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IT’S MOVING DAY

I have officially put on my big girl panties and have moved to http://www.moniquesfitness.com

You will still get your updates with recipes, research, etc.

moniquesfitness.com is under construction but I hope to see you there soon.

Something to share….

I was reading my Clean Eating magazine and I came across a little clipping regarding clean eating so I thought I’d share it with you. Since most of you are new to dieting and not sure where to start and don’t think that you may be disciplined enough to be able to watch what you eat, try these out. Take baby steps.

What is Clean Eating?

Eat 5-6 times a day– three meals and two to three small snacks, include a lean protein, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and a complex carbohydrate with each meal. This keeps your body energized and burning calories efficiently all day long.

Drink at least 2 liters of water a day– (preferably from a reusable canteen, not plastic; we’re friends of the environment here!).

Get label savvy. Clean foods contain just one or two ingredients. Any product with a long ingredient list is human-made and not considered clean.

Avoid processed and refined foods such as white flour, sugar, bread and pasta. Enjoy complex carbs such as whole grains instead.

Know thy enemies. Steer clear of anything high in saturated fat and trans fats, anything fried or anything high in sugar.

Shop with a conscience. Consume humanely raised and local meats

Consume healthy fats (essential fatty acids, or EFAs) every day.

Learn about portion sizes and work toward eating within them

Reduce your carbon footprint. Eat produce that is seasonal and local. It is less taxing on your wallet and our environment

Drink water with a lemon wedge. A glass of red wine for a special occasion is OK but it should be a rare indulgence. The health benefits of red wine are reversed after more than one glass a day.

Slow down and savor. Never rush through a meal. Food tastes best when savored. Enjoy every bite.

Take it to go. Pack a cooler for work or outings so you always have clean eats on the go

Make it a family affair. Food is a social glue that should be shared with loved ones. Improve the quality of your family’s life along with your own.