How To: Clean Up Your Diet

You clean your bedroom, car, and kitchen. What about your diet? Cleaning up your diet is an important step in your health and fitness journey. It doesn’t cost a lot to clean up your diet – it can actually save you money and time in the long run.

Preparation is key. Take a moment at the beginning of your day or week to plan what you will consume so that you can avoid falling into the trap of stopping at a fast food joint last minute or consuming an unhealthy option. There are many more benefits than weight loss for eating clean, it can improve the quality of your life and keep your body disease free.

Eat Smaller Meals
Eat six small meals a day. Eating six small meals per day can help speed up your metabolism. 3 meals and 2 snacks are sufficient. For example, eat egg white with potatoes for breakfast. A snack can be a protein shake or a hard-boiled egg. Lunch can be an avocado with tofu or another lean protein source. Dinner can be salmon and asparagus.

Add Healthy Fats
Foods high in healthy fats are incredibly nutritious. Some examples of healthy fats to add to your diet: avocados, dark chocolate, nuts, extra virgin olive oil, nuts, and cheese.

Don’t Skip Breakfast
Research studies show that women are more likely to skip breakfast than men. Skipping breakfast can make you sluggish for your morning. You don’t need a huge breakfast, but a small simple dish will suffice.

Drink Water
Aim to drink 2 to 3 liters of water per day.

Avoid Fake Foods
Over processed foods that contain high amounts of chemicals and artificial sweeteners are detrimental for your health. Foods with preservatives have been linked to diseases. Calorie dense food with very little nutritional value are a sure way to destroy your diet.