first off, some folk don’t like the term “eating clean” but bn-fit adopts it with enthusiasm because you have to clean up your diet in order to get fit.
in a nutshell:
do eat: whole, natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and minimal complex carbohydrates (oatmeal, bran, brown rice). there are lots of great recipes; check out my food as fuel category or this post: snack time: an ice cream-like treat.
don’t eat: fast food, refined sugar, white bread, preservatives, bad fats (hydrogenated and trans-fat), and most sugar subsitutes.
an easy way to remember if a food is clean is: “if man made it, don’t eat it.”
eating clean can be a major transition for a majority of people due to addictions to highly processed foods, especially fast food on a regular basis. the good news is, it isn’t impossible and once you make it a habit to eat clean, it becomes a part of your life.
a person that eats clean generally practices the following:
- eliminates all refined sugar
- cooks healthy meals
- packs healthy meals
- makes healthy choices when dining out
- drinks a lot of water
- eliminates alcoholic beverages (or significantly limits it)
- no more dissecting food labels… go for real, single-ingredient foods that don’t need a list of confusing ingredients. Eating well doesn’t require math.
feel free to share those clean eatin’ recipes, ideas or ask your question in the comments section below.