The Basic Concept Behind Clean Eating

pork-loin-minClean eating is a simple, inexpensive way to eat healthy. Because it’s good for the body and easy to do, the popularity of this eating plan continues to rise. The basic concept behind clean eating is based on guidelines that anyone can adhere to.

You start by making sure that the foods you have for your snacks and all of your meals are natural ones. You would pick food items that are as close to the way that they were made in nature over picking foods that are processed.

When foods are processed, you can usually tell by the packaging. These items will usually be in cans or boxes. If it has an ingredient label with more than one or two items, then it’s usually processed.

To avoid processed foods, look for items that are found in your produce section such as leafy green vegetables and fruits. Non-processed foods are ones that are brought to the store in the same state in which they were grown.

They’re not put in cans or covered in preservatives or anything additional. When you’re following a clean eating plan, you’ll want to make sure your menus are based on unrefined foods.herbs-and-flavor-min

Refined foods are foods that have been changed from the way they were grown into something where the makeup of the original isn’t the same. For example, white rice was changed from its original state of brown rice.

You want your diet to be filled w
ith whole grains as much as possible. This means that you should eat things like brown rice or legumes. Some people are addicted to sugar but sugar isn’t good for you and when you’re on a clean eating plan, it’s best to avoid it.

New 90 Day Challenge Starts April 4th!

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The New Year’s fairy dust has completely settled and spring is here! Are you still committed to getting fit and healthy? If you need to hit the reset button, it’s the perfect time because we’re starting a new 90 Day Challenge on Monday, April 4th. This challenge will take you smack dab in the middle of summer, so now is the time if you’re ready to start thinking about beach weather and bikinis.

The Skinny Body Max 90 Day Challenge is sweet and simple: Commit to taking the all natural NEW Skinny Body Max every day consistently, as directed, for a full 90 days. We also recommend that you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine as well. I have some bonuses waiting for you that will help you with that stuff (see below)!...    [Read More]

Why Good Nutrition is so Important

The Importance Of Good Nutrition

nutritionYou need to consider whether the foods you eat are high in nutritional value. The reason is if you eat foods that are low in nutritional value your body will not function effectively and optimally. This has an adverse effect on all your body’s processes and can ultimately lead to you gaining weight.  For example, if you become deficient in the nutrients that support healthy digestion your body will not be as efficient at breaking down the foods you eat and as a result you will gain weight.

An Introduction To The Nutrients

The nutrients are quite simply substances that provide nourishment. They can be broken down into 3 main categories:

1) The Macronutrients: These are the 3 main nutrients your body needs to survive. They are the main source of calories in the human diet and are required in relatively large amounts.

Setting Intentions Before Beginning Your Weight Loss Journey

Setting Intentions Before Beginning Your Weight Loss Journey

Have you ever started something new in life, only to find that you never had any real intentions in the first place? Sometimes we add things to our already-busy schedules because we feel like we have to. This often happens with weight loss programs, as many people feel that they have to start a new program for the New Year. It doesn’t take long before people are comparing numbers and success stories, and you’re left feeling like you’re lagging far behind.

The best weight loss program is one that is fun, enjoyable and motivating, as this is what will keep you going strong. To achieve this goal, you’ll want to set your intentions beforehand. Be honest with yourself and consider what’s important to you. Instead of just saying that you want to lose weight, think of the specific factors that will make a difference in your life. Maybe you want to be able to participate in a marathon or hike a particular trail with a friend. Perhaps you want to take part in professional surfing lessons or join a kickboxing class. These are all intentions that will keep you fighting for progress.

For some, their intentions are more serious and focus on health-related factors. As we get older and our metabolisms slow, people are often faced with health conditions that are a direct result of not eating right and lack of exercise over the years. Your weight loss program may have intentions to lower your cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart attack. By defining your intentions early on, you’ll have more to work toward than just the same old adage of, “I want to lose weight”.

How To Develop A Positive Weight Loss Mindset

Developing a positive mindset for your weight loss journey is a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. It greatly improves the chances of embracing the positive habits you plan to acquire and that the weight you lose stays off for good. But how do you do this? In this post, I’m going to break down 5 of the most effective strategies for developing a positive weight loss mindset. Leave me a comment after you’ve devoured them and let me know what you think, ok?

1 – Believe In Yourself

Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you cannot — you’re right.” I heard this about 10 years ago and it floored me. You are so much more powerful than you give yourself  credit for! Your mind controls your reality to such a degree that many people simply do not realize how much control they have over it. It’s true! If you doubt yourself, it depletes your energy and the lack of belief in yourself usually ends in a self sabotage of some kind. Don’t do that. I know you’ve probably tried so many things already but you have to trust yourself and know that the right strategy will work for you when you fully commit to it. I think that time is now.