Cleaning up my eating habits

Today I started a 10 Day Clean Eating Challenge through MyFitnessPal.com. I haven’t been eating as well or getting as much exercise as I should over the summer. So I’m trying to get a fresh start this fall.

“Clean eating” basically means eating real, minimally-processed food without a lot of preservatives or artificial ingredients. Mainly meats, veggies, fruits, whole grains.

For breakfast this morning, I had steel-cut oats with blackberries. I’ve avoided steel-cut oats before now, because they take a really long time to cook. But I found a canister from Quaker that promised me “3 Minute Steel Cut Oats.” Sure enough, they came out perfect.

The Challenge has three different levels. You can commit to 1, 2 or 3 “clean” meals a day. I’m trying to do two clean meals per day, along with “snacking clean.” Since it’s only a ten day challenge, I think that should be feasible.

What I like about this particular eating plan is that there is no math involved. Real food is okay. Junk food is not. No counting points, carbs, fat grams or calories, although I’ll try to remember to log my food into the MyFitnessPal app, and it will count that stuff for me.

Wish me luck!  Or hey, join me if you feel like it. 🙂

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