The Quick and Dirty Guide to Eating Clean
If you are new to eating clean, then you might have some questions or concerns. You may not even realize it but there are many things that could be improved upon your dieting lifestyle.
So what do I mean?
Well let’s take a look at the following:
How much money will it cost me?
What if I don’t want to go through all these steps?
Will I still get results?
Well, the first question is easy to answer. If you’re just starting out with clean eating, then it’ll probably cost you around $100-$200 per month. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort and dedication to make changes, then it’ll definitely pay off. And when you start seeing results like losing weight and getting rid of cravings; well that’s priceless!
Will I still get results?
Yes, because if you follow the right steps, you’ll see results no matter where you are in life. That’s why it’s so important to stick with it. There are tons of resources online that will give you tips and tricks on how to eat clean. You can read books, watch videos or listen to podcasts on this topic. You can even ask questions!
If you aren’t sure where to start, just book mark this page and come back to it later. I promise you that it’ll be well worth your time and it’ll be much easier than you think. You just need to stay dedicated and focused.
Not everyone is blessed with a fast metabolism or the genetics to burn fat easily. If you aren’t seeing the results that you want, then there are other factors that need to be adjusted. It doesn’t matter what your goal is, if you aren’t eating right then nothing else matters.
It might take a little time for you to learn what is and what isn’t part of a clean diet and that’s perfectly okay. Just take it one step at a time and within no time you’ll be enjoying the benefits that come with a clean body.
How Does Eating Clean Help With Weight Loss?
Let’s just say, that you’ve eaten a lot of junk food your whole life and now you’re looking to make a change. At first glance, you might think that you can just stop eating junk food and that’ll be enough to help you lose weight. While eating less calories than you’re burning off will certainly help, there’s more to it than just that.
Your body has probably become so accustomed to the over consumption of junk food that it’s stored much of that extra energy as fat cells. In order to get rid of those, you need to take a more aggressive approach. By eating cleaner, you’ll not only be taking in less calories, but you’ll also be giving your body the nutrition it needs in order to start burning off that fat.
You don’t need to completely cut out everything that’s bad for you. It just needs to be in moderation.
What Should I Eat to Lose Weight?
Whether you’re trying to lose weight, gain weight or stay fit; a diet is only as good as its ingredients. This means that you need to be consuming mainly whole foods rather than processed foods whenever possible. Food that are packed full of preservatives and other unnatural substances aren’t good for you.
While it might seem like an easy way to get the extra energy you need, it’ll only make you feel worse in the long run. Not only could some of these chemicals have a negative effect on your body, but they can also cause some serious health problems. Not to mention, eating junk food is fairly expensive and it’s not doing anything good for your teeth or your skin.
There are some foods that are always better for you than others. You just need to learn what they are and how to prepare them in a healthy manner. This means cutting down on the amount of oil and sodium that you put into your meals while making an effort to up the amount of fiber and protein that you consume.
To give you a head start, here’s a list of the foods that you should be eating on a regular basis. Try to substitute as many of your meals as you can with these:
Protein: Lean meats like chicken and fish are packed full of the nutrients that your body needs to stay energized all day. You can also try eating pork, but be sure to cut off as much of the fat as you can before cooking it. Red meat should only be eaten on occasion since it’s slightly higher in fat. If you’re a vegetarian, then you have an even wider selection of foods to choose from. Beans, eggs, lentils and tofu are all great sources of protein.
Be sure to eat a little of something with protein in it at every meal.
Vegetables: While they might not be as glamorous or well liked as other foods sometimes, they’re essential to your diet. Try to eat a vegetable at every meal. Broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, celery and lettuce are all great choices. You can also get creative with your vegetable choices. There are many different kinds of peppers, for example, that are great for you.
Fiber: This substance is essential to proper digestion. If you don’t get enough of it, then you could find yourself constipated or dealing with hae problems in the future. Whole grain breads and pastas are great for fiber. You can also try eating fruits, but it should only make up a small portion of your total intake.
Fish: Just like meat, fish is a great way to get your dose of protein. It’s also higher in essential fatty acids that are good for your skin. While you might think that fish is just full of fat itself, you’d be wrong. There are a lot of different kinds of fish that contain absolutely no fat in them at all. Some examples are cod, perch and trout.
Fruits: While fruits are packed full of nutrients and vitamins, you shouldn’t make them your main source of food. This is because they tend to have high amounts of fructose which isn’t good for you if you eat too much of it. Instead, try to have a piece or two at most meals. Great options are apples, oranges, bananas and pineapples.
Protein Shakes: A great way to get all of the nutrients that you need in a day is to make yourself a protein shake. Not only are they full of nutrients, but they’re also low in fat and calories, so you don’t have to worry about putting on weight if you drink them on a regular basis. Try mixing some peach syrup, skim milk, banana and powdered egg whites together. Yummy!
With these items in your kitchen, you’ll be cooking up some great meals in no time! You’re going to be healthier than ever before and you probably won’t even realize that you’re eating food that’s good for you. That’s because it doesn’t have to taste bland or like cardboard to be good for you!
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