Clean eating is supposed to benefit
the body by aiding fat loss and weight loss, increasing energy levels,
increasing mental well-being and improving skin clarity, hair strength and
How It Works
Clean eating is more of a lifestyle than just a short-term diet. The main
premise is that "clean" food is whole, unrefined food without
additives or preservatives, artificial flavoring, artificial coloring and sugar
substitutes. Nothing is off-limits as long as it's made of pure, unadulterated
Those who practice clean eating
focus on choosing foods with less than four to six ingredients, all of which
should be easily recognizable—nothing you can't pronounce. It also usually
involves exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water, and ensuring proper
nutrition through supplements.
How Easy Is
It takes getting used to, but once your taste
buds have gotten accustomed to natural foods and you're familiar with reading
labels in the grocery store, it's not very hard to stick to a meal plan that
revolves around whole ingredients.
Health Pros & Cons
The downside of clean eating is that more work
needs to go into preparing the foods, because you won't be able to pick up
prepackaged meals. People often get around this by buying frozen fruits and
vegetables to speed up the meal prep.
Many clean eaters are also somewhat flexible
about "cheating," meaning they don't beat themselves up over the
occasional slip-up, like a glass of red wine or a piece of dark chocolate. This
makes the diet easier to sustain and can be very successful
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