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Living a Clean Eating Life

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Clean eating means a lot of different things to many different people. Everyone has their own version of what should and shouldn’t be considered “clean” when it comes to food. At Mighty Great Fitness, we believe that clean eating is essential to maintain a healthy body and lose weight.

What clean eating means to you may be slightly different from what you’ll find in the tips and shopping list you see below. Take what works best for you and leave the rest. Always listen to your body and what it tells you. Your body knows best.

What is clean eating? Clean eating implores us only to eat foods that, by definition, are fresh, whole, and as close to nature as possible. Clean eating encourages us to eat food that is unprocessed, minimally refined, and able to distribute the best in nutrition.

Clean eating is all about eating a little more of this and less of that. It’s about making a conscious effort to pay attention to what you are putting in your body.

There are many benefits to clean eating besides losing weight and feeling better. Clean eating increases the number of plant compounds in our bodies which play a significant role in fighting symptoms associated with conditions like inflammation, menopause, arthritis, and even asthma. Studies show that it can also reduce certain cancers, heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions.

The best way to start a clean eating plan is to clean your kitchen and cupboards out of junk and processed foods. If you are not comfortable throwing them away, you can donate them to a local food bank. Below you will find a shopping list to help you on your way of clean eating.

Clean Eating Food List:

Whole Grains

Fats

Produce

Meats and Poultry

Grass fed, pasture raised, or organic meat is always best as it is devoid of antibiotics and growth hormones fed to traditionally farmed animals

Fish and Seafood

Dairy

Beans & Legumes

Dry beans are best, canned is okay as long as there is no added sugar or salt

Canned Items

Look for cans that are BPA free

Should have the “Non-GMO Project Verified” Seal

Sweeteners

Condiments and Spices

Packaged and Snack Foods

Should have the “Non-GMO Project Verified” Seal

There are many healthy snack choices that are made with whole food, check labels

Beverages

Listen to your body and dont put anything inside that is bad for you to ingest.

Don’t Buy List:

Make sure to listen to your body because you only get one. Treat it right.

Disclaimer: This publication is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Medical advice should always be obtained from a qualified medical professional for any health conditions or symptoms associated with them.

Amanda Jordan
Author/Weight Loss Coach

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