Maybe you’ve heard the term “clean eating” before, but if you’re like many people you might have some misconceptions about it. Basically it refers to eating the healthiest, low-calorie choices from each food group as the main part of a nutritious, hearty and natural meal. Those people who eat a “clean” diet consume tons of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains, lentils, and beans, in addition to healthy oils, proteins, and fats.
Clean eating also means avoiding processed and pre-packaged foods that may have added artificial ingredients or have been created artificially. A good rule of thumb is: don’t eat any foods or snacks with ingredients that you can’t pronounce, especially if you’re overweight and want to burn fat and shed pounds.
Additionally, a clean diet seeks to reduce the amount of salt and added sugars while shopping for locally grown, in-season, and organic foods. Plus, Dr. Dave™ advocates cooking them at home as much as possible and practical.
Reasons for eating clean:
Besides promoting weight loss for those who are overweight and wish to lose weight fast, there are many other benefits of eating a natural diet. Overall health and wellness are the benefits of eating clean. The results lead to a longer, happier life and an improved body image. Following a clean diet will also help you to make healthy choices and have more energy to transform your life. Plus, if you shop frugally you can also save a noticeable amount of money on food each month.
Another huge benefit is how good clean eating is for the environment and human race in general as well as helping you look and feel better.
Knowing when to eat and how much is also important. For those who really want to embrace the health and weight loss benefits of eating clean, it’s essential to regulate portions and establish a regular eating schedule. Some experts suggest eating five or six small meals each day. Another option is eating small portions every two to three hours. Also, it is recommended that you have your last meal at least three hours before bedtime and never skip meals.
To make your clean eating choices easier, here are some of the healthiest foods to help you transform yourself:
Additional tips to help you burn fat and get healthier by eating clean:
If you’re overweight, always remember, there is hope. Dr. Dave HEALTH™ offers medical weight loss solutions that will give you confidence and help you shed pounds and keep those pounds off.