most weight from this cleanse. If you’ve been eating clean then there are less toxins and food left in your system to be rid of. While you may not lose much weight while doing the cleanse, your body will be ready to lose once you have finished and continue your fitness program.

Second, restricting calories can be stressful. Stress in the body releases the hormone cortisol and inhibits you from losing weight. This is the reason why you don’t do the Shakeology

Cleanse no longer than 3 days.
A 3 day Shakeology Cleanse costs $45

Frequently Asked Questions:
How many calories per day?

800 – 1,100 per day

How often can I do the Shakeology Cleanse?

Ideally you should do it once per quarter (every 3 months)

When you start a new workout program

When you feel you need help breaking through a weight-loss plateau

Should I/Can I still do my workout during the Cleanse?

Depends on the individual
You will have less energy, so consider doing it during your ‘recovery’ week
Don’t do it in the middle of P90X or INSANITY

Can I do a 1-day or 2-day Cleanse?

Yes, some people see results in 1 or 2 days!
It is NOT recommended doing the Cleanse for longer than 3 days!

Should I/Can I take other Beachbody supplements during the Cleanse?

Not the Beachbody Results and Recovery drink, it has too much sugar
All other Beachbody supplements are fine but not necessary

How Much Does it Cost?

$45 per 3 day cleanse plus shipping.

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