The top 3 goals I hear most often from my clients are: feeling better, losing weight, having more energy.
If you felt better, had more energy and reached your ideal weight, you would probably feel more amazing, right?
I have put this series (see past posts) together to address all 3 of these issues with super simple tips you can implement right away.
Week one’s focus was on the importance of getting enough sleep. Week two, we looked at ways to save time, money and calories. Week three, we looked at a common mistake we all make – skipping meals. Week four, we looked at how stress can affect your weight. Week five we looked how to slow down when eating to improve digestion and aid weight loss. This week we will look at “Real Clean Foods”.
Are you getting enough of these?
What is real clean food? It is food that is unprocessed or minimally processed. It is food we consume in its most natural state or as close to it as possible. If you are not sure, ask yourself, is this something I would find in nature, on a tree, in farm? Ask yourself: would your grandmother recognize this as a food?
Processed foods come in packages with long labels that keep you guessing the ingredients. They leave you feeling hungry again a short time after your meal. That is because the processing leaves them lacking in nutrients your body needs for optimal functioning.
Real clean food comes packaged with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients our bodies need to thrive. It is food our body is able to utilize as fuel, to function, to have energy. It is food that is chock-full of nutrients that leaves you satiated, reduces your cravings, gives you energy, improves your mood and supports you to shed unwanted weight.
Real Clean Foods are:
- Animal protein (from grass-fed cows)
Wondering where to start?
Most people don’t get nearly enough vegetables in their diet, so maybe that’s a good place to start.This week, prepare a box of pre-washed greens and cut ve ggies in your fridge and bring it out every time you have a meal.
As a health coach, I support individuals and groups to integrate cleaner whole foods into their meals and adopt healthier habits. In simple steps we make long-lasting changes to better health. If you’ve been wanting to do this for a while, are not sure where to start, and want to do it with a partner, then let’s have a free chat about your health.
Disclaimer: My recipes and suggestions are what have served me well and made me feel my best. This information is for general purposes only. It is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical conditions. You should seek the care of your doctor before starting a new exercise routine or before changing other dietary or lifestyle habits. A health coach is not a licensed nutritionist, registered dietician or medical professional.