This post is a perfect start to Spring cleaning our diet! Its Monday and lets start the week off right! We can do it! :)
Spring Renewal = Self-Renewal!
We all know spring is a time for cleaning – cleaning your house, your workspace, your car … Well, now it’s time for you to get Clean! Just as January is the birth of a new year, spring is a time for rebirth and renewal. If you’re a seasoned Clean eater but you’ve fallen off track, follow these back-to-basics tips to get back in the groove. If you’re just starting out on your Clean journey, these tips will help you start off on a fresh, Clean path!
1. Chuck the garbage.
Before you can successfully Eat Clean, you’ve got to get rid of the un-Clean foods! Clear your cupboards, fridge and pantry of any junk foods, sugar-laden beverages and processed foods. Leaving room for only nutritious food will make it that much easier for you to make Clean, healthy food choices every time.
2. Stock up on the good stuff.
Lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy – these foods are your go-to Eat-Clean tools, and are full of the nutrients your body needs on a daily basis. Keeping these Clean eats readily available will ensure you have no reason to reach for junk food or take a trip through the drive-thru.
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3. Get familiar with your portion sizes.
Proper portion sizes are essential to Eating Clean – even if you’re eating the most nutritious of foods, overeating will not help you reach your goals. The Eat-Clean Diet® Principles (found on page 67 of The Eat-Clean Diet® Stripped and page 20 ofThe Eat-Clean Diet® Recharged! will tell you everything you need to know about portions.
4. Eat small meals throughout the day.
Skipping breakfast, eating large meals late at night and relying on the vending machine is not a recipe for weight-loss success! Keep a regular schedule of eating five or six smaller meals a day, every two-and-a-half to three hours. Eating regularly gives your metabolism a boost and keeps it burning strong throughout the day, making you much more likely to lose weight and keep it off.
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5. Make Clean choices, even on the go.
Even though the drive-thru shouldn’t be your first choice, you can’t always avoid it. It is still possible to Eat Clean at a fast-food establishment if you’ve got a game plan. Look for options such as plain salads with plenty of fresh veggies and vinaigrette on the side, or else a grilled chicken sandwich without the bun and sauce.
Armed with these basics, you’re ready to begin – or recommit to – your health and weight-loss journey. For more information on how you can finally strip off those tough last 10 pounds, check out The Eat-Clean Diet® Stripped.
Have a Great Eat-Clean Week!