This weekend I stubbled across Dr. Alejandro Junger's Clean book. I am very familiar with Clean eating, and did it for almost 2 months awhile back, hence how I lost 20 lbs. I started eating sugar and white carbs again, and boom...on came 5 lbs in a matter of a few weeks. I'VE HAD ENOUGH!
Dr. Junger is also the only one I have found that knows anything about Fatty Liver, and has success stories of patients who were under his program.
Clean is a strict program in a way if you aren't used to what clean eating is all about. It's a lifestyle change in how you look at what you put into your body. Once you realize how terrible conventional processed foods are, you begin to not want them at all. This is what has happened to me. I go into now Publix and cringe at all the junk that fills the store.
I am starting Clean today. I prayed last night and this morning that temptation will not get in my way. I know I can, because I have done it, and I was successful. I have a goal of reaching another 20lb by the fall. I want to keep this blog as a journal of how this program is working. My trials, successes, and motivations will be posted here regularly, and if you are interested in the Clean eating lifestyle, I am always here to help :)
I will not lie and say that it is budget friendly! In the beginning, you will spend a lot on pantry necessities such as special spices, flours, etc. You will buy things you have never heard of and will have to go to specialty health food stores to find them. After you have these pantry staples, it won't be as bad. Instead of spending $3 on a big bag of all purpose flour, you will now spend $12 on a small bag of almond flour. Whole Foods has their own brand of many items, and that is how you can save money.
You will say goodbye to the following foods: sugar, white flour and wheat flour, gluten, and "bad for you oils". Instead, you will eat plant rich foods and healthy meats. It's as simple as that!
I look at it this way, I would rather be buy clean and be healthy, than buy cheap and be sick :)
"The problem is we are not eating food anymore, we are eating food-like products" Dr. Junger- Hungry For a Change Film
Here we go Day One...