We've all heard the term but maybe you're not quite sure what clean eating actually looks like.
Let me summarize the 4 Basic Principles of Eating Clean:
1. Eat whole foods: whole foods are foods that haven’t been tampered with, in the lab or the manufacturing plant. Whole fruits and vegetables, whole grains, grass-fed and free-range meats, low fat dairy products, unsalted nuts, and seeds.
2. Look for the least amount of ingredients possible on the label. No label? Even better! And if you can’t pronounce an ingredient on a label, your body probably doesn't need it.
3. Eliminate refined sugar. Refined sugar provides NOTHING but calories.
4. Eat five or six small meals a day. You're not counting calories here, you are just focusing on eating whole foods whenever you are hungry.
And that's it. It's pretty simple. You'll see whenever I send recipes in my newsletter there is usually nothing complicated. It's more like "food assembly" how-to's rather than a recipe.
I strive for clean eating as a lifestyle, not a diet, not a detox, just a simple way to eat healthy for life.
Here's what a sample day of clean eating looks like for me:
Obviously you need to add in lots of water and possibly a few more snacks depending on your activity level. And feel free to flavor things up with fresh herbs and spices. But here you have my day's snapshot.
Clean eating combined with a proper exercise routine will make you healthier, happier, more fit, and ready to face each day. Looking for some help reaching your fitness goals? Give me a call today at 514-825-3330.
Have a great week,
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