my clean eating journey

14 Jun

the basic idea behind clean eating is consuming food in its most natural state. it is free from processed and refined food. you eat 5 to 6 small meals everyday, which helps to regulate your energy levels . drinking 2 to 3 litres of water a day ensures you are never dehydrated. additionally, weight training and cardiovascular workouts help to tone your body. it is a lifestyle, not a diet, and it is one that will help give you energy to sustain you throughout the entire day.

the research i am doing (and will continue to do!) and the lifestyle change isn’t just for my benefit. i’m doing this for my husband – so i can help educate him on how he can reach his fitness goals, my future kids – so i can raise them to consciously think about the food they put into their body, and also for my friends and family who desire to reach their own health and fitness goals. my hope is to be a resource for the people in my life who endeavor to reach and maintain their optimal level of health.

it is easy enough to buy well fitting clothes and feel confident in them, covering up parts of yourself that you are trying hide. however, at the end of the day, when the clothes come off and you are staring at yourself in the mirror, don’t you want to feel happy about the person staring back at you? this isn’t impossible to achieve! it just takes a bit of meal planning, educating yourself about healthy food choices, and a killer work-out plan.

what is really encouraging is knowing that what you put into your mouth accounts for 80% of having a healthy body while training is only 10% of the equation and 10% is due to genetics. this is why i am so passionate about clean eating. i LOVE food and i LOVE to cook. it couldn’t get any better!

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One Response to “my clean eating journey”

  1. jared 06'15'10 at 2'18'PM #

    you rock mel.
    i am for sure encouraged by your pursuit to become healthy.
    and I love when we can callabo on the way to our goals!

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