HOW TO EAT CLEAN

What is ‘clean eating’?

‘Clean eating’ refers to the practice of consuming unrefined foods, thus avoiding simple or processed sugars, and basing your diet on whole foods. But clean eating is not just about weight loss. Clearing your diet of all things toxic can support proper nutrition, remove bad toxins and fuel your body with the energy it needs to live a healthier lifestyle. It is not about restricting your diet- simply just making healthier choices. We like to look at a ‘clean eating diet plan’ as more of a lifestyle choice- therefore we are not talking about restrictive dieting. 

clean eating

How can a clean eating diet help you stay healthy?

The saying ‘you are what you eat’ really does apply. If you are constantly feeding your body junk food, your body is effectively just full of rubbish. Fuelling your body with healthy whole foods can help regain and maintain optimum health and help lead an all round well-balanced lifestyle. It can improve the functioning of your immune system, gut health and cognitive function.

Top 5 reasons to eat whole foods:

Clean eating principles

Eating clean does not mean only eating fruit and vegetables and never enjoying a bar of chocolate. It is simply tailoring your diet to nourish your body in the best way possible, and finding the right balance for you as an individual. The main factor to focus on is cutting out as much of the junk food and refined sugar foods as possible as these types of foods add no nutritional value to your diet whatsoever. The key points to nourishing your body with healthy foods are as follows:

Top tip for clean eating:

When you are doing your weekly food shop, check the labels of what you’re buying to confirm that you know exactly what you are going to be cooking later that night. The list of the ingredients in the food product should be short, readable and recognizable with no artificial flavours or additives. For additional flavours and health benefits add spices and herbs to your homemade dinners- rosemary, thyme, turmeric, chilli and paprika are all amazing for your health!

 Clean eating diet plan

 We have put together an example of some healthy food choices that will give you an idea of the best types of food choices to make. Healthy and intuitive food choices will enhance your energy levels and productivity levels, helping you get the most out of your day- eat good, look good, feel good!    

Breakfast ideas

Lunch/ dinner ideas

Snacks

– Probiotic yoghurt, raw nuts, fruit, raw vegetables, dark chocolate, trail mixes, protein bars.

Also see our blog post where we talk about the best pre and post workout foods.