Now don't get me wrong, my diet still needs A LOT of help, but I've made significant progress in eating healthier and consuming less calories on a regular basis. As I started doing research on changing my dietary habits the term "Clean Eating" kept coming up. After doing some further research on Clean Eating I was introduced to Tosca Reno.
Tosca Reno is a clean eating activist and author. She has published quite a few books on the topic and her website is an amazing resource (and free!).
I purchased one of her books, The Eat Clean Diet Recharged, from Amazon and have read it cover and to cover and refer to it quite frequently.
Here's my review on her book and on her take of the Clean Eating Lifestyle.
-Tosca is all about the eating more frequently trend. Mini-meals as opposed to the standard breakfast, lunch and dinner is a core principle of Clean Eating. (My lifestyle at the moment just doesn't cater to this idea)
-Her take on clean eating I find to be very strict. For instance, I just can't take my coffee black every day and I'm not going to purchase bee pollen to use in my cereals.
-The structured eating plans provided in the back of the book are super helpful. It gives you a breakdown of the size of meals you should be eating if you are able to follow the mini meal plan. If you aren't able to, it still is able to give you A LOT of ideas of what a clean eating day looks like.
-There are a lot of helpful tips throughout the book- which foods are important to buy organic, restaurant survival guides, how to incorporate super foods into your everyday diet and how certain foods can help in our physical appearance.
Would I recommend the book?: I wouldn't purchase this book, maybe borrow it from the library. I've browsed through the cheaper version, The Clean Eating Diet: Just the Rules and I wish that was the book I would've purchased as it's just a condensed version of my book. If you don't want to read her book I would SERIOUSLY recommend her website. The site is amazing and has some fabulous recipes.
Would I recommend the clean eating lifestyle?: I have definitely implemented some of the principals of clean eating into my every day life. I eat a considerable more amount of whole foods (foods from the earth) and make a conscientious effort to look more into what goes into my food. I just find it super difficult to follow the lifestyle strictly as I love me some Starbucks and Reeses!
I LOVE reading books on fitness, nutrition, health, etc. Any recommendations?