As a registered dietitian, I want to address a topic that’s been bothering me for some time already, both within and outside of the vegan community.
That’s how we view our diet and the labels we use for the foods we choose to eat or not eat.
I find the use of words such as “clean eating” or “cheat meals” especially troubling. Unfortunately, they are very prevalent, from the youtube videos I watch to the locker room chats I overhear in the CrossFit box I train in.
This article addresses the repercussions that using these terms can have on your physical and mental health. It also offers a few suggestions to help you start viewing foods in a different, perhaps more beneficial way.[Read more…] about The Problem with Clean Eating – A Dietitian’s Perspective