A lot of "clean eaters" get pegged as judging others for their food choices. Just like a lot of macro counters get pegged as Pop-Tart addicts. In my case, there's no judging going on. I've researched for years with reading, eating, studying... and I've found food that makes ME feel good (not just psychologically, but physically too). Let me emphasize the fact that I've researched this for ME. I put whole foods in my cupboards because it's what makes ME feel good when I eat it. Because it works for Rachelle doesn't mean it works for you. I share my love for clean eating because that's what I know how to do. It doesn't mean you have to do it. There are a lot of ways to get healthy and even more ways to lose weight. Find what works for you. YAY, you!
I don't care if you have Ding-Dongs in your cupboards. Actually, I might just be a little jealous. ;)
I hear this a lot "Oh you would just die if you saw what was in my pantry!" Would I really die? Probably not. I really wouldn't care at all. You're an adult and you can eat whatever you want. Unless you ask me my opinion and you want me to come and look through your pantry, then I don't really care what you have in there. Maybe you have some candy and cereal? Cool beans.
I am not an eating robot and I truly don't believe that clean eating means that I'm supposed to eat whole foods 100% of the time and therefore be "perfect" in my eating choices. There are foods that are nutrient dense and not nutrient dense. There are foods that are processed and not processed. There are not perfect foods. I do eat a lot of fresh veggies, fruit, meat, eggs, nuts, and seeds. I choose to eat this way because it makes me feel soooo good (think: unicorns and rainbows). But I also eat cheesecake and have a Reese's Peanut Butter Egg that is the size of my head sometimes. It doesn't make me a hypocrite, it makes me a human.
Let me tell you a little story about one of my sweet friends (name has been excluded to protect the guilty- hahaha)! We hadn't seen each other in months and we were meeting at the airport. We saw each other and hugged! I was so excited to see her. Before even saying hello to me, she just said "Don't judge me, but I have Cheez-Its in my carry-on"! This brings me to my last point:
In conclusion, I want you to be healthy. Get there how you want to. I chose clean eating because it works for me. I'll share my clean eating ideas with you because that's what I know about. This doesn't mean I believe it is for everyone. It's not. But it's helped me lose over 100 pounds, cured my acne, eliminated my depression/anxiety, sleep better, and so much more.