(Contrary to Homer Simpson you can make friends with Salad...and live longer to enjoy them)
Some of you may be wondering what I mean when I say eating clean? What I am referring to is eating carbohydrates with a low-glycemic index...such as vegetables and fruit. We refer to these as "good carbs". Bad Carbs are those with a high glycemic index such as bread, rice etc. Eating a lot of carbs with a high glycemic index along with sugar and lack of exercise can lead to Hyperinsulinea. Google hyperinsulinea ...what do you find as related diseases? Obesity, coronary heart disease, cancer, diabetes etc These are very common in both Canada and the US right now...why do you think that is?
Try cutting out the bad carbs....instead fill about a third of your plate with meant and the other two thirds, pile with fresh vegetables and fruit. Toss in some good fat such as nuts and seeds. For breakfast, avoid the orange juice, have some eggs with vege's, fruit and water. Coffee is good just avoid the sugar.
This is a very simple and basic explanation of eating clean...(feel free to add more in comments if you like). Anyone really intrigued that wants more information...there is lots available. For starters you can check out Robb Wolf's blog. His blog will give you basic information on how to eat clean and go into more complex information involving disease prevention, fasting and other juicy topics.
A quick guideline: shop the perimeter of the grocery store. Eat meats and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no Sugar.
Not only will you feel better, look better and perform better but you will live longer. So ditch the sandwich and have a salad.