What foods are not allowed on the clean eating diet?

This is where things can vary, based upon what you read. Basically, some say no foods are banned – but there are a list of things to avoid, like foods with artificial sweeteners – which I don’t like

anyway, and wait a minute – alcohol? I wondered about that…

I did feel the effects of that martini I indulged in on Saturday night – but what’s a world without wine?

Here’s the breakdown of rules from WebMD:

The Eat-Clean principles are: Eat six small meals a day. Eat breakfast every day, within an hour of getting up.

Eat lean protein and complex carbohydrates at every meal.

Have two or three servings of healthy fats every day. Get fiber, vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes from fresh fruits and vegetables.

Control your portions. Drink 2 to 3 liters of water (about 13 8-ounce cups) every day.  The foods to avoid: Over-processed foods, especially white flour and sugar Artificial sweeteners Sugary beverages, such as soda and juice Alcohol Foods with chemical additives like food dyes and sodium nitrite Foods with preservatives Artificial foods, such as processed cheese slices Saturated fats and trans fats Anti-foods — calorie-dense foods with no nutritional value Now that we’ve got the basics, let’s delve more into clean eating.

 

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