While the term itself has left dieticians and consumers alike confused about what it really means, “clean eating” generally refers to a diet that’s more on eating fresh fruits and vegetables, and less on processed foods and meats.
It’s from this that different interpretations start to take off, such as Paleo, dairy-free, or even complete vegan, which allows for absolutely no animal products of any kind. But whatever your way of getting there, here’s why you should make the change and start eating clean:
1. Fruits and vegetables are naturally cleansing
It should come off as no surprise that fruits and vegetables can be cleansing in how they help eliminate the stored fat and toxins in your body and provide the nutrients your body needs to perform its various everyday functions.
2. You get to lose the weight – minus the exercise
Exercise is a great habit to adopt, but it’s by no means the only way for you to lose that extra weight. In fact, even without the workout, you can still shed those pounds just by ditching that sugar and switching to a high-fiber diet loaded with vitamins and minerals.
3. You’ll enjoy your food a lot more
You’ll end up learning a lot of things when switching to a diet of fruits and vegetables: cooking and food preparation, and actually enjoying every meal.
Aside from eating more fruits and vegetables, eating clean is also all about eating with purpose and savoring every bite. This lets you actually take the time to taste everything you put in your mouth, and lets you form a better relationship with your food.
4. It makes you feel more energetic
Your digestive system has to break down what you consume into nutrients and energy, but when you don’t get the right food, your body’s stores will deplete quickly and you end up feeling exhausted more often. This also results in poor hormonal health and brain fog.
But the good news is that you can avoid brain fog, regain that focus, and start feeling livelier by making the right dietary choices – and that means eating clean.
5. You manage your meals more easily
Have a busy schedule that tires you at the end of the day? Don’t want to think about the next meals you need to prepare? Constantly worried about what you shouldn’t eat all day?
When you’re eating clean, you don’t need to. Vegetable dishes can be easy to prepare in advance, and because they don’t have to take up a lot of time or ingredients, it only means less stress for you. You can even meal-prep for up to a month in advance!
With a hassle-free lifestyle, you can renew your relationship with food and even feel better eating all day.