Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tips for Clean Eating!

A lot of people have been asking me to write a blog full of tips for starting out on clean eating... where here you go! I am not a professional at this, these tips are just what have helped me lose 130 pounds! If you haev questions please dont hesitate to ask me...

The # 1 thing I am going to teach you is to really really really watch your sodium intake every day. Do not let it go over 1200 -1500 mg of sodium a day. You will drop weight if you just watch that alone. Sodium is salt and it makes your bloat and retain water. If you have trouble drinking all your water, than you are probably not drinking enough to flush what you are eating. A good way to stay away from sodium is trying to stay away from pre-packaged foods. Think like this... if it doesn’t go bad in 1 week (7 days), then you do not need to eat it… unless of course it’s like whole wheat rice or something like that.

But the #1 rule... cut out the sodium!!!

#2 - GET YOUR WATER IN!!! You should be drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water. If you weigh 120 pounds, you need to at least drink 60 ounces a day. If you like to drink soda or something, that is fine but make it a game to yourself. If and only if you drink ALL your water, you can have a soda. Try to sweeten your drinks with stevia instead of sugar.

#3 - I love protein!!! I have about 150 mg of protein a day. The thing is, knowing when to have your protein. You need protein at every meal... period! I also drink 1 protein shake before bed (with just water). When you go to sleep with protein in your body, it helps build the muscles which in return break down the fat.

#4 - Eat your fruits early in the day. Bananas have a lot of sugar (most fruits do) but they are natural fruits and your body can process the sugars a lot faster than let’s say the sugar in a candy bar. You need to eat the fruits early in the day to give your body time to break them down before you go to sleep and just lay there because then it will turn to fat instead of to energy.

#5 - You need to be eating 5-7 times a day. Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner and then protein shake before bed. Remember, every time you eat you need some protein.

#6 – You dinner need to be half protein and half veggies, that is it. Fresh veggies are better because canned veggies (remember those don’t go bad in a week so they are considered "bad") have a LOT of sodium.

#7 – I am a huge supporter of working out. I know my body and I know that I have to work out in order to not gain or to lose. I encourage everyone to get in at least 30 minutes of cardio in a day and if you can, start learning to lift weights. I have fallen in love with lifting weights. Weights have really changed the shape of my body and I have never felt sexier.

Also, check out the site it is amazing and has so many recipies with meal plans you can buy for $15 every 3 months!!! I love that site! You buy everything Sunday and then prepare it all the same day. It takes about an hour or so and then you just put it in the fridge and when you get home each day you just pop it in the oven to heat it up. There are some things on there I do not like, for example I never use cheese when it calls for cheese. I use whole wheat everything. I only use fresh veggies and fruits, never canned.

I know it’s a lot, but look it all over and let me know if you need help. You can message me anytime you want and I will help hold you accountable. I can help answer any questions you have or just help you get out of a blah mood. I am here to help in any way I can!



  1. great post! interesting about the protein before bed. I work out in the morning around 4:30. do you still think it is beneficial to have the protein shake at night?

    1. I workout at 5:30 am and I always drink a protein shake before bed (when I am not on my juicing reboot). I dont think it matters what time you are waking up and working out, its more about your body breaking down the protein and feeding your muscles while you sleep. It helps rebuild them which in return can even make your workout better in the morning.