I canNOT believe that, after over a decade of being obese and then many years of being stuck around 135 pounds to 140 pounds, that my body has normalized at around the 120 pounds! I truly owe it all to CLEAN eating (at least 90% but often closer to 100%) and eating paleo. Getting rid of grains (and chemicals!!) has completely changed my metabolism and body- for the better!
I eat lean protein, veggies and healthy fats (olive oil, coconut oil or avocado) mostly throughout the day. Last nights dinner:
Natural chicken sausage, mustard, Brussels sprouts/onions/mushrooms sautéed in olive oil :)
I really don't know how to impress on people how easy it is to eat this way. And how amazing your body feels when you do. I know that I am an anecdotal example of clean eating and eating Paleo working, but I know it can work for so many people.
It is so simple. There's no reason to make complicated recipes or to try to emulate the standard American diet with "Paleo" foods ... Just eat real food! Keep it as clean as possible. If you wouldn't see the food in the natural world, it's not the greatest for you. I'm not perfect at this, I will never claim to be perfect at this. I do eat coconut milk yogurt in the morning, and that's not a food that is naturally occurring, but the ingredients are simple and clean.
My 1st rule: eat whole foods (as pesticide free, hormone free, etc as possible)
My 2nd rule: if it IS processed, make sure it is minimally processed and that you can pronounce all the ingredients!
My 3rd rule: avoid grains more than 95% of the time (like I said, I'm not perfect!)
Feeling great and feeling healthy.
My outfit for work yesterday: