Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Clean Eating is the New Dieting

Inspired by my conversations with clients today I thought I would address the "Dieting" issue. There are so many do's and dont's out there and so many myths to debunk. So, let's dive in and discuss how 90% of people fail at diets but the majority of people succeed at "clean eating"

First off what is clean eating? Clean eating is supplying your body with the nutrients it needs, while trying to eat more healthy foods such as; fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains.

Isn't that a diet? Well, according to the Websters dictionary a diet is, "a regiment of eating and drinking sparingly so as to reduce one's weight". I do not know about you but that sounds pretty crappy and I wouldn't want to follow something like that!

Which one sounds better to you Clean eating or Dieting?

To further illustrate my point that dieting sucks, let's look at how to eat clean and how you benefit from it.

Include the following items in your meal plan:
fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, low-fat dairy products, protein and whole grains/complex carbohydrates

Foods to avoid:
Processed foods, refined foods, package snacks, candies, pastries, white bread and pasta, saturated fats, trans fats, and sugary soda's and juices

Follow these tips when constructing your menu:
1. Eat 5-6 times a day. Mixing 3 to 4 meals with 2 to 3 healthy snacks
2. Try to eat every 3-5 hours, unless you really are not hungry
3. Try to pair a source of protein with a carb source. This will help you digest your food more slowly giving you a satisfied feeling for longer.

Benefits of Clean Eating:
more energy, clearer skin and shinier, healthier hair, increased mental well being, better sleep and of course weight loss!

As you can see doesn't clean eating look more appealing then a diet of regimented foods and water taking in sparing to lose weight!

Now don't forget to exercise to increase weight loss and overall health!

Don't know what to do to get started with your clean eating plan? Check out www.MorganPersonalTraining.com for your expert "Clean Eating" Coach!

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