This is one of the most common questions I get. To be honest with you, I don’t really like the question.
There are two reasons: 1) It depends. Optimizing diet can be pretty darn specific to each person, depending on genetics and goals – especially if you have very specific goals. 2) If someone is always telling you what to eat, you always need someone to tell you.
It’s obviously better to learn how to eat so you can always do it, no matter where you are or what you’re doing.We’re into the teaching you how to shop/cook/eat, instead of feeding you… thing. You know, teaching you how to fish. I digress, of course. (Which I never do)
Everyone has to start somewhere, and when I was first starting on my clean eating journey, I stumbled on www.paleoleap.com, and it’s been there for me for the last 8 years! This is an INCREDIBLE resource. There’s a few things I love about this site:
- There are awesome, easy to read articles on how to eat healthy, and why their definition of “healthy” is actually healthy.
- All the recipes are 100% clean and 99% guilt free – from the breakfasts to the snacks and desserts.
- The site encourages good meal prep habits – all the recipes are designed to be made in bulk easily.
Take turns making recipes with your partner and/or share a recipe with a friend. It’s an awesome thing to do.
Send this to someone that needs it!!
A quick note on goals: if you’re trying gain muscle and/or add some lean curves to your frame, up the protein intake, and have some additional clean carbs with your meals (fruit, potatoes, veggies, and maybe some white rice).
If your goal is losing weight, just eat exactly what’s there.
If you have any questions, let me know!!
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