Beaumont Cooking Demonstrations: Clean Eating

What is Clean Eating?

Clean eating is defined as consuming whole, natural foods that haven’t been processed. It is a lifestyle, not a diet.


Those who choose to eat clean may experience weight loss, increased energy levels, reduced disease risk, shinier hair, clearer skin, and an improved mental state.

Simple Guidelines for Success

  1. Eat small frequent meals 5–6 times per day to level blood sugar and prevent hunger.
  2. Include lean protein, complex carbohydrates and heart healthy fats in each meal choice.
  3. Avoid processed and/or refined foods (e.g., sugar, baked goods, candy, white flour, white rice, etc.).
  4. Avoid trans fats.
  5. Avoid sodas, high calorie juices and other drinks that give your body no nutritional value and lots of unnecessary (unwanted) calories.
  6. Avoid high calorie, non-nutritious foods like junk food.
  7. Drink at least 8 cups of water per day.
  8. Eat lots of plants. Eat food that is straight from nature (“as close to the way nature made it as possible”).
  9. Read nutrition labels for nutrition information and ingredients. If you can’t pronounce it, you probably shouldn’t put it in your body.

A Live Cooking Demonstration

The demonstration menu includes a kale and potato hash with poached egg topper, a Tuscan tuna melt, a chipotle chicken taco salad, and mocha banana ice cream.

  • When: May 13, 2014 from 6–7 p.m.
  • Where: The Beaumont Health Center, Royal Oak Demonstration Kitchen at 4949 Coolidge Hwy, Royal Oak, MI 48073.
  • How to Register: Sign up online or call (800) 633-7377.

– Mary Ligotti-Hitch, R.D., a registered dietitian with the Beaumont Health Center’s Weight Control Center

1 Response to “Beaumont Cooking Demonstrations: Clean Eating”

  1. 1 Anonymous May 1, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I am very interested in this class. Thank you for posting! 🙂

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