Here are 3 simple ways for you to start eating cleaner than you currently do. What is clean eating? See my post about it here! It’s eating foods without added preservatives, sugars, salt, etc. Very similar to whole foods 30, if you’ve heard of that movement. I challenge you that anytime you attempt to make a change, do it for at least a week straight before deciding on making it a permanent change. I’ve tried to change my bad habits before and I didn’t like it, so after a day I would make an excuse why I didn’t like the new change. Do it for at least a week before you decide!
- Limit your cereal intake. Most (not all) cereals are quite processed, many are not whole grain (although this has gotten much better) and most have added sugar and preservatives. I was a cereal junky. I get it. It’s easy and delicious, and if you don’t have time to make breakfast, it seems like the easiest choice. Try overnight oats with fruit & yogurt – just as easy and satisfying.
- Eat at least 3 servings of veggies a day. Make this your priority. If you are eating veggies before other snacks, they are filling you up and you’ll be less likely to reach for a non healthy snack.
- Look at the label. If the sodium % is in the double digits, and there is more than a few grams of sugar for a non-fruit item…and you don’t recognize most of the ingredients…look for a healthier option of the same food, or nix it altogether.
If you are looking for specific suggestions on ways to integrate healthier food options in your life, I’d love to give you some specific suggestions! Comment below!