What is Clean Eating About?

Whether you are trying to drop a few pounds or simply be healthy, clean eating is something that you may want to consider.  You may be wondering what is involved in eating clean if this is a new concept to you.  When you follow a clean diet, you focus on eating foods that are delicious and also highly nutritious.  A lot of people find that it is easy to stick to a clean diet because you do not have to measure foods, track your calories or completely eliminate food groups.  It is not even required that you starve yourself.  All you have to do is focus on eating the foods that are good for your body.

Just as with most healthy meal plans, there are a few foods you will need to stay away from.  If a food has a long list of ingredients, you will probably want to stay away from it.  If you cannot pronounce all of the foods in the ingredient list, this is especially true.  You should choose whole grains and avoid anything that has been highly refined or processed.  As an example, sugar, white flour, white bread and pasta are all off limits.

Since you now understand what you will need to steer clear of, lets take a look at what you can eat on a clean diet.  Lean protein, fruits, vegetables and complex carbohydrates should be included with each meal.  A lot of people really enjoy finding new foods that they haven’t tried before that are clean.  So, you may want to give things like a clean quinoa recipe a try and see if you enjoy it.  Lean protein, fruits, vegetables and complex carbohydrates should be included with each meal.  Making you existing recipes comply to a clean diet is also another great idea.  As an example, when I fist started eating clean I took the time to modify my favorite hummus recipe so that it would comply with a clean diet.

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