Focusses on eating foods without preservatives, and on mixing lean proteins with complex carbohydrates.

What You Can EatEdit

Foods allowed include a variety of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, nonfat dairy, and healthy fats -- preferably organic and eaten in proper portions every few hours.

The Eat-Clean Diet recommends avoiding all saturated fat, trans fats, overprocessed, refined foods -- especially white flour, sugar, sugar-loaded colas, juices, and alcohol.

The plan's guiding principles:

Each meal should be between 200-300 calories. Eat a complex carbohydrate with protein (20-21 grams) at every meal. Drink at least 8 cups of water daily. Never miss a meal, especially breakfast. Consume adequate healthy fats each day. “I recommend shopping at farmers markets or when at the grocery store, stick to the perimeter and choose foods with one to three pronounceable ingredients only, staying away from any food that comes in a box or bag that man has had a hand in creating or contains ingredients you can’t pronounce,” Reno says.

Strict rules govern the foods allowed except a once-a-week cheat meal or treat, such as a piece of dark chocolate or glass of red wine. Reno encourages dieters to prepare their own meals at home and, when traveling, take along portable nutritious foods.

Source: WebMD

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