So after we decided that we were going to try to better ourselves by changing our diet to promote better health, I went to work on researching different types of diets and looking at food pyramids for each one. I ended up narrowing down the tons of different diets to two: The Mediterranean Diet and Clean Eating.
I really liked most of what The Mediterranean Diet had to offer. The only problem I saw with it was most of the meat you eat is fresh low mercury fish (halibut and salmon) and chicken. Now I love a good fish, but finding it fresh and well priced in my home town is like finding the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
So I kept looking, and came across lots of people talking about Clean Eating. I appreciated Clean Eating because it is not really a “diet.” Here are a couple of links to other blogs that you may find informational, http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating/, and http://funeralformyfat.tumblr.com/EatingClean
Also to continue my research, I started looking up different books on Amazon.Com. I came across a plethora of books ranging from a beginners guide to clean eating to recipe books. I ended up deciding on The Clean Eating Cookbook and Diet.
This book was ranked 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon. (http://www.amazon.com/Clean-Eating-Cookbook-Diet-Healthy/dp/1623152615/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1443795725&sr=1-1&keywords=the+clean+eating+cookbook+%26+diet)
I read through many of the comments and reviews on Amazon, and decided that this was the book for me because it gives definitions, overviews, meal plan, breakdown of different types of foods and fats, shopping list, and recipes.
So needless to say I am super excited about using this book on my journey to clean eating. Next time I will start diving into the book, and tell you what I find and how it applies.