Nowadays, you can’t turn on the TV without hearing about clean eating or healthy eating…
It’s funny because they make it seem like this is some new dieting concept when it’s just plain old eating healthy.
There’s nothing complicated about it…
We do agree that when you seek out to learn something new, you should look to those who have been living, breathing, and practicing whatever it is that you want to learn…
Like, how to eat clean!
When you follow those, who have been where you want to go, you can save yourself years of wasted time, energy, and money.
It’s our hope that you’ll begin applying these four simple tips to your lifestyle so that you can start your journey towards clean eating success.
Let’s get this started…
TIP 1: Don't Skip Any Meals
Eating 3 meals with snacks in between is the ideal way to maintain both energy levels and healthy body weight. When you skip meals and get hungry, you're more than likely to choose foods that aren't very good for you.
If you are eating away from home, take food with you or know where you can buy healthy food from.
Skipping meals causes your body to go into a famine state, which means it panics and stores twice as many calories when you do eat than it normally would in preparation, just in case you go for another long period of time without eating.
This leads to your body storing those extra calories as fat. Also, eating every 2 to 2 ½ hours helps to keep your blood sugar levels stable.
TIP 2: Use Healthier Methods To Prepare Foods
Learn how to prepare foods using healthier methods instead of deep-frying; try grilling, stir-frying, air frying, baking, and even steaming.
You should also try fresh or even dried herbs and spices to add flavor to your food.
Before you eat any type of meat, be sure to trim the fat and skin off it. Keep in mind that 1 gram of fat contains 9 calories, which means the more of it that you can remove the better.
TIP 3: Stay Away From Sugary Drinks
Avoid a lot of sugary drinks, because they are a major source of empty calories. What this means, is that the drinks contain a lot of energy that your body doesn’t want or need, and it doesn't contain any vitamins or minerals.
If you plan to drink sugary drinks, don't go overboard, simply limit your consumption.
If you struggle with junk food cravings, you must try your best to practice moderation in order to not allow yourself to get out of control.
TIP 4: Make Healthy Living A Lifestyle
Avoid thinking about diets, think healthy lifestyle instead. All foods can be a part of a healthy diet when eaten in moderation.
You don't necessarily have to buy any low carb, fat-free, or even diet foods, as some of them have lots of other added ingredients used to replace the carbohydrates and fats.
If you’re going to go the route of purchasing these pre-cooked meals, be certain to research the companies in regards to quality control.
Becoming healthy and fit is a marathon and not a sprint, which means that you must develop the right mindset in order to establish realistic expectations.
This mindset shift will go a long way towards keeping you committed to the clean eating process over the long term.
Clean eating is a way of balancing the food you eat to keep your body in great health. With healthy eating, you'll have energy all day, get the vitamins and minerals you need, stay strong for activities you enjoy, and maintain a healthy weight.
Take action on these four powerful, but simple tips and you’ll be glad that you did because the minute that you do, will be the minute that your life will change!
Good luck on your clean eating journey!