You want to lose weight, and you’ve been trying hard for months without success.
You’ve heard fitness people refer to ‘eating clean’ but what does that really mean?
The labels on hundreds of different food items proclaim to be ‘healthy’ but can you trust labels? There are so many misconceptions when it comes to what constitutes as clean eating.
What or even how are you eating wrong?
Let’s dispel the myths and outline three (current) simple, healthy and straightforward factors that are transforming my clients as they melt pounds off.
What You Know and Don’t Want to Accept or Commit to:
- Steer Clear of Packaged Foods
Your worst enemy in the fight against weight gain is packaged and fast foods. Yes, even those packages that are described as ‘healthy’.
Think of packaged food in these 2 categories that you need to drop or severely limit starting now. Think about about at least reducing them to cover less than 15% of your monthly food intake:
- Sweets: Cookies, brownies, muffins, cupcakes, donuts, candy and desserts. These packaged items are laced with sugar and bad fats, and lack any viable nutrient that your body actually needs. All the empty calories from these items will end up deposited on your waist and hips as stubborn fat.There’s never a good reason to eat these so-called foods. The best thing you can do is make a pact with yourself, like many of my people have, to forego any and all sweets for the next thirty days. It’s go-time.
- Fast Food: Examples of fast foods include…
- French fries, Burgers, Pizza
- Energy bars
- Frozen entrees
- Deli meats and cheeses
- Cookies, cakes, and candy
- Products made with white flour
- Processed snack foods
But these foods are also altering your brain and your mental health – fueling depression, mental illness, and other issues.
According to a study published in the Public Health Journal, people who eat fast foods are 51% more likely to develop depression compared to those who eat little or no fast food. And this finding was for people who only consumed two servings of fast food a week.
Another study published in the Journal of Adolescence Health found that eating just one serving of French fries per week during adolescence increased women’s breast cancer risk later in life by 27%.
And a study published in Circulation found that eating fast food one time per week increased the risk of dying from coronary heart disease by 20% — a risk that grew to 50% for people eating fast food two or three times per week.” [credit https://foodrevolution.org/blog/food-and-health/fast-food-health-risks/%5D
2. Fill Up on Fresh Foods
Fresh vegetables and fruits are a huge part of your clean diet.
The nutrients and fiber found in these natural food items are vitally important for your weight loss journey and your overall health.
Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables in all shapes, sizes and colors.
If you’ve been struggling with losing weight for more than one year, have tried “every” food plan out there, and you’re sick of trying like a lot of people are, I want you to consider transitioning to a plant based diet. The word vegan has become a dirty word for a lot of people, with a lot of misconceptions as to the difficulty of making a doable plan weekly. Using our Pro Diets Meal Program, I’ve been able to give people hope once again that had previously stalled and actually got them enjoying food again (actually eating cereal and sandwiches again! I know, crazy huh. And to top it off, like I said, they’re losing weight, MELTING weight off actually.
If you think you fit into this category, contact me here and I can have you answer a quick questionnaire to see if you qualify for this.
3. Get Plenty of Protein
One of the cornerstones of your clean diet should be lean protein.
Great examples are chicken breast, albacore tuna, lean ground turkey, white fish fillet, whole beans, tempeh and egg whites.
Protein is what holds your clean eating plan together, for two reasons.
- Protein satiates your hunger, keeping you full and keeping your blood sugar stable. This eliminates false hunger and prevents unnecessary snacking.
- Protein helps to grow and maintain your muscle mass, which increases your resting metabolism. This means that your body will be naturally leaner.
For faster results, pair your clean eating with a challenging exercise routine. What kind of routine will be different for everyone.
Message below with any questions.