Eating clean is staying away from processed foods. It’s not buying canned foods or food that expires months away from the day you bought them. Natural food does not take three months to go old. It’s not eating out so much. It’s not eating greasy or fried food. It’s not about feeling guilty after you eat or being so full you can’t move.
It’s eating fruits and vegetables, a lot of them. It’s picking water over juice and soda. It’s eating small meals throughout the day instead of one big meal. It’s about eating foods that make you feel satisfied not over-the-top full. It’s including grains, wheats and nuts into your meals. It’s about being happy with your choices.
Eating clean is about making the right decisions when you eat. You can have a cheat day, but don’t make it habit. The good thing is that you can turn every unhealthy food into something healthy.
Don’t like regular water? Try fruit and vegetable infused water. It dresses up plain boring water and gives it natural flavor. This is a low-calorie, low-sugar and healthy drink. Before drinking, allow the water to absorb the fruit or vegetable for about two hours. Serve cold.
You can try:
Citrus, water and cucumber: 1 slice of lemon, 1 slice of lime, 1 slice of orange and 1 slice of cucumber
Orange, mint and water: 3 slices of oranges and 10 mint leaves
Watermelon and basil: 2 cups of cubed seedless watermelon and 10 basil leaves
Cucumber and melon: 1 sliced cucumber, 1/4 honeydew melon cubed and 1/4 cantaloupe cubed
These recipes, and more, can be found on http://gourmet.lovetoknow.com/Fresh_Fruit_Infused_Water.
Many fruits and vegetables can be infused with water: pineapples, strawberries, blueberries, mint leaves, mangos, lemons, limes, cucumbers. The possibilities are endless.