Clean eating is not the newest fad diet. It is a way of living that focuses on eating the right kinds of foods for fuel.
What do you eat on a clean diet?
Clean eating should be called simple eating. Whole foods are the name of the game. Get back to the basics with unprocessed fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. When you look at a food label, you should recognize the number of limited ingredients it contains. If you can’t identify or pronounce the items on that label or the brand has ten plus ingredients, most likely, that food item is not clean. It would be best if you tried to eat foods that are as close as possible to their natural state. An example of this is oranges over orange juice, fresh turkey breast over deli meat, and vegetables over veggie chips. Foods with added fat, sugar, or salt are a no-fly zone.
Is clean eating healthy?
Clean eating does not involve cutting calories or restricting oneself. Instead, clean eating principles are meant to fill oneself regularly with real, plant-based foods, balanced with lean proteins and complex carbs. Researchers reveal that plant-based eating styles focused on whole foods help lower your risk of colon and breast cancers, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, heart disease, and digestive disease.
How clean eating can help your Pilates workout?
Complex carbs, lean proteins, and good fats sustain energy better than processed foods. Foods with these nutrients help fuel your body with the energy you need to excel in your Pilates practice. Working out creates tears in your muscle fibers. You get stronger via the rebuilding process your body naturally engages in using nutrients from the food you consume. Clean foods have high nutrient content and help to maximize the health benefits you receive from practicing Pilates.