It’s time to start smashing a few myths and use sound scientific research to guide us towards healthy eating habits for long term personal well-being.
Balancing hormones and blood sugar levels is the key to effective fat loss and weight maintenance not counting calories in and out. Food provides chemical information for the body. Every time you eat your body releases hormonal signals that determine whether you burn fat or store it, feel hungry, full, or have cravings. The food that you choose directly influences your energy levels and how much you will eat at your next meal.
We eat to feed our cells so that they can grow and repair. If we provide our body with foods that are full of toxins or foods that are hard for our body to digest we starve the cells of the nutrients that they need. This results in the body asking for more food in a search for the required nutrients. Without the correct nutrients the body becomes stressed and diseased. Many of today’s illnesses are manmade from our own indulgences in foods that we should never be eating. A clean diet will allow the body to focus on self-healing and will allow all of the body systems to run more efficiently.
This can raise energy levels, stimulate digestive health, clear headaches, remove bloating, improve concentration and mood, avoid allergies, prevent premature aging and disease and help you drop fat. In short, you will feel like a different person and it is genuinely a fantastic feeling.
What is clean eating?
Clean eating is making the healthiest food choices possible, opting for fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean cuts of meat instead of processed and refined foods.
Combining lean proteins and complex carbs at every meal
Avoiding all over-processed and refined foods (especially sugar, white rice, and white flour)
Avoiding saturated and trans fat, instead consuming healthy fats
Avoiding sugary juices and drinks
Avoiding high-calorie, zero nutrient foods
Eating the correct portion sizes
Drinking at least 2 litres of water every day
Clean eating is a lifestyle that requires time, commitment, and pre-planning. It is not about deprivation, avoiding food groups, counting calories or starvation, but about making healthy food choices and providing the body with the best foods possible.