Clean Eating or Just a Healthy Lifestyle?

I recently read through a ‘What Is Clean Eating’ article by Clean Eating Magazine and felt the need to delve into it a bit further. So prepare yourself with snippets from the article.




As I was reading through the article I felt myself nodding, although nothing was overly surprising to me. This is when I came to question, is ‘clean eating’ really just a healthy lifestyle?



Take for example these few points:

  • Drink lots of water
  • Portion sizes
  • Eating often enough
  • Have healthy fats
  • Enjoy your food

Actually all 16 points, bar a few here and there are basically what I’d categorise as plain old healthy living.

And while it does say to ‘avoid processed and refined foods’ it doesn’t say to completely eliminate it. You know I’m a moderation & balance gal through and through, so that is a-okay with me.

I don’t know what I expected though. I guess with each diet phenomenon, I approach with caution expecting extreme or unmanageable-in-the-long-run methods.

But this wasn’t the case.

And it’s actually a little comforting in the fact that there is some rational ‘diets’ (so to speak) out there. But that may be a bit ironic because I guess if they were rational then they wouldn’t be diets now would they?



I’d say my healthy lifestyle could definitely be referred to as Clean Eating. Ps. Hell Yeah to the picture above!

Have we just made Clean Eating another label to for good old-fashioned Healthy Eating?

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  1. Jess says:

    I definitely try to follow a clean eating type diet. I think it’s sort of a common sense “diet” if you ask me. Ya know what I mean?
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    • BekatCrave says:

      That’s so true- couldn’t have said it better. Definitely common sense, nothing extreme or irrational. Exactly the way I like (and want) it.

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  3. I agree, we eat cleanly most of the time. Of course when you eat out, you know that there is a lot of butter and oil in it but if you don’t finish everything, then that is better.
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