You want to lose weight, and have been trying hard for months without success.
You've heard fitness people refer to 'eating clean' but what does that really mean? The labels on hundreds of different food items proclaim to be 'healthy' but can you trust labels? There are so many misconceptions when it comes to what constitutes as clean eating. What are you eating wrong? Let's dispel the myths and outline your simple, straightforward 3-step guide to eating clean and watch as the pounds melt off.
Step One: Steer Clear of Packaged Foods
Your worst enemy in the fight against weight gain is packaged foods. Yes, even those packages that are described as ‘healthy'.
Step Two: Fill Up on Fresh Foods
Fresh vegetables and fruits are a huge part of your clean diet. The nutrients and fiber found in these natural food items are vitally important for your weight loss journey and your overall health. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables in all shapes, sizes and colors.
Step Three: Get Plenty of Protein
The cornerstone of your clean diet should be lean protein. Great examples are chicken breast, albacore tuna, lean ground turkey, white fish fillet, whole beans, tempeh and egg whites. Protein is what holds your clean eating plan together, for two reasons. Protein satiates your hunger, keeping you full and keeping your blood sugar stable. This eliminates false hunger and prevents unnecessary snacking. Protein helps to grow and maintain your muscle mass, which increases your resting metabolism. This means that your body will be naturally leaner. For faster results, pair your clean eating with a challenging exercise routine.