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Clean Diet Myth Busters and Cave Man Measurements

Every now and then clean eating comes up in conversation – I think sometimes people feel obligated to confess or provide me with a reason why they can’t eat a certain way (wish people wouldn’t feel pressured around me! 🙂 I am totally not judging! We all live life with different priorities and we must enjoy life how we each see fit)…anyway…–It does always surprise me how many people think that clean eating can be boring, bland, or expensive!


The Discovery: Cave Man Measurements

My Husband is a Total Cave Man (and I love him for it)

Normally I do all the cooking, but since I have been preggers and sick with a virus, my trusty husband has stepped up to the plate.  He has surprised me – really learning his way around the kitchen so fast and picking up tons of tricks along the way.  I’ve been giving him directions using “man-measurements” to help him not feel overwhelmed. For example – instead of having him follow a normal recipe, I’ll have him cook the same thing but use measurements like “handful of this” or “two heaping spoonfuls using an eating spoon”.  Because of these man-tricks I think its making the kitchen much more manageable.  I hate reading recipes anyways, so I can’t imagine what it would be like for a guy who is never in there!

My food blog, http://www.faithkeith.com, will probably start filling up with more recipes in that “Man-food” category and some might even have those “man-measurements” 😛

Myth Buster: Eating Clean breaks the bank?

Eating clean has been CHEAPER for us. You’d be surprised! Sure, some ingredients will cost you at the beginning (like if you have to replace sugar for stevia – and stevia IS  more expensive than GreatValue sugar), but you can use normal spices, vinegars, and sauces to create amazing meals. Frozen veggies, fruits and meats are your best friend!

Myth Buster: Frozen produce fresher than fresh produce?

YES! Often times, yes it is. Because veggies and fruits are often flash frozen once harvested VERSUS your fresh produce traveling miles to your grocer, then sitting there till you buy it, then again sitting in your fridge till you use it. Ha! Who knew?

Have any other myth busters to share? I am SURE many of you have encountered people with concerns like the ones I described (or maybe these are YOUR concerns?) and unfortunately it is a road block for them from trying out a lifestyle of clean eating.  Hopefully these tips will help if you’re ready to give clean-eating another go! 😀 If you have any questions, ask away!
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165lbs, New to Fitness. Where do I start?

Sarah Asks:

I’m just a beginner, & I’m at 165lbs. I’ve lost 30 on my own.THIS is where I get confused. Since I’m starting off with a lot of body fat to lose, do I need to get some of that off (by eating clean & inc cardio) BEFORE I try to build muscle? I don’t want to inc calories on top of the fat I already have, right ? I’m already eating very clean, lifting *heavy* and doing a lot of cardio. I think I’m overdoing it.

Fitness Model/Writer Jamie Eason Responds:

Sarah – be careful not to overtrain because then you can’t maximize your workouts anyway. When you start with a high amount of excess bodyfat, the focus should be clean eating first and foremost (like you are doing) and a workout geared mo…re toward overall body training. You can get away with a general workout split of chest with tris, back with bis and legs on their own day. For about 4 days a week, you can incoporate a medium intensity cardio and a few days of abs just to strengthen your core. As for food, I want you to think of calories in terms of energy. You need to provide enough energy for your body to get through these workouts. When you switch to clean foods, you should still be able to eat a decent portion because clean foods typically have fewer overall calories than processed foods. Don’t be afraid to eat the good stuff because as you stay consistent, your body will trust that it is going to get fed the proper amount of enegy and will release more fat for fuel.

Can you relate to this woman? Do you still have unanswered questions?

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Eating Out Without Outing Yourself « Bikini or Bust!

So, you’re trying to eat CLEAN, but you’re invited out to eat. Do you blow your diet for the sake of fun or even for the conflict in restaurant - image from bigstockphoto.comsake of avoiding ridicule and mockery?

A few weeks ago I went out to eat with 9 other people.  When it came my turn to order, I asked about how much chicken was given on the salad (because I might want to order double the order).  Our waitress was an irritating and terrible waiter anyway, but she gave me this look of disdain and said “um, how am I supposed to know”.  Whatever… My whole ordering process was painful as I tried to sort out what was good and exchange out what was not. EVERYONE was looking at me and I know they just thought I was being complicated. (except my husband of course since he knew why I was asking my questions).

I wish I read this post by Donloree ahead of time.  Now I know…

You have to read this post: Eating Out Without Outing Yourself « Bikini or Bust!. I highly recommend this! You CAN eat out and eat right – stay true to your diet! It’s go time!


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