The term “clean eating” has been popping up all over news outlets and personal blogs lately. People are adopting clean eating primarily to improve their overall health, yet for many there are additional benefits, such as weight loss and increased energy levels. Some people have even found results with eating clean that included regulating cholesterol levels, lowering blood sugar levels, improving complexion, and more.
Clean eating is the simple concept of consuming foods in their most natural state, when they contain the most nutrients.
Clean eating is not a diet. It is a lifestyle. As with most lifestyles, there are guidelines rather than hard and steady rules. And because of that, there are some different interpretations of clean eating and some different ways of adopting a clean eating lifestyle. (Follow along with fellow Babble blogger Andrea Howe’s journey to clean eating in her Gwyneth Made Me Do It column here.)
Some people may follow the guidelines to the letter, while others may shoot for overall consistency. Here are the guidelines to a clean living lifestyle:
If you practice a clean eating lifestyle, do you have anything to add to this list? How has adapting this lifestyle worked for you?
Pease note that this post is intended to share information and ideas, as well as to create conversation. Please consult a medical professional before making changes to your lifestyle.
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