Since I started eating clean back in February, I have learnt so much about what I should eat and why I should eat it. If it comes from the ground, if it's from the earth, then nature obviously intends for us to consume it. It's wholesome food that serves a purpose in fueling and aiding our bodies through our day to day life.
Today I really do make sure that what I am consuming is benefiting my body, and my training. I have a new found appreciation for food. I realise that it's main purpose is fuel me, and that we really should steer away from over processed food and drink. When I began this journey almost 16 months ago, it really was a learning curve, it's rather amazing how much we all take food for-granted. When you start watching what you are eating or paying closer attention you realise that temptation is absolutely everywhere. On each and every till checkout in Tesco, or zapped to the nines with Sugar and un-healthy chemicals that our bodies quite simply don't know what to do with.
It really did and does continue to shock me, you don't realise just how over processed food is until you start to think about what you are eating and why. Even the things that claim to be doing our bodies good are actually over loaded with things that we don't realistically need, but because they say they are good for us, we usually believe them.
My shopping list consists of mainly fruit and vegetables these days, obviously with the give in's of meat, but absolutely everything I cook is wholesome and good for me. I don't count the calories, I pile my plate full of vegetables and often devour 4 steaks at a time...
I consume fruit like it is going out of fashion, Pink Lady Apples, Blueberries, Raspberries, Mangoes and Banana's are firm favourites and I often have to ponder why I never used to eat them before?
As I get through so many vegetables the logical thing for me to consider, would be to grow my own vegetables. It's a thought that has definitely crossed my mind at times, I would actually love to try my hand at growing my own Blueberries (I buy them on a daily basis). I do have to wonder whether or not I am blessed with the magical touch to rear my own fruit and vegetables, but the dream is there all the same.
Food really is the key ingredient to absolutely everything, I know when I have eaten well and when I haven't. My body tells me, I literally only have to look at my stomach to know the difference between a good day and a bad day (or month in this instance) but I know that with the right fuel at the helm, my fitness goals are all within reach.
What is a typical meal in your house?