Admittedly, many of us have been on diets and spent hours at the gym in an effort to lose weight. And many of us have also wondered why it remains so hard to achieve the body we want when we are exercising so much! That is where changing your lifestyle and your understanding of food comes into play. So many diets focus on calorie counting, 99% fat-free marketing, minimising portions etc., etc. But the truth to realising the body you deserve, is all understanding how your body works in breaking down food, and how food can actually energise and recharge our bodies to maximum health.
Eating clean is based on the fundamental principles of eating healthy, nutritious, whole foods that have been unprocessed, unrefined, and contain none of the artificial chemicals that slow down the functioning of our bodies . Have you ever wondered why you still feel sluggish after snacking on 99% fat-free yoghurt in the afternoon? It is supposed to be healthy right? This sluggishness is most likely due to the high content of processed sugar and/or preservatives hidden in the ingredients list. Clean eating is about eliminating these ‘unreal’ additives, and focusing on fuelling our bodies with food in its original state. Feed your body with bad food and you will most likely feel sluggish, get sick often and easily, and not have the energy and steam to work out for long. You may also find it hard to concentrate properly, and even be affected in your memory, mood, skin, hair and nails. If you fuel your body with fresh, healthy, clean foods that are a great mix of quality protein and complex carbohydrates, you will feel the difference & see the difference! You will notice it with your weight, your skin, your breath, your hair and nails, and especially in how much energy you have on a day-to-day basis!