Clean eating is about treating your body with love and respect.
In a nutshell, it means eating foods that most closely resemble their original state. Eating the way nature intended. Eating real clean food means you will never have to count calories, points, or anything else again. Such wonderful news, especially those struggling with their weight.
Cost is definitely one myth that seems to keep people away from embracing healthier food choices, but until you try it, you don’t really know. Are you using this as an “excuse”? You’ll soon realize that clean eating is an investment in your health and not an expense.
So many people discover that they end up spending less per week. One of the main reasons is because they prepare and eat more home cooked meals which are more satisfying and nutritious. Your body will love you back ten fold. Until we bring awareness to our habits we often don’t really know they exist.
A clean eating plan helps natural weight loss and your diet free healthy lifestyle.
When you eat clean food, your body will automatically start to shed any unwanted weight. If excess weight is not an issue for you, clean eating is still an excellent choice. You will start to feel better than ever before. Your hair and skin will improve, along with your energy levels, and improved sleep. We often associate any type of improved eating or eating plan with losing weight, but let’s not forget our health. They do go hand-in-hand.
Here are some easy ways to start incorporating more clean food into your daily life:
1. Know where you food is coming from – All the local produce I buy at Hawthorne Valley Farm states where it was grown. Either Hawthorne Valley Farm or the name and town of the local farm. I just love that! If it was grown organically 3000 miles away, it is still better to buy it from a local grower. Keep “farm to table” in mind in terms of how long it took to end up on your plate. I also get a share from my local CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) every other week starting around the end of May and going through to November. I thoroughly enjoy this too. It’s great to see so many families there with their children. A great gift to give a child is a love of healthy food, because it will keep them interested in being healthy.
2. Free-range and grass-fed meats and dairy – I am not a vegetarian but I have never really been a big meat eater either. However, I do enjoy having a small portion of meat with my meals. What has become very important to me is knowing where and how the animal was raised. I do not support factory farming. Animals should experience a happy life where they can roam around freely and enjoy the sunshine. Not all couped up where they don’t have room to even scratch their butt and where they experience such miserable conditions. Putting this on your radar will have a big impact on you and the environment. Start looking into where you can buy this from a local farmer.
3. Eat unrefined whole grains – In simple terms, cut out the white stuff! It’s not about giving up your favorites, but rather start switching over to the whole grain version. For example, if eating wholewheat pasta or rice pasta is a stretch for you initially, try doing half and half. Eventually you will love it just as much.
If you are not a fan of vegetables but want to get started, try this.
I read somewhere that if you eat food made by people who wear white coats, you will probably end up seeing people who wear white coats!
The more you embrace this, the healthier you will feel, and the excess weight will melt away! It will soon become a way of life.
Get your body and life back by eating clean. It’s that simple. This will help cut down the likelihood of developing a serious illness or disease.
Ellie Savoy is a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach and the author of the #1 international best selling book “Stop Dieting Start Living: 5 Foundations for Your Health to Permanently Lose Weight Without Dieting Starvation or Suffering in Silence”. She is also the founder of the Stop Dieting Start Living Weight Loss System. Her commonsense and step by step approach has literally transformed the way people look at their body, health and life. She spent over two decades under a great deal of stress. She lost sight of the importance of her health time and time again; gaining weight and yo-yo dieting to take care of it, skipping meals during the day, eating too late at night, and letting work dictate how all of her time was spent. Many people need a trigger for change in life and the first trigger for her was her mother’s passing in 2008. Then just 21 months later her father passed away. Not only was this a ton of grief to process, but it started her on a deeper exploration of what is really important in this life. The saying “you can’t take it with you when you die” really hit home. She had been living with so much stress striving for more and more losing sight of herself and her health. The final trigger was in 2011 when she was diagnosed with two uterine fibroids. The four options she was given were actually not options for her! Three involved surgery and the other one was to do nothing. This scared her into understanding what she needed to do to naturally heal her body and permanently end the yo-yo dieting dilemma. This was when she really embraced making healthy permanent lifestyle changes. Since then she has been enjoying living a diet free and healthy life, without aches and pains, medications and a bunch of rules! She hasn’t looked back since. Ellie’s approach is not just for yo-yo dieters or those wanting to lose weight – it’s for everyone who is concerned about what their future looks like and wants to take control of their health. She has helped women with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid imbalance, irritable bowel syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and a host of other symptoms. Ellie helps you to show up in your own life, stop making excuses, shift your mindset, have a plan and connect with the passion in your belly to live your best life. It’s a lot of fun!