The Eat-Clean Diet: Diet Review
The Eat-Clean Diet: How It Works
A calorie-controlled diet and regular exercise are the mainstays of the plan. Much like most successful weight loss plans, dieters are encouraged to eat wholesome foods high in fiber, along with lean protein to reduce cravings and help satisfy hunger on fewer calories.
“Starting the day with a nutritious breakfast and eating high-fiber carbs, lean protein with a little healthy fat every few hours, along with strength training can boost your metabolism and be a natural detox,” Reno says.
Exercise is emphasized as an essential part of the program, including regular physical activity and weight training at least three days a week for a minimum of 30 minutes.
The Eat-Clean Diet: Expert's View
Follow the basic rules, use the recipes and meal plans, but skip the nutrition information and supplement advice, which is a mixed bag of fact and fiction, says American Dietetic Association spokeswoman Roberta Anding, MS, RD.
“We all know the importance of regular exercise, not skipping meals, drinking plenty of water, and a diet based on plant foods and lean, low-fat protein, but beyond that the advice is unrealistic and not necessarily healthy,” says Anding, a Baylor College of Medicine nutritionist.
Studies show small amounts of alcohol can be cardio-protective and small amounts of saturated fat are unavoidable and not harmful to your health.
Diet plans that are very restrictive and have too many rules can be difficult to follow long term, Anding says.
The Eat-Clean Diet: Food for Thought
The Eat-Clean Diet is a pure approach of healthy eating and exercise taken to the extreme. It is so structured, restrictive, and unrealistic that it may be difficult to follow long term.
Take the questionable advice peppered throughout the book with a grain of salt, as there are lots of inaccuracies that are more opinion than scientific evidence.
The best part of The Eat-Clean Diet is the motivation, nutrient-rich recipes, and meal plans that can help dieters shift toward including more healthy wholesome foods into their menus.