When I chat to many of you in class about my eating habits and lifestyle, you’re often a little startled about what I eat, when I eat and why, so I thought I’d write a series of articles giving you a little bit more information about the nutrition plan I follow, how it’s helped me, and how it can ultimately help you too.

Clean eating works on the principle that you cut out all processed foods from your diet and go for more natural ingredients that are fresh, healthy and chemical-free.

protein chocolate pancake

I don’t really like the word “diet” in any context to be honest, and would argue that clean eating isn’t actually a diet, because I, and many other people I know around me, have been following clean eating for well over 12 months now and seeing and feeling fantastic as a result.  I prefer to refer to clean eating as a lifestyle choice instead.

There are variations of the clean eating such as the Caveman or Paleo diet, but essentially, if what you put on your plate doesn’t come from the earth, it doesn’t walk, swim or fly, then don’t eat it!

It’s all about eating good quality ingredients (organic where possible), and cutting out all of the nasties like sugar, caffeine, alcohol (oh no!), starchy carbs, dairy and wheat-based products.  So, my meals consist of lots of lean protein eg meat, fish and eggs, and a lot of green leafy vegetables.  To be honest, the green vegetables are key, which I’ll explain in a further article for you.

Although you might think it’s all doom and gloom on this plan, clean eating is pretty much common sense, isn’t it really?  I don’t know about you, but what with the recent horse meal scandal, just generally more so than ever, I actually like to know what’s in my food.  And, to be fair, the joy I get from cooking my meals scratch, spicing things up with my own home grown herbs and chilli peppers etc doesn’t just help my gut, it helps improve my mindset too.

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If you’d like further information about clean eating, how I do it, what the benefits are, and what foods I eat and drink to replace the nasty ones, ask me in class or get in touch.  I’m more than happy to help, as you know.