Show Yourself Some Love By Eating Clean
Stop the fad diets, stop starving, and live your best life by eating clean. Yes, it takes a little more effort on your part, but it’s February and we’re all about loving ourselves this month! We’re in this together. In this post, we’re going to go over what defines “clean eating,” how to eat clean, and what happens to your body when you’re consistent with it.
What is clean eating?
Eating clean means leaving out any foods that are overly processed. When foods are processed this means they have added chemicals, preservatives, or anything to make them last longer on the shelves. Our bodies can’t process these chemicals. Instead of our body absorbing the nutrients, it doesn’t know how to process these chemicals so it stores it as fat. This is why you’ve heard not to use sweeteners like Splenda and opt for natural sugar instead if you have to use it. At least your body can digest natural sugars. Eat clean by choosing the most natural foods you can.
How to eat clean
A good rule of thumb for eating clean, is when you’re at the grocery store, avoid the middle aisles. Shop the fresh vegetables, fruits, and meats section. Everything processed is likely to be in the aisles so avoid them, and you won’t be tempted! I know this is hard to do and sometimes almost impossible. It can be more expensive and time-consuming to eat clean if you’re having to cook everything. For example, if you can’t bring yourself to buy whole fruit only for it to go bad in couple days, then it’s fine to buy the frozen fruit. Just make sure no preservatives are added! Same goes for vegetables. I’m a big fan of the Birds Eye steamer vegetables. Pop them in the microwave and in 5 minutes you have veggies! No, they’re not as good for you as fresh vegetables, but they are SO much better for you than having chips at dinner.
How your body will thank you
Studies show that eating clean prevents numerous diseases. If you think about it, back when everyone HAD to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, they didn’t have all the diseases we have today. They weren’t consuming chemicals and preservatives.
After eating clean for a few days, you’ll realize you stop having cravings and have a ton more energy.
Show yourself some love this February and eat clean!