Ok so what is the big idea on "eating clean"? You will get so many different answers to this question. I am going to simplify it. EAT REAL FOOD. Skip processed packaged foods, refined carbs and items with added sugar. Meat, leafy greens, vegetables, fruits and nuts should make up the bulk of your intake. Clean eating doesn't mean you live life with tons of restrictions. Follow the 80/20 rule. Healthy wholesome meals 80% of the time 20% indulgent. Find a balance with treat meals.
Get your hydration in check.
Try to consume 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water daily (200lbs=100 ounces)
This may seem like a ton I water. At first I thought it would be impossible. I can't tell you how much better I feel well I am on point with water consumption.
Say bye bye to sugar and limit artificial sweeteners-
High Fructose Corn Syrup, pastel packets of crap you put in coffee. Ect.,
Eat whole foods.
Stick with whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, sweet potatoes. Skip --Refined Carbohydrates- White Flour, bagels, pasta ect.
No preservatives or Nitrates-read the labels. Avoid processed packed foods and try to get nutrition from whole food sources.
No cream please!
Limit dairy products-
I use dairy alternatives like almond milk and coconut cream. Dairy products are know to cause bloating.
Go Green! Better yet. Eat the rainbow
Lots of leafy greens and produce- load up on as much produce as possible. If you can, support your local farmers market. Buy what is organic and in season.
Eat lean protein, from good sources
-try to buy organic, grass fed meat and eggs. If you can't buy organic opt for those without hormones. Studies have shown that women who consumed more protein lose and maintain weight loss.
Example of a day of clean eating:
Breakfast: Veggie egg scramble with avocado
Snack: Handful of almonds & small apple
Lunch: Grilled Chicken, mixed greens, goat cheese, strawberries and sunflower seeds
Snack: Sugar snap peas & hummus
Dinner: Turkey Meatloaf and roasted sweet potatoes
Dessert: Greek Yogurt with blueberries and dark chocolate chips