My goal is clean eating but I'm off to a rocky start. Yesterday there were Oreos in the house and I did not resist them. They are apparently a gateway food because I also had a glass of wine ... Hmmm honestly it was two. Okay there confession over.
My goal with clean eating is to really focus on what I'm eating. I tend to be a little bit of a fad-ist with regards to what I eat. I read about paleo I go paleo. I read about juicing - I juice. I read a lot about vegetarians but I've never successfully gone veggie for more than one day.
Overall my core belief is that if you eat food- real food that's the most important thing. When doing this much training (last week was 13 hours) maintaining my energy is really key. Food= energy. So my focus is to make sure I'm eating food not calories from a bag or a box. So the goal is to avoid anything that's processed as much as possible.
I don't live on a farm or even near a farm so my definition of processed is more like highly-processed. If it comes out of a package from a factory (bag, box, can) I want to skip it. If it grew from the ground or was alive its okay. Oreos bad - carrots good. That's the plan.
Some notable exceptions. I'm not giving up coffee or the cream I put in it. Also my endurance nutrition is about as highly processed as it gets but The Gu's and the Infinit stay in the diet. Other than that I'm going to try for clean.
We'll see how I do. Wish me luck.