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#1 Old 05-10-2010, 09:58 AM
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Do any of you eat clean? I am trying to start this, and its soo hard! I have difficulties making clean food taste good. Any ideas?
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#2 Old 05-10-2010, 10:05 AM
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What? I have no idea what you mean aside from maybe washing veg and fruit before eating it?
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Do any of you eat clean? I am trying to start this, and its soo hard! I have difficulties making clean food taste good. Any ideas?



er, what?

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Hopefully all of our food is clean. But I have a hunch that's not what you mean by clean. ...?
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#5 Old 05-10-2010, 10:12 AM
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What? I have no idea what you mean aside from maybe washing veg and fruit before eating it?



Looks like yet another fad diet but this one seems to focus on eating whole foods, which is cool.



I would challenge the OP to instead focus on a raw diet. There are huge amounts of resources on how you can eat a raw food diet, stay healthy and eat tasty food. http://www.living-foods.com/recipes/
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Do any of you eat clean?





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Oh you guys....



The op means nonprocessed and healthy.



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Why not just try eating a healthy, balanced diet?

I'm not sure what "clean" is exactly, but I'm guessing since you can't make it taste good then it's not just a normal healthy diet and possibly doesn't include fats/oils/spices/herbs/grains etc? If it does include them, then there's plenty of things you can make that taste good, I would imagine. (Soups, stews, chillis, cottage pies, curries, pilafs, nut/lentil loafs, stirfries w/rice etc.)

I hate the idea of calling food "clean" though. Food is food, not everything that's not 100% pure and unprocessed is evil, dirty crap....
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yeah, I eat clean. I'm 100% raw, high fruit low fat. no salt, oils, vinegars, sweeteners, bagged or processed items.
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I eat "clean" foods...that is part of the kosher food requirement

although the foods that need the differentiation are meats, so it's moot now anyway
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#12 Old 05-11-2010, 11:03 AM
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Eating clean....not a fad diet, just a healthier way of eating. Organic, no processed foods, not white flour, or white sugar. As close to the source as possible. A lot of athletes eat this way (hence why I'm switching my ways, I am a runner).
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hmm facinating - anything else you can share on the topic? We eat mostly organic - im working on converting the hubby to all whole wheat / whole grain like myself, BUT thats a process..

i would love more info on this topic tho if you care to share

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Eating clean....not a fad diet, just a healthier way of eating. Organic, no processed foods, not white flour, or white sugar. As close to the source as possible. A lot of athletes eat this way (hence why I'm switching my ways, I am a runner).



I am a runner too. Have you read Brendan Brazier's Thrive Diet (not sure that is the exact title). It's a quick read and has lot's of great tips and recipes. He has raw options as well.
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You have to get some good recipes because although I do not make an attempt to "eat clean," much of the food I eat is mostly organic, not processed, and with no white flour or white sugar... and it's delicious! Pick up a good cookbook or two. And utilize those herbs/spices!
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I can't say that I eat "clean", but I have noticed that I'm starting to like my vegetables more than other things. That is, I get excited about fruits and vegetables, which I think is a good "clean" thing.
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I don't think dried herbs and spices are part of eating clean.
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#18 Old 05-14-2010, 01:53 PM
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I don't think dried herbs and spices are part of eating clean.



You can use spices, just most poeple try to keep it low sodium. Hence the reason why I cannot find good recipes.
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I have the cookbook Clean Food by Terry Walters. It's full of wonderful recipes and ideas.

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Eating clean....not a fad diet, just a healthier way of eating. Organic, no processed foods, not white flour, or white sugar. As close to the source as possible. A lot of athletes eat this way (hence why I'm switching my ways, I am a runner).



Hmm. I don't trust any diet plans that claim 'organic' as a way to eat healthier. Suggests there's little science in it.
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Hmm. I don't trust any diet plans that claim 'organic' as a way to eat healthier. Suggests there's little science in it.



Do you really think pesticide is good for you?
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Do you really think pesticide is good for you?



No kidding, how is eating less chemicals NOT healthier? Plus organic just tastes a lot better.

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I need a large space when eating, because bits of processed vegetable matter covered in saliva will regularly shoot from my mouth to the table and people have reported they don't appreciate it when those bits land into their dinners. I also like to rub the food against my chest to feel its temperature. I get a better connection to the food in this way. But anyone would say that I eat pretty clean, especially when compared to a malfunctioning robot with rotating blades that is trying to consume a bowl of soup.

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I need a large space when eating, because bits of processed vegetable matter covered in saliva will regularly shoot from my mouth to the table and people have reported they don't appreciate it when those bits land into their dinners. I also like to rub the food against my chest to feel its temperature. I get a better connection to the food in this way. But anyone would say that I eat pretty clean, especially when compared to a malfunctioning robot with rotating blades that is trying to consume a bowl of soup.



That was some image....lol.
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I need a large space when eating, because bits of processed vegetable matter covered in saliva will regularly shoot from my mouth to the table and people have reported they don't appreciate it when those bits land into their dinners. I also like to rub the food against my chest to feel its temperature. I get a better connection to the food in this way. But anyone would say that I eat pretty clean, especially when compared to a malfunctioning robot with rotating blades that is trying to consume a bowl of soup.



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No kidding, how is eating less chemicals NOT healthier? Plus organic just tastes a lot better.





I don't necessarily buy into the whole organic food tastes better argument (Penn and Teller did an interesting episode on organic foods for their Bulls##t show). I buy organic and non-organic products based on price and what its prepared with (for example, I mainly buy organic beans, and olives since their in just salt and water and can be used as is). But produce from a grocery store is hit and miss, in both flavor and quality.



Where I notice the difference in taste and quality is through the Farmer's market and the CSA that I belong to. I don't attribute that to being an organic vs. non-organic thing, but more of a in-season and locally grown vs an out of season and transported from who knows where thing. My local co-op is also a bit of a hit and miss.

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Usually buy organic produce, except for lettuce. I use to buy organic lettuce and lo and behold, there were always little green bugs (aphids, I presume) all over it, not to mention their little turds. No amount of washing could erase that from my mind, so I prefer my lettuce to have lots of bug spray.
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