Healthy Food for Dummies
May 9, 2014 5:22 PM Subscribe
Buzzfeed published an extremely detailed "clean eating" plan
the other day. Say what you will about so-called "clean eating", I don't really buy the idea of "detox" anyway. What I really liked was the level of detail included. I'd like to eat healthier and less processed food, but I need a lot of guidance. Most diet plans are general and include a few recipes here and there, but this plan was totally next level. Help me find similar plans.
posted by Fuego to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 113 users marked this as a favorite
So here's what appeals to me about the Buzzfeed plan:
1. It allowed for three meals a day plus two snacks.
2. Non-processed food, but meals seemed simple to cook and didn't take much time.
3. It told you exactly what to buy and when.
4. It also told you exactly how to store everything and when to defrost it to make meal prep as easy as possible.
5. The weekday lunch meals were portable and easy to prepare at work.
6. It had a lot of variety and even allowed for some sweets.
7. It was meant for one person (I live alone and cook only for myself).
Here's what I didn't like about that plan:
1. No red meat. I love beef, but try to eat organic/grass-fed when I can.
2. Only 1300 to 1600 calories per day. Despite being a petite female, I am very active and I fear I would be starving/not have enough energy for CrossFit workouts if I ate that little.
I have no diet restrictions (other than despising kale) and am an omnivore. I've tried the paleo diet before with some good results in terms of feeling energetic, full, and healthy, but ran out of steam after 3 weeks. I would like to have better eating habits than I currently do, as frozen pizzas and pints of Ben & Jerry's make far too many appearances in my usual regimen. I know the Buzzfeed plan was only for two weeks, but I feel like that is a good way to kickstart some better habits so something that length or longer would be great. Thanks!