As I swap those leftover Christmas treats for veggies and fruits, a lot of people might be asking Why?
A simple answer would be: I feel like I was constantly shoveling food into my face for the past 3 weeks, and now I want to cleanse my body. Maybe there are a few more answers that can be explored.
Why are you changing the way you eat?
Personally, to feel better. I was eating bags of trail mix in less than 7 days. I’m talking big bags. As well as cookies and chocolates by the handful in short amounts of time and I felt awful. My face would break out with how much processed foods and sugars I was taking in. I want to stop feeling disgusting when I wake up and as superficial as it may sound…I reallly want to love myself when I wake up.
How are you changing the way you eat?
I’m cutting out processed sugars and foods and switching over to natural sugars like fruits and veggies. No more reeses peanut butter cups and pizza for me.
What does clean eating mean?
Clean eating means no processed foods, things that aren’t from nature. The only processed food I’ll be putting into my body is processed by the sun
While these three questions might even be ones you hear, here’s one that I’ve heard already.
Why are you dieting? You don’t need to go on a diet.
It’s not really a diet, more of a lifestyle change. I want to have more energy that lasts throughout the day as opposed to being tired at one in the afternoon. I don’t have the metabolism of a skinny 8 year old anymore, I have to help my body be in shape nobody else is going to do it for me.
Another question you or someone you know, might have about changing to a new diet plan is how.
How are you going to change your eating?
Firstly, by researching. Being on the internet seems natural to me and why not use it to help me sift out what foods I should and should not eat. Here are some tips I’ve read so far!
- Clear your kitchen: This will help you not eat those processed foods. I know, I have to go to my dorm room and clear that out. Here’s hoping my neighbors will be happy with free food.
- Plan: So far this is the most fun, at least for me, having a meal plan throughout the week is a good idea to know what you need to get at the grocery store for the week coming up.
While eating clean or healthier may not be for everyone, I hope that you can still enjoy some of the recipes that I’ve got coming up for you! I’ve even discovered some sweeter clean-eating treats as well that I really want to try out! Have you done clean eating before or are you doing it now?