What is it?
It’s about eating more of the best and healthiest options in each of the food groups.
It’s embracing whole foods like vegetables, fruits and whole grains, plus lean proteins and healthy fats.
It also involves cutting out refined grains, added sugars, reducing salt and unhealthy fats.
Tips on how to take on clean eating:
1 - Stop eating processed foods! These foods are full of excess sodium fat, sugar and other harmful ingredients
- Educate yourself about what you are putting in your mouth by reading food labels.
Good rule of them - if it an ingredient
has “ose” at the end of kindly put that item back on the shelf. For example glucose, fructose, maltose, etc all refer to sugar. An excess of sugar will turn into FAT! We are working to lose fat NOT add on more!
2 - K.I.S.S IT! Keep it simple silly!! Save yourself the time of spending hours in the grocery store by reading tons of labels. Shop on the perimeter of the supermarket. Here is where you will find all your fruits, vegetables and lean meats - do not get sucked into the labyrinth of food choices in the isles that only want to make those thighs thicker, that waistline larger and your heart weaker
3 - Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready! To avoid making the wrong choices and grabbing the first thing you see be prepared and take out the guess work of what’s for lunch. Meal prep. This does not need to be an all day project, breakdown this task into what is manageable for you. On Sunday prep all meals thru Wed and then Wednesday prep meals for the rest of the week. Pack your lunch bag with all your meals for the day and a few extra snacks in the event you get stuck out a little later than you anticipated.
Also keep emergency snacks on deck at all times! Keep them in your office, in your car, or purse! Examples are raw unsalted nuts like almonds and walnuts. You can even keep some protein shakes on deck (watch the sugar in them)