Eating Clean? What Is That?

Eating clean is a buzzword that's out there in the fitness industry. Rest assured that it is nothing new and different people define it in different ways. Much of it is just common sense. Eating clean is basically a healthy way for you to reach your health and fitness goals.

Not surprising is that fresh vegetables (without the excess butter, sauces, etc.) are part of a eating clean diet. These will give you a good source of carbohydrates, fiber and natural sugars. The same can be said for eating fresh fruits. Canned fruits and fruit juices tend to contain high amounts of unwanted sugars, so limit these sources of fruits. Fruits will also help you to give up a love for sweets found in candy, cookies and sodas.

Also, try to eat water-rich foods such as grapes instead of calorie-dense foods like raisins. An ounce of grapes has about 60 calories less than an ounce of raisins. And, you will feel fuller for a longer period of time eating water-rich foods.

Any of this sound familiar? Basically, you want to eat foods in their natural state. So, an apple is more healthy than apple dessert. And, we could add foods like whole grains, nuts, brown rice, fish, lean meats, etc.

What's the point? Call it what you want. Clean eating, healthy eating, nutritional eating, etc. It comes down to setting nutrition goals to help you reach your fitness goals. You don't have to be a fanatic but eating the right kinds of foods will always work.

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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About Mark


Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.