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Eat healthyand clean!

Everyone loves food! That said, not everyone eats healthy or right. That’s One of the most important ways of eating healthy is not to jump on the next diet you see; rather, making a long-term commitment to a lifestyle that facilitates it. Wondering how you can do that? Here are nine tips to help:

Allow yourself to be on the journey

When you are a beginner, adopting new lifestyle changes and habits you have to give yourself a little space.

Healthy eating is not the same for everyone

You can eat healthy and be a vegan, you can be a vegetarian, you can be a meat-eater, you can be a weight-lifter… you can be whatever you want to be and eat six times in a day. In any case, you will notice that your lifestyle will affect the type of healthy diet you are eating. There is no hard and fast rule, we just have to eat real whole foods, unprocessed food, and foods in their natural state.

Cook more than you don’t

Cooking your own food is the easiest way to eat better, because you are in charge of all your ingredients. So you know what you are eating and what’s going in it. Just make as much as you want but be attentive while using ingredients.

Focus on quality over calories

When you are focused on counting calories you tend to get caught up in feelings of restriction.

What grows together goes together

When you buy foods that all are of the same season, they taste good together because mother nature has a nutritious pack ready for you. We never notice it, but things like berries and squash, cranberries and basil that are grown together, taste amazing together.

Avoid highly processed foods

Foods that have been processed a lot are not truly fresh. So, when you decide to eat clean and healthy, you must also decide to stay from highly processed foods.

Stock your pantry and freezer

Keeping some healthy staples in your pantry will be a huge help when time is not on your side. I love to have some healthy things in my pantry like stamens, soups, beans and olives. And in my freezer, you can also find frozen fruits and frozen vegetables.

Avoid artificial ingredients

These artificial ingredients are designed to bypass the logical part of your brain and trigger all pleasure points. As a result you want more and more. The result? A host of health problems and weight gain.