For at least half of my life, I have been overweight. I have tried every fad diet, such as:
HCG, Nutrisystem, Adkins, Weight Watchers, diet pills, and on and on. Yes, I’d lose weight but as soon as I stopped the diet, the weight would come back on. Which essentially didn’t fix anything —- (shocker, right?! Lol).
Another tip I have learned is remaining focused on the inches lost and the clothes that no longer fit, which is giving me a greater satisfaction. Throughout this year, I’ve heard comments such as, “You look so skinny/fit/good” from my husband, family and friends that really boost both my confidence and dedication to living a clean and fit life.
Basically “clean eating” means staying away from processed foods, high preservatives, bad fats and high amounts of sugar.
- Unrefined, whole-grains.
- A diet with an abundance of fresh, local, organic fruits and vegetables.
- Free-range and grass-fed meats and dairy.
- More vegetable-centered meals than meat-centered each week.
- Plenty of water or other no-calorie drinks (NOT diet soda)
- Making healthy cooking choices, such as baking, steaming, and light sauteing whenever possible.
- Consume healthy fats from natural sources such as nuts, avocados, organic coconut oil, etc.
Instead of white bread, flour or pasta, focus on whole grains.
Instead of frying, start baking or lightly sauteing.
Start implementing organic eggs, lean meats and veggies into your meals. (which is what I’m working on).
Best believe, I still have a lot to improve on with so much more to learn in this department, yet I am making better choices with immense results to prove it. By starting off with these mere yet important steps, a journey to a fit and clean life is both possible and remarkable.