Monday, August 17, 2009

My one regret

The only regret I have since starting to eat clean is that I never took "before" pictures. If I had any idea how drastically my shape would have changed just from what I started putting in my mouth, I'd have had the camera out on the very first day. Are you new to clean eating? Take some pics! I've taken measurements here and there, but nothing compares to seeing your old body vs. your new body side-by-side.

My pants size has decreased and I'm gaining definition in my abs. I think my jawline and chin are less fluffy than they were a few months ago. My profile seems narrower. But when you look at yourself in the mirror day after day, these changes can be difficult to notice. Having a "before" picture to remind myself how far I've come in such a short time would be nice. I'm at an all-time healthy low weight and have never felt better, but some days I still feel like my old flubby chubby self.

Get out your bathing suit and camera and snap a few head-on, full-body "before" pics this week. Updating your photos every few weeks, whether or not you see a drop on the scale, will give you a visible grasp on your clean-eating progress. Nobody has to see them unless you want them to. Friends and family will be able to see your changes for themselves, trust me!


  1. It really is amazing what a difference "eating" can make.

  2. I am loving your blog. Just found it. I am in love with clean eating since I went to Colombia to visit my husband's cousin. We were eating non-stop, but everything was fresh and home-made. No preservatives. I was shocked to come home to be two pounds down from when we left! Count me in, and the cooking is so fun with all of the fresh ingredients. I just subscribed to Clean Eating magazine as well! Woo-hoo!