I don’t know about you but I am so over all the different diets that we are bombarded with each day. I see people taking drastic measures, starving themselves or living on shakes. Yes, they lose weight but quickly regain it when they go back to normal eating. In my post Diet is A Dirty Word! I suggest we focus on Healthy eating and lifestyle changes which include looking at the food you eat and exercising.
Well I have discovered the secret to healthy living….Eat Clean & Exercise
No I’m not talking about Paleo just a balanced, nutritious diet. My personal trainer, Nikki Wakerley, gave me a book for my birthday recently. It is called “Clean and simple Eating’ by Lorna Jane. It gives good information on what Clean Eating is and also provides recipes and nutritional information.
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What is Clean Eating?
Basically, clean eating is fresh, non processed foods, organically produced. Now I realise that organically produced food is unfortunately more expensive, however you can still achieve a healthy diet by just cutting out processed foods as much as possible. Some processed foods are okay such as tinned chick peas and wholewheat pasta.
Eating cleanly means increasing foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains, plus healthy proteins and healthy fats in your diet. It also means cutting back on refined grains, added sugars, salt and unhealthy fats.
The good news is you don’t have to count calories and you don’t have to eliminate food groups.
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What Are the Benefits of Clean Eating
- Energy – you feel more energized and motivated
- Glowing Skin – what you put in your body shows on your face. Eating healthy fresh food with lots of vegetables will keep you skin glowing and healthy.
- Positive Mind – Eating a healthy balanced diet will keep your mood swings under control and you will feel more positive.
- Feeling Alive – by feeding your body and mind good, healthy and unprocessed food you feel energized, vibrant and alive.
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I’m a big believer in everything in moderation so that you can indulge occasionally in a treat. However, the benefits you feel in mind and body when you eat healthy and exercise will make you so much happier and ‘jumping out of your skin’ that you won’t miss the unhealthy alternatives.