Clean Eating: Tips

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I hope that you’re enjoying this clean eating series. Today I would like to just give you a list of tips to think about while trying to incorporate clean eating into your life. Think of it as a condensed version of everything we’ve covered.

  1. Eat 5-6 small meals every day
  2. Eat every 2-3 hours
  3. 200-300 calories per meal
  4. Combine lean protein and complex carbs at every meal
  5. 5 servings of Fruits and Veggies per day
  6. Lots of lean proteins (especially plant-based: beans, legumes)
  7. Whole Grains
  8. Minimal refined soy and dairy
  9. Include fats: avocado, evoo, nuts
  10. Eat foods as close to nature as possible; the fewer ingredients, the better. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it in your mouth!
  11. Drink at least 2 liters, or 8 cups of water each day
  12. Never miss a meal, especially breakfast
  13. Carry a cooler loaded with Clean-Eating foods to get through the day
  14. Prepare your own meals
  15. Avoid all over-processed, refined foods, especially white flour and sugar
  16. Avoid saturated and trans fat
  17. Avoid sugar-loaded colas and juices
  18. Avoid alcohol-another form of sugar
  19. Avoid all calorie-dense foods containing no nutritional value
  20. Avoid refined and artificial sweteners
  21. Avoid chemically charged foods
  22. Avoid foods containg preservatives
  23. Depend on fresh fruits and vegetables for fiber, vitamins, and enzymes
  24. Stick to proper portion sizes – give up the super sizing
  25. If you eat out: ask how it’s prepared

This is a pretty extensive list, but I wanted to make sure that you had it all in one place, a place of reference.

Next I’m going to give you some ideas of what to eat and how to get your kids to eat better.

If you’ve missed one or more of my Clean Eating series, go here and you can find it all in one place. Clean Eating