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.
No questions, Just have to do it. Every meal … every day.This really isn’t rocket science. It’s all about discipline. In the gym, at home, at work, out and about, on the road … A FULL OUT COMMITMENT TO LIVE A DISCIPLINED LIFE. And so it is. Amen PREPARE!!!!!!!!!
Amen. Once you get in the habit of eating clean, it’s a no brainer. This coming from a LIFELONG snacker!