After searching all over the internet for diet tips, I kept coming across the term "Clean diet." Everyone seems to be into the Clean Diet nowadays, which seems to have replaced the Atkins, South Beach, and all the popular fads. So what is the Clean Diet?
The Eat-Clean Diet recommends avoiding all saturated fat, trans fats, overprocessed, refined foods -- especially white flour, sugar, sugar-loaded colas, juices, and alcohol.
The plan's guiding principles:
- Eat 5-6 meals a day; Each meal should be between 200-300 calories.
- Eat a complex carbohydrate with protein (20-21 grams) at every meal.
- Drink at least 8 cups of water daily.
-Never miss a meal, especially breakfast.
-Consume adequate healthy fats each day.
Foods allowed include a variety of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, nonfat dairy, and healthy fats -- preferably organic and eaten in proper portions every few hours.
The basic rule is this: If it is man-made, you can't eat it (meaning processed). Apparently, if you stick to this diet, you will lose about 3 pounds a week and never feel starved. It seems feasible, but also very expensive :(
Has anyone out there tried it yet?