As you go about your quest to shed excess body weight, one concept that you may have heard time and time again is ‘clean eating’. Clean eating confuses many people as they aren’t quite sure what this means and how it applies to them.
Despite what the name suggests, clean eating doesn’t refer to making sure your food is properly washed before consumption. While that is the blatant definition you may think it should mean, there’s more to it than this.
Let’s have a closer look at what clean eating is and why you should be considering.
What Is Clean Eating
First let’s talk a little bit about what clean eating is. Clean eating basically means eating foods in their most natural state as possible.
If you walk through the grocery store during today’s times, you are met with hundreds if not thousands, of different food products to choose from.
And, if you pick one up, you’re most likely to find an ingredient list for that food that’s longer than your Monday to-do list when you arrive at work.
It can be dizzying to try and read through these ingredients – not to mention some may even require a PhD in chemistry to understand.
When reading this ingredient list, you need to ask yourself, does this food sound like something designed to go into my body?
That’s the problem with so many diets that people follow today. They still are consuming foods that are entirely man-made and not natural for our digestive systems to process.
If you put these ‘dirty’ foods into your body, it’s going to place that much additional stress and strain on the digestive organs, leaving you feeling bloated, nauseated, uncomfortable, and often quite ill depending on the food that you are eating.
Clearly this is not a good practice if you want to sustain as best health as possible.
Clean eating then removes these foods from the diet. It focuses on having you eat foods that are in their wholesome state and that are going to be far easier for the body to digest and break down – and put to good use.
Who Should Be Considering Clean Eating
So who should be eating clean? Is this a concept that only dieters need to be concerned with?
In a word, most definitely not.
Absolutely everyone will benefit from clean eating with their diet plan. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to lose weight, build muscle, improve your sports performance, reduce disease risk (these people will actually benefit most!), or just look and feel great on a day to day basis.
Clean eating should be a requirement for everyone, but sadly, it’s up to you to put it into action and most people don’t make the commitment to do so.
Instead, they stay hooked on foods that are just not serving them well because they taste good.
But what’s even more important to consider is that once you get started with clean eating, you’ll find you find a newfound taste for foods in their natural state. Soon you won’t want the foods you used to eat as they’ll just be too chemical-tasting for you or much too sweet.
So give clean eating a try. Right from day one you will notice positive benefits in the way you’re feeling.