Amy Barnes went from 490 to 150 lbs. Hear what she thinks is the most important thing on a weight-loss plan.
Also take note of Tosca Reno's "Eat Clean" Principles:
-Eat more -- eat 6 small meals each day.
-Eat breakfast every day, within an hour of rising.
-Eat a combination of lean protein and complex carbohydrates at each meal.
-Eat sufficient (2-3) healthy fats every day.
-Drink 2-3 liters of water each day.
-Carry a cooler packed with Clean foods each day.
-Depend on fresh fruits and vegetables for fiber, vitamins, nutrients and enzymes.
-Adhere to proper portion sizes.
What to Avoid:
-Avoid all over-processed foods, particularly white flour and sugar.
-Avoid chemically charged foods.
-Avoid foods containing preservatives.
-Avoid artificial sugars.
-Avoid artificial (foods such as processed cheese slices).
-Avoid saturated and trans fats.
-Avoid sugar-loaded beverages, including colas and juices.
-Avoid (or do your best to limit) alcohol intake.
-Avoid all calorie-dense foods containing little or no nutritional value. I call these anti-foods.
-Avoid super-sizing your meals.