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Monday, October 22, 2012

Clean Eating Transformation

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Transformation photos helped motivate me to start eating clean and lifting weights - I thought "If they can do it, so can I".  I know that you have all probably seen this transformation photo but the picture below is a more recent "after" photo (taken June 2012).

Find what motivates you.  Getting started is the hardest part!


Do you have a clean eating transformation you would like to share?  Leave a comment below and share your story!  YOU can help to inspire and motivate others!

Are you ready to get started?  Read this post to help make it happen!

- Scott & Whitney


16 comments:

  1. I don't have a transformation story because I have yet to get started. I'm trying to transition to the clean eating life...my husband and I are complete enablers for one another when it comes to food though! We both want to eat better to feel better and we both have a significant amount of weight to lose (me approx 100 and he almost 200). I have a tendency though that if I fall off the wagon and eat something "forbidden", I feel like a total and complete failure and give up. If I can't give it 100%, I don't know what good it's doing. Am I a hopeless case?? Any advice for taking it one step at a time? Love your site and the motivation...Sorry for rambling :)

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    1. I saw this on Pintrest, (paraphrased): Thinking you've ruined your whole day of eating healthy because you slipped up a little, is like dropping your phone on the floor and then smashing it just because it fell. (You don't need to smash the phone just because it slipped.)

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    2. I REALLY like that...if I smashed my phone every time I dropped it...I would really be in trouble :) Thank you!

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    3. I started really watching what I was eating and exercising in January of this year. What I was told by Tami Tyson from www.thetysonmethod.com is that is doesn't matter how many times you fall down, it's how many times you get back up! I find that really helps me! i hope that helps you a bit Amanda!

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  2. I don't have a good before/after picture because the "transformation" is not complete yet, but since we started eating clean earlier this year and took up jogging, my husband has lost 60 lbs and I've lost 40 lbs. People ask us all the time what diet we're on, and we explain that it's not a diet. It's a lifestyle. We're never hungry and the crappy food we used to crave is no longer appealing at all.

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  3. I have always been overweight. After having my daughter in 2010 I started running, but didn't change my eating habits. Just this past june I started CrossFit and eating a more Paleo/Clean diet. I've lost 25lbs and gained strength and confidence. Blogging about it along the way has helped keep me accountable and help inspire others along the way!

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  4. If you would be willing to link this post up as motivation to my blog readers on my Healthy Tuesday post, that would be awesome! I love the before/after pics!

    ahumblebumble.blogspot.com

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  5. My transformation is still on going... I began eating clean this summer. I can tell the biggest difference in my energy levels. Being a teacher I use to feel the effects of the day when the kids left at 2:30.... Now I can actually focus on planning and getting thing accomplished in my classroom. Another big difference has been in my immune system. I have yet to get majorly sick with the changing of the weather. Typically I hAve already battle flu like symptoms at this point in the season. This is so much more than a diet to me, it is a lifestyle change.

    It is so refreshing to read everyone's story. So encouraging!

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  6. I started a lifestyle change in January of this year, and I started off doing low carb, until my body couldn't take it anymore, and I lost 18 pounds that way. At the end of February someone told me to read The Eat Clean Diet book by Tosca Reno, and I have stuck with it ever since, and I am the smallest I have been since high school. I went from a size 12-14 to a size 2' and I have lost 43 pounds, and I will never go back to my old habits, eating clean will be my lifestyle forever!
    On top of that I do weight lift 4 days a week, with several days of some type of cardio!

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  7. I have not started eating clean. A friend and I are going to do it together so we can cook together and share meals. These post are so inspiring and make me want to start right now. If anybody has any helpful tips for some newbies to this new lifestyle; we would greatly appreciate it. I think my biggest fear is the cooking and all of the ingredients I don't have in my kitchen right now...

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  8. I just found this via Pinterest and am SO appreciative of the breakdown of your menus and the pictures! In your clean eating program, are you also following the Paleo diet? I am comparing Paleo with a strict vegan diet (Dr Barnes - the pain control diet) for my son who has severe arthritis that no medications are controlling. To put this in perspective, just his infusions are over $30k/mo, then there are specialists, prescriptions, & physical therapy. There is so much information out there, and I am tryIng to find ways to make it both delicious and user-friendly for a mom on the go, so I can show support by going on the diet with him. I'd appreciate if you can comment if eating clean is Paleo, vegan, or neither. Thank you!

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    1. Clean eating is definitely not vegan and not exactly Paleo, but some of the main Paleo concepts blend with clean eating. We allow ourselves to eat complex carbs from grains that are clean while Paleo does not exactly allow grains. We eat brown rice and oatmeal quite a bit and these would not be found on a very strict Paleo diet...there's nothing wrong with grains, it's more of a philosophical restriction in the Paleo diet. We do try to avoid gluten as much as possible as we firmly believe it's inflammatory to the digestive system.

      A vegan diet would severely cut off high quality protein sources and as we all follow a pretty intense training regimen, avoiding animal proteins would be very difficult. There are plenty of good protein sources available for vegans...I try to mix in some vegan protein powders (from brown rice, cranberry, hemp, etc.) so that my body does not develop an allergic response to animal proteins. Nearly all vegan protein powders are hypoallergenic and some have antioxidants added to supplement an already healthy diet.

      If you decide to stick with animal proteins, just keep in mind that the body naturally has a basic pH balance. So, any time a serving of animal protein is consumed, you should also ensure that a generous serving of vegetables is consumed at the same time. The body breaks uses stomach acids to break down protein and without vegetables to balance the acidity, the body can develop acidosis. Acidosis can lead to inflammation. Unfortunately I'm not qualified to suggest a meal plan for your son, but I would do a lot of research on antioxidants and the body's pH balance and how to keep it within normal levels. Several foods can lead to acidosis, but food additives and prescription drugs can as well, which may be part of the reason your son's medication is not working.

      Sorry, this is a lot of information, but I hope it helps!

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    2. Here's a good site with more information on pH balance:

      http://www.trans4mind.com/nutrition/pH.html

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  9. Ok, just found your site today and already you have provided help Scott, so thank you! As some of the others, I've got a few of Tosca Reno's books but get easily overwhelmed and not know where to start.

    Your response to the McGraw's gave me that starting point since I too deal with a high level of inflammation in my body that it's time to address. I will keep going through this site and the other one you mentioned on pH balance.

    thanks again!!

    Niss

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