I’m always talking about eating right and not dieting. What exactly does not mean? I’ll share some of that with you today. Clean eating is a great eating plan for life. It can be overwhelming but here are some tips to help you get on the right track for life:
- Don’t feel like you have to do it all at once: baby steps are a great way to get started on the right foot. Start with your “achilles heel” and go from there (it was sugar for me). Cut it out for a week then a the next thing the next week and so on.
- Meal plan like it’s you job: You have to prepare if you want to stay clean. It’s been said that failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Have a plan or you will end up in a drive thru picking up dinner.
- Shop the perimeter of the store: most grocery stores are set up with dairy, meats and produce on the perimeter of the store.
- Meal Prep: Meal prepping will save you! You will never find yourself without food. I can not tell you how important it is to meal prep. The first few weeks may be challenging but you will get into a rhythm that works for you. It does not have to be complicated. You can make simple, clean meals quickly. I will write a separate post about meal prepping to give you a boost.
Clean eating has worked for me in my life, I eat clean about 80% of the time. It’s very challenging to stay clean 100% of the time. Find a happy medium. Good luck as you embark on your healthy eating journey. You can rock this eating lifestyle, find support from family, friends and online communities. Happy, clean eating!