Foods To Eat

So, are you now wondering what’s left to eat?

So many people get caught up in the lie that they have to starve themselves to lose weight and this is not the case at all. When you choose to eat real food in the right way, you can actually consume a higher quantity of food and feel healthier, stronger, more satisfied and still lose weight.

Using the Categories below, you can start to create your own healthy, clean meals that will fuel your body and mind.

Portion sizes will vary depending on your level of activity so be mindful of calorie dense foods such as nuts which are easy to overeat and despite being on the allowed list, the more natural sugar options are still sugar so should be used in moderation.

Lean Protein Examples:

Complex Carbohydrates Examples:

Complex Carbohydrates from Fruits and Vegetables Examples:

Healthy Fats* : 

  • Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Walnut Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Olive Oil
  • Nuts
  • Nut Butters
  • Seeds (Flaxseed, Hemp seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Chia Seeds etc)
  • Nut & Seed Oils
  • Oily Fish
  • Egg Yolks
  • Avocados

Dairy

  • Full Fat Organic Cheese
  • Goats Cheese
  • Full Fat Natural Cottage Cheese
  • Whole Organic Milk (I buy non homogenised)
  • Organic Unsalted Butter
  • Full Fat Organic Natural Yoghurt

Dairy Free Milks

  • Oat Milk
  • Brown Rice Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • Hemp Milk

Sugar

  • Natural Honey
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Dried Fruit
  • Fresh Fruit
  • 100% Fruit Spreads like St Dalfours

Other

  • Herbs
  • Spices
  • Vinegars
  • Sea Salt
  • Pink Salt
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Tamari Sauce
  • Dried Fruit
  • Herbal Teas

Also check out my Clean Eating Cupboard Essentials.

*Fats are an essential part of our diets. They help brain function and even help us to lose weight. Aim for 2 -3 servings of healthy fats a day.

© Charlie Mace

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    Alison
    18th May 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Hi,
    I am new to clean eating and I’m doing my research to find out everything I need to know. I must say, it has got me hooked. I am going through my cupboards like a tornado clearing out all the “rubbish”. We have always had a what I thought was a fairly healthy diet, but after falling onto this page by complete accident, I realise its not healthy enough. The thing I am looking forward to the most is “feeling great”. I can’t Wait! After years (all my adult life actually) of yo-yo dieting, I feel I have FINALLY found the answer, So for that, thank you.
    Anyway, there is just one thing I don’t understand, why is the dairy full-fat? Surely it’s more healthy to be low-fat or fat-free? Assuming you have your healthy fats elsewhere?

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      Heather
      28th May 2016 at 3:56 am

      I too am embarking on a clean eating journey 🙂 I had a PT last year that basically told me all the low fat/zero fat stuff is processed and you are looking for the full fat as it’s closest to the food’s natural state 🙂

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      Lisa
      3rd January 2017 at 2:37 pm

      The more an item is low fat the more it goes through a processing system. Therefore is more processed x

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    Carol
    15th October 2018 at 9:54 pm

    I am also new to this clean eating. And like you researching about it before I begin so I can plan. As it seems quite easy. Do you need to have a daily calorie allowance when doing this clean eating. Any starting tips and advise would be greatly appreciated from you guys.
    Thank you

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    sammie
    17th March 2019 at 4:49 pm

    I am just starting out on my journey to loose weight and gain a more permanent healthy lifestyle. I’d like to do the thirty day challenge if I were to just eat following your recipies from your website could I do that as the thirty day plan you have such a brilliant variety of things to choose from I can’t wait to get stuck in 🙂

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    Nehal Preet
    25th November 2019 at 8:51 am

    I have tried clean eating. This blog makes me feel so good afterward. Thanks for sharing this with all of us. Regards.

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