Weeks 5, 6 and 7

29 Nov

Week  5:

I signed up for feeds from the Daily Green, Clean Eating and World’s Healthiest foods.

What is clean eating?

 

What Is Clean Eating? Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 12:48pm Today, November 29th 4:43pm

 

The soul of clean eating is consuming food in its most natural state, or as close to it as possible. It is not a diet; it’s a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation, leading to an improved life – one meal at a time. 

Eat five to six times a day
Three meals and two to three small snacks. Include a lean protein, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and a complex carbohydrate with each meal. This keeps your body energized and burning calories efficiently all day long. 

Drink at least two liters of water a day
Preferably from a reusable canteen, not plastic; we’re friend of the environment here! Limit your alcohol intake to one glass of antioxidant-rich red wine a day.

Get label savvy
Clean foods contain just one or two ingredients. Any product with a long ingredient list is human-made and not considered clean.

Avoid processed and refined foods
This includes white flour, sugar, bread and pasta. Enjoy complex carbs such as whole grains instead.

Know thy enemies
Steer clear of anything high in saturated and trans fats, anything fried or anything high in sugar.

Shop with a conscience
Consume humanely raised and local meats.

Choose organic whenever possible
If your budget limits you, make meat, eggs, dairy and the Dirty Dozen your organic priorities.

Consume healthy fats
Try to have essential fatty acids, or EFAs, every day.

 

Week 6:  I scanned to email and faxed using the Ricoh.

I also looked at Reston’s calendar of events and viewed meeting room availability on Evanced.

Week 7:  I have a smart phone and have been downloading ebooks over the past year. 

I have a new Ipad and downloaded some ebooks for the first time.  It is much nicer to read the larger screen than on my phone. 

I also took the ebooks training which included downloading to a kindle and nook.

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