Nourishing your body; eating clean, what does it mean?

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My journey in to proper clean eating;

I’m an all-or-nothing kinda girl, meaning I always approached clean eating with that same attitude. Which never turned out in my favor, this time I have approached clean eating with a whole (ha get it whole foods) new attitude.

The new and approved clean eating plan is as follows:

Eat 90% clean, and treat yourself to 10% treats;

For me a treat would be a soy cafe misto at Starbucks instead of my regular drip coffee. Or some cheesy-kale chips. You can “splurge” and still eat a clean diet. If you follow these simple rules you too will be effortlessly eating clean daily.

  1. Drink water! A no-brianer, yes but our society as a whole is often chronically dehydrated. Make sure to drink at least one and a half liters of water, but aim for two.
  2. Avoid dairy, cheese or large portions of meat. Especially when you’re eating a salad, by avoiding these you can easily cut back on unnecessary fat, added sugar and calories.
  3. Build your meals for success, make sure 50% of your plate is filled with greens and veggies, fill the remaining 50% with half starch and half protein.
  4. Watch for added sugar in your food products, 4g of sugar is equivalent to a teaspoon of sugar!
  5. Try to keep all products down or five ingredient or less. Meaning ingredients you know and pronounce.
  6. When making a meal, attempt to make it as visually pleasing as possible. You’re more likely to enjoy it and feel satisfied.

“think about food as a medicine and your body as a temple -treat it according to that belief.”
Jonathan Vine, Clean Food Diet: Avoid Processed Foods and Eat Clean with Few Simple Lifestyle Changes

I will be posting meal ideas, and meal plans shortly,

Stay tuned!

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10 thoughts on “Nourishing your body; eating clean, what does it mean?

  1. Great post Kaya! It’s important to remove foods that don’t serve you. All food is either alkaline or acidic forming. If your body is more acidic, you are more prone to disease, illness, bacteria and viruses. One of the things that always scares me is….if you think about that one food you crave, that one food is the one causing the most damage to your body! Scary thought!
    Kassy | syrahandsmoothies.com

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