What is Clean Eating and How Can it Help You Lose Weight?

What is Clean Eating and How Can it Help You Lose Weight and Feel Great. lemonadeandlunges.com

The definition of clean eating can vary depending on who you ask.  When I was focusing on clean eating I eliminated processed foods, white flour, and white sugar.  I was buying whole fat dairy (low fat typically means more sugar) and I was making pretty much everything I ate from scratch.  Typically with clean eating you also want to buy organic as much as possible.

Cutting out sugar was a big part of this lifestyle for me.  The first few days were rough, but I found once I got past the first four or five days I wasn’t craving it anymore.  The thing I found most amazing was after a few days I actually wasn’t craving anything anymore!  I ate when I was hungry and other than that I wasn’t really thinking about food (which is unheard of for me).  It was crazy to see how that happened after cutting out all the processed foods (and chemicals that go with them).  Read more

The Pros and Cons of Weight Watchers

The Pros and Cons of Weight Watchers According to a Personal Trainer. lemonadeandlunges.com

If you happened to read the about me section of my blog, you’ll already know that I’ve tried a lot of the weight loss programs out there.  In my experience, they all work if you stick with them, so it’s really a matter of finding one that works for you- one you can stick to without being miserable in the long run.

I initially tried Weight Watchers before I got pregnant with my first son, to try and get some extra college weight off.  At the time I really liked the flexibility it gave me.  I could eat pretty much whatever I wanted as long as I watched my portions and was mindful of including healthy foods.  I liked the flex points because I could save them and use them for a splurge sometime over the weekend.  I lost weight pretty easily this time around, granted I was young and had a pre-baby body back then. Read more