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