Let’s talk about how to eat clean for beginners. I know that it can be super overwhelming when you’re just starting to learn how to eat healthy. You probably have a TON of questions: What should I eat? What shouldn’t I eat? Is this good or bad for me? Is coffee ok? This says it’s gluten free, is that good? What about sugar free? Should I eat paleo or go vegan?
WOAH there. Just woah. And I totally understand the confusion. There is TOO MUCH INFORMATION out there on eating healthy that it can be down right confusing—even for me! And I’ve been studying this stuff for over 10 years now!
I wanted to give you some BASIC tips on how to eat clean for beginners and what it means so you can get started TODAY, without overwhelming yourself.
Because let’s face it, if something is too complicated or overwhelming, it’s hard to stick with. Am I right? I want this to be something you do for LIFE because it feels GOOD!!
Here are some tips that I use myself, and also share with my private coaching clients to help them make small adjustments each week that can lead to a massive overhaul in their health and wellbeing.
My #1 piece of advice for these tips is to take it SLOW. Don’t do all of these things at once. Do one this week (you can even take a month if you need!), and when it starts to feel like a habit, add in another tip. I would rather have you be successful with one of these tips instead of struggling with all of them, or giving up all together.
I suggest you print off this post and have a checklist in your calendar, so every time you do something on the list, put an X next to it! You’ll feel accomplished and motivated to keep going!
How-To Eat Clean for Beginners:
1. Eat your veggies!
Set a veggie goal for yourself. Not only are veggies amazing for you, they have a ton of fiber in them and if you start your meal with something green, you’ll have less room for junk. You’ll have more energy and feel better!! Make a challenge for yourself to have two veggies at two meals a day. I don’t care if it’s kale, spinach, lettuce (romaine please!), green beans, or broccoli, get them in. Start making your veggies a habit, by either making a green smoothie each day or having a salad before your meal, and over time you’ll want to eat MORE greens!
2. Read your labels.
Ideally, you’ll eat food WITHOUT labels (fruits and veggies!). But I want to be realistic, and I know that if you’re just starting out with your healthy habits, you’re probably buying something from a bag or a box. What I want you to do, is to look at INGREDIENTS, not calories. I used to only look at calories and sugar content, and thought if it was low cal and low sugar, I was good! Definitely not the case! The ingredients in the food you eat should be super simple, and it shouldn’t contain more than 6 different items. If it has a long list of ingredients you can’t pronounce, you probably shouldn’t be putting that into your body.
Watch my video for more details about eating clean below:
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“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” Tony Robbins
PS. If you’re not at your goal weight & not sure how to get started, pick up a copy of my free grocery list here.
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