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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