“Eating Clean” may sound boring to you, but that is probably because you have not been going by the right principles for you. So here are seven of the principles to eating clean for you. These principles are based on studied nutrition sciences and many recommendations made by health magazines. These will greatly help to maximize your energy levels throughout the day and lead you to the best health that you can possibly have. These seven principles can be adapted in any way that you see best fit to be set in place in your daily routines.
When thinking of starting to eat clean. You may wonder what types of food to be purchasing at the grocery store. Well you should be purchasing foods that are, natural and are not processed. If you are unsure of what a processed food item actually is, it is anything that is boxed, in a bag, in a can, or in the frozen isle. Those are things to stay away from. The totality of your foods should be fresh and natural. By staying away from processed and frozen foods alone, that can change you health state tremendously and be the start to your clean eating journey.
When preparing your meals, never leave out any of the main food groups. At every meal make sure you get some sort of protein, carb, and fat. Don’t ever eat to much or not enough of any of those things. That could hinder your health. You may think that it is weird to eat a protein with breakfast, but it is something that you need to act as a driving force for your body. It's important to get some sort of protein at every meal.
Make sure and eat as much “unrefined” foods as possible. If you are not sure what that means, it means foods such as, brown rice and quinoa. Beans can also be a key ingredient to your diet at well. Types of clean sugars are also good as well. If you don’t know what that is it is things like honey, and dehydrated cane juices.
Be careful when taking in fats, salts, and sugars. If you take in too much of that it can hurt you in the long run. If you cut out those processed foods then you are cutting out most of the fats, salts, and the sugars. So if you can manage to do that then you are doing good.
You should try and eat five to six small meals throughout the day. If you think that is a lot, it really breaks down to the three meals that you would normally eat. It just gives your body more time to get over what you have eaten and use the energy to keep you at a healthy metabolism. By eating like this it keeps you from overeating or not eating enough.
Never drink your calories. That just tacks on unneeded calories throughout the day. Even if you think that you aren’t drinking something that has too many calories always check.
And to top it all off, make sure you are active. Though you may think that just eating healthy is good enough, it is not. You have to be active to burn off the food that you are eating and to keep yourself healthy.
I hope that you find this helpful in your new clean eating journey, I know that I sure did!