When I first started to pay attention to what I was eating, it wasn’t really called anything. We just followed a plan in a book. Then after CrossFit I found terms such as Paleo and eating “clean”. Looking back, I really have no clue what eating clean actually means now. I think shortmom said it best with this comment:
“I like that you put the quotes around “clean,” so that as long as you wash the cookie like a raccoon, it will not be a penalty.”
I guess it is just the new term now and when you toss it around people generally know that you are trying to focus on eating healthy. But that might look different for different people.
For our little challenge, eating “clean” means no dairy. It means cutting out foods with added sugar. It means cutting out processed foods. It means focusing on meats and veggies. It means building meals around proteins, fats, and carbs.
Perhaps it is easier to label your nutritional plan something, I don’t know. If that is the case, I think Zone would describe what we do. Or least hit closest to the mark.
This weekend we went out to eat. And we freaking killed it. Rather than go to our favorite spot, we changed it up. Stopped them from bringing bread to the table, and ate according to our plan. Didn’t feel stuffed. Didn’t feel starved. Didn’t feel deprived. Felt full and fueled. And the next morning in the gym just felt amazing. All weekend it has been that way.
I EVEN ATE MEXICAN FOOD AND SKIPPED THE CHIPS. WHO AM I?
The first part of the week was hard, because the sugar detox for me was nasty. Made me want to hurt people. The headaches sucked. I felt bloated, too. Probably because I have doubled my water intake. But the past few days things have started to click again.