My Top 5 Clean Eat Tricks

I love the saying, “You are what you eat.” If you look at my hands you would see they are very orange {I eat a TON of carrots, peppers and oranges!} So literally I am what I eat ;).

I love food and I love to fill my body with clean eats for each meal and snack, however I realize sometimes it is easier to grab a bag of chips or cook that frozen pizza, than to eat something clean. Over the years I have developed some tricks to help me steer from the chips and head straight to the fruit bowl!

1. I am sure you have heard this a million times over but CUT YOUR PRODUCE UP! Once I get home from the store I am washing, cutting and prepping produce. I personally love veggies and fruit. I crave them, B however is a different story. If the cucumber is not cut he will not chop it up. So I spend a few extra minutes after putting away the groceries to chop up things he loves to eat but won’t chop it himself!

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2. I don’t really crave salty or sweet. I think once I had to go Gluten Free this changed my taste buds around. But when that time of the month happens, watch out, Hunger mode: ON.  So I make smart choices like air popped popcorn or Greek yogurt with blueberries and honey to curb what could have been chips or ice cream.

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3. Eat a salad everyday. I started this trend last year and have been on a roll. It was a goal of mine to really zone in on my diet and eat a wide variety of things and salads allow for me to do so. I change my base from spinach to a spring mix and add all sorts of different toppings, pecans, banana peppers, hummus, chicken, tuna, eggs, beets, cucumber, tomato…. I could just keep going…

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4. Eat a big breakfast. I typically get my workout in in the morning. After my workout I chug a big glass of lemon water and start on my breakfast. Eating a breakfast full of good for me protein (eggs, turkey bacon, Greek yogurt) and some carbohydrates sets me up for a great day of clean eats and makes me less likely to reach for the candy bar in the afternoon!

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5. Enjoy life. Parties happen, friends come for the weekend, brunch happens, life happens. In these moments I enjoy the moment and the food and I don’t dwell on what I could or should be eating. I know the next day I will try harder but that is next days problem. 🙂

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