It’s Time for a Change

Clean Eating - - EDITOR'S LETTER -

After a sum­mer of cook­outs, frozen treats and lazy days on the beach, it’s likely your body can use a hard re­set – I know mine can. Over the course of the sum­mer, I ate clean – and then not-so-clean – in spon­ta­neous spurts. I ex­er­cised… and then didn’t ex­er­cise, with no real con­sis­tency. I didn’t put un­nec­es­sary pres­sure on my­self, though; I needed a break from strict rou­tine. But it’s def­i­nitely time to reignite my mo­ti­va­tion and get in­spired to crank health back up to its full po­ten­tial. And what bet­ter way to do so than with our health­i­est is­sue of the year, The Superfoods Is­sue.

Start by adding the most po­tent superfoods to your daily diet with “The 10 Health­i­est Foods of the Year” on page 40. It’s full of eye-open­ing, sci­ence-backed info. I knew matcha was a nu­tri­tion heavy­weight but was sur­prised to learn to what de­gree. I also fell in love with pow­er­ful and ex­otic dragon fruit while on set shoot­ing this gor­geous fea­ture. On page 68, we ad­dress our read­ers’ num­ber one health con­cern: gut health. So many facets of health can be traced back to the gut, so to support this all-im­por­tant area, not only do we have the eas­i­est DIY fer­ments we’ve ever cre­ated, but Ex­ec­u­tive Ed­i­tor An­drea Gourgy also went into the lab with the most com­mon pro­bi­otic foods to dis­cover which one packs the big­gest pro­bi­otic punch… I think you’ll be sur­prised at the re­sults. Find our “Ul­ti­mate Fer­men­ta­tion Cham­pi­onship” (yep, the UFC for nu­tri­tion nerds) on page 76.

LOOK­ING FOR A BIG­GER CHAL­LENGE?

Know­ing that so many peo­ple crave an en­er­giz­ing re­boot in early fall, we de­cided we’d go big and host our very first guided health chal­lenge, GO CLEAN 45 – a 6-week jour­ney to health and hap­pi­ness led by two ac­claimed in­dus­try ex­perts, award-win­ning reg­is­tered di­eti­tian Kate Gea­gan and life­style coach and hap­pi­ness ex­pert Gil­lian Mandich. Both coaches have been work­ing dili­gently to bring you an in­spi­ra­tional and ed­u­ca­tional chal­lenge that will keep you en­gaged, mo­ti­vated and very likely to suc­ceed. Imag­ine a 45-day chal­lenge led by two in­dus­try pros guid­ing you step-by-step for 6 trans­for­ma­tive weeks of cook­ing classes, en­er­giz­ing meal plans, daily move­ment and mind­ful­ness. The chal­lenge kicks off Oc­to­ber 10, and each week you’ll re­ceive a new meal plan, shop­ping list, an ex­er­cise rou­tine and daily tips on eat­ing clean and green and how to make small, in­cre­men­tal changes that will be­come daily habits to shape your best health. We’ll also have a pri­vate Face­book page for par­tic­i­pants to share in­for­ma­tion, support and mile­stones, and as a bonus, both ex­perts will field ques­tions and share their support along the way. Six weeks is the per­fect amount of time to so­lid­ify new habits and ob­serve some pretty sig­nif­i­cant changes, so we’ll be fea­tur­ing the most mov­ing health trans­for­ma­tions in the March is­sue of Clean Eat­ing. It could mean shak­ing an un­healthy habit, get­ting in bet­ter shape, be­com­ing more pos­i­tive, in­creas­ing your daily en­ergy or los­ing a few pounds. What­ever suc­cess looks like to you, we want to hear all the de­tails of your 45-day trans­for­ma­tion. I re­ally can’t think of a bet­ter way to fin­ish the year out strong and feel amaz­ing head­ing into the hol­i­day sea­son and 2018. I re­ally hope you’ll join us. Sign up to­day at cleaneat­ing.com/goclean45.

Ali­cia Tyler Ed­i­to­rial Direc­tor

Write to us! We’re lis­ten­ing. CEed­i­to­rial@aim­me­dia.com

Nu­tri­tion pioneer and soughtafter di­eti­tian Kate Gea­gan.

Meet Gil­lian Mandich, our chal­lenge life­style coach!

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