When we focus on eating clean, often we start with eliminating all the foods we love that we know are unhealthy for us! And this is not only challenging to start, but it's also impossible to maintain because we begin feeling deprived. And if we aren't getting the results we desire, we then become frustrated and resentful, which can lead us off track and right back to our old habits.
So how do we learn to eat clean AND enjoy it?
Here are my top 3 tips to help you get started and continue training to honor God:
2. UNDERSTAND why these foods are unhealthy for you.
The better you understand the effects of unhealthy foods on your body, the more your perspective of this food will change. For example, knowing that foods with more than 5-7 ingredients indicates it is highly processed. And highly processed foods cause and increase inflammation in your body, which inhibits your body's ability to burn fat as energy. This understanding will empower you to say 'no' to these unhealthy foods and opt for a more natural and less processed food choice.
3. REPLACE unhealthy foods with more natural & healthier options.
We can't just eliminate the unhealthy foods from our eating plan; we must also learn to REPLACE those with better alternatives to help us transition to a better and healthier lifestyle!
Try these simple yet satisfying swaps to help you eat clean & enjoy it!
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