What is clean eating all about

Happy Heart with fruit clean eating

You want to start eating better but not on a diet right? here are the basic principles of clean eating. Switching to clean eating is the best option to start eating healthy. This is not a diet. It’s about eating food that is real, food you can pronounce and you know what’s in the item you are eating.

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These are the No foods

No Processed foods. such as salad dressing, store bought cookies, pies, ice cream, burritos, and frozen pizza.  You will miss them at first but you learn to not only make these foods homemade but enjoy them so much more.

No Fast Foods. none. Foods that come from fast food restaurants are loaded with trans fats, they are high in sugar and have preservatives, color additives, toxic binders, stabilizers and chemicals you just can’t say.

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No high processd oils. Eat only healthy fats such as avocado or olive oils.

No refined foods. White flour, sugar, breads and pasta. You want to make sure you are eating complex carbs such as whole wheat breads, pastas, sweet potatoes and brown rice.

Eat clean eat organic

Eat Organic as much as possible, sometimes it is not in the budget. Organic foods are a higher price, but if you can buy a few items make it meat, eggs, and dairy.

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Be a chef at home

You will make the foods you eat. So eating a salad is great but the salad dressing needs to be made at home. You want Pizza you make it homemade from crust to sauce. You want Ice cream you make it fresh with cream, milk and natural sugar, you add fruit, nuts and, or dark chocolate.

Is clean eating a diet?

You can’t control everything in your life, but you can control what you put in your body.

Today there are over 300 diets out there, for you to try. There is Keto, Paleo, Weight Watchers, Low carb, Low fat, Diabetic, Jenny Craig. The list goes on and on. Some of these diets are quick fixes to lose weight or change a health issue. Establishing clean eating is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle you choose. Making the choice to eat clean takes time for you to adjust to not having certain foods that you have had before.

At first, when we switched to clean eating I thought no way we can do this. We did In a short time of switching, we have lost weight, got our cholesterol levels down, my husband beat diabetes and we are healthier and a lot happier. This is one of the many posts I will be making about clean eating. It is a philosophy I am avid about. Happy Clean Eating.

Happy Heart with fruit clean eating

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