I like fitness, I really do. And I’m so glad I finally found what works for me. But more than that, I really, really like food. And I really, really like to feel good about myself. Those are the two things I’m REALLY passionate about sharing. And luckily I can leave the fitness up to the professionals, but food and feelings are all on us. It usually takes trial and LOTS, AND LOTS of error. Up until I discovered Beachbody and the idea of clean eating, I bounced back and forth. I either really, really liked food, or I liked my appearance. I had this idea that the two couldn’t go together. It was my body or it was the food. But what I’ve learned (through lots of continuous trail and error, trial and error) is that, I can have both. (Yes I'm pregnant, but the body still counts.) The real difference is WHAT I’m eating. I’ve had people send me articles on things like keto and macro’s and foods that burn fat and “flexible dieting,” and that’s great. But what I'm into is just eating foods that make me feel good. Simple as that. I focus on eating what my body responds well to, inside and out. Did my husbands Arby's last night smell good? Sure. But would that make me feel good, INSIDE AND OUT. No. I’d look 9 instead of 5 months pregnant after and probably be running to the bathroom an hour later in pain. Not saying that I don’t indulge here and there, life is short and I REALLY like food, but the majority of the time I stick to things that make my body happy. I focus on eating foods that make me look the way I like to look, and feel the way I like to feel. I think sometimes “clean eating” gets a bad rep because it’s not really a "diet." No you probably won't lose a bunch of weight by clean eating alone. (Duh.) And I'm sure with those other diets you probably would. But I don't want to diet. I just want to eat good to feel good. It works for me, and I would bet all my money it would for you too. AND YOU CAN STILL ENJOY FOOD. I DO! Just not in the same way I used to. But when you recognize what makes you feel good, it's really, really an easy choice to make. *Written as I currently eat plan yogurt in my car as the smell of Mcondalds wafts around me..see story, lol.