It’s been some time since I started my clean eating journey, it was hard at the beginning but it got easier, there is more than one reason to start eating clean, some do it to lose weight or become healthier not to mention the finance benefits.
I did face a lot of challenges one of them is to start cooking, honestly I wasn’t the greatest at cooking I never did it before and it did seams like a lot of work! But I was blessed to have a great family and friends who supported me through this.
From my little experience the first roll about cooking if your a beginner is always follow the recipe to the word, start by doing easy things, if you don’t have the time cook everyday do food prep for the week or more, it’s a great way to get on the right track.
It’s been almost 2 years and am feeling amazing, lots of energy, overall healthier.
It felt amazing being able to make good food for family I have a small family, it’s just me and my husband and our little toddler.
Let me explain to you what is eating clean?
it’s eating neutral Whole Foods, foods that haven’t been tampered with, in the lab or the manufacturing.
Avoid processed foods, processed foods are any food that has a label A label means that more than one ingredient was used to make that food. You don’t have to eliminate all processed foods (like whole grain pasta or natural cheeses), but if you can’t pronounce an ingredient on a label, don’t put that food in your shopping basket.
I try my best following that in my everyday life almost 95% of the time, if your just starting you don’t have to be harsh in your self! start gradually that’s what I did! I start with elements the things I won’t notice when it’s gone or I don’t use in a regular basis, and I replace it with healthier virgin.
I do love vegetables a lot even when I use to eat unhealthy, and the thought of becoming vegetarian cross my mind once of twice, but I didn’t know the first thing about becoming vegetarian, and it dose seems hard.
There is some great YouTube channel all about eating clean and healthy, they did help me a lot when I first started, there is 3 YouTube channel that I personally find truly helpful.
First mind over munch
it’s not just about eating clean, there is a lot about food prep information about products and some cool things like bento box 🍱 some nice snacks and sweets she’s a really fun person.
Second the domistic geeks
My first time making granola par was her recipe yes granola par and it’s so simple you wouldn’t believe it, I enjoy her videos she have some stuff about organizing cleaning and a lot of other tips.
The third YouTube channel I start following recently (fit couple cooks)
They helped me a lot with food prep and quick recipes they are amazing.
I did some reading about eating there is a lot of books and articles as well, I’ll talk about my top 3 books.
first thing I read was eating clean for dummies
This book is the main guide at all time, it’s simple, easy and to the point.
Second book I recommend for you eat clean stay lean
This is a very amazing book with lots of great recipes and easy cooking.
The third book it my personal favorite, it’s my to go book at all time!
This book offer a choice of delicious recipes.
This is some of the things I read and some of the YouTube channels I follow am sure there is 💯 more and more, find your best fit, and never stop believing in your self! If I can do it you can.