If you’re confused about clean eating, you’re not alone. In the last few years, the #cleaneating movement has brought lots of interpretations of what clean eating is.
While there’s no universally accepted definition of clean eating, and the description itself conjures up right vs. wrong, or clean vs. dirty, people are as confused as ever. (Does dairy count? What about meat? And do you have to avoid gluten to eat clean? Is ice clean?)
Fitness Republic asked me to clear up some clean eating confusion and lay down some sensible ground rules:
You don’t need to eat paleo to eat clean.
You don’t need to be a raw vegan to eat clean.
You don’t need to eat low-carb to eat clean.
The bottom line is that no matter what ‘diet’ you follow, you can still eat clean. That is to say that the principles of clean eating can be applied to the way you eat, whether you’re vegan or vegetarian, paleo, an intermittent faster, low-carb, or a proponent of the 100-mile diet.