There are so many different diets out there and all of them promise a sleek, slim, and sexy new you in just a couple of days or weeks. Many of us have tried too many to count AND can count more failures than successes in these endeavors AND have gained back all we have lost and then some.
So what way of eating truly works and is something you can follow for a life time? The Clean Eating way of eating is your answer. This means you eat mostly whole, unprocessed foods most of the time. Using the rule of thumb 90/10 or 80/20 if you are just starting out. You don’t have to eat perfectly clean 100% of the time, it’s what you eat most of the time that counts!
Clean Eating does mean planning meals ahead, but as the saying goes, “when you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” If you are new to this way of eating, seeking an expert to guide you is your best move. An expert such as a Certified Health Coach, can help you plan meals that you will actually eat, and meals that work best for your body. Most diets do not consider your individual needs and that just sets you up for failure. Hiring an expert to learn the Clean Eating way of eating can ensure your success not only in the short term, but in the long run as well.
Examples of Clean Eats:
Leafy green veggies: kale, spinach, collards
Colorful veggies: carrots, bell peppers, summer squash
Fruits: apples, lemons, berries
Nuts, seeds, and oil: almonds, pumpkin seeds, first cold-pressed olive oil
Beans/legumes: black beans, adzuki beans, lentils
Grains: buckwheat, quinoa, millet
Meat: fish, turkey, lean cuts beef
Dairy/Eggs: Greek yogurt, kefir, eggs
Sweeteners: raw/local honey, maple syrup, brown rice syrup