My problem with the word 'clean' is that it has become too complicated. It has become too loaded. When I first read the term, it meant natural, unprocessed. Now it doesn't mean that at all. It means diet. It means fad.
The first recipe I made was a disaster. I'd been chopping and pressing dates to create a raw brownie, and I thought it would work even better if I blended them in a food processor. So I went and bought one specially. When my boyfriend at the time came over to try the results, he took one bite and spat it out - I'd left the plastic on the blades.
If you only buy one kitchen gadget at uni, make it a NutriBullet.They're relatively small and inexpensive, and they make it so incredibly easy to get all of your portions of fruit and vegetables every day.
I work out most days, normally first thing, and then I just see where the day takes me. I recipe test most days, do lots of social media and emails, but nothing else is constant. Some days, I film YouTube videos; other days, I have lots of meetings, work on blog posts, brainstorm ideas, and work on upcoming projects.
If you're struggling with that sweet tooth, try making healthy sugar swaps using things like honey, maple syrup, and medjool dates. These are all completely natural and will satisfy any sweet cravings.
You have to separate the negative into two categories - half of it is sensible, constructive things that has made us better. But half of the negative online is negative for the sake of being negative, and it's important for us to remember it's okay they don't like us, and sometimes there's no point in engaging in that.