Please don’t confuse this with, eating your plate clean:)
Eating clean is a recent “buzz” word for good health eating in a health saturated food industry. Every time I look around, I see another Low Fat, Low Cal, High Fiber, All Wheat, Blah Blah Blah food at the grocery store. These companies advocate “healthy” eating, and some are right on the money. But most are using an experienced marketing professional to sweet talk you right our of a healthy diet.
That’s where “Eating Clean” comes in. It attempts to remove the happy talk surrounding food items and focuses on what really matters. In a nutshell, eating clean is the practice of eating whole, natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates. It also means staying away from the junk that typically makes up the Standard American Diet (S.A.D) These types of food include man-made sugar, bad fats (hydrogenated, trans-fat), preservatives, white bread, and any other ingredients that are unnecessary. An easy way to remember if a food is clean is: “if man made it, don’t eat it.”
A person that eats clean generally practices the following:
- Eliminates refined sugar
- Cooks\Packs healthy meals
- Chicken, Fish and Beef are all good choices if cooked clean and not processed.
- Makes healthy choices when dining out
- Drinks a lot of water
- Eats 5-6 small meals per day
- Limits alcoholic beverages
- Always eats breakfast
Does this sound like you? If not, don’t worry it’s not an easy choice in this world, but it is a good choice. Give some of these a try or experiment with “Shakeology“ the next time you’re trying to “eat clean”. If fitness is your goal, the phrase and diet must be somewhere in your future.
Get Fit, Stay Fit, Enjoy