The Princess Project: Week 2 of The Eat Clean Diet

The Eat Clean Diet, The Princess Project, how to lose weight, diets that workI’ve been an Eat Clean-vegan all , and am feeling fantastic! I’ve lost three pounds total, so far, and am heading to the beach today…in a bikini!

People tend to think that a vegan diet is super bland and restrictive, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! The Eat Clean Diet already promotes cutting down on dairy (no one ever lost weight on the “eat cheese diet”), avoiding alcohol, and sticking to lean proteins, so veg’ eating fits the bill perfectly!

Read on for some tips on adopting some vegan-ism into your diet and also for the recipe of the quick, delish Eat Clean snack I’m packing in my beach bag !

A vegan diet is one where you refrain from eating any animal products at all. Yes that means no cheese, milk, meat, fish, and eggs. The Eat Clean Diet promotes filling up on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins. As you can see, this is a marriage made in heaven!

It may seem really drastic to forgo your usual slice of pizza, burger, or ice cream, but these things have no place in a healthy diet anyway, right? Another thing that shocked me when I went vegan, was how manufacturers manage to sneak  dairy in to almost everything we eat. Yup, there’s already milk in your cereal, crackers, and even your non-dairy creamer.

For more on how to go vegan, click here. Try to incorporate a vegan or vegetarian day into your week. I love the Meat Free Mondays push that’s been promoted by Paul McCartney and even Mario Batali. You’ll save money, improve your health, and help the environment as well.

Here is a recipe that I made from The Eat Clean Diet Recharged book. It’s a sweet and crunchy snack that’s perfect for your  Meal 2 or Meal 6 munch. It’s ridiculously easy to make (no cooking!) and I am trying not to eat all four servings at once!

Light Waldorf Salad

makes 4 servings

The Eat Clean Diet, clean recipies, the Eat Clean Diet  Light Waldorf Saladfrom The Eat Clean Diet Recharged!

1/2 c. unsweetened, low-fat yogurt (I used soy)

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1 c. diced celery

1 c. diced crisp apples (I used Fuji)

1/2 c. coarsely chopped walnuts

1/2 c. seedless red grapes

1. Combine yogurt and lemon juice. Mix well.

2. Place all salad ingredients in a large serving bowl. Toss with dressing and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Nutritional information per serving:

149 calories; 4g protein; 10g fat; 13g carbohydrates

What I learned this week:

  1. I love eating vegan! I just feel better, have more energy, and enjoy being socially responsible! I’m sure I will cheat and have fish sometime soon, but this is the ultimate in clean eats.
  2. I’ve got the portion size thing down for good.
  3. The weight is coming off. Patience is a virtue!

My Goals for Next Week:

  1. Cooler 1 Plan (gasp!): the ECD gets intense!
  2. Continue being super-woman at the gym.
  3. Lose another 2 lbs (a girl can dream!)

Would you consider going vegetarian one day a week? Let me know, or ask me about vegan eating!

Karin Ruiz, MAS, Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery, The Princess ProjectKarin Ruiz

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8 responses to “The Princess Project: Week 2 of The Eat Clean Diet

  1. Awesome awesome awesome that you’re doing the eat clean diet! I love Tosca Reno and her principles to live by. I haven’t done it to the extreme but I’ve incorporated it somewhat into my life. I’ve noticed that I crave sugar, carbs, and chocolate so much that it’s hard. I’m on South Beach Diet right now to rid myself of my sugar addiction and cravings and then I’ll be better able to eat clean–in addition to having better blood chemistry, etc! All good.

    Anyway, keep up the great work. This blog is beautiful!

    • Thank you for such positive feedback, Alixandra! I am loving The Eat Clean Diet, and I totally agree about the sugar- busting strategy. It’s amazing how much better you feel getting additives out of your food and your body too! Keep reading, and let us know what you’d like to see more of too! Stay FIT and have fun : )

    • Eya

      What you are talking about is a life style cgahne not a diet. Diets are temporary and do not last. Also neither a vegan or vegetarian diets has more weight loss benefits than the other. Weight loss has to do with metabolism, diet, and exercise. Basically you just need to watch how many calories you are taking in daily. Vegetarians and vegans are definitely not always skinny. Although their limited diets consist of foods that are lower in calories they also deprive the body of important nutrients if care is not taken. I suggest becoming a pescatarian (i.e. essentially a vegetarian that eats fish and seafood). Regardless you do not need to become a vegan ect to lose weight. Eat lean meat, plenty of fruits and vegtables, whole grain wheat breads, and drink plenty of water. Just limit your consumption. One should never eat until he/she feels “full”. Also people who eat throughout the day tend to weigh less. Eat small meals ( lunch example: sandwich(bread,meat, maybe cheese/ a yogurt/ and an apple) and eat a small snack in between to prevent hunger (carrots, celery, or a banana). Most people overeat because of prolonged hunger. And finally make sure you get at least 30min. of exercise daily.

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