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If You Think “Clean Eating” Is Stupid, You’re Doing It Wrong…

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If You Think “Clean Eating” Is Stupid, You’re Doing It Wrong…

If you want a body that feels and works as good as it looks, then you need to be a “flexible clean eater.” Here’s why…

This time I’m going to make a bit of a case for “clean eating” because I think it doesn’t deserve all the ridicule that it gets online, and especially among the “cool crowd” that love to showcase not only how good their bodies look but also how heinous their diets are.

I don’t know about you, but if I had to choose between the diet of your average clean eater that thinks sugar makes you fat and gluten causes leaky gut and the diet of your average IIFYMer that doesn’t like to waste calories on nutritious foods like fruit and vegetables, I’ll take the former every time, and I’ll explain why in this episode.

I’m also going to talk about a style of dieting that gives us the best of both worlds — the quality of clean eating and the adaptability of flexible dieting — something that I’ve dubbed “flexible clean eating.”

I know, very creative of me.

This style of dieting is perfect for improving not just your body composition but your health and vitality, as well. It also makes you a better intuitive eater and helps you develop a healthier relationship with food, which ultimately makes it easier to a lean, muscular physique without having to count and track everything that you eat.

TIME STAMPS

4:10 – Why is the rejection of “clean eating” a bad idea?

4:54 – Is body composition an indicator of health?

5:50 – What does a smart flexible dieter’s meal plan look like?

6:40 – What are the benefits of a nutritious diet?

7:54 – What’s the problem with highly-processed food?

11:39 – How can you develop a healthy relationship with food?

12:48 – Are you better off with a “clean eating” style of dieting?

13:40 – What’s the best way to eat?

References

http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g4490

https://www.cdc.gov/biomonitoring/pdf/FourthReport_UpdatedTables_Feb2015.pdf

http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/landia/PIIS2213-8587(16)30275-3.pdf

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/orthorexia-nervosa

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  • Alex Collier

    This podcast timing is literally perfect; just yesterday I was at my wits end having yo-yo’d back and forth between diet types, restriction levels and body fat percentages for the past three years. The only consistency was misery and obsessive disordered food behaviours. This advice about healthy food relationships is sadly so rare to hear among the fitness community, and countless times I have seen people diagnosed with eating disorders to just “carry on calorie counting” regardless, instead of fixing the psychological problem first. Your approach of nutritious flexibility is well-rounded and realistic over the long haul, not just until your upper abs start peeking but you can barely lift a dumbell! Very grateful for this breath of fresh air.

    • Thanks, Alex! I’m glad you enjoyed the podcast 🙂

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