This is the week of contests and it continues with special guest blogger, The Athletarian, aka Christina. She is a proud supporter of The Eat-Clean Diet and she certainly spreads the word on her awesome blog. Today we'll be joining forces to giveaway 3 Eat-Clean Diet books. Woohooo! All you have to do is visit her blog for the details. In the meantime, read on while The Athletarian shares her story with us. It might just be what you need to get moving today...
Hi! My name is Christina and I'm the girl behind The Athletarian, a blog which documents my health and fitness journey. I am often asked how many calories I eat and what my diet is like. My answers to those questions two years ago would have been very different to how I would respond today.
Reading nutritional labels and obsessing over the number I saw on the scale used to feel like a part-time job for me. I was into fat-free and low-calorie foods, as well as diet fads and calorie restriction. I didn’t care what my food was made of, as long as the nutritional stats met my so-called needs. I counted every morsel of food that I put into my mouth, ensuring that it didn’t exceed what I thought was “normal” for me. I wasn’t healthy, and it took me a long time to realize that.
I spent countless hours in book stores trying to educate myself on healthy lifestyles and then one day it hit me. Tosca’s original book, The Eat-Clean Diet, was staring me right in the face. I started to read it and everything just made sense. I became hooked and changed my perspective on healthy eating immediately. My focus shifted from calorie counting to eating wholesome and quality foods. The Eat-Clean Diet is not a diet. I know you’ve heard it numerous times and I’ll say it again. It’s a lifestyle. If you want to look and feel your best, ditch the obsession with calories and hide your scale. If you are eating a diet made up of lean proteins, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates, you will not have to worry about the numbers.
The principles of The Eat-Clean Diet changed my life. I am healthier, stronger, and more aware than ever before. Food is no longer my enemy, but rather the fuel and energy that keeps me going one beautiful day at a time!
Feel free to follow me on my blog, Facebook, and Twitter for inspiration, motivation, and clean recipes! And don't forget to stop by today for the chance to win 1 of 3 Eat-Clean Diet books!