In today’s world there are so many different diets and weight loss theories that it becomes difficult to decipher which is the best, and more importantly, which is the best for YOU?
With so many options and so many different “fitness personalities and health guru’s” claiming their way is the best way, this can get very confusing. Yes, all of the above ways of eating might work for each individual who is promoting it; however, how do YOU choose what is the best form of eating for YOU???
If you are looking to live a healthier lifestyle, something you can stick to long-term, something that is simple to follow, and something to get you started on your weight loss and/or fitness journey – I suggest you stick to straight up clean eating.
(KISS = Keep It Simple Stupid)
It’s very difficult to go from zero to one hundred in a new eating and exercise regimen. I am a firm believer that all changes should be small and gradual in order to avoid feeling overwhelmed and be able to stick to your plan long-term. That’s the kicker right there….. long-term! There are no quick fixes! If you are taking part in an eating or “dieting” (I hate that word!) regimen that has you dropping “20lbs in just 2 short weeks” it means you either drastically limiting your calories or exercising for hours and hours per day. This is not realistic and might work for a few weeks, but is not sustainable long-term.; therefore, the question is, what happens after those 2 weeks? Now What? How do we eat or exercise after that??
Again, to each their own and everyone is different. I can only explain what has worked best for me and 100’s of my clients how have found a healthy balance between clean eating, exercise, and enjoying life (good food, drinks, and doughnuts) once and a while.
Definition (as per Wikipedia) -Clean eating is the belief that there are health benefits from eating whole foods in their most natural state and avoiding processed foods such as refined sugar. Variations of clean eating diets may also exclude gluten, grains, and dairy products and advocate the consumption of raw food.
I would have to agree with this completely. The idea of clean eating is not a difficult science, basically eat more whole foods and eat less processed foods. Whole foods are those closest to their most natural state (ie. fruit, lean meats, fish, vegetables etc.) and should be enjoyed as often as possible for meals and snacks. Processed foods are things that come in a box and have long ingredient lists of things which you can pronounce. The more chemicals and the further from the natural state, the worse the food is for you. Simple as that. Not rocket science right??
We can all do it, it’s just a matter of putting in the effort and making healthier choices when you can. 80% healthy leave 20% to enjoy all those “bad for you” processed and fried foods we all love so much. It’s all about healthy balance, not depriving yourself of these foods will help you stick to clean eating long-term.
Nothing happens overnight, don’t expect results in one week! This is a lifestyle change that you can stick to long term. If done correctly you, this is something you should be able to stick to long-term through healthy balance. This is when you will continue to see long-term results week after week, instead of a drastic weight loss and then gain it all back!
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