Are you ready to take your Ab Challenge results to the next level…clean eating is the requirement. Transitioning to Clean Eating for 30 days will work for those looking to go Sugar Free and ensure all of us are fueling our bodies with the best foods possible to meet our goals - be it weight loss, health, performance or all of the above.
There are many ways to describe to describe this lifestyle that you are embarking upon for the next 30 days, so here is what we will be focused upon:
Avoid processed foods/sugary treats - Better stated CHOOSE whole foods
Consume healthy fats - avocados, fish, nuts, oils
Drink water, water, water
Choose organic or humanely raised animal products as much as possible
Slow down and savor - Food is to be enjoyed, so let’s do that!
Tosca Reno has more rules like eat 5-6 meals a day, get label savvy, make it a family affair and so on. I believe these are all great and definitely ways to help us keep loving this journey, but for starters let’s just focus on how to make each meal out of foods that appear in nature as much as possible.
Checkout my October Unprocessed Eating from 2011 for more ideas and definitions if you are concerned about say your almond milk or bread. Don’t worry plenty more great tips and ideas will be coming in the next few days and throughout August to help you make this great change for your physical and mental health.
Why sign up?
- Accountability with daily role call on Facebook and Twitter (#eatclean30)
- Win prizes for checking in and staying on track!
- Update emails
- Guest posts from Lindsey Cotter (certified nutritionist and meal planner for a pro-triathlete) and more tips throughout on Clean Eating
- Your story could be featured!
Here is a badge you can use if desired on your site or in an announcement post to get even more friends to join you!! Again you want friends to join because that means more support and less chance that if you go out to eat anyone will pull the “One bite won’t kill you” or “Oh lighten up and enjoy the food” lines.Right click to save as and then link back to this page.
Look for your reminder email on July 31st, but make sure you have started your planning in advance!! Don’t be caught on August 1 without all the foods you need for a healthy day.
Need ideas to help you start planning:
Clean Eating Magazine
ToneItUp Nutrition Plan
My Clean Eating board on Pinterest is updated all the time
Brad Gouthro has a ton of videos showing recipes
For The Love of Kale - You might remember her from the Vegan Challenge
Be aware that great magazines we all read…may not always recommend recipes or foods that are truly clean. Try for this month to be conscious of your choices and see how you feel after kicking those processed foods to the curb. I know doing this last October was awesome, I simply slipped a bit off the wagon since then!
Don’t get overwhelmed with all of these ideas!! As I said before start with simple meals, easy to remember, no guess work >> Simple Clean Eating