Wednesday, June 24, 2009

And now I will talk about Clean Eating... again.

Lunch Time!

I am a magazine junkie, I LOVE them. I love to read them but most of all I love to look at the differences in magazine design. Today I grabbed the latest issue of the Improper Bostonian which is one of my favorites, and it's free, which makes it that much better.

Lunch was Souper Salad, a delicious salad of romaine, spinach, cucumbers, green peppers, red onions, chickpeas, edamame, cherry tomatoes, hard boiled egg, turkey and a little tiny dusting of bacon bits. And a sliver of pita bread. For desert, grapes, watermelon and pineapple. Perfectly ripe pineapple is the most divine fruit. It's always been my ultimate favorite. Rachel Ray taught me that in order to tell if a pineapple is perfectly ripe, just look at the "eyes" and if they are all the same size, then it's ripe. I've also read that if it's a little yellow at the bottom that means the sugars have developed and that also means it's ripe. And it should smell delicious, if you pick one up and it doesn't smell good, it's not gonna taste good.

The other day I posted about that article that I read in Clean Eating magazine. I know I've talked about eating clean on this blog before. I have all the books and have recently subscribe to the magazine as well as the email newsletter, and now am also signed up on the forums. I'm thinking this is ultimately the approach I'm going to take to my diet. Which really, just means eating VERY healthy. Eat six small meals a day, which I already do, that contain complex carbs and lean protein, along with some healthy fats and the occassional treat. Emphasis on occassional. That doesn't mean twice a day every day, sadly. And ramping up my exercise routine. Which at this point means starting an exercise routine. One of the most important aspects of the Clean Eating lifestyle is NOT counting calories. It promotes an unhealthy relationship with food and can lead to behaviors such as bingeing which you know I'm all too familiar with. I'm gonna give it a go and see what happens. I feel good about it. I'm ready for it now. I can do it!

3 comments:

sallybranwyn said...

Amen, sistah! That's pretty much my kind of eating...but probably with more fat added in. The thought of "diets" kind of upsets/confuses me, so I like this idea of just plain old healthy eating. Good work!

Diana said...

If you feel good about it, I think you are already on the right track! Good luck!

I agree that pineapples are one of the best fruits on earth. Yum!

nikki8 said...

I have that cookbook and loved that she includes gluten free alternatives. I know you aren't cutting out gluten anymore, but I was very impressed by this. I've been doing low carb and have been feeling wonderful on it. I agree about not counting calories. If you stick to the right foods, there is no need.