When you drastically change the way you eat…people notice. Not only do they notice, they ask questions. I think my favorite question thus far has to be, “Isn’t it Yucky?!”. To clarify, this person was referring to eating clean, healthy food. Food that isn’t loaded with cheese, salt, preservatives, and crap I can’t pronounce. On the contrary, what I eat is absolutely delicious! What I used to eat is YUCKY! I mean that with the utmost of sincerity too. I no longer crave cheese, sweets, fried foods, or packaged foods. My sense of taste has been drastically enhanced. I can taste a multitude of flavors I never noticed before. If I put too much cheese on something, or if it’s too “heavy”, I don’t care for it any longer. If you know me well, you KNOW my love for cheese!! Saying I no longer crave cheese and eat it minimally now is saying A LOT!! I honestly get a bit grossed out seeing people eat unhealthy or overeat. Those of you who eat clean know exactly what I’m talking about. Have I become a clean eating food snob? Maybe.
If being a clean eating food snob means: eating foods that are healthy and nourish my body, choosing organic whenever possible, eating fruits/veggies/lean meat/whole grains/healthy fats, choosing foods full of healthy macros and micros, and staying away from junk foods full of preservatives and crap…then yes, I’m a clean eating food snob and proud of it!
Let’s think about that for just a moment and use an example for clarity. Example: spinach is a “clean” food…and a Twinkie is a “dirty” food. In MY opinion…YES! Sorry Twinkie lovers! Twinkies are horrible for you. They have absolutely no nutritional value. They’re full of preservatives, saturated fat, and too many simple carbs. THEY’RE yucky!!!
The other thing I recently read someone say is that clean eating is just another fad diet.
I must admit…I am super puzzled by this statement. Eating real food…that we are actually supposed to eat…which makes us healthy…is just another fad diet? Hmmm…
We all have a choice. Eat the Twinkie and feel like you ate a Twinkie, or bust out some beautiful spinach and feel better. Here are a few of the wonderful benefits I’ve experienced through clean eating: weight loss, more energy, better skin, loss of cravings and food addiction, freedom, increased self-esteem, and my A1c (blood sugar) went from diabetic range to completely normal. I feel better, I look better…I’ve improved my quality of life ten-fold, and it’s a lifestyle change I can actually live with and enjoy. Sound like a fad diet?
I’ve rattled on long enough! Now I’m going to leave you with some pictures of all the YUCKY food I’ve been eating. Poor me! LOL
So there you have it! It is possible to eat tasty, easy to make, affordable food, that is actually healthy and nourishing your body. That’s a win-win in my book 👍🏻😉
Hugs & Love,