Eat-Clean Diet

ImageIt is time to leave the clean plate club, and join the eat-clean crew. Tosca Reno is the brains behind the Eat-Clean Diet, a deprivation-free diet that adds energy, improves skin and hair health and contributes to the loss of weight. Her promise, like many diets on the market, is rapid loss that lasts forever, which is coincidentally the subtitle of her Eat-Clean Diet book.

Among Tosca's assertions is the necessity to eat six meals a day, drink plenty of water, stay away from sugar and high-fat foods and eat the foods God gave us versus man-made foods (i.e. processed foods).

It is important to first realize what clean foods are -- fresh, whole and unprocessed foods. By avoiding foods high in fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils and additives, dieters improve their nutrition and their health.

The low-calorie plan features recipes such as brown rice breakfast burritos, veggie soup with pesto, turkey meatloaf, Havana salad and much more.

Prepare to forget everything you know about the basic food groups -- with Tosca's plan the three food groups with protein, carbohydrates and fats. She calls for eating five to seven meals.