Well, that’s not a dietary statement you can take lightly, is it? What if I were to tell you that it is in fact, correct. Clean eating is wrong.
But, how can I make that statement? Well, it’s simple really because a lot of people do not actually reach their goals by eating clean. It requires an awful lot of dedication and provides a very low energy output.
What is clean eating
Clean eating is a deceptively simple concept. … At its simplest, clean eating is about eating whole foods, or “real” foods — those that are un- or minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible.
According to the definition below, Clean eating is a rather loosely worded term which indicates food should be as minimally processed as possible. Clean eating means buying your meat from your local butchers, your vegetable and fruit from the local grocers, or even local farmers markets. This way, you know where the food is coming from and you know it hasn’t been plastered with enhancement drugs and pesticides.
Contrary to my initial statement, there are a few positives with this diet;
- It’s a highly nutritious diet with very few toxins – or at least artificial ones anyway
- You know the food is ‘healthy’
- You’ll help support the local economy
- Fresh food tastes better – sometimes…
- You can usually eat ‘more’ clean food when trying to lose weight
Well, despite those all being rather strong qualities, there are an awful lot of problems with the diet:
- The food is filling, yet rarely satisfying – Most people would want dessert afterwards
- It’s bloody expensive
- It doesn’t give you the required amount of energy
- You can’t push yourself hard enough in the gym
- It’s hard to put weight on whilst eating clean – you have to eat way too much
Balanced Diet – Eat Dirty once a day
The balanced Diet is exactly what it says on the tin and it gives you the ability to have something naughty once in a while. a chocolate bar during your work day, a cup of instant coffee with a doughnut once in a while. The other benefit of this is that you can still lose weight or even put weight on extremely easily with a little bit of self-discipline.
The simple premise of this is to simply eat according to a caloric goal. You can figure out how to arrange your caloric goal here.
My method – give it a try
I’ve been trying this method for about 2 months and trust me when I say the results are absolutely outstanding. I gave it a try because I was fed up with intermittent fasting, clean eating and all the other diets which just weren’t helping me to lose weight. So, what diet am I on now? Well, I don’t know if it has a name or whatever because I created the concept by myself. So for now, we’ll call it Jimvin’s Diet.
Breakfast – porridge / bran flakes / protein shake
Lunch – leafy salad with Chicken / turkey / ham / tuna
Afternoon snack (this is only on cardio intensive days) – chocolate bar or crisps
Dinner – chilli con carne / bangers ‘n’ mash / McDonalds – Big Tasty Meal / KFC (whatever – in moderation)
So now you have an idea of what I eat on a daily basis, you might be thinking ‘how on earth does this guy lose weight?’ You’de be mad not to think that! Well again, the main premise is that you stay under that caloric goal to keep losing weight. But it started off so good, right? Here’s the secret!
- Don’t consume more than 30% of your caloric goal before dinner (5pm)
- Keep the first couple of meals as ‘clean’ as possible
- Only drink water and black coffee throughout the day
- Do not overeat at dinner – this is the hard part
So now you know my secret, you should be able to build your own diet guide, but if you don’t feel confident doing that, please feel free to contact me. If you want to see the diet in action, I will be posting weekly vlogs with my progress on my YouTube Channel.
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