How To Eat Clean: Eat Lots Of Plants - Eat food that is straight from nature. Eat mostly foods that are off a tree, bush, plant or vine, and you've pretty much got it covered. The idea is to stay away from anything that humans (food corporations) have altered in any way. Include Meats -
Eat meats that are whole and straight from the butcher. Don't buy pre-packaged meat products because you never know what's in them, hence the whole pink slime fiasco. You would never want your future in jeopardy would you? It's always great to have a good plan for the future, regardless of how small the scale is. When possible, buy whole meats and grind them yourself.You'd be surprised what's in ground turkey meat! You can also select a few turkey breasts and ask that the butchergrind them for you. Many butchers are more than willingto accommodate. Make sure the meat you eat is lean in fat.
Enjoy Grains - Eat grains that are still complete and haven't been broken down into "glue". Stick to brown rice, whole wheat and other whole grains. Stay way from white rice, white pasta and white breads. Read Labels- I don't know how many breads I've picked up at the store that say they are whole grain. But when I take a look at the ingredient list, white flour is the second ingredient after whole wheat flour! Anything that ends in "ose" is probably sugar in disguise (sucrose, dextrose, fructose etc) also watch out for evaporated cane juice, brown sugar, molasses, etc. Eat Fewer Ingredients. Try not to purchase foods that have more than 3-6 ingredients in the ingredient list. And be sure you recognize each and every ingredient. If you find a "mystery ingredient" such as "spices", contact the company! Ask them what they consider to be spices. If it's anything other than honest- to-goodness herbs and spices, avoid it! And remember, if you can't pronounce it, it probably shouldn't go into your body. Eat 5-6 small meals per day. This may seem like a lot at first. But remember, you are eating smaller portions. If you really have a hard time with this, prepare your regular three meals and a snack for the day, and divide lunch and dinner in half. You've instantly got 6 small meals!