How To Lose Weight Without Counting Calories, macros or Weighing Your Food!

How To Lose Weight Without Counting Calories, macros or Weighing Your Food!

Have you tried counting calories, macros, weighing your food?

Did you stick with it?  We know we can’t, so we have designed a foolproof way to take the guesswork out.  We are always exploring new methods, testing them to see if the science is real and if it’s really sustainable.  Here is what we’ve learned.

It has to be REAL.  Your body knows what to do with real sugar, real cream, real butter.  We can’t trick our bodies or out exercise fake food. It’s amazing how every system talks to each other.  Why not give it the right signal?

Let’s erase the idea that the food label always tells the truth.  If it says 10 grams of fat would you eat it?, NO WAY right? Well what kind of fat? What is the serving? What are the sugars?  Where do the sugars come from, where does the fat come from?

Let’s start fresh!

GOOD FAT BURNS FAT, truth!  The science proves it and we’ve tested it.  Just this year I (Caren) added in more fat and guess what….I got a bit leaner because  it’s the truth. Yes there is such thing as too much good fat but at Clean Cut we balance it for you and take out the guesswork. Good fat mixed with processed foods doesn’t work. Just because some of the time you are good doesn’t erase the choices that are bad. It’s about being consistent. Consistency is key.

Once you can trust that the real deal is best for you the closer you are to cleaning out your systems and making your body work like the machine it was meant to be.

Ask yourself the question below…

What kind of mayo or coffee creamer do you have in your fridge?  If is says light or fat free replace it with REAL mayo (olive oil mayo is also great) or all natural vanilla creamer (yes it has sugar but like we said your body can process real sugar).  Before you throw out the light version compare the nutrition labels of both. Look at the entire label. The calories, fat, sugar. Now look at the ingredients. Which one has a longer list, which one do you understand everything that is listed (or mostly everything).  Here is a nugget or pivot to live by… If you can’t understand it neither can your body. Just because it says it has less calories and less sugar doesn’t mean once it’s inside your body it reacts that way. ANYTHING that is FOREIGN to your system will be and we mean will be STORED AS FAT.  Our bodies know what to do with real food, even real sugar so your tip this week (PIVOT) keep it real!

Now do you think Clean Cut is the new lifestyle for you?  Real food is just that simple and just that good…

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A Green Juice A Day Can Aid In Keeping The Doctor Away

A Green Juice A Day Can Aid In Keeping The Doctor Away

Can a green juice a day keep…away?

Is it another craze or another Clean Cut tool?

After research and having some of our members test it out it seems when adding in the right kind of green juice daily you are increasing your daily potassium up to 36% and your vitamin A up to 20% which aids in weight loss, increases energy, creates better blood flow, helps the body use insulin correctly, helps boost the immune system and supports eye and brain function.

So what is the right kind of green juice?

 

Photo Credit: Lara Robby Photography

Photo Credit: Lara Robby Photography

NATURAL, NO ADDED   SUGAR or SODIUM

You may see the cold pressed version in any health store or even at Trader Joe’s.  When you see the settlement at the bottom of the bottle you have the real stuff. Always read the ingredients.  It should look something like, Cucumber, Kale, Celery, green apple (it’s Ok!), lemon and maybe ginger and other spices like turmeric.

When making it yourself or at the counter of a health store you have full control over what goes in it.  The greener the better, maybe ½ the green apple (just to save some of the sugar grams for later) you can also add in ¼ of an avocado to thicken it up and add some of the GOOD FAT (making this juice even more powerful)

It’s almost impossible to eat the amount of daily greens needed each day.  This power packed juice helps get you there, flooding you body with amazing vitamins and mineral.

 

This green juice below is a great starter juice.  Get creative and add this Clean Cut Tool to your daily regime.  You can use an emulsion blender like a Vitamix or Ninja to emulsify the ingredients.  Then add water to your desired consistency.

  • A HUGE handful of kale or spinach
  • Romaine (when cleared by the government for sure)
  • 3-4 celery sticks
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Thumb full of fresh ginger
  • ¼ of an avocado
  • Parsley (optional)
  • ½ green apple (optional)
Use it to start you day or as a filler throughout,  However you get it in, IT WORKS!
6 Tips For A Guilt Free Thanksgiving

6 Tips For A Guilt Free Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving From Clean Cut!  

Thanksgiving kicks off the start of the holiday season.  Eating, drinking, parties, shopping, more eating, skipping workouts, etc.  You know the drill.  This time of year that is about sharing, caring and love sometimes can turn into a stressful mess!  But how can we manage it, keep the weight off and enjoy our cheats?!

The Clean Cut Way! This week we are going to guide you through Thanksgiving!  Having your feast and balancing it out.

  • Intermittent fast the morning of Thanksgiving
  • Drink water before during and after, and bring a healthy side dish
  • Do not graze all day.  Create a plate and commit to it.  Then take a pause.  Do you really need that second or third helping?
  • Make it about the company.  instead of a 3rd helping of mashed potatoes, step away and listen to Uncle Al’s war stories.  Enjoy the family moments
  • Be ready for Friday.  Have a plan and be prepped to eat clean
  • Schedule a workout for Friday. Get your SWEAT on!

Simple ways to balance your day and move forward!  The Clean Cut Way.

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Sweet Summer Clean Cut Grilled Peaches

Sweet Summer Clean Cut Grilled Peaches

Summers not over and in NJ its peach picking season!!

My kids and I picked 3 big bags of peaches yesterday and its time to grab one and go, but grill, mash, chop and add to salads!  Yum!  My sweet treat today will be grilled peaches with some greek yogurt!

Recipe below!

Did you know there are many health benefits of the peach!  Studies have shown peaches to help cancer, obesity, cholesterol, blood disorders, eye care,skin care, and also maintain healthy bones, teeth and nervous systems!  TONS of antioxidants (We LOVE that!) are in a peach, so start picking and enjoy this summer fruit!!

Sweet Summer Clean Grilled Peaches
  • 1 large peach
  • 1/4 C 4% greek yogurt plain
  • cinnamon to taste
  • honey to taste (optional)
  1. Grill the peaches on low until soft and you see grill marks with a little caramelization, about 2-4 minutes on each side.
  2. Mix up yogurt and cinnamon
  3. Drizzle a small amount of honey on the peaches to taste (optional)
  4. ENJOY this sweet treat!!
It’s Garden week At Clean Cut, Try This Fresh Cucumber Salad For A Refreshing Treat

It’s Garden week At Clean Cut, Try This Fresh Cucumber Salad For A Refreshing Treat

Its garden time!! August is where you begin to reap the benefits of your home garden!  All that work, watering, weeding and talking to those babies…yup all worth it when you pick that fresh organic produce.

This is my Dad.  He may have one of the best home gardens in the state.  With a whole lot of TLC over the years and a lot of failed and successful attempts, he has it down to a science.  He drops me bags of herbs, veggies and green goodness, but sometimes its hard to find something fresh to do with it!

TODAY, lets focus on this amazing CUCUMBER!!!

  • HIGH IN NUTRIENTS: Vitamin C, K Magnesium and Potassium to name a few
  • HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
  • PROMOTES HYDRATION: 96% H2O
  • MAY AID IN WEIGHT LOSS: Flavorful and LOW calorie
  • MAY LOWER BLOOD SUGAR

So eat up and enjoy this summer Clean Cut Cucumber Salad, we sure will!

Clean Cut Cucumber Dill Salad

  • 4 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced (or 1 big one like this pic! Estimate)
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup 4% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Add Greek yogurt, dill and apple cider vinegar to a bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Add in cucumbers and red onion to the bowl and fold everything together until well combined and the dressing has coated the cucumbers.
  3. Cover and refrigerate.  Marinate a few hours and enjoy!

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