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The Seven Main Problems With Junk Food

The Seven Main Problems With Junk Food

(adapted from Montiero, et al, 2012) I’ve been talking a lot lately about clean eating and whole foods and the health benefits of both.  In case you aren’t totally convinced about the benefits of this way of eating I’d like to do a review of why we should ”Ditch the Junk Food”. There are seven main problems that junk foods bring into our lives that whole foods don’t: 1. Nutritionally imbalanced. Junk foods contain too much fat, sugar and/or...

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3 Great Reasons To Start Eating Clean

3 Great Reasons To Start Eating Clean

Giving up your favorite junk food isn’t easy. Who doesn’t love pizza, cake and ice cream? Sometimes we all need a little extra motivation to make the switch to eating clean. Here are three good reasons why you should give it a try. You Feel Better And Have More Energy Clean eating is all about eating real, un-processed foods that are good for you and your body. It’s not easy, but the results will be almost immediate. You’ll start to feel better...

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Why Everyone Should Meal Prep

Why Everyone Should Meal Prep

One of the tips you will be given often when you look up clean eating diets is that you should meal prep. The reason this is so effective is because it is more convenient and ends up saving time, plus it really gets ahead of those temptations you might have. Here are some of the top benefits of meal prepping and planning on the clean eating diet. You Can Avoid Unnecessary Snacking The first reason you should consider meal prepping is so you can...

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Meal Ideas for Your First Week for Clean Eating

Meal Ideas for Your First Week for Clean Eating

As you go through your clean eating journey, you will begin adding more meals and snacks to the mix, but don’t make it difficult in the beginning. If you want to be successful and live a cleaner lifestyle, then it should start simple. Here are some meal ideas when you are just starting out with clean eating. Components for a Balanced Clean Meal Before getting into the meal ideas, it helps to know what to include in each of your meals and...

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