I am committed to eating healthy, but I'm not sure if I can eat 100 percent clean. I am still calorie counting and trying to avoid processed food. I am not really following IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) or clean eating 100 percent and am still undecided which is the best for me.
I recently saw a video on Facebook about the "Beyond Diet". The creator is a nutritionist and she tells her clients to not count calories, but instead avoid processed foods, artificial sweeteners, etc. The eating plans she gives her clients is around 2000 calories and they still lose weight pretty quickly on this plan (or so she says). According to her, your metabolism will improve if you cut out all processed food, chemicals, artificial sweetens and excessive carbohydrates and that is how her clients lose weight so fast. I thought about incorporating this type of eating, but then I realized I am pretty much doing this with an indulgence or two per week.
I do have a few items in my house that are a little questionable such as the flavored instant Quaker oatmeal. I bought a huge box of it from Costco and I don't want to throw it away. I looked at the ingredient list and it does have a few that are hard to pronounce which is supposed to be a big no-no. However, it only has 12 grams of sugar per packet which isn't too bad. Maybe I will just finish the box and then after that I will make my own oatmeal.
Overall, I have been eating better, so now I just have to be more consistent with exercising.