Come for lunch and stay for the lifestyle.
Clean Eatz, under new ownership in Carolina Forest, will help you eat better, feel better and look better, plus prepare the meals that will help you accomplish that.
The owner and general manager of the new franchise restaurant will take the time to talk to customers about their eating plan, or even help set one up based on their goals and medical history.
The EveryBodyFitz Program educates customers about the best foods, exercise routines and habits to meet their goals to lose, gain or maintain pounds.
Then they’ll prepare five, 10, 15 or 21 meals to accommodate that plan for the customer to pick up on Mondays.
Five meals are $38; 10 meals are $68; 15 meals are $98 and 21 meals are $128.
Employee Anthony Caroso said, “That’s not a lot when you realize you don’t have to go to the grocery store and buy the food, and you don’t have to take the time to prepare it.”
There are low-carb, no-carb, gluten-free or extra protein options to choose among.
The restaurant, at 4012 Postal Way, is open Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday is prep day, so it’s closed.
The phone number is 843-903-5464 and the website is carolinaforest@CleanEatz.com.
Owner Wendy Martin, who bought the business last year, defines ‘clean eating’ like this: “Eating as many of the healthiest options in each of the food groups, while also limiting the not-so-healthy options.
“This means embracing whole, natural food like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and healthy proteins and fats.
“It also means cutting back on refined grains, added sugars, salt and unhealthy fats.”
In addition to the training Clean Eatz franchise owners get from its parent company, Martin has a degree in exercise physiology with an emphasis on nutrition.
“I love to help educate people who are stricken with diseases such as diabetes or who have high cholesterol, because they can literally control that condition with more holistic food choices,” she said.
Meal choices include burgers, flatbreads and sandwiches, wraps, salads, snacks, makin’ muscle options, smoothies, and build-your-own-bowls.
Those bowls include a base of brown rice, quinoa, sweet potato, spinach or cauliflower rice, up to three vegetables, a protein such as chicken, salmon, shrimp, tuna or shredded beef, one of eight sauces and even a choice of spices.
The eatery’s restaurant even lists how many calories are in each choice.
The restaurant itself is clean, bright, cheerful, and filled with inspirational wall hangings to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
“That one hour spent in the gym is important, but the key to seeing results is how you spend the rest of your 23” is one of them.
So is, “You aren’t going to get the butt you want by sitting on the butt you have.”
Clean Eatz holds yoga classes every other Saturday, at 9:30 a.m.
Fit for Moms, a workout for Moms and their kids, is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9:30.
Call the restaurant or visit the website for more information about those meetings.
Lifestyle and convenience are what Clean Eatz is about, Martin said.
“The Mom between 25-45 years old is on the go, picking up kids, going to practice, rushing around, and she can grab one of our meals, pop it in the microwave and they’re eating something healthy.”