Gotta' love guest bloggers! And today we have a fresh & eager personal trainer, Andie the Fit Geek. She's a true Eat-Clean Diet proponent who walks the walk and talks the talk for her Toronto-based clientele. Andie has shared her story here with us today and has also generously offered to giveaway a package of 3 personal training sessions. How do you win? This offer is limited to Toronto proper readers. Please comment below with the reason why you need a personal trainer. Good luck!
Take it away Andie...
|Here's Andie strutting her stuff on Sugar Beach in Toronto. |
Photo Credit: Kelsey-Lynn Corradetti
As a competitive figure skater and kinesiology student I was always active but still struggled with my weight. I was sweating buckets at the gym but I knew without a change in my kitchen habits, my life would be heading in a very scary direction. With this realization, I discovered clean eating. I made changes in my nutritional habits, substituting healthy balanced meals in place of processed foods.
I also discovered my passion for healthy living and I eagerly shared this with others. It wasn’t long before this translated into a career as a personal trainer and health and fitness writer. The Eat-Clean Diet has helped me inspire my clients to lead healthier lifestyles.
Many express the same concerns when it comes to cleaning up their habits in the kitchen. Let me help debunk these myths.
“It costs too much”
One of the first things I noticed when I started eating clean was that my grocery bills actually decreased. While fruits and veggies seem like a budget breaker at first, they actually go further than any pre-packaged meal.
“It’s time consuming”
As a trainer and skating coach I spend many meals away from home. This could easily result in fast food dinners 5 nights a week, but luckily I have a great time saving tip. Leftovers! I make double or triple the servings on the nights I do have time to make dinner. Storing pre-portioned meals in Tupperware containers makes packing lunches and dinners on-the-go quick and easy.
“Healthy food tastes bland”
And as for bland? I dare you to try any recipe in the Eat-Clean Diet cookbooks and tell me it’s tasteless.
By Eating Clean you make healthy choices a part of your lifestyle. It is sustainable! That is why it works for me and why my clients are continuing to achieve goals of their own.
For more tips on leading a healthier lifestyle check out my blog, follow me on Twitter or on my Facebook page.