Clean Eating for a Lean Body
The secret to getting your dream abs starts in the kitchen. Want to be lean? Eat clean. How can you eat clean? Ditch the refined foods and choose foods such as oatmeal instead of the sugary cereals, sweet potatoes instead of pasta and hummus instead of ranch. By making these adjustments you are not feeding yourself the unneeded “empty calorie” foods. The clean foods will actually provide you with a variety of nutrients that your body needs to perform at its best. You may think that clean-eating means to cut out all fat from your diet, this is not necessarily true. Look for this week’s article to see more in depth information on the healthiest choices of fat, protein and carbohydrate.
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.