3 Easy Secrets to Eating Clean
By Genevieve Cunningham
Even though we know we're supposed to eat healthy, many ignore the advice and eat whatever they please. We don't worry about counting calories or sticking to a diet theory. We don't stress over a few extra pounds. But maybe we should be a little more careful. While we don't have to be super strict about diet, it really is important to fuel our bodies well. And one of the best and easiest ways to do this is by eating clean. But what does that mean? And isn't it hard? If you're interested in altering your diet to be a bit more clean, take a look at these three easy secrets to finding clean eating success.
Water is Your Friend
You can't live without water. And yet, the vast majority of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Why? Because we'd rather have soda or coffee or tea or anything with flavor. The thought of drinking water just isn't appealing. But when it comes to a healthy body and clean eating, water is your best friend. It cleans the body, moves digestion, fills the belly, and hydrates from the inside out. If you want to get started eating clean, simply choose water over everything else, and you're well on your way.
Microwave Meals Aren't the Answer
Microwaves are convenient, but they're not known for being the healthiest way to cook food. When many begin a healthy eating endeavor, they reach for things that are convenient. If all they have to do is microwave a meal that's been marked "healthy," "organic," or "low calorie," then the process suddenly feels easier. But if you're serious about clean eating, say no to microwaved meals. They aren't your healthiest option, and oftentimes, the packaging is downright deceiving. Don't reach for the microwave when you're going clean. It might be easy, but it won't get you the results you're after.
The Fresher, the Better
Remember that fresh is better. If you want to eat clean, preparing fresh vegetables is better than canned. Eating a fresh salad for lunch is better than a microwaved meal. Drinking fresh water is better than any other drink choice. If you can choose fresh, do it. This is a really easy way to take a step toward clean eating without getting in over your head.
If you're intimidated about eating clean, you can rest assured that the process can be low-stress and easy. Use these tips to slowly transition to a better diet. With a clean diet, a positive attitude, and plenty of movement, you can live your healthiest life and feel better than ever in no time at all.
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