It’s gotten easier over the last two years and even eating out isn’t so difficult anymore. I’m going to be sharing all this week about clean eating. Here are some posts you can look forward to:
Today I’m going to talk about the what and the why. What is clean eating and why is it important? Clean eating is simply eating wholesome, natural foods. No preservatives. No additives. No processed foods/chemicals. Just healthy, whole food as close to nature as possible. Basically if God made it, you can eat it.
People have been eating clean for awhile but Tosca Reno really popularized it with her cookbook series, The Eat Clean Diet. She has published several clean eating cookbooks and also founded Clean Eating Magazine. She promotes eating several small meals a day (usually 3 meals and 2 snacks spaced out 2-3 hours apart). She does not promote counting calories but rather listening to your body and recognizing when you are full. If you are eating a reasonable portion size and stopping when you are full then there is no need to count calories when you eat clean.
Weight loss is at least 70% what you eat and I firmly believe that clean eating is the way to go. After all, it’s all about eating the foods that God Himself created. Obviously He knows what is best for our bodies!
The benefits of clean eating include:
- weight loss
- decreased body fat
- increased lean tissue
- improved energy
- decreased risk of diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular problems
- less consumption of chemicals and GMOs