I have been trying really hard to eat clean, completely clean, for a while now. It’s hard, and there are a TON of different theories about what is REALLY a clean meal. There are also a lot of reasons for wanting to clean up your diet; maybe you’re trying to lose weight, figure out allergy issues, improve energy, or you just like the idea of eating as healthy as possible. The best way to get started with anything is to arm yourself with information!
My reason for eating clean is for allergies, but losing weight would be a huge factor too! I have been suffering from eczema on my eyelids for 7 months now. YIKES! I know, I can’t believe it’s been that long. I am about to lose my freaking mind!!! I’ve been to see the dermatologist twice and he has now referred me to an allergist/ dermatologist in Salt Lake, BUT, and here’s the kicker, he can’t see me until the END of MAY! I can’t live like this any longer Yo!
Okay, enough whining.
Anyway, I started eating clean because, after doing research online, and talking to a dietician, I’ve heard that you can eliminate eczema with clean eating or the elimination diet. I started researching some more and I have found some good sources to help with my quest to become eczema free before my doctor visit.
These bloggers are all very different. Some are very strict in their diet and some are more relaxed. Find one that you agree with and get started eating clean today!
1- Precision Nutrition– This site explains how the elimination diet can help you with pretty much anything that ails you. It gives you a list of foods to eliminate, and foods to stock up on to help you eat as clean as possible. I would recommend this to anyone who is eating clean to figure out food allergies. I love it because it explains why and how to do the diet.
2- Food Babe– She really digs deep into the labels on our food. In fact, she is behind the Subway movement to have them remove a dangerous chemical they use in their bread. It really has opened my eyes to the fact that there are a lot of freaky things in our food. Even the food that claims to be healthy has additives that are unnecessary. She also has great recipes and products suggestions.
3- Lauren Brimley’s Eating Whole– I’ve been following her on Instagram for the past few months, and she has really helped to motivate me to be creative with my vegetables. She also shares meal ideas for toddlers.
4- 100 Days of Whole Food– This blogger shares lots of yummy advice and meal ideas for kids too. She eats wheat, which wouldn’t be good for an elimination diet, but if you don’t have any food sensitivities, you will love her site. She also has a printable meal plan and grocery list to help you get started.
5- The Healthy Apple– I just discovered this blog, and I’m super excited about it. Lots of clean recipes that look delicious, and the blogger is a chef, what could go wrong. She helps you eat the foods you love in a clean way.
I hope this list helps you get started. No matter what your goals are you should be able to use one of these blogs to help you! Good luck!