Originally Posted by mandee08
I started the eat clean diet two years ago, and was also a lacto-ovo-vegetarian. Up to this point I've lost 50lbs, but living with a steak and mashed potatos kinda man, I hate to say I've fallen off the band wagon. I am trying very hard to go back to eating clean, because I never felt better. I still get the eat clean magazine, and I can't wait for the day my boyfriend lets me cook dinner with one of the recipes. But...I don't see it happening any time soon
Mandee, I have found that my family doesn't need to know what goes into what I cook. Why would a boyfriend? I will admit that I have to write down food allergies (so that I don't forget), and take personal tastes into account (my son doesn't like beef, my daughter doesn't like chicken...my son prefers not to eat large pieces of mushroom, my daughter is allergic to tomatoes, etc.), but they eat what I cook--or they cook for themselves.
You can buy organically fed beef (without added hormones or anti-biotics) and you can provide a serving of potatoes or rice for your man without falling for it yourself. My family has actually come to prefer mashed cauliflower or turnips (mashed with butter, a bit of sour cream, and a little cheese) over potatoes or rice. What I'm saying is that you can eat clean and still make your BF happy...it may not be vegan, but it's "clean."
Originally Posted by PaschaDee
I just purchased the book "Eat-Clean Diet Recharged" by Tosca Reno. Is this the same diet that you are referring to when you say Eat Clean Diet?
I have done many diets over the years and had my best success with Atkins even tho all my loss has returned plus more. My doctor has asked me not to do Atkins and has recommended this one instead. After reading this book for the last 2 days, I really feel that this could be the real thing. It just doesn't sound like a diet but a new way of eating. I'm starting it tomorrow with approximately 90 pounds to lose.
PaschaDee, as a diabetic, my doctor encourages me to eat low-carb, but does not advocate Atkins. I do it anyway. I have never tolerated wheat, corn, or sugar well and now those allergies are even worse (due to age and damage to my colon). She can't argue with my after-meal blood test results (always between 95 and 110), but we still have not achieved a decent fasting reading. Despite meds, I can't get it below 95-120. The lower reading doesn't bother me too much, but the upper one does!
You mention that eating clean is a new way of life. Atkins is not a diet, either--it is a lifestyle change. From the time I first tried Atkins in 1978, I have been a low-carb person. Oh, I fell off the wagon from time to time, but only a couple of times gained so much weight that it was a problem--and going back to the right way of eating always took me back down.
I think that the success of people on the 'eat clean' diet proves that much of the epidemic of obesity is caused by food additives and over-processing.
I will say that I make sure at least 80% of my diet is "clean." Come to think of it, maybe more. I know that I would do better with a 100% clean diet, but I don't always have that luxury. Personally, though, I will never get to the point that I can add wheat or corn back in (Maintenance level). Life goes on...