Sunday, July 7, 2013

Eat Clean with Me - My Clean Eating Food Diary


Clean Eating is NOT a diet!

It is a lifestyle choice of eating -- or in my case attempted eating -- of non-processed foods.

Clean Eaters don't shy away from fats or limit their caloric intake. Rather, they opt for foods, fats included, that are pure in ingredients and naturally good for the body.

Clean Eating Vs. Dirty Eating - a Noticeable Difference

Due to increased motherhood duties, I became lenient in my clean eating habits. After about two months, I've realized a HUGE difference! Not only is my body looking bloated and dumpy, energy level went from tip-top to non-existent. I've become so lazy that I skipped the gym, which used to be a favorite past-time, for days in a row.

I gained about 5 lbs. too. It sucks! (I know I said clean eating is not a diet, but my personal goal is to lose postpartum weight. Just wanted to clarify.)

A few days ago, I began to eat clean again. Once more, body toned, energy regained, and weight dropped. 

Wish I have before-and-after pictures, but I don't. So you'll just have to believe me when I say that clean eating works. 

Eat clean with me!

Because it's healthy.

Lose weight, live longer, etc. -- no matter what fitness goals you have, consuming hearty, healthy foods is the best way to start. And if you need help getting started, check out my food diary below. Perhaps it can be of motivation, or give you meal ideas?

My clean eating food diary:

7:30 a.m. - One bottle of water

Water consumption is extremely important in clean eating. I started the day with a bottle of water.


7:30 a.m. - Breakfast

A banana and hard boiled egg whites provided the carbs and protein I required for breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


10 a.m. - Mid morning snack

A handful of dried fruits curbed my cravings for suger-rich candies.


1 p.m. - Lunch

Organic turkey breast (from Trader Joe's) and sliced avocado over whole wheat toast satisfied my colossal mid-day hunger. For extra flavor, I drizzled balsamic vinaigrette and extra virgin olive oil over the sandwich.

2 p.m. - Refreshment

The day was toasty, and our house has no air conditioning. For a much-needed cool down, I made a refreshing drink of crushed mint leaves and lime in sparkling water.


4 p.m. - Afternoon snack

The Belgium Chocolate Pudding came from Trader Joe's as well. It's made with real Belgian chocolate, and contains minimum preservatives. It was DELICIOUS!

7 p.m. - Dinner

The seared tuna fillet took under 10 minutes to cook. We served it with a bed of fresh greens in vinaigrette dressing.


Throughout the day

Again, hydration is so important in clean eating. I drank two bottles of water every hour. The only downside was needing to use the toilette all the time.


I ended a day of clean eating with 40 minutes of weights and a 2-mile run.


I never felt deprived or hungry.

The next morning, abs were flat, and I was full of energy.

I'm not here to preach, but clean eating DOES produce healthy results. That's why I urge you to eat clean with me!


  1. what a great post, im really trying to eat healthier or cleaner now

  2. OMG, this post could not have come at a better time. I'm working out but not eating that well and my wedding is less than 30 days away so I'm following this for SURE. I'll switch the tuna for chicken since I don't eat fist but this was all really helpful and I love all these foods which will make it easier. :) thank Girlie, I trust you too and clean eating is so smart!!

    Keept it up


  3. I like the phrase Clean Eating! I've seen a couple of people use it. You truly feel so much better when you eat non-processed foods. I've cut out sodas and a lot of processed snacks and can feel the difference. I need to do more and I love your menu for the day.

  4. Very beautiful lunch :) I did not eat Belgian Chocolate :(

    I follow you beautiful blog. I hope you will follow me back and I will wait for you in my blog

  5. I love your clean eating menu. Omg, with all the potlucks and barbeques, I feel so fat. Haha.

    xo Jo

  6. wow that's amazing! How long are you going to do this? Do you have cheat meals?

  7. nice...I also do my best to eat healthy because I have Chron disease and eating healthy plus the right medication is the best way to combat it.

    Thank you for you did have me ideas. I'm happy to live in two countries where you can still buy lots of local and organic food.

  8. Great tips girly and you're looking HOT.

    <3 Marina

  9. Great and super inspiring post. My primer goal is postpartum weight loss and eating clean i the best way to back in shape


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