If you are struggling with your weight or maybe trying to get this food thing down to clean eating here are a few tips on "how to eat clean for beginners".
Eating Clean For Beginners
1. Try cutting out anything that is white. (White rice, white bread, white pasta, etc.)
2. Eat whole grains, natural fats, whole fruits, and vegetables.
3. Eating clean has you filling your plate with 3 different colored fruits or vegetables combined. At least fill your plate with 60 percent fruit and/or vegetables.
4. Only eat a fist-sized portion for the main dish, for example, fish, meat or rice.
5. Eat good fats, carbs, and proteins, this includes fish, lean meats, nuts, and grains.
6. Do not mix your good food meals with trans-fats, processed or refined foods.
7. Eat food you understand the ingredients. There are so many ingredients that don't make sense to our bodies and are just chemicals we don't need.
8. Keep your meals nutritionally balanced and stay away from packaged foods that have long ingredients you don't understand. Boxed foods are usually located in the middle aisles of your grocery story. If you fill your cart in mostly the outside aisles, the food is real. (If a 5-year-old doesn't understand them, then your body won't either...)
9. Make sure you have at least 10 grams of a protein-rich snack or meal within an hour after your run or workout. This helps to heal active muscles and build them stronger.
10. Drink plenty of water throughout your day so your body can digest food easily. This is great for keeping your insides cleansed and functioning at it's best.
Why eat clean?
- You make it easier for your body to break down your foods and utilize the nutrients correctly for energy. The energy that you preciously need for running.
- When you eat a combination of chemicals, It has a much harder for your body to convert your meal for energy and break down the good foods you eat. This may be why sometimes a beginner runner or runner may have a difficult run.
- You want your body to burn your food efficiently. Some of what you eat will sit-on-the-back-burner (so to speak) and wait to be metabolized. If your system (liver) is overworked by having to figure out what to do with the fake food it will eventually store it as fat.
- If you eat clean, you will have a much easier time losing weight.
Please comment and let me know your experiences and if you've tried or not tried clean eating.