Clean eating is a great way to improve your health and body. I have met a ton of people lately that swear by it saying how delicious clean food can be and how great it can be for your body in the short and long term.
I’m a huge fan of Clean Eating magazine recipes so I have to agree that clean eating isn’t hard and can be delicious.
I’ve gotten a lot of great recipes out of Clean Eating magazine so I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to transition to a clean eating lifestyle. The writers and editors of that magazine constantly amaze me with their recipes!
Clean Eating Principles
The basic principles of clean eating are easy to understand and follow. The basic clean eating principles:
- Eating a mini-meal every two to three hours (5 to 6 small meals per day total) to keep blood sugar level and prevent hunger
- Combining lean proteins and complex carbs at every meal
- Avoiding all over-processed and refined foods (especially sugar, white rice, and white flour)
- Avoiding saturated and trans fat, instead consuming healthy fats
- Avoiding soda and other sugary juices and drinks
- Avoiding high-calorie, zero nutrient foods (i.e., junk food)
- Eating proper portion sizes
- Drinking at least 8 cups of water every day
Not bad right? Clean eating is actually pretty great so far and it feel like it’s not even a diet (because it’s not). It’s just feeding your body the food it really needs to feel it’s best.
Clean Eating Resources
The best sources I’ve found for following a clean eating diet are these books (I like books but there are tons of websites too just Google it!):
The Eat-Clean Diet: Fast Fat-Loss that lasts Forever!
(the best one in my opinion, eating clean is her thing)
In addition to these books, the magazines Clean Eating and Oxygen are a great source of clean eating recipes each month. A year long subscription to either one is a great way to get new clean eating ideas and recipes each month (plus Oxygen delivers some killer workout ideas too!).
Basically you just follow these clean eating principles that are outlined in the books that give you extra clean eating tips, tricks, and recipes.
Do You Eat Clean?
Clean eating is becoming more common these days as people try to avoid the overly processed foods that have been staples in our culture for years. It’s a refreshing change of pace to eat clean and healthy without all the extra junk that has been part of most of our diets for year.
Do you practice clean eating? Do you want to try clean eating?
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