Are You Eating Clean?

keep it simpleAfter getting together a minimalist exercise program you need to make sure you have the right nutrition in order to support your training.

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when dieting is making their program too complicated, so much so that they cannot even follow it or stick to it.

That won’t work. If you are to stick with a healthy eating plan, if you are truly making the lifestyle change you need to be making then it needs to be something you can readily maintain for the long haul.

Nutrition is simple when you strip all the processed and unnatural ingredients out of your diet. Good nutrition is not complicated. There are certain basic guidelines that you follow but it is not complicated.

“Clean eating” or “eating clean” is simple and basic. It involves choosing the right foods to eat and avoiding the processed and junk foods that are readily available.

Here’s some basic tips to keep your diet “clean” and your body healthy and energetic:

Eat Whole Foods: These are foods that have never seen a lab or been tampered with in any way. They usually are one ingredient foods for that reason. Foods such as whole grains, grass-fed and free-range meats, unsalted nuts and seeds and low fat dairy.

Eliminating Processed Foods: Whenever you see a label on food you can be nearly certain it has been processed and more than one ingredient is involved to make the food. You can still enjoy whole grain pastas and natural cheeses if you wish but clean your diet up and remove the labels…the excess and processed type ingredients.

Avoid any kind of White Sugar: Refined white sugar simply offers no nutrients…it only offers calories and should have little to not space in your clean eating plan.

Use Your Own Kitchen: Home cooking is the healthiest because it puts you into control. Eating clean involves far less preparation than you might think. Make sure to eat 5-6 times a day or when you feel you are really hungry (not a programmed response to something).

Pack in the Protein: Whenever you are eating carbs or fat make sure to be eating protein too so that it is balanced. Doing this will fuel your body and kill your hunger pangs.

Eating clean is a lifestyle…one that will keep you healthy and strong and if you presently have health issues, it can help you to regain your health.

Some of the benefits of clean eating are:

You maintain a healthy weight reducing the risk of disease

Eating clean ensures that you get adequate amounts of essential vitamins and nutrients and micro-nutrients.

Bottom line is this: if you feel good, you are much more likely to take care of yourself in other ways. Eating clean is the start of a whole new lifestyle, one that keeps your cells strong and your body systems working efficiently.

If you are ready to simplify your diet and fitness plan to a true lifestyle change I can help with my “Minimalist Fitness” program that covers both diet and exercise. Don’t wait another day to achieve the health and fitness you dream of.

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