You either fall into the “I eat to live” or “I live to eat” category. There have been times in my life when I have been one or the other, or have found myself somewhere in between. Still, as someone who wholeheartedly enjoys the experience of eating, allowing myself to run on my “default” diet setting could potentially be problematic. I have the common sense to avoid eating McDonald’s for every meal (as I’m sure you do as well), but it’s tricky to obtain the proper, optimal nutrients when juggling a busy schedule filled with business lunches, foodie experiences with friends, and late night cravings.
I have currently adopted a predominantly vegetarian lifestyle, with sprinklings of seafood and occasional periods of pure veganism. Yes, I do live in Los Angeles, and I know that our healthy, organic, and holier-than-thou culture offers many more options for those contemplating a similar diet. However, I have some tips that can help you develop (and stick with) a clean-eating plan no matter where you are. Check out this page for recipes, sample meal plans, grocery shopping do’s and dont’s, and much more!