30 Days of Motivation #1,  Diet & Nutrition Tips,  Mantras,  Motivational

30 Days of Motivation: Eat Clean, Look Lean

closet eaterI don’t know who we think we are fooling when we think we can get away with eating crappy food, or eating too much food, just because no one sees us. The only person you are really fooling is yourself.

Quit “acting” healthy and BE healthy. If you really want to get results this year, it’s time to be honest with yourself and deal with your food demons. It’s time to clean up your act because your food should look as lean and healthy as you want to look.

Come out of the closet

There are 2 signs someone doesn’t have control of their diet:

1. They workout all the time. Do you know someone who is constantly at the gym, yet still struggling with their weight? Maybe YOU are that person. Does that make you a bad person? No, it just means you are super disciplined with exercise – but it can also mean that you are not disciplined enough with your diet. If you manage your diet better, you could relax a little and not have to workout so much. To get the best results, you should be as disciplined in the kitchen as you are in the gym.

2. They are gaining weight, or not losing weight. You can complain all day long, or tell me all the reasons you are not losing weight, but weight loss comes down to one thing – calories in vs. calories out. And, 9 times out of 10, it’s not what you are doing but what you are eating. A simple fix is counting every calorie you eat for 7 days straight. If you lose weight, then you know you have been eating more than you thought.

This year, get control of your eating – so you can get control over your body.

2013 Eat Clean

Owner of Lift Vero and motivational "pfitness, pfood and pfaith" blogger in Vero Beach, Florida.


  • Violeta

    I started following you 10yrs ago when I started my weight loss journey. Eat less never worked for me, I actually had to eat more to lose weight but I had to eat the right things and get rid of the ultra processed junk and lost almost 100lbs in less than 6mths and kept it off for more than 5yrs. Now after an accident and became disabled still have the same nutrition healthy foods that once helped me lose weight but not nearly like before. I’m still an advocate for proper eating but also know the other side of when the nutrition is there but the body won’t lose weight in the same way anymore. I’m as active as I possibly can be with my walker trying to lose the weight I gained (partial from what was lost, thankfully not all regained) from meds I had to have in the beginning. Most people don’t fall into my category of reason for weight loss not happening and don’t realize how they take it for granted the ability to move their body and eat food that helps fuel them properly. I know if I didn’t fuel my body properly I wouldn’t have lost the weight the first time and definitely wouldn’t have this time. It may have taken much longer and more effort due to my mobility issues but still give my all in re-losing the weight. Thanks for all the motivational quotes that have helped me through the yrs.

    • Bonnie Pfiester

      I know my mom struggled a long time learning how to eat less junk but more good stuff. I would tell her she needed to eat more often but all she could hear was “MORE”. And I would say no, not necessarily “more” but just better choices and more often. When you are eating the right stuff you feel so much fuller because it’s rich in nutrients. And protein pacing is sooo helpful, even for people who are limited with their exercise. And you are SO RIGHT! Food IS fuel! I’m SOOO happy you discovered this and have been successful!! SO AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Jen

    I stumbled across your blog today thanks to a Google search for “motivational quotes clean eating,” and I LOVE this! You have suggested ideas which I’ve already implemented as well as tips that I hadn’t before considered. Most of the time when I do a search like this, I end up reading pages full of “been there, done that” suggestions when I’m looking for something new, something different. That’s exactly what I (finally!) found in your blog. Thank you for a helpful, well-written article in which you are thinking outside the proverbial box. By far, the most motivating, refreshing ideas I’ve read in months, hands down.

  • Irene

    Hard truth! I have struggled with acne most of my life $ my weight fluctuates. I really need to consider that what I put in is because that is what I will get out. Plain as ABC. Hmmmm!

  • Barb Snodgrass

    Wow, this really hit home for me. Most of the time I eat healthy, but too much. Eating healthy doesn’t help if I continue to not control my portions.

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