Clean Eating – newest buzz word or smart idea?
I see the term “clean eating” everywhere I look. There are differing opinions of what clean eating is comprised of, but each opinion shares many of the same concepts. The main idea is to simplify your food choices and eat foods that are as close to their natural form as possible. Eliminate eating foods that are full of chemicals and empty calories.
Eat lots of plants.
Fill up on veggies and fruits, organic and unprocessed. Foods that do not need a label (like an apple or a zucchini) are best.
Eat high quality meats.
Lean meats are great nutrient dense source of protein. Buy organic, grass fed meat whenever possible for optimal nutrition. Buy whole meats when possible and grind yourself so that you know what is in it.
No processed foods.
Or at least decrease the amount of processed foods in your daily meal plan. Read labels. Foods that have no more than 3-6 ingredients are best. If you can’t pronounce the ingredients, it is probably not best for you.
Eat high quality fats.
Good examples of this is coconut oil, avocado, nuts, eggs, etc.
Avoid genetically modified foods, canned, processed, and refined foods. No junk! Only whole, natural foods that will fuel your body without damaging it.
If you are interested in joining our Facebook group where we challenge each other to eat clean for 14 days just fill out the form and I’ll notify you of the next start date. I run this challenge once or twice a month and I’d love to have you join the fun!