Others eat #Unprocessed, too! — Clean Eating/Paleo Style

Introduction 

Hello! You just walked in for the second half of the October #unprocessed challenge, in which I join over 6,000 people to eat only whole, unprocessed foods for one month!

I’ve been eating very delicious, unprocessed foods lately, but of course I’m not perfect — I have some deliberate exceptions that I have partaken in. It has been challenging, but it’s totally doable!
“Autumn Cakes”: Sweet potato, shrimp + fresh-squeeze orange juice, chard stems, garlic, cinnamon, cayenne, pepper
Garnished with chard leaves!
Deliberate Exception: Anything my mom cooks, like her specialty pancit (Filipino, stir-fry noodles). Processed foods include the noodles, soy sauce, & fish cakes. Other than that, my mom makes everything from scratch! Go mom!
You can join too, either by finishing up the rest October, or starting your 30 days today!

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I can tell you that since I started eating unprocessed foods, I feel much healthier and I’ve seen a noticeable difference in my body figure! Let me know if you’re joining me and we can be #unprocessed buddies. I might even send you fun texts like this one from the other day:

If you’re in San Diego, I’m happy to share #unprocessed goodies with you! Take the pledge!
If you’re like most people in my life, you won’t take my word for it and will probably ignore me.  :”(
So, I invited some guests over to help me convince you!
A Gym-Owner,  A Manufacturing Engineer, A Newlywed, A Master of Food, A Fitspirational Friend, & An Aspiring Personal Trainer.
In America, there is a dangerous dichotomy in which people are very body image-obsessed but at the same time, our country has become increasingly overweight. Because of this, many fad “diets” pop up here and there, with varying levels of effectiveness, health benefits, and sometimes even safety.
First of all, I don’t like the term “diet.” It connotes eating naked salads for lunch, and being very miserable. And I don’t very much like having naked people or misery at Tiffany’s. 😉
 
So, I wanted to invite people to the table that don’t necessary “diet,” but stick to choices and eating styles that involve nourishing themselves with good food!
Now, I’m on Instagram ALL the time, and like me, I notice that Instragram users often post pictures of their most glorious meals. Some hashtags that keep popping up under the most vibrant of these photos are #eatclean or #cleaneating and #paleo.
So, I took some time to investigate of the Eat Clean/Clean Eating and Paleo styles of dining.

Here are my findings: both of these eating styles involve choosing to eat whole, natural, and — you guessed it — unprocessed foods! Who knew?


I’m starting to believe in this more and more each day, especially since eating #unprocessed is found across many styles of healthy dining, like Paleo/Clean Eating, that are recommended by many fitness-lovin’ people:

Meet Raquel, A Gym-Owner

Raquel, 28, is the owner of The Stronghold  – a local, family gym focusing on CrossFit and Ju-Jitsu. While she enjoys training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and CrossFit, she’s been focusing on her latest hobby – her kids. 🙂


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[Dining at Tiffany’s] What style of eating do you practice and what does it entail?
[Raquel, A Gym-Owner] Paleo, which is basically a caveman diet. If a caveman couldn’t find a certain item in prehistoric times, he wouldn’t eat it. Meats are preferred to be organic, grass-fed, etc.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] Why do you practice this style of eating?
[Raquel, A Gym-Owner] This is encouraged by CrossFit to help make you become better at cleaner eating and performance. I personally do it because it helps out with my auto-immune disorders. Gluten and dairy items make my eczema flare up pretty bad.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What have been some challenges of this style of eating?
[Raquel, A Gym-Owner] Finding healthy and paleo items on the go. You won’t find any at fast food restaurants if you’re trying to do strict paleo. You can grab a protein style hamburger at In N’ Out, but the meat isn’t grass-fed obviously. Going to family parties and hanging out with friends who basically eat junk doesn’t help either. I’m also allergic to nuts which is another challenge as a lot of Paleo puts emphasis on almond-anything: buter, milk, raw, etc.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What have been some successes?
[Raquel, A Gym-Owner] I’m definitely a lot leaner when I’m working out full time, my skin is clearer, and I feel overall pretty healthy!

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What #unprocessed foods have you enjoyed while practicing this style of eating?
[Raquel, A Gym-Owner] Loading up on fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and learning how to cook without using too much additives has been fun and is a great learning experience. My husband and I frequent the Farmer’s Market more often and it’s great being able to support local farmers while trying to eat better.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What specific products do you recommend?
[Raquel, A Gym-Owner] Grass-fed beef, fresh fish, organic chicken, kale, avocados, bananas, and coconut-anything are some of our favorite items that we incorporate daily!

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What tips/resources can you leave readers for living healthier?
[Raquel, A Gym-Owner] www.everydaypaleo.com is a great website!

Raquel invites you to check out her family-owned gym – The Stronghold. They have three locations in San Diego – Point Loma, Eastlake, and Rancho Bernardo, specializing in CrossFit and Jiu Jitsu for adults and kids! This gym is more than just a place to work out; it’s a family! In fact, you can follow her @strongholdmom! The Stronghold can help you out whether you’re trying to start a new hobby or get back in shape. Visit them online at www.thestrongholdsd.com!



Meet Vic, A Manufacturing Engineer
Vic, 24, is a recent grad that loves trolling people, working out, Asian sports like badminton and ping pong, video games, and eating too much. I met Vic in our Freshmen year of college (back in 2006). When I used to live in a college dorm, we lived on the same floor. Most nights, we’d go down to the cafeteria to have nachos and milkshakes for a late night snack. 

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[Dining at Tiffany’s] What style of eating do you practice and what does it entail?
[Vic, A Manufacturing Engineer] Paleo. For hundreds of thousands of years, back when humans were hunger-gatherers, we ate what we could find. This came down mainly to meat, veggies, nuts, fruits, things we could find in the wild. It wasn’t until about 5,000 – 10,000 years ago that humans discovered they could farm large amounts of grains, and so foods like rice, wheat, and corn became a large part of people’s diets. This leads us to believe that human bodies aren’t designed to eat the huge amount of grains that mots people eat today, but to eat mainly what our hunger-gatherer ancestors ate. To build on this, what’s even worse are all the additives found in processed foods today that can’t even be considered “food.” Since many of these additives have not been around for that long, no one knows for certain the negative effects they have on the body, so the best thing you can do is avoid them.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] Why do you practice this style of eating?
[Vic, A Manufacturing Engineer] I had gained more weight after graduating from college and was fed up with it. It has been the only diet that I’ve done that I can honestly say is a lifestyle change, and I’m glad I did it because now I usually crave real food instead of burgers and fries. Also, since I can eat to my heart’s content on Paleo, it’s actually been the easiest “diet” I’ve ever tried.  

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What have been some challenges of this style of eating?

[Vic, A Manufacturing Engineer] My Paleo eating revolves around my social life. When I eat alone, I eat Paleo. When my friends invite me out, I eat whatever the hell I want. This system has gotten me to the point I’m at now but I feel that I have plateaued, at least for losing belly fat. I definitely go overboard sometimes when I go out and eat with my friends. After a good week of eating Paleo, those Carne Asada Fries are hard to pass up when you go out with your friends.
[Dining at Tiffany’s] What have been some successes?
[Vic, A Manufacturing Engineer] I lost 25 pounds through eating about 70% paleo on average, along with regular exercise. In 2 months I lost my first 10 pounds, then lost another 15 pounds in the next 3-4 months. I started off being able to do 2 pull-ups, and now I can do about 20 nonstop. My mile time has broken the 6:30 mark and I need less sleep than I used to need to be able to function.


[Dining at Tiffany’s] What #unprocessed foods have you enjoyed while practicing this style of eating?
[Vic, A Manufacturing Engineer] Some of my favorites: STEAK, Costco rotissiere chicken (I’m really lazy), Pork chops, Baked salmon, Pre-marinated bulgogi (again, I’m lazy), Slow-cooked pork/chicken in a crock-pot (did I mention I’m lazy?), Sauteed veggies (especially broccoli, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, brussels sprouts, carrots), Avocados

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What specific products do you recommend?
[Vic, A Manufacturing Engineer] Mixed nuts from Sprouts (roasted, unsalted), Coconut milk (minimally processed) – my substitution for dairy milk, been trying it out for a while, Coconut milk ice cream from Trader Joes (not exactly paleo, but I really can’t give up ice cream, so i just swapped out dairy ice cream), Smoked salmon (minimally processed), Beef jerky (some are processed more than others. Try to find one with a short ingredients list)
[Dining at Tiffany’s] What tips/resources can you leave readers for living healthier?
[Vic, A Manufacturing Engineer] REMEMBER, the first two weeks will most likely suck. But be patient, because after that your body will start craving real food instead of the junk you’re used to. Also, as an Asian person I ate rice every day for most of my life. I have not wanted to eat rice for over half a year now. I still think it tastes good, just like how I still think bread and pasta tastes good, but my brain never tells me that that’s what I’m craving. It’s a good feeling. Also, don’t try to go 100% paleo at once. Cut things out a few at a time, or you will fail. 



Vic says you should check out these useful websites for Paleo recipes and tips! Mark’s Daily Apple Primal Britain Nom Nom Paleo 

Meet Kristen, A Newlywed 
Kristen is my sister’s husband’s sister. We share a fondness for many of the same things, the cutest of which is our puppy-niece, a mini-schnauzer named Sasha Patricia (reference: #sashapatricia on Instagram).

She would like to introduce herself: “I am a long-time San Diego resident and a big-time foodie poser. I am 27 years old, working full-time as a registered nurse, and this summer, became the wife to the most fun guy I know. I am really into writing; reading about people, travel and food; and I have this on-again, off-again love affair with photography. I admire superbly creative people who live their lives making the world more colorful, or more tasty, or just a more beautiful place overall!”

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[Dining at Tiffany’s] What style of eating do you practice and what does it entail?
[Kristen, A Newlywed] Flexitarian: Almost a vegetarian, but not quite.


[Dining at Tiffany’s]
Why do you practice this style of eating?
[Kristen, A Newlywed] As much as I would love to eat only a plant-based diet, I don’t find myself with enough know-how or time in the kitchen to be committed to one and actually produce meals that I won’t find monotonous. Instead, I eat fish for my main source of protein, and sometimes (very rarely, actually) will eat poultry or beef. My specialty as a nurse is in Intensive Care, and while caring for adults with multiple co-morbidities brought on by their lifestyle choices, I quickly realized that I needed to treat my body better – starting with my food intake. I decided that I would much rather invest my money in real food now, than pay for hospital bills later.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What have been some challenges of this style of eating?
[Kristen, A Newlywed] If I had it my way, I’d eat seafood for all meals! However, now that I’m married and learning more about cooking, I have to be considerate of my non-flexitarian husband whenever I make dinner. But other than that, there really hasn’t been any challenges.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What have been some successes?
[Kristen, A Newlywed] Now, this is going to sound a little horrible because I don’t want to advocate a sedentary lifestyle, but by eating mostly vegetables and seafood, I’ve been able to maintain a healthy weight and frame for my height – without a strict workout plan (although I will ALWAYS say that a 12 hour shift in the hospital is a considerable workout method, in my humble opinion). My husband and I love to go out to eat and I often get asked how I manage to “stay so skinny.” It was never a case of trying to lose weight or “stay skinny.” My body’s ability to maintain its weight is just a side effect to making better food choices.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What #unprocessed foods have you enjoyed while practicing this style of eating?
[Kristen, A Newlywed] Easy. Vegetables! I can’t believe I used to not like vegetables as a child. I almost think this is at the fault of TV sometimes, since vegetables are portrayed as “gross.” Take brussel sprouts, for instance. It has such an unpopular reputation. But really guys, they’re just mini cabbages! And they’re awesome.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What specific products do you recommend?
[Kristen, A Newlywed] Whole fruit and vegetables. Haha, I know that sounds so redundant. But you know how juicing is kind of “in” right now? I mean, I have a juicer and I love it. But juice is still technically a processed food. Nothing will ever beat eating fruits and vegetables in the form in which they came if you want to get the full benefit of what you’re eating.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What tips/resources can you leave readers for living healthier?

[Kristen, A Newlywed] I loved the little book Food Rules by Michael Pollan. It’s a great resource for anyone who is trying to eat healthier since:
1) it’s in list form. Everyone loves a good list. Like this one.
2) it’s ridiculously easy to read. I picked up a few books on nutrition a few months ago and they’re detailed, which I like, but definitely longer. You can breeze through Food Rules in 30 minutes or an hour.
3) it explains, in plain, relatable language, the importance of eating REAL FOOD. Not food-like products.
4) it’s compact and easy to pass along to friends once you’re done. Let’s spread the idea that we were meant to and deserve to eat true food!

Kristen says she’d like you to check out: “My blurby little blog, the New Missus. It’s in its beginning stages, but I hope to review restaurants within San Diego as well as wherever my husband and I end up traveling; include anecdotes on married life; recipes as I try to cook, and whatever else I feel like talking about. :)”

Meet Selina, A Master of Food
I met Selina last year through the Slow Food Urban San Diego – Food Justice committee. Soon after, she became my coworker at the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Then, she moved to New York and we kept in touch, mostly through Instagram. A few hours ago, I used Microsoft Paint to draw an icon of her intending to do the same for all the Dining at Tiffany’s guests. I gave up after this first try as she turned out looking like “an ethnic Daria”:

Here is her self-introduction: “I’m 23! I’m living in New York studying to get an M.A. in Food Studies, which encompasses the academics of the food system and food culture. I’m in my first semester, but so far the program is great. I have always had a love for food and cooking, and during my undergrad realized the potential to study it academically.”

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[Dining at Tiffany’s] What style of eating do you practice and what does it entail?
[Selina, A Master of Food] The Paleo diet believes that the human body functions the best when we eat what our Paleolithic ancestors ate- anything that could be hunted and gathered. It was after the Paleolithic era that humans began to practice agriculture (Neolithic=the beginning of farming), so simply put, grains, dairy, and legumes are not part of the paleo diet, it’s mainly vegetables, animal protein, and sparing fruits and nuts.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] Why do you practice this style of eating?
[Selina, A Master of Food] I used to be a vegetarian, and I never anticipated doing the Paleo diet, but after feeling lazy, bloated, and chubby, I was intrigued when my sister expressed her positive experience with it. I did my research, and it seemed to make sense, besides the fact that I didn’t know if I could commit to meat every day. I am a self proclaimed bread and cheese addict, so I finally decided to try the Paleo for two weeks in attempts to break the habit.


[Dining at Tiffany’s] What have been some challenges of this style of eating?
[Selina, A Master of Food] For me, the biggest challenge is eating out/eating with others. When you cook for yourself at home, it’s easy to prepare dinner for yourself regarding your diet specifications. I normally cook for one, so whatever I’m feeling goes. Eating out is more difficult. Normally the safest thing is a salad with protein, and you normally have to ask to hold the cheese. I’ve been pleasantly surprised though with how many burger places offer lettuce wraps! The hardest part is avoiding the fries.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What have been some successes?
[Selina, A Master of Food] After the two weeks were up I continued on the diet, so that says something. I’ve felt more energetic, happy, and I actually think my cravings have diminished. Cutting out processed flours and major carbohydrates has helped me become accustomed to a life without them, and it’s definitely livable and enjoyable! Although I haven’t been exercising at all, I feel like I’ve lost bloat, and maybe a pound or two (but I don’t own a scale!).

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What #unprocessed foods have you enjoyed while practicing this style of eating?
[Selina, A Master of Food] Everything is unprocessed! I’ve been eating lots of chicken on salads, spaghetti squash with ground turkey and veggie sauce, butternut squash chicken chili, raw almonds, fruit, avocados, and anything I have around. When I make dinner I make sure that I have enough leftovers for lunch the next day, it makes things so easy!
[Dining at Tiffany’s] What specific products do you recommend?
[Selina, A Master of Food] For dessert I eat chopped up strawberries/apples/figs with almond butter, and sometimes a piece of dark chocolate (over 80% is okay I hear, if not, this is my cheat!) Spaghetti squash will be your best friend. You now have an excuse to cook with bacon. Bacon grease is awesome to cook with.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What tips/resources can you leave readers for living healthier?
[Selina, A Master of Food] Start simple and make enough for leftovers! After 2 days I swear you won’t need the bread/grains/flour. Eat meals and snacks, don’t starve yourself and you won’t feel deprived.

As I mentioned, Selina and I worked on volunteer projects together through the Slow Food movement! The Slow Food movement is all about eating Good, Clean, and Fair food. Read more about it here:


Meet Angelica, A Fitspirational Friend
Angelica, 24, is a friend of mine from high school and we like each other a lot, especially on Instagram. She works as a support clerk at Wawanesa Insurance. Her hobbies include working out, Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing), doing makeup, cooking, and travelling. She’s open to new adventures and is constantly trying to find new things to amuse herself! 

Angelica is one of the main reasons that I got off my butt and resumed working out after a many-year hiatus. She posts fantastic pictures of healthy food, along with results from her very disciplined workout regimens. While I try my best to stay original, I really couldn’t help but imitate her style — she is such an inspiration to be fit, or as they say in the Instragram world – she’s a #Fitspiration. :). She and I have a pending date to go hiking sometime. I’m excited. 

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[Dining at Tiffany’s] What style of eating do you practice and what does it entail?

[Angelica, A Fitspirational Friend] Eat Clean/Clean Eating, Carb cycling: When I eat clean, I avoid processed foods as much as possible. I avoid anything white (bread, rice, sugar, etc). When I do eat grains, they’re whole grains like brown rice or quinoa. As far as protein sources, I eat a lot of chicken, fish (mainly tilapia, tuna, or salmon), turkey, and if I do eat red meat (which is about once a week), I try to make it as lean as possible (lean pork tenderloins, filet mignon, bison). Additives are also limited; I no longer use salt but instead use Mrs. Dash, instead of sugar, I use stevia, and in place of regular soy sauce, I use liquid aminos which is much lower in sodium. Other changes I’ve made are using coconut oil (as opposed to olive or vegetable) and drinking almond or soy milk (non dairy). I do take a meal replacement shake almost everyday (Shakeology).

[Dining at Tiffany’s] Why do you practice this style of eating?
[Angelica, A Fitspirational Friend] I’ve been eating clean since April/May earlier this year and though I’ve seen a big change in my body, I’m not seeing the results I want. I work out 5-6 times a week and even with clean eating, there is still stubborn fat that I can’t get rid of. By carb cycling, I can achieve the results I want (burning fat) but still keeping muscle.
[Dining at Tiffany’s] What have been some challenges of this style of eating?

[Angelica, A Fitspirational Friend] No carb days. Carbs are in almost everything we eat so it’s hard to keep my carb intake at the lowest. While it’s hard to keep the carb’s down, it’s also hard trying to get enough protein within a day. Although I’m constantly hungry, sometimes I can’t get myself to eat more protein.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What have been some successes?
[Angelica, A Fitspirational Friend] Better energy levels and a leaner look overall.
[Dining at Tiffany’s] What #unprocessed foods have you enjoyed while practicing this style of eating?
[Angelica, A Fitspirational Friend]  All the veggies! In the words of @Powercakes from Instagram, “Eat a rainbow!” I eat different veggies like kale, spinach, sweet peppers, different types of yam, squash, etc.
[Dining at Tiffany’s] What specific products do you recommend?
[Angelica, A Fitspirational Friend] Broccoli! It’s nutrient dense and has a good amount of protein. I also like mixed nuts as a snack. Garnet or purple yams are also one of my favorite sources of carbs.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What tips/resources can you leave readers for living healthier?
[Angelica, A Fitspirational Friend] Never cold turkey!!! Take baby steps so you give your body the time to adjust to the changes. Having one less coffee or a day without red meat can make a difference. Same goes for the gym; you’re not going to spend an hour and a half at the gym if it’s your first workout in a long time. Listen to your body, go easy when needed, but still push yourself enough to work a good sweat. Also, the scale is not everything. If your looking smaller in the mirror and your clothes are feeling a bit loose, you’re on the right track. Lastly, cheat meals will keep you sane, with moderation of course!

You can follow Angelica on Instragram @whatthegel_sick71: “I’m constantly tracking my progress in my fitness journey and posting the kind of meals I eat (clean and not clean).”

Meet Danny, An Aspiring Personal Trainer 
Danny, 23, is a UC Davis Graduate c/o 2011. He is currently studying to be an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer. Danny likes to play sports and work out during his free time. He also likes trying new food and restaurants, and is always down to try new things!



Danny is also the 4th member of the most successful double date I’ve ever been on. If you must know, his date was my coworker and my date was my significant other, of course! We went to Taco Tuesday at El Camino in Little Italy, SD. Naturally, Danny ordered the healthiest option. 


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[Dining at Tiffany’s] What style of eating do you practice and what does it entail?

[Danny, An Aspiring Personal Trainer] Eat Clean/Clean Eating: Clean eating is pretty much eating foods that are not full of unhealthy fats, sugars, excessive amounts of sodium, preservatives, etc; in other terms, “healthy” foods. Unprocessed foods are healthy because we are able to regulate calories and dictate what goes in our bodies. Many people regulate what they eat based on protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Some clean protein sources are leaner cuts of steak (i.e. flank steak), chicken breast, and fish. For my carbohydrates I stick to brown rice, sweet potatoes, oats, and pretty much anything that is whole grain. Some healthy fats I consume are nuts, peanut butter, olive oil, and anything that is low in saturated fat. Treating my body good means feeding my body good.
[Dining at Tiffany’s] Why do you practice this style of eating?
[Danny, An Aspiring Personal Trainer] I eat clean because it helps me reach my fitness goals. Along with a good workout, clean eating is very effective and promotes a healthy lifestyle. As I and many other fitness fanatics know, “Abs are made in the kitchen” and work around a 80% diet 20% workout regimen.
[Dining at Tiffany’s] What have been some challenges of this style of eating?

[Danny, An Aspiring Personal Trainer] There were many times where I wanted to quit. So many things were going on with friends in college where I was invited to outings and events and had splurged on meals and drinks. Sometimes it was multiple days in a row. I definitely felt horrible the next couple days. Initially it was difficult to change my lifestyle because dining out and socializing was a big part of my life. I also stressed over my progress. The challenges of clean eating is that healthy foods are not always accessible nor desirable at times. It can also be expensive to eat clean and healthy.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What have been some successes?

[Danny, An Aspiring Personal Trainer] I have lost at total of 52lbs over the span of 3 years. This is the healthiest and strongest I have even been. Clean eating has definitely changed my life and has allowed me to do things I have not been able to do before such as long hikes, marathons, and physical sports. The benefits are that I can share my story and help change their lives by promoting a healthy lifestyle, and helping others reach their fitness goals.

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What #unprocessed foods have you enjoyed while practicing this style of eating?

[Danny, An Aspiring Personal Trainer] nuts, fruits and vegetables.


[Dining at Tiffany’s] What specific products do you recommend?

[Danny, An Aspiring Personal Trainer]  spinach, tomatoes, almonds, broccoli, asparagus, leafy greens, all fruits (not canned), oats

[Dining at Tiffany’s] What tips/resources can you leave readers for living healthier?

[Danny, An Aspiring Personal Trainer] Making a salad is easy and convenient. Planning and prepping meals ahead of time is key.


Danny says: “Email me with questions or fitness advice! Follow my fitness journey on Instagram! Email: dannyvhoang@gmail.com || instagram: therealdho || kik: therealdho.”

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Hopefully you found this post helpful in considering the way you eat, especially to take steps toward health and fitness!

Just like my guests have said:

start small
keep your goal in mind
plan ahead
perfection isn’t necessary
eat #unprocessed foods!

Please leave a comment below with your story! Have you tried any of these eating styles? Are you interested in changing the way you eat? What’s your favorite unprocessed food? What questions do you have?

Remember, you can contact/follow my guests, as well!

Raquel, A Gym-Owner: www.thestrongholdsd.com
Vic, A Manufacturing Engineer: Mark’s Daily Apple || Primal Britain || Nom Nom Paleo
Kristen, A Newlywed: thenewmissus.blogspot.com 
Selina, A Master of Food: Slow Food International || Slow Food Urban San Diego
Angelica, A Fitspirational Friend: instagram: @whatthegel_sick71
Danny, An Aspiring Personal Trainer:  dannyvhoang@gmail.com || instagram: therealdho || kik: therealdho.”

With love,

Tiffany

Dining at Tiffany’s

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