Wondering what it means to eat clean? You’re not alone. Many people are not quite sure what eating clean means so I wanted to quickly explain what it means to eat clean. Rule of thumb is eat REAL food in as close to it’s original format as possible. As an example an orange versus orange juice. To take it a step further, chicken, sweet potato and vegetables versus a packaged chicken pot pie or chicken dinner purchased from a fast food restaurant.
Avoid processed foods completely because you really don’t know what is keeping the food on the shelf or in the freezer “fresh” . You can rightly assume it’s being chemically enhanced in one way or another – just take a look at the ingredients label to see how many “ingredients” you are not able to pronounce. Can’t say them? Don’t eat them. Don’t get me wrong though. It’s okay to eat frozen food as in one ingredient food such as frozen broccoli where you see one ingredient – broccoli.
The first thing I eliminated from my diet were sodas quickly followed by white sugar. Below is a quick list of items to avoid as you make your way through your clean eating journey. The best part? Your food will taste so much better especially if you prepare them yourself. Check back often as I post recipes to make it easy to stay on track. You CAN do this!
Denise Sanger is a high energy business owner with over 30 years experience in the marketing area. She has transitioned her love of fitness and marketing into helping others succeed in getting fit and running their own businesses. She founded How To Stay Fit Over 50 to provide hope and support to others by motivating them to take the first step in their fitness journey no matter what age. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.