You’ve probably heard of clean eating the past last year. You either ignored it or shown some interest in but still aren’t sure exactly what clean eating is.
Many people that have begun a clean eating lifestyle have embraced it and kept on it for years and still do today. When you eat clean, you have more control over what you eat and avoid everything bad such as processed foods and sugars.
You think about food before you eat giving you more power over your emotions. Once you understand the simple concept, eating clean becomes quite easy.
1. What is Clean Eating?
The biggest thing you need to grasp right now is that clean eating is a lifestyle and not a diet. Don’t think for a second that you’ll lose weight instantly but rather look at clean eating as you taking control of what you eat.
You’ll learn to choose wholesome foods over those fatty/salty/ chemically enhanced man-made processed foods. You do this by approaching food differently and forcing yourself to say no junk food. You’ll be eating more vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats.
It’s about being active and eating healthy which results in your craving the less of those bad processed foods. Take the approach one meal at a time.
2. How to Get Started
The good stuff is covered in later chapters, but you’re going to get a quick overview here.
Start by taking small strategic steps. Don’t stop eating your chocolate treats and then going straight to eating no treats at all. Your body will begin to crave the sugar, and eventually, you’ll give in, and your body will shut down. Habits are made and habits can be changed!
The trick is to have your body gradually make an easier transition which prevents burnout. Instead of eating a chocolate bar each night as a treat, replace it with two cubes of 80% dark chocolate and three days later go down to one bar until you no longer crave that treat.
If you drink your morning coffee with sugar and milk, you won’t enjoy it as much if you drink it straight up black. Reduce the amount of milk and sugar, and within a few days, you probably don’t want to drink coffee anymore.
Each change you make moves you closer to you achieving your goals in a positive way. Your body will begin to notice changes to the foods you’re introducing and will love you for it.
Again, this is all about living a healthy balanced lifestyle, not a quick fix diet. You won’t see results overnight. Give it a month to ease in, and you’ll begin to see the benefits.