So this week I have been partaking in a self set challenge to try ‘Clean Eating’
Now the term clean eating, I have found is so vague, it is not as simple as a diet plan.
There are many adaptions for clean eating, how different people interpret it. I am finding some say for example full fat dairy is best, where other sources I have looked say to have low fat products and others say to have non dairy and plant based e.g Almond Milk.
It is really an open playing field really- so I have been doing my interpretation of clean eating.
I have recorded the whole week if your interested on my YouTube channel – which is linked at bottom of this blog (Laura Rebecca W)
Anyway, as I have been researching clean eating I have come across some sweet treats, many involve peanut butter, almond butter, chia seeds etc etc
All of which I don’t own as on Slimming World they all carry syn value!
So trying clean eating this week I decided to take the anything natural is okay approach.
So basically, if it is natural without anything added I will eat/drink it. Be cheese, chicken or carrots.
I also opted to eat all wholemeal as white flour based products go through a lot more process than the natural grain left as wholemeal.
Anyway, my week actually went very well! I feel like I was a lot more focussed this week as I was trying something new so I had to actually think about what I was eating everyday.
There were a few minor slips ups and kinda one big one, but all in all I feel I had a successful week. (you can see the slip ups on my video diary’s)
So I thought I would just share with you my experience and some of my favourite meals I ate this week.
I tried lots of things this week, not completely new products, just new ways of eating them.
So here are some things I have learned this week:
- I did’t realise how GOOD sweet potatoes were
- I didn’t realise how addicted to raisins I am
- I feel much better eating wholemeal products
- Brown rice isn’t all that bad, just give extra cooking time
- Toasted oats IS the new thing in my life
- I love my new found will power
- I need to drink more water
- I didn’t realise how many added preservatives/ chemicals I had been eating
- Ham has SOOOO many added ingredients
- Spinach is surprisingly good
- Homemade Yuk Sung is LIFE
So there is just a quick summary of my week starting clean eating. I think I am going to carry on with it I think, it is something new for my to try and hopefully I can start to feel a lot healthier for it!