Nutrition is 80% of your results. Make your food count!
My philosophy toward food is a simple one:
Fill your plate with real, delicious, whole foods that don't make you crave more.
Michael Pollan sums it up wonderfully: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. How many times have you eaten a large, satisfying portion of apples/strawberries/grilled chicken/fresh fish/broccoli/etc. that left you feeling out of control and desperately wanting more? Probably not often.
What about after eating even a small serving of potato chips/ice cream/cookies/crackers/cheese/etc.? Probably always!
See, the real, whole foods that FUEL our bodies will also SATISFY our bodies - not leave us in a cycle of sugar highs & craving more and more. Once you get the right portion sizes and servings down (something I'll teach you in Week 1!), you'll be amazed at the changes! This is what I help people with every single day!
This is a great example of "clean eating" at the most basic level. The strawberries AND cookies above both have 100 calories total... BUT ... Eating a 100 calorie snack of strawberries will leave you FULL & ENERGIZED! Eating a 100 Calorie cookie snack pack will leave you hungry, unsatisfied, in need of more food & probably craving sugar!
Eating real, whole foods shifts the conversation. That's not to say you'll never have a cookie again, but you'll be in control of making that conscious choice instead of being pushed & pulled by cravings.
You'll move from "dieting" and "restriction" to eating nourishing foods in the right portions to FUEL you! You'll finally feel FULL and satisfied. When you're in control and really understand what your body needs, everything changes!
I love hearing my clients say this is something they can "do" forever. That the WAY they're now eating is totally sustainable. That they can cook ONE dinner for their whole family at night. And that if they have an "off weekend" they know exactly how to easily get back on track!
So many of my clients say they feel like they're eating SO much food - and they're RIGHT! The high nutrient & low (by volume) calories shifts the tables in your favor!