On the surface, eating clean sounds like a good idea.
According to the 61 million #EatClean posts I found on Instagram.
It’s always been a hot topic in the wellness world.
But this trend has just reached new heights of popularity…
And it’s been bugging me.
First, let’s clarify what “clean eating” really means:
So the phrase actually started with good intentions:
That you need to eat as much whole food as you can.
That your food and ingredients should be as close to nature as possible.
And that’s actually good.
If it helps you make better food choices overall.
But nowadays, it has a new, misguided meaning…
That eating clean means eating only what is labelled as “good” food.
And the problem about that is?
It leads you to an ALL or nothing mindset.
We hear it from our clients all the time.
That if you’re not eating clean?
That means you’re eating dirty.
That you should feel guilty.
You should feel bad.
You should feel shame.
So here’s the thing:
The number 1 nutrition principle we have at SMP is -
80% whole food,
20% soul food.
If you want to achieve and maintain
a high-performance lifestyle.
…and elite body composition
You can’t deprive yourself
of the food that you love…
… it’s not sustainable over the long term.
It’s one of the things I have learned as someone
who went from having an ED to becoming a WBFF Pro champion.
It’s one of the many things we teach our girls to see real change in their body, in their performance, in their relationships – with others and themselves – even after working with us.
For me, I love my chocolate as well as pancakes.
I eat them regularly.
Would you like some help balancing your food too?
The Sports Model Project is a process of transformation and personal mastery.
Where we teach you how to eat well,
In the all the ways you possibly could.
And it’s only for the hardest worker in the room.
Love and light,
SMP Coaching Team