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What Time Is It? Clean Eating Boot Camp Time!

by Erika Nicole Kendall

That’s right. To start the new year off, I’m going to host a boot camp to help people better understand what life is like as a clean eater.

Every few days, we’re going to add a new “rule” to the mix, as well as preparing ourselves for an upcoming change. Things like “ditching the cereal” might be an easier fix that “no more fast food,” especially if you’re one of those people who eats fast food simply because “you don’t have time for anything else.” I’m sensitive to that, but I’m also mindful of the fact that you, sometimes, have to make changes. Growth doesn’t happen without change.

That being said, here’s the first rule for the boot camp: before you go to drink any juice or soft drink, vow to drink two cups – that’s 16 ounces – of water first. If, after 16oz. of water, you still want the sugary drink, then go for it. But you must always drink the two cups of water, first.

Got it? Who’s in?

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113 comments

Cassandra January 2, 2012 - 11:45 AM

Count me in. I am ready to change my eating patterns to clean eating. and just this morning, I began yoga. Found a video on the You.Tube for beginners.

Alicia January 2, 2012 - 5:05 PM

Where can I find that video???

elvira January 2, 2012 - 11:55 AM

I’m in!

Chene January 2, 2012 - 12:01 PM

I’m in!

shantay January 2, 2012 - 12:10 PM

I’m.in!!! Yay

diamondchildxx January 2, 2012 - 12:15 PM

I’m in!

Jubilance January 2, 2012 - 12:26 PM

I’m in, I need something to help me get back on my Primal grind.

zakneka January 2, 2012 - 12:27 PM

I’m in

Fatimah January 2, 2012 - 12:27 PM

I’m in!

ErinT January 2, 2012 - 12:35 PM

I’m in!

Yasluvsme1 January 2, 2012 - 12:44 PM

*Hand raised* I’m in

GoldenLadyP January 2, 2012 - 12:45 PM

I’m so in need of some cleaning eating 🙂 Count me in!

Kayta January 2, 2012 - 12:54 PM

I’m in!

Gloria January 2, 2012 - 12:57 PM

Count me in.

Tameeka January 2, 2012 - 12:57 PM

I’m in.

Tamara January 2, 2012 - 1:09 PM

I’m in!

mon January 2, 2012 - 1:31 PM

I’m in!

Roxann January 2, 2012 - 1:33 PM

I’m IN!!

Janisey January 2, 2012 - 1:54 PM

I’m interested!

Estella Moseley January 2, 2012 - 2:24 PM

I’m in!!!!

T.R. January 2, 2012 - 2:30 PM

Count me in also. Was hoping you’d doing something like this to jump start us. :O) Happy New Year to everyone and to BGG2WL.

Tanya January 2, 2012 - 2:41 PM

I am in as well!!!

Stephanie January 2, 2012 - 2:50 PM

Count me in! I am excited to start after all the holiday over indulgences.

Erica January 2, 2012 - 3:40 PM

I’ve been eating clean for 5 years now but I am always looking for new ways to step up my game. Bring it!

lauren January 2, 2012 - 3:50 PM

Im in!!

lauren January 2, 2012 - 3:50 PM

Im IN!

Desi January 2, 2012 - 4:00 PM

Just what I was looking for…..be kind to us new “Recruits”

Tiffany January 2, 2012 - 4:18 PM

I’m in. This is just what I need to get myself on track.

Leah January 2, 2012 - 4:25 PM

I’m in!!!

Starry January 2, 2012 - 4:34 PM

I’m in, I’m in!

Lexy January 2, 2012 - 4:35 PM

I’m In! 🙂

Kelly January 2, 2012 - 4:40 PM

I’m in!

naturallioness January 2, 2012 - 4:42 PM

I am definately in!

Angelique January 2, 2012 - 5:02 PM

Count me in…plus 1!

Alicia January 2, 2012 - 5:02 PM

I’m in

poitreenmoshun January 2, 2012 - 5:07 PM

i’m in 🙂

poitreenmoshun January 2, 2012 - 5:09 PM

Wait….this doesn’t include wine, right? Oh ok (._. )

Jennifer January 2, 2012 - 5:17 PM

I’m in

Charity January 2, 2012 - 5:25 PM

I’m all in!

Alisha January 2, 2012 - 6:01 PM

I’m in!

Fallon January 2, 2012 - 6:26 PM

I am in!

Sweetface January 2, 2012 - 6:51 PM

Im definitely in!!!

Shelly January 2, 2012 - 8:11 PM

I’m not exactly sure what clean eating is (clearly I haven’t been paying attention in class) but I don’t want to put junk in my body anymore….so I’m in.

Maureen January 2, 2012 - 8:12 PM

I’m in too!!

Aliya January 2, 2012 - 8:56 PM

I am so IN!!! My birthday is tomorrow and I’m ready to give myself a gift that will truly benefit me. I thank you for all that you do…

thierry January 2, 2012 - 9:41 PM

im in!

Tiffany January 2, 2012 - 10:01 PM

I’m in!!

1beautifullymade January 2, 2012 - 10:41 PM

IIIIII WAS WAITING FOR THIS..I AM IN.

g January 2, 2012 - 11:02 PM

Im in

~Karm January 2, 2012 - 11:37 PM

I’m so in!

divasnimbus January 2, 2012 - 11:41 PM

I’m in!

Daniellein313 January 3, 2012 - 12:32 AM

I’m in!

Crystal January 3, 2012 - 1:16 AM

I’m in!

monique January 3, 2012 - 2:22 AM

Im in!!

sanssel January 3, 2012 - 3:41 AM

Count me in…(Camelbak Groove in hand)

Janene January 3, 2012 - 4:05 AM

I’m in!!

Crystal January 3, 2012 - 7:06 AM

This boot camp is just what I need! Count me in!

LaDonna January 3, 2012 - 10:05 AM

I’d like to try

Myisha January 3, 2012 - 10:19 AM

I’m in it to win it. I’ve played around with eating clean but I’m ready to really do this. So excited! Thanks Erika!

Patti January 3, 2012 - 11:30 AM

Thanks Erika, Happy New Year to all. Count me in

Tosha January 3, 2012 - 11:32 AM

I am in!!

Shawndra January 3, 2012 - 11:33 AM

I’m in!

Renee January 3, 2012 - 12:21 PM

I’m in ! Let’s do this ladies. One day at a time.

Dorcas January 3, 2012 - 1:07 PM

I’m in. So excited!!

Tracie G., The Brown Skin Lady January 3, 2012 - 1:13 PM

Thanks for doing this; I’m in! :oD

Tia January 3, 2012 - 6:21 PM

Im late replying but im in!!!!! Im been here lurking & learning and now im participating 🙂

Sarah January 3, 2012 - 8:09 PM

I’m in! I will drop and give you twenty!

simply mocha January 3, 2012 - 8:52 PM

Im in!

Vanessa January 3, 2012 - 11:22 PM

Let’s do this! What a great idea.

cjbrownsc January 4, 2012 - 12:22 AM

Hi Erika!

I’m in!

Elle Jaye January 4, 2012 - 12:58 AM

I’m in it to win it!!! Let’s go!

Ronnette Phoenix January 4, 2012 - 11:20 AM

I am in!!

Miss MM January 4, 2012 - 1:28 PM

I’m all the way in.

Fatima January 4, 2012 - 5:08 PM

I’m in! But I love my cereals and I can’t eat fast food anymore…body rejects it.

SimplybeautifulKrystle January 4, 2012 - 8:28 PM

I am in

Atiya January 5, 2012 - 5:09 AM

I’ve dabbled in clean eating for short periods but never really committed to it. I am ready to make the commitment to Self-FINALLY! thanks Erica

Diva (in Demand) January 7, 2012 - 12:29 AM

I’m definitely in!

Rachel January 7, 2012 - 12:30 PM

I am IN #determined

Porsha January 9, 2012 - 1:50 PM

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!! I was at work(working) and saw a link to your story on Netscape. I click on your link and read your story and then went to your website. I have been browsing around the site and reading for 3 hours now( better get back to work right). Well its addictive to say the least . The information you have provided is AWESOME !
I try to run/walk three miles a day . I am not Consistent with Diet and Exercise . I have two childen whom are reaching pre teen ages and have been struggling with my weight after birthing the second child. I am starting CLEAN EATING today!!!! Thank you Erika.

Amy January 9, 2012 - 4:10 PM

I am late but I am in. I just found you’re blog today and I just have to do something to change my eating habits. I sometimes simply don’t want water. What do I do in those situations.

Terri January 9, 2012 - 5:15 PM

I’m game!

Viola January 9, 2012 - 5:59 PM

I’m in!!! Grandmother just diagnosed w breast cancer, IF I can prevent any illnesses and become sexxified in the process by changing what I ingest…Then, by all means, let’s do this… 🙂

Stephanie January 9, 2012 - 6:49 PM

I’m in.

latayia January 9, 2012 - 8:04 PM

I’m in!!

Ursula January 9, 2012 - 9:17 PM

I’m all in !!! Just had a girlfriends weekend in the mountains did my dirt now I’m ready to get my act together. So thank you for bootcamp too start 2012 off right

Angela January 10, 2012 - 10:44 PM

This seems a great way to start the new year. I’m in.

Breeona January 11, 2012 - 12:00 PM

I’m in!

AlvaB January 12, 2012 - 6:15 PM

I’m in!

Donna January 12, 2012 - 6:23 PM

I am in, Erika!!!

Lethal Astronaut January 12, 2012 - 9:30 PM

I’m in!

Alison March 6, 2012 - 1:25 PM

Count me in … I definetly want to add Clean Eating to the 2012 plan,

kendra March 6, 2012 - 3:19 PM

im in!!!:}

Kandi March 7, 2012 - 4:25 PM

I’m in. of course! I already start!

CJ March 20, 2012 - 6:09 AM

I’m totally in

EccentricCreations March 24, 2012 - 10:13 AM

I am definitely in

Denise May 16, 2012 - 9:40 AM

Am in!

Alison May 16, 2012 - 1:56 PM

I am in …

Echo May 16, 2012 - 2:31 PM

I’m *so* in!

Moni May 16, 2012 - 4:56 PM

Tag me in!!

Nia May 17, 2012 - 12:06 PM

Count me in.

Jasmine May 17, 2012 - 1:06 PM

I’m in! I will do this for my Simply Lemonade!

Naffy May 17, 2012 - 2:20 PM

Cool beans!

Feliciamichelle May 17, 2012 - 3:26 PM

Me too!

toni martin May 23, 2012 - 10:03 PM

I’m in.

Ash June 3, 2012 - 6:13 PM

I’m in!

Terri June 15, 2012 - 4:34 AM

I’m in

Christelle August 11, 2012 - 12:58 PM

I’m definitely in!

olayinka April 19, 2013 - 8:23 AM

am in oooooo

Angela April 20, 2013 - 8:29 PM

I’m in. Thanks. I need this.

rainy April 21, 2013 - 2:05 PM

I am in

KarenR April 23, 2013 - 1:59 PM

Thanks for doing this.

I’m late…but I’m in.

Kami January 20, 2015 - 11:22 AM

I am in!!!

Samira Junaid June 6, 2016 - 10:48 PM

I’m in too! My God, Erika! Where have you and your website been all these years! Everything I’ve read on your website so far (in the half hour) rings SO true to my ears. If I could, I would hug you. And tears would flow. I’ve signed up for your boot camp. I’m watching my calories, and gradually working up the determination to go to a gym (i’m not in my city, so a summer only membership is an expensive annoyance!). Lost about 6 pounds, enough to make me dig my heels in and do this thing right this time. I think the ‘right’ bit is going to gain loads of info and advice from your website/emails.

So here’s to shedding these annoying pounds (of which I have about 60 to lose!). Much love to you! Thank you!! You go girl!!

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