Clean eating means consuming food in its most natural state, or as close to it as possible. It is not a diet; it’s a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation, leading to an improved life – one meal at a time.
Eat 5 to 6 meals a day
Three meals and two to three small snacks. Include a lean protein, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and a complex carbohydrate with each meal. This keeps your body energized and burning calories efficiently all day long.
Choose organic whenever possible
If your budget limits you, make meat, eggs, dairy and the Dirty Dozen your organic priorities.
Drink at least two liters of water a day
Preferably from a reusable canteen, not plastic; we’re friends of the environment here! Limit your alcohol intake to one glass of antioxidant-rich red wine a day.
Avoid Processed foods
Clean foods contain just one or two ingredients. Any product with a long ingredient list is human-made and not considered clean. This includes white flour, sugar, bread and pasta. Enjoy complex carbs such as whole grains instead.
Consume healthy fats
Aim to have essential fatty acids every day. The best cooking oils for health fat you should consume are olive oil, almond oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, palm oil, and butter, and coconut oil.
Slow down and savor
Never rush through a meal. Food tastes best when savored. Enjoy every bite!