Eat-Clean: The Review
Monday, February 02, 2009
So on my quest towards eating clean (the shelves and fridge are so close now!) I decided to check out the Tosca Reno Eat-Clean Diet book and cookbook. It was good and bad. The diet book itself is very easy to ready with some good tips and lots of big colorful pictures. With that being said there was a lot of fluff as well. She could have easily spent more time giving tips and helpful information about eating clean instead of preaching about it. She really talks up the diet by repeating the same thing over and over. I did however gain some knowledge especially about the supplements discussed.
In addition while it is a very healthy diet it is not entirely 'diet' friendly. Some of the recipes are very high calorie and I see how people could gain weight if they are not careful. As I mentioned before I will be tweaking the book version of the diet to my own eating clean lifestyle. It will of course be similar but I have already noticed some differences between the plan I will follow based on my own extensive nutrition research and knowledge of my own needs. More on this later, I promise.
Overall, the book is a great resource and I already tried the recipe for the light Waldorf Salad which was wonderful. I would recommend the book as a guide but urge people to adapt to their own needs. Ultimately, eating clean mainly focuses on eating foods in a natural state without added fillers, artificial chemicals, preservatives, and over processing. This is a good goal for anyone to strive for even if you don't make the switch consider replacing some of your frozen meals with fresh food and your body with feel the difference.