Clean Eating

Clean eating, You have probably been hearing those words everywhere lately and wondering what the heck they mean. Some may Dismiss it right away thinking its a new fad diet, but its not! Clean eating has been around ever since people started eating! In fact your grandparents probably used to just call it food. Its simple, you don’t have to give up meat (I totally respect your choice if you do), starve yourself or do any crazy diet fad people are doing these days.

“I define clean eating as consuming whole, natural foods that have not been processed,” says Diane Welland, RD, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Clean.

At first its a little hard, just like letting go of all unhealthy things. You think your going to miss the GMO, sugar filled, processed, watered down “food”. In reality, you usually wont. Once your body starts actually getting what it needs from your food and you start feeling a little better and looking a little better after every meal you wont miss that junk at all. Even if you do, Eat what you want, get that craving out of the way. Enjoy life while you have it, just do so in moderation. If most of your meals are clean / organic and from the earth then those two or three Oreos are not going to kill you. Just don’t eat the whole sleeve.

The biggest advice I could give is to learn what your eating. Learn the Ingredients that are in the foods your buying. Once you learn what some of those ingredients are that your putting into your body and or your families body’s on pretty consistent basis hopefully you will make a better more intelligent choice about what your spending your hard earned money on. Once your body starts enjoying all those yummy whole healthy foods full of nutrients and vitamins you’ll start craving more healthy foods and less processed crap. You’ll probably even notice after awhile that those yummy processed treats your used to enjoy so much really taste really bad.

You don’t need to flip the script all in one grocery trip. Believe me you’ll probably end up wasting all that yummy healthy food you just bought because that’s not what your used to eating. try to change little things about your diet every day. switch One unhealthy snack a day to something a little better for you. it will help you mentally adjust to the switch and make it so you don’t feel like your depriving yourself every time you eat.

Also try to buy from a local food source and or  organic as much as possible, it puts money back into your community, supports your local farmers and supports your families health. Genetically processed food and big cooperation’s are not good for us or the environment. Lets stop supporting them!

Eating organically is usually associated with costing more, but It doesn’t always have to be crazy expensive and drain your pockets. In reality eating organically usually just seems more expensive because you buy food that you let go bad because you end up eating out anyways. Buy what your going to eat and freeze what your wont be able to use for later use. By buying bulk whole ingredients you’ll be able to get more food for your buck! You just have to make it.

Examples of Clean / Healthy foods that I eat on a daily basis:

Organic Potatoes, Free Range Organic Eggs, Free Range Organic Meat, Organic Quinnuoa, Organic Milk, Organic Whole Grains, Organic Flax Seed , Organic rolled oats, Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Broccoli, Organic Apples, Pineapple, Bananas, Organic Cauliflower, Organic Spinach / Kale, Greek yogurt, Organic Frozen Blueberry’s.

the list could go on but ill leave that for a different post.

The thing about clean eating is that you can pretty much make most things that you enjoy that aren’t clean into a clean version. the stuff you buy at the store only has all that crazy stuff in it to make it last months on a self with out going bad and to fill the product with cheaper ingredients so they can mass produce it at a cheaper rate. So have fun, Google search your favorite store bought goodies / recipes and make your own yummy treat that’s you can enjoy but are not going to harm your body.

Below are links to some of my favorite  simple clean recipes you can make at home. Enjoy 🙂

Mango Fruit Roll Up

http://www.justataste.com/2013/07/healthy-homemade-mango-fruit-roll-ups-recipe/

PB` Banana Bites

http://nomnomnomblog.com/2011/05/11/a-taste-of-summer-and-a-new-video/

Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

http://www.averiecooks.com/2009/10/raw-vegan-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough.html

Chocolate Cake

http://www.bodyrock.tv/2011/05/05/chocolate-cake-by-bodyrocker-natalie/

Oatmeal Pancakes

http://www.fitsugar.com/Recipe-oatmeal-Pancakes-9277040

Healthier Hardboiled Eggs

http://www.bodyrock.tv/2011/12/04/bodyrockers-eggs/

source of quotes: http://www.fitbie.com/eat-right/tips/truth-about-clean-eating
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed dietitian. Please contact your physician to make sure this is right for you. I also do not have any affiliations with the link provided.

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White Teeth

One of the main questions I receive is how I keep my teeth so white. Well my answer to that is actually pretty simple, I brush my teeth twice a day and always FLOSS! I feel flossing is one of the most beneficial things you could do for your teeth, and tell me it wouldn’t feel great to be able to actually tell the truth when your dentist ask if you’ve been flossing daily?

Flossing removes plaque that builds up on and between your teeth, which also helps prevent heart problems because it prevents the plaque from traveling from your gums to your heart. Flossing just 2-3 times a week is beneficial and is far better than not flossing at all.

I  try to drink more water then any other beverage but when I do decided to drink something with a darker color I always try to drink it with a straw.

That’s about all I do as of now, but I have done some crazy things in the past that have probably helped me maintain my white smile all the way till today.

I used to dampen my tooth brush and stick it baking soda then put my tooth paste on the tooth brush and brush my teeth.
I have also used the crest white strips in the past, but I honestly don’t feel like the results I received were worth how sensitive my teeth would feel afterwards.

comment below and and let me know what you think.
what are some of the ways that you have tried to whiten your teeth in the past and did it work for you?

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed dietitian. Please contact your physician to make sure this is right for you. I also do not have any affiliations with the link provided

10 Reason why I exercise and you should too.

  1. Exercise gives me energy.
  2. Exercise makes me feel powerful.
  3. Exercise improves my mood.
  4. Exercise boost my creative thinking.
  5. Exercise improves my confidence.
  6. Exercise improves my perspective of my body image
  7. Exercise Reduces stress
  8. Exercise improves concentration 
  9. Exercise has greatly improved my skin tone and color.
  10. Exercise gives me something to look forward to everyday.

The list could go on but those are a few of the reasons why I workout and some of the benefits that come along with it.

Comment Below to let me know some of the reasons why you exercise.
I would love to hear from you!

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed dietitian. Please contact your physician to make sure this is right for you. I also do not have any affiliations with the link provided

Exercise and Fitness equiptment reviews

Here  I am going to be reviewing and explaining how to use all the fun toys (Fitness equipment) such as weight machines,body weight exercises, cardio equipment, pulley systems, free weights, bosu balls etc.. featured in most gyms today. If they are not in your gym, hopefully I can help you locate them at a gym near you. I am also going to be showing you how to use the proper form and movements to help improve your exercise and your physique.

Please vote below and let me know what fitness machine you would like to learn about first! If you have one in mind that is not on the list feel free to comment below.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed dietitian. Please contact your physician to make sure this is right for you. I also do not have any affiliations with the link provided

all natural ph up or ph down

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All plants desire a certain level of PH, which is often forgotten about. Once you do start testing the water your watering your plants with you`ll want to adjust the PH level to mach accordingly with the plant that you are watering.
Dont waste money on non natural PH up or down.
its simple.
to raise the PH add something alkaline, like salt.
to lower the PH add something acidic like lemon juice!

simple diy crockpot applesauce

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  • Ingredients:

    About 8 apples cleaned, cored and diced.

    -A mixture of organic apples  is what I usually use but you can use what ever brand of apples you like. This is a great opportunity to get rid of those older looking apples sitting on your counter taking up space.

    1 tbsp vanilla extract

    1 tbsp cinnamon plus one cinnamon stick for extra flavor.

    5 tbsp brown sugar

    1 squeeze of lemon juice

    combine all together in crock pot and cook on low  for about 6 hours. Stir occasionally, remove  cinnamon stick and blend!

    simple as that. eat some right away plain or with some yummy ice cream to make it more like a dessert, or you can store for later in mason jars. Place in the freezer if storing more then 2 weeks. good in the freezer for up to 3 months

    LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK! 🙂 thanks for reading.

    NUTRITION FACTS:

    *ALL NUTRITION FACTS ARE BASED ON EDUCATED GUESSES

    calories:             909

    fat:                      2.07

    carbs:                78.69

    protein:             3.21

    makes about 7 servings,  127 calories per serving

  • spinach avocado berrry salad

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    • 2 cups of organic spinach
    • 4 strawberries cleaned and cut in half
    • 1/4 avocado
    • 4 cleaned blackberries

     

    nutrition facts:

    *all nutrition facts are based on educated guesses

    calories:                    123

    sodium:                     42

    sugars:                      4.33

    protein:                      3

    dietary fiber:              6.99

    carbohydrates:         13.43

    fat:                               8.56

    potassium:                354mg

     

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