I get asked all the time what the “best diet” to follow is. No diet is the best diet! The best thing you can do for your health is to eat CLEAN! What does that mean? Eating clean simply means eating food in its most natural state. Ask yourself, how many changes did a food go through before ending up on your plate? If a food contains artificial ingredients, preservatives or contains ingredients that you can’t pronounce then it is not considered a “clean” food.
Eating clean is a way to get back to basics,a lifestyle change, a way to reset your body by cleaning out the junk! When you begin to “eat clean” you will crave REAL food, not artificially processed “fake” foods which harm your health.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated!
Follow these tips to clean up your diet:
Eat more fruits and vegetables – Grab carrot and celery sticks for a snack or have fruit for breakfast. They are nature’s fast food! Add more raw fruits and veggies to your day for added enzymes and nutrients.
Shop the perimeter of the grocery store – If you stay on the outside of the grocery aisles you will only purchase REAL food such as produce and lean protein. When you venture into the inner aisles of the grocery store you may be tempted to buy highly processed foods such as pop-tarts and soda…yuck! Ok, you may have to sneak in to grab beans and grains but get in and get out quick!
Buy food in season – The best way to do this is to visit your local farmers’ market and buy food that is fresh out of the ground!
Cut out the white stuff – Say goodbye to white processed foods such as white bread, sugar, pasta, and rice. These foods have been stripped of their nutrients and are void of nutrition. Choose whole grain alternatives or switch to brown rice, quinoa or millet.
Go Organic! – When possible, only buy dairy, eggs and meat products that are organic or certified humane. This ensures that no antibiotics or hormones have been used.