Since starting the Clean Program, the challenge for me has been to not get bored with my food choices. You know, a plain lettuce salad gets old after a while…unless you’re my husband or his mother, or my 5 year old who could eat salad all day long, everyday. But, I didn’t get that gift of “wanting” to eat healthy. I love chips and dip, big ol’ juicy cheeseburgers and lots and lots of chocolate. So, eating on the Clean Program has been a challenge for me.
I’ve been having a smoothie that I whip up myself for breakfast. Almond Milk and blueberries are usually the base, while I try to add other ingredients such as, raspberries, kale, raw cacao, flax seed meal, and avocados. I have also been snacking on handfuls of healthy nuts throughout the day, like almonds and cashews. My lunches have consisted of grilled or baked chicken with a little olive oil and seasonings, brown rice, more salads, raw veggies, various beans and some fish. Dinner is usually a smoothie or another salad.
It’s been really hard for me to not have dairy products because I am a HUGE cheese and milk fan. I may or may not have grabbed a couple of bites of a cheese stick over the past 2 weeks. I think of it this way…a lot of the time when we are really craving something, and I mean REALLY craving, it’s our body’s way of saying that it needs that particular item. Does your body NEED Ice Cream and Doritos? No. Probably not. But, if it’s a healthy item choice, I think it’s OK. (that little bit of info is from me. NOT in the Clean book)
In the Clean book, there are many recipes that I have yet to try. There’s even an online support group with tons of recipes and manuals. I am excited to dive in and try something new and something my entire family will enjoy.
Do you have a super healthy meal that you and your family enjoy? Share with me!
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This was so helpful to me! I am currently doing the Master Cleanse, then plan to start up the Eat Clean Diet. It’s so great to hear some suggestions, especially from a fellow cheese lover! I will have to check out the Clean program that you are doing.
Good luck with the cleaning program! actually the things you eat sound delicious to me! try to enjoy the process as much as you can! you’ll see, it’s worth it!
oh man, that sounds like torture. Good luck with that. I don’t know if it’s super healthy but one dish that feels healthy for me is my salsa chicken. I need to redo the picture so it looks more appetizing http://3kidsandus.com/2009/spice-up-dinner-with-paces-bold-new-salsas/
My father just started such a program himself, like you wrote he is eating mostly salads,
having a hard time to give up on all the fried stuff.
I think that really the most important thing is to have the surrounding help you with it, and as long as they “brainwash” you, you won’t have a problem at all!