Eating Clean | What does that mean?

It seems nowadays that everyone we encounter is on some kind of food eating program or cannot eat this or that. Yes, some of us do have food allergies: allergic to dairy, wheat, shellfish, peanuts, etc., and I totally get it. Eating CleanRegardless of what we can or cannot eat, the term eating clean is referred to eating very healthy and sticking with a food program that helps us eat natural foods that are not drenched with ranch dressing or unhealthy items that can be mass produced. A perfect example is eating a wonderful piece of fish or lean meat with some fresh harvested vegetables, and maybe some basic type of starch to round out the meal. We are not saying that it needs to be boring, but you want to be able to visually see every food group you are eating. If you are eating dinner and all of your food is smothered by some sauce or thick piece of pasta noodle with cheese, well, that is not eating clean.As you can see the picture embedded into this blog post, it is a salad with a ton of vegetables. But there is a balsamic sauce or glaze on this salad. Is this eating clean? Some people would say yes, it is eating clean, while others would say the dressing glaze has ruined the salad and added calories. I can see both points of view, and the best way to eat this would be to either put the dressing on the side or add a chicken breast or lean meat to the salad and skip the dressing.The one great thing about this salad is that you can see all the different kinds beautiful vegetables present on this dish, which is what you want. When people get into trouble is when there is a ton of cheese and thick creamy dressing, like with a cobb salad.  If you have any questions about your food, ask our Portland personal trainer for some advice and see if they can monitor your food log. If you want an exact food plan, then consult a registered dietician.The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington StreetSuite 137Portland, Oregon 97214503-953-0241