I think this photo speaks for itself: a piece of pan grilled tilapia on a bed of mustard greens, topped with a bruschetta-like mix of tomatoes I got at the farmers market yesterday, fresh basil from my moms garden, salt, pepper, balsamic and olive oil. A delicious lunch if I do say so myself.
In my first post I said I was not going to follow a specific type of eating such as vegetarian, vegan, Mediterranean, low-carb, etc. However, I’ve changed my mind. As I don’t have a specific eating plan to follow, I find it very easy to make excuses for my self. “Well, I didn’t specifically say I wasn’t going to eat……,” I’ll say to myself and then let myself eat something that really doesn’t align with the way I want to eat. Another good thing about following a specific diet (I use this word meaning the food one eats, not a weight loss diet) is the resources available. Cookbooks, magazines, blogs, and many other things are all available to assist people following a specific type of eating plan.
I have decided to follow a clean eating diet. I was browsing http://www.cleaneatingmag.com/minisite/ce_index.htm and was encouraged by the recipes and resources and just decided this is right for me. Consuming food in its most natural state, which is what clean eating is all about, is exactly what I want to do. I will now be following a clean diet and look forward to trying many of the clean recipes I have already found.
What is your opinion? Do you find it easier to follow a specific diet or do you find you’re better off carving your own path to healthy eating?
Check back soon for some Clean Eating Adventures!