Thursday, November 14, 2013

What can it do for me??? Benefits of Clean Eating

We live in a world of food, drive thru windows, microwave dinners. It seems as though we are too busy to actually take the time to even think about what we are putting into our body, let alone to make a home cooked, healthy meal.

Healthy eating isn't something that's part of our routine or lifestyle, it just isn't a priority. We would much prefer to eat what we want, pack on the pounds, then go on a fad diet and join a gym to try to obtain the health and weight loss goals that we strive want so badly.  Some people aren't realizing that weight loss is 70% diet, 30% exercise. Whatever you eat in private, you wear it in public! Clean eating and working out regularly has certainly helped me to achieve the results that I was looking for post-baby.

What ARE the benefits of clean eating?

Lose weight and maintain a healthy weight

- Ideal weights are achieved, not by rigorous hours at the gym, but through a diet high in vegetables, fruits, lean meats, and whole grains. You can lose as much as 20 lbs after several weeks of following a healthy diet.

Feel better

-Bottom just FEEL BETTER! Your energy levels will skyrocket, your skin, hair and nails will look and behave so much better, and you will think more clearly.

Sleep better

-Eating healthy foods will also calm your nervous system and trigger a sleep-inducing hormonal response which helps you rest better at night. Getting between 7-9 hours of sleep gives your body time to establish muscle memory from a workout or project, build and repair muscle, sharpens your focus, reduces reaction time, and greatly increases energy levels upon waking.

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